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INDI Library v1.9.5 Released (08 Mar 2022)

Bi-monthly INDI Library released with new drivers and bug fixes.

Scheduler feature?

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I continue to be impressed with the latest release of StellarMate OS... so much that I decided to give the Scheduler module a try.  It was very successful!  I had a few interruptions due to passing clouds and it handled the guiding abort and restart fine.  Very impressed!

One question and/or request for improvement.  When the clouds passed and guiding/capturing resumed, the alignment was a bit off due to mount drift.  Is there a option or switch that will force plate solving after an abort?  If not, could a switch be added to the "options" to force a plate solve?

Thanks!

Ron
Mounts: Sky-Watcher EQ6-R Pro, Meade LX85, Celestron NexStar Evolution Alt/Az
OTAs: Celestron 8" Edge HD w/Celestron Focus Motor, Meade 80mm APO Triplet Refractor w/ZWO EAF
Cameras: ASI533MC Pro, ASI183MC Pro, ASI224MC, ASI120MC-S, ZWO ASI290MM
Raspberry Pi 4 with Stellarmate OS, MacBook Pro
11 months 2 weeks ago #71817

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I believe this is still trying ot be worked out. the current solution for the time being is to create multiple jobs in the scheduler for the same target and set it to force realignment on every job. This way it will constantly realign during the night. Not perfect but it works for now. 
Mount: Skywatcher HEQ5 Pro | Main Scope: William Optics GT81 | Guide Scope: ZWO OAG | Imaging Camera: ZWO ASI183MM Pro | Guiding Camera: ASI120MM-Mini | Accessories: ZWO EAF, ZWO EFW 8 x 1.25", Pegasus Pocket Powerbox advance, RPi4

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11 months 2 weeks ago #71891

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Replied by Ron Clanton on topic Scheduler feature?

That's a great idea!  I could foresee creating 2 hour chunks and having each one re-align/plate solve, focus and initiate guiding with the scheduler.  Then I could remove the auto-focus command in the capture sequence.

As an alternative, I guess I could create just one sequence and set it to repeat until terminated.  Would that do the same thing?

While not perfect, it should work.

Thanks!

Ron
Mounts: Sky-Watcher EQ6-R Pro, Meade LX85, Celestron NexStar Evolution Alt/Az
OTAs: Celestron 8" Edge HD w/Celestron Focus Motor, Meade 80mm APO Triplet Refractor w/ZWO EAF
Cameras: ASI533MC Pro, ASI183MC Pro, ASI224MC, ASI120MC-S, ZWO ASI290MM
Raspberry Pi 4 with Stellarmate OS, MacBook Pro
11 months 2 weeks ago #71897

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