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INDI Library v1.8.6 Released (21 Aug 2020)

August 2020 release of INDI Library v1.8.6 introduces new drivers while providing fixes and improvements to existing devices and core framework.

Skywatcher AZ GTi with Ekos

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Skywatcher AZ GTi with Ekos #28452
The SkyWatcher Alt - Az driver is a driver that does not require a hand controller.
I am using a wired connection here.

(Will not it be usable wirelessly? Alignment is done with EKOS.
The home position is North Pole. )

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Skywatcher AZ GTi with Ekos #28609
Things that need attention are explained earlier, but it may be a problem of INDI as a whole, but the Park function is not working properly.

UnPark starts mounting, but to start in an unexpected direction, press the stop button on the Ekos mount controller to stop the mount.
Then use the Ekos mount controller or manually introduce any star and adjust the star using the planetarium software synchronization function such as Kstar .

If there is no problem with the Ethernet connection of the driver, I think that it works with the IP address and port number set in the smartphone.

The smartphone application is an emulation of the SynScan controller.

This driver has the same function.

I use Skywatcher Virtuoso with a serial cable.

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Skywatcher AZ GTi with Ekos #28611
That was an explanation of the misunderstanding.
Connect the mount as a server. That is, connect directly to that IP port.

192.168.4.1 (mount radio address?)
11880
11882

Smartphones are not used.

The problem is whether the SynscanAltAz driver works with the above wireless connection on the port.

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Skywatcher AZ GTi with Ekos #28614
> Mr.Jathm

Can I configure multiple ports for TCP / IP connection of the INDI driver?

If this function is realized, the SkyWatcher mount can be connected directly to the Wifi adapter released by the company without a hand controller.
(Of course Skywatcher AZ GTi too)

Equator mount driver
EQmod
AltAz mount driver
SynscanAltAz

I plan to purchase a WiFi adapter in the near future.

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Skywatcher AZ GTi with Ekos #28615
Sorry, I am not following what you intend to do here ? If you have the skywatcher AZ GTI you don't need to buy a wireless adapter. It should work both with the hand controller and with the inbuilt wifi.

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Skywatcher AZ GTi with Ekos #28617
> Mr. tkottary

The smartphone application will be an application that soft emulates the SynScan controller.

The INDI driver has three SkyWatcher drivers.

· EQMOD
· SynScanAltAz
· Synscan

The driver connected to the hand controller of the telescope becomes SynScan.

The other two are directly connected by using a direct cable without using a steering controller.

This time AZ GTi, the manufacturer supported wireless connection directly.
As a result, a smartphone application that replaces the hand controller appeared.

I am using Skywatcher Virtuoso. Using Wifi adapter, it has the same function as AZ GTi.

INDI already has two drivers for the direct connection. Therefore, if the driver's TCP / IP connection corresponds to the port used by SkyWatcher's Wifi, you can use all mounts wirelessly.

(For AZ GTi, the SynScanAltAz driver is used instead of the smartphone application.)

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Skywatcher AZ GTi with Ekos #28618
What I wanted to tell you is that if TCP / IP port setting of INDI's SynscanAltAz driver is compatible with SkyWatcher's Wifi, you can operate with Ekos directly without using smartphone applications.

The wireless connection of AZ GTi is the same as the company's Wifi adapter, so if the INDI driver that supports direct connection is able to connect SkyWatcher wirelessly, there are advantages for users using all SkyWatcher mounts.

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Skywatcher AZ GTi with Ekos #28621
SynscanAltAz did not work for me with EQ mode setting on the mount. I had written to skywatcher to tell me on how to directly connect to mount without having to go via the app. I'll try what you say and report.

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Skywatcher AZ GTi with Ekos #28628
None of the above drivers worked apart from indi_synscan_telescope. If we can connect to mount directly that will be great. Will follow up with Skywatcher.

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Skywatcher AZ GTi with Ekos #28641
Below are the logs with Skywatcher Alt-Az Wedge driver with 192.168.4.1 11881 UDP settings.

[2018-08-14T22:54:02.538 PDT DEBG ][ org.kde.kstars.indi] - < Skywatcher Alt-Az Wedge >: < DEVICE_ADDRESS >
[2018-08-14T22:54:02.594 PDT DEBG ][ org.kde.kstars.indi] - < Skywatcher Alt-Az Wedge >: < CONNECTION_TYPE >
[2018-08-14T22:54:20.203 PDT DEBG ][ org.kde.kstars.indi] - Skywatcher Alt-Az Wedge : "[DEBUG] Connection successful, attempting handshake... "
[2018-08-14T22:54:20.203 PDT DEBG ][ org.kde.kstars.indi] - Skywatcher Alt-Az Wedge : "[SCOPE] SkywatcherAltAzSimple::Handshake "
[2018-08-14T22:54:20.207 PDT DEBG ][ org.kde.kstars.indi] - Skywatcher Alt-Az Wedge : "[SCOPE] InitMount "
[2018-08-14T22:54:20.207 PDT DEBG ][ org.kde.kstars.indi] - Skywatcher Alt-Az Wedge : "[SCOPE] CheckIfDCMotor "
[2018-08-14T22:54:25.198 PDT DEBG ][ org.kde.kstars.indi] - Skywatcher Alt-Az Wedge : "[SCOPE] SkywatcherAltAzSimple::Handshake - Result: 0 "
[2018-08-14T22:54:25.201 PDT DEBG ][ org.kde.kstars.indi] - Skywatcher Alt-Az Wedge : "[DEBUG] Handshake failed. "
[2018-08-14T22:54:25.202 PDT DEBG ][ org.kde.kstars.ekos] - Skywatcher Alt-Az Wedge is disconnected.

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Skywatcher AZ GTi with Ekos #28660

tkottary wrote: Below are the logs with Skywatcher Alt-Az Wedge driver with 192.168.4.1 11881 UDP settings.

[2018-08-14T22:54:02.538 PDT DEBG ][ org.kde.kstars.indi] - < Skywatcher Alt-Az Wedge >: < DEVICE_ADDRESS >
[2018-08-14T22:54:02.594 PDT DEBG ][ org.kde.kstars.indi] - < Skywatcher Alt-Az Wedge >: < CONNECTION_TYPE >
[2018-08-14T22:54:20.203 PDT DEBG ][ org.kde.kstars.indi] - Skywatcher Alt-Az Wedge : "[DEBUG] Connection successful, attempting handshake... "
[2018-08-14T22:54:20.203 PDT DEBG ][ org.kde.kstars.indi] - Skywatcher Alt-Az Wedge : "[SCOPE] SkywatcherAltAzSimple::Handshake "
[2018-08-14T22:54:20.207 PDT DEBG ][ org.kde.kstars.indi] - Skywatcher Alt-Az Wedge : "[SCOPE] InitMount "
[2018-08-14T22:54:20.207 PDT DEBG ][ org.kde.kstars.indi] - Skywatcher Alt-Az Wedge : "[SCOPE] CheckIfDCMotor "
[2018-08-14T22:54:25.198 PDT DEBG ][ org.kde.kstars.indi] - Skywatcher Alt-Az Wedge : "[SCOPE] SkywatcherAltAzSimple::Handshake - Result: 0 "
[2018-08-14T22:54:25.201 PDT DEBG ][ org.kde.kstars.indi] - Skywatcher Alt-Az Wedge : "[DEBUG] Handshake failed. "
[2018-08-14T22:54:25.202 PDT DEBG ][ org.kde.kstars.ekos] - Skywatcher Alt-Az Wedge is disconnected.


Is your mount in EQ mode when you get this backtrace? Because this driver does not support EQ mode at all.

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Skywatcher AZ GTi with Ekos #28668
I do not know that because here I directly attempted to connect to mount itself rather than going via the app. 192.168.4.1 is the mount IP.
I am guessing the default mode.of this mount is AZ? Because I have to chose AZ or EQ first when we connect through the SynScan app.

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