You guys., I tell ya. Thanks so much. Totally working now!

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Thought it might be nice to analyze my PHD logs without copying them to another machine. I've gotten as far as the wxFormBuilder dependency for phdlogviewer, but when I try the build step that runs the UI generator I get a message about the fbp file being out of date and it fails. Not super-interested in debugging somebody else's dependencies for a tool I have no interest in using past just getting this thing to compile and run.

So: Anybody else have this running, or is there another tool you like to use to analyze log files?

Thx,

rw

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Rick Wayne replied to the topic 'PHD2 and EKOS interaction' in the forum. 3 months ago

BTW you can exploit the wider FOV of your guide scope/camera to ease the polar alignment process -- just select the guidescope instead of the main imaging camera when you run the Assistant. It doesn't matter if the guider isn't perfectly collimated with the main scope, it can still do the math just fine. If you want, you can then rerun it at higher mag with the main scope, and the vector should be well within its FOV.

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Rick Wayne replied to the topic 'New ieq_telescope driver: Parking position' in the forum. 3 months ago

Sweet! Thanks! At least there's a workaround.

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Rick Wayne replied to the topic 'New ieq_telescope driver: Parking position' in the forum. 3 months ago

+1 on this, my CEM-25P acts even weirder. Whenever Ekos tells it to park, it cranks way past horizontal, in fact. I've had it crunch into itself -- maybe it's trying to go inverted? At any rate, I just don't use parking from Ekos.

Except that means that I always have to have the controller in my paw when I finish up with the Polar Alignment Assistant, because otherwise Ekos sends it haring off to Bog knows where. In fact since I moved to SM 1.5.2 on a Pi4 I have to slew the mount manually in the PAA, though otherwise GOTO seems just fine.

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Thanks guys. FYI I was using astrometry.net offline when I saw this.

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Rick Wayne replied to the topic 'New Raspberry pi 4 anounced' in the forum. 3 months ago

Per getting the time (and position) from your CEM-25P: Yes, this definitely works, and is how I run my RPi4/SM 1.5.2/CEM-25P. It's in KStars | Settings | Configure KStars | INDI | Mount updates KStars if memory serves.

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Huh. I had no idea that was there. I actually built one from source last week, I'll try running that. It is suspicious that the alignment error doubled, and IIRC was in the same direction the second time. Of course, as soon as I start checking the box, with my luck, it'll revert to correct behavior and I'll still be doubling my error. :-)

I very definitely remember from a previous session clicking on a star and having the vector invert when it repositiones. But IIRC after I used the wrong-looking vector, then ran the PAA again, I would up within a few seconds.

Certainly worth a try. Thanks to you both!

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I doubtless have in the past! This time though I'm certain that I did not. The stars streaked during movement and ended up in the next exposure right at the end of their streaks, so it all made a consistent story.

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So I was out last night, trying to dial in guide performance with my new used OAG. As usual, I polar-aligned my CEM-25P with the polar scope, then ran the PA Assistant in Ekos. It yielded a 9' PA error, which I thought was enough to correct for. So I clicked my vector-star and really nailed the adjustment to bring it dead nuts centered in the reticle.

And, as one does, checked the alignment again. 19 minutes.

???? I didn't trip over the tripod, have a loose adjuster, anything like that. Just align as it told me to, and the alignment error doubled.

Any hypotheses? I should've checked it via drift alignment at that point, but I was in the slot-canyon of my driveway so access to stars on the equator was limited indeed.

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Rick Wayne replied to the topic 'Replacement for Pi4?' in the forum. 3 months ago

If you wanted to hear success stories with the Pi4, I guess I'm one too. I occasionally have mysterious issues with it getting really slow, but given that the system load never spikes (CPU, memory, or load average with the "top" command-line tool) I suspect it's more of a VNC or networking thing. Other than that, no complaints whatever. I'm running a 4 GB Pi4 with Stellarmate OS 1.5.2.

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