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TOPIC: EKOS equipment manager with different focuser draw tube lengths

EKOS equipment manager with different focuser draw tube lengths 2 months 2 weeks ago #27164

I have two equipment profiles. One for an RC6 with Moonlite focuser, and another for a 102mm APO with Moonlite focuser. Because the focusers are the same brand, I noticed that the driver under the equipment manager maintains the the same settings for either device as if it's the same device.

Where this causes me an issue is that the draw tube length on the APO is around 28,400 ticks on the stepper motor, and for the RC6 it's around 4,500. So, if I've been imaging with one and the max range is set to 4,500, then switch to the other is 28,400, I have to manually update the max range even though I'm loading a new profile. Is there any way to store the settings separately per profile?

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EKOS equipment manager with different focuser draw tube lengths 2 months 2 weeks ago #27168

The quick way to do this is to edit the drivers XML file /usr/share/indi/drivers.xml
Then find the moonlight driver, like this:
<device label="MoonLite">
                <driver name="MoonLite">indi_moonlite_focus</driver>
                <version>1.0</version>
        </device>
Simply copy this and directly below it, add another driver, so you'll end up with something like this:
<device label="MoonLite RC6">
                <driver name="MoonLite">indi_moonlite_focus</driver>
                <version>1.0</version>
        </device>
<device label="MoonLite APO">
                <driver name="MoonLite">indi_moonlite_focus</driver>
                <version>1.0</version>
        </device>

So next time, you can select these drivers and once you save the config, they will be saved to different config files.
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EKOS equipment manager with different focuser draw tube lengths 2 months 1 week ago #27349

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Very handy, I have this exact same issue. Thanks!

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12" pier with HDX110 using EQMod
ASI 1600 mono/color mains with ASI290MM in off-axis
ASI filter wheel
Moonlite focusers for the sharpening
AT115EDT and 8" Newt for the light
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