This new T
"Train" Thing had me bugged. On advice of a friend, I created two trains - 1st train for mount, scope, focuser, and primary camera. The 2nd train - mount, scope, the guide camera as the primary AND Guider. This way KStars seems to recognize that I need to get the guide camera parfocal with the primary camera through the OAG. This works.
The second issue seems to be solved by doing an alignment OR plate solve prior to guiding. Don't knows if this is always the case but it works. In 3.6.0 plate solving was never required. This is new to me.
Color these issues closed unless you have better advice.
Was very satisfied with version 3.6.0. Then I found out about 3.6.1 and downloaded it. Oh boy! Several problems cropped up with the new version. Most I was able to solve but the following two remain. I'm sure someone one the forum has a fix:
Problem 1. I'm using a Meade 304mm, f/8 SCT on an iOptron CEM120-EC. The camera is a Starlight Xpress SX-46 and the guide camera is a Starlight Xpress Lodestar Pro through an Off Axis Guider.
I input 2 trains - 1 for the main camera and a second for the autoguider.
Problem - EKOS will not let me select the Lodestar to focus it. When I select the secondary train to take an image through the autoguider, whether in Focus or Camera Tabs, the selections are "greyed out". In addition - if I put both cameras on one train, EKOS tries to guide through the primary camera. I've tried multiple train configurations to no avail. Any thoughts?
Second problem. When I try to guide - EKOS selects as single guide star and . . . nothing. The log indicates that it's trying to do calibration but the scope never moves. Nor do any secondary guide stars get selected. Thoughts?
Thanks all for any help.
Fortunately for me, my SX-46 has a built in hub that allows me to operate my camera, auto-guider, and filter with just 1 USB cable. The only other cable I need is for the mount. My cables are short (<1 meter) so a powered USB hub is not really necessary. I just thought it would be a good Idea to have it.
All is well now and everything is working wonderfully.
BTW, nice car in the profile pic!
I found the problem. It was the powered hub. I read in the knowledge base that powered hubs were causing problems. This was indeed the case. Once I removed the powered hub everything connected just fine.
The bad hub is manufactured by ONN - a cheap Walmart model.
Again thanks for all the help.
It seemed that just after I set the baud rate to 115200, the camera wouldn't connect. I figured it was possible that the baud rate was too high for the camera so I tried different baud rates to see if I could get the cameras and filter wheel to re-connect. They did not.
Hello. Me again.
I have a CEM120EC. Attached to that I have a Starlight Xpress Standard filter wheel. Attached to that is a Lodestar Pro through an OAG. Behind that is a Starlight Xpress SX-46. INDI used to connect to all devices and I was able to use the filter wheel, take short test dark exposures, and connect to the autoguider.
For some reason, now, it fails to connect to any of the above.
In the profile set-up (which I am unable to save a new profile for some reason but can edit the existing one) I have listed just the mount and camera.Then I tried listing he mount, camera and filter wheel seperately. Finally I tried listing all devices seperately. None of these ways were sucessful.
Am I doing something wrong? Thought I followed the instructions in the video. Any help is, as always, appreciated. Thanks in advance.
I've attached logs in case they help.
Dang! You're good! The mount slews with the INDI tabs and with the StellarMate Motion Controller window just fine. No other issues to report. Thanks again. It's nice to see REAL support for software. I wish I was more tech saavy so I could avoid bothering you with issues like this but I'm learning slowly.
I'll try it.
The current version of the INDI drive does not work on the new CEM-120EC's. The hand controller version is now 8410. The firmware has been updated many times. The current driver wsill not slew the mount nor allow it to guide. Any advice?
Just found the video on how to get logs. Once I get them I'll send. Thanks!
Mine runs fine as stand-alone. I 'm having problems with StellarMate making the telescope move at all. StellarMate runs everything else just fine. The INDI driver appeard to be out of date/ non existent for the CEM-120EC.
No. I don't . Sorry. I read that the v3 (the current iOptron version for the CEM-120) connects just fine in KStars and will do everything except update the time from the GPS, nor will it make the mount move in R.A. or DEC. When I try to move the scope an ERROR message appears in the debug windows. It just says "ERROR". I'd love to help. How do I get there logs?