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Over the last two weeks I've run into this issue of the filter not being written to the FITS header. Since I've had no changes to my environment I had assumed I may have inadvertently flipped a software switch somewhere along the way but I've no idea what that might have been. I've just finished importing a few hundred images I've taken with EKOS (3.6.0 Stable running on MacOS 12.6 (Monterey)) and there is no filter record in the FITS header. 60+ other records but no filter information. This somewhat complicates PixInsight WBPP but thankfully there are easy workarounds short of editing the FITS header. This is happening for all my Light and Flat frames of all kinds of exposure lengths. I've been using EKOS/KStars for over a year and haven't run into this before.

I see this thread goes back a few months and predates the current release. Also the bug posting on GitHub hasn't seemed to advance but I'll post there as well.

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Thanks - I'll repost my original over on that thread!

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Hi

ran into a weird thing last night which I haven’t seen before and was wondering if anyone had any ideas?

I set my mount up, tried doing PA using the align module which I don’t seem to be having much success with these day and eventually gave in and decided for what I was aiming to do I was close enough (at one point it seemed to indicate I was 45 degrees out and the next attempt that I was pretty much spot on) and I had it slew to cassiopeia. I then did my usual of using the platesolving to refine where I was pointing. Normally this involves it making a handful of attempts as it gets closer and closer until I’m within 30 arc secs. This time it said I was around 5 (arc mins I believe) and slewed a little then said it was around 10 out, it platesolved and slewed again and said it was again out by around 5, so again it slewed and was out about 10. It kept doing this back and forth without getting closer. I tried aiming at a specific star in cassiopeia and it did the same thing.

Now I’ve used the camera (sv305), guide scope (30mm sv165), mount (iexos-100) and astroberry before without this happening. The actual physical setup is slightly new as I’m setting up a new scope (no camera attached yet so that wasn’t really involved beyond its weight) and I was aiming to tinker with phd2.

Any ideas what may be causing this? Is it lack of darks (I’ve got them just seem to cause freeze’s in align) or something else?

regards

Nigel

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Mariusz replied to the topic 'Eqmod goto rate' in the forum. 1 hour 53 minutes ago

Hello Kevin,

so, I have updated the skywatcher.cpp as advised by you:

Line 415: minperiods[Axis1] = 12; //6;
Line 416: minperiods[Axis2] = 12; //6;

Recompiled and installed the driver. The change is being used as evidenced by the log file entry:
DEBUG 0.287078 sec : InquireBoardVersion(): MountCode = 35, MCVersion = 30e23, setting minperiods Axis1=12 Axis2=12

Unfortunately, there is no noticeable change in the goto slew speed, i.e. still at its maximum (800x as shown by Ekos).
Attached the log files with the debug level active.

File Attachment:

File Name: indi_eqmod_telescope_142325.log
File Size: 156 KB


Let me know your thoughts - do I need to be more aggressive with the value? Like 50?.

Regards,
Mariusz

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Hi Jasem,

Here are the logs. As far as I understand, there is a segmentation fault somewhere.

Best regards,
Dahu

PS : ekosdebugger is really a helpful app. Thanks for that.

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Hi Jasem,

I think there's not yet a indiwebmanagerapp package in “INDI Stable Builds” for ubuntu 22.04 jammy. Could you please add it in the repository ?

thanks a lot.

Valentin



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Rob as an FYI I've used your setupUbuntuSBC.sh script to do the setup on the ODROID M1. It seemed to run pretty well. I'm having an issue with a package upgrade but that is not related to your stuff. No real life observatory control as yet but solves ran nicely. I don't seem to have icons in the Ekos control buttons (I've seen that often but have not quite worked out what it is caused by).

Thanks again for your work in setting those scripts up.

Bob

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Mariusz replied to the topic 'Eqmod goto rate' in the forum. 8 hours 59 minutes ago

Hi Kevin,

this would be great and means the Indi driver controls all the slews, including gotos, directly, right?
I will look at the code and try to change.
I think relevant is the uint32_t minperiods[2] used for high speed - it is currently set to 6, which I assume corresponds to the max. speed of the mount (this what it's using when executing.a goto).
I'll try to compile and use with value 7-9.
ok, any other side effects I should be aware of?

Regards,
Mariusz

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Can you please use Ekos Debugger to run the driver and send the logs?

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Please share the mount logs (look at my signature on how to generate the logs).

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Tonight I figured out that when Stellarmate connects to the Minitower II mount it overrides the time and the hand controller gets its time changed from say 22:15:00 EDT to 2:15:00 (the UTC time), and if the mount is not parked (say because you did an alignment with the handset), the mount immediately swivels 4 hours west. Clouds arrived shortly after this discovery so I wasn't able to determine if a goto from Stellarmate would get to the correct target or instead send the scope pointing to where the target will be in 4 hours. Should be clear in two days and will see what I can find out. I see in the driver docs to turn off DST on the hand controller and I did that first.

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I'm assuming I may have inadvertently flipped a software switch somewhere along the way but I've just finished importing a few hundred images I've taken with EKOS (3.6.0 Stable running on MacOS 12.6 (Monterey)) and there is no filter record in the FITS header. 60+ other records but no filter information. This somewhat complicates pre-processing but thankfully there are workarounds short of editing the FITS header. This is happening for both Light and Flat frames. I've been using EKOS/KStars for over a year and haven't run into this before.

Is there something obvious I'm missing or is this occurring for others?

Thanks!

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Kevin Ross replied to the topic 'Eqmod goto rate' in the forum. 17 hours 16 minutes ago

When issuing slew commands, the INDI driver sets a hard-coded speed for both high speed (far away) and low speed (close) moves. There is code like this:

        if (useHighSpeed)
            SetSpeed(Axis1, minperiods[Axis1]);
        else
            SetSpeed(Axis1, lowperiod);

Both minperiods and lowperiod are hard-coded values. minperiods is set during initialization. If you want to hack on the driver, you can try changing that value and seeing what happens.

I'd try it myself, but my mount is outside under a cover during a rain storm right now, so I can't test it.

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Seems like indiserver and/or other indi drivers are not installed properly. Are you able to run indiserver command from command line?

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Hartmut replied to the topic 'Eqmod goto rate' in the forum. 22 hours 33 minutes ago

ahh, ok, thought it`s just this parameter. When I used EQMOD under ASCOM I changed the value in the EQMOD config-File. There was an older version of EQMOD without the slider you show in the screenshot.
That was simple...

So let´s hope...

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