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HEQ5 Mount STOPS Tracking and K-Stars Rendomly shuts down
I am a fairly new used of K-Stars and Ekos and like it very much. I have, however have a recurrent issue that is causing pause for thought. I am running a RaspberryPi 4 with 4GB RAM and the latest build of Astroberry. I am controlling this remotely via K-Stars on my Laptop. Everything is working as expected, however during several nights now my HEQ5 mount randomly stops tracking. I believed that it may have been due to power supply issues, however this behaviour continued despite trying several different power supplies. I also thought that it could be R/T the power connector on the mount, however I again ruled this out by modifying the mount with a more sturdy PS connection. I really want to continue to use this set up, however it is useless if the tracking continues to randomly stop.
A second issue I have noted is that K-Stars will randomly shut down without any warning on the PC that I am using to control the RaspberryPi.
Can anyone help in this manor? I do not know if I have logs that can help, as I am new to this...perhaps hey are there and I just don't know where to look for them.
Communication issues with the mount occasionally cause these spurious out-of-limits issues too if the step count from mount gets corrupted. With this particular mount the power connector is unfortunately flimsy and causes voltage drops and communication issues. I replaced the connector with a screw secured one and didn't have these issues after that.
How do I get the settings to stick? Last night I unchecked the "Abort Tracking" box and disabled "Limit Goto", however this morning when I re-started everything it was again selected. I assumed that if I clicked on the "Save" button on the Options tabs then it would automatically restore my setting the next time I started up?