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  1. 50 minutes ago, Bill.Richards said:

    After slewing to Vega, I entered "Vega" into the Target Name field and the RA/DEC coordinates form Stellarium.  Then I clicked on the right arrow button and it looked like BYE did a plate solve because it changed the RA/DEC coordinates as shown in the first attachment, which is consistent with what you described above.  I did not understand what the Slew or Center buttons did so I decided to experiment and see what happened.  I don't remember which one I pressed, but it moved the mount farther away from Vega, not closer.  Then the clouds moved in and that was the end of that.


    That is your mistake.  If you entered the RA/DEC manually then you should NOT select "acquire RA/DEC from displayed image (via platesolve)"... you did this manually.

    Instead, click "center" and BYE will follow the workflow I describe in my previous post.

  2. ...also...

    I see you have the acquire RA/DEC from displayed image (via platesolve) selected.  In this mode (and only if the displayed image was acquired by BYE/BYN) the right arrow to the right of this selection will trigger the image solve process for the sole purpose of finding the true RA/DEC coordinates and once the image is solved these coordinates will be updated on screen / image plan.

  3. There is no direct "solve" button in BYE. 

    The plate solve is part of the center workflow.  You need to click the center button.  The center workflow will...

    1. slew to your RA/DEC coordinates
    2. take a picture
    3. solve the image
    4. sync the telescope
    5. start again at step #1 if number of 'attempt' and/or 'pixel distance' parameter are not met. 

  4. Try this...

    1. Make sure you have your telescope connected in BYE
    2. Make sure your camera is connected BYE.
    3. Enter the RA/DEC of the target you're imaging (same place where you selected ASTAP)
    4. Click solve center.

    Please make sure you download and install 3.2.1.RC3.  I added more login and fixed a bug.


  5. I got your latest log file,  The issue is that EQMOD is not synching the mount when the sync command is sent.

    2020-10-17 20:27:17,228 [23] DEBUG - Solved coordinates (J2000):
    2020-10-17 20:27:17,228 [23] DEBUG - +-- RA : 23h 49m 31s  :::  23.82536534
    2020-10-17 20:27:17,228 [23] DEBUG - +-- DEC: +42° 37' 08" :::  42.61893423
    2020-10-17 20:27:17,229 [23] DEBUG - Telescope current coordinates: (J2000):
    2020-10-17 20:27:17,230 [23] DEBUG - +-- RA : 20h 41m 26s  :::  20.69067621
    2020-10-17 20:27:17,230 [23] DEBUG - +-- DEC: +45° 17' 01" :::  45.28362751
    2020-10-17 20:27:17,230 [23] DEBUG - Syncing to coordinates: (J2000):
    2020-10-17 20:27:17,230 [23] DEBUG - +-- RA : 23h 49m 31s  :::  23.82536534
    2020-10-17 20:27:17,230 [23] DEBUG - +-- DEC: +42° 37' 08" :::  42.61893423
    2020-10-17 20:27:17,703 [23] INFO  - Syncing Telescope completed.
    2020-10-17 20:27:17,719 [23] INFO  - Telescope properties after sync.
    2020-10-17 20:27:17,720 [23] INFO  - Telescope SkyWatcher driver,EQ6 Series current properties.
    2020-10-17 20:27:17,720 [23] INFO  - +--- Epoch                : J2000
    2020-10-17 20:27:17,720 [23] INFO  - +--- RightAscension       : 20.69045019 : 20h41m26s
    2020-10-17 20:27:17,720 [23] INFO  - +--- Declination          : 45.28360605 : 45°17'01"           <<<<===== should be 42.61893423
    2020-10-17 20:27:17,721 [23] INFO  - +--- Altitude             : 80.46334790 : 80°27'48"
    2020-10-17 20:27:17,721 [23] INFO  - +--- Azimuth              : 293.10365879 : 293°06'13"


    Please take a look at this thread, you may have EQMOD not setup properly.


  6. 50 minutes ago, dkerber said:

    I tried that with no success; it appears to be a glitch with the RC2 version. I reverted back to 3.2.0, and everything works fine; it even called my previous settings back up (the ones that were in effect before I installed the RC2.

    Are you sure you installed in a new folder?

    There is no other reason for this, that I'm 100% sure.

    Settings are stored in a config file... under appData user folder.

  7. 5 minutes ago, rbroberts said:

    Is there a way to run the focuser other than in live mode? When shooting through narrowband filters, live mode doesn't give a useful image for focusing. So far I've been able to hand focus with a series of preview images, but it would be very nice to be totally hands-off.

    No, as far as I'm aware the focus motor can only be engaged through the SDK with the mirror is up, therefor liveview.

  8. 14 minutes ago, Atrawick said:

    I downloaded eos 3.2. I have not received the key. I have a older version in my purchases from last year.  any help?

    What you have in your purchase from last year is a trial key, it's expired.  

    There is no purchase key under account Atrawick.  If you purchased you did under another account.  Login with that account and your key should be there.


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