Right, the SYnscan driver is only for those who do not have EQDir cable. If you know anyone using Synscan like that, stop and ask them to get a cable!
At any rate, this driver is for this group of users. no driver version checking is done. Now there are two drivers "Synscan" and "Synscan Legacy". Testing is required for "Synscan".
I just pushed a new Synscan driver that I tested with HEQ5 and AZ GTi so theoretically it should work on both EQ and AZALT mounts.
The new synscan driver name is the same "Synscan". The older driver is retained in case the new driver does not work for you. The older driver is renamed to Synscan Legacy.
The code is in GIT and it should be available later tonight in the nightly INDI builds. Feedback & testing are highly appreciated.
The new driver supports:
1. Custom parking
2. Custom Slew rates
Ok I just asked Thomas if he can add this feature to the INDI driver as well. Regarding the speed, I'm working on a new websocket based solution that should help with the frame rates. Now if I can finish the new Synscan driver...
and how can this be done in libgphoto2? that's the question
In Addition to what Wouter mentioned above, I'd like to add this:
1. If you are using Ekos on a PC/Mac and connecting to StellarMate remotely, then you need to select "Astrometry" driver in your equipment profile. Then in Ekos Align module, select "Remote" as the solver.
2. If you are using Ekos ON StellarMate, then simply select "Offline" in the Align module.
Interesting idea, thanks for sharing.
I tried to work on the idea on controlling two CCDs at the same time (it was requested several times), but even that is quite challenging and would require quite a bit of rework. If we plan to add support for controlling multiple items, then it needs to be done for N items, not just two or three, but any arbitrary number. Different cameras also have different downloading times, so the scheduler/sequence have to wait until the slowest one finishes before it can move forward.
In KStars, you can assign Driver Aliases from the Custom Drivers tool. It's found in Tools --> Devices --> Custom Drivers. Here you can assign as many aliases as you want and then select them from Ekos. For managing different users, there is no solution currently to handle this in KStars. One would is to have each of time a different account on a Linux machine so they have to login to have their own settings applied.
How about when you issue motion West/East command via the INDI or mount control panel, what happens to the RA reading?
I saw this issue yesterday with Patrick as we tried the new Ekos Polar Alignment Assistant tool that uses West/East command to move the mount.
So the RA would increases if we slew EAST, and decrease if we slew WEST.
East --> RA+
West --> RA-
This is the expected behavior. However, iOptron CEM60 (and anything based on the ieq driver) behaves the exact opposite of this. Is there some explanation for this?
It's not necessary to use the mobile app, it's just for first time setup. Can you SSH to StellarMate?
If you connect to HDMI monitor, what do you see?
The quickest way to solve is is to delete userdb.sqlite file from (~/.local/share/kstars) if you're on Linux, or AppData if you're on Windows. Be warned this will delete all settings.
I'm now working on writing a completely new Synscan driver.. though it beats me why Synscan users won't just get a cable and use EQMod driver.
At any rate, the existing driver will be renamed to legacy, and this will be the standard. It will support custom slew rates and guiding. Maybe in a week.