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[SOLVED] eqmod does not remember scope position.

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Here's the scenario:

start indiserver on PI (indiserver indi_eqmod_telecope)
connect via Ekos and move the telescope around, from par to non park, to slew to target etc...
leave the telescope in a non-park position (ie: slewed to target)
disconnect Ekos from indiserver
close Ekos/Kstars/shutdown VM
stop indiserver
reboot PI


Boot PI, start indiserver, start Kstars and connect to the PI with Ekos.
From that point on, Ekos does not remember the exact position of the scope from previous shutdown.


Is this an expected behaviour or am I missing something?
Kstars Mac osx
Odroid C4 / WO Redcat51 / CEM25p / ZWO533MC / QHY5L-II-M (OAG)
Last edit: 7 years 4 months ago by Gonzothegreat.
7 years 5 months ago #2853

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I think this is a SOLVED, I had to set in the Kstars settings:

Ekos:
Load device configuration _ On connection
Indi:
Update source _ Device
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I wouldn't set update source to Device as this may create issues in the future. Load device configuration on connection is enough.
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What kind of issues are we potentially talking about ?
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The time in Raspberry PI might be as accurate as the PC unless you put a battery for the clock...etc.. So you might end up with RPi changing the time of KStars to something inaccurate.
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oh I see.
I've setup the time with ntp, but I think I'm shifting everything to the Odroid-C1 once it has arrived....
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There is still something odd with this issue. I've set it as you said but its still not working.
From the Indi control panel if you disconnect EqMod after slewing to a target and reconnect shortly after, the red crossair will be where you left the telescope pointing at.
Now if from Ekos, you stop the remote indi server then on full reconnection the red crossair will be pointing slightly under Polaris and not where the actual telescope is pointing to.


I'm at lost as to what I'm doing wrong, this is a feature which must work for me to be able to complete my remote observatory.
Maybe it's a bug, maybe it's a setting which I'm doing wrong.

Please help.
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Odroid C4 / WO Redcat51 / CEM25p / ZWO533MC / QHY5L-II-M (OAG)
7 years 4 months ago #3161

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I will check it tomorrow evening and let you know.
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7 years 4 months ago #3165

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I tested this yesterday, and EQMod will "remember" its position even if I shut INDI server and start it again.

Check this screen capture:

dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/52658751/eqmod.mkv
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Hi Jasem,

Thanks for the screen grab. Is there any special settings you're using to get the mount to remember the location?
As Ekos / Kstars settings?
I'm currently away in Germany where my remote observatory will be and cannot test this again as everything is back home in the UK.

I will take a screen grab from my side too when I'm back next week.
On my side, it only remembers the location if you disconnect the EqMod driver from the Indi control panel.
If you do full on disconnect, shutdown, restart , reconnect the all lot (a bit like your video) then the location is reset to slightly under Polaris.

Stephane
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No special settings, just using the defaults. Can anyone else with EQMod checks this?
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This is odd really.
in Kstars ~ Ekos I have the following set:
Configuration - Load Device Configuration : On Connection
Kstars ~ Indi - Update source: Device

I have even set the Update source to client and the problem persists.



One thing to notice is that when it's set to "Update source: Device", within the EqMod control panel I have to manually set the time (in the Site Management location tab).
Could it be that my issues comes from the time on the Odroid VS the time on the Kstars VM not being the same?
Kstars Mac osx
Odroid C4 / WO Redcat51 / CEM25p / ZWO533MC / QHY5L-II-M (OAG)
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