One thing you might have to do after a reinstall is go into the plate solve tab of EKOS, and select the preferences button. Make sure that it’s set to look into the default local directory. I think it’s the first selection at the top of the window. But don’t have it in front of me to know. This should get offline solving to work.

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Did you try reinstalling? I encountered an issue with back to back upgrades that eventually broke offline solving. I ended up having to remove the program, and all preference files then reinstalled, and everything worked as expected.

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Andrew Burwell replied to the topic 'Meridian Flip and 3.2.2' in the forum. 1 week ago

How do I save this setting? I opened up Kstars, edited the location, it applied it when I closed the window. (The time in the upper left corner updated). Then I quite out of KStars. Then I loaded it up tonight to start imaging, and noticed it was off again. Went into location, noticed it wasn't saved, and added my location again. Then started the imaging session.

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Andrew Burwell replied to the topic 'Alignment starts before mount is finished slewing' in the forum. 1 week ago

I would have thought settle time is the time required for the mount to "settle" after a slew. So you're adding a delay until it takes an image and solves again. But sounds like that might not be right? I've not changed the setting myself, as the problem is intermittent. I hadn't thought about the time it takes to slew causing it.

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Andrew Burwell replied to the topic 'Alignment starts before mount is finished slewing' in the forum. 1 week ago

I had this problem too sometimes. Change the default settle setting on the align tab to 3000 from 1500 and see if that makes a difference.

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Andrew Burwell replied to the topic 'Meridian Flip and 3.2.2' in the forum. 1 week ago

I might have solved it. Will find out tonight. The clock in Kstars was off by 1 hour. Location preference data had been reset somehow.

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Andrew Burwell created a new topic ' Meridian Flip and 3.2.2' in the forum. 1 week ago

Last night I had a session with 3.2.2. I was running PHD2 with it. The meridian flip had previously not been working for me at all, despite versions prior to that working.

During the session, I put the meridian flip to activate .05' past the meridian. A time appeared when I stared the sequence saying it would flip around 10pm that evening. I didn't consult the object to see where it passed the meridian flip. Just to make sure things went ok, I went outside to watch the flip. EKOS sent a GOTO command, and the mount re-slewed to the object, but didn't flip. I noticed a command going to PHD2 to recalibrate. And it did properly. But in seeing that the mount didn't flip, I decided to consult SkySafari on my phone. It appeared the object would not pass the meridian for another hour. So somehow, the flip initiated an hour early, and since it wasn't past the meridian the mount didn't flip.

I thought, ok, no problem, I'm going to reset the sequence panel, and schedule another flip. No amount of resetting things would activate another flip. There was a message next to the meridian flip option that said "Inactive'. So I'm thinking there was an internal clock or something that was an hour off. I need to look into the time settings everywhere, but I've had all this set since I first installed EKOS and never had issues before. It should be set to pull time info from the mount, and my location should be correct in Kstars. But I'll double check.

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Andrew Burwell replied to the topic 'EKOS Internal Guider previews no Image' in the forum. 3 weeks ago

Bill, I don't know if you've solved this part of your setup or not. But there is no "scope" drill down, until you've added your telescope and guide scope to the list. Right above the save button is a little plus. Press that first, then from there you can enter your telescope data, aperture, focal length, and telescope name. Then you will do the same for your guide scope. After you do that and save, you can then pick either of those "scopes" in the proper drill down from the equipment screen.

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Andrew Burwell replied to the topic 'Gallery: 27 Hours on M101' in the forum. 3 weeks ago

Hah, thanks for the compliments. I try not to sit by it all night. I do manually set up the scope each night as I don’t have an observatory, but thanks to the automation I don’t really have to babysit it. Unfortunately there have been some ups and downs with EKOS on the Mac transitioning to 3.1, and some things broke. Meridian flips no longer work for me, and I’m not sure if it’s the CGX driver I started using, or changes to the meridian flip system that are causing it. I used to use the regular Celestron Nexstar driver. So I apparently also have an amazing internal clock in my body, and I’ll look at what time the object is supposed to pass the meridian, and tell myself that I need to wake up at that time and force a flip. And somehow I magically wake up at that time. Haha. But otherwise I could have had more data on the object. Because of general bug issues that pop up every once in a while and cause things to not quite operate as planned and imaging stops unknown to me while I sleep sometimes.

But for the most part, prior to 3.0 I’ve been able to image all night. And I’ll typically spend 2-3 nights on a single object to get sufficient color data and signal.

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