Not sure why but it seem to be set on stable. I had set it to Beta before. After selecting it again I got the update and can see what you see. Thanks.

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Yes, I’ve checked this and double checked! I have adjusted the threshold up and down. And change the rotation under the CCD simulator. I’m using 100% simulators right now. And I’m using the load and slew.

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I’ve been following along with the video that you posted above. I can’t seem to get the window to appear that shows the angle and rotation cw or ccw . I am on the nightly build.

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This looks very interesting. I am eager to give it a whirl if it makes it into the nightly build. Any idea when that might be?

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Is this feature in the nightly build? I'm using the stable version and I have the rotation option to check, but nothing happens afterwards. I'm guessing this might be added in the future?

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You make a good point. Thanks again.

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This is a great feature! Thanks for adding it. I take it that it is working with the load and slew option? I could see this being very useful even when you haven’t taken an image yet. So early in the day, you’re trying to figure out which target for the evening, and how you want it to look in your field of view. It would be great to save the target and the angle you want in Kstars. Then the rotate window is able to help get you framed correctly.

Just a thought. Again, thanks this really helps!

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Kevin replied to the topic 'indi_celestron_aux' in the forum. 4 weeks ago

Fabrizio, what is the best way to get the 2nd sync point added? I take it that we add the first one the same way with motion control. How then do we slew to the next point, plate solve and sync? If I try to manually move the mount with motion control, and PS and sync, the next time I try a goto in Kstars I get crazy movement.
Is there a catch? You mention moving in altz?

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Kevin replied to the topic 'FireCapture on SM OS' in the forum. 1 month ago

So I’ve installed FC on my SM 1.5.5. I had to change the permissions and also ran into the heap size issue. I’ve got it to where FC will run and recognize my QHY camera. But it is extremely slow as other people have noticed. It’s not usable it’s so slow. Has anyone figured this out? I haven’t ran an apt update, as this can occasionally mess up SM itself. The libxi6 is updated to the latest.

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Kevin replied to the topic 'indi_celestron_aux' in the forum. 1 month ago

I’m no expert here, but I’m wondering if we should try to have a standard that we’re testing against? Earlier in the thread there is a process that Fabrizio has asked to follow. I replied with a post that confirms the steps. This is the process that should be successful, but so far not on all mounts.

If you’re going to try a different approach, at least try the default first.its great that we have more people testing.

Thoughts?

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Kevin replied to the topic 'indi_celestron_aux' in the forum. 2 months ago

Tunafish,

If nothing else, you’ve confirmed just about everything that I’ve been running into. This driver is a work in progress. Let’s hope they can make some improvements. Until then I’m using the standard driver and the quick alignment process when I have clear sky’s.

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Kevin replied to the topic 'indi_celestron_aux' in the forum. 2 months ago

Thanks for joining the testing Tunafish. I am also using the AVX. And I’m also running into problems. But the first thing I see that is not necessary, is that you are doing a quick alignment. This is what I used to do before the AUX driver. With this driver all you should need to do is plug in the handset and turn on the telescope. Fabrizio has posted the next steps on the first page.
Could you test using the motion controls, and use RA and DEC only arrows. See if dec and RA appear to be reversed.
I’m only testing and not involved in the development.

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Kevin replied to the topic 'indi_celestron_aux' in the forum. 2 months ago

After a little more testing here are a few things that I have found.

On my AVX, After I do a manual sync using motion control, two coordinates 0,0
Dec and RA controls seem to be reversed.
When I use the motion control arrows, RA only control with change coordinates for both RA and dec axis.
Dec controls only change one axis.
I’ve tested this using the telescope simulator. When I use motion controls only one axis should change unless using the ↖️↙️↗️ Arrows.

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Kevin replied to the topic 'indi_celestron_aux' in the forum. 2 months ago

I’ve been continuing to try different things to see if I can get the driver working. I tried the 0,0 coordinates. It didn’t seem to make any difference on my AVX. These coordinates are normally blocked by my house. That’s why I was trying with Polaris. I’ve tried changing the math plug-in. But I just see similar results. The strange thing is that the 0, 0 coordinates should point to the same location in the sky, but in Kstars it doesn’t? It’s always pointing south, but varies in location which doesn’t make any sense to me.
When I do put alignment points in, and I try to slew around I see weird things. Like trying to slew to star that is higher in the sky towards the zenith. And the scope moves lower in the sky towards the horizon.
To this point I’ve only been able to try the new driver with the simulators. I wonder whether or not the simulators may be throwing things off and giving the alignment subsystem the wrong information?

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Kevin replied to the topic 'indi_celestron_aux' in the forum. 2 months ago

I actually saw something today that showed some issues with motion control. When I went through the procedure above, I noticed that when I manually moved the mount with motion control, the DEC axis moved correctly. But the RA axis was not moving, or barely moving. I’m not sure if this has anything to do with the AUX driver? But with the crazy motion issues, I thought I’d let you know.

Welcome Ken, and thanks for your work on the driver Fabrizio.

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