Wolfgang Reissenberger replied to the topic 'Pausing a sequence doesn't work :(' in the forum. 3 days ago

Problem solved, I submitted a fix: https://phabricator.kde.org/D22013

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Wolfgang Reissenberger replied to the topic 'Pausing a sequence doesn't work :(' in the forum. 3 days ago

OK, problem confirmed, this is a bug. No matter where you are pointing to, the Capture module claims that a meridian flip was taking place when it paused.

- Wolfgang

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Wolfgang Reissenberger replied to the topic 'Pausing a sequence doesn't work :(' in the forum. 3 days ago

Who decides to flip? The mount, or EKOS? I thought (only) the latter

Depends on your setting, your mount and the driver you use. Here you can find an explanation how the meridian flip works: indilib.org/forum/general/5296-mount-doe...dian-flip.html#40069

If, for whatever reason, the pointing was giving wrong info on the HA - why dit GOTO to the target work perfectly?

Because EKOS issued a re-alignment after the flip was completed. Did the pier side change?

I’ll check it with the simulators and pausing.

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Wolfgang Reissenberger replied to the topic 'Pausing a sequence doesn't work :(' in the forum. 3 days ago

Hi,
it looks like you stepped into a very special situation. You paused a sequence exactly at that time when the mount decided it was time to execute a meridian flip. Assuming that this was correct, the behavior in general is right:

  1. Wait until the sequence is finished, then pause and do the meridian flip.
  2. Re-align after the meridian flip - that's why you see "Aligning" in the Info tab.

What should not happen is that a paused sequence restarts automatically after a meridian flip. Can you reproduce this with Simulators?

Next point: EKOS executes only a meridian flip if the meridian flip is activated on the Mount tab. Are you really sure that the meridian flip on the Mount tab is deactivated?

So let's assume it was checked. But why did it start so early? As far as I understand, it was roughly 3h too early. So there must be something wrong with the location or the KStars time. Because the meridian flip is only executed when the HA of an object changes from a negative to a positive value.

Hope that helps
- Wolfgang

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Wolfgang Reissenberger replied to the topic 'PHD2: Settling failed event ignored' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

make install starts a build if necessary.

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Wolfgang Reissenberger replied to the topic 'Scheduler not starting' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

Hi Rob,
I can confirm, the test version of KStars 3.2.3 is working. I made a simulators based with slewing, focusing, alignment and capturing. Everything works as I am used from my Raspberry.

Wolfgang

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Wolfgang Reissenberger replied to the topic 'Mount doesn't complete the meridian flip' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

"Meridian flip running ..." and then "Meridian flip completed" and then "Status : inactive"

That's how I expected it. This means that the Ekos Mount controller executed a meridian flip, i.e. it issued a slew command to the position where it is currently pointing at.

Now it's up to the mount how it reacts - see the discussion above and the hint from Chris to turn off the meridian flip control in the hand controller. It looks like the mount itself does not see a necessity in changing the pier side, although the position it is pointing at is beyond the meridian.

- Wolfgang

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Wolfgang Reissenberger replied to the topic 'Mount doesn't complete the meridian flip' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

Hm, strange. Please post the logs.

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Wolfgang Reissenberger replied to the topic 'Mount doesn't complete the meridian flip' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

Is a capture sequence running? Planned means that the mount waits until the next capture is completed.

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Wolfgang Reissenberger replied to the topic 'PHD2: Settling failed event ignored' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

Is there anything I need to do to indi? Does that need building before/after your kstars?

Looks good, no, there is no need to do with INDI.

Since Jasem has already committed my diff, you could directly use the master branch from kstars GitHub .

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