Now, running with latest FirmWare on IOptron GEM45 I have the following observations:
Meridian Flip from OTA on West side: Tested 4 times all successfully conducted.
Meridian Flip from OTA on East side: Tested 3 times all failing!
Symptom is: every few seconds: Doing Flip, no movement Doing flip, no movement... Status switches between Tracking and Stopped
May be Meridian flip from East side is not so usual? Here at high Latitudes (Norway) it definitely can happen as objects that are always up are tracked and captured.
I saw that, but have been testing with capture sequence and without. All now worked as expected with OTA to West. The tests with OTA to the East where all done without any capture sequence and did not work.
I think that the Flip should occur also without sequence running just tracking an object.
Hi All - report on operation using the fix and a real run last night - Note: at 2:30 am KStars crashed AFTER going through the rull slew MF, align, guide image flow - so NOT related to this at all:
1) all slews GOOD
2) status accurate
3) MF NORMAL and completed
4) post flip align was GOOD
5) lol - focus not good but that is MY fault for adding and offset and asking for refocus after slew...oh well, live and learn (hence the out of focus image
5) guide after MF was a little weird but doing it's work, just poorly
The one thing that I see but just may be because I never looked before is the flip pending AFTER the main flip - I guess this could be because this sequence was so long it would suspend for the next night?....anyway all the items the bad status was affecting seem GOOD now - will continue working things to see if other issue can be tackled - BTW - this ALSO include a new fix in Kstars I have been working with Jasem on for official proper operation of pre-capture scripting which enables dual camera operation - been using my variant for months with great success and it is now up on github...have fun dual imagers
Last edit: 9 months 3 weeks ago by JAMIE FLINN. Reason: image corruption
I'm afraid we're not through yet. I took a closer look to the log file you posted in the other thread. It seems like after the MF your mount reported state "Tracking" with RA= "03h 23m 39s", while your position before the MF was RA= "23h 24m 25s". That's the reason why the second MF started.
So please could you do a dry run for the MF and turn on the logging for the mount driver in EKOS.
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All the action starts about 2:32 am - as per the analyzer output the actual flip and subsequent align seem like a normal pattern (My rig aligns very quickly and it looks like 3 steps were needed) - let me know what you see and THANKS!