Haase replied to the topic 'Announcing StellarSolver 2.0' in the forum. 3 months ago

I have exact the same problem on two computers after normal system update at MINT and Linux light

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Hi Wolfgang,

Sorry for my late reply! (strange not receive an e-mail)

I checked the time between Rasp and Mount this seems to be correct, anyway with my mount I have no problems with 18 minutes over the Meridian.
I will check again everything to reduce the time.

Thank you very much for your help the Meridian flip has works several times so I think we can close this post.

I have another problem, from time to time the autofocus runs over the allowed max travel.
But I will first read more in the forum maybe someone has the same problem.

If I cannot find a solution, I will open a new post with all information.

Again, thank you very much for your great help.
Cheers Matthias

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Hi Wolfgang,

Ok, I will check the time after the initial sync.

For me the log file looks also very strange, no more pictures were taken, and the mount ran in the completely wrong direction.

My log setting is
Verbosity: Verbose
Output: File
Ekos: Alignment and Mount

Maybe you think it's good to add schedulers or something else too?

Cheers,
Matthias

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Hi, sorry for my late reply.
The time settings seem be correct, the problem was really the hour setting for the Meridian Flip.

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Hi Wolfgang,

The tip with the delay was good with H0.3 the Meridian flip works mostly.
At the night from Saturday to Sunday the flip has works, also the new alignment and the guiding.

I have done some test, (before I started with real observation), with objects nearby the meridian line then the new alignment and guiding procedure has not started.

From Sunday to Monday the Meridian Flip has not worked and the position of the telescope this morning was really strange.

The log file from Saturday to Sunday log_20-48-41.txt
The log file from Sunday to Monday log_20-22-27.txt

Perhaps the weather is that evening also good enough to try again.

Matthias

P.S. I installed a safety system, to switch off the system on collision.

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Hi Wolfgang,

Ok, For the next 3 nights the weather forecast is very bad maybe small chance from Sunday to Monday.

Matthias

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Hi Wolfgang,

Sorry my English is not so good
I will try to explain the situation in a few words.

1; The Meridian Flip always works when I only use GOTO, which I tested several times a day and night.

2; The Meridian Flip never works, when I use the Align option with the solver.

3; Except this night he did the Meridian Flip correctly, the only difference to all tests before that all logs were turned off.

Matthias

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Hi Wolfgang

I got up to do the flip myself and Lo and behold!? he did the meridian flip automatically.

Now I have clouds, so I stopped my observation.

I can still see enough stars for testing again, I selected a Star in nearby the meridian to test it is works again.
Unfortunately, it he works not a second time.

Unfortunately, before I started my observation this evening, I switched off all logs.

What I not understand is why is working without Alignment, but once I activate the Alignment the Meridian Flip is not anymore working.
I use not anymore a controller for the mount, perhaps I am wrong but is in the mount are not only a controller for the stepper motor?
I arrange my equipment and then I go to my bed is 3:30am is time to sleep.

I wish you a good night,
Matthias

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HI Wolfgang

Hopefully I have generated a log file with the correct information.

I chose a star in the near of the Meridian.
I used the Align with Capture and solve Slew to target.
I didn't take any pictures and the guiding was off.
The meridian flip was not performed.

Thank you for your support.
Matthias

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Hi Wolfgang,

I think I have already tried with the delay of Hour 0.1 approx. 6 minutes, if the weather cooperates this evening, I will try it again.

Sorry, I have one more question because I am not very familiar with EKOS and the logs, which logs are important for posting?

Thanks again, Matthias

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Hi Wolfgang,

Ok, I will do it this evening.

What I understood in the logs is that he is doing the Meridian Flip, (provided if I have looked in the correct logs).

I think that only my settings are wrong because the flip works perfectly without the align function, (astrometry.

Thank you, Matthias

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I have the following problem, hopefully you can help me!
The Meridian Flip works very well without the Align function in Ekos.
At the moment when I used the astrometry alignment, the Meridian Flip no longer works.
Meridian-Flip appears on the screen, but the Mount has not swivelled.

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