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Avalon Driver Setup

1 year 2 weeks ago
Andyb7788
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Avalon Driver Setup #31797
I was able to successfully compile and install the driver. I also edited the drivers file too. Then connected the Linear to my laptop. I was able to connect to the mount from Ekos without an issue. I synced to the home position then picked a couple of starts in KStars and slewed to them both without any issues. This was indoors, but I could see the mount moved to the expected position to point at each star. I left the mount tracking for about 10 minutes. That was also fine. Finally I parked the mount and disconnected again no issues. So a successful test :-)

I'll test the guiding next. Is pulse guiding supported or should I use an ST4 cable? Also can I use the internal guider?

P.S I really appreciate the effort that has gone into the driver. I'm so pleased to be able to use the Avalon LInear with KStars and Ekos.

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Andy.

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1 year 2 weeks ago
kengs
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Avalon Driver Setup #31809
You can use pulse guiding. That's all I've ever tested it with. It should work with the internal guider but I use PHD2 myself.
Any issues or feature requests just post on the forum. I usually log in daily. Current work in progress is on some of the more esoteric features and also on Stargo focusing.
It would be nice to get the driver stabilised and fully incorporated into INDI

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Avalon M-Uno, EQ6 Pro, Atik420, ASI1600MM-C, ASI120MM-S, DBK21AU04, ZWO EFW, Optec TCFSi
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11 months 3 weeks ago
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Avalon Driver Setup #32533
Can the driver be included to INDI now?

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11 months 3 weeks ago
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Avalon Driver Setup #32544
I would think so. I've been using it for months now without issues. I'm working (slowly) on some of the less common functions but that should not stop mainstream use. Wolfgang is working on the focuser code so not sure where that is at.

Ubuntu 16.04 AMD64 VM, RPi3 Ubuntu Mate 16.04, Windows 10 AMD64, Ubuntu 16.04 AAEON UP Core
Avalon M-Uno, EQ6 Pro, Atik420, ASI1600MM-C, ASI120MM-S, DBK21AU04, ZWO EFW, Optec TCFSi
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11 months 3 weeks ago
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Avalon Driver Setup #32553
Can you please submit a PR to INDI for inclusion? Thanks!

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11 months 3 weeks ago
Jean-Jacques
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Avalon Driver Setup #32556
Hello,
I use tle avalonStarGo driver for a while, and I did not encounter any problem. I use the mount functions, not the focuser function.
I think it is a good idea to add now avalonstarGo driver to the main indi repository.
Thanks for the work.
Jean-Jacques

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11 months 3 weeks ago
sterne-jaeger
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Avalon Driver Setup #32629
Hi,
good to hear that the driver is working with others as well. I have been using it now for several months and the telescope part should be mature enough to be published.

Since I got support from Avalon during developing the driver, I would like to ask them for an OK to push it to the main repository. The next week I will be awfully busy, but Christmas holidays are in sight :-)

If you want to use the latest version, please checkout the ken-self-sync branch from my GitHub repository: github.com/sterne-jaeger/indi.git

Cheers
Wolfgang

TSA-120 + FSQ-85 + GSO 150/750 | Avalon Linear + M-zero | Moravian G2-8300 + ASI 1600mm pro + ASI 294mc pro | KStars/INDI on Raspberry Pi 4 with Raspbian 10
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11 months 2 weeks ago
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Avalon Driver Setup #32656
Great! Looking forward to the PR!

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11 months 2 weeks ago
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Avalon Driver Setup #32776
I got the OK from Avalon, so I will prepare the PR as announced. Since the weather is bad, there is plenty of time for programming...

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11 months 1 week ago
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Avalon Driver Setup #33034
Hi,
I am very close to a first public release, based on INDI V1.7.5. Please checkout the latest release on branch ken-self-sync: github.com/sterne-jaeger/indi.git

@kengs: I did some minor changes:
- bug fix for meridian flip
- tracking speed "Custom" removed. I want to stay close to the Windows StarGO implementation
- code cleanup

It would be great if you could test the latest release. I want to create a PR to the main INDI repository in the first week of January.

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11 months 1 week ago
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Avalon Driver Setup #33041
Great work. Awaiting your PR! :D

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11 months 1 day ago
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Avalon Driver Setup #33331
Hi,

I am trying to install the new Avalon StarGo driver on Ubuntu 18.04 using the nightly packages. However, I am getting error messages because "indi-avalon" wants to overwrite a file from "indi-eqmod". I can work around this by uninstalling indi-full and indi-eqmod, but the indi-avalon package indeed contains indi-eqmod files:
nic@astrofitlet:~$ dpkg -L indi-avalon
/.
/usr
/usr/bin
/usr/bin/indi_eqmod_telescope
/usr/share
/usr/share/doc
/usr/share/doc/indi-avalon
/usr/share/doc/indi-avalon/AUTHORS
/usr/share/doc/indi-avalon/README
/usr/share/doc/indi-avalon/changelog.gz
/usr/share/doc/indi-avalon/copyright
/usr/share/indi
/usr/share/indi/indi_align_sk.xml
/usr/share/indi/indi_eqmod.xml
/usr/share/indi/indi_eqmod_scope_limits_sk.xml
/usr/share/indi/indi_eqmod_simulator_sk.xml
/usr/share/indi/indi_eqmod_sk.xml
nic@astrofitlet:~$ apt-cache search indi-avalon
indi-avalon-dbg - INDI Avalon Stargo Driver.
indi-avalon - INDI Avalon Stargo Driver.

Is this correct or is the nightly indi-avalon package broken?
Nic

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