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ZWO AM5 mount: "Could not estimate mount rotation"

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I keep getting this error after reaching the physical Alt/AZ adjustment phase of the Alignment tool.
I am not sure I have had tracking on or not. Cound that be the cause?


org.kde.kstars.ekos.align] - "Refresh solver success 0.3s: ra 319.380 dec -0.894 scale 9.59362"
[2022-11-06T21:36:58.870 HST INFO ][ org.kde.kstars.ekos.align] - "PAA refresh: failed to estimate rotation angle (residual 157.875'"
[2022-11-06T21:36:58.870 HST INFO ][ org.kde.kstars.ekos.align] - "Could not estimate mount rotation"


Anyone else running into this?
Bill
William Optics ZenithStar Z61
EdgeHD 800
ZWO AM5 mount
Skywatcher Star Adventurer GTi
Nikon Full frame camera
ZWO EAF
Stellarmate on an RPi CM4
2 months 3 weeks ago #87902

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Bill,

For sure you should be tracking. If/when you get this again, please post a full log with debugging on.

If you're in that situation and "just want to get stuff done", then you might try (a) pointing in a little different spot before starting polar alignment, and/or (b) using the MoveStar polar alignment algorithm if the PlateSolve scheme is giving you a hard time.

Hy

Before you connect, click the Logs button, and make sure it is set to Verbose, File, and pretty much all the Ekos checkboxes are checked, and hit apply.
You can find the log on Linux at ~/.local/share/kstars/logs under the date.

AP1100 & Orion Atlas Pro, WO/ZS105 w/Moonlight V2 focus, GSO RC10 w/RSF focus
ZWO ASI1600, Astronomik Filters, ST80, QHY 5L-IIm.
KStars/Ekos/Indi on NUC10 & RPi4 w/SSD -- Ubuntu
Projects: Greedy Scheduler, Terrain, Polar Align, Analyze, Linear Focuser, SEP MultiStar & GPG Guide, FITS autostretch.
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