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no more image captures after meridian flip? #57535
Thank you for your help with the CEM40 yesterday!

Now I am working with an (unguided) Bisque Paramount. Meridian flip executed on schedule, and then post-flip alignment (with differential slew) worked like a charm.

But with 4 more hours of darkness, no further captures were attempted post flip.

Logs show no entries for more than 3 hours after flip until astronomical twilight shut things down.

Please help me understand what I need to set to get image capture to continue following a successful meridian flip and post-flip alignment?

Relevant log lines here, complete log attached.

[2020-07-31T00:36:23.671 MDT INFO ][ org.kde.kstars.ekos.mount] - Meridian flip: slewing to RA= "20h 12m 52s" DEC= " 38° 35' 18\"" Hour Angle "00h 00m 02s"
[2020-07-31T00:36:23.671 MDT DEBG ][ org.kde.kstars.ekos.mount] - Setting meridian flip status to "FLIP_RUNNING"
[2020-07-31T00:36:23.671 MDT DEBG ][ org.kde.kstars.ekos.mount] - meridianFlipStatusChanged "FLIP_RUNNING"
[2020-07-31T00:36:23.672 MDT INFO ][ org.kde.kstars.ekos.mount] - "Meridian flip started."
[2020-07-31T00:36:23.675 MDT DEBG ][ org.kde.kstars.ekos.capture] - meridianFlipStatusChanged: "FLIP_RUNNING"
[2020-07-31T00:36:23.675 MDT DEBG ][ org.kde.kstars.ekos.capture] - setMeridianFlipStage: "MF_INITIATED"
[2020-07-31T00:36:23.684 MDT DEBG ][ org.kde.kstars.ekos.mount] - Slewing to RA= "20h 12m 52s" DEC= " 38° 35' 18\""
[2020-07-31T00:36:23.684 MDT DEBG ][ org.kde.kstars.ekos.mount] - Initial HA 0.00951376 , flipDelayHrs 0 MFStatus "FLIP_RUNNING"
[2020-07-31T00:36:23.695 MDT DEBG ][ org.kde.kstars.indi] - ISD:Telescope sending coords RA: "20h 12m 52s" ( 20.2145 ) DE: " 38° 35' 18\"" ( 38.5885 )
[2020-07-31T00:36:23.695 MDT INFO ][ org.kde.kstars.ekos.mount] - "Meridian flip slew started..."
[2020-07-31T00:36:23.714 MDT DEBG ][ org.kde.kstars.ekos.capture] - setMeridianFlipStage: "MF_FLIPPING"
[2020-07-31T00:36:23.716 MDT DEBG ][ org.kde.kstars.ekos.scheduler] - Capture State "Meridian Flip"
[2020-07-31T00:36:26.739 MDT INFO ][ org.kde.kstars.indi] - Paramount : "[INFO] Slewing to RA: 20:12:52 - DEC: 38:35:19 "
[2020-07-31T00:36:26.739 MDT DEBG ][ org.kde.kstars.ekos.capture] - setMeridianFlipStage: "MF_SLEWING"
[2020-07-31T00:36:50.771 MDT INFO ][ org.kde.kstars.indi] - Paramount : "[INFO] Slew is complete. Tracking... "
[2020-07-31T00:36:53.910 MDT DEBG ][ org.kde.kstars.ekos.mount] - Mount status changed from "Slewing" to "Tracking"
[2020-07-31T00:36:53.911 MDT DEBG ][ org.kde.kstars.ekos.mount] - Slew finished, MFStatus "FLIP_RUNNING"
[2020-07-31T00:36:53.913 MDT INFO ][ org.kde.kstars.ekos.mount] - "Meridian flip completed OK."
[2020-07-31T00:36:53.914 MDT DEBG ][ org.kde.kstars.ekos.mount] - Setting meridian flip status to "FLIP_COMPLETED"
[2020-07-31T00:36:53.914 MDT DEBG ][ org.kde.kstars.ekos.mount] - meridianFlipStatusChanged "FLIP_COMPLETED"
[2020-07-31T00:36:53.914 MDT INFO ][ org.kde.kstars.ekos.mount] - "Meridian flip completed."
[2020-07-31T00:36:53.915 MDT DEBG ][ org.kde.kstars.ekos.capture] - meridianFlipStatusChanged: "FLIP_COMPLETED"
[2020-07-31T00:36:53.915 MDT DEBG ][ org.kde.kstars.ekos.capture] - setMeridianFlipStage: "MF_COMPLETED"
[2020-07-31T00:36:53.916 MDT INFO ][ org.kde.kstars.ekos.capture] - "Telescope completed the meridian flip."
[2020-07-31T00:36:53.917 MDT DEBG ][ org.kde.kstars.ekos.scheduler] - Mount State changed to 3
[2020-07-31T00:36:53.917 MDT DEBG ][ org.kde.kstars.ekos.scheduler] - Capture State "Idle"
[2020-07-31T00:36:54.367 MDT INFO ][ org.kde.kstars.ekos.capture] - "Performing post flip re-alignment..."
[2020-07-31T00:36:54.369 MDT DEBG ][ org.kde.kstars.ekos.capture] - setMeridianFlipStage: "MF_ALIGNING"
[2020-07-31T00:36:54.371 MDT DEBG ][ org.kde.kstars.ekos.scheduler] - Capture State "Aligning"
[2020-07-31T00:36:54.909 MDT DEBG ][ org.kde.kstars.ekos.mount] - Setting meridian flip status to "FLIP_NONE"
[2020-07-31T00:36:54.910 MDT DEBG ][ org.kde.kstars.ekos.mount] - meridianFlipStatusChanged "FLIP_NONE"
[2020-07-31T00:36:54.910 MDT DEBG ][ org.kde.kstars.ekos.capture] - meridianFlipStatusChanged: "FLIP_NONE"
[2020-07-31T00:36:55.917 MDT DEBG ][ org.kde.kstars.ekos.capture] - setAlignStatus: 4
[2020-07-31T00:36:55.917 MDT INFO ][ org.kde.kstars.ekos.align] - "Capturing image..."
[2020-07-31T00:36:55.930 MDT DEBG ][ org.kde.kstars.indi] - ZWO CCD ASI294MC Pro : "[DEBUG] CCD Frame ROI x:0 y:0 w:2072 h:1410 "
[2020-07-31T00:36:55.931 MDT DEBG ][ org.kde.kstars.ekos.scheduler] - Align State "In Progress"
[2020-07-31T00:36:56.245 MDT DEBG ][ org.kde.kstars.indi] - ZWO CCD ASI294MC Pro : "[DEBUG] Setting frame buffer size to 5843040 bytes. "
[2020-07-31T00:36:56.248 MDT DEBG ][ org.kde.kstars.indi] - ZWO CCD ASI294MC Pro : "[DEBUG] StartExposure->setexp : 5.000s "
[2020-07-31T00:36:56.252 MDT INFO ][ org.kde.kstars.indi] - ZWO CCD ASI294MC Pro : "[INFO] Taking a 5 seconds frame... "
[2020-07-31T00:37:01.741 MDT INFO ][ org.kde.kstars.indi] - ZWO CCD ASI294MC Pro : "[INFO] Exposure done, downloading image... "
[2020-07-31T00:37:01.792 MDT INFO ][ org.kde.kstars.indi] - ZWO CCD ASI294MC Pro : "[INFO] Download complete. "
[2020-07-31T00:37:01.796 MDT DEBG ][ org.kde.kstars.indi] - ZWO CCD ASI294MC Pro : "[DEBUG] Uploading file. Ext: fits, Size: 5849280, sendImage? Yes, saveImage? No "
[2020-07-31T00:37:01.826 MDT DEBG ][ org.kde.kstars.indi] - ZWO CCD ASI294MC Pro : "[DEBUG] BLOB transfer took 0.0272698 seconds "
[2020-07-31T00:37:01.826 MDT DEBG ][ org.kde.kstars.indi] - ZWO CCD ASI294MC Pro : "[DEBUG] Upload complete "
[2020-07-31T00:37:01.873 MDT DEBG ][ org.kde.kstars.indi] - processBLOB() mode 4
[2020-07-31T00:37:01.983 MDT INFO ][ org.kde.kstars.ekos.align] - "Image received."
[2020-07-31T00:37:01.984 MDT INFO ][ org.kde.kstars.ekos.align] - "Solver iteration #1"
[2020-07-31T00:37:01.986 MDT DEBG ][ org.kde.kstars.ekos.capture] - setAlignStatus: 4
[2020-07-31T00:37:02.007 MDT INFO ][ org.kde.kstars.ekos.align] - "Starting solver..."
[2020-07-31T00:37:02.011 MDT INFO ][ org.kde.kstars.ekos.align] - "/usr/local/bin/astap -r 30 -speed auto -update -f /tmp/fitsPWHWvq.fits -o /tmp/solution"
[2020-07-31T00:37:02.013 MDT DEBG ][ org.kde.kstars.ekos.scheduler] - Align State "In Progress"
[2020-07-31T00:37:03.854 MDT INFO ][ org.kde.kstars.ekos.align] - "Solver completed in 2 seconds."
[2020-07-31T00:37:03.858 MDT INFO ][ org.kde.kstars.ekos.align] - "Solver RA (302.97410) DEC (38.58894) Orientation (-38.44780) Pixel Scale (-4.87388)"
[2020-07-31T00:37:03.890 MDT INFO ][ org.kde.kstars.ekos.align] - "Solution coordinates: RA (20h 12m 39s) DEC ( 38° 39' 06\") Telescope Coordinates: RA (20h 12m 52s) DEC ( 38° 35' 23\")"
[2020-07-31T00:37:03.892 MDT INFO ][ org.kde.kstars.ekos.align] - "Target is within 00° 04' 53\" degrees of solution coordinates."
[2020-07-31T00:37:03.902 MDT DEBG ][ org.kde.kstars.ekos.align] - Using differential slewing...
[2020-07-31T00:37:03.902 MDT DEBG ][ org.kde.kstars.ekos.capture] - setAlignStatus: 6
[2020-07-31T00:37:03.905 MDT DEBG ][ org.kde.kstars.indi] - ISD:Telescope sending coords RA: "20h 13m 05s" ( 20.2181 ) DE: " 38° 31' 40\"" ( 38.528 )
[2020-07-31T00:37:03.905 MDT INFO ][ org.kde.kstars.ekos.align] - "Slewing to target coordinates: RA (20h 13m 05s) DEC ( 38° 31' 40\")."
[2020-07-31T00:37:03.912 MDT INFO ][ org.kde.kstars.indi] - ZWO CCD ASI294MC Pro : "[INFO] CCD FOV rotation updated to -38.4478 degrees. "
[2020-07-31T00:37:03.912 MDT DEBG ][ org.kde.kstars.ekos.scheduler] - Align State "Slewing"
[2020-07-31T00:37:03.919 MDT DEBG ][ org.kde.kstars.ekos.mount] - Mount status changed from "Tracking" to "Slewing"
[2020-07-31T00:37:03.922 MDT DEBG ][ org.kde.kstars.ekos.scheduler] - Mount State changed to 2
[2020-07-31T00:37:05.910 MDT DEBG ][ org.kde.kstars.ekos.mount] - Mount status changed from "Slewing" to "Tracking"
[2020-07-31T00:37:05.910 MDT DEBG ][ org.kde.kstars.ekos.mount] - Slew finished, MFStatus "FLIP_NONE"
[2020-07-31T00:37:05.911 MDT DEBG ][ org.kde.kstars.ekos.scheduler] - Mount State changed to 3
[2020-07-31T00:37:08.843 MDT INFO ][ org.kde.kstars.indi] - Paramount : "[INFO] Slewing to RA: 20:13:05 - DEC: 38:31:41 "
[2020-07-31T00:37:08.910 MDT DEBG ][ org.kde.kstars.ekos.mount] - Mount status changed from "Tracking" to "Slewing"
[2020-07-31T00:37:08.910 MDT DEBG ][ org.kde.kstars.ekos.scheduler] - Mount State changed to 2
[2020-07-31T00:37:11.863 MDT INFO ][ org.kde.kstars.indi] - Paramount : "[INFO] Slew is complete. Tracking... "
[2020-07-31T00:37:14.877 MDT INFO ][ org.kde.kstars.ekos.align] - "Differential slewing complete. Astrometric solver is successful."
[2020-07-31T00:37:14.879 MDT DEBG ][ org.kde.kstars.ekos.capture] - setAlignStatus: 1
[2020-07-31T00:37:14.879 MDT INFO ][ org.kde.kstars.ekos.capture] - "Post flip re-alignment completed successfully."
[2020-07-31T00:37:14.880 MDT DEBG ][ org.kde.kstars.ekos.scheduler] - Align State "Complete"
[2020-07-31T00:37:15.101 MDT DEBG ][ org.kde.kstars.ekos.mount] - Mount status changed from "Slewing" to "Tracking"
[2020-07-31T00:37:15.101 MDT DEBG ][ org.kde.kstars.ekos.mount] - Slew finished, MFStatus "FLIP_NONE"
[2020-07-31T00:37:15.102 MDT DEBG ][ org.kde.kstars.ekos.scheduler] - Mount State changed to 3
[2020-07-31T03:56:00.908 MDT INFO ][ org.kde.kstars.ekos.scheduler] - "Job 'NGC 6888' is now approaching astronomical twilight rise limit at Fri Jul 31 03:56:00 2020 (10 minutes safety margin), marking idle."
[2020-07-31T03:56:00.913 MDT DEBG ][ org.kde.kstars.ekos.scheduler] - Job ' "NGC 6888" ' is stopping current action... 13
[2020-07-31T03:56:00.913 MDT DEBG ][ org.kde.kstars.ekos.scheduler] - Find next job...
[2020-07-31T03:56:00.915 MDT INFO ][ org.kde.kstars.ekos.capture] - "CCD capture aborted"
[2020-07-31T03:56:00.916 MDT DEBG ][ org.kde.kstars.ekos.capture] - setMeridianFlipStage: "MF_READY"
[2020-07-31T03:56:01.121 MDT DEBG ][ org.kde.kstars.indi] - ZWO CCD ASI294MC Pro : "[DEBUG] Aborting camera exposure... "

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2 months 2 weeks ago
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no more image captures after meridian flip? #57567
I *believe* I identified the cause for this, now checking with Wolfgang & Eric to verify.

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no more image captures after meridian flip? #57694
Problem confirmed, meridian flip without guiding hangs after aligning.

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no more image captures after meridian flip? #57797
Hi Jasem (and Wolfgang & Eric).

Any progress on this? I'd like to be able to do unguided imaging with my Paramount in Ekos, but it doesn't appear to be possible.

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no more image captures after meridian flip? #57799
I just posted a fix as merge request. If you know how to compile from sources, you could grab it directly from my KStars clone https://invent.kde.org/wreissenberger/kstars.git and take the branch bugfix_mf_wo_guiding

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no more image captures after meridian flip? #57803
Thank you!

I have compiled KStars from sources before, but not on this machine, so I need to start fresh.

Is the following the correct way to get your bug fix:

git clone -b bugfix_mf_wo_guiding invent.kde.org/wreissenberger/kstars.git

then just build as usual?

Hopefully this makes it into the nightly ppa soon too.

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no more image captures after meridian flip? #57814
Yes, that's right. I had it running last night, meridian flip worked fine for me, but in combination with guiding.

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no more image captures after meridian flip? #57911
Assuming this was commit e6a69db89152 in the main branch: I had a test with that yesterday, and a MF without guiding succeeded and continued a sequence.

Also, in that configuration (i.e., without guiding), the frame number counting was correct. The file before the flip was saved as M_13_Light_029.fits, the one after the flip as M_13_Light_030.fits.

However, later that night in a real observation with guiding, it showed again the previously reported error of not advancing the frame number and overwriting the last frame taken before the MF.

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no more image captures after meridian flip? #57923
Log files?

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no more image captures after meridian flip? #57924

sterne-jaeger wrote: Log files?

I had some attached to the linked post in the other thread.
Here's the full log from yesterday, with both flips. No debug settings though :( After the first one worked I had assumed it had been fixed....

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no more image captures after meridian flip? #57927
The log looks good, the counting around the meridian flip is appropriate. Before MF, image #29 is completed and after MF, it continues with image #30.

Could you please list the file names of the R frames? There should be 33 R frames.available due to the log file

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no more image captures after meridian flip? #57929
That was a test run, without guiding (which is why I replied here). That was indeed successful.
But there's a second MF around 01:20/01:22. That is 'real' observations, with guiding (PHD2).
There it saves file Light_073.fits before the flip, and (again) Light_073.fits after the flip as "Received image 74 out of 200."
The Ha directory contains 199 files (not 200), and the time stamps show the 01:22 file is missing, and has been overwritten by the 01:25 one:
woodstock:Ha% l Light_07[234].fits
-rw-r--r-- 1 pit users 32785920 Aug  8 01:19 Light_072.fits
-rw-r--r-- 1 pit users 32785920 Aug  8 01:25 Light_073.fits
-rw-r--r-- 1 pit users 32785920 Aug  8 01:27 Light_074.fits

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