Csaba Kertesz replied to the topic 'indi_skywatcherAltAzMount shown in wrong position' in the forum. 3 months ago

Most akkor mi van? :)

Can you elaborate a bit because I am lost what is failing and what is working?...

I tried these drivers only with a serial connection from my laptop, I never use Bluetooth or other wireless solutions because they are not 100 % reliable. However, I daily use the wedge version between a Skywatcher Merlin <-> Raspberry Pi3 via serial connection. It works like a charm.

Csaba

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Csaba Kertesz replied to the topic 'indi_skywatcherAltAzMount shown in wrong position' in the forum. 3 months ago

I have also a Virtuoso mount and I am the kinda maintainer-author of these drivers.

The indi_skywatcherAltAzMount driver crashes immediately when the serial connection is established at my side. I discourage to use this old driver, I would remove from the stack, but Jasem wanted to keep it around.

Please use the "Skywatcher Alt-Az Wedge" aka indi_skywatcherAltAzSimple driver. I don't see any positioning problem with this driver+Virtuoso. Just make sure in INDI Control Panel/Skywatcher Alt-Az Wedge:
- Wedge Mode set to Disabled.
- Don't use the parking functions if you don't need what I suppose the case.
- Naked eye or DSLR use? If the mount fails to track a star:
1. Raise Tracking Values if it falls behind.
2. Lower the Tracking Values if it goes ahead.
- With DSLR don't expect more than a few seconds of shots with the higher mag. lenses on this mount.

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Csaba Kertesz replied to the topic 'KStars Lite 4.0 does not start' in the forum. 8 months ago

Sathyakumar wrote: The same issue persists. I've downloaded the apk etc, but once again as NGC loads, it crashes. Any other solution?


I have built a bleeding-edge version for you now. It is working without crash. Here you can download, the debug package:
www.dropbox.com/s/a0bvrtwdtc3rt8r/QtApp-debug.apk?dl=0

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Csaba Kertesz replied to the topic 'KStars Lite 4.0 does not start' in the forum. 8 months ago

Yes because it is still the old, crashing version. Jasem did not upload the fixed version by some reason yet.

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Csaba Kertesz replied to the topic 'KStars Lite 4.0 does not start' in the forum. 2 years ago

Yeap, I fixed the build two days ago.

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Csaba Kertesz replied to the topic 'Autoguiding Star Adventurer |Ekos' in the forum. 2 years ago

tkottary wrote: Sorry I did not see the replies earlier. So the mount was able to connect but eqmod does not function properly.


Hi,

currently you can use the autoguiding by connecting a guiding camera with ST4 cable to the Star Adventurer and running PHD2. You must select "On Camera" in PHD2 for mount and then this program will do pulse guiding the Star Adventurer mount. You can use Drift Alignment in this setup with PHD2 if you can't see the Polaris from your observation site. That is what I do. In my case, I put a Skywatcher Merlin mount on the top of Adventurer for slewing to avoid manual fiddling with a ballhead.

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Csaba Kertesz replied to the topic 'Skywatcher AZ GTi with Ekos' in the forum. 2 years ago

I have to add extensive optional logging to this driver because the verbosity is not enough for diagnosis.

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Csaba Kertesz replied to the topic 'Skywatcher AZ GTi with Ekos' in the forum. 2 years ago

tkottary wrote: Below are the logs with Skywatcher Alt-Az Wedge driver with 192.168.4.1 11881 UDP settings.

[2018-08-14T22:54:02.538 PDT DEBG ][ org.kde.kstars.indi] - < Skywatcher Alt-Az Wedge >: < DEVICE_ADDRESS >
[2018-08-14T22:54:02.594 PDT DEBG ][ org.kde.kstars.indi] - < Skywatcher Alt-Az Wedge >: < CONNECTION_TYPE >
[2018-08-14T22:54:20.203 PDT DEBG ][ org.kde.kstars.indi] - Skywatcher Alt-Az Wedge : "[DEBUG] Connection successful, attempting handshake... "
[2018-08-14T22:54:20.203 PDT DEBG ][ org.kde.kstars.indi] - Skywatcher Alt-Az Wedge : "[SCOPE] SkywatcherAltAzSimple::Handshake "
[2018-08-14T22:54:20.207 PDT DEBG ][ org.kde.kstars.indi] - Skywatcher Alt-Az Wedge : "[SCOPE] InitMount "
[2018-08-14T22:54:20.207 PDT DEBG ][ org.kde.kstars.indi] - Skywatcher Alt-Az Wedge : "[SCOPE] CheckIfDCMotor "
[2018-08-14T22:54:25.198 PDT DEBG ][ org.kde.kstars.indi] - Skywatcher Alt-Az Wedge : "[SCOPE] SkywatcherAltAzSimple::Handshake - Result: 0 "
[2018-08-14T22:54:25.201 PDT DEBG ][ org.kde.kstars.indi] - Skywatcher Alt-Az Wedge : "[DEBUG] Handshake failed. "
[2018-08-14T22:54:25.202 PDT DEBG ][ org.kde.kstars.ekos] - Skywatcher Alt-Az Wedge is disconnected.


Is your mount in EQ mode when you get this backtrace? Because this driver does not support EQ mode at all.

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Csaba Kertesz replied to the topic 'Synscan coordinates differ from those of the solver' in the forum. 2 years ago

I checked the video and did some math with the results there, but I have no idea why RA update does not work. To be more weird, the results there do not make any sense. The RA jumps like random offset after syncing, but its update is identical to Dec in the protocol. I think this is a bug in the handset firmware, but strangely enough it works with my AltAz mount with V3 handset.

@Frank: KStars 2.9.6 was released a few days ago. Can you download to your Mac give a try? edu.kde.org/kstars/#download
I am the most curious what are your results now?
- Syncing works.
- RA does not sync, Dec syncs properly.
- None of them syncs properly.

If Frank is lucky, it is possible that this bug is present only in V4 handsets (kross has this version), but not in V3. I and Frank have this version.

Frank, let us now your experiences.

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Csaba Kertesz replied to the topic 'Synscan coordinates differ from those of the solver' in the forum. 2 years ago

Frank, please wait a bit, the issues are not fixed yet as you can read in the previous two posts.

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