For the 1st problem maybe check DST setting in both the HC and in kstars?
For the 2nd problem make sure you are installing the telescope the right way. You can easily test this indoor by turning reverse DEC option on.
Just my 2cents

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Roy Zhang replied to the topic 'Ekos stuck at "Focusing"' in the forum. 1 year ago

BTW, those "processBLOB" are from my guider camera so you can ignore them

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Roy Zhang created a new topic ' Ekos stuck at "Focusing"' in the forum. 1 year ago

Recently I upgraded my kstars to 3.5.1 and all sorts of problems started to pop up. First, it broke my distro so I have to redo the OS and reinstall everything. The real issue is that it sometimes stuck at "focusing" if I enable "Autofocus if HFR >" option. It seems like the focusing module checked the HFR against the threshold I set, but the instruction to continue did not get to the capture module (I enabled hfr calculation in fits viewer and it's below the threshold). I attached the log and two screenshots, although the log is not very helpful.
Thank you all in advance ;)

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I did another run, log is attached. When i started kstars and ekos, i did my first goto, but the driver said the mount is slewing, but in reality it not moving at all. So i hit “abort” and “tracking on” in indi control panel, and the next goto is working again. I did some other runs after that so the log file can be a little confusing;)

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Yes 115200 is working. But I tested it today and some times it fails to slew to a target; I’d say like 20% chance. Don’t know if it is a hardware issue with the mount or a bad connection/cable or a software one. The console says it is slewing but it just stuck there. I didn’t turn on log output so i dont have a log unfortunately. Other than that it seems to be functioning well.

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The v3 one works for me. I don’t think it is a baud rate problem since the same issue happened to me once and only once when i was using the synscan driver with my eq6r. I don’t think there is any issue with the current driver but maybe more tests are needed. I do hope an update on the supported devices list, easier for future people who runs in to the same problem ;)

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I did more testing and it is because of a faulty cable, should’ve checked the most obvious thing first...

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Ok this is embarrassing. First the cable didn’t work, the connector is different. But I tried to modify my own driver and it worked. Then i thought why not test it again with the old driver, and it turns out the v3 driver IS working okay with this mount, the only thing i need to do is to change the baud rate to something else than the default value. I don’t know why it didn’t work before and I’m pretty sure i tested every baud rate and every driver because the same thing happened to me once when I was using the eq6r. It is an embarrassing moment but I’m happy it worked finally, on the other hand I did get to know the code structure... maybe it is because of the cable that comes with the mount, i can’t find it today so I used a cable that came with my filter wheel which I know is 100% working.

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It is one of those RS 232 to usb cable with a FTDI chip like the one used for SW mounts. I don’t know if they really go by that name, but the seller labels it as “eqmod cable for cem25 cem120 and other”, I asked the seller and he said cem26 should be using the same thing, if not I can return it with shipping covered, so i just thought why not give it a try.
So maybe the ioptron version is also called edmod...unofficially? Im not sure but the seller lables it as eqmod. I’m also wondering, thought eqmod is for SW mounts. Well they are both RJ232 to usb; if a SW cable can also be used on an ioptron mount, i guess it’s okay to say it’s an eqmod

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Just an update, in case anyone wondering. I join an official group and found a manual, but it is in Chinese and it has already been updated to v1.1, so the US version is lagging behind by two versions (yeah ioptron is a Chinese company so why not). Basically if you are using the commander software and ascom you just plug in to the HC usb port; so it is true that the indi driver needs to be updated. I also bought this edmod cable which should be delivered today, and it is mentioned in the manual that 1,2,3 stars alignment is stored in the HC and will not be used if connected directly to the mount (in red letters and explicitly stated cem26/gem28), implying that an edmod cable is probably going to work.
Sorry i just used the “quick reply” button, just in case you are still interested ;)

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The mount didn’t come with a manual. I’m among the first group received the mount so it is possible that ioptron changed and decided to include one. The HC connects to the mount using a serial cable and has a usb type b port; mount comes with a type b to a cable, I’m assuming that what ioptron intended for users to use. But i don’t know, maybe it’s for updating the mount firmware, no manual for me.

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Cem120 should be using the v3 driver in ekos but that didn’t work. Because there isn’t any usb port on the mount body I used the HC, which could be the reason why it didn’t work. I haven’t used any mount from ioptron before, the last mount (which i still use) is the eq6r from skywatcher, no eqmod cable is required for that mount; i don’t have any eqmod cable (or that little serial-usb thingy, don’t know the proper name for this mount) for that reason.

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I also owned a ioptron cem26 with the new hc. The last time i checked there’s no indi driver for the 8409, so it does not work w/ ekos, which is the reason why I haven’t been able to test it in the field. I checked with my seller but he is not familiar with ekos or indi, nor is he able to provide me with any information:( Maybe, just maybe, i will check the code and modify my own driver before the official release.

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