Miguel replied to the topic 'Sky Safari issues' in the forum. 1 week ago


well, just to clarify. I'm not talking about skysafari itself, but the indi module. The host where the skysafari indi module is running (an rpi, in my case) experiences an huge cpu usage

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Miguel replied to the topic 'Sky Safari issues' in the forum. 1 week ago

Hi all,

Just was going to start a new thread, by saw this post. I'm also experiencing point #3. CPU usage is huge, even when not using it. Can anybody have a look?

Regards

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well, I have to test deeper during the daylight, but yes. If I'm looking east and slew to just west the meridian, the mount flips. I'm not completely sure if it happens always, or if effectively there is a sort of gray zone.
And, by the way, definitely there is not more information in the user manual; or I'm not able to find it.

Meridian flips are working in ekos, normally. Sometimes I get a 'failed' message, but it usually retries after 4 minutes and performs it. Maybe those 'failed' messages made to popup these questions into my mind :-) Only asking just for curiosity

m

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Thanks for the reply!

I cannot find any setting in the hand controller to define that "gray zone". All I can see is to force the flip or leave it in auto:
I also cannot see any relevant setting in eqmod.

Any other thoughts on skywatcher mounts?

m

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Hi all,

Some doubts about the underlying logic of meridian flip process.
I thought that it was based on the 'side of pier' that mount driver reports (actually, talking about eqmod with a eq6r pro). But I noticed that, afaik, side of pier really reports where the scope is pointing taking only into account the declination value. That is, if mount declination is between North-East, the driver reports 'west (scope pointing to East)', and if dec is between North-West, the driver reports 'east (scope pointing to West)'. Is this right? If so, if I'm initially pointing some object to the East very near of the meridian, the object will traverse the meridian with the (obviously) same dec value; so 'side of pier' would not change. However, the meridian flip does occur. So, the meridian flip is not based on 'side of pier' information, or I'm wrong in some assumptions.
Supposing that meridian flip is not based on side of pier info, I can fully understand that the mount (well, the indi driver) does know where the meridian is, and where is pointing actually; so no problem. But my question goes beyond this and would like to understand how does it work under the hood. So, to perform the meridian flip, does eqmod driver simply issue a goto command and the mount by itself "knows" that has to perform a meridian flip? I guess my question is more focused on how skywatcher protocol works, cause I guess the handset performs the same operations than indi driver. Well, actually don't know smile.png

Thanks!

Miguel

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here using a qhy5l-ii mono with no issue.

m

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just what I thought, thanks!!

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Hi all,

I run ekos with the following and device settings:

 



as you may see, ekos does not start indi server by itself. I start indiserver before, and let ekos to connect to.
Well, I've realized that if I don't select any ccd camera like this:

 

it still works. The camera also appears in the indi control panel (that's normal, since the driver is loaded) and I can use the device within ekos, cause the camera tab still appears. So, why do I have to select the devices I'm going to use? Maybe this only makes sense if ekos also start the indi drivers...

m

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Miguel created a new topic ' QHY vs ZWO indi support' in the forum. 3 months ago

Hi all,

I'm planning to buy a dedicated ccd camera. My two last candidates are qhy 294 and zwo 294; both color version. Both of them are pretty identical. I wonder which of them have a more reliable indi driver. Which brand would you recommend for working with indi?

miguel

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Hi. That's clearly a dns problem; nothing to do with astroberry. Check for any difference between win 7 and 10 dns config. Paste config if you wish.

m

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Ah, great, didn't know that. Thanks for the info. Now it's more clear. Thanks!

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