That doesn't work John. The moonlight Litecrawler has no backlash setting in the INDI control, so the setting you describe above is GREYED out on my system. That means I can not stop EKOS from applying it's default backlash setting. When you enter ZERO in the above setting, EKOS still applies a default backlash amount. That is why the AF Backlash Comp setting was created - which turned off backlash completely. That button is gone - so I still have a default backlash applied even though the setting in the mechanics panel is zero - and greyed out.

I tried again last night to verify. This new version still applies a backlash amount and I cant stop it.

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In the focus module, the button to NOT use any backlash is missing,
I use the Moonlite Litecrawler which has no backlash - and a button was added before to allow me to not have any.
But I see now that a minimum of 100 steps is used when the setting is set yo zero. I can live with that, but was wondering why we can't have zero anymore?

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I had a sequence take 30 images flawlessly.
Now I want to re-load the same sequence file and run it again, but EKOS tells me that it is done, and I can't see how to reset the sequence back to zero.
Is there a way?

Peter

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It's been two hours now, and absolutely zero issues. I have slewed to several targets, rotated, focused, calibrated the guider, guided, changed filters, and took lots of images. Zero issues. I'll run it all night, including a sequence to run from 1AM to 5:30AM.

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Peter Kennett created a new topic ' The Crab!' in the forum. 1 week ago

I managed to have great skies again, and captured M1 in HOO with RGB colored stars.



Photographed from my New Mexico Cosmos Observatory.
Scope: Celestron C11 EdgeHD
Camera: ASI 1600MM pro @ -15C
Mount: iOptron CEM120 EC2
Guider: Lodestar x2 Off Axis
Focuser/Rotator: Moonlight Lightcrawler
Control System: KStars/EKOS (Mac OSX)
Images: (17 Hours of exposures)
- Red 30 x 180 seconds (stars only)
- Green: 30 x 180 seconds (stars only)
- Blue: 30 x 180 seconds (stars only)
- Hydrogen Alpha (3nm)- 80 x 300 seconds
- Doubly Ionized Oxygen (7nm) - 80 x 300 seconds
Post Processing: Pixinsight & Photoshop

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Thanks Rob. I'll test tonight!

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When using the scheduler EKOS often needs to recalibrate the guider since I use an auto-rotator. But EKOS calibrates wherever the mount is pointing, which often is not ideal. The best place in the sky to calibrate is near the meridian and celestial equator - on the same side of the meridian as the target. I nice feature would be to have an option to allow EKOS to slew to this ideal part of the sky to calibrate and then slew back to the target to re-align, start guiding and imaging.

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