Hi John,

Just a follow-up to say that all seems to be working using my Sesto Senso 2. I have upgraded to 3.6.2, and tonight had some clear weather to test. I turned off 'AF backlash comp' in the autofocus panel, and added my backlash setting for the focuser in the INDI driver. The Linear 1 Pass now shows perfect curve-fits and the solutions correspond with the curve and the actual focuser position.
I really like this autofocus algorithm, so very happy that it now all works. Thank you for your persistence in finding a fix, John.

Willem Jan.

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I just upgraded to KStars 3.6.2 and now have access to the new Pegasus Uranus Meteo Station INDI driver. Excellent! That is a whole lot of info right there at your fingertips to monitor conditions.

There are however a few questions, mostly related to not understanding how the various measurements carry through to other parts of the application:
- In the observatory module, none of the values matches the ones from the INDI driver (either 'Sensors' or 'Environment' tab
- In the observatory module, there is no change in values if I select 'Pegasus UPB' (to which I have not plugged in the weather sensor) or 'Uranus Meteo sensor'
- Between INDI driver, Observatory and MountWizzard4, none of the Temperatures seem to match (see screenshot)







- MountWizzard4 seems to pickup the values from the 'Parameters' tab. Is it possible to add Pressure and Dewpoint to the Parameters tab? (see screenshot)







Do others experience the same?

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Hi Rob, just wondering if you had been able to find some time to look into this issue?

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Lately I have been experiencing some unexpected behaviour with target selection. If you do a goto in KStars, the name of the target does not always translate into Ekos. The slew usually works normal, but the name of the target does not always show up in Ekos. Normally this name populates areas like Name Prefix in camera module and Obj Name in solver solutions. For most purposes it is not too much of a problem, but after Meridian flip for example, it won't sync the target, so you can have deviations in exact positioning.
What is particularly strange is that sometimes it works, and sometimes it doesn't. What can I be doing wrong here?
Does anybody else experience something similar?

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Thanks Jasem, I will take the second option. Sooner than I thought. Great!

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Great! Any instructions on how to get from the .cpp and .h files on git to an installed driver in Ekos?

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Oh, wow, that sounds great!

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When asked about an INDI driver for the newly released Pegasus Astro Uranus Meteo station, the first response was that they were working on that. Most recent feedback from them is that @Jasem will be developing the driver? Jasem, I have the device so if you want help with testing, please let me know. A device driver can be tested without having to go in 'nightly build' mode, correct?

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Ken, unfortunately I could not get the daily builds to work, so I'm waiting for the release in January to benefit from the fix that John has created. In the meantime I can confirm that setting the backlash to 1 in the Ekos Focus Mechanics tab, as in John's second option, works as a great workaround in the meantime.

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Thank you Jerry and John for your suggestions. Right now the only computer I can experiment with is my actual 'production' computer and I don't feel confident enough to go any further installing the suggested script. Instead I was trying to go the Stellarmate route. Unfortunately it crashed at 99% update and after that does not start up anymore (not even after a fresh install of the OS...). I guess something happened with the microSD card.
Anyway, I think I'll leave this one for early January when the update comes out. For now there is the workaround with setting backlash to 1, and in the new release I can select the proper settings.
Thank you again John for all the work you put into solving this issue.

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Hi John, I think I'm getting a bit stuck with installing nightly builds. I have tried the set of commands from both here and here , but neither seems to alter anything about my setup. It remains the stable version 3.6.1 from 19 October.
That is also the feedback when I'm trying to install:
indi-full is already the newest version (1.9.9~202210191247~ubuntu20.04.1).
kstars-bleeding is already the newest version (6:3.6.1+202210191503~ubuntu20.04.1).


Do I need to uninstall the stable version first? Sounds a bit scary...
I've got a Pi with Stellarmate lying here as well. If I'm not mistaken in Stellarmate there is a switch to use nightly builds or not. Would that be an alternative for testing the new version?

Thanks, Willem Jan.

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Also in my situation filter names were intermittently (not) part of the FITS header. Just installed 3.6.1 and did a few test runs with both light and flat frames, and all filter names were perfectly added to the fits header. Just like Jasem is saying, it seems that this bug is fixed, thank you!
For those who want to manually add the filter name in the fits header, you may want to check out this PixInsight script . It's called BatchFITSKeywordEdit. You can load a whole list of files and add, edit or remove keywords like you wish.
Here is a screenshot:



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Thanks John, that looks good! I am currently traveling, but will try out as soon as I have a chance, probably early next week.

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Hi John, no, I have not disabled backlash on the main control. Next time I will try that, but anyway the workaround with backlash 1 works, so already very happy with that.
Yes, happy to test the new version. It has been a long time since I used a nightly build, so will have to figure that out, but I'm sure that can be done.

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