Had a good automated Meridian Flip last night #52514
Here's the video:
I was lucky in that a guide star was found. That is normally the biggest reason for failure.
I used to have the flip fail a lot until I realized that EKOS does not reset the ALIGNMENT module to use "SLEW to TARGET" option if I had left it on "Sync" only.
To me that is a soft bug, or at least a usability fault. In order fir the automated flip to work it MUST slew to target, but if that option was not selected in the Alignment module, then it fails and only syncs.
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ASI 1600Mm Pro
LodeStar X2 and ZWO OAG
Had a good automated Meridian Flip last night #52536
Thank you for making the video to explain all the process! So right finding the guide star is *usually* the biggest issue. I think by the time Robert sextractor changes are merged into KStars, we'd have a much better chance of successfully detecting even faint stars.
Had a good automated Meridian Flip last night #52575
Every time mine occurs, I love watching it and all the different tasks that happen. I've even posted it to my friends on FB... hey look at my scope doing a Meridian Flip. I know, it's a snoozer for those not involved... watching a telescope slowly move to it's new location.haha!