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INDI Library v1.8.3 Released (02 Jan 2020)

Minor monthly bugfix release with a new RainbowAstro mount driver and improved pier side simulation.

Parking position question

9 months 3 weeks ago
b4max
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Parking position question #37235
I was wondering if/why the parking position is in RA/Dec. I'd expect it to be in Alt/Az. Maybe I'm misunderstanding the concepts behind the different positions wrong. The terminology is unfortunately not always clear/the same. This is what I understand so far:

INDI/Ekos: Home Position == iOptron: Zero Position == celestial Pole (north or south)
INDI/Ekos: Parking Position == user defined Position (in the sky, aka not the spot on the wall to take a flat frame)

If I shut down at the end of the night and send the scope to park, I'd end up with the scope differently depending on the time of the shutdown. I haven't verified this yet because I'm afraid to crash the scope into the tripod...

Can somebody please shed more light on this topic?
Thanks, Max

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9 months 2 weeks ago
knro
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Parking position question #37339
You're correct. The ZEQ25 based drivers use AZ/ALT for parking, but the rest weren't migrated to that yet.

I'll send you details for how to test the branch where this driver resides so it will affect other users until it's fully tested.

Jasem Mutlaq
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9 months 2 weeks ago
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Parking position question #37351
I guess you meant "so it won't affect other users"... ;-) Please share the git branch or where you're working on this. I'm using the indi_ieq_telescope driver with my iOptron CEM25p at the moment. Thanks!

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9 months 2 weeks ago
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Parking position question #37409
Please git pull from master and compile and test.

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9 months 3 days ago
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Parking position question #38024
huh, looks like my first reply didn't make it. Sorry about that. It works as expected :-) An option for improvement:
Disable tracking when parking to an Alt/Az position. At the moment tracking stays enabled

Thanks for the implementation!!

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