Magnus Larsson replied to the topic 'ASTAP astrometry integration' in the forum. 3 weeks ago

Hi!

Great! Does that mean that it should be available in nightly? (couldn't find it yesterday when updating)

Magnus

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Magnus Larsson created a new topic ' Meridian flip - when active and when inactive?' in the forum. 1 month ago

Hi!

A question about the Meridian Flip, that is now in the mount tab in Ekos (and very much clearer!): I notice that it sometimes is "inactive" and sometimes it seems active and says when there will be a MF. What makes it active and inactive? I belive I do te same things... And I'd much like it to be active, but don't see how I change inactive to active.

Magnus

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Magnus Larsson created a new topic ' Kstars crashes when taking flats' in the forum. 2 months ago

Hi!

I had a new issue today. Trying to take automated flats, Kstars repeatedly crashed when trying to download and open first sub in Fits viewer. I tried disable showing subs in Fits viewer but it kept opening up and then crashing. Here's the last attempt in the log. What is going on here?

Magnus

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Magnus Larsson replied to the topic '"NO WCS info"?' in the forum. 2 months ago

Hi!

Offline solver, Stellarmate OS. I made several solves, still no WCS. I've turned logging on, so can post log next time.

Magnus

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Magnus Larsson created a new topic ' "NO WCS info"?' in the forum. 2 months ago

Hi!

I'm using the offline solver for alignment, but recently, there is no WCS info, even when I have done several alignments. I'm using a fresh install of Stellarmate, updated today. Am I missing a setting somewhere? I used to get WSC info previously... And this far, I haven't found a setting I've missed, but there must be something. Anyone can point me in the right direction?

Magnus

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Magnus Larsson created a new topic ' Where to set focus offset for different filters?' in the forum. 3 months ago

Hi!

I just have got my first filter wheel. And now I'm beginning to play with it. So I am wondering about focusing - should there not be a place to set a "focus offset" between filters, so I can use the L filter to focus and then capture with, say, Ha? If so, where is this setting?

Magnus

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Magnus Larsson replied to the topic 'Unrequested meridian flip through capture module?' in the forum. 6 months ago

Hi!
No, the mount did not flip. No movement at the mount at all. If I got it right, Ekos issues a goto to present coordinates. THe mount is already there, so no movement, none at all, as I recall.

No I don't remember the RA position on the RA tab. But Ekos had slewed to and aligned on M51, and it is really M51 on the subs, so in some sense coordinates were right. And the "icon" on the map, showing the position og the telescope, was right on M51.

And sorry, I don't remember the message during the "flip" more than it started post-flip align. But aren't those messages in the log file?

Hope this helps....

Magnus

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Magnus Larsson replied to the topic 'Unrequested meridian flip through capture module?' in the forum. 7 months ago

Hi!

Here is my sequence file that I used for that scheduler job last night.

I can not confirm the RA-values, since it was yesterday, but I can confirm that the telescope was imaging M51, the scheduler was targeting M51, and since it was M51 on the subs, it was pointing in the right direction. I can confirm that the value for MF (whether 0.3 or 0.4, I don't remember) as set both in the mount and the capture module, when the sequence was loaded (setting it in capture makes it be checked in mount too, and with the same value, at least for me....?)

I can confirm that despite the setting of MF to occur at HA 0.3, it did initiate a flip at about HA -01:24, read from the mount tab. SO: mount tab showed HA -01:24, and MF at HA 0.3.

I will not be doing much more of this for some time now, since my garden will be dug up and remade... and that is where I'm imaging from.. but I'll hang around here and try to be of help even so.

Best,

Magnus

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Magnus Larsson replied to the topic 'Unrequested meridian flip through capture module?' in the forum. 7 months ago

Hi!

Yes, MF was enabled in the capture job enabled by the scheduler in last night's job. It was highly intentional. But it initiated an MF at a very strange time, long before the HA of 0.3 (I think) that I had set.

Magnus

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Magnus Larsson replied to the topic 'Unrequested meridian flip through capture module?' in the forum. 7 months ago

Hi!

I got another one now. I have set MF in capture module, and saved the sequence. THen running via Scheduler. It is set to do a MF at HA 0.30. At HA -01:24, it tries to flip. Mount does not flip of course.

Checkbox checked both in capture and mount module. 0.30. But what happens is an attempted flip at 01:24. Much much too early. I have no idea whatsoever of why it tries to flip.

Log attached.

Magnus

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Magnus Larsson replied to the topic 'Re:Re:Re:Re:How to schedule two objects based on time?' in the forum. 7 months ago

Hi!

Thanks, I will try that.

So, you set a finishing time for the first job. Just to understand the paramters then: Would it then be possible to have a longer sequence, that does not finish its first run, before the finishing time? Not that I see any immediate benefit from doing so, just thinking.

Magnus

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Magnus Larsson replied to the topic 'Re:Re:Re:How to schedule two objects based on time?' in the forum. 7 months ago

Hi!

OK. I find it a bit difficult to both describe and be clear about my issues, partly because I so far don't know how to test other than at night (when twilight is a real restriction) and it takes time to wait the process out, and I want to spend time imaging ... :)

But: my idea has been to have
job 1: start when twilight is over (using the twilight restriction for start of the job
- be long so I use the whole time a long first job (50 exposures of 300 secs
- and to be interrupted by the second
job 2: I would want this when the object rises above 38 degrees, and then interrupt the first job.
- to keep going until dawn and be interrupted by the twilight restriction

So I use sequence files for both that contains 50 exposures - that streteches beyond the calculated end points.

But it invariably renders the second job invalid. So I guess I would need either to understand why, and/or to have another strategy to accomplish the same thing.

As a side comment: the start-end-restrictions I use seem to apply to both jobs, in Stable. THat is, double clicking on the job shows the same settings for both jobs, even though only the second should have the 38 degrees startup paramater.

Does it help if I produce a log file, does that add to this? But I mean, the log file does not contain the "invalid" because I never run it in that state.

Magnus

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Magnus Larsson replied to the topic 'Re:Re:How to schedule two objects based on time?' in the forum. 7 months ago

Hi!

Just noted that on my R-Pi running stable (not nightly), scheduler starts immediately, ignoring the "Twilight" constraint. So I shifted to a SD-card with Stellarmate and Nightly, and now it respects the twilight constraint.

Could my problems above be related to having all happened on Stable, rather than Nightly?

Magnus

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Magnus Larsson replied to the topic 'Re:Re:How to schedule two objects based on time?' in the forum. 7 months ago

Hi!

OK, so here is a file for 2 jobs. First scheduled to stop at 2.30 am, second to start at 2.40 am. Then there is the twilight restriction - I'd like the mount to park at dawn. But second job is rendered invalid. WHat do I do wrong here?

Magnus

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