Peter Sütterlin replied to the topic 'no more image captures after meridian flip?' in the forum. 6 hours 32 minutes ago

No, the box is not checked. Only focus, via Temperature and a timer. Should I do a run with some limit in place? Would be tomorrow though, as I've now started regular observations (with timestamps enabled ;^>)

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Peter Sütterlin replied to the topic 'no more image captures after meridian flip?' in the forum. 6 hours 58 minutes ago

So, here's one with full debug enabled. Guiding is extremely verbose though...
Also, it didn't do an alignment this time after the flip - likely because I didn't align before? Is that intended behavior?

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Peter Sütterlin replied to the topic 'no more image captures after meridian flip?' in the forum. 7 hours 20 minutes ago

No, this is without scheduler, just starting from the capture module.

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Peter Sütterlin replied to the topic 'no more image captures after meridian flip?' in the forum. 7 hours 42 minutes ago

So it's linked to guiding somehow. I just ran two MFs. First one guided (PHD2) inclusive dithering. It overwrote one file again. Second one was done without guiding/dithering (and also had no target name defined). This time, frame number was advanced, no overwrite occured.
The log is attached, with verbose dbg. However, there's not really much more info in it seems. Have I enabled the wrong debug? I did 'capture', 'guide' and 'fits'.
Do you need other modules?

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Peter Sütterlin replied to the topic 'no more image captures after meridian flip?' in the forum. 19 hours 35 minutes ago

Hmm, yes indeed there's other files, for each FITS there's a .wcs file, from my Live Stacking. But IIRC for the first case reported in the other thread I didn't have that running, then it would have been only the files of the running sequence.
The other difference between the two cases reported here was that the second one had no target name, i.e., only "Light_<number>.fits".
I'll try to get a verbose log tonight and figure out which of those conditions causes the problem....

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Peter Sütterlin replied to the topic 'no more image captures after meridian flip?' in the forum. yesterday

That was a test run, without guiding (which is why I replied here). That was indeed successful.
But there's a second MF around 01:20/01:22. That is 'real' observations, with guiding (PHD2).
There it saves file Light_073.fits before the flip, and (again) Light_073.fits after the flip as "Received image 74 out of 200."
The Ha directory contains 199 files (not 200), and the time stamps show the 01:22 file is missing, and has been overwritten by the 01:25 one:

woodstock:Ha% l Light_07[234].fits
-rw-r--r-- 1 pit users 32785920 Aug  8 01:19 Light_072.fits
-rw-r--r-- 1 pit users 32785920 Aug  8 01:25 Light_073.fits
-rw-r--r-- 1 pit users 32785920 Aug  8 01:27 Light_074.fits


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Peter Sütterlin replied to the topic 'no more image captures after meridian flip?' in the forum. yesterday

sterne-jaeger wrote: Log files?

I had some attached to the linked post in the other thread.
Here's the full log from yesterday, with both flips. No debug settings though :( After the first one worked I had assumed it had been fixed....

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Peter Sütterlin created a new topic ' Log spamming if PHD2 is not (yet) running' in the forum. yesterday

I noticed EKOS now spits out two error lines every second if guiding via PHD2 is configured but PHD2 is not (yet) running. And I found no way to stop this other than starting up PHD2. It also seems to be set to auto-connect on startup. I have disabled that for INDI, but there's no equivalent option for PHD2 (?)
Any chance of muting this a bit? I have one logfile that consisted to 60% (or 10000 lines!) of this messages.

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Peter Sütterlin replied to the topic 'ZWO 8 Position Filter Wheel movement problem' in the forum. yesterday

One thing you can do is reverse the cover plate of the filter wheel. It's normally a bit sunk in the main body, if you mount it flipped it has a bit more clearance for the filters. It does change the physical thickness of the wheel though, i.e., you might have to adjust your backfocus if you use a corrector that is very sensitive to BF changes.

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Peter Sütterlin replied to the topic 'no more image captures after meridian flip?' in the forum. yesterday

Assuming this was commit e6a69db89152 in the main branch: I had a test with that yesterday, and a MF without guiding succeeded and continued a sequence.

Also, in that configuration (i.e., without guiding), the frame number counting was correct. The file before the flip was saved as M_13_Light_029.fits, the one after the flip as M_13_Light_030.fits.

However, later that night in a real observation with guiding, it showed again the previously reported error of not advancing the frame number and overwriting the last frame taken before the MF.

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Peter Sütterlin replied to the topic 'How do I get the focus position in the FITS header' in the forum. yesterday

First, you have to enter the focuser in the camera configuration as 'Snoop Device'. Then, it seems, the focuser driver has to support this, too. At least I had a Pegasus DMFC, and despite having it defined as Snoop device, the entry in the FITS header always was zero (I assume you talk about the FOCUSPOS keyword in the FITS header).

Since I switched to the ZWO EAF, the focus position is recorded there....

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Peter Sütterlin replied to the topic 'My focus values drift over time???' in the forum. yesterday

dencohe wrote: I recently got one and it worked for only a short time before not displaying the status LED anymore and not enumerating on my computer.

:(
Mine had been working flawlessly for almost two years. I wonder what your issue is....

We will see what they say about what happened.

Good luck!

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Peter Sütterlin replied to the topic 'My focus values drift over time???' in the forum. 3 days ago

They were extremely helpful, answering my email even on a Sunday!
After some forth an back with additional tests they confirmed that likely some electronic part is blown, and that I should send the unit in. However, I have still not managed to do this (have to drive to post office in the next town :P ). Currently I use the EAF I also have for focusing....

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