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INDI Library v1.8.0 is Released (27 Jul 2019)

INDI Library v1.8.0 is mostly a maintenance release to fix a few bugs in several drivers.

EQMod alignment

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EQMod alignment was created by okhoydal

Hi,
I recently got my Stellarmate and set up my equipment. Most things work, but I have some problems.
I have a Skywatcher AZ-EQ6 mount connected with EQdir.
The scope is set up at parking positition pointing at NCP.
When I unpark and ask the mount to slew to a star, it slews to a position 45 degrees further to the west.
I have double and triple checked that my observatory coordinates are correct, and that time zone and dst is set correctly.
My quick fix is to define a dummy location 45 degrees west of my actual location. This works, but it looks a bit stupid...

Any ideas what can be wrong?
8 months 4 weeks ago #31934

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Replied by okhoydal on topic EQMod alignment

Update:
I'm running Kstars/Ekos on Windows 10 laptop. Indi-server in Stellarmate.
8 months 4 weeks ago #31939

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Replied by Lichtagent on topic EQMod alignment

Hi Okhoydal (why does no one in this forum sign a post with their real name???)

please have a look at the following thread:

Thread EQ6-R parking problem

From my own experience and the information posted within the tread mentioned above I suppose that you didn't define your parking position in INDI.
To do this go in the EQMod preferences in the INDI-settings and look for the site management tab.
Get your mount in the "standard parking position" (weights down, telescope ponting towards the celestial pole) and hit default and write data.

After this I hope your accuracy will increase.

Hope to hear from you...

Cheers & CS Chris
8 months 4 weeks ago #31945

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Replied by knro on topic EQMod alignment

Please enable the verbose logs (see signature) for INDI+Mount and post them here. You already checked the usual culprits (location + time) but the logs should shed more light on the issue.
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8 months 4 weeks ago #31947

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Replied by knro on topic EQMod alignment

Lichtagent wrote: Hi Okhoydal (why does no one in this forum sign a post with their real name???)

please have a look at the following thread:

Thread EQ6-R parking problem

From my own experience and the information posted within the tread mentioned above I suppose that you didn't define your parking position in INDI.
To do this go in the EQMod preferences in the INDI-settings and look for the site management tab.
Get your mount in the "standard parking position" (weights down, telescope ponting towards the celestial pole) and hit default and write data.

After this I hope your accuracy will increase.

Hope to hear from you...

Cheers & CS Chris


If this indeed turns out to be the issue, then I'll update the driver to instruct this for a first-time setup.
Jasem Mutlaq
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8 months 4 weeks ago #31948

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Replied by okhoydal on topic EQMod alignment

Thanks Chris and Jasem!

I followed your advice and had success!
The exact steps I had to perform was in the EQMod site management menu for Park Options: click Current, then Default and then Write data.
After that I went to the Options tab and clicked Configuration Save.

Since its now daylight, I put on solar filter and selected target Sun and clicked GoTo.
The mount slewed nicely to the correct region of the sky, parts of the sun was within the FOV of the scope.

So I suppose you don't need any log files Jasem?

Thanks a lot for quick and good help!

Cheers, Odd
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8 months 4 weeks ago #31954

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Replied by knro on topic EQMod alignment

Odd,

No need thanks. But I'd like you to test a fix I just pushed. If you can compile from GIT, you can do it now, or just wait for the next update. Please delete ~/.indi/ParkData.xml and ~/.indi/EQMod* files, then start the driver normally, but don't do the park steps at all. Can you use the mount normally now?
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Replied by okhoydal on topic EQMod alignment

Think I want to wait for an update being published :-)

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Replied by surdelmavo on topic EQMod alignment

okhoydal wrote: Hi,
I recently got my Stellarmate and set up my equipment. Most things work, but I have some problems.
I have a Skywatcher AZ-EQ6 mount connected with EQdir.
The scope is set up at parking positition pointing at NCP.
When I unpark and ask the mount to slew to a star, it slews to a position 45 degrees further to the west.
I have double and triple checked that my observatory coordinates are correct, and that time zone and dst is set correctly.
My quick fix is to define a dummy location 45 degrees west of my actual location. This works, but it looks a bit stupid...

Any ideas what can be wrong?


I'm running Kstars/Ekos on Windows 10 laptop. Indi-server in Stellarmate.
8 months 3 weeks ago #32247

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Replied by knro on topic EQMod alignment

surdelmavo wrote:

okhoydal wrote: Hi,
I recently got my Stellarmate and set up my equipment. Most things work, but I have some problems.
I have a Skywatcher AZ-EQ6 mount connected with EQdir.
The scope is set up at parking positition pointing at NCP.
When I unpark and ask the mount to slew to a star, it slews to a position 45 degrees further to the west.
I have double and triple checked that my observatory coordinates are correct, and that time zone and dst is set correctly.
My quick fix is to define a dummy location 45 degrees west of my actual location. This works, but it looks a bit stupid...

Any ideas what can be wrong?


I'm running Kstars/Ekos on Windows 10 laptop. Indi-server in Stellarmate.


More details please?
Jasem Mutlaq
Support INDI & Ekos; Get StellarMate Astrophotography Gadget.
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