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INDI Library v1.9.7 Released (29 Jul 2022)

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Any way to activate the backlash setting - mine is greyed out

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The Backlash setting greyed out on the Moonlight Litecrawler. That means EKOS defaults to a zero setting - which is 5 * Initial Step Size.
This Moonlight Litecrawler focuser has extremely low (I cant see any) backlash, but the default setting in EKOS means the autofocus has 5 * Initial Step Size.
I would like to change that to a lower number than 5.

Peter

iOptron CEM120 EC2 and CEM25P
Celestron C11 EdgeHD and William Optics Star71
ASI 1600MM Pro, ASI 462MC
Moonlight Litecrawler (C11) and Motorfocus (WOStar71)
LodeStar X2 and ZWO OAG
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2 days 11 hours ago #86528

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I'm guessing you mean the backlash field in Focus (or in Indi on the focuser tab)?

There is a check in focus that the backlash field is activated if the focuser supports backlash and inactive otherwise. I had a quick look at the moonlight driver and it looks like it doesn't support backlash (although I'm not an expert here so could be wrong). I don't know if that is because the focuser doesn't support backlash or a limitation in the driver.

This would be consistent with you seeing that the field is inactive.

Focus should work fine with the 5 * Initial Step Size but will be a few seconds slower due to the "unnecessary" in/out focus movement. The "5" is hardcoded in the program so, at the moment, the only way to change it would be to build you own version of kstars.

Just out of interest what would you want to set it to?
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I would try zero first, and then 1X and then 2X to see if I see any difference.
I've never experienced any backlash with this focuser before.

iOptron CEM120 EC2 and CEM25P
Celestron C11 EdgeHD and William Optics Star71
ASI 1600MM Pro, ASI 462MC
Moonlight Litecrawler (C11) and Motorfocus (WOStar71)
LodeStar X2 and ZWO OAG
Nextdome, AAG Cloudwatcher
MacMini
1 day 13 hours ago #86546

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