Rishi Garrod created a new topic ' Altair 26C' in the forum. 53 minutes ago

Anyone using Indi with the Altair 26C?
It seems to be pretty much the same spec as the ZWO 2600 MC but it more reasonably priced and the oil leak reports on the 2600 have put me off the ZWO. Just want to be sure I won't have any problems with Indi

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Rishi Garrod created a new topic ' GEM 45 and the meridian flip' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

Sorry for another meridian flip thread but I have searched and cannot find the answer.In the GEM 45 you can set the mount to either stop tracking or flip when it reaches x degrees past the meridian.I use KStars/EKOS/Indi. I can tell the software at how many degrees past the meridian I want it to execute a flip. Everything I have read says that when software does a flip all it does is issue a new slew command and the mount needs to know that it has to flip.My question is when will the mount decide it has to flip after receiving a slew to the location it is already at? Will it flip when the x degrees (set in the mount) past the meridian is reached? If that is the case I will have a race condition, if the mount sees it is x degrees past the meridian it will either stop or flip itself.I am sure I am missing something obvious but I just don't see how this can work.

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Great you have it working now.

I would strongly suggest you get a powered USB hub. There have been so many "weird" connection problems that in the end came down to not using a powered USB hub.

I plug my laptop into the hub (PC connection, so unplug from RPi and plug into Laptop) when I want to polar align with the iPolar. There is a Windows and a Mac app and I think they work really well.

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The OP is referring to the Pocket Power Box not the Advanced.

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I have the new type (space for a guider but without the guider) GEM 45.

I could not get it to reliably connect to my Macbook until I used a powered USB hub. Since then it has worked perfectly, well almost. I found that the USB B connector on the mount was not very positive and sometimes (usually during a long slew) it would loose contact. I replaced the USB B and the power connector with a 3 pin and 2 pin locking connector. 



 

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Rishi Garrod replied to the topic 'Meridian flip' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

I am also looking forward to the answer to this from someone how knows how this actually works.

My own observations are that if you just have a Sequence running then the mount will flip but imaging will not continue correctly. You really need to do a new plate solve and restart the tracking. If you use the Scheduler then it takes care of plate solving, re-focus if required and tracking.

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Thanks. Adding --allow-releaseinfo-change did the trick.

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I am trying to update my Stellarmate and I get the following error:

E: ppa.stellarmate.com/repos/apt/stable buster/main armhf stellarmateudevmanager armhf 1.6.0-stable~202111111303 is not (yet) available (404  Not Found [IP: 159.89.38.210 443])
E: ppa.stellarmate.com/repos/apt/stable buster/main armhf stellarmatewebmanager armhf 1.6.0-stable~202111111301 is not (yet) available (404  Not Found [IP: 159.89.38.210 443])

Any idea's where I should look?

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This is what I see in the logs:
[2021-11-08T21:24:22.383 CET DEBG ][ org.kde.kstars.ekos.focus] - Starting focus with box size: 32 Subframe: yes Autostar: yes Full frame: no [ 0 %, 100 %] Step Size: 100 Threshold: 150 Gaussian Sigma: 1.5 Gaussian Kernel size: 5 Multi row average: 7 Tolerance: 3 Frames: 1 Maximum Travel: 20000
[2021-11-08T21:24:22.388 CET INFO ][ org.kde.kstars.ekos.focus] - "Autofocus in progress..."
[2021-11-08T21:24:22.391 CET DEBG ][ org.kde.kstars.ekos.focus] - State: "In Progress"
[2021-11-08T21:24:22.394 CET INFO ][ org.kde.kstars.ekos.focus] - "Capturing image..."
[2021-11-08T21:24:24.205 CET DEBG ][ org.kde.kstars.indi] - processBLOB() mode 1
[2021-11-08T21:24:24.242 CET INFO ][ org.kde.kstars.ekos.focus] - "Image received."
[2021-11-08T21:24:24.250 CET INFO ][ org.kde.kstars.ekos.focus] - "Detecting sources..."
[2021-11-08T21:24:24.289 CET INFO ][ org.kde.kstars.ekos.focus] - "Detection complete."
[2021-11-08T21:24:24.293 CET DEBG ][ org.kde.kstars.ekos.focus] - Focus newFITS # 1 : Current HFR 1.64506 Num stars 1
[2021-11-08T21:24:24.327 CET DEBG ][ org.kde.kstars.ekos.focus] - ========================================
[2021-11-08T21:24:24.329 CET DEBG ][ org.kde.kstars.ekos.focus] - Current HFR: 1.64506 Current Position: 54490
[2021-11-08T21:24:24.331 CET DEBG ][ org.kde.kstars.ekos.focus] - Last minHFR: 1.24361 Last MinHFR Pos: 54390
[2021-11-08T21:24:24.332 CET DEBG ][ org.kde.kstars.ekos.focus] - Delta: "40.1" %
[2021-11-08T21:24:24.333 CET DEBG ][ org.kde.kstars.ekos.focus] - ========================================
[2021-11-08T21:24:24.335 CET INFO ][ org.kde.kstars.ekos.focus] - "FITS received. HFR 1.65 @ 54490. Delta (40.1%)"
[2021-11-08T21:24:24.368 CET DEBG ][ org.kde.kstars.ekos.focus] - Focus "outward" ( 100 )
[2021-11-08T21:24:24.375 CET INFO ][ org.kde.kstars.ekos.focus] - "Focusing outward by 100 steps..."
[2021-11-08T21:24:24.378 CET DEBG ][ org.kde.kstars.indi] - Sesto Senso : "[DEBUG] CMD <#GT54590!> "
[2021-11-08T21:24:24.381 CET INFO ][ org.kde.kstars.indi] - Sesto Senso : "[INFO] Focuser is moving to position 54590 "

No indication that the movement is complete.

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Just checked the code an it works in a different way. It's looks for a finished response from the focuser:
if (!strcmp(res, "GTok!"))
return true;

I guess this is not happening. I guess I should switch on the logging if I want to have a better idea what is happening.
It's finally clear and I am imaging, I always find it difficult to experiment on clear nights!

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I am using a Senso Sesto focuser.
I am able to use the focus module to manually focus and I am getting great results. 
Now I would like to let the Auto focus do the work but it takes a frame, moves the focuser and never goes any further. It's like it does not know that the focuser has finished moving.
Before I start debugging I was wondering is anyone has had a similar experience, maybe its just one setting I have wrong?

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Rishi Garrod created a new topic ' Re-Run a completed sequence' in the forum. 1 month ago

I would like to re-run one part of a completed sequence, it that possible? I have tried the various reset options but that does not seem to work.

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I am using a Rpi4 with Stellarmate. It took a while to get it all dialed in but now it is a great setup. I use it with a Ultimate Power Box from Pegasus to provide power and a reliable powered USB hub. This is then all mounted on top of the scope. I run all the software on the Rpi, so Kstars runs on the Rpi and I just remote desktop into it. I have an outdoor WiFi access point so the Rpi is internet connected so I always have the right time and I can update easily.

As for focusing I have never got the autofocusing to work reliably. I have motor focusers on all my scopes and I focus in Ekos but I use a Bahtinov mask to achieve focus.

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