I am having issues with the meridian flip. I m on the latest stable release and have had this issue happen every night so far.

Once a meridian flip is performed it looks like the solver captures and solves. After that nothing happens, it just says "flip complete" and it seems to be stuck right there with the loading icon going around.

I have not been able to really figure out what the issue is. Is there a setting that could be interfering with this?

I can pull logs tomorrow, I just restarted kstars/ekos to continue to capture.

Thanks
Deesk

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Daniel DeSclafani created a new topic ' Save Job Profiles' in the forum. 2 months ago

Hi,

Simple idea/request here that I do not think is implemented. I understand this may be easier said than done.

As I start to use the scheduler more I find myself having to type in the coordinates every time I use it. I understand I can save the scheduler, however, I would want it to just save the target name and coordinates by itself. This way I can easily choose which target I want and then load my specific sequence as well. Just a small change but something to help speed up the process. I am usually out imaging the same target/coordinates multiple times per month and I keep having to save the coordinates elsewhere. Maybe this is already implemented. If so then I am sorry!

Thanks!

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Couldn't you have the image load it into the fits viewer as a 2x2 bin essentially cutting the file size in half? I know this is almost the same thing as creating a jpeg, but just an idea if people want to keep the raw data in the fits viewer.

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Thanks Hy! I will keep it as is now and change it as I need it. If you ever change the code let me know! Most of my filters right now are parfocal so its not a huge issue!

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Daniel DeSclafani created a new topic ' NGC 281 - Pacman Nebula' in the forum. 4 months ago

This data took me a bit over 3 weeks to accumulate. It is a total of about 33 hours.

147 x 300" Ha
100 x 300" SII
140 x 300" OIII

Equipment is in my signature.

I honestly expected much more out of this data. I am actually quite upset. It is definitely lacking somewhere. I do not know where it is lacking. I cannot pin point it, but I am not totally happy with it. I have been playing around in PI but still struggle with the data.

Ultimately I am going to keep this data. It will be great to add onto. There is SO much faint nebulosity around this object and I would love to have hours more integration to bring it all out. Eventually I will get better at PI and editing as well. Enjoy!



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You hit the nail on the head! Exactly what I was saying. Glad to make the suggestion. I often forget to change the filter in those tabs so it does happen often. I turned off refocus on filter change for that reason as well.

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Hi,

First, I am sorry if this is something that is already possible. It may be and I just don't know the settings or maybe I am having some issues with my system.

Anyway, what I am asking is that the filter used for focusing and alignment be set to the current scheduled filter. Currently my setup is always going with my Luminance filter for focusing and my Ha filter for alignment. I believe this happens because it saves what is selected previously(?). I have noticed more than once that filters used for alignment and focus are the incorrect filters. Maybe not so much for the focus module, but I have definitely seen it happen in the alignment tab.

IF I forget to change these before starting the scheduler then the filters are moving unnecessarily.

For instance, my current target tonight is shooting red, green and blue. However, upon loading kstars/ekos the alignment tab is set to Ha. If I were to let it go without changing it then I will get a filter change once alignment comes up to the Ha filter. It would be much easier if alignment could happen with the first/current scheduled filter so there would be no need for a filter change.

Maybe this doesn't matter so much, but with the issue of the filters not aligning properly on the ZWO due to a sensor issue(?) ends up throwing my flat frames off.

I hope what I am saying makes sense and if there is a solution to this then I apologize. I currently have had this happen a few times. Maybe my system is just acting weird or something or maybe I am just doing something flat out wrong.

Thank you!
Deesk

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I have ekos debugger running now. What exactly do I need to do? Will it automatically save a file somewhere? How is it any different than saving the log and attaching it?

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Thank you. So this will be able to just send the logs right to the forums here in an easier way?

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It just happened again as it was aligning for the Meridian flip. I will try to pull this log tomorrow as well.

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