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|ID||Project||Category||View Status||Date Submitted||Last Update|
|0002108||CCdciel||[All Projects] General||public||19-03-30 21:12||19-04-10 17:54|
|Reporter||han||Assigned To||Patrick Chevalley|
|Target Version||1.0||Fixed in Version|
|Summary||0002108: EQASCOM sometimes tracking is off.|
|Description||Maybe once in the three clear nights the EQASCOM tracking is suddenly off. This is a little annoying. It happens after slewing and slewing is only allowed with tracking=on. It becomes visible if CCDCIEL tries to focus. EQACOM is at the latest version. Connection is to mount is blue tooth. |
Maybe a check on tracking could help but it should not be required.
Any idea what could be the cause? If not then just close issue
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Can you see in the log if ccdciel ask to stop tracking? it must do that when waiting to start the next target in the sequence. But it must restart immediately if there is no wait time.
Also the slew() procedure start tracking if it is not active.
Otherwise the eqmod ascom log can help to find the issue.
I looked through the log and found at one location stop tracking due to sequence finished.
2019-03-05T22:56:41.675 1: Sequence 794-1622 finished.
2019-03-05T22:56:41.706 1: Executing the termination actions.
2019-03-05T22:56:41.721 1: Stop telescope tracking
This stop tracking is default checked in the sequence menu. Probably the safest option.
Normally i just modify sequence and the save them under a new name. No termination actions. So now I'm suspicious that this termination action in a few sequences is the cause of my problem. Strange enough if I start manually an autofocus action, there is no warning about tracking=off.
So is it not better to switch tracking on automatically when I start manually an autofocus? Same for capture and preview tools. These can be all executed with tracking=off. No warning or action to start tracking. Tracking is only visible in the EQASCOM menu?
At the moment tracking is restarted automatically when a new sequence is started, or a telescope slew is requested.
I agree this must be done automatically when starting a preview, capture, manual focus or autofocus. But at the moment you can start tracking manually from the Telescope tool.
You can also see the tracking status in the telescope tool. The Track button text is green wen tracking is active, red otherwise. You can click this button to start tracking.
Personally I have this tool always visible in the left of the screen to see this status and also for the time to meridian.
I make the change to restart mount tracking when preview, autofocus or manual focus is started.
It not change tracking when starting a capture because some capture like the sky flat require the mount to be stopped. This is not a problem because the sequence already start the mount tracking.
|19-03-30 21:12||han||New Issue|
|19-03-30 22:33||Patrick Chevalley||Assigned To||=> Patrick Chevalley|
|19-03-30 22:33||Patrick Chevalley||Status||new => assigned|
|19-03-30 22:33||Patrick Chevalley||Note Added: 0005525|
|19-03-31 00:25||han||Note Added: 0005527|
|19-03-31 00:28||han||Note Edited: 0005527||View Revisions|
|19-03-31 11:54||Patrick Chevalley||Note Added: 0005528|
|19-04-10 17:54||Patrick Chevalley||Status||assigned => resolved|
|19-04-10 17:54||Patrick Chevalley||Resolution||open => fixed|
|19-04-10 17:54||Patrick Chevalley||Target Version||=> 1.0|
|19-04-10 17:54||Patrick Chevalley||Note Added: 0005597|