Yes, I understand that some mounts needs this behavior implemented as it is. As I’ve explained in other thread, my post was not about removing this option, but about putting it on a more meaningful place: the Guide module.

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rbarberac replied to the topic 'What means always for resetting guiding calibration' in the forum. 3 days ago

We are talking about this checkbox:



It's inside the Scheduler configuration, but it affects all guide operations. I think that it must be renamed to "Reset calibration after each mount slew" and moved to the Guider calibration configuration:



Obviously I'm not asking about removing the change, because is useful. I'm only proposing a change in the way that it's shown to the users with the aim to reduce the confusion that the current placement / implementation is causing.

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rbarberac replied to the topic 'Ekos (KStars 3.4.0) sending clear_calibration to PHD2 frequently' in the forum. 3 days ago

Thanks for the heads up. Reading this thread (well, as it's broken, I follow some links on it) I've found the change introduced on version 3.4.0 that was causing the wrong behaviour. Thanks a lot!

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rbarberac replied to the topic 'Ekos (KStars 3.4.0) sending clear_calibration to PHD2 frequently' in the forum. 3 days ago

I was not using the Scheduler at all, but the change introduced on Ekos 3.4.0 tu support this option, affects all the guiding scenarios, not only the ones handler by the scheduler (at least the code that I've read that is now on 3.4.0 version). So, when you want to keep the guider calibration, you must always uncheck this option aside if you are using Scheduler module or not.

Thanks for the heads up

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rbarberac replied to the topic 'What means always for resetting guiding calibration' in the forum. 3 days ago

The problem with the current implementation is that is applied on the Guide module, unrelated with the Scheduler one, but the configuration parameter to always reset calibration is inside the Scheduler configuration. This is very misleading, because users that are not using the scheduler will don't know why now the guider behaviour differs from previous versions. In my case, I've been struggling over a week, trying to understand why PHD2 was now loosing the calibration after each slew. Only when I read the source code for this patch, I understand that the problem is related with the scheduler option. I'll recommend to move this option directly to the guide configuration where it belongs if the logic to associate it with the scheduler state is so complex.

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Nobody knows nothing about this communication? Why is Ekos sending those clear_calibration messages to PHD2?

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rbarberac created a new topic ' Ekos (KStars 3.4.0) sending reset_calibration to PHD2 frequently' in the forum. 6 days ago

With Ekos 3.4.0 I'm getting a very odd behaviour. I'm using PHD2 to guide muy mount. With the previous version of KStars, I calibrated the guide once per session, at the beginning as recomented by PHD2 folks. But with the new Ekos version, every time I make a goto to other object and try to guide, Ekos send the calibration_reset to PHD2 and my calibration is ruined

19:39:21.379 33.006 4508601792 evsrv: cli 0x7fe4ed0027f0 request: {"id":7,"jsonrpc":"2.0","method":"clear_calibration","params":["mount"]}
19:39:21.379 00.000 4508601792 INDI Mount: SideOfPier returns 0
19:39:21.379 00.000 4508601792 evsrv: cli 0x7fe4ed0027f0 response: {"jsonrpc":"2.0","result":0,"id":7}
19:39:40.373 18.994 4508601792 evsrv: cli 0x7fe4ed0027f0 request: {"id":8,"jsonrpc":"2.0","method":"clear_calibration","params":["mount"]}
19:39:40.373 00.000 4508601792 INDI Mount: SideOfPier returns 0
19:39:40.373 00.000 4508601792 evsrv: cli 0x7fe4ed0027f0 response: {"jsonrpc":"2.0","result":0,"id":8}
19:39:47.370 06.997 4508601792 evsrv: cli 0x7fe4ed0027f0 request: {"id":9,"jsonrpc":"2.0","method":"clear_calibration","params":["mount"]}
19:39:47.370 00.000 4508601792 INDI Mount: SideOfPier returns 0
19:39:47.371 00.001 4508601792 evsrv: cli 0x7fe4ed0027f0 response: {"jsonrpc":"2.0","result":0,"id":9}
19:40:01.809 14.438 4508601792 StartLoopingInteractive: Loop button clicked
19:40:01.809 00.000 4508601792 Status Line: Looping

This is an example. As you can see the "clear_calibration" request is called multiple times. This behaviour happens every time I perform a goto.

I haven't found any way to configure when Ekos ask for a guider calibration, any clue?

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rbarberac replied to the topic 'Re:KStars v3.4.0 Released' in the forum. 1 week ago

wvreeven wrote: It looks like you are in equatorial mode. Press space bar to switch to azimuthal mode.


I feel so stupid now. I has been using KStars/Ekos for 3 months now and I didn’t know about the space bar behavior

Thank you for your support

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rbarberac replied to the topic 'Re:KStars v3.4.0 Released' in the forum. 1 week ago

wvreeven wrote: I am running on 10.15.3 Catalina as well and do not experience that issue with KStars 3.4.0. Have you tried pressing for instance the W button to go to West?


Wouter


When I press W or E I go to the West or East cardinal point but with the pole at the top and a n angled horizon. If I press the arrow keys they always move on AR or DEC.


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rbarberac replied to the topic 'Re:KStars v3.4.0 Released' in the forum. 1 week ago

Hummm with 3.4.0 the arrow keys always turn around the pole! I don’t remember to be so “pole bound” on 3.3.X. Are there any way to scape from pole? I’ve tried to change to altaz guides but it remains bound to the North Pole.


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rbarberac replied to the topic 'Re:KStars Mac DMG 3.4.0 beta testing needed' in the forum. 1 week ago

Live, under the stars, with real ccd camera and goto mount it worked flawlessly. It worked in both scenarios: capturing images and loading previous images from disk. 100% success rate. The speed increase using sextractor is fabulous!

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