Bret replied to the topic 'Ekos aborting after re-alignment' in the forum. 4 weeks ago

Thanks Jasem, Hy! I’ll keep an eye out for when the MacOS build is fixed and give it a try!

-Bret

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Bret replied to the topic 'Ekos aborting after re-alignment' in the forum. 1 month ago

Thanks a bunch for finding and fixing the issue, Hy! Glad my log file was able to help.

Very excited to try the fix! What is the easiest way to install/update the fix on a Mac?

-Bret

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Bret replied to the topic 'Ekos aborting after re-alignment' in the forum. 1 month ago

Thanks for chiming in ... I was beginning to think this forum wasn't the right place. Last night, I tried an experiment where I deliberately gave the scope a little bump while an imaging session was running to force a realignment while I was present. The result was interesting ... Ekos detected the misalignment and started a re-alignment, but while the re-alignment was underway, I checked the status in the scheduler and found that the job had already been errored out and was stopped! As such, when the re-alignment completed, there was no job to resume ... the scope just sat there. :/

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Bret created a new topic ' Ekos aborting after re-alignment' in the forum. 1 month ago

Hi Folks,I'm running Kstars 3.6.1 and I'm having trouble with the "Verify image position" feature. I currently have Ekos set to verify the image alignment after each frame with a tolerance of 1 arcminute. On the few occasions when this happens, Ekos appears to detect the misalignment and goes through a re-alignment process ... but then just stops rather than resuming the imaging session. Not sure if this is a known issue or if I have some thing set up wrong. Attached is a screenshot from Ekos Analyze window and the end of the log file where Ekos detects the misalignment, re-aligns, and then seems to do nothing after realignment is complete. Happy to send the full long file if anyone is interested.Thanks for taking a look.-Bret

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Got it and will try tonight!

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Hi Steve,

I'm trying the scheduler now, but I must not have it configured correctly ... if/when the guide star is lost, Ekos/PHD2 continues to hunt for the original guide star and eventually lands on some other star causing the framing to be way off from that point. Below are the related settings I could find in the scheduler ... any recommendations?

Thanks!
-Bret

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Hi Steve,

Thanks a bunch for the suggestion. I have not been using the scheduler ... I typically just start the guider and use the Capture tab to initiate my runs. I'll give the scheduler a try ... I never thought to look there!

-Bret

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Hi Folks,

I'm using Ekos with PHD2 guiding and am running into an issue with the guide star being lost. I'm using an OAG and this typically happens after an automated refocus event where due to drift and/or mirror movement the original guide star has moved outside the guide star box and PHD2 can't find it. I've already set the box size to maximum (50 pix) which helped make this less frequent, but did not solve the issue. When this does happen, I get logs like the one below that just keep cycling trying to require the original guide star.

Is there a way to setup the guider module in Ekos so that after a timeout period it will reset and command PHD2 to select a new guide star?

Thanks!
-Bret

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2022-08-16T01:34:43 PHD2: Guiding started.
2022-08-16T01:34:38 PHD2: Star Lost. Trying to reacquire for 60s.
2022-08-16T01:34:31 Autoguiding started.
2022-08-16T01:34:31 PHD2: Guiding started.
2022-08-16T01:34:05 PHD2: Star Lost. Trying to reacquire for 60s.
2022-08-16T01:33:52 Autoguiding started.
2022-08-16T01:33:52 PHD2: Guiding started.
2022-08-16T01:33:46 PHD2: Star Lost. Trying to reacquire for 60s.
2022-08-16T01:33:40 Autoguiding started.
2022-08-16T01:33:40 PHD2: Guiding started.
2022-08-16T01:33:35 PHD2: Star Lost. Trying to reacquire for 60s.
2022-08-16T01:33:16 Autoguiding started.
2022-08-16T01:33:16 PHD2: Guiding started.
2022-08-16T01:32:58 PHD2: Star Lost. Trying to reacquire for 60s.
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