after all your help, I wanted to share the first fruits with you as well.
Soul Nebula take with the ASU 183 MC PRO on my reduced 60ED with the IDAS LPS filter, 50 x 300 secs.
Tanks again, best regards
I talked to the manufacturer meanwhile. So far no INDI driver available, but in progress.
a German distributor of the PegasusAstro Falcon Rotator claims INDI is supporting this rotator, PegasusAstro claims, support will be available before launch. It has been launched meanwhile. Is there an INDI driver available? I could not find any.
If not, what is your recommendation for a rotator working with INDI. I am looking for a rotator ONLY, not combined with a focuser (happy with my Sesto Senso 2).
Thanks in advance
Guys, thanks a lot.
After balancing out both axes it works like a charm stable and reliable for more than an hour tonight. Calibration went through the process in a few seconds and I am currently taking 5 min exposures with a guiding deviation around 1,5"
Your help was much appreciated!
With the last photo I sent the setup is actually balanced in both axes now. I will give it a try tonight again.
thanks a lot, I managed to balance both axes now using the dove tail of my Newton. Thanks also for the hint to the calibration info.
I will try again tonight and report back.
thank you for the detailed hints. I just tested the balancing of the mount and I set it to equal weights on the RA axis as you can see in the photo. Maybe I am a bit dumb at this, but when I turn the setup around this axis it always moves counterclockwise, regardless if I let it go with the weight to the east or the west.
Three additional questions though:
1.) When calibration yesterday actually finished once, I was able to decently guide within 3 arc secs tolerance, so I assume the actual setup was not too bad. Is that correct?
2.) I can actually not balance the DEC axis as I can't move the setup that much to the front with the short dove tail plate. Do you recommend getting a bigger one to be able to balance DEC as well?
3.) Where can I see the calibration steps, you mentioned?
Sorry for the basic questions, hopefully that helps other board members as well to solve similar challenges.
Thank you Hy for your offer to help, much appreciated. I started logging in the middle of the session, therefore the log looks incomplete.
I will have clear skies tonight and will start logging from the very start and also take screenshots of the requested dialogs.
I am using version 3.4.3 of KStars, attached the first lines from my start right now.
Also attached the guide log of yesterday.
Ah thanks a lot, Jasem, I will have a look at that then.
I have a continuous problem with the guiding calibration. Most of the time, the guiding fails while calibrating the RA axis and reverse drifting.
I use the Skywatcher EQ-6 mount, guiding with an ASI 290MC on an APM Imagemaster 50/240 guiding scope.
I did polar alignment previously, the polar alignment tool reports an polar error of 42 arc secs.
I am not really familiar with the guiding parameters and appreciate any hints or tips & tricks on how to get the guiding as reliable as the focussing
Logs are attached
I use the Sesto Sense 2 focuser by Prima Luce Labs which works excellent in general. The only small bug in the driver is, that it drives the focuser to the 0 position when shutting down the driver. The actual position and previous focus position are saved, but when switching on again, the focuser remains in the 0 position and you need to manually bring it to the (saved) previously used focus position.
Can you please implement in the driver, that either it does not move the focuser when switching off or brings it back to the old poison when switching on?
Thanks in advance
Is there a limit of points per polygon? I entered 360 + 36 points and the next time, only part of them were saved.
gilesco wrote: Has anyone actually got one of these? I thought they're still only available as a pre-order item.