I use the internal guiding of Ekos from the begenning and I had have no problem
SO, I am just a little bit in advance ! It is a 500Go NVEM SSD.
I am running Indi/Ekos on a RPI4 from 5 years now. First with Nafabox (a french solution), then Astroberry, then Stellarmate. Recentely, I came back to Windows and NINA for some tries. Luckily it was only for some tries !
All I can say I spent many nights, only launching the session and then going to bed. I add just a wifi repeater, or CPL plug, a wifi power outlet.
So I can use either wifi or a local-link to connect with my laptop. The Ekos scheduler at the end of the session, parks the mount, colds the camera and closes Ekos.
A command in crontab stops the system and then the wifi power outlet cuts the power. On the morning, a Filezilla session copies all the frames from my RPI4 SSD to my laptop. Perhaps it would be possible to automatize this transfer but I am only a basic user of Linux and it is not a critical point for me.
I update Kstars with the last compilation. Still the same on my laptop. May be the problem is specific to this laptop, but what ?
Like the desktop it runs Mint 21.1.
Clouds all the next week unfortunately ?
Wait and see.
One of my friends uses at this time V3.5.9, with the same focuser and he had no much issue with.
Damage to not be able to obtain easely and old version.
I apologize, I posted it into an another message. Sorry
Optical train and lens are filled normally.
I apologize. I have this issue on a laptop and on my desktop, with V3.6.7. My second laptop with v3.6.6 runs well.
Without HIPS, same issue. I have nothing into the directory ./config/kstars/
Process: OPen Kstars, connect simlation setup profile, slew to Altaïr, then Capture and Solve. The image is captured, some times after the shape that turns freezes and crash !
The Internal Solver crashes every plate solve. The image is loaded then the shape that turns, freezes and Kstars crashes. Runs well with V3.6.6
OK, I understand.I setup Keepnum to 300, but the issue occurs still.
about plate solve, it was just that I had not installed astronomy.net nor Astap, on my new laptop ! Just a remark, Watney was installed but every plate solve it says :The Watney Solver needs at least 300 stars. Adjusting keepNum to 300. and fails.
I'm rather absent-minded and not very rigorous. So, gain at 0 or no right filter it's unfortunately usual. At least, with good gain, good filter, good sky, yes I could see stars on the viewers when Ekos said no stars ! Moreover,I have imaged quickly NGC869 during this night.
I obtain a good focus one time, according the Bahtinov, the judge. Next, the focus passes by a good focus, but it goes on and fails. Or it stops with success but stars are big ballon !
And the v-curve is very strange, with two measures wtih same HDR on very different positions. It is not a v-curve as I send you from NINA.
With Linear 1 pass, the v-curve is rather flat. With polynomial it is better.
Again, I don't undstand why the focus goes on and on as stars get bigger and bigger. I expect the process stop and go back.
I setup step size=7,9, range move focuser=0-10000. No backlash then backlash > 0.
I'll try to post next time, snapshots of the process and I 'll check the developer option about focus.
Thank for your help.
I am discouraged ! I install the last update of Kstars, after reading the messages on this post. I made tries this afternoon in simulation mode. It seems AF was running well. I made tries on the real sky this night. No way !!!!! No real V-curve, no reproductibility !!! No stars detection I see on the screen !
My setup: ED80 with reducer 0.85, ASI183MM, Focuser DIY based on Robert Brown model. It runs well with NINA !
step size=7,9 micron. I start the autofocus near the focus point, made with Bahtinov.
And more, the plate solving is not running whether Internal or Astrometry.net or Astap. ! What's happen ?