Stephen thanked Derek in topic Capture & Solve -> Slew to Target... 3 hours 35 minutes ago
Derek thanked PaweĊ‚ in topic Capture & Solve -> Slew to Target... 14 hours 22 minutes ago
Derek replied to the topic 'Capture & Solve -> Slew to Target...' in the forum. 14 hours 46 minutes ago

FIY regarding the physical AUX port. I read somewhere that it needs a special cable and that if you make a mistake that you could cause damage to your computer that its plugged into or even the mount.
It is possible to send AUX commands to the mount through the handset and avoid this risk. That's what I'm doing in my system. The hand controller is not doing anything in this case, Its just a safer way to send aux commands to the motor controllers via a cable.
Derek

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Derek replied to the topic 'Re:Capture & Solve -> Slew to Target...' in the forum. 3 days ago

Maudy / Jochym, yes of course, I hope the code is some use..... Its here on github github.com/dokeeffe/auxremote

Probably needs a bit of explanation as to why I did things the way I did. Normally an indi driver talks directly to the hardware, however I have a java application sitting in the middle that talks to the mount over serial (AUX commands) and then provides a high level HTTP API. The INDI driver is just a bare-bones shell that talks to the java application using HTTP. I also have an angular javascript client in the works but thats low priority....
I did this because I have more experience with java (my full time job) and I wanted something ultra reliable and well tested. I think I have about 90% test coverage. The entire thing is working really well for me with the CPC1100 on a wedge. I can align the mount from a cold start (power on) park/unpark is much more reliable for me than the standard driver. I also exposed PEC functions.

Most of the core logic is in the MountService.java
github.com/dokeeffe/auxremote/blob/maste...nt/MountService.java
The bit that nudges the mount if the target is <1deg is the slew method line 120.

One really important thing I learned is make sure you enable cord wrap AFTER unparking the mount (setting tracking and doing a sync) Otherwise it looks like the cord wrap does not get enabled. I learned this when testing once and almost crashed the scope into the wedge!!

Derek

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Derek replied to the topic 'Capture & Solve -> Slew to Target...' in the forum. 4 days ago

AS a C11 user I think you may be asking too much of the CGEM.
I have a CPC1100 (fork mount) and I know what you mean about nudging the mount. I wrote a complete mount control system for my CPC1100 using the AUX protocol and an indi driver to communicate with this system. I implemented a 'nudge' goto when the target is less than a few arc min away. I dont think this feature can be easily added to the standard indi celestron driver unless the entire thing is re-written to use the AUX protocol.
Derek

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Derek replied to the topic 'Newbie Question File Locations' in the forum. 5 days ago

They wont be saved on the windows filesystem, they are saved inside the VM's filesystem. KDE linux as something that looks like windows-exporer. open that up inside the VM and you should see your files in your home dir under 'light'

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Derek created a new topic ' EKOS align module and the centre of frame' in the forum. 7 days ago

I've noticed something strange recently. When the align module completes after a few plate solve iterations, my target is not centered in the frame.
Its almost like the plate solver thinks the centre of the frame is offset quite a bit to the right.
Any idea what setting I've messed up to cause this?

I've attached a sample image from a couple of nights ago. The target star is the one circled middle right.
This has happened now for the last couple of nights and on all targets in my schedule.



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Derek thanked Khalid in topic Post your INDI Setup! 3 weeks ago
Derek replied to the topic 'Post your INDI Setup!' in the forum. 3 weeks ago

Might be worth a shot though. I also have a Celestron mount (CPC1100) and the slew-to-target align also takes a good few attempts and periodic error is terrible. Nevertheless I can guide to an RMS of about 1 to 1.5 arcsec using indi + OAG guiding through the handset.
Derek

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Derek replied to the topic 'Post your INDI Setup!' in the forum. 3 weeks ago

Nice setup. You can actually do autoguiding with that mount and INDI (no need for guide port). It guides through the handset. All you need is an OAG and a guide camera, :-)
Derek

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Derek thanked Jasem Mutlaq in topic Mount TrackXXX properties 3 weeks ago
Jasem Mutlaq thanked Derek in topic SQM-LU driver 4 weeks ago
Derek replied to the topic 'SQM-LU driver' in the forum. 4 weeks ago

For anyone following, I just raised a PR to add USB connectivity.
Feedback & testing welcome..
github.com/indilib/indi/pull/317

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Derek thanked Jasem Mutlaq in topic SQM-LU driver 1 month ago
Derek replied to the topic 'SQM-LU driver' in the forum. 1 month ago

Thanks Jasem,
I think I'm struggling with something more basic :-)
Like how to add the Serial class as well as having the TCP class in sqm.h...

namespace Connection
{
class TCP;
}

I'll hack around with it later and see how far I can get.

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Derek thanked Jasem Mutlaq in topic SQM-LU driver 1 month ago

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