Yes, that's another issue.
All my custom/manual locations eventually got overwritten with KStars location while I was testing...
Thanks for looking into this!
Looks like this could be an easy fix for someone familiar with these matters.
I took my RST-135 out from my home to a dark site for the first time.
It didn't update the time/location in KStars.
KStars was using the time/location from previous session which was at home.
Warnings in INDI Control Panel:
- Failed to get site latitude
- could not process mount date and time
KStars is set to "Mount updates KStars"
I was getting the same when was playing with time/location at home.
RST's hand controller acquired GPS successfully.
Am I missing some checkmark somewhere?
Yes, "the piece of metal that clamps the OTA onto the mount was rotated".
I did this because on HEQ5, one needs to rotate the OTA 90 degrees to horizontal position to be able to use the polar scope, otherwise it's blocked.
I rotated the saddle so that I could use the polar scope when the OTA was pointing to the NCP.
It's just the mechanics. I rotated the saddle and rotated the mount's axis back so that the scope was still facing the NCP.
Of course, now I don't use the polar scope (but I did before).
Well... I rotated the saddle back to the default/original position.
I can't explain to myself why but now the guide calibration after the flip works correctly.
I only tried once though.
Assuming that my issue is now solved just two questions:
-- why it matters if the saddle rotated 90 degrees?
-- I rotated the saddle more that a year ago and I am certain this configuration worked just fine until sometime in the second half of last year.
Ah.. OK. Something new. I'll look into this.
No issues with HEQ5, AZ-GTi and RST-135.
After recent updates (SM 1.5. the histogram in the FITS viewer while acquiring images only goes to 100 on the horizontal scale for 16-bit images.
Is this just me or it's a recently introduced bug?
Yes that's "AntiDewHeater" - set it to 1.
for my other two mounts, on the guider calibration plot:
-- RA calibration goes vertically, say up and then down back to zero
-- DEC goes horizontally, say right and then left back to zero
-- after the flip RA goes in the same direction but DEC direction flips
-- RA calibration goes horizontally, say right and then left back to zero
-- DEC goes vertically, say up and then down back to zero
-- after the flip RA tries to go in the same direction and fails but after restart the direction flips. DEC direction doesn't flip
I just realized/remembered that I rotated the saddle 90 degrees on the HEQ and then unclutched and rotated the axis 90 degrees back.
Could this be the reason for my issue?
My mount is a dumb HEQ5. I don't use a hand control only Ekos.
Ekos seems to know what to do but fails for some reason.
-- after the flip it starts calibrating the guider
-- RA forward calibration step goes in the wrong direction - say to the Right (instead of left)
-- RA reverse goes in the correct direction which is Right again! so the RA calibration never completes.
-- if I interrupt/stop and restart calibration - it goes well.