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INDI Library v1.8.5 Released (19 Apr 2020)

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

EQMod Enforce counterweights up tweak.

1 year 4 months ago
Ihoujin
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EQMod Enforce counterweights up tweak. #34236
I was playing with the enforce counterweights up feature and can definitely see how I might use it to start imaging a target when it is only a little before culmination and save a flip. But while that is very handy on the East side of the meridian, it is probably unnecessary, if not counterproductive, on the West. The setting is currently indiscriminate of which pier side is raised. That causes slews in the west just after culmination to direct the mount into a position that necessitates a flip, calling for additional steps to toggle off the feature and re-target.

Can it be changed to only function on the East side?

Thank you.

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EQMod Enforce counterweights up tweak. #34251
This was changed recently (in github.com/indilib/indi/pull/814 ) and now you specify target pier side which works like you describe, ie. setting target pier side to east it keeps the scope on the east side for both targets to the west and also up to an hour to the east.

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1 year 3 months ago
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EQMod Enforce counterweights up tweak. #34279
That's great, now if only I could find where target pier side setting is hiding.

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Raspbian Buster with AstroPi3 script configuration
Skywatcher HEQ5 Pro Mount
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PHD2
Adafruit Motor Hat shield
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Startech 7 port powered USB Hub.

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1 year 3 months ago
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EQMod Enforce counterweights up tweak. #34340
Is this change not in the stable release yet? I don't use the nightly builds, so I'm wondering if that why I can not find it.

INDI/KStars on Raspberry Pi 4, 4gb
Raspbian Buster with AstroPi3 script configuration
Skywatcher HEQ5 Pro Mount
Canon 600D Camera
Orion SSAG/ASI120mm @280mm Guide Scope
PHD2
Adafruit Motor Hat shield
Adafruit GPS Module
Generic Bluetooth Joystick.
Startech 7 port powered USB Hub.

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1 year 3 months ago
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EQMod Enforce counterweights up tweak. #34350
Probably not in stable yet, and if you still have the old force counter weight up option, then it doesn't have the new one which replaced it.

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