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Stephen replied to the topic 'celestron_work branch testing' in the forum. 3 days ago

There is an unsync command ("u"), and backlash commands that I have been able to play with.

As soon as there are clear skies I will test this, report back, and the attempt a pull request to add the above too.

Thank you!

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Stephen replied to the topic 'celestron_work branch testing' in the forum. 7 days ago

I can start helping with this as soon as my mount returns. Can be next week.

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Stephen replied to the topic 'Indi on the rocks (a Rock64 to be exact)' in the forum. 1 week ago

Although not ideal, I have used this in the past for a headless pc and solving monitor issues.

www.amazon.ca/gp/aw/d/B00FLZXGJ6

Perhaps this can work if there is no other solution.

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Stephen replied to the topic 'Capture & Solve -> Slew to Target...' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

Ok, I will start reviewing your branch, compare the differences in the conversion to Jasem's classes, and then I will come back with questions :)

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Stephen replied to the topic 'Capture & Solve -> Slew to Target...' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

dokeeffe wrote: This symptom can happen if you send commands (such as query slew done) to the mount too quickly.
I wrote a mount controller that uses AUX commands through the handset. I wait 1second between 'query slew done' commands.
See line 169 here github.com/dokeeffe/auxremote/blob/maste...nt/MountService.java
Derek.


I have looked at your code to to learn and it helped a lot. I was trying to see I could find a driver for the RPI3 that would move the CGEM for better entering before investing too much time. It was not clear to me how I could test it with Ekos and INDI on the RPI3. Do you have any suggestions?

My Java skills are many years old, yet, if there is a starting point for a HellowWorld like point... I can run from there.

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Stephen replied to the topic 'Capture & Solve -> Slew to Target...' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

Jochym wrote: ... You are basically fighting with HC over the control of MC. This is not going to work.

Ah, Thank you for confirming. I had actually start using parts of the AuxCommand class in the celestron_gps driver. It was working well but resulted in the same symptom. So I simplified things down, resulting in the same symptom. So I will stop working on the move commands in this way.

I have looked as using the nester-evo driver to add in serial instead of IP. I was stuck at the connection point in the design to say.... do not use IP, use serial connection.

If you can point me to the correct place to make the decision point, I can try to work the serial part in, to test and see if I get it. If I do then I will gladly work it a bit more to see if I can help.

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Stephen replied to the topic 'GPSD altitude' in the forum. 3 weeks ago

This has never really been clear to me.

Please help me understand the point of view within INDI for the computer and device, regarding the Device Updates...

Specifically:

When GPS_NMEA, or GPSD is running:
- Device Updates -> Computer - does this mean GPS_NMEA updates KStars, which updates mount?
- Device Updates -> Device - does this mean GPS_NMEA updates mount, not KStars?

When only mount is present:
- Device Updates -> Computer - mount updates computer (RPI3), and not KStars
- Device Updates -> Device - mount updates KStars, and not computer (RPI3)

Thank you

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Stephen replied to the topic 'Capture & Solve -> Slew to Target...' in the forum. 3 weeks ago

Jochym,

I have been working on celestron_gps driver for the AUX commands through the serial->USB celestron connection, through the handcontrol:
- backlash settings work
- got an unsync command from Celestron too (not done yet)

Perhaps you can help me out with the MC_SLOW_GOTO command. I can issue the command; however, I am am having trouble interpreting how to manage the MC_SLEW_DONE.

The Symptom is that once the command is issued, the mount continues in the one direction - i.e. I am testing the ALT command first,
e.g. hc_pass_aux_cmd(PortFD, MESSAGE_LENGTH, ALT, MC_GOTO_SLOW, result[0], result[1], result[2], RESPONSE_LENGTH, response )

Once issued the mount does not stop the slow move and just continues. It is clear I do not understand, and would appreciate any pointers.

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Stephen replied to the topic 'Re:Raspberry Pi RAM swap file' in the forum. 3 weeks ago

I have had to use zram as well. It has helped a lot. Installed it the same way.

I use two ZWO cameras in 16bit mode. It seems to be the two 32mb images that consumed the memory.

Once zram was installed. The imaging sessions would work.


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Stephen replied to the topic 'Problems connecting to ZWO efw (Rock64)' in the forum. 4 weeks ago

This error (Error connecting to the CCD (5)) I used to have to resolve not he RPI3/Ubuntu-mate, by:

1. Running INDISERVER via command line and sudo
2. Connect Ekos to the remote server 127.0.0.1 (localhost)

The CCD (5) error was caused by my ASI224MC-C.

The Connect(): EFWOpen() = 4, was also resolved with this combination of sudo and 127.0.0.1.

In my case both ASI224 and EFW were connected to the ASI1600 USB hub.

I was running everything on RPI3, and using VNC to connect to the RPI3.

I know we covered some of this before, and just mention it in case it helps.

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Stephen replied to the topic 'Problem with Parking after software update.' in the forum. 4 weeks ago

This may have been a problem I had too. Once my mount is back I will confirm.

Cheers!

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Stephen replied to the topic 'Re:Auto-guiding with a SkyWatcher AZ-EQ6' in the forum. 1 month ago

knro wrote: You can always clear the model in the Mount tab, and then try to solve again. Sometimes cumulative sync points leads to degradation of the model instead of improving it.


What does clearing the model actually do relative to Ekos and the mount?

It is not clear to me if the model is stored in Ekos, mount or both. I always thought it was stored in the mount.

If the model is stored in Ekos though... Perhaps understanding this can help me when imaging with my CGEMDX.


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Stephen replied to the topic 'Re:new to ekos - using only certain features' in the forum. 1 month ago

I cannot confirm this for you.

My dithering is via a guide camera.



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Stephen replied to the topic 'new to ekos - using only certain features' in the forum. 1 month ago

There should be no problem.
The key step is to ensure your mount location (long/lat) and time, match the time and location used by Kstars and is reported by the INDI mount driver.

I have used the CGEMDX all star alignment as well as polemaster to align my mount with Ekos. Both work well with Ekos.

I hope this helps.

Cheers!

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Stephen replied to the topic 'Re:Problems connecting to ZWO efw (Rock64)' in the forum. 1 month ago

I am curious. What is you run these commands after rebooting?

This should kill any running indiserver and devices:
sudo kill indi

then Start the indiserver from command line:
sudo indiserver -v indi_simulator_telescope indi_simulator_ccd indi_asi_wheel

Then launch kstars, create your ekos profile to connect to a remote host at IP 127.0.0.1
e.g. image attached

This is how I debugged the EFW before.

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