David Thompson replied to the topic 'Help - EQMod settings - Ekos' in the forum. 1 month ago

Thanks for checking the log files.
I have had the mount for over two years and it has worked using direct connections to my Windows laptop running APT.
I have recently replaced the laptop with a Raspberry Pi4 running Kstars/Ekos and that has also worked for many weeks without issues.

I have not had a chance (due to clouds) to get out again but I will certainly check the cable and try again. Perhaps it was a cable snag as the mount rotated?

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David Thompson replied to the topic 'Help - EQMod settings - Ekos' in the forum. 1 month ago

Thanks for the reply. I thought I made it clear that I ran the test with the log file attached this morning in the UK indoors that's why I could not test the alignment part, there are no stars in the morning!
The system clock was correct as was the log file.

I will try again as soon as I get clear skies (in Cheshire,UK that could be a while :)

I really appreciate everyone giving input.

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David Thompson replied to the topic 'Help - EQMod settings - Ekos' in the forum. 1 month ago

Just did a second run. The mount certainly does a Meridien Flip so sorry for the confusion.

The attached log file is going from Park using GoTo.
First East to Nekkar, then West to Merak.

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David Thompson replied to the topic 'Help - EQMod settings - Ekos' in the forum. 1 month ago

wvreeven wrote: Hmm it looks like you are saying two different things now. In your first post you mention not being able to point the telescope within 2' and in the second that the meridian flip doesn't work. So perhaps something more is going on then what lhoujin replied to.

Would it be possible to enable debug logging to file on Ekos INDI, Ekos Alignment, Ekos Mount and Drivers Mount and post the ountput here? In the Ekos Setup tab click the Logs button and enable the options I indicated. Then use the mount normally and try to first point at a source east and then one west of the meridian and post the logs here.



Really appreciate the help. Just did a run starting from Parked. First did a move East selected Vega and did EqMt - GoTo. Then selected Capella and did a move West. The mount icon moved to both. Obviously could not do plate solve as its daytime.

Attached Verbose LogFile as requested.

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David Thompson replied to the topic 'Help - EQMod settings - Ekos' in the forum. 1 month ago

Thanks, I will try today but won't be able to the alignment piece until the next clear sky. At least the mount should do a flip ?

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David Thompson replied to the topic 'Help - EQMod settings - Ekos' in the forum. 1 month ago

Thanks, I have tried clearing the alignment model and purging all the settings - still does not work.
It works fine using the mount simulator.

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David Thompson created a new topic ' Help - EQMod settings - Ekos' in the forum. 1 month ago

Help! - 3 nights of failure, what am I doing wrong.

I am running KStars/Ekos on my RPi and up till now, it has worked superbly well.
I have an AZ-EQ6-GT mount and connect to it using the Indi EQMOD driver in Ekos.
When doing a Polar Alignment and using GOTO to go to anything to the East of the Meridien it works superbly. Plate solving works and I can get my targets spot on, this has worked for many months.

This week I thought I would try some new targets while we have a few nights of "clear" skies in Cheshire but its been a total disaster. I wanted to target SH2-101 but I could not get my mount to point there. I even tried Vega but again no joy. The nearest I can get when I plate solve is always over 2' out!

Am I missing something in the Indi EqMod driver settings. Anything to the west of the Meridien is just way out.

My scope is polar aligned and the mount is levelled but any target over the Meridian is just off.

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David Thompson replied to the topic 'indi 1.8.1 for raspbian buster' in the forum. 2 months ago

I use the toupcam as my guide cam and it works fine with Indi running on raspian buster on my RPi4.

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David Thompson replied to the topic 'Raspberry Pi 4 vs Pi 3 performance test' in the forum. 2 months ago

The fact that the RPi4 can use the USB3 bus makes a huge difference. Compared to using an SD card using an SSD connected to USB3 makes a massive difference.

Right now the RPi4 cant boot from USB3 but using the guide in the link below it can be made to use the faster port.

This link shows how to take advantage of this:

jamesachambers.com/raspberry-pi-4-usb-bo...or-ssd-flash-drives/

In my case, the storage benchmark results speak for themselves.

Storage benchmark using
Original SD card only the score was : 1025
With the SSD on USB3 it's : 8430.

It simply files, in fact, it's faster than my Windows 10 laptop.

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