Some debug output Ekos 3.5.7 vs 3.5.8 with 3.5.8 on indi server. Only thing I can see is repeated messages on 3.5.8:
QObject: Cannot create children for a parent that is in a different thread.

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List of what works. All ubuntu 20.04 based systems (focal).
EKOS client (Intel x64) Indi server (amd64)
5.3.7 5.3.7 Works
5.3.7 5.3.8 Works
5.3.8 5.3.7 Works
5.3.8 5.3.8 Alt-Az not updating in EKOS client.
5.3.8 run locally also not working.

Odd isn't it ?

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List of what works. All ubuntu 20.04 based systems (focal).
EKOS client (Intel x64) Indi server (amd64)
5.3.7 5.3.7 Works
5.3.7 5.3.8 Works
5.3.8 5.3.7 Works
5.3.8 5.3.8 Alt-Az not updating in EKOS client.
5.3.8 run locally also not working.

Odd isn't it ?

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List of what works. All ubuntu 20.04 based systems (focal).
EKOS client (Intel x64) Indi server (amd64)
5.3.7 5.3.7 Works
5.3.7 5.3.8 Works
5.3.8 5.3.7 Works
5.3.8 5.3.8 Alt-Az not updating in EKOS client.
5.3.8 run locally also not working.

Odd isn't it ?

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List of what works. All ubuntu 20.04 based systems (focal).
EKOS client (Intel x64) Indi server (amd64)
5.3.7 5.3.7 Works
5.3.7 5.3.8 Works
5.3.8 5.3.7 Works
5.3.8 5.3.8 Alt-Az not updating in EKOS client.
5.3.8 run locally also not working.

Odd isn't it ?

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I guess this is an EKOS problem not an EQmod problem. Didn't work with simulator on local system.
There is nothing unusual in logs.
Just tried it on another system running 5.3.7 that hasn't been updated and works as expected.
The link is just what I have always used.
Bottom line is that it seems to be tracking - no stars this week so cannot check for sure, but annoying that EKOS doesnt show me.
It is odd that "Time to flip", HA and LST are all updating correctly just not ALT and Az values.
Hmm.

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Why would being near the meridian change anything ? Az is still changing.
Yes it did a flip after 20mins. The new Alt and AZ appear but then not updated after this.
The mount appears to be tracking but in order to view Altitude, Az I have to pull up
INDI control panel and look at the Eqmod tab.
I did all available updates. This is the only way to do it. How do you NOT update indi at same time as kstars ?
Also tried using simulator on local workstation (x64 intel) ubuntu 20.04. Same issue. The simulator slews to object and Alt and Az
stay at the slewed position. HA and LST are updating but not AL/AZ.
Never seen this before in 2 years of using kstars/indi.

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Ok - I am testing this indoors (no stars this week). I think the mount IS tracking, but the Alt and Az values are not being updated in either the Mount TAB
or the Setup TAB.
When instruments start to depart from reality what do you believe ?

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SCreenshot showing difference between Alt, Az values in Mount TAB and EQMod INDI control TAB. The mount not moving from the slewed position even though tracking on.



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Just upgraded from 3.5.7 to 3.5.8 kstars.
After slewing to target, mount is not tracking. ie the AZ and ALT values not changing in the mount TAB and mount seems parked at slewed position.

However the ALT and AZ values ARE changing in the INDI control panel but the mount is not tracking at all.

Tried on HEQ5 and EQ6R-Pro both the same issue.

kstars-bleeding/focal,now 6:3.5.8+202203242252~ubuntu20.04.1 arm64

Nick

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I recently posted to say that Autofocus was not active when filter is changed. Then I posted that it was working (no changes to settings).
I am now finding that the Autofocus is not always activated. Last night is wasn't working. I reset everything , rebooted the PI, turned settings off an on, replugged
all equipment. Still nothing. After an hour of messing around it finally decided to work. I have no idea why it started to work at this point.
I have tried it using the simulator just now on local workstatiion (Ubuntu 20.4 -focus simulator, filter simulator etc) and still it isn't working. I set Red 1x1sec, Green 1x1 sec, it just goes straight through without stopping to refocus.
In filter settings I have Autofocus checked for every filter and exposure set to 1.
Anyone any idea. Is there some hidden setting I failed to check ? Latest kstars installed : kstars 3.5.8+202203242252~ubuntu20.04
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2022-03-26T14:46:08 Captured /export/home/nick/EKOS/TEST/Focuser/Light/Blue/Light_1_secs_001.fits
2022-03-26T14:46:08 Received image 1 out of 1.
2022-03-26T14:46:07 Capturing 1.000-second Blue image...
2022-03-26T14:46:06 Changing filter to Blue...
2022-03-26T14:46:06 Job requires 1.000-second Blue images, has 0/1 frames captured and will be processed.
2022-03-26T14:46:06 Captured /export/home/nick/EKOS/TEST/Focuser/Light/Green/Light_1_secs_004.fits
2022-03-26T14:46:06 Received image 1 out of 1.
2022-03-26T14:46:05 Capturing 1.000-second Green image...
2022-03-26T14:46:04 Changing filter to Green...
2022-03-26T14:46:04 Job requires 1.000-second Green images, has 0/1 frames captured and will be processed.
2022-03-26T14:46:04 Captured /export/home/nick/EKOS/TEST/Focuser/Light/Red/Light_1_secs_004.fits
2022-03-26T14:46:04 Received image 1 out of 1.
2022-03-26T14:46:03 Capturing 1.000-second Red image...
2022-03-26T14:46:03 Job requires 1.000-second Red images, has 0/1 frames captured and will be processed.

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Nick Birkett replied to the topic 'Guiding ioptron az mount pro ?' in the forum. 3 months ago

Ok. I guess guiding is only useful if you have camera rotator and long exposure.

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Nick Birkett created a new topic ' Guiding ioptron az mount pro ?' in the forum. 3 months ago

Crazy idea I know but has anyone tried guiding alt-az mount ?
I saw Niels Haagh article
telescopemount.org/guiding-the-panther-alt-az-mount-with-phd2/
re phd2 on alt-az.
I have an iOptron az mount pro (used for visual/planetary) and use indi SmartEQ driver.
Tried internal indi guider without changing settings - but calibration fails.
Tried indi with phd2 with suggestions in article. Again calibration failure.
The tracking on this mount is  good for short exposures. I let the auto align run and just press handset OK to accept everything without properly aligning.
Then connect Ekos and do a slew, capture solve on chosen target. This seems to give excellent alignment/tracking. 
I guess the main use would be when there is limited weather window - I can just chuck the rig outside at any orientiation, turn on and start - no polar align.
Obviously exposure length limited by field rotation so bright objects best, but fun any way.

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Hmm. Now it is working. Nothing changed. Did not work last night (7 filer changes, 2 targets), but seems ok now.
Maybe it got updated since last night ?

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Hi, autofocus was working when I used it a few weeks ago but now it isn't. I used autofucus manually prior to first filter sequence, but it didn't refocus like it used to when changing to
subsequent filter. All Autofocus setting ticked and all filters have an exposure (same as before). Now it just goes straight from one filter to next and no refocus. Did I miss something ?
This is my version:
kstars-bleeding/focal,now 6:3.5.7+202203041042~ubuntu20.04.1 

Anyone else noticed this or just me ?
Thanks

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