Stefan replied to the topic 'Celestron Motorised Focuser - Is it supported in EKOS yet' in the forum. 7 months ago

Peter,

thats incorrect. EKOS can perfectly hande the new Celestron focuser, either via the Celestron_GPS or better with the stand-alone driver indi_celestron_sct_focus.

Stefan

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Stefan replied to the topic 'Celestron AVX mount and Starsense' in the forum. 7 months ago

I have the Starsense now for one week and see something strange, compared to the normal HC. In KSTARS (nightly branch) the following happens:
- using the "manual" HC in KSTARS a move sometimes does not stop when releasing the soft button
- the mount mark - the red cross - jumps around sporadically or is sometimes not shown, suspect KSTARS is not receiving information at that time

please advice which information you need in case this behaviour is not known to you
Stefan

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Stefan replied to the topic 'Celestron Motorised Focuser - Is it supported in EKOS yet' in the forum. 8 months ago

@Chris celestron_gps now shows correct focuser values. Can you copy the missing elements also to _gps like calibation or presets?

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Stefan replied to the topic 'Celestron Motorised Focuser - Is it supported in EKOS yet' in the forum. 8 months ago

@Chris: What I forgot to mention. the standalone as 3 fields for preset, which are missing in the celestron_gps version

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Stefan replied to the topic 'Celestron Motorised Focuser - Is it supported in EKOS yet' in the forum. 8 months ago

@CHRISROWLAND, thanks for that. Indeed for that I ran both but the error also came as iit ran alone. Happy to test the next version tonight (UTC 15h)

as you were talking about signed/unsigned stuff. maybe OT but. If I use the EKOS handcontroler and press the left, the scope turns right and other way round (celestron_gps) strange behaviour where I don't know the reason for (may be because the AVX only went through quick align and then solving?)

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Stefan replied to the topic 'Celestron AVX - bypass manual interaction on start up' in the forum. 8 months ago

@RON KRAMER I will give it a try. need to check if I can command hibernate from ekos and if hibernate survives through a power cycle. It's a pity...

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Stefan replied to the topic 'Celestron Motorised Focuser - Is it supported in EKOS yet' in the forum. 8 months ago

File Attachment:

File Name: log_21-22-52.txt
File Size: 84 KB


hope it helps

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Stefan replied to the topic 'Celestron Motorised Focuser - Is it supported in EKOS yet' in the forum. 8 months ago

focuser of _gps

2019-03-07T19:04:47: [INFO] Focus Limits: Maximum (-23055) Minimum (1993) steps.
2019-03-07T19:04:47: [INFO] update focuser properties
2019-03-07T19:04:47: [INFO] Mount UTC offset is 1.00. UTC time is 2019-03-07T22:17:14
2019-03-07T19:04:47: [INFO] Mount is unparked.
2019-03-07T19:04:47: [INFO] InitPark: No Park data in file /home/hugo/.indi/ParkData.xml: No such file or directory
2019-03-07T19:04:46: [INFO] Mount model: AVX
2019-03-07T19:04:46: [INFO] Controller version: 5.30
2019-03-07T19:04:46: [INFO] Celestron GPS is online.

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Stefan replied to the topic 'Celestron Motorised Focuser - Is it supported in EKOS yet' in the forum. 8 months ago

Chris. the in celestron_geps integrated focuser is reporting wrong max value (-23500) where the standalone does not.

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Stefan replied to the topic 'Celestron AVX - bypass manual interaction on start up' in the forum. 8 months ago

@WVREEVEN: this is notr the point. the initial start up does not contain any movement. Once the mount is accessible via INDI it is more than easy to control the movement via webcam. to avoid risk does not necessarily mean to stop implementation if possible.

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Stefan replied to the topic 'Celestron AVX - bypass manual interaction on start up' in the forum. 8 months ago

This I don't mean. I would like to have an "un-manned" start from a well defined power-off position, but also unkown shouldn't be a problem as you can do solving

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Stefan created a new topic ' Celestron AVX - bypass manual interaction on start up' in the forum. 8 months ago

Dear all,

Is there a way possible to bypass the manual interaction with the HC on power-up (like date/time, confirm mount in formal park, alignment) and to fully control also this phase with INDI? date/time can be provided by the GPS/Computer. Alignment in done via KSTARS/Solving, movement also

That would be so fantastic to enable full remote control

Stefan

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Stefan replied to the topic 'Celestron Motorised Focuser - Is it supported in EKOS yet' in the forum. 8 months ago

Chris. I can confirm that my focuser yesterday did the 1st focussing in Sirius. the SCT was commanded from KSTARS-> Indi (via indistarter as user)
I sometimes made the experience that after connection loss KSTARS<->indi, a reconnection was not possible but I need to investifate further. Once your update is on apt I will do the AUX only. Please tell me, what does eckos need to know? SCT as aux1 and focuser field empty?

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