Brian Kinyon replied to the topic 'Meridian Flip issue Mac EKOS' in the forum. 8 months ago

Thank you Wolfgang, I hadn't seen that thread. Forgive me if this is readily visible somewhere, when do you think v3.3.4 will be available officially? I'm not savvy enough to "build" the files as they are now, I have no idea where I would even start, lol.

And Andrew thanks again for the suggestions! I'm glad yours is working, sadly after updating and testing with a near-meridian object several times (even with delay set to >0.5) it starts off telling me what time it'll flip which is great and looks accurate, but then still just perpetually says "Flip planned.." when that time comes, and then nada. It does seem to accurately predict the exact time to flip will be, it just doesn't do it. So for now until v3.3.4 is released, I can use that time prediction to set Auto Park to be on the safe side, then if I don't fall asleep I can get back on and plate solve it to one of the previous captures and keep going until morning.

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Brian Kinyon replied to the topic 'Meridian Flip issue Mac EKOS - Me too!' in the forum. 8 months ago

Wonderful, thank you so much! This looks very promising, I'll update and try it out tonight. Much appreciated! It didn't occur to me that I might not be using the most recent version. =P

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Brian Kinyon replied to the topic 'Meridian Flip issue Mac EKOS - Me too!' in the forum. 8 months ago

Wonderful, thank you so much! This looks very promising, I'll update and test it out tonight! Much appreciated.

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Brian Kinyon replied to the topic 'Meridian Flip issue Mac EKOS - Me too!' in the forum. 8 months ago

Hi Lead_Weight (love your website, btw), I was glad to see your post because I've been experiencing something similar, without making any changes to the way EKOS has been set up for the last two months of operating relatively successfully, it suddenly seems to think the meridian flip needs to happen way too early (in my case maybe 2 hours early.) The time and location look like they're set correctly in EQMod and the Stellarmate OS - EKOS providing that info to the mount. Per the manual I tried purging the related Configurations within INDI settings and rebooting the mount, no change. Attaching a pic of the mount showing how far east it's still pointing when it thinks it's about to perform the flip (which it doesn't actually execute, but suspends my captures indefinitely anyway) and the interface indicating a flip's coming and that the captures are suspended. I run kstars/EKOS from Stellarmate OS on RaspberryPi, logging in via VNC Viewer from MacOS 10.12.6.

So in a nutshell it does plate solve and perform GOTOs just fine, but it thinks it needs to flip at the wrong time.. Have you discovered anything new with your situation in the last week?

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Brian Kinyon replied to the topic 'Unable to install local plate-solving index files' in the forum. 10 months ago

Thank you Radek! I appreciate the extra info. Made the change, about to try it out!

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Brian Kinyon replied to the topic 'Unable to install local plate-solving index files' in the forum. 11 months ago

Hi pug916,
The only way I was able to download the Stellarmate OS again was to find the e-mail confirmation of my order for it and use the link in there to get directly to it. I think I first tried logging in and just rooting around on the site but couldn't find it. I'm sure that's not much help, sorry..

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Brian Kinyon replied to the topic 'Unable to install local plate-solving index files' in the forum. 11 months ago

Stash if someone wants to steal some of my blurry FITS files from me, I'll let them. ;) And I only use that for the Stellarmate, left everything alone once I got it.

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Brian Kinyon replied to the topic 'Unable to install local plate-solving index files' in the forum. 11 months ago

Radek, thank you, I performed the steps you outlined and will test it out as soon as possible. Step 3, I got an unrecognized command error when I tried the final line, did you mean for me to use "#add_path" in both instances? I did that after the error, hope that was ok. In case it isn't already obvious I'm a unix noob. Does #add_path make one directory automatically point to another? I see too that at least for now (I haven't launched Ekos yet) I have two copies of all the index files, ~640MB of data; once I confirm all is well can I delete the copies from their original directory in /usr/share/astrometry - will it let me..?



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Brian Kinyon replied to the topic 'Unable to install local plate-solving index files' in the forum. 11 months ago

Hi Jerry - I've noticed that one window for me was always a little taller than the rest and it bothered me I couldn't see the bottom of it. I thought I had set the maximum screen resolution via the OS, but I'll try doing it command line like I think you did to see if that changes anything. My first screen shots were with my phone of a tiny 7" field monitor before I'd set up the wi-fi, and it's 16:9 which I guess Linux doesn't like..? Anyway glad you got yours looking good.

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Brian Kinyon replied to the topic 'Unable to install local plate-solving index files' in the forum. 11 months ago

Thank you so much, Eric! I've been meaning to reply for days but kinda wanted to try solving with the mount out on a clear night and finally had one - what you suggested totally did the trick! How on earth did you figure that out?? Is this a step everyone has to perform after new installation? Thank you very, very much.

On a related note I still get a message (screenshot attached) that "Index files index-4206 to index-4211 are missing" in spite of them having a check mark on the index files list in Ekos. Solving (polar and otherwise) seems to work fine, although I always perform the GOTO solving in the same spot to the west northwest, so maybe the missing files are for a different part of the sky. Or does the full message mean that if I tried solving Online instead of Offline, that for some reason it would fail..? Either way, should I try downloading these "missing" index files and placing them in the new "~/.local/share/kstars/astrometry" folder to stop the error message?



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