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April 2020 release of INDI Library v1.8.5 introduces new drivers while providing fixes and improvements to existing devices and core framework.

Avalon Driver Setup

1 year 7 months 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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1 year 6 months 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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1 year 6 months ago
knro
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Avalon Driver Setup #32656
Great! Looking forward to the PR!

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1 year 6 months 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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1 year 6 months 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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1 year 6 months ago
knro
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Avalon Driver Setup #33041
Great work. Awaiting your PR! :D

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1 year 6 months 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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1 year 6 months ago
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Avalon Driver Setup #33351
Oppps my mistake. I was copying the build recipe from EQMod and forgot to change one variable. Ok wait a couple of hours for a rebuild.

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1 year 6 months ago
NicD
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Avalon Driver Setup #33354
Awesome! Now it works. Thanks for the quick fix.

Un-/parking and slewing works like a charm. I will test centering, syncing, tracking and guiding next time we get clear skies. I had some issues with the focuser, though. It is an Avalon FOCS connected to AUX1 of the mount. Indi doesn't seem to read the position. It stays at 0 when it moves out, and then doesn't allow me to move back in. But I only tested it for 5 minutes. I'll try again later.

Nic

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1 year 6 months ago
sterne-jaeger
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Avalon Driver Setup #33355
Hi Nic,
the Avalon FOCS interface is at a very early stage. Since I do not own an Avalon FOCS, I cannot test and fix it yet. But I will try to contact the author of the focuser code.
- Wolfgang

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1 year 6 months ago
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Avalon Driver Setup #33358
Hi Wolfgang,

That would be fantastic. You guys are awesome! Let me know if I can be of any assistance.

Nic

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1 year 6 months ago
sterne-jaeger
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Avalon Driver Setup #33360
Could you please post the corresponding log file? I should sit unter ~/.local/share/kstars/logs

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