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INDI Library v1.8.5 Released (19 Apr 2020)

April 2020 release of INDI Library v1.8.5 introduces new drivers while providing fixes and improvements to existing devices and core framework.

HEQ5 Mount STOPS Tracking and K-Stars Rendomly shuts down

4 months 3 days ago
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HEQ5 Mount STOPS Tracking and K-Stars Rendomly shuts down #50399
Eric,

Thank you. If I am running Astroberry, do I update by just running "sudo apt update & upgrade"?

Jim

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HEQ5 Mount STOPS Tracking and K-Stars Rendomly shuts down #50401
Thank you! It was a minor item, I just worked it into my workflow. But it will be nice to have it addressed for scheduler purposes.

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HEQ5 Mount STOPS Tracking and K-Stars Rendomly shuts down #50436

jpaana wrote: Communication issues with the mount occasionally cause these spurious out-of-limits issues too if the step count from mount gets corrupted. With this particular mount the power connector is unfortunately flimsy and causes voltage drops and communication issues. I replaced the connector with a screw secured one and didn't have these issues after that.


This is exactly what happened to me because of a noisy power supply (and it was a 12V 5A one, so no low current issues, just noise). Looking at the logs it was clear that DEC and RA counts were off-limits (meaning off the expected number range) because of spurious bytes being received.

I would be very wary of just disabling the "abort tracking" option as a permanent fix. Communication problems also affect slews and you might end up with your scope trying to become one with the tripod.

Ricardo.

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HEQ5 Mount STOPS Tracking and K-Stars Rendomly shuts down #50446

NewfieStargazer wrote: Eric,

Thank you. If I am running Astroberry, do I update by just running "sudo apt update & upgrade"?

Jim

Depending on which package you are pulling from, you may need to wait until the patch is integrated into a new version. Given that the PR was merged yesterday, the next new version you see when running your apt upgrade should have the change.

EDIT: I'm also in the process of fixing the indi-eqmod horizon management. Stay tuned.

-Eric

HEQ5-Pro - Atik 314E - Orion ED80T - DMK21 on Orion 50mm
DIY 3D-printed Moonlite and FWheel RGB/LPR
KStars and indiserver on two Atom 1.6GHz 1GB RAM Linux, VPN remote access

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HEQ5 Mount STOPS Tracking and K-Stars Rendomly shuts down #50469
I also pushed PR#65 at github.com/indilib/indi-3rdparty/pull/65 that should fix the horizon management, at least in the eqmod driver.

You should be able to enter your horizon sets and have them properly asserted by the mount driver, promptly aborting tracking/slewing/goto-ing. That might help people with cramped observatory spaces :)

Note that the interpolation of altitude between horizon points is still linear, not spherical.

-Eric

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DIY 3D-printed Moonlite and FWheel RGB/LPR
KStars and indiserver on two Atom 1.6GHz 1GB RAM Linux, VPN remote access

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HEQ5 Mount STOPS Tracking and K-Stars Rendomly shuts down #50572
Will this fix this message...



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HEQ5 Mount STOPS Tracking and K-Stars Rendomly shuts down #50639
The warning? It's somehow innocuous I think: you did not define any horizon points, that's all. If the message bothers you, perhaps you could write the empty file from the INDI interface (and perhaps find another bug if the driver crashes while reading an no-data file?).

-Eric

HEQ5-Pro - Atik 314E - Orion ED80T - DMK21 on Orion 50mm
DIY 3D-printed Moonlite and FWheel RGB/LPR
KStars and indiserver on two Atom 1.6GHz 1GB RAM Linux, VPN remote access

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