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Thanks Hy,

I'll check the log tomorrow, as I ran them all verbose. I don't think the solver is failing, as it performed successfully at the beginning of the session and after the meridian flip.

Thanks,

Ron

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Ron,

I wouldn't think you'd need the other checkboxes.
If you are running the scheduler, then you should see lines like this (assuming you have verbose logging to file, and scheduler checked in the Logs Menu).

[2022-08-10T05:07:21.203 PDT DEBG ][ org.kde.kstars.ekos.scheduler] - "Target Distance: 11\" Target (RA: 308° 50' 39\" DE: 60° 13' 55\") Current (RA: 308° 50' 37\" DE: 60° 14' 06\") solved in 1.23s"

I run it after every capture (e.g. set it to "every 1 frames" and "1.5 arcminutes").
Try "every 1" and see what the target distance lines says for you.
It may turn out that your solver is failing, I suppose. Then the check could not be performed.

Hy

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Paul replied to the topic 'Missing stored files' in the forum. 1 hour 39 minutes ago

I think it is likely that it started the run by overwriting the same file and then after midnight the sequence started incrementing correctly.

Some additional clues that might help track this down.

I am unable to duplicate it with the simulators.
I have not seen it happen with darks or flats and they never start a sequence with 000 only 001.
I cannot be certain that it has anything to do with the 000 numbering, but it started at the same time, back early last year.
It happens with and without using the scheduler.
It seems to correct itself when midnight occurs.
If it is happening and you stop and start the capture sequence it seems to fix it for the current run.

Paul

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Eh, try it and see, but I wouldn't think so. I'm doing that as a workaround for my AZ-GTi which sometimes gets very confused and unable to get close enough to a desired location.

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Ray replied to the topic 'v3.6.1 Scheduler issue' in the forum. 4 hours 32 minutes ago

Thanks Jasem. Just wanted to give feedback. Guess you have it in hand.

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3.6.1 is not stable yet. There was major refactor that went in and it's still ongoing. We need 3-4 weeks before things start to settle again. Please stick with 3.6.0 for now.

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Yes, I'm using it with Scheduler. I notice that you have the four boxes located below checked. I have none of them checked. I wonder if that has anything to do with it?

Thanks,

Ron

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Ray created a new topic ' v3.6.1 Scheduler issue' in the forum. 5 hours 5 minutes ago

currently using v3.6.0 in production but testing v3.6.1. Found issue with scheduler. using all simulators seems to be getting stuck unparking dome. part log shown here.

[2022-08-14T20:48:57.393 BST INFO ][ org.kde.kstars.ekos] - "Dome Simulator is online."
[2022-08-14T20:48:57.547 BST INFO ][ org.kde.kstars.ekos.scheduler] - "INDI devices connected."
[2022-08-14T20:48:57.572 BST DEBG ][ org.kde.kstars.indi] - Telescope Simulator : "[SCOPE] mountToApparentRaDec 90.000000, 90.000000 to ha 90.000000, ra 168.568238, 90.000000 "
[2022-08-14T20:48:57.572 BST DEBG ][ org.kde.kstars.indi] - Telescope Simulator : "[SCOPE] Current RA: 11:14:16 Current DEC: 90:00:00 "
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...[2022-08-14T20:48:58.574 BST DEBG ][ org.kde.kstars.indi] - Telescope Simulator : "[SCOPE] mountToApparentRaDec 90.000000, 90.000000 to ha 90.000000, ra 168.572422, 90.000000 "
[2022-08-14T20:48:58.574 BST DEBG ][ org.kde.kstars.indi] - Telescope Simulator : "[SCOPE] Current RA: 11:14:17 Current DEC: 90:00:00 "
[2022-08-14T20:48:58.600 BST DEBG ][ org.kde.kstars.ekos.scheduler] - Checking INDI properties.
[2022-08-14T20:48:58.601 BST DEBG ][ org.kde.kstars.ekos.scheduler] - Dome unpark required but dome is not yet ready.

goes onto retry but fails...

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AZ-GTi with various bits of home-brew
* 3d-printed bracket to hold the raspberry pi and power supply, air duct for cooling fan, GPS holder, box for homebrew 12V UPS
* counterweight bar and tripod
* aluminum rail for the guide scope shoe
* external antenna mod for raspberry pi
* eqmod cable
* 12V power harness with XT30 connectors
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I recently downloaded Stellarmate 1.7.2 and have a similar problem using a CEM26. Apart from the initial spot on calibration window nothing seems to happen. I have attached a log file in the hope that someone could tell me what I am doing wrong. That way I will avoid what appears the arduous task of upgrading the Ioptron firmware as I will have to borrow my wife's Windows computer and try to remember how to operate it. Stellarmate 1.7.0 worked fine for calibration.
Thanks
Mike

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Maybe it only works within a job? My sequences are all 8-12hrs long.

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While I'm perfectly comfortable with format strings - `man 3 printf` and `man 3 strftime` are familiar references - the world doesn't need another set of application specific "%something" tokens. Taking inspiration from python's string formatting might better, eg.

f"{imagedir}/{target}/{camera}/{filter}/{exposure:.3f}secs/{type}_{timestamp}_{num:04d}.fits" or
"{imagedir}/{target}/{camera}/{filter}/{exposure:.3f}secs/{type}_{timestamp}_{num}.fits".format(**fits_hdr)

You could interpolate pretty much any property from the FITS header, and you wouldn't need to remember what the difference between "%T" vs "%t" means; tokens like "{TEMPERATURE}" "{DATE-OBS}" "{EXPTIME}" are far more obvious.

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So I got the scheduler mostly doing what I want.

This morning I noticed that, as a new job was started, the scheulder aborted an exposure in progress - in one case with just about 10 seconds remaining - rather than waiting for that exposure to finish. It would be nice if there was a control (did I just miss it?) to say whether it's more important to start a target as soon as possible or whether it's ok to start a couple of minutes late to allow an exposure to finish.

And If an exposure is to start as soon as possible, does that imply slewing, aligning, guiding (including any necessary calibration) a few minutes ahead of time so that at the scheduled start time data collection can actually begin? I'm thinking not, since it appears that the scheduler performs its actions at the end of the minute where the action is to be taken.



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ah ok.
When I use the sceduler i create a squequence with few subs and add multiple times this one.

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Configure Kstars > Ekos > Scheduler

This only works if you're using the scheduler.. If you just run a sequence (even with guiding) this position check is not performed.

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Well thanks to anyone who looked at this and I'm assuming couldn't reproduce it.

Due to the current inability to procure a spare Rpi4 to try out various 64-bit flavors of Linux, I decided
to use this Rpi4 as my observatory controller. I am awaiting delivery of a Beelink Ryzan 7 miniPC
that I will put Kubuntu 22.04 on to get back to Kstars/Ekos.

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Hi Fred,

Be advised, if you (or anyone) decides to get a printer, the number of things I found to print/fix keep growing.
Len's caps for finders, knob for RedDot, side bracket (broke and glue was no use for original) for RedDot, ESP32 cases for DSC control, DSC gears/adapters, 2inch to T-2 adapter, plus a multitude of adapters/gadgets for around the house and car.

The printer 'justification' came about when I picked up an 8inch Dob for a great price that adding a printer would come up to about what the scope's value.
Then adding the DSC's to it.
www.cloudynights.com/topic/824855-dsc-fo...dsh-8/#entry11909602

Gene

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LoloIO replied to the topic 'Missing stored files' in the forum. 9 hours 9 minutes ago


Today I updated Kstars/Ekos/Indi. Now I will use v3.5.9 of this software solution.
I made a test last hour. I ran a sequence with 700 files (without the TS "Append Time stamp to the prefix"). But I had only 494 image saved. So on 3.5.9 version, we have yet this problem.
I use Astroberry Server. I updated it. But it's only 3.5.9 version. Not 3.6.0 version yet. May be later...

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Gene - thanks very much for the links. I've been hearing more about these services and knowing that there are drawings out there for use in astro applications is great. I'll check it out!

Fred

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