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Re: Guide star lost after dithering

Howard Ritter
 

Idle question: Whatever happened to the 3600GTO “El Capitan" mount? Looking at photos of it on its massive portable pier, carrying a PlaneWzve 24”, I realized it’s the ideal solution to my notional dream semipermanent home installation. Any plans (that can be mentioned) to produce it again, or for a successor?

—howard


Re: Guide star lost after dithering

yanzhe liu
 

Last night I turned off guiding during download and it worked. I will test more in the next few days.

Thanks everyone for the help.

On Wed, Nov 24, 2021 at 8:16 AM Roland Christen via groups.io <chris1011=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
Autofocus can shift the camera which will cause the star to jump. Try turning off Autofocus and see if you still get the jump.

Rolando



-----Original Message-----
From: Brian Valente <bvalente@...>
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Sent: Tue, Nov 23, 2021 10:52 pm
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Guide star lost after dithering

There's one other thing you can test

disable dithering and take a few images, but leave everything else the same (i.e., continue guiding during download). If the issue persists, you know it's unrelated to dithering

If that's the case, you could then try imaging without guiding and downloading and see what happens

On Tue, Nov 23, 2021 at 6:39 PM yanzhe liu <liuyanzhe@...> wrote:
Download takes 10-20s. Yes, guiding is still on during download, but not during auto focus.

On Tue, Nov 23, 2021 at 6:31 PM Brian Valente <bvalente@...> wrote:
Regarding your image download when exposure complete, are you still guiding while image is downloading? Does download take a while?

On Tue, Nov 23, 2021 at 6:28 PM yanzhe liu <liuyanzhe@...> wrote:
Yes, exposure time was 900s.

On Tue, Nov 23, 2021 at 6:25 PM Brian Valente <bvalente@...> wrote:
Are you doing 15 minute exposures?

The dither distances and settling look fine from a PHD perspective, although I can see a big spike in guidestar SNR roughly every 900 seconds

On Tue, Nov 23, 2021 at 5:49 PM yanzhe liu <liuyanzhe@...> wrote:
Here is the log:

https://openphdguiding.org/logs/dl/PHD2_logs_xGZF.zip

I have not used the log before but I think this is the dither causing issue. I then restarted the sequence by turning dither off.

19:29:39.383 00.003 2112 PhdController::Dither begins
19:29:39.386 00.003 2112 dither: size=1.00, dRA=-0.61 dDec=0.00
19:29:39.389 00.003 2112 MountToCamera -- mountTheta (3.14) + m_xAngle (-1.59) = xAngle (1.55 = 1.55)
19:29:39.392 00.003 2112 MountToCamera -- mountX=-0.61 mountY=0.00 hyp=0.61 mountTheta=3.14 cameraX=0.01, cameraY=0.61 cameraTheta=1.55
19:29:39.395 00.003 2112 setting lock position to (121.19, 18.76)
19:29:39.398 00.003 2112 Mount: notify guiding dithered (0.0, 0.6)
19:29:39.401 00.003 2112 MultiStar: stabilizing after lock position change
19:29:39.403 00.002 2112 Status Line: Dither by -0.61,0.00


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Astro-Physics


Re: Guide star lost after dithering

Roland Christen
 

Autofocus can shift the camera which will cause the star to jump. Try turning off Autofocus and see if you still get the jump.

Rolando



-----Original Message-----
From: Brian Valente <bvalente@...>
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Sent: Tue, Nov 23, 2021 10:52 pm
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Guide star lost after dithering

There's one other thing you can test

disable dithering and take a few images, but leave everything else the same (i.e., continue guiding during download). If the issue persists, you know it's unrelated to dithering

If that's the case, you could then try imaging without guiding and downloading and see what happens

On Tue, Nov 23, 2021 at 6:39 PM yanzhe liu <liuyanzhe@...> wrote:
Download takes 10-20s. Yes, guiding is still on during download, but not during auto focus.

On Tue, Nov 23, 2021 at 6:31 PM Brian Valente <bvalente@...> wrote:
Regarding your image download when exposure complete, are you still guiding while image is downloading? Does download take a while?

On Tue, Nov 23, 2021 at 6:28 PM yanzhe liu <liuyanzhe@...> wrote:
Yes, exposure time was 900s.

On Tue, Nov 23, 2021 at 6:25 PM Brian Valente <bvalente@...> wrote:
Are you doing 15 minute exposures?

The dither distances and settling look fine from a PHD perspective, although I can see a big spike in guidestar SNR roughly every 900 seconds

On Tue, Nov 23, 2021 at 5:49 PM yanzhe liu <liuyanzhe@...> wrote:
Here is the log:

https://openphdguiding.org/logs/dl/PHD2_logs_xGZF.zip

I have not used the log before but I think this is the dither causing issue. I then restarted the sequence by turning dither off.

19:29:39.383 00.003 2112 PhdController::Dither begins
19:29:39.386 00.003 2112 dither: size=1.00, dRA=-0.61 dDec=0.00
19:29:39.389 00.003 2112 MountToCamera -- mountTheta (3.14) + m_xAngle (-1.59) = xAngle (1.55 = 1.55)
19:29:39.392 00.003 2112 MountToCamera -- mountX=-0.61 mountY=0.00 hyp=0.61 mountTheta=3.14 cameraX=0.01, cameraY=0.61 cameraTheta=1.55
19:29:39.395 00.003 2112 setting lock position to (121.19, 18.76)
19:29:39.398 00.003 2112 Mount: notify guiding dithered (0.0, 0.6)
19:29:39.401 00.003 2112 MultiStar: stabilizing after lock position change
19:29:39.403 00.002 2112 Status Line: Dither by -0.61,0.00


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Brian Valente


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Brian Valente


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Brian Valente

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Roland Christen
Astro-Physics


Re: Eltima Virtual Ports

Ray Gralak
 

Hi David,

I tried three more times as instructed - the same error message appears. I'll call next week.
The exact cause for the issue on a few computers is not known, but I think the problem is likely a missing Windows DLL in Windows 10. The fact that virtual ports were working for you in Windows 11 on the same computer supports this theory. Unfortunately, this may be something that will take time for Eltima to track down.

That said, if you did a completely new Windows 10 install on this computer, make sure that you download and install all of the manufacturer's drivers for the computer and perform all of the Windows updates. One of the manufacturer drivers or Windows updates may contain a required DLL.

-Ray

-----Original Message-----
From: main@ap-gto.groups.io [mailto:main@ap-gto.groups.io] On Behalf Of hawkp60@gmail.com
Sent: Tuesday, November 23, 2021 9:03 PM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Eltima Virtual Ports

Ray,

I tried three more times as instructed - the same error message appears. I'll call next week. Happy
Thanksgiving.

David Burrell


Re: Mount Status Not Updating in MaxIm DL Observatory Control Window

M Hambrick
 

I got the CD player mainly to copy my CD collection into iTunes so that I could load then onto my iPod. Over the years I have accumulated quite a large collection of CDs, mostly in the pop and rock genre. I have around 500 CDs loaded onto a 164GB iPod classic, using about 120GB of the available space.

At the time I got my laptop, much of the software was still being sent out on CDs.

Mike


Re: Upgrade to APCC Pro 1.9.0.11

Larry Phillips
 

Sorry, a senior moment.
-Larry


Re: Eltima Virtual Ports

hawkp60@...
 

Ray,

I tried three more times as instructed - the same error message appears. I'll call next week. Happy Thanksgiving.

David Burrell


Re: Guide star lost after dithering

 

There's one other thing you can test

disable dithering and take a few images, but leave everything else the same (i.e., continue guiding during download). If the issue persists, you know it's unrelated to dithering

If that's the case, you could then try imaging without guiding and downloading and see what happens

On Tue, Nov 23, 2021 at 6:39 PM yanzhe liu <liuyanzhe@...> wrote:
Download takes 10-20s. Yes, guiding is still on during download, but not during auto focus.

On Tue, Nov 23, 2021 at 6:31 PM Brian Valente <bvalente@...> wrote:
Regarding your image download when exposure complete, are you still guiding while image is downloading? Does download take a while?

On Tue, Nov 23, 2021 at 6:28 PM yanzhe liu <liuyanzhe@...> wrote:
Yes, exposure time was 900s.

On Tue, Nov 23, 2021 at 6:25 PM Brian Valente <bvalente@...> wrote:
Are you doing 15 minute exposures?

The dither distances and settling look fine from a PHD perspective, although I can see a big spike in guidestar SNR roughly every 900 seconds

On Tue, Nov 23, 2021 at 5:49 PM yanzhe liu <liuyanzhe@...> wrote:
Here is the log:

https://openphdguiding.org/logs/dl/PHD2_logs_xGZF.zip

I have not used the log before but I think this is the dither causing issue. I then restarted the sequence by turning dither off.

19:29:39.383 00.003 2112 PhdController::Dither begins
19:29:39.386 00.003 2112 dither: size=1.00, dRA=-0.61 dDec=0.00
19:29:39.389 00.003 2112 MountToCamera -- mountTheta (3.14) + m_xAngle (-1.59) = xAngle (1.55 = 1.55)
19:29:39.392 00.003 2112 MountToCamera -- mountX=-0.61 mountY=0.00 hyp=0.61 mountTheta=3.14 cameraX=0.01, cameraY=0.61 cameraTheta=1.55
19:29:39.395 00.003 2112 setting lock position to (121.19, 18.76)
19:29:39.398 00.003 2112 Mount: notify guiding dithered (0.0, 0.6)
19:29:39.401 00.003 2112 MultiStar: stabilizing after lock position change
19:29:39.403 00.002 2112 Status Line: Dither by -0.61,0.00



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Re: Eltima Virtual Ports

Ray Gralak
 

Hi David,

The virtual ports cannot be created. I get the ".....AxHost+invalid ActiveXStatexception...." message. So, I'm
assuming that the Eltima software did not download?
I think maybe you are using the wrong term. There's nothing to download. The Eltima virtual port driver will be installed and the Eltima ActiveX control registered.

Did you reboot the computer afterward?

Did APCC create the virtual ports? (If they were not created, you can get that error message.) After rebooting the computer and before starting APCC, delete the file c:\programdata\Astro-Physics\APCC\Settiings.apcc. Then start APCC and connect to the mount.

-Ray

-----Original Message-----
From: main@ap-gto.groups.io [mailto:main@ap-gto.groups.io] On Behalf Of hawkp60@gmail.com
Sent: Tuesday, November 23, 2021 7:21 PM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Eltima Virtual Ports

Ray,

The virtual ports cannot be created. I get the ".....AxHost+invalid ActiveXStatexception...." message. So, I'm
assuming that the Eltima software did not download?

David Burrell


Re: Eltima Virtual Ports

hawkp60@...
 

Ray,

The virtual ports cannot be created. I get the ".....AxHost+invalid ActiveXStatexception...." message. So, I'm assuming that the Eltima software did not download?

David Burrell


Re: Guide star lost after dithering

Roland Christen
 

Mounts will be instructed to move by two different methods. One is by coordinate moves, the other is by timed move where a 1 second move command corresponds to a 15 arc sec move. Coordinate moves are tricky because they are subject to a different protocol and can cause problems when the mount is in counterweight up position. Timed moves are preferred for all guide and dither commands. I cannot tell by the log below which one is being used. Delta RA = .61 means nothing to me, but perhaps our PHD gurus can clarify.

Rolando


-----Original Message-----
From: Roland Christen via groups.io <chris1011@...>
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io>
Sent: Tue, Nov 23, 2021 8:44 pm
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Guide star lost after dithering

A dither move is normally the same as a guide move command, except typically bigger. If the mount guides normally and properly, then it is responding to the PHD external commands in the proper manner. I don't see how the mount would, on its own, move the Dec axis by 12 pixels unless instructed to do so.

If the camera is angled by 45 degrees then both X and Y will move although only RA is commanded to move. We don't have enough information at this point as to what really moved. Did the Dec actually move or did the Y axis of the camera move? The two are not the same. People often mix up the X and Y axes, thinking they are the RA and Dec axes. This is not the case unless the camera is exactly rotated to a null position with respect to RA and Dec. That is usually never the case.

Rolando

-----Original Message-----
From: Brian Valente <bvalente@...>
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Sent: Tue, Nov 23, 2021 8:30 pm
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Guide star lost after dithering

Regarding your image download when exposure complete, are you still guiding while image is downloading? Does download take a while?

On Tue, Nov 23, 2021 at 6:28 PM yanzhe liu <liuyanzhe@...> wrote:
Yes, exposure time was 900s.

On Tue, Nov 23, 2021 at 6:25 PM Brian Valente <bvalente@...> wrote:
Are you doing 15 minute exposures?

The dither distances and settling look fine from a PHD perspective, although I can see a big spike in guidestar SNR roughly every 900 seconds

On Tue, Nov 23, 2021 at 5:49 PM yanzhe liu <liuyanzhe@...> wrote:
Here is the log:

https://openphdguiding.org/logs/dl/PHD2_logs_xGZF.zip

I have not used the log before but I think this is the dither causing issue. I then restarted the sequence by turning dither off.

19:29:39.383 00.003 2112 PhdController::Dither begins
19:29:39.386 00.003 2112 dither: size=1.00, dRA=-0.61 dDec=0.00
19:29:39.389 00.003 2112 MountToCamera -- mountTheta (3.14) + m_xAngle (-1.59) = xAngle (1.55 = 1.55)
19:29:39.392 00.003 2112 MountToCamera -- mountX=-0.61 mountY=0.00 hyp=0.61 mountTheta=3.14 cameraX=0.01, cameraY=0.61 cameraTheta=1.55
19:29:39.395 00.003 2112 setting lock position to (121.19, 18.76)
19:29:39.398 00.003 2112 Mount: notify guiding dithered (0.0, 0.6)
19:29:39.401 00.003 2112 MultiStar: stabilizing after lock position change
19:29:39.403 00.002 2112 Status Line: Dither by -0.61,0.00


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Astro-Physics

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Astro-Physics


Re: Guide star lost after dithering

Roland Christen
 

A dither move is normally the same as a guide move command, except typically bigger. If the mount guides normally and properly, then it is responding to the PHD external commands in the proper manner. I don't see how the mount would, on its own, move the Dec axis by 12 pixels unless instructed to do so.

If the camera is angled by 45 degrees then both X and Y will move although only RA is commanded to move. We don't have enough information at this point as to what really moved. Did the Dec actually move or did the Y axis of the camera move? The two are not the same. People often mix up the X and Y axes, thinking they are the RA and Dec axes. This is not the case unless the camera is exactly rotated to a null position with respect to RA and Dec. That is usually never the case.

Rolando

-----Original Message-----
From: Brian Valente <bvalente@...>
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Sent: Tue, Nov 23, 2021 8:30 pm
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Guide star lost after dithering

Regarding your image download when exposure complete, are you still guiding while image is downloading? Does download take a while?

On Tue, Nov 23, 2021 at 6:28 PM yanzhe liu <liuyanzhe@...> wrote:
Yes, exposure time was 900s.

On Tue, Nov 23, 2021 at 6:25 PM Brian Valente <bvalente@...> wrote:
Are you doing 15 minute exposures?

The dither distances and settling look fine from a PHD perspective, although I can see a big spike in guidestar SNR roughly every 900 seconds

On Tue, Nov 23, 2021 at 5:49 PM yanzhe liu <liuyanzhe@...> wrote:
Here is the log:

https://openphdguiding.org/logs/dl/PHD2_logs_xGZF.zip

I have not used the log before but I think this is the dither causing issue. I then restarted the sequence by turning dither off.

19:29:39.383 00.003 2112 PhdController::Dither begins
19:29:39.386 00.003 2112 dither: size=1.00, dRA=-0.61 dDec=0.00
19:29:39.389 00.003 2112 MountToCamera -- mountTheta (3.14) + m_xAngle (-1.59) = xAngle (1.55 = 1.55)
19:29:39.392 00.003 2112 MountToCamera -- mountX=-0.61 mountY=0.00 hyp=0.61 mountTheta=3.14 cameraX=0.01, cameraY=0.61 cameraTheta=1.55
19:29:39.395 00.003 2112 setting lock position to (121.19, 18.76)
19:29:39.398 00.003 2112 Mount: notify guiding dithered (0.0, 0.6)
19:29:39.401 00.003 2112 MultiStar: stabilizing after lock position change
19:29:39.403 00.002 2112 Status Line: Dither by -0.61,0.00


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Brian Valente


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Brian Valente

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Astro-Physics


Re: Guide star lost after dithering

 

You might try pausing guiding during download and see if that helps. 

On Tue, Nov 23, 2021 at 6:39 PM yanzhe liu <liuyanzhe@...> wrote:
Download takes 10-20s. Yes, guiding is still on during download, but not during auto focus.

On Tue, Nov 23, 2021 at 6:31 PM Brian Valente <bvalente@...> wrote:
Regarding your image download when exposure complete, are you still guiding while image is downloading? Does download take a while?

On Tue, Nov 23, 2021 at 6:28 PM yanzhe liu <liuyanzhe@...> wrote:
Yes, exposure time was 900s.

On Tue, Nov 23, 2021 at 6:25 PM Brian Valente <bvalente@...> wrote:
Are you doing 15 minute exposures?

The dither distances and settling look fine from a PHD perspective, although I can see a big spike in guidestar SNR roughly every 900 seconds

On Tue, Nov 23, 2021 at 5:49 PM yanzhe liu <liuyanzhe@...> wrote:
Here is the log:

https://openphdguiding.org/logs/dl/PHD2_logs_xGZF.zip

I have not used the log before but I think this is the dither causing issue. I then restarted the sequence by turning dither off.

19:29:39.383 00.003 2112 PhdController::Dither begins
19:29:39.386 00.003 2112 dither: size=1.00, dRA=-0.61 dDec=0.00
19:29:39.389 00.003 2112 MountToCamera -- mountTheta (3.14) + m_xAngle (-1.59) = xAngle (1.55 = 1.55)
19:29:39.392 00.003 2112 MountToCamera -- mountX=-0.61 mountY=0.00 hyp=0.61 mountTheta=3.14 cameraX=0.01, cameraY=0.61 cameraTheta=1.55
19:29:39.395 00.003 2112 setting lock position to (121.19, 18.76)
19:29:39.398 00.003 2112 Mount: notify guiding dithered (0.0, 0.6)
19:29:39.401 00.003 2112 MultiStar: stabilizing after lock position change
19:29:39.403 00.002 2112 Status Line: Dither by -0.61,0.00



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Brian Valente


Re: Guide star lost after dithering

yanzhe liu
 

Download takes 10-20s. Yes, guiding is still on during download, but not during auto focus.


On Tue, Nov 23, 2021 at 6:31 PM Brian Valente <bvalente@...> wrote:
Regarding your image download when exposure complete, are you still guiding while image is downloading? Does download take a while?

On Tue, Nov 23, 2021 at 6:28 PM yanzhe liu <liuyanzhe@...> wrote:
Yes, exposure time was 900s.

On Tue, Nov 23, 2021 at 6:25 PM Brian Valente <bvalente@...> wrote:
Are you doing 15 minute exposures?

The dither distances and settling look fine from a PHD perspective, although I can see a big spike in guidestar SNR roughly every 900 seconds

On Tue, Nov 23, 2021 at 5:49 PM yanzhe liu <liuyanzhe@...> wrote:
Here is the log:

https://openphdguiding.org/logs/dl/PHD2_logs_xGZF.zip

I have not used the log before but I think this is the dither causing issue. I then restarted the sequence by turning dither off.

19:29:39.383 00.003 2112 PhdController::Dither begins
19:29:39.386 00.003 2112 dither: size=1.00, dRA=-0.61 dDec=0.00
19:29:39.389 00.003 2112 MountToCamera -- mountTheta (3.14) + m_xAngle (-1.59) = xAngle (1.55 = 1.55)
19:29:39.392 00.003 2112 MountToCamera -- mountX=-0.61 mountY=0.00 hyp=0.61 mountTheta=3.14 cameraX=0.01, cameraY=0.61 cameraTheta=1.55
19:29:39.395 00.003 2112 setting lock position to (121.19, 18.76)
19:29:39.398 00.003 2112 Mount: notify guiding dithered (0.0, 0.6)
19:29:39.401 00.003 2112 MultiStar: stabilizing after lock position change
19:29:39.403 00.002 2112 Status Line: Dither by -0.61,0.00



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Brian Valente



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Brian Valente


Re: Guide star lost after dithering

 

Regarding your image download when exposure complete, are you still guiding while image is downloading? Does download take a while?


On Tue, Nov 23, 2021 at 6:28 PM yanzhe liu <liuyanzhe@...> wrote:
Yes, exposure time was 900s.

On Tue, Nov 23, 2021 at 6:25 PM Brian Valente <bvalente@...> wrote:
Are you doing 15 minute exposures?

The dither distances and settling look fine from a PHD perspective, although I can see a big spike in guidestar SNR roughly every 900 seconds

On Tue, Nov 23, 2021 at 5:49 PM yanzhe liu <liuyanzhe@...> wrote:
Here is the log:

https://openphdguiding.org/logs/dl/PHD2_logs_xGZF.zip

I have not used the log before but I think this is the dither causing issue. I then restarted the sequence by turning dither off.

19:29:39.383 00.003 2112 PhdController::Dither begins
19:29:39.386 00.003 2112 dither: size=1.00, dRA=-0.61 dDec=0.00
19:29:39.389 00.003 2112 MountToCamera -- mountTheta (3.14) + m_xAngle (-1.59) = xAngle (1.55 = 1.55)
19:29:39.392 00.003 2112 MountToCamera -- mountX=-0.61 mountY=0.00 hyp=0.61 mountTheta=3.14 cameraX=0.01, cameraY=0.61 cameraTheta=1.55
19:29:39.395 00.003 2112 setting lock position to (121.19, 18.76)
19:29:39.398 00.003 2112 Mount: notify guiding dithered (0.0, 0.6)
19:29:39.401 00.003 2112 MultiStar: stabilizing after lock position change
19:29:39.403 00.002 2112 Status Line: Dither by -0.61,0.00



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Re: Guide star lost after dithering

yanzhe liu
 

Yes, exposure time was 900s.


On Tue, Nov 23, 2021 at 6:25 PM Brian Valente <bvalente@...> wrote:
Are you doing 15 minute exposures?

The dither distances and settling look fine from a PHD perspective, although I can see a big spike in guidestar SNR roughly every 900 seconds

On Tue, Nov 23, 2021 at 5:49 PM yanzhe liu <liuyanzhe@...> wrote:
Here is the log:

https://openphdguiding.org/logs/dl/PHD2_logs_xGZF.zip

I have not used the log before but I think this is the dither causing issue. I then restarted the sequence by turning dither off.

19:29:39.383 00.003 2112 PhdController::Dither begins
19:29:39.386 00.003 2112 dither: size=1.00, dRA=-0.61 dDec=0.00
19:29:39.389 00.003 2112 MountToCamera -- mountTheta (3.14) + m_xAngle (-1.59) = xAngle (1.55 = 1.55)
19:29:39.392 00.003 2112 MountToCamera -- mountX=-0.61 mountY=0.00 hyp=0.61 mountTheta=3.14 cameraX=0.01, cameraY=0.61 cameraTheta=1.55
19:29:39.395 00.003 2112 setting lock position to (121.19, 18.76)
19:29:39.398 00.003 2112 Mount: notify guiding dithered (0.0, 0.6)
19:29:39.401 00.003 2112 MultiStar: stabilizing after lock position change
19:29:39.403 00.002 2112 Status Line: Dither by -0.61,0.00



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Brian Valente


Re: Guide star lost after dithering

 

Are you doing 15 minute exposures?

The dither distances and settling look fine from a PHD perspective, although I can see a big spike in guidestar SNR roughly every 900 seconds

On Tue, Nov 23, 2021 at 5:49 PM yanzhe liu <liuyanzhe@...> wrote:
Here is the log:

https://openphdguiding.org/logs/dl/PHD2_logs_xGZF.zip

I have not used the log before but I think this is the dither causing issue. I then restarted the sequence by turning dither off.

19:29:39.383 00.003 2112 PhdController::Dither begins
19:29:39.386 00.003 2112 dither: size=1.00, dRA=-0.61 dDec=0.00
19:29:39.389 00.003 2112 MountToCamera -- mountTheta (3.14) + m_xAngle (-1.59) = xAngle (1.55 = 1.55)
19:29:39.392 00.003 2112 MountToCamera -- mountX=-0.61 mountY=0.00 hyp=0.61 mountTheta=3.14 cameraX=0.01, cameraY=0.61 cameraTheta=1.55
19:29:39.395 00.003 2112 setting lock position to (121.19, 18.76)
19:29:39.398 00.003 2112 Mount: notify guiding dithered (0.0, 0.6)
19:29:39.401 00.003 2112 MultiStar: stabilizing after lock position change
19:29:39.403 00.002 2112 Status Line: Dither by -0.61,0.00



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Re: Guide star lost after dithering

yanzhe liu
 

I also posted the same question on PHD2 forum.


Re: Guide star lost after dithering

yanzhe liu
 

Since both SGP and PHD2 have been used by many customers, I am looking for suggestion on Mach2 mount debug.


Re: Guide star lost after dithering

yanzhe liu
 

Here is the log:

https://openphdguiding.org/logs/dl/PHD2_logs_xGZF.zip

I have not used the log before but I think this is the dither causing issue. I then restarted the sequence by turning dither off.

19:29:39.383 00.003 2112 PhdController::Dither begins
19:29:39.386 00.003 2112 dither: size=1.00, dRA=-0.61 dDec=0.00
19:29:39.389 00.003 2112 MountToCamera -- mountTheta (3.14) + m_xAngle (-1.59) = xAngle (1.55 = 1.55)
19:29:39.392 00.003 2112 MountToCamera -- mountX=-0.61 mountY=0.00 hyp=0.61 mountTheta=3.14 cameraX=0.01, cameraY=0.61 cameraTheta=1.55
19:29:39.395 00.003 2112 setting lock position to (121.19, 18.76)
19:29:39.398 00.003 2112 Mount: notify guiding dithered (0.0, 0.6)
19:29:39.401 00.003 2112 MultiStar: stabilizing after lock position change
19:29:39.403 00.002 2112 Status Line: Dither by -0.61,0.00

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