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Darren replied to the topic 'Maximum focus Position' in the forum. 2 months ago

Hi, thanks, I tried those drivers, they're not recognised. I just get an error message onscreen
The driver on my system is much smaller at 43k

Thanks, Darren

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Darren replied to the topic 'Maximum focus Position' in the forum. 2 months ago

No worries, thanks anyway, I'll hit google to learn how to compile indi drivers tomorrow.
be handy to know,
I've only ever compiled 1 program, it's a skill i should learn anyway
Thanks, Darren


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Darren replied to the topic 'Maximum focus Position' in the forum. 2 months ago

Hi, sorry, my system doesn't recognise the driver.
here are my 64bit driver files if you can edit them?
No worries if not, thanks for your help.
Darren 

File Attachment:

File Name: SESTOSENSOAMD64.zip
File Size: 39 KB


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Darren replied to the topic 'Maximum focus Position' in the forum. 2 months ago

OMG , that's very generous of you to spend some of your time on it, 
Thanks very much.
Darren

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Darren replied to the topic 'Maximum focus Position' in the forum. 2 months ago

Hi, Thanks for the driver, I just tried it, but my OS is 64Bit Ubuntu, so it didn't work, what software do you use edit the driver files?

Thanks, Darren

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Darren replied to the topic 'Maximum focus Position' in the forum. 2 months ago

Yep, I have no idea where the middle is,
when using the focus routine it doesn't give you any numbers, so you have no idea how far its moved, 

I used to be able to set the focus position above 200,000
I've definately manually entered 1,000,000 on a earlier version of kstars

I've been using my scopes with Kstars for over a year without this focus limit problem
this is a new problem after the last Kstars Update
I suppose I could try and downgrade Kstars.
I'll google how to do it.

Thanks for the help everyone,
I'll update if I find a fix that works.

Anyone know how to edit/build/install INDI Drivers pinch.pngsmile.png

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Darren replied to the topic 'Maximum focus Position' in the forum. 2 months ago

Hi, it can't be increased above 200,000 from the control panel.
I have the panel open now, 
you can't increase it and you can't set a focus position manually above 200,000
whoever wrote the sesto senso driver code, could they just not put another '0' on the max focus position
The sesto senso focuser goes to just over 2 million steps but the driver won't allow above 200,000 steps
the problem I have, is that I'm using a 10 to 1 focuser, so 10 times as many steps as normal.

even if I recalibrated my focuser from all the way in to all the way out, there close to 2million steps and I still won't be able to input a step above 200,000 because that's the maximum limit

I could fake the min/max position and just move my focuser in/out by a set amount, but on a RASA and a EdgeHD, but I have no idea how far in and out is? there are no markings or scales to work off
if I tell my focuser to go all the way in/out,  it takes about 10 or 20 minutes, so it's not an easy task,
I'd rather not damage my scope or focuser waiting for the motor to make a lovely grinding noise when it hits a hard stop.

The Kstars focus calibration routine is useless for my setup, it starts with 'find the middle position' yep good luck finding that on an SCT or RASA ;) 
are you supposed to watch the mirror move and hope you know where the middle is?

Here's Sesto Senso RASA/EdgeHD focuser calibration routine, 
1, Remove Sesto Senso
2, Hand wind it all the way in clockwise, 
3, re-fit Sesto Senso focuser,
4, hit calibrate as That's now Zero

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Darren replied to the topic 'Maximum focus Position' in the forum. 2 months ago

Hi, yes all that is way beyond my computer skills 
I'll ask jasem if he can help?

thanks for the info, Darren

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Darren replied to the topic 'Maximum focus Position' in the forum. 2 months ago

Hi, Thanks for that info,
Seems a bit strange to have a focuser that can go to 2,097,152
but then only allow the Maximum absolute focus position to go to 200,000?

Thanks, i'll try and edit the file

Thanks, Darren

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Darren created a new topic ' Maximum focus Position' in the forum. 2 months ago

Is there a limit on the focuser max position ?
I can't set mine high enough?
My focus position is around the 1 million steps mark
I can't set my "desired focus position" above 200,000?
I can manually click the focuser  in / out buttons for above the 200,000,  but can't set a position manually or use autofocus
I've checked the config page for my sesto senso focuser and it has a max. position of 1270000 steps, so that's high enough.
Is there some settings or options page I've missed?

Thanks, Darren

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Darren replied to the topic 'Beta OS 1.5.5 update issues' in the forum. 7 months ago

I Reflashed and tried to run update / upgrade again, and it does the same thing, after a reboot Kstars just runs in a boot loop till it deletes itself.
You can run autoremove to remove INDI/Kstars and reinstall, but it no longer shows up as a stellarmate device from the app, and webmanager doesn't work anymore either.
I'm using a RPi4 4gb with the latest eeprom update, maybe its that?
I'll reflash and won't run any updates for the time being.

I have another rpi4 4gb that I haven't upgraded the eprom on, I'll reflash with SMOS 1.5.5 and upgrade that and see how it runs?

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Darren created a new topic ' Beta OS 1.5.5 update issues' in the forum. 7 months ago

Tonight's OS update & upgrades (smoscore & stellarsolver I think) kill my system,
Kstars goes into a boot loop then removes itself along with PHD2.

I reflashed a fresh 1.5.5 image, and ran update & upgrade again and it does the same
anyone else running the Beta OS 1.5.5 and having issues.
The OS has been running great before tonight's update.

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Darren created a new topic ' Ubuntu 20.10' in the forum. 8 months ago

Anyone know If or when INDI/Kstars is available for Ubuntu 20.10 yet?
I've Tried installing it but it keeps failing with missing dependencies.

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