That doesn't work John. The moonlight Litecrawler has no backlash setting in the INDI control, so the setting you describe above is GREYED out on my system. That means I can not stop EKOS from applying it's default backlash setting. When you enter ZERO in the above setting, EKOS still applies a default backlash amount. That is why the AF Backlash Comp setting was created - which turned off backlash completely. That button is gone - so I still have a default backlash applied even though the setting in the mechanics panel is zero - and greyed out.
I tried again last night to verify. This new version still applies a backlash amount and I cant stop it.
In the focus module, the button to NOT use any backlash is missing,
I use the Moonlite Litecrawler which has no backlash - and a button was added before to allow me to not have any.
But I see now that a minimum of 100 steps is used when the setting is set yo zero. I can live with that, but was wondering why we can't have zero anymore?
I had a sequence take 30 images flawlessly.
Now I want to re-load the same sequence file and run it again, but EKOS tells me that it is done, and I can't see how to reset the sequence back to zero.
Is there a way?
It's been two hours now, and absolutely zero issues. I have slewed to several targets, rotated, focused, calibrated the guider, guided, changed filters, and took lots of images. Zero issues. I'll run it all night, including a sequence to run from 1AM to 5:30AM.
I managed to have great skies again, and captured M1 in HOO with RGB colored stars.
Thanks Rob. I'll test tonight!
When using the scheduler EKOS often needs to recalibrate the guider since I use an auto-rotator. But EKOS calibrates wherever the mount is pointing, which often is not ideal. The best place in the sky to calibrate is near the meridian and celestial equator - on the same side of the meridian as the target. I nice feature would be to have an option to allow EKOS to slew to this ideal part of the sky to calibrate and then slew back to the target to re-align, start guiding and imaging.
I was running a sequence tonight, which was continuing where I left off last night,
Last night I had grabbed 11 images in the first job, before I quite for the night,
So tonight I started up the saved sequence and continued.
First, I noticed in the sequencer that it showed zero images had been taken. It doesn't remember that 11 had been done last night.
I did notice however, that when my image files saved tonight, the image counter showed the previous images had been saved - so it resumed the count from 12. Perfect.
But the job counter in the sequencer remained at zero - while new images were being added. That counter never updates.