Wolfgang Reissenberger replied to the topic 'Restarting guiding after meridian flip' in the forum. yesterday

Derek,
thanks, that was quite helpful. Why the guiding did not start in that night is unclear. The only thing that is special is, that exactly before the meridian flip was executed, a focus routing happened.

I'll check whether I can reproduce it with simulators.

- Wolfgang

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Wolfgang Reissenberger replied to the topic 'Restarting guiding after meridian flip' in the forum. yesterday

Andrew,
do you have the complete log file available from 2019-09-10? The file you've posted starts exactly with the meridian flip. I would like to check whether guiding was running before.

In case you are guiding with PHD2, it would be great if you add the PHD2 guiding and debugging logs as well.

- Wolfgang

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Wolfgang Reissenberger replied to the topic 'Meridian Flip + Scheduler + Mac = no meridian flip' in the forum. 7 days ago

Right, if you have the MF checkbox in the Capture tab, you are using an older version which represents an intermediate state. We shifted the meridian flip functionality to the Mount module in two steps, having first the checkbox both in the original place in the Capture module as well as in its new place in the Mount module. They were both linked, so changing it in one place changes it at the other place as well.

So the easiest way is when you upgrade to a newer version.

Wolfgang

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Wolfgang Reissenberger replied to the topic 'Meridian Flip + Scheduler + Mac = no meridian flip' in the forum. 7 days ago

Hm, nevertheless not very satisfactory...

Is it possible that your mount driver has problems? Because in most cases I see KStars crashing on Mac is due to connection failures to an INDI device.

Nevertheless, using an RPI is a good idea. I use my Macbook only during the setup, e.g. taking flats and initial focusing. The only point where the resources of my RPi runs into problems is when I zoom too fast and too deep into images in the FITS viewer. Normally, running KStars and PHD2 on a RPi 3b is absolutely smooth.

Did you get your logging fixed?

Wolfgang

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Wolfgang Reissenberger replied to the topic 'Meridian Flip + Scheduler + Mac = no meridian flip' in the forum. 7 days ago

Is the problem reproducible using simulators?

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Wolfgang Reissenberger replied to the topic 'Meridian Flip + Scheduler + Mac = no meridian flip' in the forum. 1 week ago

Andrew,
I have the impression from your video that tracking is disabled on your mount. The HA value is stable and the RA value increasing. If this is true, it absolutely makes sense that no meridian flip takes place.

But without logs, it's very difficult helping...

- Wolfgang

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Wolfgang Reissenberger replied to the topic 'KSTARS and EKOS shutdown/Disappear' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

I would download the files manually.

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Wolfgang Reissenberger replied to the topic 'Default Parking Time' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

yepp, saw it, and immediately made a test what happens if I ignore the warning :-) In most cases the scheduler simply continues running - as been warned.

I think this is a very nice feature, since it makes it a lot easier writing schedules with a fix parking time.

Maybe I‘ll find some time next days to make a proposal - unless you aren‘t doing it...

- Wolfgang

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Wolfgang Reissenberger replied to the topic 'Default Parking Time' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

Very nice idea, Jasem!

Maybe, in addition, we should have Capture, Scheduler and Guide react upon the parking event and stop their activities. What do you think?

- Wolfgang

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Wolfgang Reissenberger replied to the topic 'parameter not saved' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

OK folks, issue is solved. If you are willing to compile from sources, you can obtain it already.

- Wolfgang

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