Derek created a new topic ' PEC playback enable option in iOptron driver' in the forum. yesterday

Would it be possible to add switches to the ioptron CEM120 driver to switch on PEC playback as well as start a PEC recording.
It could be difficult though as the driver would have to disable them for EC and EC2 mounts because they don't have (or need) PEC

According to this doc www.ioptron.com/v/ASCOM/RS-232_Command_Language2014V3.pdf the commands are as below.
Command: “:SPR0#” or “:SPR1#”
Response: “1”
These commands set the status of PE recording. “0” stands for stop recording PE, “1” stands for
start recording PE.
Note: This command only available in non-encoder version of equatorial mount.
Command: “:SPP0#” or “:SPP1#”
Response: “1”
These commands set the status of PEC playback. “0” stands for PEC playback OFF, “1” stands for
PEC playback ON.
Note: This command only available in non-encoder version of equatorial mount.

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Derek replied to the topic 'Has anyone used the new iOptron Firmware with the INDI drivers?' in the forum. yesterday

For me I currently park point at the east horizon (see live here 52-8.xyz/images/telemetry/snapshot.jpg ) but it sounds like a good idea with the switch. However this switch would only apply if you park pointing north? Maybe a help popup description on the switches to explain this may help future users and avoid confusion.
Derek

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Derek replied to the topic 'infinite loop focusing' in the forum. 3 days ago

Great!! Thanks Wolfgang.
Derek

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Derek replied to the topic 'infinite loop focusing' in the forum. 3 days ago

Awesome, thanks a million!!!

I also noticed a small commented out block where it sets isInSequenceFocus, not sure if that could be something. Although, like you say, It seems it does not get to this line.

isInSequenceFocus = (m_AutoFocusReady && autofocusCheck->isChecked()/* && HFRPixels->value() > 0*/);

Derek

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Derek replied to the topic 'infinite loop focusing' in the forum. 4 days ago

Wolfgang / Eric,

Thanks for looking at this. Yes I generally use the HFR limit in the sequence and also I generally always bin 2x2 both in the capture and focus. I've always done this and never had a problem. 2x2 gives a better image scale for photometry with my camera/scope.

The sequence file I used was 'old' as in I have a library of them saved for the last year or more that I use. I've attached it here too (renamed to .txt because of forum restrictions)

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File Name: 100x60PV.esq.txt
File Size: 1 KB

This sequence used to work fine until I recently did an apt-get update & upgrade and have this problem since.

I've also attached the log from the time of the video. Although I was doing a lot of 'messing' trying to fix it. Switching on/off the in-sequence HFR, switchin on/off in-sequence-guide limit.
I think its around 23:50:11.... There are probably a few attempts in this log file as I was stopping/starting desperately trying to fix it :-)
Maybe try `cat log_23-31-49.txt | grep 'In-sequence focusing'` to see the times

I'm going to have a look at the code later to see if I can figure it out?

BTW: This is just a hunch but is it possible that there is something around floating point numbers and rounding?
Previously when I focus (2x2 bin) on nights of good seeing my hfr would be about 0.95 and on nights of poor seeing it would be 1.23 or something like that.
However now I noticed its always rounded to 1....

Derek

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File Name: log_23-31-49.txt
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Derek replied to the topic 'infinite loop focusing' in the forum. 5 days ago

I've reproduced this problem again just now under clear skies. I tried with the simulators but couldnt seem to reproduce it.
I've increased the logging level and attached logs. It captured 1 image out of my sequence, then gets stuck in a focusing loop.

I also tried to avoid using the scheduler. I closed EKOS and kstars, opened up again and instead of using the scheduler, just used the guide, focus and captue panels in EKOS. I get the same result. Captures 1 and then gets stuck in a focus loop.

Anyone have any ideas of what I could be doing wrong?

Thanks
Derek

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File Name: log_22-12-18.txt
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