Hi all,
I was doing an apt-get update this morning on my Ubuntu machine that I run Kstars and EKOS on. I got this error message:
E: Failed to fetch ppa.launchpad.net/mutlaqja/libgphoto2/ub...ists/focal/InRelease 403 Forbidden [IP: 185.125.190.52 80]
E: The repository 'ppa.launchpad.net/mutlaqja/libgphoto2/ubuntu focal InRelease' is no longer signed.
N: Updating from such a repository can't be done securely, and is therefore disabled by default.
N: See apt-secure(8) manpage for repository creation and user configuration details.

Has something changed?

Regards

Terry

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Thanks Will.

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I'm also seeing this issue with a ZWO EFW and ZWO ASI183MM. Hopefully your fix will correct it.
Is there a workaround maybe changing the filter before kicking off a schedule?

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I have been unable to fix this issue. I have reset the mount to factory defaults. It has auto-meridian flip set as a default.
I rebuilt my Linux machine and installed the latest version of KStars 3.5.2 2021-03-01 and tested. Meridian flip worked, once, then would not work again. When it reaches the meridian + 0.1 it states "Meridian Flip Planned". No further captures take place and it just sits there and does nothing.
However I have found that if I uncheck the Meridian Flip if HA>0.1 before a run and then check it again then it will meridian flip during the run - hence the title of my topic.

I see from the changelog that there were a number of changes made around the meridian flip part. Is it possible that something has gone awry>

 

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Thanks for all the replies everybody. It has given me a lot of food for thought. I do suspect the DST issue but will also try to issue a factory reset to the mount. I’m not sure if the HEQ5 Pro remembers much as I recall when operating it via the hand controller after it initialised you had to enter some more basic parameters. Years since I used the handset.

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OK it is worth a shot :) thanks. Now where is that hand controller? wink.png 

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No I don't use the hand controller. Not used it for years.

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Just some more info for you all. I had it at 0.1 hours and it worked great for months. I still had it at 0.1 hours and it stopped working hence why I decreased it to 0.01 hours. I did that yesterday in my initial daylight test at which point it worked fine so kept it like that for the night run.

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Over the last few days I have noticed that Meridian flip is not working. My setup is Raspberry PI4 running Astroberry version 2.0.3 which I run as a server at the telescope.The equipment at the telescope end is
  • Skywatcher HEQ5Pro so using EQMOD for that
  • 2 ZWO cameras one for capture the other for guiding
  • Lakeside focuser
  • ZWO filter wheel
  • PHD2 for guiding
I am remote controlling the PI with Ubuntu Mate which is running inside the house. KStars/EKOS runs fine with this setup and has worked flawlessly for months. I always ensure I keep everything up to date and have a spare PI that I use from time to time too.
I first noticed an issue with meridian flipping 29/03/2021 whilst tracking the sun and had to force a flip. Then when using the scope to image an Ha area in Cepheus I noticed again it did not flip. I have flip set to 0.01 hours after meridian. It seemed to sit there for ages doing nothing apart from stating "Waiting for flip". Again I forced it to flip and continued with its scheduled jobs.
Yesterday I tried flip during the daytime and it worked ok but this time I had mount and indi logs enabled. Last night I tried for my target again and found that it was stuck at the same point. I reinitiated the flip manually at around 03:45 at which point it captured 2 subs before the clouds finally set in and I had to abort it completely.
I attach the logs for your perusal. This log also contains the good test flips during the day as well as the "failed" one. 

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Terry McKnight replied to the topic 'IOptron CEM70' in the forum. 2 years ago

So according to this post it isn’t supported. Oh well :(

knro
27 Oct 2020 09:08
iGuider support for iOptron CEM70g

Category: Mounts

It's not yet supported. IOptron will send me one so I can try out soon.

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Terry McKnight created a new topic ' IOptron CEM70' in the forum. 2 years ago

I’m looking at an addition to my existing rig and see the IOptron CEM70 with a larger capacity which will suit my needs. I believe the CEM60 works ok on Astroberry but anybody using the CEM70 on it? Same driver maybe?

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My ZWO ASI120MM is actually the mini version with USB2 only. I've seen a few issues posted on various forums related to the ZWO ASI120MM-S . I wonder if you are seeing the same problems with your 120MC-S?

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Hi Tom. No I've not noticed any issues with skipping frames with the 120MM. I have it set as 8 bit though. I had to do that in Windoze days too.

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