Thank you Hy. You were correct. The twilight was stored in the schedule file...

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Hi, This could be a bug. I disabled the twilight as a job constraint, but the scheduler waited for it anyway...

Hi, This could be a bug. I disabled the twilight as a job constraint, but the scheduler waited for it anyway...


  


 

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Mohamed replied to the topic 'Re:Startup and Shutdown scripts' in the forum. 3 weeks ago

Thank you Eric, This is what I was looking for... Is there are any resources about sample python or java scripts?

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Mohamed created a new topic ' Startup and Shutdown scripts' in the forum. 4 weeks ago

Hello,

I was looking for a way to automate startup and shutdown procedures without success. Can anyone advise if there are an API or command lines that can be used to control KStars to perform actions that can be put in a script to be executed when needed?

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Mohamed replied to the topic 'Re:Possible scheduler bug' in the forum. 1 month ago

That's sad news for me :)

I will try to start helping in KStars development to give extra help for bug fixing of this great application...

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Mohamed replied to the topic 'Re:Possible scheduler bug' in the forum. 1 month ago

IDK what race condition means, but what I can say is that I solved this situation by:
1. Parke the mount
2. Restart EKOS
3. Load the scheduler job and run it

It worked with this sequence

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Mohamed created a new topic ' Possible scheduler bug' in the forum. 1 month ago

Hi,

I think the scheduler has an issue. When I schedule a job, it goes to sleep, but when the time comes, it just logs "Scheduler is awake. Jobs shall be started when ready..." but nothing happens

2021-06-23T22:33:00 Scheduler is awake. Jobs shall be started when ready... 2021-06-23T21:29:04 Sleeping until observation job NGC 7023 is ready at Wed Jun 23 22:33:00 2021... 2021-06-23T21:29:02 Scheduler started.

The KStars log says:
[2021-06-23T22:33:01.044 EDT INFO ][ org.kde.kstars.ekos.scheduler] - "Scheduler is awake. Jobs shall be started when ready..."
[2021-06-23T22:33:02.046 EDT DEBG ][ org.kde.kstars.ekos.scheduler] - "Checking Startup State (0)..."
[2021-06-23T22:33:02.046 EDT DEBG ][ org.kde.kstars.ekos.scheduler] - Startup Idle. Starting startup process...
[2021-06-23T22:33:02.047 EDT DEBG ][ org.kde.kstars.ekos.scheduler] - Checking INDI Properties...
[2021-06-23T22:33:03.047 EDT DEBG ][ org.kde.kstars.ekos.scheduler] - Checking INDI properties.
[2021-06-23T22:33:03.047 EDT DEBG ][ org.kde.kstars.ekos.scheduler] - Mount unpark required but mount is not yet ready.

BUT, the mount is already unparked, and UNPARK mount is checked...
   

Can someone please look into this possible bug?

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Mohamed replied to the topic 'Missing filter tag in FITS header' in the forum. 1 month ago

Hi Peter,

PFA the log file for the whole night of June 16-17

 

File Attachment:

File Name: log_22-06-47.zip
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Mohamed replied to the topic 'Battling with focus' in the forum. 1 month ago

My 2 cents as I faced such problem before (for a whole night), use 2x2 binning, start close to good focus with L filter, make sure your mechanics is suitable for your focuser (in my case max step was 1000, and each step is 100), set the exposure time for Ha, O3 and S2 filters to 15 seconds and most importantly in my case was enabling the coil power, as I discovered later that the optical train was heavy and always change position by gravity.

Since I made the above changes, my focuser works fine since then

hope this helps

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Mohamed created a new topic ' Missing filter tag in FITS header' in the forum. 1 month ago

Hello,

On June 14th I was capturing NGC7023 and continued through June 17th. Upon using Pixinsight, it categorized many of the images as "NoFilter" as it was missing the filter tag. Many images that have this bug were taken sequentially on the same night, so I don't think it is a system bug or upgrade somehow caused it later.

The following dropbox link has a sample of Green filter data both taken on June 17th, image 27 has a filter tag, and image 28 doesn't.
www.dropbox.com/sh/cagybbcn8c0k6ch/AAANf...Ir__nEhs_4Aj6oa?dl=0

Can someone please look into this as it could be a potential bug...

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Mohamed replied to the topic 'Re:Ekos uncommanded shutdown' in the forum. 2 months ago


Hi Jasem,

Is this fix will be available in the stable release? If not when do you expect the next release with this fix to available?

Also if this stable release is going to take longer time, can I just delete the open weather support as a workaround?

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