When launching this latest OSX beta, I noticed that EKOS did not bring over my previous saved directory path for my astrometry index files.
My observatory computer is named "nmcosmos" so the path that holds my astrometry files is: /Users/nmcosmos/Library/Application Support/kstars/astrometry
But when I launch the latest build it reverts to "/Users/nmcosmos/Library/Application Support/astrometry" missing the /KStars/ folder I have in my Application Support directory.
Once I edited this to show the correct path, it now works fine. This could cause some confusion to other users if left as is.
Ok, I'll add a new thread after I do some more investigation.
Yes, I made a mistake with my description, which is why Jasem made his comment. I meant "Capture and Solve", which is NOT supposed to move the rotator as far as I know. It never did before, only "Load and slew" did.
I downloaded the OSX build dates 27 May and notes two issues before I quit it.
1. Immediately after selecting Calculate and Slew, EKOS set my rotator to 360. This was unexpected, as normally it only rotates with LOAD and slew. I had never seen this action before.
2. Once it did the above, It no longer saw any of my plate solving index files. I assume it just lost the link to their location, but I don’t know why. No other previous version of KStars OSX did that.
As the night was clear and I needed to finish a target, I quit this version and launched one from May 11, which worked perfectly.
I’ll go back in and see if I can figure out what happened to the solver index files later today.
The MacOSX nightly is broke again. May27th works, but the 28th has failed to build again.
Yes, I can either use load and slew to an image taken before the flip or I simply have EKOS rotate my rotator 180 degrees. Either way does the same thing and it will give me the same guide stars as before the flip.
Ok, but that bug worked well to allow us to maintain the same guide stars. It would be a neat option to have.
Usually after a meridian flip I prefer to have EKOS NOT rotate my camera. Jasem fixed EKOS about 6 months ago to stop it from automatically rotating after a flip.
But sometimes (this week for example) I have found that after a flip, that I no longer had suitable guide stars in my OAG. So I would have to go in and manually rotate the camera 180 degrees to get my original guide stars back.
Can we have an OPTION (check box for example) to have EKOS rotate the camera 180 degrees after a flip? Usually I would not need this, but if I have great guide stars, it would be ideal to keep them. Thus is especially important with narrow FOV scopes like the C11.
I want to help test new features - but the factory has been broken since May 11th.
Great! I just saw that the latest nightly in the MacOSX Binary factory was may 11. I'll download it tonight.