I can't tell about any best practices as I don't have the mount. I love the tiny size and light weight of that mount and big carrying capacity but am unsure about the backdriving issue. I would like to image unattended, at least some of the time and I'm sure I couldn't sleep, worrying about it, so I'm holding off.. I'm looking at a couple of other mounts too but I keep coming back to the rainbow. I didn't read the whole thread on CN, was there any talk about a brake for the 135 like they have on the 300 model?
Jasem made the first suggestion so I did that first and it fixed it.
I went here indilib.org/forum/general/210-howto-buil...st-libindi-ekos.html and followed the directions for "Building Indie from Source". Thanks everyone for taking the time to help.
About two weeks ago I noticed my ASI EAF no longer was being loaded in Ekos in the latest (at that time) nightly version. I have stable versions that I revert to when these things crop up so this is more just to alert those developing the software. Since then I have kept up with the updates of Kstars and the various indi libraries and drivers that are made available. So far my focuser still doesn't show up in Ekos.
thanks for your reply Jim. Although I use the nightly builds almost exclusively, I always have a stable version on an SD card to fall back on. I also have the Stellarmate OS which is dependable. So, all devices are working fine (including my ASI EAF) in the stable version.
I'm guessing it was about two weeks ago after a nightly update that my ASI EAF stopped loading. I've tried copying the contents of the rules.d folder from the stable version to the nightly but still no focuser loads. Jo mentions that this procedure brings his filter wheel back to life.
To answer your request, here is the result:
brian@nanopct4:~$ apt list --installed|grep asi
WARNING: apt does not have a stable CLI interface. Use with caution in scripts.
indi-asi/focal,now 1.9~202104020113~ubuntu20.04.1 arm64 [installed,automatic]
libasi/focal,now 1.14~202104020012~ubuntu20.04.1 arm64 [installed,automatic]
libbasicusageenvironment1/focal,now 2020.01.19-1build1 arm64 [installed,automatic]
I'm using Armban focal OS on my NanoPC-T4 device
Yes, My ASI EAF is still missing here. I've been following along with the nightly driver updates but still can't get it to work. I've copied over the content of my rules'd folder from my stable (unupdated) version to my latest nightly but still can't get it to load.
Thanks Hy, I see the "update PA Error" tick box, now that you've pointed it out! It was right under my nose and I didn't see it. Thanks for all your work on this software.
I agree, sometimes I lose the star underneath the coloured lines, a highlighted star or a coloured line that is transparent enough to still be able to see the star would be a help.
Did you try increasing the exposure length? or change the binning. I use an 80mm f/6 and use one second exposures and 4x4 binning and it seems to work fine. Hope you are feeling better from the surgery.
Beautiful setup and setting. Congratulations!