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INDI Library v1.9.8 Released (29 Sep 2022)

Bi-monthly INDI Library released with new drivers and bug fixes.

iOptron GotoNova alignment

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Hello,

I was testing if I could use EKOS to control an old iOptron MiniTower2 the other day.  Connected the laptop to the handset and the handset to the mount.  The mount connected fine and when I told it to do a star align, it went in roughly the right direction, saw that it was not there and then for the correction went waaaaayyyy off.  Strange thing was that when I told it to Park, it would not go to the same position that it started in (it went to a completely strange position).  Even after I purged the parking configuration & mount model on EKOS.

Is the problem the handset, as in, do I need to clear alignment on the handset and then drive it with EKOS?  Or do I need to align with the handset first and then connect EKOS (the problem with that is visual alignment probably won't be as accurate as EKOS alignment would be, and its a faff to replace a diagonal and EP w a camera and refocus for an EAA session)?

Thank you!
9 months 4 weeks ago #80252

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Tonight I figured out that when Stellarmate connects to the Minitower II mount it overrides the time and the hand controller gets its time changed from say 22:15:00 EDT to 2:15:00 (the UTC time), and if the mount is not parked (say because you did an alignment with the handset), the mount immediately swivels 4 hours west. Clouds arrived shortly after this discovery so I wasn't able to determine if a goto from Stellarmate would get to the correct target or instead send the scope pointing to where the target will be in 4 hours. Should be clear in two days and will see what I can find out. I see in the driver docs to turn off DST on the hand controller and I did that first.
2 months 1 week ago #86614

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Please share the mount logs (look at my signature on how to generate the logs).
Jasem Mutlaq
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