sergio created a new topic ' Launch phd2 from scheduler' in the forum. 11 months ago

I know phd2 can start manually in ekos but I am wondering if there is a method to launch phd2 by the scheduler. I love the ekos scheduler but with phd2 the scheduler automation is not fully automized because the guide will not start if I am not in front of the ekos graphic interface. Do I miss something? Thank you

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sergio replied to the topic 'Focuser Arduino and Motorshield' in the forum. 1 year ago

Starting from my Arduino Uno and Motor Shield Rev3 ( store.arduino.cc/arduino-motor-shield-rev3 ) I have decided that it is better to upload into Arduino the existing and available software github.com/TallFurryMan/moonduino . that include the library AccelStepper ( www.airspayce.com/mikem/arduino/AccelStepper/ ) . The question is: will my hardware work with this library without damages considering that all projects I see in the web have a different HW configuration? Are these setting right ?

#define PIN_OUTPUT_MOTOR1 2 //PWM A
#define PIN_OUTPUT_MOTOR2 3 //PWM B
#define PIN_OUTPUT_MOTOR3 4 //direction A
#define PIN_OUTPUT_MOTOR4 5 // direction B

AccelStepper stepper(AccelStepper::FULL4WIRE, PIN_OUTPUT_MOTOR1, PIN_OUTPUT_MOTOR2, PIN_OUTPUT_MOTOR3, PIN_OUTPUT_MOTOR4, false);

Thanks

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sergio replied to the topic 'Arduino focuser and setting' in the forum. 1 year ago

Hi, I have soled. The problem was in the code because I hadn't implemented the first serial command at the switching on.

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sergio created a new topic ' Arduino focuser and setting' in the forum. 1 year ago

I am coding my focuser based on Arduino/Motoshield board with the Moonlight protocol. I would test the communication between Ekos and the Arduino. For this I have generated /dev/arduinofocuser by udev linux command. From the INDI Control panel have set the Focuser="Moonligh" and the CCD simulator. At the first connection I had the problem that the port was /dev/ttyUSB0. So I clicked on the Connection panel tab and set these values /dev/arduinofocuser, Serial and speed 9600. I tried to connect again the focuser but I have the message:

"Error retreiving data from Moonlight, please ensure Moonligth controller is powered and the port is correct". Two questions:

Is the focusr configuration in EKOS right or I have missed something?
Does the Moonlight protocol expect an initialisation message at the first connection with the focuser or the choice Moonlight is wrong and for this reason I have to create my device?
Thank you

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sergio created a new topic ' Alignement: star model' in the forum. 1 year ago

Hi, I am a beginner on EKOS-KSTAR, but I know ASCOM. After the alignment task, I would like to know if stellarmate saves the alignment points in the star model like ASCOM, because each time I switch on the telescope, I have not the searched star into my CCD FOV, but I have always to start the alignment procedure. Can you explain me, please?

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sergio replied to the topic 'Alignment stars model' in the forum. 1 year ago

I have the EQMod. If I understand well, this means that each time I perform the align tab (with the local option), a model is stored in the driver. Can I remove this model for example in case I recognise the model is not suitable?

In ASCOM with the telescope on the pier, suppose to add only one star in the model and to switch off the telescope. After some days I switch on gain the telescope and I slew the telescope on a star. The star is in the CCD FOV even if I have not executed the plate solving. Well, I have not seen this behaviour with INDI. Perhaps there is a my mistake in my procedure with the align tab. I have the impression that always I have to perform the plate solving instead.

I have a doubt reading your post "plate solving" and "align tab tool" are the same think. Isn't it?
Thank you

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sergio replied to the topic 'Focuser Arduino and Motorshield' in the forum. 1 year ago

Thank you for this code suggestion. Although I searched in the web previously, I have never found it. I am going to check it asap.

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sergio created a new topic ' Alignment stars model' in the forum. 1 year ago

I have experience with ASCOM and I am beginner on stellar mate. In ASCOM the user can generate a stars model so that when the telescope is switched on, at the first pointing the object is more or less in the CCD FOV. With stellarmate I have to perform the star alignment every time in different nights because the first telescope pointing error is always quite relevant. I am wondering if there is stellarmate a mechanism like ASCOM stars model or if this is my poor knowledge and I don't apply some flags or procedure.

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sergio replied to the topic 'Focuser Arduino and Motorshield' in the forum. 1 year ago

I use a private code of my friend who developed also the ASCOM driver without following specific standard. For this reason I would like to get the Arduino code that is able to comunicate with available indi drivers.

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sergio created a new topic ' Focuser Arduino and Motorshield' in the forum. 1 year ago

I have installed the stellarmate on raspberry one week ago and I tested the ekos and kstar tools. I have a focuser developed with the Arduino and Motorshield board to control the stepper in the ASCOM environment. Now I would like to move this in the INDI. I have read some indi drivers are available, but I am not understand where I can retrieve the correspondent Arduino code for the specific indi driver (for example moonlite, etc.. ). Can you help and suggest me a solution, please?

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