Ok, so most of Ekos interface is now scriptable via DBUS. You can pretty much automate the whole astrophotography session using DBUS now. Since I was imaging the horse nebula a few days ago, something came up again: Meridian flip! I had to do a meridian flip, re-calibrate guiding, and restart the capture process. Wouldn't it be nice if this step is automatic?
I am probably thinking of adding another option to Ekos capture modole
[X] Auto meridian flip if HA > [ ] hours
Once the HA for the object been tracked exceeds the specified value, a new slew command is sent to the mount. Of course, the command has to wait if there is any capture process in progress. After we stop the guiding, we flip the mount. The actual flip must be done in the mount driver itself, Ekos just waits until the telescope is tracking again; afterwhich is solves and captures to ensure we're on the right stop. Then it will initiate the guide module calibration process, followed autoguiding and resuming the capture job. The calibration/guide step is where most likely things go haywire. Well, the only way to find out is to implement this and see how it fares in real life!
Hi, I'm new to INDI and have some issues. I run KStars and Ekos fine using my mouse. But situation gets worse when I'm trying to access it using dbus. I got example from INDI page (indibus.py) but python tells me, that path /Kstars/INDI not exists. I'm on ubuntu 14.04 and INDI is installed. If I change the line in py script to remove INDI than it crashes two lines down that INDI is needed for object list detection or so.
Could you please guide me to get this working? I'd like to use telescope/ccd remotely using www wrapper. I can run KStars at backround I suppose so this approach could satisfy my needs or maybe you'll recommend me to try something else (not Kstars and Dbus?).
As I needed to understand the principle of alignment with EQmod & EKOS I thought it would be useful to translate in french the tuto there:
And it works I understood it but need now to apply now
I don't know if you are interested in this translation but as we say in France (raw translation) "It doesn't eat bread" to send it to you.