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Autopark does not work with my LX200GPS

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Hi All;

I am programming my daily sequence and, when finished and before starting it, I'm going to Mount Tab and then click the "Play" button but nothing happens, the countdown field remains 00:00:00. I have set the park hour to 6:30 (my computer hour is set to UTC) and checked the "Every day" box.

This feature may be very useful because I have a security routine in my observatory that closes the roof and cuts off power from all astronomical devices at 7:00 UTC so an autopark feature before this hour is perfect.

I'm using KStars 3.5.7 Stable version.

Any suggestions will be really appreciated.

Thanks in advance
9 months 2 weeks ago #80353
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Thank you for the report. Now it silently fails if the parking time is more than 12 hours from CURRENT TIME. I just pushed a fix to remove this limitation.
Jasem Mutlaq
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9 months 2 weeks ago #80363

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Hello again;

Excuse me Jasem, the autopark function doesn't seem to work yet. Is there something I missed to do?

In addition, I don't click play button more than twelve hours before parking hour selected,I'm usually starting my observing session at 20-21:00 UTC and I have 630 UT selected as parking hour.

I also can't find any reference to the autopark function in the logs...

The version of KStars is the last stable version I think: 3.5.7 build 2022-01-24T09:12:42Z

Thanks in advance

Josep Lluís
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