Funny... I was just going to post this same problem. I've used the flat generation feature over the last year. Now, it simply doesn't work.

It starts off okay, but then creeps toward the right ADU and gets it right... then discards it and starts over... endlessly.

On mine, it seems like EKOS is not controlling the exposure time correctly. It will take several good looking frames, then suddenly the image is way too bright... even though it supposed to be the same exposure.

I gave up and just shot a specific exposure that looked good. Hopefully, someone on here can figure out what changed.

Ron

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Ron Clanton replied to the topic 'Linux kernel' in the forum. yesterday

Thanks!

Ron

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Ron Clanton created a new topic ' Linux kernel' in the forum. yesterday

Probably a dumb question... I'm using StellerMate OS on a RPi.  What Linux kernel does it use?

Thanks,

Ron

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Hy,

Thanks for your reply. I'll give that a try.

It's weird because I've never gotten that error before... so thought it might related to the new version.

Thanks,

Ron

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I'm using the new version 1.7.0 tonight and overall having good results.  My guiding is very good at 0.3-0.6 and it seems to be running smoothly.  My only "fly in the ointment" is that I'm getting this error regarding dithering.  I'm using PHD2 for guiding... so perhaps there's an issue with the communications.  I get the same error whether I'm using the new "one pulse" option or not.  Can anyone tell me what it means?

2022-01-18T22:48:36 Guiding resumed.
2022-01-18T22:48:36 Dithering completed successfully.
2022-01-18T22:48:36 PHD2: There was a dithering error, but continue guiding.
2022-01-18T22:48:36 PHD2: Settling failed (timed-out waiting for guider to settle).

Ron

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I've just started using a Celestron Electronic Focuser and general have good luck with it.  However, occasionally I get a communication error and the focuser locks up.  It seems to mostly happen when making relatively large movements.  I usually have to stop EKOS and restart it to get it to work again.

Anyone using this focuser with EKOS?  Any possible solutions?

Thanks,

Ron

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I've been running StellarMate OS on an RPi (connected to my home wifi) located in my permanent dome/pier and connecting via Real VNC of my Mac for about a year.  I would now like to run another StellarMate OS on an RPi (connected to my home wifi) on a tripod outside the dome at the same time, also connected via Real VNC on my Mac.  Is this possible?  If so, how do I do it?  I can't find any info about this in the manual.

Thanks!

Ron

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Ron Clanton replied to the topic 'EQMOD sync and align settings' in the forum. 6 days ago

I'm not sure I have the same issue, but I had a lot of random tracking aborts with my SW EQ6-R Pro. Jasem researched the problem and it looked like the mount was sending occasionally random position information back to EKOS. So he suggested disabling aborts due to these positional communications by doing the following:

Go to INDI Control Panel --> EQMod --> Horizon

Then uncheck "Abort Tracking" and also set Limit GOTO to "Disable".

Finally, go to INDI Control Panel -->EQMod -->Options --> Configuration --> Save

It worked for me and (best I can determine) doesn't have a downside. EKOS will still abort tracking based on the altitude parameter set in the mount tab.

Hope this helps!

Ron

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Ron Clanton replied to the topic 'Meridian Flip confusion' in the forum. 7 days ago

Ake,

Yeah, I checked the setting in EKOS and it is correct. I haven't had any response from StellarMate support on my problem.

I may have missed it... but what kind of mount do you have?

Ron

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Ron Clanton replied to the topic 'Meridian Flip confusion' in the forum. 7 days ago

I'm not sure that I can help... but since the last update I have problems with the MF. In my case, the mount tries to flip... but fails. It then retries in a few minutes and succeeds. It's like the mount doesn't think that it is past meridian. I suspected a synchronization problem, but the settings in EKOS is set to update the mount... so shouldn't be an issue.

I'm starting to think that EKOS is not truly updating the mount... but don't know how to check.

Ron

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Ron Clanton replied to the topic 'New Meridian Flip Issue' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

I checked the setting in INDI and it was correct. I also plugged in the handbox and the location was correct. So... no clue as to the problem.

Next time out I will set a higher value for the MF delay... unless someone else has any ideas.

Ron

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Ron Clanton replied to the topic 'New Meridian Flip Issue' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

John,

I'll dig up the handbox and give it a go. Perhaps the geographic location is stored in non-volatile RAM? I would think that EKOS would communicate the location to the mount... but who knows!

Thanks,

Ron

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Ron Clanton replied to the topic 'New Meridian Flip Issue' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

John,

I'm not how I would know what the mount thought... is there a place I can check?

I verified through Stellarium that EKOS was correct with its readings. Are you suggesting that EKOS may not be syncing with the mount? Interesting... Since I don't use the sandbox, is there a way to verify?

BTW... I hadn't thought of this before... I just got my EQ6-R Pro back from servicing at SkyWatcher... they indicated that they upgraded the firmware of the mount. Hmmm... maybe a clue!

Thanks,

Ron

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Ron Clanton replied to the topic 'New Meridian Flip Issue' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

Certainly a possibility... I can increase the parameter.  The mount was point at 182 degrees azimuth when it tried.  It's weird, because I'm been using the same settings for the last several months.

Thanks,

Ron

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