Scheduler - guider calibration - how to enforce re-calibration #44881
Tried the scheduler for the first time (!).
When going from task to task the scheduler did all its things nicely except for it was using the same autoguider calibration for all tasks.
Am I missing some setting/checkmark?
I want the scheduler to clear and re-calibrate the guider before each step.
How do I do that?
RPI 4 B (4Gb) with SMate
Nikon D5500 H-a modified. Nikon D5500 stock
AT72EDII, TPO RC6
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Scheduler - guider calibration - how to enforce re-calibration #44935
I have observed this same problem (bug) in recent weeks running the KStars nightly builds. On a recent imaging run (10-3-19?) where I had the scheduler set to image some time on M31 and then move to M33, the internal guide module did not re-calibrate after moving to M33 but just resumed guiding and of course did not have a star in the guide box (set at size 64) so was unable to guide. The option "Always Reset Guide Calibration" was selected. I intervened manually, deleted the earlier guider calibration which was from M31 and the guide module then re calibrated and I restarted the job which then continued to to run. Unfortunately I did not have logging on.
I am able to repeat this same issue with the simulators and have attached a log from the test simulation run I did. As in the real case the M31 guide calibration ran fine and the imaging run of M 31 goes fine. At line 2452 in the log the auto guiding starts for the M33 target and does NOT re-calibrate (the option is selected in EKOS configuration) and just gets lost trying to guide while the imaging module continues to run. This test was ran on 10-14-19 with the latest nightly build (at the time).
As a point I noticed during my time running a schedule - If the mount does a meridian flip between targets it does re-calibrate properly.
I ran this test on a Tinkerboard running the NAFABox build of Armbian Ubuntu 18.04. I have observed the same issue on a Raspberry pi 3b+ running Ubunut Mate with KStars/Ekos nightly.
Scheduler - guider calibration - how to enforce re-calibration #45011
Thanks for checking this out! Currently the clouds are in my way but will try your suggestion of using the guide deviation setting in the Capture module the next clear night I get. Thank you for your help Wolfgang!
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