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Skywatcher AZ GTi with Ekos

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3. On the Linux host, use the Linux tool / application to send the command to the device that will run the SynScan App. Uses the UDP port 11881 for the SynScan Mobile command set using the IP address of the device of "SynScan serial communication protocol" and TCP port 11882. The command set is in the following location.

Looking at this sentence, I think that UDP 11881 is the port setting of SynScanApp (Smartphone).

IP address
192.168.4.1 (← INDI mount)
TCP 11882 (serial communication)

How is the setting?

I ordered a wireless LAN adapter.
When it arrives I will check the connection with INDI.

I am using the SynScanalTAZ driver.
The rack is not EQ but ALTAZ.

I have not used the Alt-Az Wedge driver.
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Replied by Tarun on topic Skywatcher AZ GTi with Ekos

192.168.4.1 is the Mount Wifi address.
192.168.4.2 is the IP address of the Device where SynScan App runs. (this should smartphone)

11881 UDP
11882 TCP

This combination work with wifi for EQ mode ,see below thread where I posted the steps.

indilib.org/forum/mounts/3482-skywatcher....html?start=24#27656

192.168.4.2 11882 TCP mode works fine with indi_synscan_telescope

192.168.4.1 11881 UDP mode , this fails to connect with all the above drivers. It connects in terms of host:port connection .but handshake fails with the indi drivers.

Also - I do not see the SynScanalTAZ telescope driver in the list . Can you point me to what you see In ekos driver list?
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The INDI driver is SynScanAltAz.
This driver is for AltAz mount.

This driver must be connected directly to the mount.

Therefore, port setting for serial communication with the mount is necessary.
Upon investigation on the net, UDP 11880
It seems to be a serial communication with the mount, but in your description, TCP 11882 looks like a serial communication with the mount.

Connection is
It is Skywatcher AZ GTi ← → SynScanAltAz.
← → becomes wireless serial communication.

The explanation of Skywatcher assumes that SynScanAPP is started, but here we connect directly to mount with the wireless serial port of Skywatcher AZ GTi mount.
The possibility is UDP 11880 or TCP 11882.

If you are using serial communication using both ports, you can not connect at this time. (Since the driver only recognizes one port)

When using a smartphone application (this is a virtual wireless handle controller) or a hand controller, it becomes the SynScan driver.
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Replied by Tarun on topic Skywatcher AZ GTi with Ekos

Here are the logs for 192.168.4.1 11880 11881 11882 UDP direct connection to mount.

I still don't see the SynScanAltAz driver you speak of.Nothing in code as well. Do you mind attaching a screenshot from ekos.
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I have to add extensive optional logging to this driver because the verbosity is not enough for diagnosis.
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correct.
SynScanAltAz → SkywatcherAlt-Az

I will check it in my environment once the Wifi adapter arrives.
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I read the log, but there is no TCP 11882.
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I updated the Synscan documentation here: indilib.org/devices/telescopes/synscan-telescope.html

If there are any comments/corrections please let me know. Anything a new user should know?
Jasem Mutlaq
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It was the same as other 2 , so I did not copy .I am adding few loggers to drivers and testing,. will update the log file after that.
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Replied by Tarun on topic Skywatcher AZ GTi with Ekos

Skywatcher replied with the mount command set document and Git link . It look 's similar to the commands in SkywatcherAltAzSimple driver.

github.com/skywatcher-pacific/skywatcher_open

192.168.4.1 11880 UDP is details to connect with mount directly..
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Thank you for contacting me.

Since my mount is Skywatcher Virtuoso, wifi adapter is required for TCP connection.

I have not received it yet, but the specification of the connection when using the wifi adapter is the same as the Skywatcher AZ GTi mount as long as reading this document.

Watching the log is the same as before Mr.Jasem changed the Synscan driver. (Crash with a handshake)

If similar changes have been added to the EQMOD driver and the Skywatcher Alt-Az driver,
I think that all Skywatcher mounts can be connected wirelessly with udp 11880.

Mr. Jasem> When the wireless LAN adapter arrives, I will check the connection with the wireless LAN.
Please add the same change as Synscan driver to EQMOD driver, Skywatcher Alt-Az driver.

I think it's a useful fix for all users who wish to install Skywatcher on Wi-Fi.
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If you can correct it, please also consider the information on the following link.

indilib.org/forum/mounts/3781-sky-watche...rking-unparking.html

Currently, Skywatcher Alt - Az driver thinks that "Park" function and "Unpark" function are not working properly.

I can not use it unless I avoid that part, so I think that people who use this driver for the first time with INDI are confused.

The lack of the most important function is that position information has not been acquired since the mount is not synchronized with the north pole which is the home position when the driver is turned on. Since there is no positioning information, the position information does not operate properly in the initial state.

Since the EQMOD driver has acquired home position synchronization and position information, the parking function functions normally because the mount information is correctly stored.

Skywatcher Alt - I think that if you can synchronize the Arctic information where the Az driver is at the mount and home position, and reset the mount position information with the home position information, you can avoid the problem.
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