Jose Corazon replied to the topic 'Re:D16429 - Testers needed for Scheduler changes' in the forum. 2 days ago

This is the reply I received from cloudmakers. Is there any reason you know of that installing INDIGO in parallel to INDI might mess up things?
I need the FCUSB driver, so I will have to make it work one way or another.

sorry, there is no build that driver for ARM64 and we dropped support for INDI already and focused on INDIGO only. But it should be no problem in case of focuser driver, you can try to install INDIGO along with INDI and it should work with Ekos as well. You can find driver description here

github.com/indigo-astronomy/indigo/tree/...rivers/focuser_fcusb

and to download INDIGO from here (there is ARM64 package as well):

indigo-astronomy.org/downloads.html

Regards, Peter

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Jose Corazon replied to the topic 'Re:D16429 - Testers needed for Scheduler changes' in the forum. 3 days ago

Ekos was still 2.9.8. I had not yet made your changes. I got hung up on installing FCUSB, which I need to test the scheduler correctly, else my focuser won't work.

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Jose Corazon replied to the topic 'Re:D16429 - Testers needed for Scheduler changes' in the forum. 3 days ago

I couldn't wait to test the new scheduler yesterday and thought I combine that with installing Ekos on a AML-S905X-CC Libre Computer.
I almost succeeded...
Almost.
The problem I could not solve is that the FCUSB autofocus module keeps crashing upon loading.
This problem may be rooted in the fact that the FCUSB plugin is only available in amd64, armhf and i386 architectures, whereas the Libre uses arm64. I added these architectures and then the FCUSB driver installed fine and is listed among the drivers in Indi. But it crashes upon starting Ekos.

Just to confirm: Will the driver be recompiled for the arm64 architecture? I am not sure how I can do this, since the .debs are the only files available on www.cloudmakers.eu/shoestringdrivers/

Can anyone help with this?

The same drivers have installed fine on my Pi3 and on my mini-PC and won't crash there.

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Jose Corazon replied to the topic 'D16429 - Testers needed for Scheduler changes' in the forum. 6 days ago

That sounds FANTASTIC Eric!
Unfortunately, the weather here is not cooperating for the next few days, so feedback from what may be your most persistent and keenest "customer" when it comes to the scheduler will unfortunately have to wait a few days.
Nonetheless, thank you for making us all such a wonderful X-mas present!
I will get to it as soon as the weather cooperates again.
Best wishes
Jo

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Jose Corazon replied to the topic 'Re:Solid Ekos/Indi version' in the forum. 1 week ago

I agree, Eric, that was my assessment as well. It is not without cause that PhD2 asks for the Declination of the target prior to calibrating.
That's why I would prefer to rather calibrate one time too often than one time too few. Only after a meridian flip, while staying on the same target, i.e. when Declination does not change, should just swapping the DEC data be sufficient.
In all other cases, when DEC is changing, I would think only recalibrating can yield optimal results.

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Jose Corazon replied to the topic 'Solid Ekos/Indi version' in the forum. 1 week ago

knro wrote: Ok, so this is NOT a scheduler issue. I worked on this today and made the Guide module aware of the pier side property IF supported by the mount. In cases where the pier side changes AND calibration was already done, it simply swaps the DEC switch and not recalibration is necessary. I will test this tonight as well to make sure it works as expected.


Maybe I am interpreting this wrong, but that was not the problem I had. When imaging the same target, the guide module recalibrates reliably after the meridian flip.

The problem I encountered occurred when the scheduler was managing more than one target. After the first target slipped below altitude limits, the scheduler would then - correctly - switch to the next target in line. However, the guide module would not recalibrate. Which resulted in the ugly image I posted above: After switching to the second target on the other side of the meridian, the guide module would continue to use the previous calibration data from Target 1 now on Target 2. Which means that not only DEC is now reversed, but RA would also not be optimally calibrated.

It would be safer to just instruct the guide module to OPTIONALLY clear the data and recalibrate after EVERY meridian flip or else swap the DEC data, AND DEFINITELY recalibrate upon switching to a new target.

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Jose Corazon replied to the topic 'Issue with internal guider' in the forum. 1 week ago

I exclusively use the internal guider. It works great with EqMod on my Atlas Pro mount. Have not been using anything else for the last year. The only time I had an issue with the internal guider was when the driver for the ZWO ASI120MM I use for guiding had a bug. Once that was fixed the guide module worked perfectly again.

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Jose Corazon replied to the topic 'Low success rate with scheduler, poor fail states.' in the forum. 1 week ago

Which version of Ekos are you using? From my experience, the scheduler worked best in version 2.9.8 with the caveats I described earlier
indilib.org/forum/wish-list/4249-solid-e...i-version.html#32295
To fix the problems you describe, it might be helpful to have a feature that allows the user to force plate solving and recentering after a certain stated number of frames. So if the weather looks iffy, you could opt for plate solving after every 5, 10, 15 frames, etc, for instance.
Meridian flip is no problem using EqMod and an Atlas Pro mount with version 2.9.8. Works very reliably.
Jo

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