AstroBitz thanked Jim in topic Telescope list 1 week ago
Jasem Mutlaq thanked Jim in topic Telescope list 2 weeks ago
Jim replied to the topic 'Telescope list' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

When you open up the Ekos window, the first thing you will see is the profile editor to attach to your equipment. Simply hit the plus button (+) and add your scopes with known focal length. Then what you can do is set up a profile for each set of equipment you might use on any given night. The next time you use the same configuration, just select the profile where you set everything up, and get to sky viewing.



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Jim replied to the topic 'First try with ASI 1600 MM Pro' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

aye, sensors seems okay, but no cooling then. Still a bummer/replacement time.

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Jim replied to the topic 'First try with ASI 1600 MM Pro' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

I use a 1600MM Pro with the latest INDI drivers without any issue. If you are not seeing it cool, I would suspect a hardware problem such as the temperature probe in the camera. You said you see the power increase, so that seems that the cooler itself may be working, but without the temperature probe giving you a temperature, you won't know. ASI does a good job of standing behind their products, so a repair/replace should not be an issue. Just not fun being down for a bit.

Later you said "it is working now". Was this just for the logging?

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Jim replied to the topic 'Filter names for Filter wheel' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

Fill in the fields in the INDI control panel, and then go to Options and click save

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Jim replied to the topic 'Crashes and problems with ASI EFW' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

OK, so that was basically just a start-up message when it was trying to get location (which it did some seconds later). As you said, I don't think it hurt anything, just annoying, and now should be cleaner. Thanks for that!

Any thoughts on the filter wheel / crash? If no, that is how these go sometimes, may never happen again, but will add to this thread if it does.

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Jim replied to the topic 'Crashes and problems with ASI EFW' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

After I cleared out the folders, I did not have another problem. I did not get a lot of time at that point as it was getting quite late, but before clearing things, if it helps I did these things in various orders to try to debug:

restart INDI services on the scope computer
restart kstars on the client computer
disconnect/reconnect both manually and automatically in just about every order I could think of
go to focus first before changing filters
change through all the filters a couple times before trying to focus (always worked unless set to filter 5)

I never did see the dispatch error again. If it does happen again, what else can I get for you?

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Jim replied to the topic 'Crashes and problems with ASI EFW' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

On a whim, I go into .indi on the local machine in the house, remove everything that was set up locally to the machine (mostly simulator xml, nothing really), then I went into .local/share/kstars and wipe that clean. I have to set some things up again in kstars, but now everything is working like it should. Any idea what might have gotten corrupt or how to better recover next time?

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Jim created a new topic ' Crashes and problems with ASI EFW' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

If I fire up kstars, go to ekos, attach to my equipment, everything looks fine. I can go to the INDI control panel for the filter wheel and select any filter without problem. As soon as I go to the focus tab and try to focus, all wheel positions focus except position 5 of my 5 position wheel. That position gets the below error

2018-02-02T03:14:57: [ERROR] Error: valid range of filter is from 1 to 5 
2018-02-02T03:14:20: [INFO] Setting current filter to slot 4 
2018-02-02T03:13:10: [INFO] Setting current filter to slot 1 
2018-02-02T03:13:03: [INFO] Setting current filter to slot 2 
2018-02-02T03:12:54: [INFO] Setting current filter to slot 3

Some times when starting up the filter wheel will log the message no fw_id
INFO	1392.545510 sec	: Setting current filter to slot 2
INFO	1392.545646 sec	: SelectFilter(): no fw_id
INFO	1595.249894 sec	: Setting current filter to slot 2
INFO	1595.250029 sec	: SelectFilter(): no fw_id

If I restart the INDI driver, I will get back to the behaviour in the top part of this post.

Build: 2018-01-29T15:59:38Z - kstars-bleeding

I attached the log, but do not see much in it. At the very last line of the log, kstars crashed to the desktop. This was after setting the filter to something other than 5 after receiving the 1 to 5 limit message.

Finally, running kstars from the command line to see what output there is when it crashes, gives this:
$ kstars 
Dispatch command error(-1): No device available and none was created
<setSwitchVector device="" name="" state="Busy" timeout="0" timestamp="2018-02-02T03:33:53"/>
Dispatch command error(-1): No device available and none was created
<setSwitchVector device="" name="" state="Ok" timeout="0" timestamp="2018-02-02T03:33:53"/>
Segmentation fault (core dumped)


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Jim thanked Jasem Mutlaq in topic KStars 2.9.2 is release 3 weeks ago
Jim replied to the topic 'problem to syncronization kstars' in the forum. 1 month ago

It needs to know where it is pointing after you move it manually. You can tell it to slew to that star by name, then center it and sync, or better, if you can, perform a plate solve on it so the scope knows exactly where it is pointing. When you say you center it manually, are you using the electronic controls or releasing the clutches and moving the scope yourself?

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Jim replied to the topic 'Allow adding of Sequences to active sequence queue' in the forum. 1 month ago

Sounds good. Thanks Jasem.

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Jim replied to the topic 'Allow adding of Sequences to active sequence queue' in the forum. 1 month ago

Any thoughts on this @knro? It seems to be in the same area as the request to repeat the sequence that was in another thread.

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