Not saying this is a feature (and sorry it messed up for you), but boy I would love a feature like this!
After the flip restart from the top of the queue. The way I do it is... by adding more items in the queue than I think I'll need. I don't use the Scheduler and maybe if I did it would help.
And since I don't have total faith in the flip or auto-park, I check-in on the progress through the night (it's helped many times). Helps when your older and up many times during the night
Just a thought... is there a config file that tells EKOS where to open the main dialog window? And if so, maybe I can edit it to open the window a bit lower on the screen (not blocking the toolbar).
My Skywatcher EQ-6R is also failing telling me that I have a backlash issue too... failing after 20+ iterations.
I'll give these fixes a try tonight (or the next clear night).
Can we get an option to set the window position where we left it? Mainly the EKOS window is the issue.
Example: Toggling EKOS on/off the EKOS window will always return to a default location. Covering the Command Toolbar.
Normally not a big deal on the PC (even though it's still a click and drag effort). On the iphone or tablet, I have to unclick Move Viewport in VNC, click and drag the window, then click Viewport VNC again. It's a whole deal.
If you are referring the default PW that comes with SM? Can we change the length to something as short as the default? I have to type it in so many times, the required length is just nuts.
wvreeven wrote: Have you tried resetting the park position in Ekos?
I think I see what happened. After looking at the security footage... I see it never did the Meridian Flip.
I have the Guiding Deviation set at 5. I do that because if the guiding is terrible, I don't want it taking any pictures (I assume that's what it's there for).
However, I notice that once guiding does break the limit, it takes a picture, but halts when it sees the guiding past 5. It then immediately takes another, it really needs to wait until the guiding improves.
It might have been doing this through the flip period. I did notice no images where taken after midnight.
or (what really might have been the problem)
I remember glancing at the Meridian Flip timer thinking, hey that says 4+ hours, that seems a lot... oh well, it's less than the parking time, so I didn't question it.
wvreeven wrote: So the obvious question is: what was changed on your setup (both hardware and software) since last time when everything was working fine?
Ok, yes it normally works. But from now on, I'm setting an alarm 10 minutes after the auto park and check my backyard security cameras.
Yes, I have the Watchdog running. But I think I need a wholly separate utility that is running outside of KStars, that runs like a cron (maybe should be) and runs a park command no matter what is happening in KStars. Not sure if I can run a ascom command while it's currently being used by other processes. Worth a try though.
No I didn't get any logs since I had no idea this would fail. It hasn't in a long time.
Hopefully no damage was done to the motors (I could hear them clicking)... since the ERQ-6 Pro is supposed to have motors that prevent burning up.
Same and I did spend some time playing around to fix it and thought... aah, it still works, everything else seems to work, I felt rather lucky. hehe
TallFurryMan wrote: You can also set a flag in KStars at the coordinates where you want to expose, and slew there consistently. Scheduler will however be a more precise method, as it will keep both coordinates and sequence file. You can build a library of targets like this.