Andrey replied to the topic 'EQMOD trough AstroEQ : Sideral track KO' in the forum. 2 years ago

nikiosna wrote: Ok I can confirm that in this situation tracking doesn't start. I never experienced this because I almost always make a slew before the tracking.
In my logfile I parked and unparked the mount and then tracking works.
I don't know much about the eqmod-protocoll but I think that the mount says

[COMM] read_eqmod: \"=101\", 5 bytes read
when the tracking doesn't start
[COMM] read_eqmod: \"=301\", 5 bytes read
when it works

File Attachment:

File Name: log_09-12-16.txt
File Size: 290 KB


Thanks! I'll investigate source code github.com/indilib/indi/tree/master/3rdparty/indi-eqmod and github.com/TCWORLD/AstroEQ . Maybe I'll found a problem...

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Andrey replied to the topic 'EQMOD trough AstroEQ : Sideral track KO' in the forum. 2 years ago

nikiosna wrote: I build my AstroEQ a year ago and can say after a bugfix ( this thread )
in the indi-eqmod-module it works very well. I build it on an arduino mega 2560 and the first connection fails every time but it automatically connects again and everything works. Currently I try to get my guiding more stable which can be very tricky. I didn't have any problems with tracking: I right-click on a position in kstars, select EQMod->track and it works.

Also I can recommend the custom pulleys for the EQ5 in the AstroEQ project.


This is my log from Ekos.
When I click on start tracking button motor takes a step and stop. After I click Right Button and motor start tracking...

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Andrey replied to the topic 'EQMOD trough AstroEQ : Sideral track KO' in the forum. 2 years ago

nikiosna wrote: You should make a debug log of the indi-eqmod-module ( link ). I can then compare it to my logs. Then we should know whether the bug is in indi or your astroeq.
I use the DRV8825 stepper drivers and had sometimes problems with the adjustment of the motor current but if you mount slews normal this should be okay.


Thanks. I will make log today.

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Andrey replied to the topic 'EQMOD trough AstroEQ : Sideral track KO' in the forum. 2 years ago

nikiosna wrote: I build my AstroEQ a year ago and can say after a bugfix ( this thread )
in the indi-eqmod-module it works very well. I build it on an arduino mega 2560 and the first connection fails every time but it automatically connects again and everything works. Currently I try to get my guiding more stable which can be very tricky. I didn't have any problems with tracking: I right-click on a position in kstars, select EQMod->track and it works.

Also I can recommend the custom pulleys for the EQ5 in the AstroEQ project.


Hello! I use latest indi lib. Compiled from source. This bugfix exist. But I cant start tracking. Its work only if I turn left or right navigation buttons in Ekos.
Example:
1. Start Indi server on Raspberry PI
2. Connect from KStars. Open Ekos
3. Click on Mount Tab
4. Click Tracking On (Tracking not start)
5. Open Mount Control - Click Left or Right (RA axis) for a short time. Tracking is start!

Arduino Mega 2560 with A4988

P.S. I noticed a strange behavior. After Parking On and Off - tracking can operate at "high speed". Randomly
P.S.S. Sorry for may bad English

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Andrey replied to the topic 'EQMOD trough AstroEQ : Sideral track KO' in the forum. 2 years ago

Gilles wrote:

newil86 wrote: (...)
(try to avoid "autodiscover" function)


Sorry, I do not undestand this :)



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Andrey replied to the topic 'EQMOD trough AstroEQ : Sideral track KO' in the forum. 2 years ago

Gilles wrote: hi
standby for me, but :
i "think" these troubles could be related to initialization :
With arduino's stuff, a RST is sent when a serial connection arrives...
To avoid that, i will certainly put a 100uF cap between +5V and RST pins of arduino,(found on MyFocuserPro DIY project)
i've not tried yet...
you could also try to see on AstroEQ forum, i think there are some threads about that...

Gilles


Hmm. I tried use EQMod on Windows. Tracking starts at once afetr click on Tracking button.
I will look for a solution on AstroEQ forum.
Thanks!
P.S. Sorry for my bad English..

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Andrey replied to the topic 'EQMOD trough AstroEQ : Sideral track KO' in the forum. 2 years ago

Gilles wrote: The second is that after connection, when i set sideral tracking, my RA motor doesn't move.
The only way to make it move is to make a brief slew to W or E with the motion buttons.
After, everything seems to go fine.

I've attached my log, i must say i couldn't find anything

Gilles.


Hello! I have a same problem =/ Did you find a solution?

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Andrey replied to the topic 'Kstars on Windows 32-bit' in the forum. 2 years ago

knro wrote: You can download it from here: binary-factory.kde.org/job/kstars-stable-win32/

But it is version 2.9.1, not 2.9.2 yet. Why are you using 32bit OS in 2018? :D


Thanks! I use a Windows Tablet PC with Intel Atom x64 but UEFI x32. I can't install Win x64 =/

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Andrey created a new topic ' Kstars on Windows 32-bit' in the forum. 2 years ago

Hello! Tell me please where can I get the Kstars for Windows 10 32-bit?
On edu.kde.org/kstars/#download available only 64-bit version :(
Thank you in advance!
P.S. Sorry for may bad English...

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