DAVID J EISENLORD replied to the topic 'Problem (?) with lx200ap_experimental driver' in the forum. 4 months ago

So had you installed originally using apt-get install and had apt-get upgrade before you had the strange behavior? How did you come up with you were running 1.7 of indi?

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DAVID J EISENLORD replied to the topic 'Problem (?) with lx200ap_experimental driver' in the forum. 4 months ago

No problem.

I may be wrong however !!

I dug into this a bit more as I've recently gone from using source builds on a Mac to a rasberry pi / stellearmate via the standard repositories.
It appears that for the AP driver the latest pi repository is @ 1.7.3 found via.

deisenlord@IkePI: $ apt-cache show indi-bin | grep Version:
Version: 1.7.3~201805251740~ubuntu16.04.1
Version: 1.1.0-1ubuntu1

Looking this up on launchpad.net/~mutlaqja/+archive/ubuntu/ppa for indi-bin yields a date of 5/25/2018 which should encompass the AP driver updates.
So if you had done an apt-get upgrade I would have thought you would have had the AP fixes.

You might try the above apt-cache show command on your system and see if it says 1.7.3
David

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DAVID J EISENLORD replied to the topic 'Problem (?) with lx200ap_experimental driver' in the forum. 4 months ago

I did some looking on github for you and there were a lot of change to the AP experimental driver made in early May. 1.7.0 of indi was dated April 8th so it's not going to include the changes for parking and guiding.
Best,
David

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DAVID J EISENLORD replied to the topic 'Problem (?) with lx200ap_experimental driver' in the forum. 4 months ago

You didn't happen to capture any logs from both working/unworking sessions did you? The developers would find them very helpful.

You can click on the Logs button next to the Start button and select "File" as location, then select Mount in both the Ekos and Drivers section. The logs will be written under the .indi directory.

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DAVID J EISENLORD replied to the topic 'Post capture script parameters' in the forum. 5 months ago

fyi, Don't know if you've seen this.

indilib.org/develop/developer-manual/104-scripting.html

This is indi properties vs EKOS but you may be able to get what you want. Your idea of "variables" like $filter, etc is a great idea.

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Jasem Mutlaq thanked DAVID J EISENLORD in topic AP experimental 5 months ago
DAVID J EISENLORD replied to the topic 'AP experimental' in the forum. 5 months ago

have just verified that that latest build of the Astro-Physics Experimental driver fixes the problem I had with Park Positions. They are all correct for me with a CP3 and V level firmware. I did my test on a source code build under OSX. My stellarmate is still on the old code and still has the problem.

This is probably understood but if not... The driver internally converts ALT/AZ coordinates to equatorial before sending to the mount. This means your lat/long/date/time needs to be correct and sync'd between your mount and indi/kstar or park positions will be wrong.

Thanks @mikefulb !!

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DAVID J EISENLORD replied to the topic 'Astrophysics Updates' in the forum. 5 months ago

have just verified that that latest build of the Astro-Physics Experimental driver fixes the problem I had with Park Positions. They are all correct for me with a CP3 and V level firmware. I did my test on a source code build under OSX. My stellarmate is still on the old code and still has the problem.

This is probably understood but if not... The driver internally converts ALT/AZ coordinates to equatorial before sending to the mount. This means your lat/long/date/time needs to be correct and sync'd between your mount and indi/kstar or park positions will be wrong.

Thanks @mikefulb !!

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DAVID J EISENLORD replied to the topic 'Astrophysics AP1100 - Starting From Park and Parking' in the forum. 5 months ago

I have just verified that that latest build of the Astro-Physics Experimental driver fixes the problem I had with Park Positions. They are all correct for me with a CP3 and V level firmware. I did my test on a source code build under OSX. My stellarmate is still on the old code and still has the problem.

This is probably understood but if not... The driver internally converts ALT/AZ coordinates to equatorial before sending to the mount. This means your lat/long/date/time needs to be correct and sync'd between your mount and indi/kstar or park positions will be wrong.

Thanks @mikefulb !!

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DAVID J EISENLORD replied to the topic 'Astrophysics Updates' in the forum. 5 months ago

I haven't tested it yet but will try this week.

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DAVID J EISENLORD replied to the topic 'Astrophysics Updates (Parking positions wrong?)' in the forum. 6 months ago

I believe this thread has the solution to the problem.

http://www.indilib.org/forum/development/3355-ap-experimental.html#25712

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DAVID J EISENLORD replied to the topic 'AP experimental' in the forum. 6 months ago

Manu, I haven't encountered this with Park3 but have with Park 1 and Park 4 and your solution makes sense to me. In fact I can fix my problems with Park1 and Park 4 by simply changing the AZ to be slightly off the Meridian in a direction that will force the mount onto the correct side of the pier. I've tested your coordinate for Park 3 and it works for me. I think the root of the problem is an Az directly on the meridian is indeterminate to which side of the pier the mount choses.

Hopefully @mikefulb the author will see this and chime in.

If you do end up doing your pull request I would ask that you update the Park 1 and Park 4 positions to be as ASCOM as well.

THANK YOU
David

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DAVID J EISENLORD replied to the topic 'First time w/ Ekos and Indi (guiding problem)' in the forum. 6 months ago

My understanding is you should be using Pulse Guiding if your not using an ST4 cable and selecting internal (on camera). Instead of internal, your guide device should be set to your astrophysics mount.

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