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INDI Library v1.9.5 Released (08 Mar 2022)

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EQMOD sync and align settings

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Hi Ron,

  thanks for the reply and that's what I actually made to normally run everything, but the issue is still there and I can't use pulse guiding but only ST4. Not a real disabling problem, but an annoyance that prevents the use of a lot of cool Ekos feature!
4 months 17 hours ago #79392

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Replied by S on topic EQMOD sync and align settings

Hi Jarno!

I soldered the wires to my EQ6 instead of using the usual power plug. Eventually I will make this mod, but I need the connectors:
www.myastroscience.com/eq6powerupgrade

And this seems to have solved my problem. I could now create a small mount model and it hits the targets within the expected accuracy. So Thank you very much for the power plug tip :-)
3 months 4 weeks ago #79583

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Good to hear that helped, yes the regular barrel connector is not a very good choice for powering a device that is constantly moving. Also there seems to be some tolerances that some cables fit better than others and thus might work better. Skywatcher has better connectors in some of the higher end mounts like EQ8, but I guess there is a cent or two to be saved by not using those in the cheaper models...
Remote observatory running Ubuntu 21.10 x64 with ScopeDome 2M, Skywatcher EQ8, TS 8" RC, Atik 383L+, ASI178MC, ASI120MM-S, SX Lodestar X2, SX USB wheel with OAG, ZWO EAF, Gemini SnapCap, USB_DewPoint, KomaHub
3 months 3 weeks ago #79607

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Hi guys,
I created two topics on this subject, got some advise but still cannot make it to work.
Reuse EQMod alignments that is. I have an HEQ5.
-- I clear AlignData.xml
-- Create Mount Model. 6 points for example. (Mount Model tool in the Align Tab).
-- Save AlignData.xml
-- Park mount
-- Restart RPI
-- AlignData.xml gets read in. Align tab shows 6 alignment point and 3 triangles
Everything should be OK, right?
But the mount behaves exactly the same as before - the first goto is 3000-7000" off...
What am I missing?
Thanks!
Max S.

RPI 4 B (4Gb) with SMate
Askar FRA400, TPO RC6, Nikon D5500 full spectrum (with IDAS clip-in filter).
ASI2600MC Pro
ZWO ASI120MM Mini on ZWO 30F4
ZWO ASI224MC-S on Orion 50 mm f/3.2
ZWO EAF x 2
SW AZ-GTi
SW HEQ5
RST-135
3 months 2 weeks ago #79995

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Could it be that EQMOD thinks your scope is on the wrong side of the pier? I had that problem a few nights ago. Not sure how I fixed it. Did many things and suddenly it worked....
3 months 2 weeks ago #79997

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I am not sure why that be...
Max S.

RPI 4 B (4Gb) with SMate
Askar FRA400, TPO RC6, Nikon D5500 full spectrum (with IDAS clip-in filter).
ASI2600MC Pro
ZWO ASI120MM Mini on ZWO 30F4
ZWO ASI224MC-S on Orion 50 mm f/3.2
ZWO EAF x 2
SW AZ-GTi
SW HEQ5
RST-135
3 months 2 weeks ago #79998

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