I’ve seen the same thing happen to me intermittently with the 10Micron mount as well. This was happening to me prior to 3.5.0. Sometimes I can get it to work, but there is no rhyme or reason. It’s extremely frustrating. But once it works, you don’t need to mess with it again hopefully. I had not though about it being a GUI bug, and it very well could be.

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Did this guiding issue ever get resolved? I have the RST-135 running for the very first time tonight, and guiding always fails. It begins calibrating RA, the mount moves back and forth, then goes to DC and it moves one direction and keeps going, never stopping. Eventually the guide star is lost, and guiding fails. This is the case for both PHD2 and Ekos guiding. I've tried StellarMate 1.5.4 with EKOS 3.5.0, and on my Mac remotely connected to the stellar mate running EKOS 3.4.3.

I'm able to boot the mount, home, and activate GPS. Then issue goto command from EKOS. Solve and sync, then goto gets accurate. Then I try guiding after this point and it fails.

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Andrew Burwell replied to the topic 'Kstars and Pegasus UPB' in the forum. 1 month ago

Make sure you have the latest firmware update. 1.5 I think is the most current. You have to update this through the Pegasus Software on a PC though. Once that's done. Plug in the USB into the Stellarmate, then reboot the StellarMate so that it properly detects plugged in devices. I do find with all the available ports, and lots of things plugged in, it can sometimes try to assign a port incorrectly. So it might take a few attempts to get everything to be recognized. Once it's set, you should be good.

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Andrew Burwell replied to the topic 'Post your INDI Setup!' in the forum. 1 month ago

I love these small setups. Both yours and Gonzo's. Can you give us a rundown of the equipment? I see you have some weather devices, and maybe a box or two I'm not familiar with. I'll be setting up a "micro" observatory myself in the coming days. I'm working on drawings and yard placement at the moment.

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I was just looking at trying to implement temperature compensation as well. I've been looking closely at my data, graphing FWHM and frame quality over time, and it varies a lot with my EdgeHD 11. But once I have this data and plot it, how do I get the information into EKOS to utilize it? I don't see anything obvious for inputting the temperature focus parameters. There's a refocus if temperature changes, but that seems like a brute force method. I'm looking to have something that will adjust automatically throughout the night.

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Just what the title says. The dew heater window switch is missing from the driver interface on the INDI control panel, and should be added.

Thanks!

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Yeah, this is correct. I just brought in all my equipment as we're about to have another hurricane in our area. But I'm going to test every parameter around time, and see what comes into EKOS from the mount with each option just to confirm everything before any changes are made.

Despite using the settings I prescribed above, and having the correct time in EKOS as pulled from the mount, my meridian flip went early about 1 hour, so something is still not correct.

Of course, if I make EKOS the master time keeper, everything works as planned. It's only when I make the mount the time and location master that things go wrong. Pointing accuracy is hurt when I sync time and location to the mount, so do need to get the issue sorted out.

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knro wrote: If DST is observed, the offset from the <strong>mount</strong> should be -5. It should say -5 in INDI Control Panel.


Yes, this seemed obvious to me. But that's not what it's doing. The mount Offset is -6. That's one setting. Then there's a separate DST setting to Yes or No.

When DST is set to Yes, he mount's clock represents this correctly. But the offset in the mount is still -6.

So the internal mount clock is only for display purposes in the hand controller. And the mount information is not determined by that, but by the actual UTC time. So I have to operate the mount with incorrect settings (no DST), and the hand controller shows the wrong time, but EKOS now has the right time.

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I should have mentioned too, that I don't auto connect. So the log should show the time. Just search for UTC, and you'll find where it gets the time from the mount. I thought I quoted the relevant line in that post with the log unless that was something else.

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knro wrote:
Andrew, so 10Micron uses LX200 and it queries <strong>Local</strong> date and time, then using the offset received from the mount, it generates the UTC time. If you turn off auto connect in your equipment profile, this allows logging to be enabled before connection to the mount is established. Then connect by pressing "Connect" and then the log should show what time/offset are received from the mount itself. The log you attached doesn't show this info yet.


Interesting, I would have never figured that out. When I put all the correct information into my mount, UTC offset -6 for Central Time (Houston Texas). Currently observing DST (DST On). KStars somehow is off by 1 hour. So I have to turn DST off on the mount, then Kstars displays the correct time. So maybe Kstars is adjusting for DST itself?

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