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,
EDIT: Maybe the question should be, 'should we abort when the star is outside the tracking box?'
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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Unfortunately, no change here. The option still lists only calibration:
commit b1a7f2137ea1d4ad8741247312257a3560770137 (HEAD -> feature_realign_after_guiding_failure, origin/feature_realign_after_guiding_failure)
Date: Mon Aug 17 20:59:33 2020 +0200
Reduced to one single option for re-aligning after guiding or calibration errors