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INDI Library v1.9.9 Released (30 Nov 2022)

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

*new* Plate solving tip!

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Quick tip on plate solving I figured out recently. If ekos is having trouble solving and you see a good image it "should" be solving, all the files are found etc., try tweaking the focal length figure in the telescope setup.
I installed a coma corrector plate solving was having fits. It took me a while to make that connection but they are often 1.1x When I changed from 600mm to 650mm FL the thing started banging correct findings in 3-5 seconds!

Clear skies everybody!

Always wanted to put *new* on something.. :P
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Oh this would explain a lot fir me. I‘ll have a try on that for sure.
By the way. I remember one time, where due to plate solving somewhere in ekos there was written something like „you told me you have 600mm but in reality you have 624.6mm please update that!“

Would be nice to find out where that was...

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Replied by gehelem on topic *new* Plate solving tip!

Yes
You should also enable verbose logs on astrometry options : it gives the exact focal length when there is a difference with the one you give.
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OK, but what exactly is "Astrometry Options"?
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It is in an unexpected place. When you go to the Astrometry tab and then click options in the lower right, there you can enable it.
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Replied by Ray Wells on topic *new* Plate solving tip!

Whoa... that could be very useful, especially if you aren't quite sure of FL. How bout this then... plate solve with your guide scope to get accurate FL for that too. Or how bout we script it to offer to update the stored scopes...now that would be slick!
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Replied by gehelem on topic *new* Plate solving tip!

Be carefull with Schmidt Cassegrain as FL is not fixed...
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Replied by Alfred on topic *new* Plate solving tip!


I don't see any switch to enable verbose logging there. What I have to do is this:
1. In the Ekos Setup tab click LOGs, then Verbose in Verbosity: and Auxiliary in Drivers: [Edit: (that's where I have placed the astrometry.net service)]
2. Go to the Indi Astrometry tab and check whether Debug is now enabled. "Messages" should be ticked.

Unless Auxiliary is ticked in the Ekos Setup tab first, the Debug field in Indi Astrometry is blocked.
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Please read again what I wrote ;-) First go to the Alignment tab and click options there:



Then enable verbose in the popup:

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Actually this option was just removed like yesterday since it is redundant. If you enable "Logging" for "Alignment" in Ekos Logs, it shall have the same effect. So reduced two options to one.
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Great idea, Jasem. Thanks!
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I had pulled from GIT earlier today so my version didn't have the button anymore...
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