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INDI Library v1.9.3 Released (11 Nov 2021)

Bimonthly Stable INDI Library release introduces new drivers and fixes for existing ones. Some highlights:

Meridian Flip - EKOS/Onstep Slews to last star

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I tested the file you posted. I had to massage it to remove carriage returns.

It behaves normally on 4.x:
- The target in Ekos is now the star that is being slewed to, even though the slew is still in progress. It is no longer the previous star.
- The popup notification that the mount has reached the target only happens when the slew has actually ended.
- The 'Eq. Coordinates' in INDI goes yellow when the slew is in progress, and then green when the slew ended.

So all good on my side.

We need this to go into INDI's repo quickly, because it affects lots of people, not just those who do meridian flips.

Do you want me to submit it to Jasem?
3 months 4 days ago #74977

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I have attached the cpp for you to compile and run - I am waiting on your results against your 4.x OnStep code - I only have 3.x installed to run against - HTH
3 months 4 days ago #74978

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pull request submitted and was already in the works...now updated
3 months 4 days ago #74979

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Jamie,
Please update the pull request to include the attached code.
It is the same functionality as yours, but minus the Windows vs. Linux line ending (carriage return removed).
Also, the comments are in the correct place (on the condition line), so easier to read.
3 months 4 days ago #74980
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Built with no issues - slewing and tracking info is correct - this version has been pushed to my master and will verify the pull
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3 months 4 days ago #74981

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Thank you for your persistence. It paid off fixing this bug.

Let us all know when it is accepted by Jasem, so we look for the next indi-bin build.
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3 months 4 days ago #74982

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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.
 
3 months 3 days ago #74986

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Did you see Jamie Flinns solution to his Meridian flip issue Gustav?
Jamie added a 10sec delay between each exposure, I have no idea if it would fix your problem - after all why should it work from one side and not the other.
www.facebook.com/groups/428163374611772/posts/993428068085297
 
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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.
3 months 3 days ago #74997

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Just testing with 10sec delay, Ekos did a MF Pier side: West Pointing East, pause capturing and resumed after MF.
East pointing West: MF Waiting, nothing happens - same as you describe Gustav. 
3 months 3 days ago #74998

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Gustav,

This topic is specific to the OnStep telescope controller, and affects far more than just the meridian flip.

For the meridian flip with OnStep, it is a frequently asked question, so we added it to the FAQ page on OnStep's Wiki.

onstep.groups.io/g/main/wiki/7118

I see that your mount is an iOptron. No idea if any (or all) of that applies to iOptron or not.
3 months 3 days ago #75001

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The pull request was merged by Jasem into INDI's repository.

We are now waiting for the PPA packages that incorporates the fixes for OnStep.
3 months 1 day ago #75053

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