I have a CEM120 and never use the hand controller for anything after setting the meridian flip correctly.

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Rick Bassham replied to the topic 'autofocus and filter wheel' in the forum. 7 days ago

In the focus module, click the icon next to the filter, and check the "Auto Focus" checkbox next to each filter.
  



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I had the same problem and ended up switching to use the TCP connection method and connecting the mount via ethernet. This has been rock solid for me.

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They are named differently. In fact, one is a CEM120 and the other is an HDX110 using the EQ Mod driver.

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Sorry, didn't grab them this time. But I've narrowed down the issue. I don't think it is necessarily in the Alignment module. I've got a complex setup with two people sharing a single observatory. When we both connect to the remote drivers that run the roof, gps, weather and watchdog, we get the issue, but when only one of us connects to those everything works fine.

Pier A has a Raspberry Pi running ubuntu 20.04, and latest stable indi drivers and indi web manager.
Pier B has a NUC running Xubuntu 20.04, latest stable KStars and indi.
Common Computer is a Raspberry Pi running Raspberry Pi OS Lite, and latest indi drivers and indi web manager from the astroberry repo. This runs the GPSD, OpenWeatherMap, Weather Meta, WatchDog and my own Roof driver.
Desktop A runs Xubuntu 20.04, KStars 3.5.3 and indi (not sure of version right now).

If both Desktop A KStars and the NUC on Pier B KStars connect to the running drivers on the Common Computer, I'm able to reproduce the problem. I'm now able to work around the issue while I do some more debugging. Just a hunch, but it feels like something is getting lost with multiple clients talking to drivers that want to snoop on a single telescope.

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And tonight the issue is back.

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So, no changes and alignment is working great tonight.

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I was not able to reproduce this with the simulator. I'll try again tonight and see if I can nail down where the problem is.

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Link to longer logs. I don't see any issues in the log other than when the mount starts tracking, analyze doesn't keep going. I had to manually click "Capture" each time to get it to advance. The solution results never plotted either.

gist.github.com/rickbassham/6b7a6666bbcbe6036011e4cd5b7f4d5f

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The analyze module shows that alignment is still "Slewing" as well.



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KStars 3.5.5 Stable
Build: 2021-09-15T22:19:31Z
Ubuntu 20.04

When trying to do an alignment, I'm able to successfully solve, but the error doesn't show where it normally does, the position isn't graphed, and alignment doesn't continue to iterate to where it should.
I've attached the relevant portion of the logs:

[2021-09-23T21:32:27.896 EDT DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - Image received. Mode: "Align" Size: 52191360
[2021-09-23T21:32:28.161 EDT INFO ][     org.kde.kstars.ekos.align] - "Image received."
[2021-09-23T21:32:28.163 EDT INFO ][     org.kde.kstars.ekos.align] - "Automatically downsampling the image by 4"
[2021-09-23T21:32:28.194 EDT INFO ][     org.kde.kstars.ekos.align] - "Evaluating Installed RAM for inParallel Option.  Total Size of Index files: 18.2206 GB, Installed RAM: 7.64582 GB, Free RAM: 0.705761 GB"
[2021-09-23T21:32:28.195 EDT INFO ][     org.kde.kstars.ekos.align] - "Not enough RAM is available on this system for loading the index files you have in parallel"
[2021-09-23T21:32:28.196 EDT INFO ][     org.kde.kstars.ekos.align] - "Disabling the inParallel option."
[2021-09-23T21:32:28.256 EDT INFO ][     org.kde.kstars.ekos.align] - "+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++"
[2021-09-23T21:32:28.257 EDT INFO ][     org.kde.kstars.ekos.align] - "Starting Internal StellarSolver Sextractor with the 1-Default profile . . ."
[2021-09-23T21:32:28.295 EDT INFO ][     org.kde.kstars.ekos.align] - "Stars Found before Filtering: 509"
[2021-09-23T21:32:28.296 EDT INFO ][     org.kde.kstars.ekos.align] - "Stars Found after Filtering: 509"
[2021-09-23T21:32:28.296 EDT INFO ][     org.kde.kstars.ekos.align] - "+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++"
[2021-09-23T21:32:28.297 EDT INFO ][     org.kde.kstars.ekos.align] - "Configuring StellarSolver"
[2021-09-23T21:32:28.608 EDT INFO ][     org.kde.kstars.ekos.align] - "Scale range: 3.10275 to 4.65413 arcsec/pixel"
[2021-09-23T21:32:28.609 EDT INFO ][     org.kde.kstars.ekos.align] - "Downsampling is multiplying the pixel scale by: 4"
[2021-09-23T21:32:28.610 EDT INFO ][     org.kde.kstars.ekos.align] - "+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++"
[2021-09-23T21:32:28.611 EDT INFO ][     org.kde.kstars.ekos.align] - "Starting Internal StellarSolver Astrometry.net based Engine with the 1-Default profile. . ."
[2021-09-23T21:32:28.875 EDT DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - iOptron CEM120 : "[DEBUG] CMD <:GLS#> "
[2021-09-23T21:32:28.903 EDT DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - iOptron CEM120 : "[DEBUG] RES <-2899440044888300110911> "
[2021-09-23T21:32:28.903 EDT DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - iOptron CEM120 : "[SCOPE] CMD <:GEP#> "
[2021-09-23T21:32:28.935 EDT DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - iOptron CEM120 : "[SCOPE] RES <+2213353601405333511> "
[2021-09-23T21:32:29.201 EDT INFO ][     org.kde.kstars.ekos.align] - "+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++"
[2021-09-23T21:32:29.215 EDT INFO ][     org.kde.kstars.ekos.align] - "Solve Log Odds:  142.847"
[2021-09-23T21:32:29.216 EDT INFO ][     org.kde.kstars.ekos.align] - "Number of Matches:  30"
[2021-09-23T21:32:29.216 EDT INFO ][     org.kde.kstars.ekos.align] - "Solved with index:  4209"
[2021-09-23T21:32:29.217 EDT INFO ][     org.kde.kstars.ekos.align] - "Field center: (RA,Dec) = (38.4698, 61.2956) deg."
[2021-09-23T21:32:29.217 EDT INFO ][     org.kde.kstars.ekos.align] - "Field center: (RA H:M:S, Dec D:M:S) = (02:33:52.745, +61:17:44.078)."
[2021-09-23T21:32:29.218 EDT INFO ][     org.kde.kstars.ekos.align] - "Field is: (493.568, 322.872) deg from search coords."
[2021-09-23T21:32:29.218 EDT INFO ][     org.kde.kstars.ekos.align] - "Field size: 1.68628 x 1.12824 degrees"
[2021-09-23T21:32:29.219 EDT INFO ][     org.kde.kstars.ekos.align] - "Pixel Scale: 0.972164\""
[2021-09-23T21:32:29.219 EDT INFO ][     org.kde.kstars.ekos.align] - "Field rotation angle: up is 84.4487 degrees E of N"
[2021-09-23T21:32:29.220 EDT INFO ][     org.kde.kstars.ekos.align] - "Field parity: neg\n"
[2021-09-23T21:32:29.221 EDT INFO ][     org.kde.kstars.ekos.align] - "Solver completed after 1.02 seconds."
[2021-09-23T21:32:29.221 EDT INFO ][     org.kde.kstars.ekos.align] - "Solver RA (38.46977) DEC (61.29558) Orientation (84.44873) Pixel Scale (0.97216) Parity (neg)"
[2021-09-23T21:32:29.223 EDT INFO ][     org.kde.kstars.ekos.align] - "Solution coordinates: RA (02h 35m 33s) DEC ( 61° 23' 16\") Telescope Coordinates: RA (02h 36m 09s) DEC ( 61° 28' 55\")"
[2021-09-23T21:32:29.228 EDT DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - ISD:Telescope sending coords RA: "02h 35m 33s" ( 2.59249 ) DE: " 61° 23' 16\"" ( 61.3878 )
[2021-09-23T21:32:29.228 EDT INFO ][     org.kde.kstars.ekos.align] - "Slewing to target coordinates: RA (02h 35m 33s) DEC ( 61° 23' 16\")."
[2021-09-23T21:32:29.230 EDT INFO ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - ZWO CCD ASI2600MM Pro :  "[INFO] CCD FOV rotation updated to 84.4487 degrees. "
[2021-09-23T21:32:29.273 EDT DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - iOptron CEM120 : "[DEBUG] CMD <:SRA013999466#> "
[2021-09-23T21:32:29.303 EDT DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - iOptron CEM120 : "[DEBUG] RES <1> "
[2021-09-23T21:32:29.303 EDT DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - iOptron CEM120 : "[DEBUG] CMD <:Sd+22099614#> "
[2021-09-23T21:32:29.335 EDT DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - iOptron CEM120 : "[DEBUG] RES <1> "
[2021-09-23T21:32:29.335 EDT DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - iOptron CEM120 : "[DEBUG] CMD <:MS1#> "
[2021-09-23T21:32:29.363 EDT DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - iOptron CEM120 : "[DEBUG] RES <1> "
[2021-09-23T21:32:29.363 EDT INFO ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - iOptron CEM120 :  "[INFO] Slewing to RA:  2:35:33 - DEC: 61:23:16 "
[2021-09-23T21:32:29.935 EDT DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - iOptron CEM120 : "[DEBUG] CMD <:GLS#> "
[2021-09-23T21:32:29.963 EDT DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - iOptron CEM120 : "[DEBUG] RES <-2899440044888300120911> "
[2021-09-23T21:32:29.963 EDT DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - iOptron CEM120 : "[SCOPE] CMD <:GEP#> "
[2021-09-23T21:32:29.995 EDT DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - iOptron CEM120 : "[SCOPE] RES <+2213163101405174511> "
[2021-09-23T21:32:30.995 EDT DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - iOptron CEM120 : "[DEBUG] CMD <:GLS#> "
[2021-09-23T21:32:31.023 EDT DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - iOptron CEM120 : "[DEBUG] RES <-2899440044888300110911> "
[2021-09-23T21:32:31.023 EDT INFO ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - iOptron CEM120 :  "[INFO] Slew complete, tracking... "
[2021-09-23T21:32:31.023 EDT DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - iOptron CEM120 : "[SCOPE] CMD <:GEP#> "
[2021-09-23T21:32:31.055 EDT DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - iOptron CEM120 : "[SCOPE] RES <+2209961501399960511> "
[2021-09-23T21:32:32.056 EDT DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - iOptron CEM120 : "[DEBUG] CMD <:GLS#> "
[2021-09-23T21:32:32.084 EDT DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - iOptron CEM120 : "[DEBUG] RES <-2899440044888300110911> "
[2021-09-23T21:32:32.084 EDT DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - iOptron CEM120 : "[SCOPE] CMD <:GEP#> "
[2021-09-23T21:32:32.115 EDT DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - iOptron CEM120 : "[SCOPE] RES <+2209961601399966511> "
[2021-09-23T21:32:33.116 EDT DEBG ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - iOptron CEM120 : "[DEBUG] CMD <:GLS#> "

There is nothing else but mount messages until I capture a new image in the alignment module. Did something change in here on this release? Anyone else having a similar issue?

Thanks,
Rick

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