Hi Peter, this isn't about any specific setup. It's about a general failure to understand basic principles (e.g. averaged sampling, polynomial regression, and flawed reasoning regarding a single seeing affected HFR vs the entire autofocus measurement set). The developer has a fairly long focal ratio instrument (wide CFZ), so is less affected by poor final position than those with short focal ratios (narrow CFZ). As such, getting close was "good enough". Precision was never the goal. This is all-too-often a trademark of amateur / hobby development. All I can say is that it's fruitless to continue this discussion here in the forum. You (and others similarly affected) should send Jasem a PM if you feel strongly about having this finally fixed.
Can I somehow specify the maximal number of steps during focusing? I am using Linear algorythm and yesterday something goes wrong. The focuser was focusing more thant13 steps during first set of steps (before changing to half step size). The V-curve was no more a V-curve as the HFR after 6th step turns lower. It seems that I have accidentally changed one setting in my DeepSkyDad AF3 focuser driver: step size from 1/8 to 1/2
I always get the same issue - in that EKOS calculates a good curve after 6 or 7 steps, but for some reason it continues to do a dozen or more additional steps that are never needed.
In this attached screen shot you can see that by step 6 there is a good curve, But it continues on for 10 more steps in the same direction needlessly. How do I fix this?
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My setting for "Out step multiple" is 3. But I don't understand why there is 10+ iterations for first right-left cycle? Is it possible to made it more "inteligent" and once there is an obvious curve, the algorithm will do second cycle?
Based on screenshot from Peter, the second cycle could start right after 8th iteration has been done.
The linear algorithm was developed to overcome certain issues that people experience. More likely for when there is a certain amount of backlash and perhaps when you're not using a stepper motor. It takes longer to achieve focus, but I think people get better results.
If your AF has a stepper motor, and the backlash is minimal, or able to be compensated for, then I would normally use the Polynomial algorithm (which I use now, and usually get good results).