David Tate replied to the topic 'New Bahtinov Mask Assistant Tool' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

The Bathinov Mask Assistant is in operation!    Oh wow!   I'll have to look for it!

Right now I do this (a link to my post in this thread):  How I use the Bathinov Mask
 

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After yesterday's update (Monday the 29th)... I'm getting fairly long load times.   2.5 minutes.  I know not terrible, but about 2 minutes longer than before.

Is anything going on?   I even get a new error message window I've never seen before.
 



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David Tate replied to the topic 'Timed Re-Center Option' in the forum. 1 month ago

Could it be done on the Mount module... where the existing flip and other timers are?

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David Tate created a new topic ' Timed Re-Center Option' in the forum. 1 month ago

Could we have a timed re-center option?   
I've been out of imagining for a while... weather and a new puppy.   But I see the "creep" is still there.  After an hour or so, my image is no longer centered.

Use the same code as the meridian flip, minus the flip.   Yeah, I know, easy for me to say.

Another use might be if you have clouds that pass by and you're not imagining for 30+ minutes and the timer check back in and by that time the clouds have cleared an the re-center option gets to going again.

 

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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 :whistle:

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David Tate replied to the topic 'Option To Set Window Position' in the forum. 7 months ago

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).

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David Tate replied to the topic 'Guider not calibrating' in the forum. 7 months ago

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).

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David Tate created a new topic ' Option To Set Window Position' in the forum. 7 months ago

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.

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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.

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David Tate replied to the topic 'I Can't Trust the Park' in the forum. 10 months ago

wvreeven wrote: Have you tried resetting the park position in Ekos?


I have it reset after a Meridian Flip... but the "Park" button was un-clicked this morning (it never flipped). It never Parked even after the timer ran out. Clicking the "ParK" button did nothing. I had to disconnect, reconnect and hit Park.

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David Tate replied to the topic 'I Can't Trust the Park' in the forum. 10 months ago

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.

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David Tate replied to the topic 'I Can't Trust the Park' in the forum. 10 months ago

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?


I can say anything hardware has changed (except for new Narrowband filters). I did an upgrade two weeks ago and it worked fine back on the 14th (yes it's been cloudy since... argh).
I did notice the last "Park" was a bit off, about 10-20 degrees from the real park position. So I should have been questioning it.

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