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Glad to announce of release of INDI Library v1.7.4 on 2018-07-25. A few drivers were added in this release as we continue to improve & stabilize existing drivers.
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TOPIC: What is the disgned startup procedure?

What is the disgned startup procedure? 2 months 5 days ago #27418

So far I aligned my EQ6-R mount manually with the handset before switching to kstars, but I recon this is not the way to work properly.

When I setup my telescope it is obviously roughly pointing at Polaris and I would assumed doing an alignment with sync at the beginning would be fine, but Ekos says, Sync error.

So I wonder, what is the proper procedure to get going?

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Skywatcher Newton 200/1000 on EQ6-R
Skywatcher Mak 105/1300 on AZ GTi
StellarMate @ Raspberry Pi 3B+
ASI 290 MC guiding cam on APM 60 ImageMaster
Canon 7D DSLR or ASI 183 MC Pro

What is the disgned startup procedure? 2 months 5 days ago #27420

There isn't one really besides the mount being in the home position (i.e. roughly looking at polaris) in most of the cases. I haven't used hand-control in years. Usually, I'll slew to some bright stars, then focus, then run alignment and that's it.

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Jasem Mutlaq
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What is the disgned startup procedure? 2 months 5 days ago #27425

Ok, then I was not so way off the right solution. I will try next time.

I need to get a direct cable for the EQ6-R mount as well, so I don‘t have to set the handcontroller to PC direct mode.

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Skywatcher Newton 200/1000 on EQ6-R
Skywatcher Mak 105/1300 on AZ GTi
StellarMate @ Raspberry Pi 3B+
ASI 290 MC guiding cam on APM 60 ImageMaster
Canon 7D DSLR or ASI 183 MC Pro

What is the disgned startup procedure? 2 months 5 days ago #27437

I'd highly recommend that.. maybe the problems you've been experiencing are partly related to PC direct mode.

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Jasem Mutlaq
Support INDI & Ekos; Get StellarMate Astrophotography Gadget.
How to Submit Logs when you have problems?
Add your observatory info

What is the disgned startup procedure? 2 months 5 days ago #27439

I agree. I also ordered a Raspberry Pi and will move the indiserver there. Together with the G-Photo driver that should be way more stable.

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Skywatcher Newton 200/1000 on EQ6-R
Skywatcher Mak 105/1300 on AZ GTi
StellarMate @ Raspberry Pi 3B+
ASI 290 MC guiding cam on APM 60 ImageMaster
Canon 7D DSLR or ASI 183 MC Pro

What is the disgned startup procedure? 2 months 3 days ago #27468

I have one additional questions about the startup coordinates the telescope is pointing at.

When I startup the telescope for the first time in the night, it points roughly at Polaris. So do I set these coordinates as Parking position and Indi will overwrite the telescope's internal settings upon firing up like date and time?

When for some reasons (like my Canon freezes again) I need to restart INDI again in the same night, the telescope is pointing somewhere and I usually want to take the coordinates from the telescope and update INDI with it. How do I do that? Or is this done automatically?

Thanks in advance

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Skywatcher Newton 200/1000 on EQ6-R
Skywatcher Mak 105/1300 on AZ GTi
StellarMate @ Raspberry Pi 3B+
ASI 290 MC guiding cam on APM 60 ImageMaster
Canon 7D DSLR or ASI 183 MC Pro

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