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Meridian Flip counter not counting down

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Hi All,

Meridian flip counter in Ekos not counting down anymore.
Result no meridian flip executed.
I'm using Onstep but i think this is not related to Onstep.
Anyone seeing this?
What to do about it?
11 months 2 weeks ago #78753

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11 months 1 week ago #78915

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That’s strange. Please post your logs for further investigation.
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11 months 1 week ago #78932

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I prepared a SD cart with a older version of stellarmate (1.5.1)
With this version the counter counts down as it should and the flip worked.
Then i updated the SD cart to the latest 1.6.1 version and the counter stopped again and no meridian flip.
Don't know what to do about it but it seems i'm the only one with this problem.

Maybe the next update will solve this.
In the mean time i will revert to using N.I.N.A instead of stellarmate.
11 months 5 days ago #78972

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I saw meridian flip countdown stop when I paused time in main kstars window. So maybe check that if main kstars planetary windows is running?
11 months 4 days ago #79025

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I checked that. Time is running in main kstars window.
When i slew to a star just east of the meridian, time left appears in ekos say 20min.
But it stays at 20min it never counts down.
This is with Stellarmate 1.6.1

I installed the new beta 1.7.0 on a second sd card.
Same behaviour.

On a 3rd sd card i installed version 1.5.1. That version works as it should.

These are all fresh installed cards.
I tested all 3 also with simulators running.
Then it works.
So my conclusion is that it has something to do with the OnStep driver.

 
Last edit: 11 months 2 days ago by Michael Siethoff.
11 months 2 days ago #79062

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I just downloaded the latest EKOS with INDI v1.9.4 and see a similar issue.  Numbers in the Mount tab aren't updating as previously, but sometimes randomly update.
Timer on KStars window is working.

Also using OnStep v4.24.
Last edit: 10 months 3 weeks ago by David Biggs.
10 months 3 weeks ago #79430

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I am still looking for the right post but maybe my issue is related. It has been working for me for a very long time, even 3.5.6 latest Build 2021-11-15T03:35:27Z

New setting last night, enabled "Fast Exposure" why? Because I use remote connectivity of Kstars and it takes about 10 to 15 secs to download to my remote computer. My preference is due to "Live Stacking" for streaming.

After enabling, as the Meridian flip approaches, it states "Waiting for Meridian Flip".

I went outside to check the mount but it kept taking images (DSLR clicking away).

Went back inside still said "Waiting for Meridian Flip"

I paused imaging, no go!
I stopped imaging, it immediately started to flip.

I then restarted the session. It crashed after that so I haven't gone back to check the issue.

Maybe it is related, I do not know, just at least I know what is the cause. I will check it tonight again.

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10 months 3 weeks ago #79464

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This is fixed in KStars 3.5.7, please try to update on 1.7.0 again.
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10 months 3 weeks ago #79480

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Hi Jasem, Any thoughts about my issue?
10 months 3 weeks ago #79492

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Did you update SM OS 1.7.0 today? I pushed updated KStars. Is the issue still there?
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10 months 3 weeks ago #79503

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Yes the issue is still there with Beta 1.7.0. with fresh sd card
I also checked 1.6.1 with fresh sd card. Problem is there also.
The only version that's working right is 1.5.5

Could this be a Onstep indi driver issue?
Last edit: 10 months 3 weeks ago by Michael Siethoff.
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