Michael Brennan created a new topic ' EAF and Celestron Edge 11HD' in the forum. 1 year ago

I am having an issue with the ZWO EAF v1  and its range of focus (number of steps).

The EAF can only travel from 0 to 60000 (steps), but the Celestron focuser range is way beyond that. So if you have different image train configurations the EAF will stop before you can get to that focus point.

In steps the Celestron's range is 0 - 180000 steps.

ZWOs response to that when you get to the end of the EAF range then you need to set the EAF step count to 0 and continue on.

The issue with Ekos / INDI is there is no way that I can find to set the step count to 0 using the INDI controls or config.

Does anyone have some ideas?

Thanks

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Hi I have Kstars / ekos setup with Celestron CGX equatorial mount connect via the Celestron wifi module.

It seems to connect fine and I am able to control the mount which is great.

The issue seems to be the initial staring position in kstars when it connects to the mount. I have it park in the switch position and Kstars shows the scope right at the horizon, when if I had it connected to hand controller it would show at just off Polaris for me (52.50 latitude).

Is there any suggestions?

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Michael Brennan replied to the topic 'Asi 2600' in the forum. 2 years ago

HI, I am also having this issue with my ASI 2600MC Pro. I can take 1 or 2 sec exposures with out any issue even setup a sequence.

I then tried 5 sec and it keeps failing. I will attach full log out

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Thanks

I am on Stellarmate 1.5.5 and Rpi4, I ran a debug session an this was in the logs:

[2020-12-09T20:28:45.000 MST DEBG ][ org.kde.kstars.ekos.capture] - Preparing capture job "/home/stellarmate/Pictures/Astrophoto/09Dec2020/Light_10_secs" for execution.
[2020-12-09T20:28:45.005 MST INFO ][ org.kde.kstars.ekos.capture] - "Capturing 10.000-second image..."
[2020-12-09T20:28:45.149 MST DEBG ][ org.kde.kstars.indi] - ZWO CCD ASI2600MC Pro : "[DEBUG] StartExposure->setexp : 10.000s "
[2020-12-09T20:28:45.150 MST INFO ][ org.kde.kstars.indi] - ZWO CCD ASI2600MC Pro : "[INFO] Taking a 10 seconds frame... "
[2020-12-09T20:28:55.758 MST DEBG ][ org.kde.kstars.indi] - ZWO CCD ASI2600MC Pro : "[DEBUG] ASIGetExpStatus failed. Restarting exposure... "
[2020-12-09T20:28:55.859 MST DEBG ][ org.kde.kstars.indi] - ZWO CCD ASI2600MC Pro : "[DEBUG] StartExposure->setexp : 10.000s "
[2020-12-09T20:28:55.861 MST INFO ][ org.kde.kstars.indi] - ZWO CCD ASI2600MC Pro : "[INFO] Taking a 10 seconds frame... "
[2020-12-09T20:28:56.859 MST DEBG ][ org.kde.kstars.indi] - ZWO CCD ASI2600MC Pro : "[DEBUG] ASIGetExpStatus failed. Restarting exposure... "
[2020-12-09T20:28:56.960 MST DEBG ][ org.kde.kstars.indi] - ZWO CCD ASI2600MC Pro : "[DEBUG] StartExposure->setexp : 10.000s "
[2020-12-09T20:28:56.962 MST INFO ][ org.kde.kstars.indi] - ZWO CCD ASI2600MC Pro : "[INFO] Taking a 10 seconds frame... "
[2020-12-09T20:28:57.962 MST INFO ][ org.kde.kstars.indi] - ZWO CCD ASI2600MC Pro : "[ERROR] Exposure failed after 3 attempts. "
[2020-12-09T20:28:57.963 MST INFO ][ org.kde.kstars.ekos.capture] - "Capture failed. Check INDI Control Panel for details."
[2020-12-09T20:28:57.965 MST INFO ][ org.kde.kstars.ekos.capture] - "Restarting capture attempt #1"
[2020-12-09T20:28:57.969 MST INFO ][ org.kde.kstars.ekos.capture] - "Capturing 10.000-second image..."
[2020-12-09T20:28:57.973 MST DEBG ][ org.kde.kstars.indi] - ZWO CCD ASI2600MC Pro : "[DEBUG] StartExposure->setexp : 10.000s "
[2020-12-09T20:28:58.055 MST INFO ][ org.kde.kstars.indi] - ZWO CCD ASI2600MC Pro : "[INFO] Taking a 10 seconds frame... "
[2020-12-09T20:29:31.485 MST INFO ][ org.kde.kstars.ekos.capture] - "CCD capture aborted"
[2020-12-09T20:29:31.497 MST DEBG ][ org.kde.kstars.ekos.capture] - setMeridianFlipStage: "MF_READY"
[2020-12-09T20:29:31.518 MST DEBG ][ org.kde.kstars.indi] - ZWO CCD ASI2600MC Pro : "[DEBUG] Aborting camera exposure... "

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Michael Brennan replied to the topic 'Asi 2600' in the forum. 2 years ago

I am also having this issue with my ASI 2600MC Pro. I can take 1 or 2 sec exposures with out any issue even setup a sequence.

I then tried 5 sec and it keeps failing.

May I ask what you mean "initialed" download and install or just deleted configuration? What libraries are you referring to? I am on Stellarmate 1.5.5.

Thanks

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Michael Brennan replied to the topic 'FireCapture on SM OS' in the forum. 2 years ago

With reguards to the "Error I see ./jre/bin/java: symbol lookup error: /home/pi/Desktop/Fire Capture/Ephemerides.so: undefined symbol: _ZN5Vec3DC1Ev" I did try the resolution to rename or delete the Ephemmerides.so library and that did seem to resolve the issue.

My question is what is that library used for and is it needed?

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