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. 1 month 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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I have a Sky-Watcher AZ-GTI mount that I'm using in EQ mode with Stellarmate on an Rpi4 4GB, Kstars/Ekos on a Win10 PC. I can connect to the mount super easily using the "AZ-GTI Alt-AZ" driver, but not the "AZ-GTI" driver or the EQMod Driver. When connected, I can have the mount set to and start-up in Home position correctly, but when I pick a star in Kstars and slew to, the mount goes to a very wrong location. I have my location coordinates and correct UTC time set in the driver and in Kstars/Ekos. It seems like it's a Geo-coordinate or time issue to me, but nothing I've tried has worked. Then it dawned on me, maybe the driver I'm using is for alt-az only (it is titled alt-az), and it doesn't know the mount is in EQ mode? What is the correct driver to use for EQ mode? Any other ideas? Thanks guys!

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If I understand you correctly, you're saying to have Ekos control the flip, but have the mount configured essentially as a redundant back-up and have it flip at a slightly later time - I assume in the event Ekos failed to flip? Is this correct?

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Seamless guiding and image sequencing before and after a meridian flip has never worked right for me and it's been an annoyance I've worked around and largely ignored. But now I want to solve it as it's one of the last problems on my rig. My question is: Should I use Ekos to control the meridian flip, or is it best to use the mount's hand controller, or both? I'm thinking it should be Ekos only, so it can't do a plate solve afterwards and re-establish guiding and imaging, yes/no? I am using an iOptron iEQ45 Pro mount on a Tripier, with an RC8 sitting on top. Thanks guys!

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