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Rainbow Astro RST-135 and Basic LX-200

2 months 2 weeks ago
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Rainbow Astro RST-135 and Basic LX-200 #52274
Latest RST Rainbow software V.200131
Raspberry Pie 4
KStars 3.4.2

I am unable to sync the position of the SkyMap/Handcontroller/OTA-Telescope with the object on the SkyMap using the Rainbow Astro RST-135 Setting EKOS-KStars.

Example Screens included.

1. When EKOS-KStars is set to the basic LX200 mode, the KStar-SkyMap/Handcontroller/OTA-Telescope all have the same sky object referenced.

When the RainbowAstro RST-135 is set to the Rainbow Astro > RST-135 mode, the KStar-SkyMap/Handcontroller/OTA-Telescope has the Handcontroller and the OTA-Telescope matching, but not the KStar-SkyMap referencing the same sky object. There is an unresolvable offset even after using the sync function in the Astro Astro Handcontroller and/or KStartars.

How do I get EKOS-KStar set with the Rainbow Astro > RST-135 mode for controlling the RST-135 mount to have the KStar-SkyMap match what the Handcontroller and what I see through the OTA-Telescope?

I have used the SYNC function without success.


As a reference, the iPhone-SkySafari Plus/Handcontroller/OTA-Telescope combination set up with:

"Meade LX200 Classic"

has the iPhone-SkySafari Plus/Handcontroller/OTA-Telescope all matching the same object in the sky. [ASCOM w/ MaxIM DL, TheSky6], Stellarium and Cartes du Ciel Open Source Planetarium all seem to work correctly too.

Any and All suggestions welcome.


Thank you

Art

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2 months 2 weeks ago
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Rainbow Astro RST-135 and Basic LX-200 #52276
Select rainbow driver and submit logs for it (see my signature on how to submit logs).

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2 months 2 weeks ago
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Rainbow Astro RST-135 and Basic LX-200 #52381
log ... sorry I did not zip

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The mount gets lost and then crashes into itself.


Tell me what you want and how you want testing done. I will get to that and send you the logs.


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Rainbow Astro RST-135 and Basic LX-200 #52415
Ok the response from the mount is different from the official Rainbow documentation. Maybe it needs firmware update? Please contact Rainbow for more information on this.

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2 months 1 week ago
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Rainbow Astro RST-135 and Basic LX-200 #52450
LOL

WOW, this is great.

www.rainbowastro.com/software-2/

I was having these problems with the mount so ... I upgraded my firmware. The most recently released firmware is what I am running. There is a new product that RainbowAstro is releasing, the RST-300, and maybe this is why you see the mismatch in what you reviewed from my unit and the log I forwarded.

– Change homing range to 200 degrees
– Fixed bug with meridian flipping when canceling GOTO

The RST-135 is kind of a new product, so these kinds of crazy things are expected.

Unfortunatly, I can NOT go back to the previous firmware release. Or I need to ask RainbowAstro how to do that. Unluckily, I do not know anyone who has not upgraded whos mount I can use to get a PRE UPGRADE log.

How can I help?

How do you want me to proceed?

Is there someone I should try to contact in Korea and Rainbow Robotics??

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2 months 1 week ago
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Rainbow Astro RST-135 and Basic LX-200 #52617
1st:

Thank you for your support of the Astronomy Community and this spectacular cluster of valuable practical, functional software tools.

2nd:

I did follow your recommendation and contacted Rainbow Astro Support, and my Local Reseller, Cloud Break Optics, [described the problem and provided the log{KStar/Ekos Log}] about what I thought the problem was. And I received an immediate response acknowledging my technical question and then not too long after that a complete, understandable, and implementable resolution/solution.

3rd.

As a part of the solution, I downloaded and successfully upgraded my RST-135 with the most recent firmware upgrade from RainbowAstro's Support Page that corrects:

– Change the homing range to 200 degrees
– Fixed bug with meridian flipping when canceling GOTO
– Fixed a bug where the mount was reversed in Southern Hemisphere / ALT-AZI mode

Then, I followed the instructions and correctly set up the RST-135 to use KStars and EKos. [KStar & EKos/RST-135 Hubo-I Handcontroller User Manual ... of course there is always user error, I'm Human]

KStars and EKos NOW CONTROL MY RAINBOWASTRO RST-135 MOUNT PERFECTLY!!!!!! Now the tuning ....... process .....

Thank you for your assistance and recommendations for troubleshooting my technical challenge.

Regards,

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Rainbow Astro RST-135 and Basic LX-200 #55971
I just got the same RST-135, which I plan on using with a StellarMate when traveling. Can you please tell me what settings are important for the mount on the hand controller, and what settings are important in KStars/EKOS? How do you set the meridian flip? Dose the mount inform KStars/EKOS of GPS location, time?

Any help is appreciated. Thanks!

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