Wolfgang Reissenberger replied to the topic 'Avalon mzero Stargo with lx200 protocol' in the forum. 6 days ago

Hi Ken,
feel free to submit a pull request. Any help is warmly welcome!
Wolfgang

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Wolfgang Reissenberger replied to the topic 'Avalon mzero Stargo with lx200 protocol' in the forum. 1 week ago

Hm, strange. Mine worked that way.
There are no fix plans when I shift it to INDI. Currently I am collaborating with CanisUrsa who takes care of the focuser part. When the focuser and the telescope are working on my repository it might be the right time to announce it for beta-testing and shift it to INDI.

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Wolfgang Reissenberger replied to the topic 'Avalon mzero Stargo with lx200 protocol' in the forum. 1 week ago

For setting the 4 speeds please use the ASCOM client. I haven't implemented changing the speeds yet.
Concerning pulse guiding: same thing, maybe it works occasionally, but I did not change the behavior of the underlying lx200telescope implementation. Does pulse guiding work?

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Yes, you are right. Under KDE it's working fine, LXDE has problems when the window is placed in the top left corner.

Wolfgang

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Hi,
I have small problems with the fits viewer tool under kstars 2.9.4 and Raspbian. The window of the fits viewer tool is placed on the top margin of the screen. It cannot be moved, since it has no window bar on top. The only option is to use File > Close.

Any hints?

Wolfgang

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Wolfgang Reissenberger replied to the topic 'Got no stars is gsc installed error' in the forum. 1 week ago

Thanks, great. I am using Raspbian, not Ubuntu. So I am afraid I have to build it from the sources.

Wolfgang

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Wolfgang Reissenberger replied to the topic 'Got no stars is gsc installed error' in the forum. 1 week ago

Aaaah, sorry, I just read the first posts. This one does not work anymore:
launchpad.net/~mutlaqja/+archive/ppa/+files/gsc_1.0.orig.tar.gz

Wolfgang

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Wolfgang Reissenberger replied to the topic 'Got no stars is gsc installed error' in the forum. 1 week ago

Hi Jasem,
the link does not work any more. Could you help, please?
Wolfgang

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Wolfgang Reissenberger replied to the topic 'KStars 2.9.3 on MacOS crashes during imaging' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

I could reproduce the crash last night. It seems that it corresponds to a restarted schedule. Initially, the schedule ran OK, but after I while kstars did not react any more - only the "spinning pizza" was turning. The strange thing: it nevertheless seems to work in the background - at least for a while.

After this, I killed kstars and restarted the (saved) schedule. The scheduler mentioned something about calibration frames and jumped directly to imaging - and crashed during the first image acquisition.

Is it possible that this behavior is created by an INDI version incompatibility? On the server I am using v1.7.0 plus my own Avalon driver, the client contains v1.6.8 or so of INDI.

After this crash I started kstars on my Raspberry which is running the server - and everything went flawlessly.

Wolfgang

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Wolfgang Reissenberger replied to the topic 'KStars 2.9.3 on MacOS crashes during imaging' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

OK, thanks for the hints. Tomorrow I am back home and can check, if I can find something in the console log. And skies should be fine, so I will go for the next session with debugging enabled.

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Wolfgang Reissenberger replied to the topic 'Avalon mzero Stargo with lx200 protocol' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

Thanks for the hint. I opened another thread here .

Wolfgang

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Wolfgang Reissenberger replied to the topic 'Avalon mzero Stargo with lx200 protocol' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

Hi folks,
the first imaging session with the new driver went almost fine. The driver worked perfectly fine for hours and I could take ~25 subs. The downside: my kstars client crashed after the meridian flip, so half of the night the scope was running, but no images were taken :angry:

Stay tuned...
Wolfgang

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Wolfgang Reissenberger replied to the topic 'KStars 2.9.3 on MacOS crashes during imaging' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

Hm,
I am not so sure whether this addresses the problem, since it was‘t the INDI server that crashed, it was the client side. Nevertheless, I will give it a try.

To be honest, I am quite new to kstars, this is the first version I am using.

The strange thing is that kstars ran perfectly fine for hours. The problems began when the scheduler tried to make a meridian flip which led to terminating the session. Maybe the telescope driver does not support the flip, don‘t know.

So I did the meridian flip and the aligning manually and restarted the session. Then the problems began. First, the scheduler refused to start the session although the task constraints were met. So I restarted kstars. Afterwards, the scheduler started the session, but jumped directly to imaging and ignored e.g. to start focussng first. And then, during taking the first image, the crash appeared.

At least that‘s how I remember it.

Any hints to access the Mac specific crash log or image?

Wolfgang

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Wolfgang Reissenberger created a new topic ' KStars 2.9.3 on MacOS crashes during imaging' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

Hi,
I am facing kstars crashes when I run imaging using the scheduler. Initially it worked fine for hours, now it crashes during imaging. I use it under MacOS High Sierra on a Macbook Pro.

Any hints how to drill down, where the crashes happens?

Cheers
Wolfgang

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Wolfgang Reissenberger replied to the topic 'Avalon mzero Stargo with lx200 protocol' in the forum. 1 month ago

Hi Jean-Jacques,
the PushCloud() is not the problem, I will take it into the product backlog. The invest in the physical device might be challenging - better you start saving money now :-)

Wolfgang

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Wolfgang Reissenberger replied to the topic 'Avalon mzero Stargo with lx200 protocol' in the forum. 1 month ago

Warmly welcome, go ahead!

And maybe we should spend some effort in a proper modularization. Because one huge class implementing all StarGO features might not be the best idea. Currently we need to modifiy LXGeneric in order to be able to subclass it and need to stay within the core framework. Maybe we can convince Jasem to change this so that we are able to move our implementation to a proper 3rdparty driver.

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Wolfgang Reissenberger replied to the topic 'Avalon mzero Stargo with lx200 protocol' in the forum. 1 month ago

Avalon gave me the following hint which is working fine for me:

To get this message you have to send :X3C#
The answer will be :Z1mts# where m, t, and s are three digits whose meanings are:

m = 0 both motors are OFF (no power)
m = 1 RA motor OFF DEC motor ON
m = 2 RA motor ON DEC motor OFF
m = 3 both motors are ON

Tracking speeds
t = 0 no tracking at all
t = 1 tracking at moon speed
t = 2 tracking at sun speed
t = 3 tracking at stars speed (sidereal speed)

No tracking speeds
s = 0 GUIDE speed
s = 1 CENTERING speed
s = 2 FINDING speed
s = 3 SLEWING speed



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Wolfgang Reissenberger replied to the topic 'Avalon mzero Stargo with lx200 protocol' in the forum. 1 month ago

Next features implemented: parking, unparking, tracking speeds, slewing speeds.

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Wolfgang Reissenberger replied to the topic 'Avalon mzero Stargo with lx200 protocol' in the forum. 1 month ago

OK, good point, makes sense. Out of the same reason - getting a better understanding of INDI - I will continue exploring the LX200Generic based approach for a while...

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