Michael Hamilton replied to the topic 'EQMod driver repeated crashes' in the forum. 21 hours 9 minutes ago

Just to let anyone know that I was unable to overcome the EQMod driver crashes on the current nightly build. The only solution currently is to roll back to the last stable build for Ubuntu (KStars 3.3.8).
Use the following to roll back to 3.3.8
sudo apt-get install ppa-purge
sudo ppa-purge ppa:mutlaqja/indinightly
Everything now works as expected.
Mike

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Michael Hamilton created a new topic ' EQMod driver repeated crashes' in the forum. 2 days ago

Hi

Terrible weather with the bushfires around Brisbane so I have not had a chance to use the scope for a few weeks. I did a nightly build upgrade yesterday so have the latest build . Running EQ6 Pro using EQMod with ZWO cameras & MyFocuserPro2. Everything was working fine but when I tried to do a quick test that everything was working I got repeated EQMod driver crashes.
I have not changed any hardware so I presume a recent EKOS update may be to blame. I am using ASTAP as solver but this has worked flawlessly from the get go.
I have attached the log. The last time this happened I uninstalled the EQMod driver then reinstalled it and it worked again. This strategy did not work this time. Anyone else having this problem? If it is just me I will work through it.

Cheers,

Mike

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Michael Hamilton replied to the topic 'KStars 3.3.7 crashing with Qt5Widgets.dll' in the forum. 4 weeks ago

Cheers Jasem,
For some reason it did not want to download on my laptop. It has just downloaded fine on my PC.

I can confirm that the KStars 3.3.7 now connects to INDI and the ASTAP solver works as expected on a loaded FITS. The solving speed is amazing. Less than 1 sec!!

Thanks ++++++ to Han and yourself for all the work on ASTAP.

Mike

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Michael Hamilton replied to the topic 'KStars 3.3.7 crashing with Qt5Widgets.dll' in the forum. 4 weeks ago

The file downloading is still 0 bytes? This is the Windows installation file?
Mike

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Michael Hamilton replied to the topic 'KStars 3.3.7 crashing with Qt5Widgets.dll' in the forum. 4 weeks ago

Hi Jasem,

The file that downloads from the KDE website (KStars for windows) is 0 bytes. Has the location changed?

Mike

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Hmm, just updated my Windows version of KStars to 3.3.7 and now it crashes on attempting to connect with INDI. Never been a problem before and worked perfectly yesterday. Running the latest nightly build on my odoid and everything works running locally. So it is a problem with the Windows version. No time to troubleshoot tonight. Any ideas anyone? I will have a proper look tomorrow.

Mike

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Michael Hamilton replied to the topic 'ASTAP astrometry integration' in the forum. 1 month ago

Wow this is brilliant! Thanks Han and Jasem. Easy to set up and very fast!
The bushfires have put paid to any testing outside but it has just solved and slewed a loaded image (10 sec) in 3 secs! Using all default settings. I will definitely be using this in preference to astrometry.net.
Does anyone know if the polar alignment assistant uses ASTAP if this is enabled in EKOS or if it defaults back to astrometry.net. I will find this out when I can get outside but thought I would ask if anyone has used the polar alignment assistant while they have ASTAP enabled?

Cheers,

Mike

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Michael Hamilton replied to the topic 'Artificial Horizon hiccups' in the forum. 2 months ago

Hi Jerry,

The shaded area on mine is the non viewable area.

Mike

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Michael Hamilton replied to the topic 'Artificial Horizon hiccups' in the forum. 2 months ago

Hi Ferrante,

I had another go and it all works. I had previously done exactly the process that you use and kept getting the error. Now it works!
Many thanks

Mike

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Michael Hamilton replied to the topic 'Artificial Horizon hiccups' in the forum. 2 months ago

Hi Jacob,
I also have had this exact problem in the past. I have 1 machine where it works well (Odroid running ubuntu) but I have failed to get it to work on Windows PC running KStars. Like you, the invalid polygon error message pops up despite the data points being exactly the same as the one that works. I gave up on it 6 months ago so have not checked again if it has been fixed. It would also be nice to have some way to transfer the point or the model between machines to save the time taken to add each point manually.
Hopefully someone who has cracked this will reply :)

Mike

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Michael Hamilton replied to the topic 'Feedback on new version 3.3.6' in the forum. 2 months ago

Hi Niki,
Try pushing up your exposure time to about 3 secs (0.5 is a bit fast), increase your step size to at least 60-100. If you use 30 the autofocus routine may not be able to get a reliable change in focus to indicate which direction best focus lies. This can change due to poor seeing and all sorts of other things. Using 60-100 just tells the autofocus to use that for its first step. After that it will move back or forward depending on the change in focus dependant on the algorithm used. Generally it will start of with largish steps and get smaller as it gets closer to best focus. Occasionally it gets confused and does that massive move, loses the star and then goes back to the starting point with a focus failed. I think that this is more likely if you use a small first step size.
I have used SEP with some success (although back using gradient at the moment) and I find polynomial is a little quicker. Use 1000 for max travel as Rob has suggested and 3% tolerance although I don't think that this is critical.
Hope this helps.

Mike

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