Henk Aling replied to the topic 'Problem with Polar Alignment' in the forum. 2 months ago

Checking the manual slew button for PA works fine. Someone else pointed that out when I asked the same question in this thread some months ago. The PA of Ekos works really well, very nice implementation.

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For my AVX with the QHY5/SSAG autoguider I cannot get autoguiding with pulse guiding working.  This is for Kstars 3.5.2. 

What I see is as follows:  RA forward n steps, RA reverse follows with n steps in the same direction as RA forward, then keeps going in the same direction with steps twice as large.  It continues until it fails. 

I tried this on numerous nights (thinking I was doing something wrong) with various step sizes and both smart and multistar autoguiding so it is very reproducible. Fortunately after I connected the ST4 cable and selected guiding via the QHY5, everything works fine.

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Henk Aling replied to the topic 'Problem with Polar Alignment' in the forum. 1 year ago

HI CapnRon

I followed your advice doing the slew manually and everything works fine like you said. Who needs an automatic slew, anyway. I'm fine with it now and am certainly impressed with the feature, having used it once now.

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Henk Aling replied to the topic 'Problem with Polar Alignment' in the forum. 1 year ago

One more here.  A few days ago I was sitting inside doing the 30 degree rotation and it never showed signs of ending.  When I went outside my 12" astrograph was upside down as far as it could and had slammed into the mount.  No damage fortunately.

I tried again last night sitting right by the scope ready to press Stop.  When it kept moving I pressed Stop and nothing happened.  I ran to the power strip and turned everything off as fast as I could.  Later I noticed the "Are you sure?" dialog, lol.  In emergency situations in the dark I could do without the confirmation request!

Meanwhile BTW I am enjoying Ekos a lot, it is fantastic, very solid and thanks to all developers working on it.

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Henk Aling created a new topic ' Where is the calibration button?' in the forum. 2 years ago

Hi all, I am new thanks for having me!

I run INDI from my Pi with an EQStar controller from Astrogadget on a Losmandy G11S, mount type is Synscan/EQMOD. When using the default guider algorithm I don't see a calibration button anywhere. I have the Smart option selected. When I click Guide, it seems to work nevertheless. What am I missing, is calibration not required? Or did I not look in the right place?

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