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Polar Alignment Issue

3 years 3 months ago 3 years 3 months ago by Unclemike79.
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Polar Alignment Issue #18649
Hello Team,

I've been using Ekos for a few months now, and am very impressed. Thanks for the great tool. I've noticed an issue, as of late, with the polar alignment (beta) tool. I am running Ekos on Ubuntu 17.04 64bit. Build: 2017-07-25T07:27:42Z works as expected. I navigate to the Polar Alignment tool. I click start, the tool captures an image, solves the image, then asks me if I want to auto-rotate my mount and capture the remaining two images. All is good.

I am unable to perform any successful polar alignments with any version after Build: 2017-07-25T07:27:42Z. The issue is when I begin the polar alignment, the tool will capture the first of three images, solve it, then just restart the capture and solve process over and over again. The tool never enters the mount rotation phase. I initially assumed it was me not pointing my scope close enough to the celestial pole, but that no longer seems to be the case.

Has something changed with the process for using the polar alignment tool? I've attempted to perform the polar alignment before, and after, using the Mount Model Tool. However, I am unsuccessful either way with any version of Kstars after Build: 2017-07-25T07:27:42Z.

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3 years 3 months ago
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Polar Alignment Issue #18652
Without logs nothing can be said.

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3 years 3 months ago
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Polar Alignment Issue #18654
Understood. Sadly I didn't grab them before I logged out last night and it's supposed to rain for the next few days. When I am able to test again, I'll upload some logs.

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3 years 2 months ago
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Polar Alignment Issue #19276
I'm having the exact same issue. Where are the logs you need?

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3 years 2 months ago
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Polar Alignment Issue #19280
Check my signature

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3 years 2 months ago
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Polar Alignment Issue #19293
Logs weren't enabled. It will have to wait for another clear night to test.

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3 years 2 months ago 3 years 2 months ago by wimvb.
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Polar Alignment Issue #19314
When I had that problem I'd forgotten to do a star alignment first. The mount was still parked. Doh, me. Just saying, sometimes it isn't the software. With so few clear nights, it can be easy to overlook the obvious. At least for me.

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3 years 2 months ago
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Polar Alignment Issue #19323
Hello All,

At this point, I'm assuming the issue was something I wasn't doing properly. I didn't have any issues last weekend, aside from the bright moon. Thanks!

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3 years 2 months ago 3 years 2 months ago by danoid.
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Polar Alignment Issue #19326
Reasonably certain mount was unparked and tracking. First picture after a reboot (with guide camera) always looks like a dark (no stars) and in two nights of attempts it did work once, the first night.

So it can work, I think it's a robustness issue. The incantation has to be said just so...

I've enabled logs, so next clear night I will try again.

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3 years 2 months ago
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Polar Alignment Issue #19336
Usually, if it is robustness, that's a comms issue. When I changed from wifi to ethernet, I never had any really weird problem anymore. Stuff that comes up now are actually true bugs, which is nice.

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