Wolfgang Reissenberger replied to the topic 'Meridian Flip Configuration' in the forum. 1 week ago

Pit, it sounds like there is a problem with the pointing model. This matches to the situation that Niki reported here .

Since the problem does not occur with my Avalon mount, it seems to be specific for some mounts.

- Wolfgang

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Wolfgang Reissenberger replied to the topic 'Cleanup with coordinates?' in the forum. 1 week ago

For example the Scheduler uses J2000 and Align module uses Jnow, the FITS viewer doesn't report what it uses. I also have problems analyzing the logs since log entries vary also.

Wouldn't it be better if we make it configurable and use it everywhere consistently.

It's not a big issue, but currently it's not optimally solved.

- Wolfgang

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Wolfgang Reissenberger replied to the topic 'Off-Centered After Flip' in the forum. 1 week ago

Currently we do not have a clear picture what happens. It would be great having a description and logs.

- Wolfgang

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Wolfgang Reissenberger created a new topic ' Cleanup with coordinates?' in the forum. 1 week ago

EKOS currently uses a variety of coordinates. Some are J2000, some are Jnow, and nowhere except for the mount control window there is an option to use both.
Am I the only one who finds this annoying Any ideas what is best to do?

- Wolfgang

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Wolfgang Reissenberger replied to the topic 'Meridian Flip Configuration' in the forum. 1 week ago

No new results so far. It might be either a specific style to use Kstars/EKOS or a driver problem.
I found a strange thing in Niki‘s logs. The last slew to a target and the target the MF uses for flipping differ! This might be also the case with your situation.
Could you please elaborate what you exactly did - and post your log?

-Wolfgang

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Wolfgang Reissenberger replied to the topic 'Meridian Flip Configuration' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

Hi Niki,
right, I am native German. But I think, for a broader audience we should stay with English.

I'll send you my email address by PN, then we could continue to talk in German :-)

- Wolfgang

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Wolfgang Reissenberger replied to the topic 'Meridian Flip Configuration' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

Hi Niki,
the meridian flip itself was running fine:

[2020-03-28T00:43:44.675 CET INFO ][     org.kde.kstars.ekos.mount] - Meridian flip: slewing to RA= "12h 46m 39s" DEC= " 42° 52' 29\""
[2020-03-28T00:44:31.677 CET INFO ][   org.kde.kstars.ekos.capture] - "Das Teleskop hat das Umschwenken am Meridian abgeschlossen."
[2020-03-28T00:44:31.693 CET INFO ][   org.kde.kstars.ekos.capture] - "Neue Ausrichtung nach dem Umschwenken wird durchgeführt ..."
[2020-03-28T00:44:50.459 CET INFO ][     org.kde.kstars.ekos.align] - "Solution coordinates: RA (12h 46m 38s) DEC ( 42° 51' 48\") Telescope Coordinates: RA (12h 44m 06s) DEC ( 32° 14' 45\")"
[2020-03-28T00:44:50.542 CET INFO ][   org.kde.kstars.ekos.capture] - "Die erneute Ausrichtung nach dem Umschwenken wurde erfolgreich abgeschlossen."

But after this, it looks like the scope moves. There is one warning in the log:
[2020-03-28T00:01:36.529 CET INFO ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - EQMod Mount :  "[WARNING] Enforcing the pier side prevents a meridian flip and may lead to collisions of the telescope with obstacles. "

I'm not so familiar with EQ mounts. But if I get it right is, that you have a setting forcing the mount to stay on a certain pier side. This does not sound like a good idea for meridian flips.

- Wolfgang

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Wolfgang Reissenberger replied to the topic 'Meridian Flip Configuration' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

Hi Niki,
without logs it's not that easy. Could you please post the logs, I could take a look...

- Wolfgang

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