Wolfgang Reissenberger replied to the topic 'Meridian Flip Configuration' in the forum. yesterday

Pit, it sounds like there is a problem with the pointing model. This matches to the situation that Niki reported here .

Since the problem does not occur with my Avalon mount, it seems to be specific for some mounts.

- Wolfgang

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Wolfgang Reissenberger replied to the topic 'Cleanup with coordinates?' in the forum. yesterday

For example the Scheduler uses J2000 and Align module uses Jnow, the FITS viewer doesn't report what it uses. I also have problems analyzing the logs since log entries vary also.

Wouldn't it be better if we make it configurable and use it everywhere consistently.

It's not a big issue, but currently it's not optimally solved.

- Wolfgang

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Wolfgang Reissenberger replied to the topic 'Off-Centered After Flip' in the forum. yesterday

Currently we do not have a clear picture what happens. It would be great having a description and logs.

- Wolfgang

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Wolfgang Reissenberger created a new topic ' Cleanup with coordinates?' in the forum. 3 days ago

EKOS currently uses a variety of coordinates. Some are J2000, some are Jnow, and nowhere except for the mount control window there is an option to use both.
Am I the only one who finds this annoying Any ideas what is best to do?

- Wolfgang

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Wolfgang Reissenberger replied to the topic 'Meridian Flip Configuration' in the forum. 3 days ago

No new results so far. It might be either a specific style to use Kstars/EKOS or a driver problem.
I found a strange thing in Niki‘s logs. The last slew to a target and the target the MF uses for flipping differ! This might be also the case with your situation.
Could you please elaborate what you exactly did - and post your log?

-Wolfgang

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Wolfgang Reissenberger replied to the topic 'Meridian Flip Configuration' in the forum. 4 days ago

Hi Niki,
right, I am native German. But I think, for a broader audience we should stay with English.

I'll send you my email address by PN, then we could continue to talk in German :-)

- Wolfgang

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Wolfgang Reissenberger replied to the topic 'Meridian Flip Configuration' in the forum. 5 days ago

Hi Niki,
the meridian flip itself was running fine:

[2020-03-28T00:43:44.675 CET INFO ][     org.kde.kstars.ekos.mount] - Meridian flip: slewing to RA= "12h 46m 39s" DEC= " 42° 52' 29\""
[2020-03-28T00:44:31.677 CET INFO ][   org.kde.kstars.ekos.capture] - "Das Teleskop hat das Umschwenken am Meridian abgeschlossen."
[2020-03-28T00:44:31.693 CET INFO ][   org.kde.kstars.ekos.capture] - "Neue Ausrichtung nach dem Umschwenken wird durchgeführt ..."
[2020-03-28T00:44:50.459 CET INFO ][     org.kde.kstars.ekos.align] - "Solution coordinates: RA (12h 46m 38s) DEC ( 42° 51' 48\") Telescope Coordinates: RA (12h 44m 06s) DEC ( 32° 14' 45\")"
[2020-03-28T00:44:50.542 CET INFO ][   org.kde.kstars.ekos.capture] - "Die erneute Ausrichtung nach dem Umschwenken wurde erfolgreich abgeschlossen."

But after this, it looks like the scope moves. There is one warning in the log:
[2020-03-28T00:01:36.529 CET INFO ][           org.kde.kstars.indi] - EQMod Mount :  "[WARNING] Enforcing the pier side prevents a meridian flip and may lead to collisions of the telescope with obstacles. "

I'm not so familiar with EQ mounts. But if I get it right is, that you have a setting forcing the mount to stay on a certain pier side. This does not sound like a good idea for meridian flips.

- Wolfgang

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Wolfgang Reissenberger replied to the topic 'Meridian Flip Configuration' in the forum. 5 days ago

Hi Niki,
without logs it's not that easy. Could you please post the logs, I could take a look...

- Wolfgang

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