MiHell wrote: At present I have no working setup therefore I can only give some speculative thoughts on this:
- in the FS2 configuration menu there is a choice between two different formats for RA/Dec coordinates. Possibly the selected format has an influence on how the FS2 tries to reposition.
MiHell wrote: @ Herrhausen: did the lx200basic always successfully change to tracking on consecutive slews? (Just wondering?!)
calberts wrote: when connect the mouse 40d and fs2 it looks working oke, repeatable.
Is it already done when parking?
40. Is it possible to stop the RA motor over the RS232 port?
Yes, there is a simple trick:
The speed rate 2 must be set to exactly 1.00x.
For stopping the motor, you must first send the :RC# command. This command selects speed rate 2.
Then you must send the :Me# command, and the motor will immediately stop.
If you send a :Q# command, the motor will continue to run.
Note: This trick won't work, if you have changed the tracking speed at the handbox to moon, sun, earth or comet.
Does anyone know if it is really mandatory that fs-2 has version 1.26? Maybe can be related with all of the problems?
KStars V2.3.0 and INDI V1.0.0
After starting KStars the menu item "Extras" -> "Devices" ->
Select "Device Manager". Open "Telescopes" here,
Select "Astro-Electronic FS-2" and click "Start service". Now
should open a new window "INDI Control Panel - KStars", the
should contain a tab "Astro-Electronic FS-2".
Under "Main control" must first in the right field of the line "Ports"
the interface to which the FS-2 is connected
was, so for example / dev / ttyS0 in case of a serial RS-232
Interface or e.g. / dev / ttyUSB0 if a USB <-> serial adapter is on
USB port will use. By clicking on "Set" the setting
Now you should connect by clicking on "Connect"
activate and the LED lights green before "Connection".
(If that does not work, the access permission of the
User to be adapted to the interface. Users need
[at least under OpenSuse] belong to the group dialout.)
Once entered via FS-2 handbox the current position of the telescope
is, appears on the KStars sky map at the appropriate location
Right-clicks on map objects open a menu that marks the point
"Astro-Electronic FS-2" includes, over the commands (panning,
synchronize, etc.) can be sent to the FS-2.
Thanks to Mathias Frankenbach for this article!
30.7.2018, Note by Johannes Scherney: For the use of the INDI driver, the software version V1.26 is mandatory in FS2.