I think that's exactly what happened - the mount lost its orientation.  I've been testing it all day with both versions.  I purged all mount data from within Ekos and it appears to be working correctly now.  Weird, but I'm happy it's working - and WITH my terrain!

Thanks for your help!

Tom

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Tom Bardenwerper replied to the topic 'Kstars 3.5.3 Terrain Bug?' in the forum. 4 months ago

I edited my original post and made some clarifications, you may want to re-read it.  Clouds rolled in so I'm shut down now and won't be able to test as you asked.  I'm not convinced the terrain is causing the problem, but for sure, something in 3.5.3 is.  When I reverted back to 3.5.2 the problem was completely gone and my rig worked again, 100% perfectly.  Could the new terrain cause this?  I don' t know, but something in 3.5.3 is amiss.

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Tom Bardenwerper created a new topic ' Kstars 3.5.3 Terrain Bug?' in the forum. 4 months ago

Today I upgraded to Kstars 3.5.3 and created a custom terrain which appeared to work beautifully - once working correctly, this will be an awesome addition!  Now, it's clear out and I'm running a session as I type this and my Skywatcher AZ-GTi mouunt in EQ mode (using the INDI EQ Mod driver) in Kstars 3.5.3 has the North orientation WAY low - by abouut 45 degrees. It pointed exactly North, but not at the pole. When I'd try to aim the scope at the North pole, it would orient the scope so it was pointing straight up. Nothing I did solved it. Finally, I reinstalled Kstars 3.5.2 and instantly the problem was gone and my rig is working perfectly again. Either I'm missing something or I've found a bug.  1f914.png

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Tom Bardenwerper created a new topic ' Kstars 3.5.3 Terrain Bug?' in the forum. 4 months ago

Today I upgraded to Kstars 3.5.3 and created a custom terrain which appeared to work beautifully - once working correctly, this will be an awesome addition!  Now, it's clear out and I'm running a session as I type this and my Skywatcher AZ-GTi mouunt in EQ mode (using the INDI EQ Mod driver) in Kstars 3.5.3 has the North orientation WAY low - by abouut 45 degrees. It pointed exactly North, but not at the pole. When I'd try to aim the scope at the North pole, it would orient the scope so it was pointing straight up. Nothing I did solved it. Finally, I reinstalled Kstars 3.5.2 and instantly the problem was gone and my rig is working perfectly again. Either I'm missing something or I've found a bug.  1f914.png
 

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Updating SM to version 1.5.8 and also deleting and reinstalling SM app 2.3.0. Lastly, making sure Livecloud is on in the SM control panel.

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Jasem was online on the SM website chat support.  He walked me through upgrading my SM to 1.5.8 without having to flash the card and lose my USB WiFi config.  Talk about FANTASTIC customer service!!!  I'm up and running 100%  and Jasem is THE MAN!!  Looking forward to learning and trying out the Stellar Mate App - been using SM with Ekos for a few years now.
 

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I'm running SM 1.5.6.  I can connect from my Win10 laptop running Kstars perfectly and Ekos runs my gear very nicely, no problems.  I decided I 'd like to try the SM app on my Android tablet, I'm running SM app version 2.3.0.  Scanning the network from the app, it finds my SM device at the correct IP address, no problem.  When I try to connect, the Registered check box checks-off green, then the app tries to Authenticate and never gets any further.  I'm stuck!  What am I missing or doing wrong?

 

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I just added a .8x reducer/flattener to my WO ZS73 refractor.  I have added the lens to my equipment configuration in Ekos, but I don't see where I can actually have it added/applied for use in plate solving calculations and guiding - I use an OAG and PHD2.  The best I can figure, is I can change the focal length of the primary scope from 430mm (native) to 344mm, which is in essence what the scope becomes with a .8x reducer.  Is this the best way to have the reducer included in the calculations Ekos makes, or is there another way I should be doing it and if so, where is it in Ekos?  Thanks guys!  Tom

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Tom Bardenwerper created a new topic ' Openweathermap Problems' in the forum. 7 months ago

I have an API and I can connect to openweather just fine, however, the parameters - actual current weather data - are not being downloaded.  Is there a trick to getting this working?  I did not find much info when doing a search here on the forum or on Google.  Thanks guys!  Tom

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Well slap my ass and call me Sally! It works!! EQmod connects right up and the mount appears to be slewing to the correct spot - cloudy and 5 degrees F, so can't star test it. But when I tell it to point at a star due west, is points due west, instead of south-east or some other crazy direction. I think I'm good!

Thanks for the tip that the EQmod driver works Maxthebuilder!

One last question: Does plate solving work with the mount / driver?

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GETTING CLOSE:
I ran update on Stellarmate and it found 250+ updates - TONS of INDI Library drivers. Perfect! A missing driver is exactly what I thought the problem was. After the lengthy update, the EQmod driver finally successfully launched within Ekos and after setting the connection configuration, it connected right up. Success! Wait, not so fast... Then, it did not appear to be moving the mount. Slew speed was set to 64x but movement was silent and imperceptible - even when holding on to the mount. I bumped up the speed to 800x and viola! Problem solved - normal speed slewing and everything is talking. Now I'm working on getting the rest of the EQmod driver configured and will report back if it's slewing to the correct location, or not. Fingers crossed, but it's looking very promising...

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Also, are you using the mount through wifi or are you using a direct cable? Thanks!

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I tried EQMod but the driver doesn’t even launch in Ekos - had it configured in both my INDI server profile and in Ekos. I suspect it may not be installed on my Rpi. How did you get it installed and what connection settings are you using? Thanks! Tom

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