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INDI Library v1.9.2 Released (14 Sep 2021)

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Capture & Solve problems...

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Only thing I can suggest is that the filter is cutting out a lot of light.
So up the ISO to 6400 or more and maybe shorten the exposures if the image gets blown out. 
Default Accuracy is 30 which should be fine for 600mm FL.
 
2 months 4 weeks ago #73781

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Yes, I also had some concerns about this. For this reason I used the 60s exposure (the same I used for M13) per subframe. However, I will also try this without any filter to have short exposures. If this would solve the issue I will need another way to change the filter. Thanks for your ideas... 
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Last night I tried again to get capture and solve to run successfully. This time I captured NGC6960 using a 200mm lens with my canon as a primary scope and I used the ZWO ASI 120mm mono Mini together with my 80/600 scope as guiding scope. I observed the following:

1.) Using 80/600 and ZWO capture and solve worked very well. After it was dark enough the solver found a solution each time!
2.) Using the Canon with 200mm lens with capture and solved failed again each time. 

With the Canon I tried several things: I switched on and of "use scaling" and the WKS. Nothing helped. I also changed the image dimensions of the Canon to the correct values:Max. image resolution:5184 x 3456
And also changed the pixel pitch: <strong>4.29</strong> µm

In the Ekos log file still the old value for the image width 5208 was used, this is the only thing that I could find. A few weeks ago I captured and solved successfully with the Canon and a 300mm lens - this was done using the previous version of kStars 3.5.3 on the Raspberry PI directly. Now I'm running 3.5.4 stable on the MacBook Air - and using this version it always fails. I don't believe that it would work with the 300mm lens - and I did not try it yesterday. This morning I used the simulator setup with "load and slew" using one single captured subframe I shot yesterday with the camera and it was indeed solved correctly - kStars moved the virtual scope to NGC6960 again. It also seems that the exposure time textbox now only accepts times below 60s - I tried yesterday 90s and 120s but only 9s and 12s were accepted.

So, now I'm completely lost here. It just does not work and I could also not find anything useful in the log files. I have uploaded both the Ekos log and the astrometry.net log (internal solver) to my cloud drive (the complete files). You can find it here: Cloud Drive
     
For your convenience I will include some small parts here, but perhaps the "experts" need to have a look at the entire log file. The astrometry.net log is extremely useless for me, because it just does not show any time, so you have no chance to bring it in relation to the Ekos log. 

[2021-07-24T03:25:52.415 CEST DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - EQMod Mount : "[DEBUG] Scope RA ( 0:41:28) DE (40:53:56) Aligned RA ( 0:43:56) DE (41:22:59) AZ (98:29:55) ALT (63:50:55), PierSide (West) "
[2021-07-24T03:25:52.866 CEST INFO ][     org.kde.kstars.ekos.align] - "Scale range: 101.294 to 180 degrees wide"
[2021-07-24T03:25:52.890 CEST INFO ][     org.kde.kstars.ekos.align] - "Image width: 5208 pixels, Downsampled Image width: 1736 pixels; arcsec per pixel range: 210.056 to 373.272"
[2021-07-24T03:25:52.908 CEST INFO ][     org.kde.kstars.ekos.align] - "+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++"
[2021-07-24T03:25:52.927 CEST INFO ][     org.kde.kstars.ekos.align] - "Starting Internal StellarSolver Astrometry.net based Engine with the 1-Default profile. . ."
[2021-07-24T03:25:52.944 CEST INFO ][     org.kde.kstars.ekos.align] - "Scale range: 11.3438 to 45.075 degrees wide"
[2021-07-24T03:25:52.962 CEST INFO ][     org.kde.kstars.ekos.align] - "Image width: 5208 pixels, Downsampled Image width: 1736 pixels; arcsec per pixel range: 23.5239 to 93.4735"
[2021-07-24T03:25:52.980 CEST INFO ][     org.kde.kstars.ekos.align] - "+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++"
[2021-07-24T03:25:52.997 CEST INFO ][     org.kde.kstars.ekos.align] - "Starting Internal StellarSolver Astrometry.net based Engine with the 1-Default profile. . ."
[2021-07-24T03:25:53.015 CEST INFO ][     org.kde.kstars.ekos.align] - "Scale range: 45.075 to 101.294 degrees wide"
[2021-07-24T03:25:53.032 CEST INFO ][     org.kde.kstars.ekos.align] - "Image width: 5208 pixels, Downsampled Image width: 1736 pixels; arcsec per pixel range: 93.4735 to 210.056"
[2021-07-24T03:25:53.050 CEST INFO ][     org.kde.kstars.ekos.align] - "+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++"
[2021-07-24T03:25:53.077 CEST INFO ][     org.kde.kstars.ekos.align] - "Starting Internal StellarSolver Astrometry.net based Engine with the 1-Default profile. . ."
[2021-07-24T03:25:53.104 CEST INFO ][     org.kde.kstars.ekos.align] - "Scale range: 0.1 to 11.3438 degrees wide"
[2021-07-24T03:25:53.129 CEST INFO ][     org.kde.kstars.ekos.align] - "Image width: 5208 pixels, Downsampled Image width: 1736 pixels; arcsec per pixel range: 0.207373 to 23.5239"
[2021-07-24T03:25:53.150 CEST INFO ][     org.kde.kstars.ekos.align] - "+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++"
[2021-07-24T03:25:53.171 CEST INFO ][     org.kde.kstars.ekos.align] - "Starting Internal StellarSolver Astrometry.net based Engine with the 1-Default profile. . ."
[2021-07-24T03:25:53.429 CEST DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - EQMod Mount : "[SCOPE] Compute local time: lst=22.36436684 (22:21:51.72) - julian date=2459419.55961170 "
[2021-07-24T03:25:53.441 CEST DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - EQMod Mount : "[COMM] dispatch_command: \":j1\", 4 bytes written "
[2021-07-24T03:25:53.448 CEST DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - EQMod Mount : "[COMM] read_eqmod: \"=071395\", 8 bytes read "
[2021-07-24T03:25:53.448 CEST DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - EQMod Mount : "[SCOPE] GetRAEncoder() = 9769735 "
[2021-07-24T03:25:53.448 CEST DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - EQMod Mount : "[COMM] dispatch_command: \":j2\", 4 bytes written "
[2021-07-24T03:25:53.451 CEST DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - EQMod Mount : "[COMM] read_eqmod: \"=B1A48F\", 8 bytes read "
[2021-07-24T03:25:53.453 CEST DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - EQMod Mount : "[SCOPE] Current encoders RA=9769735 DE=9413809 "
[2021-07-24T03:25:53.454 CEST DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - EQMod Mount : "[COMM] dispatch_command: \":f1\", 4 bytes written "
[2021-07-24T03:25:53.465 CEST DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - EQMod Mount : "[COMM] read_eqmod: \"=111\", 5 bytes read "
[2021-07-24T03:25:53.469 CEST DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - EQMod Mount : "[COMM] dispatch_command: \":f2\", 4 bytes written "
[2021-07-24T03:25:53.481 CEST DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - EQMod Mount : "[COMM] read_eqmod: \"=101\", 5 bytes read "
[2021-07-24T03:25:53.487 CEST DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - EQMod Mount : "[DEBUG] Scope RA ( 0:41:28) DE (40:53:56) Aligned RA ( 0:43:56) DE (41:22:59) AZ (98:30:10) ALT (63:51:05), PierSide (West) "
[2021-07-24T03:25:53.636 CEST INFO ][     org.kde.kstars.ekos.align] - "Child solver: 4 did not solve or was aborted"
[2021-07-24T03:25:53.804 CEST DEBG ][     org.kde.kstars.ekos.guide] - PHD2: request: "{\"id\":16233,\"jsonrpc\":\"2.0\",\"method\":\"get_connected\"}"
[2021-07-24T03:25:53.812 CEST DEBG ][     org.kde.kstars.ekos.guide] - PHD2: defer call "get_app_state"
[2021-07-24T03:25:53.842 CEST DEBG ][     org.kde.kstars.ekos.guide] - PHD2: response: "{\"jsonrpc\":\"2.0\",\"result\":true,\"id\":16233}\r\n"
[2021-07-24T03:25:53.843 CEST DEBG ][     org.kde.kstars.ekos.guide] - PHD2: request: "{\"id\":16234,\"jsonrpc\":\"2.0\",\"method\":\"get_app_state\"}"
[2021-07-24T03:25:53.846 CEST DEBG ][     org.kde.kstars.ekos.guide] - PHD2: response: "{\"jsonrpc\":\"2.0\",\"result\":\"Stopped\",\"id\":16234}\r\n"
[2021-07-24T03:25:53.876 CEST INFO ][     org.kde.kstars.ekos.align] - "Child solver: 3 did not solve or was aborted"
[2021-07-24T03:25:54.166 CEST INFO ][     org.kde.kstars.ekos.align] - "Child solver: 2 did not solve or was aborted"
[2021-07-24T03:25:54.483 CEST DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - EQMod Mount : "[SCOPE] Compute local time: lst=22.36466541 (22:21:52.80) - julian date=2459419.55962411 "
[2021-07-24T03:25:54.491 CEST DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - EQMod Mount : "[COMM] dispatch_command: \":j1\", 4 bytes written "
[2021-07-24T03:25:54.505 CEST DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - EQMod Mount : "[COMM] read_eqmod: \"=771395\", 8 bytes read "
[2021-07-24T03:25:54.507 CEST DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - EQMod Mount : "[SCOPE] GetRAEncoder() = 9769847 "
[2021-07-24T03:25:54.508 CEST DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - EQMod Mount : "[COMM] dispatch_command: \":j2\", 4 bytes written "
[2021-07-24T03:25:54.521 CEST DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - EQMod Mount : "[COMM] read_eqmod: \"=B1A48F\", 8 bytes read "
[2021-07-24T03:25:54.526 CEST DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - EQMod Mount : "[SCOPE] Current encoders RA=9769847 DE=9413809 "
[2021-07-24T03:25:54.527 CEST DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - EQMod Mount : "[COMM] dispatch_command: \":f1\", 4 bytes written "
[2021-07-24T03:25:54.537 CEST DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - EQMod Mount : "[COMM] read_eqmod: \"=111\", 5 bytes read "
[2021-07-24T03:25:54.540 CEST DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - EQMod Mount : "[COMM] dispatch_command: \":f2\", 4 bytes written "
[2021-07-24T03:25:54.552 CEST DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - EQMod Mount : "[COMM] read_eqmod: \"=101\", 5 bytes read "
[2021-07-24T03:25:54.557 CEST DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - EQMod Mount : "[DEBUG] Scope RA ( 0:41:28) DE (40:53:56) Aligned RA ( 0:43:56) DE (41:22:59) AZ (98:30:26) ALT (63:51:15), PierSide (West) "
[2021-07-24T03:25:55.022 CEST INFO ][     org.kde.kstars.ekos.align] - "Child solver: 1 did not solve or was aborted"
[2021-07-24T03:25:55.042 CEST INFO ][     org.kde.kstars.ekos.align] - "Solver Failed."
[2021-07-24T03:25:55.052 CEST DEBG ][   org.kde.kstars.ekos.capture] - Align State changed from "In Progress" to "Failed"
[2021-07-24T03:25:55.646 CEST DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - EQMod Mount : "[SCOPE] Compute local time: lst=22.36496394 (22:21:53.87) - julian date=2459419.55963652 "
[2021-07-24T03:25:55.654 CEST DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - EQMod Mount : "[COMM] dispatch_command: \":j1\", 4 bytes written "
[2021-07-24T03:25:55.655 CEST DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - EQMod Mount : "[COMM] read_eqmod: \"=E71395\", 8 bytes read "
[2021-07-24T03:25:55.655 CEST DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - EQMod Mount : "[SCOPE] GetRAEncoder() = 9769959 "
[2021-07-24T03:25:55.655 CEST DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - EQMod Mount : "[COMM] dispatch_command: \":j2\", 4 bytes written "
[2021-07-24T03:25:55.655 CEST DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - EQMod Mount : "[COMM] read_eqmod: \"=B1A48F\", 8 bytes read "
[2021-07-24T03:25:55.656 CEST DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - EQMod Mount : "[SCOPE] Current encoders RA=9769959 DE=9413809 "
[2021-07-24T03:25:55.656 CEST DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - EQMod Mount : "[COMM] dispatch_command: \":f1\", 4 bytes written "
[2021-07-24T03:25:55.656 CEST DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - EQMod Mount : "[COMM] read_eqmod: \"=111\", 5 bytes read "
[2021-07-24T03:25:55.656 CEST DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - EQMod Mount : "[COMM] dispatch_command: \":f2\", 4 bytes written "
[2021-07-24T03:25:55.657 CEST DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - EQMod Mount : "[COMM] read_eqmod: \"=101\", 5 bytes read "
[2021-07-24T03:25:55.662 CEST DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - EQMod Mount : "[DEBUG] Scope RA ( 0:41:28) DE (40:53:56) Aligned RA ( 0:43:56) DE (41:22:59) AZ (98:30:41) ALT (63:51:24), PierSide (West) "
[2021-07-24T03:25:56.666 CEST DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - EQMod Mount : "[SCOPE] Compute local time: lst=22.36526244 (22:21:54.94) - julian date=2459419.55964892 "
[2021-07-24T03:25:56.667 CEST DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - EQMod Mount : "[COMM] dispatch_command: \":j1\", 4 bytes written "
[2021-07-24T03:25:56.675 CEST DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - EQMod Mount : "[COMM] read_eqmod: \"=571495\", 8 bytes read "
[2021-07-24T03:25:56.678 CEST DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - EQMod Mount : "[SCOPE] GetRAEncoder() = 9770071 "
[2021-07-24T03:25:56.678 CEST DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - EQMod Mount : "[COMM] dispatch_command: \":j2\", 4 bytes written "
[2021-07-24T03:25:56.679 CEST DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - EQMod Mount : "[COMM] read_eqmod: \"=B1A48F\", 8 bytes read "
[2021-07-24T03:25:56.679 CEST DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - EQMod Mount : "[SCOPE] Current encoders RA=9770071 DE=9413809 "
[2021-07-24T03:25:56.699 CEST DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - EQMod Mount : "[COMM] dispatch_command: \":f1\", 4 bytes written "
[2021-07-24T03:25:56.705 CEST DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - EQMod Mount : "[COMM] read_eqmod: \"=111\", 5 bytes read "
[2021-07-24T03:25:56.706 CEST DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - EQMod Mount : "[COMM] dispatch_command: \":f2\", 4 bytes written "
[2021-07-24T03:25:56.717 CEST DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - EQMod Mount : "[COMM] read_eqmod: \"=101\", 5 bytes read "
[2021-07-24T03:25:56.718 CEST DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - EQMod Mount : "[DEBUG] Scope RA ( 0:41:28) DE (40:53:56) Aligned RA ( 0:43:56) DE (41:22:59) AZ (98:30:57) ALT (63:51:34), PierSide (West) "
[2021-07-24T03:25:56.805 CEST DEBG ][     org.kde.kstars.ekos.guide] - PHD2: request: "{\"id\":16235,\"jsonrpc\":\"2.0\",\"method\":\"get_connected\"}"
[2021-07-24T03:25:56.805 CEST DEBG ][     org.kde.kstars.ekos.guide] - PHD2: defer call "get_app_state"
[2021-07-24T03:25:56.812 CEST DEBG ][     org.kde.kstars.ekos.guide] - PHD2: response: "{\"jsonrpc\":\"2.0\",\"result\":true,\"id\":16235}\r\n"
[2021-07-24T03:25:56.812 CEST DEBG ][     org.kde.kstars.ekos.guide] - PHD2: request: "{\"id\":16236,\"jsonrpc\":\"2.0\",\"method\":\"get_app_state\"}"
[2021-07-24T03:25:56.816 CEST DEBG ][     org.kde.kstars.ekos.guide] - PHD2: response: "{\"jsonrpc\":\"2.0\",\"result\":\"Stopped\",\"id\":16236}\r\n"
[2021-07-24T03:25:57.793 CEST DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - EQMod Mount : "[SCOPE] Compute local time: lst=22.36556094 (22:21:56.02) - julian date=2459419.55966132 "
[2021-07-24T03:25:57.802 CEST DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - EQMod Mount : "[COMM] dispatch_command: \":j1\", 4 bytes written "
[2021-07-24T03:25:57.802 CEST DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - EQMod Mount : "[COMM] read_eqmod: \"=C81495\", 8 bytes read "
[2021-07-24T03:25:57.802 CEST DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - EQMod Mount : "[SCOPE] GetRAEncoder() = 9770184 "
[2021-07-24T03:25:57.802 CEST DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - EQMod Mount : "[COMM] dispatch_command: \":j2\", 4 bytes written "
[2021-07-24T03:25:57.802 CEST DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - EQMod Mount : "[COMM] read_eqmod: \"=B1A48F\", 8 bytes read "
[2021-07-24T03:25:57.803 CEST DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - EQMod Mount : "[SCOPE] Current encoders RA=9770184 DE=9413809 "
[2021-07-24T03:25:57.803 CEST DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - EQMod Mount : "[COMM] dispatch_command: \":f1\", 4 bytes written "
[2021-07-24T03:25:57.803 CEST DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - EQMod Mount : "[COMM] read_eqmod: \"=111\", 5 bytes read "
[2021-07-24T03:25:57.803 CEST DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - EQMod Mount : "[COMM] dispatch_command: \":f2\", 4 bytes written "
[2021-07-24T03:25:57.803 CEST DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - EQMod Mount : "[COMM] read_eqmod: \"=101\", 5 bytes read "
[2021-07-24T03:25:57.803 CEST DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - EQMod Mount : "[DEBUG] Scope RA ( 0:41:28) DE (40:53:56) Aligned RA ( 0:43:56) DE (41:22:59) AZ (98:31:13) ALT (63:51:44), PierSide (West) "
[2021-07-24T03:25:58.816 CEST DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - EQMod Mount : "[SCOPE] Compute local time: lst=22.36585953 (22:21:57.09) - julian date=2459419.55967373 "
[2021-07-24T03:25:58.826 CEST DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - EQMod Mount : "[COMM] dispatch_command: \":j1\", 4 bytes written "
[2021-07-24T03:25:58.826 CEST DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - EQMod Mount : "[COMM] read_eqmod: \"=381595\", 8 bytes read "
[2021-07-24T03:25:58.827 CEST DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - EQMod Mount : "[SCOPE] GetRAEncoder() = 9770296 "
[2021-07-24T03:25:58.827 CEST DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - EQMod Mount : "[COMM] dispatch_command: \":j2\", 4 bytes written "
[2021-07-24T03:25:58.827 CEST DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - EQMod Mount : "[COMM] read_eqmod: \"=B1A48F\", 8 bytes read "
[2021-07-24T03:25:58.828 CEST DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - EQMod Mount : "[SCOPE] Current encoders RA=9770296 DE=9413809 "
[2021-07-24T03:25:58.829 CEST DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - EQMod Mount : "[COMM] dispatch_command: \":f1\", 4 bytes written "
[2021-07-24T03:25:58.829 CEST DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - EQMod Mount : "[COMM] read_eqmod: \"=111\", 5 bytes read "
[2021-07-24T03:25:58.830 CEST DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - EQMod Mount : "[COMM] dispatch_command: \":f2\", 4 bytes written "
[2021-07-24T03:25:58.840 CEST DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - EQMod Mount : "[COMM] read_eqmod: \"=101\", 5 bytes read "
[2021-07-24T03:25:58.848 CEST DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - EQMod Mount : "[DEBUG] Scope RA ( 0:41:28) DE (40:53:56) Aligned RA ( 0:43:56) DE (41:22:59) AZ (98:31:28) ALT (63:51:54), PierSide (West) "
[2021-07-24T03:25:59.805 CEST DEBG ][     org.kde.kstars.ekos.guide] - PHD2: request: "{\"id\":16237,\"jsonrpc\":\"2.0\",\"method\":\"get_connected\"}"
[2021-07-24T03:25:59.812 CEST DEBG ][     org.kde.kstars.ekos.guide] - PHD2: defer call "get_app_state"
[2021-07-24T03:25:59.864 CEST DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - EQMod Mount : "[SCOPE] Compute local time: lst=22.36615809 (22:21:58.17) - julian date=2459419.55968614 "
[2021-07-24T03:25:59.868 CEST DEBG ][     org.kde.kstars.ekos.guide] - PHD2: response: "{\"jsonrpc\":\"2.0\",\"result\":true,\"id\":16237}\r\n"
[2021-07-24T03:25:59.869 CEST DEBG ][     org.kde.kstars.ekos.guide] - PHD2: request: "{\"id\":16238,\"jsonrpc\":\"2.0\",\"method\":\"get_app_state\"}"
[2021-07-24T03:25:59.869 CEST DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - EQMod Mount : "[COMM] dispatch_command: \":j1\", 4 bytes written "
[2021-07-24T03:25:59.869 CEST DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - EQMod Mount : "[COMM] read_eqmod: \"=A81595\", 8 bytes read "
[2021-07-24T03:25:59.869 CEST DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - EQMod Mount : "[SCOPE] GetRAEncoder() = 9770408 "
[2021-07-24T03:25:59.870 CEST DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - EQMod Mount : "[COMM] dispatch_command: \":j2\", 4 bytes written "
[2021-07-24T03:25:59.875 CEST DEBG ][     org.kde.kstars.ekos.guide] - PHD2: response: "{\"jsonrpc\":\"2.0\",\"result\":\"Stopped\",\"id\":16238}\r\n"
[2021-07-24T03:25:59.880 CEST DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - EQMod Mount : "[COMM] read_eqmod: \"=B1A48F\", 8 bytes read "
[2021-07-24T03:25:59.887 CEST DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - EQMod Mount : "[SCOPE] Current encoders RA=9770408 DE=9413809 "
[2021-07-24T03:25:59.888 CEST DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - EQMod Mount : "[COMM] dispatch_command: \":f1\", 4 bytes written "
[2021-07-24T03:25:59.895 CEST DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - EQMod Mount : "[COMM] read_eqmod: \"=111\", 5 bytes read "
[2021-07-24T03:25:59.898 CEST DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - EQMod Mount : "[COMM] dispatch_command: \":f2\", 4 bytes written "
[2021-07-24T03:25:59.912 CEST DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - EQMod Mount : "[COMM] read_eqmod: \"=101\", 5 bytes read "
[2021-07-24T03:25:59.916 CEST DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - EQMod Mount : "[DEBUG] Scope RA ( 0:41:28) DE (40:53:56) Aligned RA ( 0:43:56) DE (41:22:59) AZ (98:31:44) ALT (63:52:04), PierSide (West) "
[2021-07-24T03:26:00.965 CEST DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - EQMod Mount : "[SCOPE] Compute local time: lst=22.36645663 (22:21:59.24) - julian date=2459419.55969854 "
[2021-07-24T03:26:00.974 CEST DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - EQMod Mount : "[COMM] dispatch_command: \":j1\", 4 bytes written "
[2021-07-24T03:26:00.974 CEST DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - EQMod Mount : "[COMM] read_eqmod: \"=181695\", 8 bytes read "
[2021-07-24T03:26:00.974 CEST DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - EQMod Mount : "[SCOPE] GetRAEncoder() = 9770520 "
[2021-07-24T03:26:00.975 CEST DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - EQMod Mount : "[COMM] dispatch_command: \":j2\", 4 bytes written "
[2021-07-24T03:26:00.975 CEST DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - EQMod Mount : "[COMM] read_eqmod: \"=B1A48F\", 8 bytes read "
[2021-07-24T03:26:00.975 CEST DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - EQMod Mount : "[SCOPE] Current encoders RA=9770520 DE=9413809 "
[2021-07-24T03:26:00.975 CEST DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - EQMod Mount : "[COMM] dispatch_command: \":f1\", 4 bytes written "
[2021-07-24T03:26:00.976 CEST DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - EQMod Mount : "[COMM] read_eqmod: \"=111\", 5 bytes read "
[2021-07-24T03:26:00.976 CEST DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - EQMod Mount : "[COMM] dispatch_command: \":f2\", 4 bytes written "
[2021-07-24T03:26:00.984 CEST DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - EQMod Mount : "[COMM] read_eqmod: \"=101\", 5 bytes read "
[2021-07-24T03:26:00.989 CEST DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - EQMod Mount : "[DEBUG] Scope RA ( 0:41:28) DE (40:53:56) Aligned RA ( 0:43:56) DE (41:22:59) AZ (98:32:00) ALT (63:52:14), PierSide (West) "
[2021-07-24T03:26:02.091 CEST DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - EQMod Mount : "[SCOPE] Compute local time: lst=22.36675517 (22:22:00.32) - julian date=2459419.55971095 "
[2021-07-24T03:26:02.100 CEST DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - EQMod Mount : "[COMM] dispatch_command: \":j1\", 4 bytes written "
[2021-07-24T03:26:02.100 CEST DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - EQMod Mount : "[COMM] read_eqmod: \"=891695\", 8 bytes read "
[2021-07-24T03:26:02.100 CEST DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - EQMod Mount : "[SCOPE] GetRAEncoder() = 9770633 "
[2021-07-24T03:26:02.100 CEST DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - EQMod Mount : "[COMM] dispatch_command: \":j2\", 4 bytes written "
[2021-07-24T03:26:02.101 CEST DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - EQMod Mount : "[COMM] read_eqmod: \"=B1A48F\", 8 bytes read "
[2021-07-24T03:26:02.101 CEST DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - EQMod Mount : "[SCOPE] Current encoders RA=9770633 DE=9413809 "
[2021-07-24T03:26:02.101 CEST DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - EQMod Mount : "[COMM] dispatch_command: \":f1\", 4 bytes written "
[2021-07-24T03:26:02.101 CEST DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - EQMod Mount : "[COMM] read_eqmod: \"=111\", 5 bytes read "
[2021-07-24T03:26:02.101 CEST DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - EQMod Mount : "[COMM] dispatch_command: \":f2\", 4 bytes written "
[2021-07-24T03:26:02.102 CEST DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - EQMod Mount : "[COMM] read_eqmod: \"=101\", 5 bytes read "
[2021-07-24T03:26:02.102 CEST DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - EQMod Mount : "[DEBUG] Scope RA ( 0:41:28) DE (40:53:56) Aligned RA ( 0:43:56) DE (41:22:59) AZ (98:32:15) ALT (63:52:24), PierSide (West) "
[2021-07-24T03:26:02.805 CEST DEBG ][     org.kde.kstars.ekos.guide] - PHD2: request: "{\"id\":16239,\"jsonrpc\":\"2.0\",\"method\":\"get_connected\"}"
[2021-07-24T03:26:02.813 CEST DEBG ][     org.kde.kstars.ekos.guide] - PHD2: defer call "get_app_state"
[2021-07-24T03:26:02.832 CEST DEBG ][     org.kde.kstars.ekos.guide] - PHD2: response: "{\"jsonrpc\":\"2.0\",\"result\":true,\"id\":16239}\r\n"
[2021-07-24T03:26:02.832 CEST DEBG ][     org.kde.kstars.ekos.guide] - PHD2: request: "{\"id\":16240,\"jsonrpc\":\"2.0\",\"method\":\"get_app_state\"}"
[2021-07-24T03:26:02.836 CEST DEBG ][     org.kde.kstars.ekos.guide] - PHD2: response: "{\"jsonrpc\":\"2.0\",\"result\":\"Stopped\",\"id\":16240}\r\n"
[2021-07-24T03:26:03.058 CEST DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - EQMod Mount : "[SCOPE] Compute local time: lst=22.36705371 (22:22:01.39) - julian date=2459419.55972335 "
[2021-07-24T03:26:03.066 CEST DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - EQMod Mount : "[COMM] dispatch_command: \":j1\", 4 bytes written "
[2021-07-24T03:26:03.078 CEST DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - EQMod Mount : "[COMM] read_eqmod: \"=F91695\", 8 bytes read "
[2021-07-24T03:26:03.082 CEST DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - EQMod Mount : "[SCOPE] GetRAEncoder() = 9770745 "
[2021-07-24T03:26:03.082 CEST DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - EQMod Mount : "[COMM] dispatch_command: \":j2\", 4 bytes written "
[2021-07-24T03:26:03.095 CEST DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - EQMod Mount : "[COMM] read_eqmod: \"=B1A48F\", 8 bytes read "
[2021-07-24T03:26:03.099 CEST DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - EQMod Mount : "[SCOPE] Current encoders RA=9770745 DE=9413809 "
[2021-07-24T03:26:03.100 CEST DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - EQMod Mount : "[COMM] dispatch_command: \":f1\", 4 bytes written "
[2021-07-24T03:26:03.111 CEST DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - EQMod Mount : "[COMM] read_eqmod: \"=111\", 5 bytes read "
[2021-07-24T03:26:03.115 CEST DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - EQMod Mount : "[COMM] dispatch_command: \":f2\", 4 bytes written "
[2021-07-24T03:26:03.128 CEST DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - EQMod Mount : "[COMM] read_eqmod: \"=101\", 5 bytes read "
[2021-07-24T03:26:03.133 CEST DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - EQMod Mount : "[DEBUG] Scope RA ( 0:41:28) DE (40:53:56) Aligned RA ( 0:43:56) DE (41:22:59) AZ (98:32:31) ALT (63:52:34), PierSide (West) "
[2021-07-24T03:26:04.129 CEST DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - EQMod Mount : "[SCOPE] Compute local time: lst=22.36735223 (22:22:02.47) - julian date=2459419.55973576 "
[2021-07-24T03:26:04.138 CEST DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - EQMod Mount : "[COMM] dispatch_command: \":j1\", 4 bytes written "
[2021-07-24T03:26:04.152 CEST DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - EQMod Mount : "[COMM] read_eqmod: \"=691795\", 8 bytes read "
[2021-07-24T03:26:04.156 CEST DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - EQMod Mount : "[SCOPE] GetRAEncoder() = 9770857 "
[2021-07-24T03:26:04.157 CEST DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - EQMod Mount : "[COMM] dispatch_command: \":j2\", 4 bytes written "
[2021-07-24T03:26:04.168 CEST DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - EQMod Mount : "[COMM] read_eqmod: \"=B1A48F\", 8 bytes read "
[2021-07-24T03:26:04.178 CEST DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - EQMod Mount : "[SCOPE] Current encoders RA=9770857 DE=9413809 "
[2021-07-24T03:26:04.179 CEST DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - EQMod Mount : "[COMM] dispatch_command: \":f1\", 4 bytes written "
[2021-07-24T03:26:04.184 CEST DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - EQMod Mount : "[COMM] read_eqmod: \"=111\", 5 bytes read "
[2021-07-24T03:26:04.187 CEST DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - EQMod Mount : "[COMM] dispatch_command: \":f2\", 4 bytes written "
[2021-07-24T03:26:04.199 CEST DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - EQMod Mount : "[COMM] read_eqmod: \"=101\", 5 bytes read "
[2021-07-24T03:26:04.204 CEST DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - EQMod Mount : "[DEBUG] Scope RA ( 0:41:28) DE (40:53:56) Aligned RA ( 0:43:56) DE (41:22:59) AZ (98:32:47) ALT (63:52:44), PierSide (West) "
[2021-07-24T03:26:05.201 CEST DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - EQMod Mount : "[SCOPE] Compute local time: lst=22.36765081 (22:22:03.54) - julian date=2459419.55974816 "
[2021-07-24T03:26:05.209 CEST DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - EQMod Mount : "[COMM] dispatch_command: \":j1\", 4 bytes written "
[2021-07-24T03:26:05.222 CEST DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - EQMod Mount : "[COMM] read_eqmod: \"=D91795\", 8 bytes read "
[2021-07-24T03:26:05.227 CEST DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - EQMod Mount : "[SCOPE] GetRAEncoder() = 9770969 "
[2021-07-24T03:26:05.227 CEST DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - EQMod Mount : "[COMM] dispatch_command: \":j2\", 4 bytes written "
[2021-07-24T03:26:05.239 CEST DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - EQMod Mount : "[COMM] read_eqmod: \"=B1A48F\", 8 bytes read "
[2021-07-24T03:26:05.243 CEST DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - EQMod Mount : "[SCOPE] Current encoders RA=9770969 DE=9413809 "
[2021-07-24T03:26:05.244 CEST DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - EQMod Mount : "[COMM] dispatch_command: \":f1\", 4 bytes written "
[2021-07-24T03:26:05.254 CEST DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - EQMod Mount : "[COMM] read_eqmod: \"=111\", 5 bytes read "
[2021-07-24T03:26:05.257 CEST DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - EQMod Mount : "[COMM] dispatch_command: \":f2\", 4 bytes written "
[2021-07-24T03:26:05.271 CEST DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - EQMod Mount : "[COMM] read_eqmod: \"=101\", 5 bytes read "
[2021-07-24T03:26:05.276 CEST DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - EQMod Mount : "[DEBUG] Scope RA ( 0:41:28) DE (40:53:56) Aligned RA ( 0:43:56) DE (41:22:59) AZ (98:33:02) ALT (63:52:54), PierSide (West) "
[2021-07-24T03:26:05.806 CEST DEBG ][     org.kde.kstars.ekos.guide] - PHD2: request: "{\"id\":16241,\"jsonrpc\":\"2.0\",\"method\":\"get_connected\"}"
[2021-07-24T03:26:05.814 CEST DEBG ][     org.kde.kstars.ekos.guide] - PHD2: defer call "get_app_state"
[2021-07-24T03:26:05.838 CEST DEBG ][     org.kde.kstars.ekos.guide] - PHD2: response: "{\"jsonrpc\":\"2.0\",\"result\":true,\"id\":16241}\r\n"
[2021-07-24T03:26:05.839 CEST DEBG ][     org.kde.kstars.ekos.guide] - PHD2: request: "{\"id\":16242,\"jsonrpc\":\"2.0\",\"method\":\"get_app_state\"}"
[2021-07-24T03:26:05.843 CEST DEBG ][     org.kde.kstars.ekos.guide] - PHD2: response: "{\"jsonrpc\":\"2.0\",\"result\":\"Stopped\",\"id\

In the entire log you will find several entries for org.kde.kstars.ekos.align, some for the ZWO "successfully" solved and all for the Canon without success. Maybe, anybody else finds a hint of what's going wrong here and what I would need to change in my settings. However, the settings must also be used by Ekos when I change them. I'm a little bit concerned about the different image widths, but I double checked that I entered the correct image with in the driver settings. When nothing else helps I can only hope for another version of kStars or I can just delete anything in reinstall it to avoid any wrong settings.
Starts to become a little bit frustrating...

PS: I also noticed another thing: the solver took about 6s for the ZWO but timed out really immediately after the start when using a captured image from my canon. However, the index files must be readable, otherwise I could not use one of my captured image from my session yesterday to load and slew...
PSS: The last trial for the alignment module around 03:26 CEST was done without any filter and with long exposures. I also checked that an image preview of the camera did show stars in the image, because the sky background was already becoming brighter.  

Any help is highly appreciated... 
Thanks in advance...  

 
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Several nights later I'm still unable to solve this issue! My best workaround was using the ZWO ASI 120mm Mini guiding camera to capture images and solve and trying to point the guiding scope and the primary scope to the same location - as good as possible. Unfortunately, this is only a very bad solution and does not really work quite well.

I tried again last night and failed all the time. I started to capture my first subframe after 2 hours of trial and error, then the second subframe ... than crashed the Astroberry Server, then KStars and again one hour later I did find nearly the same frame manually again and continued capturing - again kstars again crashed and I repeated, finally clouds came up and I stopped my session with just two frames after 3 1/2 hour of work done - this starts to become really frustrating now.

Today I tried to load and solve the captured image using all possible options, with and without scaling and with all the different solvers possible using the simulators. Nothing really worked. The internal solver fails, ASTAP fails (but is really fast) and the online Astrometry.net slewed the telescope solver near IC 1396 multiple times (50' away from the target), after the 6th slewing it failed with a missing id from queue error, but it was at least somewhere near the location. Some of the other options did run more than 10 minutes until I stopped them, without using the scale it sometimes finds the solution in the first step and then fails after slewing.

However, the good news for me is now I have an image that leads to all this trouble and is reproducible. I'm sure it has to do with the image dimensions (or at least this is my educated guess). The log shows:

Image width: 3474 pixels, but the image size is 5184x3456, so there is a discrepancy. I did set the ccd image resolution in the ccd simulator (using the values from my Canon EOS 700D, I tried the sensor size in pixels and the maximum image size (I already tried this with my real camera too) - with no luck). Why the hell does this not work?

Background: there will be some issues and crashes left in the next time in KStars/Ekos and Astroberry. This is not nice but if I could restore my frame with this function it would not be that big deal. At the moment when something goes wrong this is just a terrible pain, because it just takes a long time to get nearly the same framing back. For this reason this is the most important feature I need and the final showstopper, if it never works (I think using the defaults for most things here is still the best option). 

Here is the link to my  image . Please, if any of the developers could have a look at this and find out why this does not work? Maybe, it works under some other conditions, I'm running KStars on a MacBook Air? Even without any filter attached to my camera and the longest exposure time - I don't even see stars in the image that is resolved. I don't think it is really a solver issue, something strange is going on here, as it works most of the time using my guiding camera but always fails using the DSLR. Or it is just an issue of this special combination of hardware?

Thanks in advance,
Jürgen 
  

  
   
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Can't download the image. Dropbox maybe?
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Replied by alacant on topic Capture & Solve problems...

700d image dimensions:
5208 x 3476

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Sorry Jasem,

can you please retry? Don't have dropbox.  www.icloud.com/iclouddrive/0DKheZSy1HnX3...amg#IC1396_Light_001  or the folder:  www.icloud.com/iclouddrive/030U8ag9qbB9QmSM1FvlgYWKQ#public

I also updated the link in my last post.... 
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Thank you, Alacant. 

Just tried with your image dimensions, but this does not change anything, unfortunately. (And correct me, if I'm wrong, but in that case when switching off "use scale" it should also work with wrong dimensions anyway).

But this also confuses me (one times more :-)), because I'm using the values for Canon EOS 700D from here: 
digicamdb

Will try again using the solver directly on the Raspberry PI 4. Maybe I have more success there despite the reduced performance.... 
Anyway, thank you for your response. I'm happy about any idea or suggestion now. 
 
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Just important news here: 

I tried the same image using the simulator with the same settings on the Raspberry PI 4 - and it worked!!!!! 
It was not incredible fast, but it worked!!! Using the MacBook Air with much more CPU power and SSD disk took a very long time and never worked. So, I will double-check if I did something very different, but it seems not - so there is a difference between the Mac version I'm running 3.5.4 and the version on Astroberry (also 3.5.4 stable)

I decided to go to the remote solution with KStars on another machine to avoid overloading the RPI with tasks like this, obviously a bad decision. In general I can say from the past experience that the Mac version is very unstable but the version on the RPI never crashed while I used it. Not sure, if all this perhaps has to do with things like Big Sur and all the security changes to it (more limited permissions for all these unix critical system paths to avoid any system manipulation) on macOS. If there are a lot of files to be read from such folders and these are somewhere hardcoded then this could be the root of evil...  

I will play around with the RPI4 solution now. Even if it will take longer it seems to be working and that's the most important news.... 
 
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Load & Slew took 8 seconds on my PC. Granted, it's a fast modern PC, but it's solvable.

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Replied by alacant on topic Capture & Solve problems...

"But this also confuses me (one times more :-)), because I'm using the values for Canon EOS 700D from here:
digicamdb"

You should use the dimensions reported by INDI.
The easiest way to do this is in the kstars capture module. Set W and H to zero and capture a frame, whereupon the values will be populated.
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Jasem, 

I have now a "theory" why "Capture & solve" and "Load & slew" sometimes has problems on some machines. On my MacBook Air I deleted the entire KStars folder under "~/Library/Application Support" and also deleted and reinstalled KStars. Then I downloaded again the GSC and all other data as well as some of the index files (the required index files only).
Now I was able to solve this image too! However, the "elephant trunk" was just outside of the frame, so I needed a somewhat higher accuracy. I changed the accuracy to 15 arcsecs and also downloaded more index files - now the recommended files. After 300s the MacBook run into serious problems and the log showed a lot of problems reading the files now (the download was already completed, the files already exist) but the file structure seems to be corrupted for some files. I needed to kill the process this time, but in the past it sometimes just crashed (- at the same time the connection to the INDI Server was lost). This seems to damage some of the files. Now, I deleted the last added index files and retried this. From now on I can do what I want - it always fails. 

Now, I deleted again all files (because I did not know which files are corrupt now) and downloaded all required files and the recommended files up to 22'-30'. It failed again. (table kdtree...??? not found). I think the limit plays an important role here, 30" is okay, 20" is okay, 15" is critical.

Adding index-4108 and index-4208 and finer is a performance killer (MacBook has an SSD). Even if a user thinks, it could not harm to install more files - when the algorithm decides to use the content of the files it takes now not a few seconds, but 270 seconds - only these two "recommended" files are added. Not sure why this is recommended - finally, the same accuracy is achieved with or without these files. This is for a new user something that he needs to know. :-)

Hopefully, this now also works with my "real" camera.

Best regards,
Jürgen   
 

  
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