It appears that Unchecking the North/South and East/West check boxes under "Reverse" Solves this issue. Can someone please confirm that this does not adversely affect tracking or GOTO's in other parts of Ekos?
Sounds like it's not mount related since you're using the EQMOD driver and I'm using the Gemini Driver.
I've read a few other threads on this issue and none seem to apply to me. I have been using the polar align assistant successfully for some time prior to upgrading the firmware on my Losmandy GM811 to the latest Level 6 firmware. When I try to polar align, it would slew for a few seconds and then stop with the error "Mount aborted. Reverse RA axis direction and try again."
[2023-08-22T20:23:48.814 EDT DEBG ][ org.kde.kstars.ekos.align] - "First mount rotation remaining degrees:" 30 [2023-08-22T20:23:48.958 EDT DEBG ][ org.kde.kstars.ekos.mount] - Mount status changed from "Tracking" to "Moving W" [2023-08-22T20:23:49.810 EDT DEBG ][ org.kde.kstars.ekos.align] - "First mount rotation remaining degrees:" 30.0083 [2023-08-22T20:23:50.870 EDT DEBG ][ org.kde.kstars.ekos.align] - "First mount rotation remaining degrees:" 30.4625 [2023-08-22T20:23:51.943 EDT DEBG ][ org.kde.kstars.ekos.align] - "First mount rotation remaining degrees:" 33.3583 [2023-08-22T20:23:52.977 EDT DEBG ][ org.kde.kstars.ekos.align] - "First mount rotation remaining degrees:" 36.9958 [2023-08-22T20:23:54.048 EDT DEBG ][ org.kde.kstars.ekos.align] - "First mount rotation remaining degrees:" 40.4583 [2023-08-22T20:23:54.049 EDT DEBG ][ org.kde.kstars.indi] - ISD:Telescope: Aborted. [2023-08-22T20:23:54.049 EDT INFO ][ org.kde.kstars.ekos.align] - "Mount aborted. Reverse RA axis direction and try again."
I didn’t know there were align profiles. I’ll look at mine to see what it’s set to. Can you give a brief description of their purpose?
I did. It would solve once or twice after refreshing. After that I would get the “solver failed” message. After that I’d get no more messages in the log, so I assumed it hung up.
I am using the "Plate Solve" Method for the polar alignment. I would have to completely restart because after I see the first "Solver Failed..." message, it does not appear to do anything else. I think I need to do some more testing so that I can give you a better report of the issue. I'm hoping to have some clear skies soon so that I can test it. It is entirely possible that this is user error.
I ran into a similar issue to this one last night when trying to us the polar align with platesolve. Can you confirm if your code change is integrated into 3.6.5? If yes, then I may have a different issue causing me to get the "Solver Failed" message. My experience was this:
1. Start Polar alignment
2. Capture all three images and plate solve successfully.
3. I would start the refresh and it would refresh twice, I would try to move the AZ knob and then get the dreaded "Solver Failed after..." message. What's worse is that there's no recovering from it without stopping and restarting the Polar Alignment process.
If your changes are already in my version, I will start a new thread for this.
Could someone help me to find the Stellar Solver settings? I cannot find these in the Configure KStars Dialog.
I am running Kstars 3.6.5 on Stellarmate OS on Raspberry Pi.