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INDI Library v1.9.7 Released (29 Jul 2022)

Bi-monthly INDI Library released with new drivers and bug fixes.

New iOptron Go2Nova 8409 controller for CEM26 and GEM28 mounts

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Hello.
So what is required to move this along,more uptake of EKOS users who can supply logs to troubleshoot or input from Ioptron?
1 year 5 months ago #67928

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I'm happy to help out too. My mount seems to work (now I've fixed most of the backlash issues), but the rig with it on crashes lots if I use a QHY268M (and some, but less with my ASI1600). Running the nightlies, my other rig with a EQ6 doesn't crash with the camera, so it's something specific to the CEM26, but exacerbated by the higher res camera.
1 year 5 months ago #67929

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My QHY268M have been stuck in customs for 2 weeks now, but I should be getting it soon. If there are crashes caused by the camera then I should be able to pinpoint the issue.
Jasem Mutlaq
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which mount is that your using?
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Hi

Just got my CEM26 with the 8409. I use StellarMate for my automation workflow.  I connected the USB port from the hand controller to StellarMate using the cable supplied with the mount and then selected iOptron CEM70 as the scope.  In StellarMate I'm able to control the mount; perform GOTO etc.  It seems to use the indi_ioptronv3_telescope driver.  Hope that's helpful to any one.
1 year 4 months ago #69410

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Welcome Owen to INDI forums! Thank you for the feedback. I've actually added alias for CEM26 and GEM28 so it's more obvious, but that would make it to the next KStars release.
Jasem Mutlaq
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1 year 4 months ago #69482

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Hello, 

I am just a click away from Buy Now button for GEM28, so you, owners can you verify that the mount works too with the cable connected directly to PC with Kstars? (as far as I can understand there is a USB cable from the controller that you can connect on a PC).


Thank you!


 
1 year 3 months ago #70049

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Yes directly it works fine.
Jasem Mutlaq
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1 year 3 months ago #70050

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Really happy with my new mount, I was able to connect it to my Macbook but I had a few hiccups yesterday on my first night.

In have ON the option Kstars updates all devices (time & place) I can see that the HC updates that info but it goes always +1 hour. I can see LT 22:00 in Kstars, 23:00 in my HC.  Any hints?


After PA I pressed Go To M81 (that time M81 was just left to the Polaris) but the mount went upside down! After many failed attempts, I've packed and moved inside.

Set as parked position pointing North with the counter bar down. Then I set the mount to point at Zenith, I could see the mount into Kstars at Zenith but in meanwhile the mount next to me was pointing on the yellow dot.

(Coordinates are correct cause till yesterday my setup worked flawlessly with my previous mount.)


Any hints, tips appreciated! 
1 year 3 months ago #71144
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For the 1st problem maybe check DST setting in both the HC and in kstars?
For the 2nd problem make sure you are installing the telescope the right way. You can easily test this indoor by turning reverse DEC option on.
Just my 2cents
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Setting a proper Home Position was the solution for the above. I've lost the whole session for this :-/
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