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INDI Library v1.7.8 Released (11 May 2019)

Mid year release of INDI Library v1.7.8 comes with a few drivers and improvements to to existing drivers.

Parking position question

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Parking position question was created by b4max

I was wondering if/why the parking position is in RA/Dec. I'd expect it to be in Alt/Az. Maybe I'm misunderstanding the concepts behind the different positions wrong. The terminology is unfortunately not always clear/the same. This is what I understand so far:

INDI/Ekos: Home Position == iOptron: Zero Position == celestial Pole (north or south)
INDI/Ekos: Parking Position == user defined Position (in the sky, aka not the spot on the wall to take a flat frame)

If I shut down at the end of the night and send the scope to park, I'd end up with the scope differently depending on the time of the shutdown. I haven't verified this yet because I'm afraid to crash the scope into the tripod...

Can somebody please shed more light on this topic?
Thanks, Max
1 month 3 weeks ago #37235

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Replied by knro on topic Parking position question

You're correct. The ZEQ25 based drivers use AZ/ALT for parking, but the rest weren't migrated to that yet.

I'll send you details for how to test the branch where this driver resides so it will affect other users until it's fully tested.
Jasem Mutlaq
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1 month 3 weeks ago #37339

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Replied by b4max on topic Parking position question

I guess you meant "so it won't affect other users"... ;-) Please share the git branch or where you're working on this. I'm using the indi_ieq_telescope driver with my iOptron CEM25p at the moment. Thanks!
1 month 3 weeks ago #37351

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Replied by knro on topic Parking position question

Please git pull from master and compile and test.
Jasem Mutlaq
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1 month 2 weeks ago #37409

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Replied by b4max on topic Parking position question

huh, looks like my first reply didn't make it. Sorry about that. It works as expected :-) An option for improvement:
Disable tracking when parking to an Alt/Az position. At the moment tracking stays enabled

Thanks for the implementation!!
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