Thanks knro for your answer.

Setting this value manually to 100.000 seems to be inconsistent as i'm unable to input values bigger than 60000 in kstars's focus panel and I'm unable to set values bigger than 60000 on the preset tab. Plus (and this is strange) focusing module seems to ignore this limit when i hit "focus in" button (which does a steps +=100) and goes on to 65535 steps.

I edited the xml file and can confirm that the value has been saved:
<newNumberVector device="MoonLite" name="FOCUS_MAX">
<oneNumber name="FOCUS_MAX_VALUE">
1000000
</oneNumber>
</newNumberVector>

But I see that what seems to be related to this value is commented out in the code (moonlite.cpp, lines 100-102 @ master).
Is there any other common interface (and arduino code) that should be used in DIY projects instead of the moonlight's one ?

Thanks Again.

Luca

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Hi and thank you for your answer.
Your reply suggested that it has nothing to do with ekos/kstars so i took the code from github and...it seems that the absolute max position is hardcoded to 60000:

bool MoonLite::initProperties()
{
    INDI::Focuser::initProperties();
   /* removed some lines */
    FocusAbsPosN[0].min   = 0.;
    FocusAbsPosN[0].max   = 60000.;
    FocusAbsPosN[0].value = 0;
    FocusAbsPosN[0].step  = 1000;

    setDefaultPollingPeriod(500);
    addDebugControl();

    return true;

So it seems it was a bad idea leverage moonlight's driver for my diy focuser :(

Modifying the max travel in the indi interface doesn't seems to solve the problem.

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Hi,
I have built a dit focuser using a nema17 + planetary gear with a ratio of 29, having roughly a 0.00041 mm per step. I'm using the moonlight driver. With this setup, i reach focus at ~ 70500 steps (~ 20.11mm focuser outward). I found that It's impossible to use such a number in ekos/kstars as it has an hard limit on 65535 steps and an interface limit to 60000 (strange number tho...).
I'm not proficient enough to create a pyindi interface and test if the problem is in the driver itself or in the kstars/ekos interface. What do you suggest? At the moment i'm moving to 50000, then set position as 0 and then move again, but this is not a good solution imho.
FYI:
Kstars 3.0.0 and indi 1.7.6

Thanks
Luca

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Luca Gervasi created a new topic ' Skywatcher NEQ6 Pro tracking issue' in the forum. 7 months ago

Hi!
I have a strange issue lately with my NEQ6 (indi_eqmod). It seems that, even if i (supposedly) correctly polar aligned it, my mount is not "tracking" as I expect it would.
My stars are strips even at 30 seconds exposures and when I try higher exposures, i got this: on astrometry .
I suspect I have something badly configured on kstars and or indi_eqmod.
May you please point me to some debug information or hints?

Thanks
Luca

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Luca Gervasi replied to the topic 'ZWO Cameras: which one works better on indilib?' in the forum. 12 months ago

Thank you for your fast answer. I think i'm going to go for the 183MM.
Thanks again.

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Luca Gervasi created a new topic ' ZWO Cameras: which one works better on indilib?' in the forum. 12 months ago

Hello,
i'm valuating a camera which works "well" on indilib and matches both my budget and my expectations. I'm leaving my crappy Qhy 183C (countless nights spent having to reboot after each frame) to either:
* ASI 1600 MM Pro
* ASI 183MM Pro

I'd prefer the 1600 MM Pro as the sensor and pixel size is bigger (4/3" vs 1"). But please, give me advises :)

Thanks
Luca

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Luca Gervasi replied to the topic 'Re:QHY183M not detected' in the forum. 12 months ago

I was just thinking about buying the same camera. Lucky me got to search in the forum :)

Thanks for sharing your experience!

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Luca Gervasi replied to the topic 'Re:RE: Re:RE: Re:Impossible to connect 2 QHYCCD' in the forum. 1 year ago

I was not aware of that. Actually I have a udev rule that fxloads the firmware :(
I'll remove it and try right this night (if the sky is available :( )
Thanks!

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Luca Gervasi replied to the topic 'Re:RE: Re:RE: Re:Impossible to connect 2 QHYCCD' in the forum. 1 year ago

Yes, still affected...
I updated today before starting acquiring.
This is the setup:
Camera:
QHY 5LII-M
QHY 183C
Packages:
qhy-firmware-1.1.1-3.1.noarch
indi-eqmod-bleeding-1.6.3-5.1.x86_64
lupinix-indi-bleeding-1.0-182.2.noarch
libqhy-1.1.1-3.1.x86_64
libindi-bleeding-1.6.3-4.1.x86_64
indi-qhy-bleeding-1.6.3-5.1.x86_64

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Luca Gervasi replied to the topic 'Re:RE: motorised polar alignment' in the forum. 1 year ago

Gonzothegreat wrote: As I might not be able to polar align the mount this time, the observatory will have to be kept shutdown for a few more months.
Several months ago (even years maybe), I was looking for a way to motorised the polar alignment (as long as the mount is roughly aligned).

Obviously if you are lucky enough to own a Merlino Uno mount it's build in.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=qH-NZuUYFe0
(mute the music.... it's seriously annoying)

On the DIY approach the one I've seen is from Kevin Sipprell www.scopefocus.info/polar-alignment
I do have a HEQ5 and his mount is a Celestron CGEM, but the PA method is the same.
From the link, have a look at the two videos, I do think there is potential.
The motors used are geared nema17 stepper 90:1 similar to this one

I have also found the following pictures (from this post ) which are very interesting:
IMG_0513.thumb.JPG.04ddcbb0c20ef5569a75484b143c972f.JPG
IMG_0512.thumb.JPG.07dc8718229b0d3158645c554e4e91dc.JPG



I'm going to take a few measurements on my HEQ5 before I go back home and start a little project.
Being able to remotely set and adjust the polar alignment as needed is plus for any remote observatory.

Hi!
How is It going? :)
I have an neq6 and I'm Pretty interessed :)

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