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INDI Library v1.9.8 Released (29 Sep 2022)

Bi-monthly INDI Library released with new drivers and bug fixes.

Driver OnStep (LX200 like) for INDI

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so just the "-" in front of degrees?...I see it in my earlier 4.24
10 months 3 days ago #79916

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Yes I see it too but it is what causes OnStep to stop tracking.
Wait until Howard looks at it.
For the time being I made many tests and the Meridian Flip works
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After doing more testing if seems that there is no issue with OnStep but with indi_lx200_OnStep driver and most probably confusion on how Meridian Flip works.

In fact when we enter same values for Minutes Past Meridian East and West , Onsep considers there is no windows for Meridian Flip.
Lets say we enter 30 for both East and West OnStep will consider the limits overlap
........................M.......................30
If we enter East = 30 and West = -30 then OnStep sees a window between -30 and 30
-30........................M.......................30

So we need to modify Indi Driver so that we can enter these negative values

I tested with this modification and it seems working.

After doing more testing if seems that there is no issue with OnStep but with indi_lx200_OnStep driver and most probably confusion on how Meridian Flip works.

In fact when we enter same values for Minutes Past Meridian East and West , Onsep considers there is no windows for Meridian Flip.
Lets say we enter 30 for both East and West OnStep will consider the limits overlap
........................M.......................30
If we enter East = 30 and West = -30 then OnStep sees a window between -30 and 30
-30........................M.......................30

So we need to modify Indi Driver so that we can enter these negative values

I tested with this modification and it seems working.

  

I will do some more tests before issuing a pull request.
For those impatients, I suggest doing the setup with Android App or Web Server

Another workaround is to set East and West to positive values but always West < East
The following user(s) said Thank You: Rafa Barberá
Last edit: 10 months 2 days ago by Alain Zwingelstein.
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@rbarberac

did you test the change or the workarounds?
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10 months 2 days ago #79952

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My issue is related but not the same. Stellarmate 1.5.5 works as it should.
All versions after that show no HA counter counting down anymore and no matter what value i put in ekos.
10 months 2 days ago #79955

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I don't know Stellarmate so could you please telle which version of indi, Kstars and OnStep you have.
Indiserver -v
kstars --version
Firmware version of Onstep (under Firmware tab in control panel)

thnks
10 months 2 days ago #79956

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Onstep 4.24c
Kstars 3.5.7 stable latest build
Indiserver don't know. Terminal command not found.

But all versions before won't work either accept 1.5.5 stellarmate, don't know the versions of Indi or Kstars from that one.
I can find out but not at home at the moment.
10 months 2 days ago #79957

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here the meridiian Flip with a Video

It is long but shows all the process and yes Ekos does not really update in real time the counter but the Flip works.
10 months 2 days ago #79958

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I have latest modification on github.com/azwing/indi
I made many tests with different set-ups and it works.
Would be nice if somebody could test before issuing a pull request.
10 months 2 days ago #79968

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Thx Alain!

Someone else has to test.
Can't test because i don't know how to install that.
Don't know anything about linux. 
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I’ve not tested yet. My thank you was for the tip to enter West < East as a workaround for the problem.
10 months 1 day ago #79973

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I still have sometimes failures, OnStep complaining "Underpole Limit".
After increasing limits in Config.h
#define AXIS1_LIMIT_MIN              -200 //   -180, n. Where n= -90..-270 (degrees.) Minimum "Hour Angle" for Eq modes.      Adjust
                                          //         n. Where n=-180..-360 (degrees.) Minimum Azimuth for AltAzm mode.
#define AXIS1_LIMIT_MAX               200 //    180, n. Where n=  90.. 270 (degrees.) Maximum "Hour Angle" for Eq modes.      Adjust
                                          //         n. Where n= 180.. 360 (degrees.) Maximum Azimuth for AltAzm mode.
No more failures
 
10 months 1 day ago #79978

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