Jacobo Custodio replied to the topic 'Celestron Wifi issues' in the forum. 8 months ago

I think it's clear enough.
Thanks for your efforts, It's really helpfull.

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Jacobo Custodio replied to the topic 'Celestron Wifi issues' in the forum. 8 months ago

Hi Jasem, thanks for the update. I have just tried and I can confirm mount IP is stored as usual. 
On the other hand I would like to ask you one thing. What's AXIS1 PID Proportional value used for? I have been having tracking issues for quite a long time. At the begining the mount didn't track at all, but since a week, it starts tracking but with several problems. While tracking I can see RA and DEC figures changes, which shouldn't be the case as far as I know. In kstars I can see the mount trying to keep target centered but what it really does is moving around it, very closely but not centered at all.
Checking logs, I could see that tracking rate was set to 80. Looking to driver options I found this value in AXIS1 PID and AXIS2 PID Proportional. I reduced it several times until I tried with 20. With this value, tracking was working perfectly: target was kept centered and RA and DEC figures didn't change. Just ALT and AZ figures were changing. I don't really know if these figures can affect to tracking or this was just by chance.

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Jacobo Custodio created a new topic ' Celestron Wifi issues' in the forum. 8 months ago

I'm having some issues after yesterday I updated stellarmate to latest version. Since then everytime I start up my profile I have to manually input celestron mount IP manually. Otherwise it tries to connect to 1.2.3.4 IP, which is not correct. 
After I input correct IP and connect to my mount succesfully, I have noticed that left and right mount control are inverted. If I click "left" button, it moves to the right. Up and down are working fine.
Anyone else with same issue?

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Finally I was able to solved my second issue: mount moves to wrong direction and not able to goto. I solved it by deselecting "cord wrap" option in INDI Control Panel.
But I'm still with tracking issues. I realized that when I do a goto mount is tracking properly. But once I sync or "Capture & Solve" tracking stopped.

I have seen this error in log file:
[2021-11-28T01:34:19.266 Hora estándar romance DEBG ][ org.kde.kstars.indi] - Celestron WiFi : "[DEBUG] Target (AltAz): 38.161949 93.618744 Scope (AltAz) 37.933109 93.440008 "
[2021-11-28T01:34:19.266 Hora estándar romance DEBG ][ org.kde.kstars.indi] - Celestron WiFi : "[DEBUG] Tracking rate: Alt -0.006311 Az -0.004939 ; Errors : Alt: 10664.736605 Az: 8329.713901 "

Any ideas?

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Second attempt and things are getting worse. Now I'm not able to do a correct goto. When I select and object, mount starts moving in the wrong direction. After a while it stops and then go back. After few seconds (20 or 30 secs) it starts moving in the opposite direction again. And repeat the process several times until I stop the mount.

I don't really know what I'm doing wrong. Is there any way I can find a guide about how to use stellarmate properly?
As far as I know, first thing I have to do is to power on mount leveled and pointing to north, is it right? I can park and unpark with no issues but gotos are not working fine.

Is anyone able to help me?

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I'm new Stellarmate user, and I was really amazed until this issue appeared.
Last couple of days I was having issues while tracking objects. For some reason I can see that mount is not able to track properly. I'm using kstars on a Windows machine, I have doubled checked location and time are correct.
Once connected to Stellarmate (it's running on RPi4) I can control mount and camera with no issues.

Last night I was trying to photograph Pleiades, so I selected it on kstars, I did a GoTo and once mount arrived, I used "Capture and Solve" for centering object. After 3 or 4 attemps it was centered. After that I can see that mount status says "tracking" but it's not doing properly.
I'm not able to take a picture of more than 2 seconds without stars trailing. If I check pointer in kstars I can see that it's moving from selected object little by little and after a couple of minutes it's quite far away.

I'm a bit desperate because a week ago (in my first attempt) it was working fine. I was doing exposures of 25 secs with no issues. I took a total of 30 mins exposure and object was centered. So I don't really know what I've changed
Using Skysafari connected to my mount, I could see that tracking mode was set as "sideral" which is correct.

Any ideas what could be wrong?

Thanks in advance and regards,
Jacobo
 

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