Jon Kellum replied to the topic 'ZEQ 25GT Pier Side' in the forum. 22 hours 59 minutes ago

Thanks for taking the time to reply and for the information.

Regarding the command set, this is what is referenced pertaining to pier side:

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Command:“:pS#“:
Response:"0“ East, “1” West.
This command returns the side of the pier on which the telescope is currently positioned. It is useful
for remote observatories whe re it is not possible for the viewer to see the mount. Initially, the
mount must be manually positioned on the proper pier side for the calibration object and cali brated
using the :CM# command.


Command: “:CM#“:
Response: “1"
Calibrate mount (Sync).
If in equatorial mounts or in RA DEC mode with Alt Azi mounts, Current
Right Ascension and Declination become the commanded Right Ascension and Declination
respectively. If in Alt Azi mode (only works with Alt Azi mounts), then the commanded Altitude
and Azimuth become the current. This command assumes that the mount has been manually
positioned on the proper pier side for the calibration object. This command is ignored if slewing is
in progress. This command should be used for initi al calibration. It should not be used after the
mount has been tracking unless it is known that it has not tracked across the meridian.
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I do not see any mention of the ":GEP#" command.

Thanks again!

--Jon

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Jon Kellum replied to the topic 'ZEQ 25GT Pier Side' in the forum. 3 days ago

Thanks for the reply. I am sure the firmware is the latest as this mount is rather aged now. I don't have it in front of me at the moment but I will definitely check. As far as the command set, I think the version I referenced was from 2013 and was version 1.4. I will also update my INID drivers but I did do that a week or so ago.
Also, I have been away from INDI for awhile and forget where to enter the command value as you requested. I know how to activate the debug log but I can't recall how to issue the command.

Thanks....

--Jon

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Jon Kellum created a new topic ' ZEQ 25GT Pier Side' in the forum. 3 days ago

My ZEQ25GT does not report pier side in EKOS. It does appear to be supported in the iOptron RS232 Command set using:

Command:":pS#"

Would it be possible to incorporate this into the driver?

Thanks!

--Jon

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Jon Kellum replied to the topic 'Stellarmate Align Module Problem' in the forum. 4 days ago

Thanks for the reply Ron.

Lower end mount it is....iOptron ZEQ25 and I am using a large FOV scope/camera setup as well. I'll try your 360arcsecs. accuracy and see how I get along.

Thanks much for the reply and clear skies....

--Jon

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Jon Kellum created a new topic ' Stellarmate Align Module Problem' in the forum. 4 days ago

Last night while using my gear to image M45, I had a problem where the align module would never reach the 60arcsec accuracy during a solve/slew. The target actually seemed centered but the module kept reporting an error of around 366 arcsecs. It ran a solve/sync without any issues. I went outside to watch the solve/slew after the MF and noticed there was one correction after the flip (from the solver )but there never seemed to be any additional movement at all for all the subsequent attempts to re-center during the solve. It is as if the centering is actually good but the solver, for some reason, thinks it isn't and keeps trying to correct it but the mount never moves because it is already aligned.
I also noticed the FOV was in red text suggesting to change the "effective" FL in mm to speed up solving. The supplied FL (242mm) is correct for the EVOGuide 50ED so I am not sure what that is about.
I realize that I need to run the debugger for this to generate some logs but it was late and I didn't want to interfere with my imaging run. Thought I would mention it here in case others were experiencing the same or had seen it before and could offer suggestions.
Thanks!

--Jon

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Jon Kellum replied to the topic 'Stellarmate App questions' in the forum. 1 week ago

I wondered the same thing. Which OS are you running the app on? I can't get PA to run properly on Android tablet at all.

--Jon

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PAA on Stellarmate 1.6.1 is not working well at all for me on Android (V9) tablet. It does well until it gets to the plotted triangle and then it becomes sluggish during the refresh and eventually becomes totally unresponsive. No buttons or any other aspect is accessible forcing me to close the app.

ZEQ25 mount
ASI533MC Pro
ASI120 Mini guide camera

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When setting the temperature for my ASI533MC, the time it takes to cool down the sensor is extremely slow. I have tried various settings for the degreesC/min but it doesn't seem to change the time it takes at all. It is currently taking around 20 minutes to cool my sensor to -10C from 5C. I have tried values as high as 10C/min and nothing seems to change the rate.

I can try and capture some logs next time out but was wondering if this was a know issue.

Thanks.

--Jon

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I run a small rig with a rather large FOV (~3 degrees +-). In the targets tab, the FOV frame becomes rather garbled when choosing this large FOV for framing. Would it be possible to scale down the target image frame when going over a certain FOV (or some other technique) in order to better  accommodate the framing information? Thanks!

--Jon

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Jon Kellum replied to the topic 'Observatory 17b' in the forum. 5 years ago

Meant to ask, what are the clear dimensions that you are using for the opening? I am looking at doing something similar but I am having trouble deciding how much clearance I need. Is there some relationship you are using? For example, how long is the longest point of your setup (i.e. the length from the tip of the counter weight shaft to the top of the scope.) How much clearance did you leave? Thanks and I hope you are making progress with your network.....

--Jon

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Jon Kellum replied to the topic 'Observatory 17b' in the forum. 5 years ago

How long is that extension cord? I used one during an experiment and found it to be causing poor signal. Maybe you could try losing the extension cord and try a longer ethernet cable temporarily as an experiment.

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Jon Kellum replied to the topic 'Observatory 17b' in the forum. 5 years ago

I am using the TP-LINK AV1200 powerline adapters and they have been pretty solid performers. Make sure you're not feeding them through surge protectors or powerstrips or you will likely have issues as these devices tend to pull the signal down and may cause frequent drop outs. As a matter of fact, you don't even want any of those devices on the same circuit if possible. They are affectionately known as signal suckers!

--Jon

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