Hans created a new topic ' Full Automation and Weather handling in the Scheduler' in the forum. 3 days ago

Hi all. I want to use EKOS in a fully automated observatory setup.

The scheduler has most basic parts that are needed except complete weather service handling.
The first part exists; wait with starting an imaging run until the weather is OK.
However the second part, aborting an imaging run, parking the mount and closing down the roof or dome of the observatory in case of bad weather conditions is not implemented.
This second part is crucial to me.

A start has clearly been made in scheduler.cpp but the weather handling code is all commented-out and also incomplete.
I need this work completed and while I can work on this myself I prefer to do so in cooperation with the original author(s). Maybe there are already plans or even code on a branch somewhere to finish this ?

I'm new to KStars code but not to INDI code. Who can help me explain the weather handling design in KStars, how QDBus and INDI are combined, why checkWeather() does not exist but isWeatherOK() does etc. What the reasons were the code was commented-out instead of completed, etc. And advice on how to proceed.

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Hans replied to the topic 'Xagyl Filter Wheel, not responding' in the forum. 9 months ago

Hey Mark,
If this issue still exists for you can you set logging to debug level (The 'Logs' button In EKOS next to where you start or connect to INDI, tick Verbose and File and Filter Wheel.) then try moving the filter wheel from EKOS again and post the debug logs so that we can have a look.
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Hans replied to the topic '10Micron Mount Modelling' in the forum. 1 year ago

Hi Michel, Yes, setting the temperature and pressure for the mount to use to correct for refraction is in there. (the :SRTMP and :SRPRS commands)
These can be seen in the screenshot I posted in the first two rows.
Obviously something still needs to provide real temperature and pressure measurements, but the driver can at least set them in the mount.
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Hans replied to the topic '10Micron Mount Modelling' in the forum. 1 year ago

Hi Michel, I'm not exactly sure what you mean, the driver so far is just an interface to the 10Micron API meaning that :newalpt wants the plate solved J2000 coordinates to be corrected for precession, nutation and light aberration in JNow, but not corrected for refraction in any way.
I would like to add the J2000->JNow(precession, nutation and light aberration) to INDI by adding (parts of) ERFA to INDI, but that would also make INDI quite a bit larger and I doubt 'the other INDI devs' want that.
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Hans replied to the topic '10Micron Mount Modelling' in the forum. 1 year ago

I've added basic alignment building to the driver. I want to test it first before making a pull request to merge it into the main INDI tree. I hope that my skies allow for that soon ;-)


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