wvreeven wrote: Have you tried resetting the park position in Ekos?
I think I see what happened. After looking at the security footage... I see it never did the Meridian Flip.
I have the Guiding Deviation set at 5. I do that because if the guiding is terrible, I don't want it taking any pictures (I assume that's what it's there for).
However, I notice that once guiding does break the limit, it takes a picture, but halts when it sees the guiding past 5. It then immediately takes another, it really needs to wait until the guiding improves.
It might have been doing this through the flip period. I did notice no images where taken after midnight.
or (what really might have been the problem)
I remember glancing at the Meridian Flip timer thinking, hey that says 4+ hours, that seems a lot... oh well, it's less than the parking time, so I didn't question it.
wvreeven wrote: So the obvious question is: what was changed on your setup (both hardware and software) since last time when everything was working fine?
Ok, yes it normally works. But from now on, I'm setting an alarm 10 minutes after the auto park and check my backyard security cameras.
Yes, I have the Watchdog running. But I think I need a wholly separate utility that is running outside of KStars, that runs like a cron (maybe should be) and runs a park command no matter what is happening in KStars. Not sure if I can run a ascom command while it's currently being used by other processes. Worth a try though.
No I didn't get any logs since I had no idea this would fail. It hasn't in a long time.
Hopefully no damage was done to the motors (I could hear them clicking)... since the ERQ-6 Pro is supposed to have motors that prevent burning up.
Same and I did spend some time playing around to fix it and thought... aah, it still works, everything else seems to work, I felt rather lucky. hehe
TallFurryMan wrote: You can also set a flag in KStars at the coordinates where you want to expose, and slew there consistently. Scheduler will however be a more precise method, as it will keep both coordinates and sequence file. You can build a library of targets like this.
Same here when I was trying the Leo Triplet or Bode's with the Cigar galaxies. There was a nebula (maybe the Rosette) in order to center it in the camera frame I had to use some open space, which of course is "Nothing".
I tried using the coordinates and I think that's the trick, but using them is clumsy.
Lately mine has been saying "Offline" or something to that affect superimposed over the window when I checked. Now I'm glad it was.
So all you did was to check for an update?
I think I noticed that checking is all that is needed to get the latest. It kinda just does it. I'll remember to make sure I have a backup first (I do).
I used the old USB route for a long time, but now I just have a desktop link running to it: \\192.168.0.XXX\Pictures (XXX being your IP of course)
I also opened up the /etc/samba/smb.conf file and added the other directories I might want... Documents, Video and the like.
wvreeven wrote: That part look OK indeed. How is the user authentication configured?
Hey there's a Raspbian SD Copy Utility in the Accessories Menu. It seems to work just fine! The font on the popup window was a bit wacky (matched the background), but that might be my current setting.
It's a nice little feature.