Vladimir replied to the topic 'Beginner problems with HEQ5 Pro through indi server EQMod' in the forum. 2 months ago

Thank you for the complete answer, we for sure will use it!

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Vladimir replied to the topic 'Beginner problems with HEQ5 Pro through endi server' in the forum. 2 months ago

Yes, that's because we already have some code on Python which worked with the previous mount, so I tried it first. After that I try to combine it with Kstars, using sync and etc... That was tight way, but I'm not just a usual user, so I need to understand all settings.

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Vladimir replied to the topic 'Beginner problems with HEQ5 Pro through endi server' in the forum. 2 months ago

What "plate solving" means?

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Vladimir replied to the topic 'Beginner problems with HEQ5 Pro through endi server' in the forum. 2 months ago

Thank you for fast answer!
I think it's not a cable problem. Connected directly.
Yes, I can post the logs, but I make some nice progress last hour: not I make it work without using sync. So, looks like all problem was in sync protocol.
What I did: I restarted indi server, slew to the polar star, then manually adjust HEQ5 to polar star and change park position to current. No sync at any time, just uses what's settings it has (we have some settings from the previous mount). I named it "manual sync" :D
So now I need to understand how "align" and "sync" tab work. Which is the difference between different settings(Alignment mode, Sync.Mode), and how to make correct sync's and alignment's points?
Looks like there is need to add some info about it in indilib.org/devices/telescopes/eqmod.html
Can I read about it on some other driver page? Does it work in the same way?

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Vladimir created a new topic ' Beginner problems with HEQ5 Pro through endi server' in the forum. 2 months ago

Hello,
We have HEQ5 pro. There are problems with slew through the indi server. I'm testing now in Kstar, and I'll work through indi-client using Python scripts for remote control of the telescope.
Now there are difficulties at the very beginning of the work: I'm trying to set up the HEQ5 in the room so that it is placed at least roughly in the right area.
Problems arise because of the fact that it periodically swaps the top and bottom of the telescope tube, and also, sometimes it goes beyond the horizon. I set it manually to a certain position in the direction of the polar star (especially angle from the horizon), I set this position as parking, and synchronize in Kstar with polar star. The alignment mode is set to "N-star". Then I try to slew at some star, but it goes to the other side of the hemisphere or something like that.
I understand that I probably have some incorrect settings for HEQ5. I'm a beginner and do not really understand what different settings are responsible for. For example, what means "reverse DEC" or "enforce counter-weight up" (I leave default). In Ascom, it slews all right, but I need to control it from ubuntu.
Could someone share their settings file for indi server here? Or maybe give a couple of links or some tips for me to find some info that will help me solve this problem.
Or should I better create a new topic on the forum?

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Vladimir created a new topic ' Problems with HEQ5 Pro setting' in the forum. 2 months ago

Hello,
We have HEQ5 pro. There are problems with slew through the indi server. I'm testing now in Kstar, and I'll work through indi-client using Python scripts for remote control of the telescope.
Now there are difficulties at the very beginning of the work: I'm trying to set up the HEQ5 in the room so that it is placed at least roughly in the right area.
Problems arise because of the fact that it periodically swaps the top and bottom of the telescope tube, and also, sometimes it goes beyond the horizon. I set it manually to a certain position in the direction of the polar star (especially angle from the horizon), I set this position as parking, and synchronize in Kstar with polar star. The alignment mode is set to "N-star". Then I try to slew at some star, but it goes to the other side of the hemisphere or something like that.
I understand that I probably have some incorrect settings for HEQ5. I'm a beginner and do not really understand what different settings are responsible for. For example, what means "reverse DEC" or "enforce counter-weight up" (I leave default). In Ascom, it slews all right, but I need to control it from ubuntu.
Could someone share their settings file for indi server here? Or maybe give a couple of links or some tips for me to find some info that will help me solve this problem.
Or should I better create a new topic on the forum?

Read More...

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