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INDI Library v1.8.1 Released (09 Sep 2019)

Monthly maintenance release INDI v1.8.1

Wish: Alignment - Slew to Target sync point cleanup.

2 weeks 4 days ago
Ihoujin
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Wish: Alignment - Slew to Target sync point cleanup. #45181
When using the alignment module to center a target a lot of sync points can be generated in a small area. Each one carries a weight and can make it difficult for the mount to correct the remaining pointing error. My experience is with the EQMod Driver for SW HEQ5 Pro. Targeting might improve if sync points within the immediate vicinity get automatically deleted, say any old points 1°-2° apart.

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INDI/KStars on Raspberry Pi 3B+
Lubuntu 16.04
Skywatcher HEQ5 Pro Mount
Canon 600D Camera
Orion SSAG @280mm Guide Scope
PHD2
Adafruit Motor Hat shield
Adafruit GPS Module
Generic Bluetooth Joystick.
Startech 7 port powered USB Hub.

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2 weeks 1 day ago
jpaana
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Wish: Alignment - Slew to Target sync point cleanup. #45286
For EQMod specifically setting Alignment Mode in Align tab of the driver to Nearest Point seems to help as it then only uses the closest point so the others don't interfere. I've used that mode for a few years first on HEQ5 and now EQ8 and haven't had issues with pointing accuracy.

Remote observatory running Ubuntu 19.10 x64 with ScopeDome 2M, Skywatcher EQ8 and HEQ5, TS 8" RC, Atik 383L+, ASI178MC, ASI120MM-S, SX Lodestar X2, SX USB wheel with OAG, ZWO EAF, USB_Focus V3, Gemini SnapCap, USB_DewPoint, KomaHub

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2 weeks 7 hours ago
universalmaster
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Wish: Alignment - Slew to Target sync point cleanup. #45340
Dear jpaana,

Could you share your eqmod alignment and sync settings? I'm having trouble keeping my allignment working, once ekos starts adding points. It works fine initially for one target, but if I slew far away it will often be way off and sometimes never converge to the target but go-to back and forth jumping over the target....

My problem sounds like something the proposed feature would eliminate.

Clear skies!

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