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Skywatcher AZ GTi with Ekos

1 year 3 months ago 1 year 3 months ago by knro.
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Skywatcher AZ GTi with Ekos #31390

maxthebuilder wrote: -- Connect to AZ-GTi "SynScan_xxxx" wifi hotspot
-- Start/connect SynScan app
-- Go to Settings/Wi-Fi settings
-- There are two sections - Modify Access Point and Modify Station
-- Click Modify Station - there you can enable it (it's disabled by default) and put Stellarmate SSID and password
-- Both modes can be enabled at the same time


Can you attach screenshots for the App while doing this so I can put it in the documentation?

Does the synscan app also reports the mount IP address after it joins StellarMate network?

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1 year 3 months ago
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Skywatcher AZ GTi with Ekos #31391
-- will do
-- yes it does!

knro wrote: Can you attach screenshots for the App while doing this so I can put it in the documentation?
Does the synscan app also reports the mount IP address after it joins StellarMate network?


Max S.
RPI 3 B+ and RPI 4 B (4Gb) with Stellarmate OS.
Nikon D5500 H-a modified. 180 mm f/2.8 antique Nikon. Tamron AF 28-75mm f/2.8.
AT72EDII refractor. ZWO ASI294MC Pro
ZWO ASI120MC-S on ZWO 30F4 MiniScope.
SW AZ-GTi mount in EQ mode.
SW HEQ5.
iOptron SkyTracker Pro.

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1 year 3 months ago
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Skywatcher AZ GTi with Ekos #31395
Ok documentation is here: indilib.org/devices/telescopes/az-gti.html

I hope this makes it more clear, I tried to visually illustrate all scenarios.

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1 year 3 months ago
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Skywatcher AZ GTi with Ekos #31400
Super!

Max S.
RPI 3 B+ and RPI 4 B (4Gb) with Stellarmate OS.
Nikon D5500 H-a modified. 180 mm f/2.8 antique Nikon. Tamron AF 28-75mm f/2.8.
AT72EDII refractor. ZWO ASI294MC Pro
ZWO ASI120MC-S on ZWO 30F4 MiniScope.
SW AZ-GTi mount in EQ mode.
SW HEQ5.
iOptron SkyTracker Pro.

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1 year 3 months ago 1 year 3 months ago by maxthebuilder.
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Skywatcher AZ GTi with Ekos #31401
Jasem - here are some screenshots.

Connect to SynScan hotspot


Start SynScan app and Connect


It will be assigned 192.162.4.1 (the IP will be shown before you select between AZ and EQ modes)


Go to Settings


Go to WiFi. The mount will be in AP mode and STA mode will be disabled by default.
Tap/click on Modify Station. Enable, put in SSID and password. You don't have to disable the AP mode.

Max S.
RPI 3 B+ and RPI 4 B (4Gb) with Stellarmate OS.
Nikon D5500 H-a modified. 180 mm f/2.8 antique Nikon. Tamron AF 28-75mm f/2.8.
AT72EDII refractor. ZWO ASI294MC Pro
ZWO ASI120MC-S on ZWO 30F4 MiniScope.
SW AZ-GTi mount in EQ mode.
SW HEQ5.
iOptron SkyTracker Pro.

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1 year 3 months ago 1 year 3 months ago by maxthebuilder.
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Skywatcher AZ GTi with Ekos #31403
continue...

Kill SynScan app. Disconnect from SynScan hotspot. OFF/ON the mount - it should connect to Stellarmate hotspot now..
Connect your phone/tablet to Stellarmate hotspot.
Start SynScan app and Connect. It will be connected through Stellarmate.


Note the IP!


WiFi Settings page. STA mode active.

Max S.
RPI 3 B+ and RPI 4 B (4Gb) with Stellarmate OS.
Nikon D5500 H-a modified. 180 mm f/2.8 antique Nikon. Tamron AF 28-75mm f/2.8.
AT72EDII refractor. ZWO ASI294MC Pro
ZWO ASI120MC-S on ZWO 30F4 MiniScope.
SW AZ-GTi mount in EQ mode.
SW HEQ5.
iOptron SkyTracker Pro.
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7 months 2 weeks ago
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Skywatcher AZ GTi with Ekos #40636
Hi,

Yesterday I was trying my new setup, with a redcat51, the az gti, the canon 6d and a rpi 3b+. While the mount worked (connected directly to the rpi through the wifi serial interface of the mount) and I even managed to do a plate solving, I noticed that the connection was extremelly unstable, with continuous cycles of disconnection-connection. Unfortunately I did not capture the logs. Looking around I see some people in ascom noticed the same thing with specific versions of the eqmod driver, so I wonder if it could be related and maybe the mount needs some link-loss resistent code to pair computer and mount. Has anyone experienced it?

Otherwise the whole pack looks awesome. I just need to figure how to fully remove the laptop from the pack (fully running ekos to do plate solving and polar alignment in my android phone would be awesome :) :) )

Set 1 -> AZ GTi, redcat51+Canon 6D, guide: 30mm+ZWO ASI 120MM.
Set 2 -> Star Adventurer, lenses+Canon 6D
Set 3 -> NEQ6, LX90-8' OTA/MN150 + 450D peltier, guide: 50mm+QHY5.

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7 months 2 weeks ago 7 months 2 weeks ago by elakrab.
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Skywatcher AZ GTi with Ekos #40637
I also wonder if switching to a eqdirect cable would solve it. I guess to make such cable I just need to connect in a ft232 (with 3.3v logic) the TX of the chip to the RX of the mount (as it appears in the manual), the RX of the chip to the TX of the mount and the grounds together. The other (NC, reserved, Vcc) are left unconnected, right?

Set 1 -> AZ GTi, redcat51+Canon 6D, guide: 30mm+ZWO ASI 120MM.
Set 2 -> Star Adventurer, lenses+Canon 6D
Set 3 -> NEQ6, LX90-8' OTA/MN150 + 450D peltier, guide: 50mm+QHY5.

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7 months 2 weeks ago 7 months 2 weeks ago by maxthebuilder.
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Skywatcher AZ GTi with Ekos #40650
Yes!
Just yesterday I upgraded to Stellarmate 1.4.2 (from 1.3.x with all latest KStars updates).
AZ-GTi connects/reconnects (or trying to) every 15-20sec.
Went back to 1.3 - all works.
Somebody at Cloudynights complained about this too.

Max S.
RPI 3 B+ and RPI 4 B (4Gb) with Stellarmate OS.
Nikon D5500 H-a modified. 180 mm f/2.8 antique Nikon. Tamron AF 28-75mm f/2.8.
AT72EDII refractor. ZWO ASI294MC Pro
ZWO ASI120MC-S on ZWO 30F4 MiniScope.
SW AZ-GTi mount in EQ mode.
SW HEQ5.
iOptron SkyTracker Pro.

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7 months 2 weeks ago
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Skywatcher AZ GTi with Ekos #40651
this is using which driver exactly?

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7 months 2 weeks ago 7 months 2 weeks ago by maxthebuilder.
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Skywatcher AZ GTi with Ekos #40653
EQMod.
I'll double-check tomorrow on the behavior.
I didn't spend much time on troubleshooting and just put the 1.3 SD card back in.
It was the same when I tried 1.4.0.
(polar alignment refresh still doesn't work for me on windows client, by the way - have to do it on RPI client and then switch to Windows for other steps)

Max S.
RPI 3 B+ and RPI 4 B (4Gb) with Stellarmate OS.
Nikon D5500 H-a modified. 180 mm f/2.8 antique Nikon. Tamron AF 28-75mm f/2.8.
AT72EDII refractor. ZWO ASI294MC Pro
ZWO ASI120MC-S on ZWO 30F4 MiniScope.
SW AZ-GTi mount in EQ mode.
SW HEQ5.
iOptron SkyTracker Pro.

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7 months 2 weeks ago
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Skywatcher AZ GTi with Ekos #40655
Ok, I'll test tonight but nothing was changed in EQMod so it's odd.

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