AstroNerd replied to the topic 'Does guidecam orientation matter?' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

aliljenb wrote: I'm new to Ekos and last night I spent at least 2 hours trying to get the internal guiding to work.
Whatever I did I got "cannot reach guidestar after 21 iterations..."
Finally I tried to rotate the guidecam about 90 degrees and suddenly it worked!
Should it really matter how the cam is oriented?

Guide cam: ASI 120MM-S
Guide scope: ASI60280sc using ST-4 connected to the mount (also tried through EQMount directly with same result)
Mount: HEQ5 Pro

Cheers,
// Åke



The orientation of the guide cam, does not matter at all, I use the internal guider, and it works perfectly, but it can take a few attempts to tweak the settings to suit your set up, also PhD2 works very well and does have very good integration if you prefer that...
It sounds like your error is maybe to do with Calibration, do you have all the correct parameters filled in..?

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AstroNerd replied to the topic 'Does guidecam orientation matter?' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

Bart wrote: It shouldn't matter.

I've heard many people complain about the internal guider now, including myself and a colleague of me, also a tech-savvy guy.

except for a few cases where it works as intended. Best is to use PHD2, the interaction between Ekos and Phd2 is good.



I have edited your post, anymore language like that and you will be removed, maybe you don’t like a certain part of ekos, but it is better to try and explain what you don’t like and how You think it can be improved, rather than just trashing the hard work that was put in to create this superb software....

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AstroNerd replied to the topic 'Ultimate Powerbox v2 - connectivity issues?' in the forum. 3 weeks ago

starman99 wrote: OK, so I updated Indi last night and now it seems to be connecting fine again. So it probably was a mixed version or corrupted file like PDB suggested. I will double check the firmware version, but I'm pretty sure I did update to 1.4 already. Maybe this was a symptom of a corrupted file also. Big thanks to you guys for helping!


Well according to your posted log above, you are still on 1.3 firmware ... :)

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AstroNerd replied to the topic 'Ultimate Powerbox v2 - connectivity issues?' in the forum. 4 weeks ago

starman99 wrote: Sorry - I forgot to mention that one possibility is that I changed the variable voltage setting to '8.2' instead of '8' in the Indi driver. Looking at the windows UPB utility, it appears that it only can accept whole integers 1-12 (volts) - maybe related?


You also have the older 1.3 firmware, 1.4 has been out for a while, so you should update, on a windows machine....

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AstroNerd replied to the topic 'Mount does not go in right direction it hates me' in the forum. 4 weeks ago

You haven’t even said if you polar aligned the scope properly first...? As if you just stuck on the ripped and fired up then that will be your issue....

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AstroNerd replied to the topic 'EQ8-R and EQ8-RH user experiences, bugs and quirks' in the forum. 4 weeks ago

Yes, it should not say encoder really, maybe RA and DEC position, as that is very confusing, although it would be fine for my mount, with the encoders....and that’s what it was written for...so hmmmm

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AstroNerd replied to the topic 'EQ8-R and EQ8-RH user experiences, bugs and quirks' in the forum. 1 month ago

xthestreams wrote: Yup - let's hope it gets resolved - I had a situation just tonight where I needed to home the mount and was wishing the feature worked.


Yes it is a superb feature, and I use it a lot... :)

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AstroNerd replied to the topic 'EQ8-R and EQ8-RH user experiences, bugs and quirks' in the forum. 1 month ago

Here you go, someone is on the case...
github.com/indilib/indi/issues/1162

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AstroNerd replied to the topic 'EQ8-R and EQ8-RH user experiences, bugs and quirks' in the forum. 1 month ago

For some reason the software looks for the encoders before it will autohome, even though it does not actually need them for the autohome function, so as they are not there, it throws the error....very strange....will look into it...

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