I can't find any information about how much each step moves the focuser, but your numbers look very large to me. Particular since this is just to "micro focus" as Primaluce lab calls it.

I focus with an ASI EAF that has very fine steps... 5,760 steps per revolution and my settings are:

Initial step size: 50
Max step size: 500
Max travel: 60,000

Hopefully someone in this forum uses this focuser and can provide some input.

Good luck!

Ron

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I'm not familiar with your focuser, but the script at the bottom says that you were moving the focuser 11,018 steps??? I know that I can have issues moving that much in one step. You may be hitting some kind of time-out.

Could you show your settings under the "Mechanics" tab?

Ron

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Ron Clanton replied to the topic 'EQMOD/EQ6-R regression/fault?' in the forum. 3 months ago

Okay... and KStars shows the correct location and coordinates in the lower left corner of the display?

If that checks out... I give up! Someone from the support team will need to weigh in.

Good luck!

Ron

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Ron Clanton replied to the topic 'EQMOD/EQ6-R regression/fault?' in the forum. 3 months ago

That's really weird. I've never had this problem with my similar setup. However, I use StellarMate... so things may not be exactly the same.

One thought... Have you tried taking the GPS and NTP Sync out of the equation? Those are two components that I don't use. I just setup the location manually and get the time from my home network. I'm thinking that there may be some issue with their interaction???

Ron

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Ron Clanton replied to the topic 'EQMOD/EQ6-R regression/fault?' in the forum. 3 months ago

Tracy,

Sorry for your issues. I also use an EQ6R Pro and am using the latest build, but not experiencing this issue.

One thing you mentioned (and may have misspoke) is that you are "in DST here". I don't know where you are located, but we are not in Daylight Savings Time currently.

Good luck!

Ron

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Ron Clanton replied to the topic 'EQMOD/EQ6-R regression/fault?' in the forum. 3 months ago

I know you said that you checked the time... but the error amount seems about right for a one-hour time error. Are you certain that your GMT offset is correct?

Good luck!

Ron

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Ron Clanton replied to the topic 'Issue with ZWO EAF focuser' in the forum. 3 months ago

Doug,

Yes, that's what I've done.

The only problem is that I run the scope in a variety of modes... F/10 (native), F/7 (0.7 reducer) and F/1.9 (HyperStar). Each have a significantly different focus points. So I'll likely have to perform this workaround each time... which is a bit of pain.

The reason the count is so high is that the ZWO EAF has 5,760 steps per revolution, which is much higher than my previously used Celestron motor focuser that has 1,000 steps per revolution.

Thanks!

Ron

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Ron Clanton replied to the topic 'Issue with ZWO EAF focuser' in the forum. 3 months ago

Doug,

Just curious... are you experiencing the same issue with your setup?

Ron

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Hy,

Thanks! That issue may have been what I also experienced.

I will set the settling to 3.0 seconds (currently using 2.0). I'll update the nightly tomorrow so I'm running the latest version.

It looks like I have a bit of testing to do next outing! Looks like there may be some decent skies on Tuesday.

Ron

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Hy,

I wonder if this will fix my occasional failure to restart capture after realigning?

Also, I notice that most of my alignment aborts are caused by a blurry image when aligning (usually the second image)... like the mount was still moving from the last position. It's like the program is ignoring the "settling" time and just immediately takes an image. Is that something you could check?

Thanks,

Ron

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Ron Clanton replied to the topic 'Issue with ZWO EAF focuser' in the forum. 3 months ago

Yeah, that's kind of what I've done. My focus point is around 100,000 steps, so I set the "zero" at 70,000... which allows me to range to 130,000.

It will just be an inconvenience when I change to my HyperStar or the native F/10.

Thanks,

Ron

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Ron Clanton created a new topic ' Issue with ZWO EAF focuser' in the forum. 3 months ago

I installed the new version of the ZWO EAF focuser (USB) on my Celestron 8HD Edge. I followed the calibration procedure from the INDI site... first I set the zero point using the "Sync" button in the INDI Control Panel. That worked fine. When I tried to set the "Max Position" to a number bigger than about 60,000, it screwed up the absolute position field. My focus point is around 100,000 steps with my 0.7 reducer, so this won't work.

I've got a work-around... I set the "zero" point at 70,000 steps and then set my absolute position at about 30,000 to get me to my desired value. This gives me a range of 70,000 steps to 130,000 steps. However, I will need to change my focus point when I use the native focal length or my HyperStar. Not sure I can get to a proper focus number within my work-around range.

Anyone else experiencing this issue?

Ron

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John,

Thanks!

I installed the new focuser yesterday, but had trouble calibrating it. After some research, I found out I was doing it wrong... and hope to fix it today. Then I will update to the new nightly build... and wait for the next clear night to test.

Ron

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