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INDI Library v1.7.6 Released. (27 Feb 2019)

First release of 2019 comes with quite a few new drivers across the board along with significant performance improvements to INDI camera and live streaming performance. Many drivers received significant updates to improve performance & stability, while a few were re-written from scratch to be in line with INDI standards. Here are some of the highlights:

Guide module change request.

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Guide module change request. was created by Viejo

It would be very helpful to have the AutoStar switch on the main Guide page rather than down in a sub menu. When trying to get guiding started, I switch back an forth often from auto to manual and also need to know it's current state. One glance - one click is better than 3. The way it works on the Focus screen is great.

Also, the trash can icon seems a poor (non intuitive) choice for the re-calibrate function. There is plenty of room to divide the Guide button into a Guide button and a ReCalibrate button.

As always, thanks for all the work the developers are putting into this project.
AT8RC Astrograph on CGX mount
ASI-071 C camera or
Pentax K3ii DSLR
60mm Orion guide scope w/QHY5II camera
Feather Touch 2" focuser w/ Focus Lynx auto focus
PPB Power Center, GPS, Temp/Humidity Sensor
7 port powered USB hub to HP Laptop over 30' powered USB cable
KStars / EKOS
2 weeks 10 hours ago #37389

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Replied by Ron Kramer on topic Guide module change request.

I CONCUR. (I didn't know how to recalibrate (trash?) .

I wanted to click auto select and forgot where it was. (my memory is mush). at 61.
But I agree way to many clicks to do LOTS of things.

I also would like guiding TOT RMS on the (over all main page). The one that shows focus, frame count and guiding. It has RA and DEC error but not total so I find Im clicking the guide tab a lot to see total RMS.

To much clicking around tends to crash Kstars. So the less clicking I can do the better.
JAsem has been working with me on guiding. I'm using the AP experimental driver for the mount. I can't get pulse to work - it kicks the mount huge steps.
I just tested ST4 and had MUCH better results. (though I don't like another cable.

The guide rate started NICE <.5 but averaged out about 1.0. = (
MAYBE due to clouds - it was unsafe per my cloud watcher. I wanted to test it anyway. We'll see next time I try ST4 on a clear night.
2 weeks 8 hours ago #37390

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Replied by knro on topic Guide module change request.

well, I got one thing done.

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Replied by Ron Kramer on topic Guide module change request.

SO COOL!

question. I wanted to try and fine tune guding (like I do with PHD) and wondered. (seemed logical?) that DEC being on the left complies to gain on the left? and RA on the right complies to gain and settings on the right side?
correct?

What I try to do is if I see OVER CORRECTING pulses. (that shoot to the opposite side / oscillating) and I want to decrease the pulse. I assumed this was done by reducing the gain? I waned the pulse to correct back to the center line and not kick the mount past the center line... then up past the center line, then down past the center line. You know what I mean. How to increase the correction kick and decrease the kick when the graph seems to show one of those adjustments is needed?

Also what is integral gain? vs proportional?

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Replied by Ron Kramer on topic Guide module change request.

And as long as we're on this topic. Last night I tested again. After calibration or - when guiding is restarted. the star is not centered in the reticule. So the plots on the target are way out of center.
The only way I can get it to recenter is to STOP and then click a new star and then restart guiding. (Which I find myself doing all the time).
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Replied by Ron Kramer on topic Guide module change request.

On this topic - another issue came to mind. Reading the manual it says 2x2 is really recommended. When ever I do this (lodestar XS) I get SLITS instead of stars!?!?! So I'm forced to go back to 1x1 with all the noise.

??? Can't guide on a slit.

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Replied by Viejo on topic Guide module change request.

This is great. Just what I wanted, and so quick! This is the second time that you've made a minor fix for me in less than a day. It's like having a personal programmer on my staff. Thank you again Jasem.
AT8RC Astrograph on CGX mount
ASI-071 C camera or
Pentax K3ii DSLR
60mm Orion guide scope w/QHY5II camera
Feather Touch 2" focuser w/ Focus Lynx auto focus
PPB Power Center, GPS, Temp/Humidity Sensor
7 port powered USB hub to HP Laptop over 30' powered USB cable
KStars / EKOS
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