Craig thanked Wolfgang Reissenberger in topic Re:Scheduler not starting 7 hours 20 minutes ago

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Wolfgang Reissenberger replied to the topic 'New EKOS Observatory module' in the forum. 9 hours 34 minutes ago

Good point, but not that easy, because safety has two aspects. From the observatory perspective, it means that the weather is appropriate. From the imaging perspective it means additionally, that the dome is unparked, the shutter is open etc.

This is also the problem with the readiness I just introduced. Technically, the observatory is ready as soon the mechanics are in place. From the imaging perspective, weather is also an aspect.

Any ideas, what the right definition is?

- Wolfgang

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Wolfgang Reissenberger replied to the topic 'Job sequencer / auto guide problems' in the forum. 10 hours 27 minutes ago

Hi Viejo,
sure that these are the right logs? This is a run during daytime with simulator for guiding and CCD. And everything seems to run flawlessly.
The second problem you mention might come from the fact that the option "Remember job progress" is selected in the EKOS options.

- Wolfgang

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Wolfgang Reissenberger replied to the topic 'New EKOS Observatory module' in the forum. 21 hours 20 minutes ago

Here comes the next iteration: I implemented a simple status model of the observatory:



- Wolfgang

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I still cannot resolve the issue, but I could narrow it down. It seems like the property updates do not reach the EKOS client after the Indi driver reads the configuration. If I disconnect and connect again, the correct values are displayed.

Any ideas?

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Wolfgang Reissenberger replied to the topic 'New EKOS Observatory module' in the forum. 3 days ago

Hi Ferrante,
which weather module do you use? It seems like it behaves differently than the Simulator. Or do you get the same behaviour with the missing icon with the WeatherSimulator as well?
If secs are better, OK, I will change it.
- Wolfgang

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Wolfgang Reissenberger replied to the topic 'New EKOS Observatory module' in the forum. 4 days ago

Dear KStars friends,
directly hot from code-kitchen here a new screenshot of the Observatory module. Meanwhile, I have implemented a simple form of reactions on weather warnings and alerts. The core idea is to define, which actions should be taken in case of warnings and alerts. In case that a warning or alert is active for a certain amount of time, the defined actions (closing the shutter, parking the dome) will be taken. See the links above if you want to test it.

And no, neither the telescope nor scheduler receive a message. This is the next step. Stay tuned...

As always: feedback and critics warmly welcome.

- Wolfgang



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Wolfgang Reissenberger replied to the topic 'Dialing in focus' in the forum. 5 days ago

Does anybody have experience here with focusing Pezval style refractors? My FSQ-85 shows the special behaviour that in out of focus positions, stars in the edges are elongated. Extra focally, the stars are tangentially elongated, intra-focally, the stars are radially elongated. Having round stars in the edges is a very good indicator for a perfect focus position.

Any ideas how to handle this?
- Wolfgang

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