Martin Lines replied to the topic 'EQMod default settings' in the forum. 1 year ago

I did anfd it makes no difference as far as I can see.

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Martin Lines created a new topic ' EQMod default settings' in the forum. 1 year ago

I have a EQ5 mount with an EQMOD compatible go-to.

In the INDI control panel tab for the Mount, "motion control" I want to set the default ST4rate to 1.00x instead of 0.50x. Every time Indi is restarted it returns to 0.5x

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What lens are you using on the SVBony camera?

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For anyone searching for a similar issue.

This turned out to be my own confusion between "HOME" and "PARK" - I thought these were basically the same thing and although HOME was initially set correctly during the playing with GoTo, PARK and SYNC I managed to lose/corrupt the HOME settings. This meant it was using the wrong HOME when calculating the GoTo. I did not see that anything was wrong as it was parking just fine at that expected location.

I unparked the mount and re-performed the physical HOME process on the Mount (orienting the RA/DEC). I cleared all SYNC data and then re-booted the EQStar EQMOD box. This causes the EQStar EQMOD box to reset the HOME position to the current position. I then pressed the "DEFAULT" and "WRITE DATA" buttons in the mount PARK settings. It now works fine. Lesson learnt is that PARK and HOME are not the same thing and once the HOME location is no longer valid then playing with PARK and SYNC makes the problem worse and worse

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I am using an Eqstars EQMOD mount (astro-gadget.net/gadgets/control-of-telescopes/eqstar) under Stellarmate. In GoTo mode it dramatically overshoots the target but between 20 and 30 degrees!   I have run the EQstar in "Synscan" mode using a mobile phone with the Synscan app and it works ok, getting close to the target each time. However whenever used in stellarmate it overshoots. The longer the slew the more pronounced the "miss". The only way to slew to a target is to slew in small steps from star to star, plate solving each time.  If you try and slew in one long go it misses by so much the plate solving fails.

Is there something I am not doing correctly? Are there parameters to "tune" the slew rate in INDI so that it doesnt overshoot by so much? Is there some sort of "training" that can be done (like a 3 star align on a synscan terminal) that will tune INDI?

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Think I have found it.

Its not the Indi Webcam driver you require, its the V4L2.CCD driver

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Did you ever get this working, I have just tried an mine crashed as well

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Martin Lines created a new topic ' Gphoto_CCD 2.6' in the forum. 2 years ago

I have a Pentax camera and a posting on the Pentax Forum says that "Gphoto_CCD 2.6" has the best Pentax support.

I am really struggling to work out what Gphoto_CCD I have on my astroberry and then, how to upgrade if necessary.

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Martin Lines replied to the topic 'Pentax K-X and long exposures' in the forum. 2 years ago

Found it


www.pentaxforums.com/forums/6-pentax-dsl...x-dfs-success-2.html

Now to discover why it only captures in Black and White - it is something to do with DeBayering but the setting appear correct

Martin

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Martin Lines created a new topic ' Pentax K-X and long exposures' in the forum. 2 years ago

Hi

When using my Pentax K-X with an intervalometer, long exposures work well there is no delays as Long Exposure Noise Reduction is turned off.

However when using in Ekos with the Indi Pentax driver, a long exposure takes twice as long as it seems to be taking the equivalent dark exposure as well. This only affects Indi connections. Is there a parameter that need changing?

Martin

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