Phil replied to the topic 'Delta RMS Threshold' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

What kind of load is on your rig? Are you at the halfway point, or at, or surpassing, the load limit? My friend was over capacity on the Star Adventurer. We think think that's the problem.

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Phil replied to the topic 'Delta RMS Threshold' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

What mount are you using? Are you well balanced and within the mount's weight capacity? We believe the problem with the Star Adventurer was that it was overloaded and mistracking, causing the guider to autocorrect, probably making the situation worse. We have yet to try and confirm this with a lighter load.

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Phil replied to the topic 'SVBONY SV905C Camera' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

That's probably not a bad idea, but just making a note that the SV305 driver will work with the SV905C would be good.

Thanks.

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Phil replied to the topic 'SVBONY SV905C Camera' in the forum. 3 weeks ago

Well to whom this may concern, the driver for the SV305 will work with the SV905C. I was informed of this at an SVBONY forum.

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Phil replied to the topic 'Re:Delta RMS Threshold' in the forum. 3 weeks ago

Taking your information into account, we've surmised that the mount is overloaded and losing track, causing the guider to over-correct, making the entire situation worse.

Thanks for your reply.

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Phil created a new topic ' Delta RMS Threshold' in the forum. 4 weeks ago

I've been chatting with a friend remotely while he shoots, and says he keeps getting an error in the Ekos guider stating "Delta RMS threshold value exceeded. Searching for guide stars..."

He's tracking with a SkyWatcher Star Adventurer via ST4, using an ASI120MM Mini camera. He took a pic of his error that you can see below.

So what exactly does this message mean?

Thanks



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Phil replied to the topic 'INDI Driver for SVBONY cameras' in the forum. 4 weeks ago

Will this ever be integrated into Astroberry? I just installed astroberry-server_2.0.4.img on a fresh card, ran the updates, but I still don't see the SV905C, only the SV105/205/305 cameras.

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Phil replied to the topic 'SVBONY SV905C Camera' in the forum. 4 weeks ago

Any INDI folk here? It's been over 5 months since I initially posted this, I just downloaded the latest Astroberry ISO and installed it on a fresh card, ran all the updates, but I still don't see a driver for the SV905C. I only see drivers for the SV105/205/305 cameras.

Do you folks ever plan to the add the SV905C to Astroberry?

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Phil replied to the topic 'Simulator Solver Fail' in the forum. 1 month ago

I did not realize that the mosaic creator box was syncing up with the KStars data. I noticed however that once the mosaic data was created, the target, coordinates, and sequence boxes continue to have red asterisks next to them, which to me implies it still needs something updated? The boxes did update, and all the tile data was entered in the sequence area. Is it good to go from there? This is just a sim test so it doesn't matter, but I'm curious why the red asterisks remain.

Thanks again.



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Phil replied to the topic 'Simulator Solver Fail' in the forum. 1 month ago

I just checked, and as I just posted, I forgot to tell Ekos to slew the mount to the target. So it successfully solved. Still a mystery why I couldn't autoguide in a previous test run.

However, now that I have "proper" coordinates, how do I transfer that data to the scheduler module? I tried to copy and paste, but that wouldn't take.

Thanks for your reply.

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Phil replied to the topic 'Simulator Solver Fail' in the forum. 1 month ago

Never mind, I just realized I forgot to the Ekos to slew the mount to the target.

Problem solved LOL.

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Phil created a new topic ' Simulator Solver Fail' in the forum. 1 month ago

Hello, I'm trying to go through a tutorial here on how to create mosaics, so I'm using the simulators in Ekos. One of the first steps is to have proper location settings. So I chose the "simple" target on M31 for my test, go to the align module and hit Capture & Solve, but the solver goes through 10 iterations and indicates a fail. Apparently as I was writing this, it continued on, additionally failing, as you can see below.

How does a simulator fail in plate solving? I have the entire astrometry database installed. I was reminded that one other time trying to the get the guide module to guide using the simulators also would fail, so what would cause the simulators to fail plate solving?

Thanks.



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I've not been able to figure out how to use the Ekos focus module manually. I was able to get AstroDMX to recognize my Nikon, I may try it to see if I can focus with the Bahtinov mask using live view n AstroDMX, my only option now is to temporarily disconnect the camera from the Pi and use the camera's rear screen live view to focus, which is a bit of a pain.

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