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TOPIC: EQMOD Mount alignment with Kstars....

EQMOD Mount alignment with Kstars.... 6 months 3 days ago #22323

My remote observatory is about 400+ miles from my home, you need to master a few things "locally" first before you go remote ;)
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EQMOD Mount alignment with Kstars.... 6 months 3 days ago #22324

I published a video mostly about Ekos, but also contains a bit about alignment

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EQMOD Mount alignment with Kstars.... 6 months 2 days ago #22325

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Redo your parked setup as above and then “write data “. That’s it. It will return there next time you go to park
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EQMOD Mount alignment with Kstars.... 6 months 2 days ago #22326

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The park location got me as well, early on, and then when I reset everything, it got me again. Yes, all my fault, but maybe it should just return a message that says "park location has not been set" if the user has not written a park location and they click on the park button?
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EQMOD Mount alignment with Kstars.... 6 months 2 days ago #22327

Because it will use the "default location". Now it's in the right-click context menu, you'll set "Set as Park Location" .. so no need to manually go and click "write data"..etc anymore.
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EQMOD Mount alignment with Kstars.... 6 months 2 days ago #22328

Ok, all sorted and working now....
One thing still puzzles me a little, my problem was that because I had not set a new park position, it was following an old one from before I owned the mount, which I get, BUT why was that old park setting so far away from NCP and in a weird position....seems odd what it would have been set like that....is it something to do with moving the mount with clutches open...or does that not affect..?

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EQMOD Mount alignment with Kstars.... 5 months 1 week ago #22972

HI there!

Linking in to the "Park Position Problem"

I had a short cloudfree time today, so i tested my setup. Just the basic things. Wanted to try plate solving and focusing with my Canon DSLR and the 70-200 glass.

Then, when i was finished i wanted to test if the parking now works, because the last time i tryed, the mount wanted to do a almost full turn on both axis.
Funny that i found the new "set park position" by accident, but i immidiatly used it.
I took polaris as park position and used the new feature. And after clicking on "set as park location" i clicked on "park" but the same thing happened...
The mound wanted to go to some wierd position, though it allready was at my park position...
Maybe someone knows help...

CS
Niki

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EQMOD Mount alignment with Kstars.... 5 months 1 week ago #22973

I think your problem is choosing Polaris as your park position, you should level your mount, and set you park position manually, then switch on the mount and click the “set park position”, and then move to another part of the sky with the slew to option, then after that click park and it should go back to your manuallly set position...

If you chose Polaris in KStars and slew to that and use as park, it will end up in an unusual position...

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EQMOD Mount alignment with Kstars.... 5 months 1 week ago #22974

OK, i´ll try that asap, thanks!

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EQMOD Mount alignment with Kstars.... 5 months 1 week ago #22980

One "trick" you could is to start with the mount looking north toward NCP with the weights down. Then in INDI control panel --> EQMOD --> Site Manager --> Parking Options --> Default

Then --> Write Data

Then --> Park

Check your ~/.indi/ParkData.xml as well, it should list EQMod and parking status should be set to "true".
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Re:EQMOD Mount alignment with Kstars.... 5 months 1 week ago #23003

knro wrote: One "trick" you could is to start with the mount looking north toward NCP with the weights down. Then in INDI control panel --> EQMOD --> Site Manager --> Parking Options --> Default

Then --> Write Data

Then --> Park

Check your ~/.indi/ParkData.xml as well, it should list EQMod and parking status should be set to "true".


Thanks!

Parking works now. Had to do your Steps twice, but now it works perfect!

Niki


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Re:EQMOD Mount alignment with Kstars.... 5 months 1 week ago #23006

Yes, the secret is not to try and use Polaris as park, but just use a home position as stated...that was how I did mine but I know they have now added the option in the right click menu in KStars, I have not tried that option yet I have always used the “write data” command when set up in the home position..
Glad you got it sorted.. :)

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