Derek replied to the topic 'Restarting guiding after meridian flip' in the forum. yesterday

Thanks Wolfgang,
Could be difficult to reproduce I think. Its been working fine since that night.
Derek

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Derek replied to the topic 'Restarting guiding after meridian flip' in the forum. yesterday

Wolfgang,
Do you mean the file I posted for 2019-09-10? Yes I have the full log. Its quite verbose so I've gzipped it and uploaded it to drive here > drive.google.com/open?id=1RVUOEJsNaTg2DFGfxOMBuaLJkf1vremk
It looks like guiding was indeed working before the flip.
Its very strange, I've had 2 clear night since, using the exact same scheduler file (observing SS Cyg for an AAVSO campaign) and the guiding did start perfectly after the flip.

Derek

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Derek replied to the topic 'Restarting guiding after meridian flip' in the forum. 3 days ago

Last night I used the exact same scheduler file and it did indeed restart guiding after the flip. I've no idea what happened the previous night to prevent this.
Derek

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Derek replied to the topic 'Restarting guiding after meridian flip' in the forum. 5 days ago

I've attached logs between the flip start and the capture start. It did do a plate-solve align, but no guiding start :-(

File Attachment:

File Name: no-guide-start.log
File Size: 61 KB


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Derek created a new topic ' Restarting guiding after meridian flip' in the forum. 5 days ago

Question: If a meridian flip happens mid sequence (for example in frame 20 of 100), does guiding auto restart?

The reason I ask is because I noticed last night, after the flip that I had to press the 'guide' button to restart the guiding. The system did do a post flip realign but then just started the next capture in the sequence without starting guiding.

Thanks,
Derek

P.S. this was using the scheduler

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Derek replied to the topic 'ASI120MM Mini not working' in the forum. 1 week ago

I have an ASI120 (not the mini) and one thing I noticed is that I have to have it plugged into a USB2 port on the observatory desktop PC. Lucky its an old PC with 4 usb2 ports and 2 usb3 ports.
Might be worth a try if you are currently using a usb3 port.
Derek

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Derek created a new topic ' PEC playback enable option in iOptron driver' in the forum. 4 weeks ago

Would it be possible to add switches to the ioptron CEM120 driver to switch on PEC playback as well as start a PEC recording.
It could be difficult though as the driver would have to disable them for EC and EC2 mounts because they don't have (or need) PEC

According to this doc www.ioptron.com/v/ASCOM/RS-232_Command_Language2014V3.pdf the commands are as below.
Command: “:SPR0#” or “:SPR1#”
Response: “1”
These commands set the status of PE recording. “0” stands for stop recording PE, “1” stands for
start recording PE.
Note: This command only available in non-encoder version of equatorial mount.
Command: “:SPP0#” or “:SPP1#”
Response: “1”
These commands set the status of PEC playback. “0” stands for PEC playback OFF, “1” stands for
PEC playback ON.
Note: This command only available in non-encoder version of equatorial mount.

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Derek replied to the topic 'Has anyone used the new iOptron Firmware with the INDI drivers?' in the forum. 4 weeks ago

For me I currently park point at the east horizon (see live here 52-8.xyz/images/telemetry/snapshot.jpg ) but it sounds like a good idea with the switch. However this switch would only apply if you park pointing north? Maybe a help popup description on the switches to explain this may help future users and avoid confusion.
Derek

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Derek replied to the topic 'infinite loop focusing' in the forum. 4 weeks ago

Great!! Thanks Wolfgang.
Derek

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