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INDI Library v1.9.1 Released (26 Jun 2021)

Bi-monthly INDI Library v1.9.1 is released bringing a few new drivers and improvements to existing drivers.

Desperately needed feature: better guide star loss recovery.

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The new feature is available for testing from my KStars copy on branch feature_realign_after_guiding_failure.

I am currently merging the two options for guiding failure and guiding calibration failure into a single one. This update will be available in a couple of hours.

Wolfgang
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OK, now the feature is available for testing. It can be controlled by a single option that is valid both for calibration errors and guiding errors:


Its available on my KStars fork on invent.kde.org/wreissenberger/kstars.git from branch <strong>feature_realign_after_guiding_failure</strong>
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Thanks Wolfgang. This is one of the missing pieces of my automation jigsaw. I'll test it asap.

Question: Would it be possible for ea-align to include when the guide star jumps out of the box? e.g.
[2020-08-17T22:29:21.703 CEST DEBG ][ org.kde.kstars.ekos.guide] - "findGuideStar found a star at 205.0, 103.5 but it is outside the tracking box"

This can sometimes happen after a dither and can displace the image quite a bit. It would be great if we could re-align on this too.

TIA, clear skies,
Steve

EDIT: Maybe the question should be, 'should we abort when the star is outside the tracking box?'
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I suppose a good way to test this is to put your hand in front of the guide scope for a minute, and then take it away to see what happens.
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Think I saw some conversation that "Guiding Calibration Failure" and "Guiding Failure" might be rolled into a single checkbox.

Was it decided to do that?
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Yepp, it will be one single checkbox. I updated my post from last night, which contained the wrong screenshot.
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This is not that easy since re-aligning is bound to a certain guiding event - currently GUIDE_CALIBRATION_ERROR or GUIDE_ABORTED. A guiding star outside of the tracking box leads to GUIDE_REACQUIRE (if it happens a certain number in a row).

Would not that be an overreaction? I would appreciate leaving the decision to the guiding module how to handle such cases. If it gives up in terms of GUIDE_CALIBRATION_ERROR or GUIDE_ABORTED, then it's up to the scheduler now to react.
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Hi
Unfortunately, no change here. The option still lists only calibration:

git log
commit b1a7f2137ea1d4ad8741247312257a3560770137 (HEAD -> feature_realign_after_guiding_failure, origin/feature_realign_after_guiding_failure)
Author: Wolfgang Reissenberger <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date: Mon Aug 17 20:59:33 2020 +0200

Reduced to one single option for re-aligning after guiding or calibration errors

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I've not checked the code, but perhaps just the Info text was not updated, maybe just check that last checkbox to enable both.
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Hi

Could be, but I see it in Wofgang's screenshot here .


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Just checked it, my latest build looks like this:
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Perhaps a silly question, but if you just compiled from git, do you have 2 versions installed and still running the older one, not the fresh one?
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