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Using the Observatory panel with a rolloff roof

4 months 2 days ago
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Using the Observatory panel with a rolloff roof #41714
Wolfgang,

Be glad to. I can't do it directly because my implementation is so different. But I'll do a diff between the previous rolloff files and your updated ones. Depending on what is there I might be able to change my version to incorporate those differences for testing.

/Tom

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Using the Observatory panel with a rolloff roof #41759
Wolfgang,

I have not progressed to the point of checking out code.
Tried a git clone github.com/indilib/indi.git but did not see any changes to roll_off.cpp if that is what I need.
Can you give me a pointer on locating the stream/release where the changed file(s) are?

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I might be further away than expected for testing. I'm running INDI 1.7.9 so assuming it is the stable build which might be why the clone doesn't fetch your changes. I run Fedora and have not yet found how to change over to a nightly repository. So might need to wait for a release or install a ubuntu system.


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4 months 1 day ago
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Using the Observatory panel with a rolloff roof #41761
Hi Tom,
the changes were in indidome.cpp :
If you want to use it, check out the latest version from github and compile libindi.

HTH
- Wolfgang

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Using the Observatory panel with a rolloff roof #41774
Tom,

Thanks for this explanation, this helps. good plan to make separate thread. I will study your solution, My aim was also to build it via Arduino but i was wondering how to communicate this back to EKOS en control it. ANyway thanks for your replay. Top

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4 months 13 hours ago
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Using the Observatory panel with a rolloff roof #41780
Wolfgang,

That helped, I did a local build and tested it with all simulators including the rolloff-roof, If the simulator roof works then my variation will be okay, or I can make it so.

Your change fixed the relationship between the Observatory and rolloff-roof states. It work ed to park and unpark the roof just fine and kept them in sync.

I tested with a simple scheduler definition and there might still be an issue there. For me it opened the roof and went through the imaging steps. But when it came to closing the roof it did not and just kept repeating "Mount unparked." messages that I did not see the end of and just stopped the scheduler. This might be a problem local to my install due to mixing package manager daily updates with doing the local clone/build on the same machine. I need to sort out a better approach for doing the builds.

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4 months 9 hours ago
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Using the Observatory panel with a rolloff roof #41785
Tom,
I think the problem with a repeated "mount parking" comes from somewhere else. I set up a similar schedule, which ran fine.

- Wolfgang

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3 months 4 weeks ago
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Using the Observatory panel with a rolloff roof #41816
Wolfgang,

Yes, I think the relationship between the Observatory and rolloff is working.

The mount did not park at the end because of:
2019-08-08T09:54:46 Telescope altitude is below minimum altitude limit of 0. Aborting motion...
Even though the rolloff simulator had the "Ignore Telescope" set it then failed to park.

Running the scheduler again with the telescope's altitude limits checkbox unchecked allowed it to park at the end, and then the roof would also park.

Perhaps the scheduler might have eventually stopped looping on the mount unparked message if a rain simulator was running?
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3 months 4 weeks ago
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Using the Observatory panel with a rolloff roof #41847
Hi Tom,
strange. I will check it whether I can reproduce it with simulators.

- Wolfgang

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3 months 3 weeks ago
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Using the Observatory panel with a rolloff roof #41878
I found the reason. It's a matter of the Scheduler module. When parking the mount is aborted, the Scheduler cycles in checkMountParkingStatus().

OK, that is not optimal. It seems like this case slips through, since the Scheduler has a "retry" functionality both for parking and unparking. But in your case, it would have led to the same situation - only after some retries.

- Wolfgang

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