Peter Sütterlin replied to the topic 'Focusing challenge: handling SCT "doughnuts"?' in the forum. 4 days ago

I've observed somewhat similar behavior. If for whatever reason the first three (or so) measurements give very similar values without a good gradient it often starts doing an insanely big focus change. Fortunately (for me) with a refractor there's no doughnut, and the algorithm usually finds it's way back.
My guess would be the initial issue is the long focus jump, likely initiated by the polynomial extrapolation. Have you tried the other/old-fashioned algorithm?
IMHO some way to limit the (single) focus steps would be a nice option.

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Disclaimer: I'm also just another user.

But that would confirm it's not an issue of INDI/EKOS, but really the hardware. I would ask ZWO if they have seen this before. They are usually very responsive. If you have another computer around you might try using it on a USB3 port, and maybe in 64bit?
No other suggestions, sorry...

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Peter Sütterlin replied to the topic 'keep it cool....' in the forum. 1 month ago

royac6:~ # sensors
coretemp-isa-0000
Adapter: ISA adapter
Physical id 0:  +27.0°C  (high = +82.0°C, crit = +100.0°C)
Core 0:         +26.0°C  (high = +82.0°C, crit = +100.0°C)
Core 1:         +26.0°C  (high = +82.0°C, crit = +100.0°C)
Core 2:         +27.0°C  (high = +82.0°C, crit = +100.0°C)
Core 3:         +25.0°C  (high = +82.0°C, crit = +100.0°C)
Core 4:         +25.0°C  (high = +82.0°C, crit = +100.0°C)
Core 5:         +25.0°C  (high = +82.0°C, crit = +100.0°C)

I've seen even less, and wondered whether they might need a dew heater :D

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You should probably specify versions of kstars and INDI you are using.

I also have an ASI1600MM Pro, and no issues with cooling/temperature at all (neither with the Versions from my distribution nor the git versions I'm using now). So it seems somewhat specific to your setup.

Can you try the Linux version of ASICAP? Does that one work?

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Peter Sütterlin replied to the topic 'Re:Missing timestamp in FITS Header' in the forum. 1 month ago

For changing the Z you could use sed. But make a backup of the files first. Then do

sed -i -e  "s/Z' /'  /"  *.fits


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Peter Sütterlin created a new topic ' EKOS crash on manual dither' in the forum. 1 month ago

I can reproducibly crash EKOS/KStars by hitting the 'Manual Dither' Button in the Guide tab (I'm guiding external with PHD2) while guiding (no sequence running).
Dither from within a sequence (and also manual dither in PHD2) does work.

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Peter Sütterlin created a new topic ' Zooming in the FITS viewer' in the forum. 1 month ago

Am I the only one getting crazy when trying to zoom in on something in the FITS viewer? From other programs I'm used to put the mouse on top of a feature, then use the mouse wheel to zoom, keeping the object centered under the pointer.
Not so in FITS viewer :( If I center of something and zoom it starts shifting that location away direction of the center of the visible field.
This makes zooming more of a lottery....

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Peter Sütterlin created a new topic ' If autofocus fails it loses the star marker :(' in the forum. 1 month ago

I just had a failing autofocus. So it went back to initial focus, and restarted the AF. But it also erased the green box around the star, and I have no idea anymore which star it uses to AF for the in-sequence HFR. EKOS obviously remembers which star it was, it keeps measuring and displays the image in the summary screen. So not really a big deal, still suboptimal :(

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Peter Sütterlin replied to the topic 'kstars strange marker' in the forum. 2 months ago

No, it's always fixed and co-located with M27. From the color it could be a telescope marker - but I don't have started INDI/EKOS at all. The symbol is the same as the green 'planetary' - no idea whether it's realted?
So obviously you don't see that one... really strange.

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Peter Sütterlin replied to the topic 'kstars strange marker' in the forum. 2 months ago

So the green one is (of course...) only the standard DSO marker for planetary nebulae. It's rather the red one, as that is even visible when zooming out to the whole hemisphere. And it's the only one....

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Peter Sütterlin replied to the topic 'kstars strange marker' in the forum. 2 months ago

Everything except IC catalog had a check. Just tried unchecking all - then kstars crashed :o
But at least I have a trail that I can follow :)

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Peter Sütterlin created a new topic ' kstars strange marker' in the forum. 2 months ago

Sorry for the stupid question :(
I noticed a strange double marker centered on the Dumbbell Nebula:


and I have no idea where it's coming from. I right-clicked to check labels and flags, but it doesn't look like I have defined anything.
Can someone tell me where it's coming from?

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