Mohamed replied to the topic 'Re:EKOS / HEQ5 goto problem' in the forum. 6 days ago

dean wrote: Hi Mohamed,

ah, I understand now and sorry, I don't have direct experience with polar alignment without polaris.
However, there are discussions in the forum on aligning without polaris, for example, tinyurl.com/y2sxgd7e
Also, there is this in depth article on the HEQ5 connection pathways: tinyurl.com/y4ahp2ca
HTH


Thank you Dean for the articles...


Thank you
Mohamed

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Mohamed replied to the topic 'Re:EKOS / HEQ5 goto problem' in the forum. 7 days ago

El Corazon wrote: 7.2 PC Direct Mode
PC Direct Mode is a special mode for the SynScan hand controller to work with a PC. Under this mode, 1. Access the menu “UTILITY FUNCTION \ PC Direct
Mode” and press the ENTER key. The screen will
display “PC Direct Mode \ Press ESC to exit.”
2. Press and hold the ESC key for more than 1 second
to exit PC Direct Mode.
You can still use the direction keys to move the telescope
mount.


Thanks for this tip. It solved the problem. After doing my alignment and polar alignment, I switch to direct PC mode and now KStars fully control the mount...


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Mohamed

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Mohamed replied to the topic 'EKOS / HEQ5 goto problem' in the forum. 7 days ago

Hi Dean,

I still need to use the HC as I need to perform polar alignment without Polaris which is obscured by my house. Is there is a way to use both or tune the HC?

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Mohamed created a new topic ' EKOS / HEQ5 goto problem' in the forum. 7 days ago

Hi All,

I'm connecting to HEQ5 through the HC and using the SynScan driver. I start by doing star alignment then polar alignment. When I chose an object from HC it goes well, but if I used KStars to goto object it is driving me crazy. I did try KStars update all devices, and Mount update KStars, but it doesn't make any difference.

In the following screenshots, I selected venus to goto



Then this is where the mount actual points:


Also, yesterday I selected one of the bright stars to test, and the mount was pointing to the ground!!!

Any advice is appreciated...

Thank you

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Mohamed replied to the topic 'ZWO 8 Position Filter Wheel movement problem' in the forum. 1 week ago

ChrisRowland wrote: Visual filters for imaging can give problems because they may let IR through. For example, the Baader visual OIII filter does this while the more expensive CCD OIII filter doesn't A crude test is to try to operate an IR remote through the filter. If you can it will let IR through.


Thank you Chris for the tip. I like the IR remote test :) I never thought about it. I ended up ordering the Meade LRGB filter set as it has slightly better light transmission than ZWO (93% vs 90%)

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Mohamed replied to the topic 'Running out RPi of USB ports' in the forum. 1 week ago

Hello everyone... I really appreciate your feedback, which gave me confidence that the powered USB should work. I continued to check each cable one by one as Dave suggested, and I found that the USB-C cable for the ASI120MM Mini is somehow malfunctioning. When it connects, it disables some other USB devices. I tried it on my PC (win10) and it started to disable USB speakers connected to the same HUB. Everything is working as soon as I replaces this tiny USB-C cable with a new one. I'm sharing below the output i have now


Thank you for your help...

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Mohamed replied to the topic 'Re:Running out RPi of USB ports' in the forum. 1 week ago

dallmon wrote: mhammady,

I would check the USB cable you have between the Pi and the hub.

I'm using 5 USB-2 peripherals - 4 on an unpowered hub and one on the RPi directly, and one USB-3 for a. little SSD, and have also run a USB-3 hub, but with USB-2 peripherals. It all works, and I don't recall doing anything special. I had a bad cable at one point.

Dave


Hi Dave

I believe both are working fine with win10 Pac. I started with the old 4 ports hub I already had, but it didn’t work, and after research, I found that because of the low power of the RPi I may need a powered hub, so I purchased a new one which also didn’t work. Any idea what went wrong?


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Mohamed

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Mohamed replied to the topic 'Re:Running out RPi of USB ports' in the forum. 1 week ago

dmsummers wrote: You don't state whether you are using wireless or ethernet (and 2.4Ghz or 5Ghz if wireless). The safest bet (slower but more stable) is to start your tests by running your powered hub data cable to the PI4 USB2 port (NOT the PI4 USB3 port just yet).


Thank you dmsummers

I’m a little bit confused about the relationship between the LAN/WAN connection and USB. Can you please explain how they are related?

I’m using both Ethernet cable (connecting to private rig network) and wireless WiFi 5GHz or 2.4 GHz for internet according to the location.


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Mohamed

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Mohamed created a new topic ' Running out RPi of USB ports' in the forum. 1 week ago

Hi,

I need 5 USB ports (to use the new filter wheel), but RPi has only 4. I tried to use an old USB hub but didn't work. I purchased a new powered USB hub but also I couldn't see the devices used by the hub.

Any idea what is the correct solution for using a USB HUB with RPi 4?


Thank you

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Mohamed replied to the topic 'ZWO 8 Position Filter Wheel movement problem' in the forum. 1 week ago

Thank you. It looks like thefilter i used was for eye piece and not for filter wheel. I rordered new filters...

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Mohamed replied to the topic 'ZWO 8 Position Filter Wheel movement problem' in the forum. 1 week ago

@rickbassham, you were correct. I tested the wheel with the cover off and it worked just fine. Do you have a solution for the thick filter casing? I have 7 filters 1.25" from the Zhumell filter set that comes with its own cases.

Thank you

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