Rene replied to the topic 'ASI2600MC dew control - help' in the forum. 4 months ago

So I assume it's a binary setting? 0 - off, 1 - on?

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Rene created a new topic ' ASI2600MC dew control - help' in the forum. 4 months ago

Hi all,

Just bought a ZWO ASI2600MC and am getting used to it. I was wondering where the dew-heater control is in EKOS? I can see on the Control tab in the INDI Control Panel there is a setting called "AntiDewHeater" but there's no info on how it works. So if anyone else has this camera and can help it would be greatly appreciated.

Rene

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Hi all,

I have a question about guiding and guide calibration.  So here’s my problem.

During an imaging session, I will go through guide calibration, start guiding and have a pretty good night (RMS - 0.5 to 0.8). On other nights I will use the exact same set-up, do a guide calibration again, only this time the dec and ra plot graphs will fly wildly off the chart and I have to stop the session as I can’t recover it. Sometimes this will happen during the same session if I slew to another target and do calibration again (should I be doing this?).

My set-up doesn’t change from night to night. My polar alignment is within 7 arc sec. My settings don’t change. My calibration pulse is set to 500. Not sure if this is the correct value but I read on this forum somewhere that’s the value I should use.

Can I re-use a previous nights calibration say from a week ago when I know everything was working? Should I be calibrating when I set-up again?

My mount is a SW AZEQ6GT. When it works I all works, I get really good guiding.

I did read on this forum to ensure my guide calibration has been done properly but it was never explained what “properly” was. So any advice would be appreciated.

Thanks in advance

Rene

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Rene replied to the topic 'Save PEC from GPG to the mount' in the forum. 5 months ago

I assumed it could be done the way something like PemPro or PecPrep are able to write the corrections back to the mount.

And no I don't have any experience in signal processing. Sorry.

Rene

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Rene created a new topic ' Save PEC from GPG to the mount' in the forum. 5 months ago

Hi,

I'm loving GPG as it really helps with my mounts periodic error and improves my guiding. What I don't like is having to redo it every session. Would it be possible to have some sort of PPEC that is encoded on the mount that is persistent between sessions?

Rene

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Another good idea but I wish there was a way to set the delay before capture.

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Yeah that’s what I was thinking

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Hi,

Is there a way I can set a delay in the Scheduler after the Track/Focus/Align/Guide steps but before the start of imaging. The reason is that my mount takes about 15-20 mins to settle down so that my RMS is good enough to start imaging. I can't see a way to do this in the Scheduler module in Ekos.

Rene

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I'm a bit confused.

When I do my autofocus routine, I have a recorded KFR of 0.66. This is done on one star only. Yet when the HFR is calculated on a captured image it is reported as 1.99 in the Analyse tab. Why the difference?

Rene

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Rene replied to the topic 'New Internal Guider Features' in the forum. 5 months ago

Let me start of by saying that I love this feature. I have a SW AZEQ6 that has horrible PE and this manages to tame it.

Now from my understanding the corrections made by GPG aren't persistent. That is, for each new imaging session I start, GPG has to re-learn what my mounts PE is before it can make corrections. For me that means at least 30mins of sitting around waiting until GPG does it's thing.

So I was wondering if it was possible for the corrections to somehow be saved and reloaded each session. That way I'm not having to waste precious imaging time.

Rene

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Rene created a new topic ' I can't connect to WebManager' in the forum. 5 months ago

Hi,

I recently installed KStars on Ubuntu and have everything set up except I can't seem to connect to the Web Manager. I've run the install scripts but still nothing. 

The other issue I have is that the Serial Port Assistant in Ekos is greyed out. I need it so I can assign ports to my various accessories.

Rene

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Rene replied to the topic 'RPI4 keeps losing wifi connection' in the forum. 5 months ago

Yeah it’s probably way over-powered but I figure go big or go home. :)

I only image from home so I’m always connected to mains power. I can keep the PI and use it if I do remote imaging but that unlikely at this stage.

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Rene replied to the topic 'RPI4 keeps losing wifi connection' in the forum. 5 months ago

The one I’m looking at is from ASUS. It has a core i7, 16gb RAM and 802.11ac wifi. Can’t see how this can be worse than the RPI. Yes it’s more expensive (AUD400) but ‘should’’ perform better than the PI?

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