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Re: Onstep with N.I.N.A

Reiner vom Bruch
 

Hola!

 

I use the same Config with no issues connecting Nina, PHD2 and  CDC at the same Time to Onstep .

That works also in the same way with APT. I use the IP-Connection to Onstep

 

Regards

Reiner

 

Von: main@onstep.groups.io <main@onstep.groups.io> Im Auftrag von helmutliebenau@...
Gesendet: Mittwoch, 23. September 2020 07:23
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Betreff: Re: [onstep] Onstep with N.I.N.A

 

Ok I will test it with Ascom hub. The next days/weeks the sky will be cloudy. So I configure it and test it again in a clear night,
Thanks all together.


Re: Onstep with N.I.N.A

helmutliebenau@...
 

Ok I will test it with Ascom hub. The next days/weeks the sky will be cloudy. So I configure it and test it again in a clear night,
Thanks all together.


Re: What is the best current range of 42 step motor? #define

zslhg903@...
 

Thankyou, So if the current is too low, the motors will stall.


Re: fysetc s6 Software

xlqhffl@...
 

Hello
It seems that I am mishandling the software part of the wiki page.
Can you explain in detail so that I can follow it?
Please.


Re: ESP32 SHC with Instein OnStep

Dave Schwartz
 

I haven't done it but one of my ESP32 SHC customers did. Instein initially had their ST4 port pinout incorrect but I believe they have fixed that.


On September 22, 2020 8:04:38 PM EDT, ""Guilherme Vênere" <venere@...> wrote:
Hello

I'm starting to acquire the parts for an SHC based on ESP32 and I was wondering if anyone here has tried to connect one to Instein's OnStep box. 

I'm still waiting to get the src code for his version to make some changes I need to the config, but would I need the src code for the controller in order to compile the SHC code or are they independent?

thanks

Guilherme

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Re: fysetc s6 Software

xlqhffl@...
 

The video was shot under the same conditions (only the pin mode was changed).
mksgenl and fysetcs6

fysetcs6
mksgenl


Re: What is the best current range of 42 step motor? #define

Dave Schwartz
 

Start at 40% of the motor's current rating (look up the specs on the Internet). If the motors stall, increase by 10% but do not exceed 70%. If the motors still stall, you have a configuration problem where your requested slew rate is to high... reduce it and restart the current tuning at 40%.


On September 22, 2020 10:19:52 PM EDT, zslhg903@... wrote:
What is the best current range of 42 step motor for eq3d?
 

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Re: fysetc s6 Software

Dave Schwartz
 

Yes, the FYSETC S6 works fine in both axes (TMC2130 drivers) with software uploaded from Windows.


On September 22, 2020 9:33:57 PM EDT, xlqhffl@... wrote:
Have you tried uploading on Windows?
It even compiles.
But axis1 motor does not work, axis2 motor works.
Shall I upload a video of what I'm doing wrong?

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Re: fysetc s6 Software

Khalid Baheyeldin
 

On Tue, Sep 22, 2020 at 09:33 PM, <xlqhffl@...> wrote:
Have you tried uploading on Windows?
I don't use Windows, but others do, and it works for them.
Whether it is Windows or Linux, it makes no difference once you successfully upload OnStep to the board.

It even compiles.
This is not clear. I don't understand what you mean.

But axis1 motor does not work, axis2 motor works.
Shall I upload a video of what I'm doing wrong?
You need to describe the problem in more detail.
You can upload a video, as long as is not an email attachment.
Use Youtube, and describe what you are doing, what you expect to happen, and what happens instead.


Re: fysetc s6 Software

xlqhffl@...
 

Have you tried uploading on Windows?
It even compiles.
But axis1 motor does not work, axis2 motor works.
Shall I upload a video of what I'm doing wrong?


ESP32 SHC with Instein OnStep

"Guilherme Vênere
 

Hello

I'm starting to acquire the parts for an SHC based on ESP32 and I was wondering if anyone here has tried to connect one to Instein's OnStep box. 

I'm still waiting to get the src code for his version to make some changes I need to the config, but would I need the src code for the controller in order to compile the SHC code or are they independent?

thanks

Guilherme


Re: Onstep with N.I.N.A

Jamie Flinn
 

Use the ASCOM HUB!!! – PHD and NINA work fin together but you configured the ascom HUB to speak to the mount for both of them….in nina and PHD youi point to the HUB and not Onstep….then you have the HUB only speaking ot the mount

 

For details there is some good stuff on the web aboiut the HUB….now, ascome has FINALLY change after many years and I have not played with the latest latest wit hthe new interface…..I was running NINA and Onstep/PHD2 for most of 2019

 

From: main@onstep.groups.io On Behalf Of helmutliebenau@...
Sent: Tuesday, September 22, 2020 3:42 PM
To: main@onstep.groups.io
Subject: [onstep] Onstep with N.I.N.A

 

Is there any experience with Onstep and N.I.N.A? I saw some discussion regarding focus in N.I.N.A. ...
Last night I tested N.I.N.A the first time with my STM32.
The result:
Connection with my Equipment works. Means mount, Camera and PHD2 are connected with N.I.N.A. successfuly. Slew to the target and platesolving also works.
But after platesolving the PHD2 guding doesn't started. It seems that Onstep doesn't like two application at the same time (Onstep is connected with N.I.N.A and PHD2)!?
Today I updated the ascom driver for Onstep to 2.0.6, but after that a connection with PHD2 and N.I.N.A at the same time are not possible. Now I returned to the version 1.50. The connection is possibe again. But guiding after platesolving doesn't works. For platesolving I am using ASTAP.


Re: How to ... Align (Webinterface)

Khalid Baheyeldin
 

On Tue, Sep 22, 2020 at 04:33 PM, Khalid Baheyeldin wrote:
Then you start a 3 star align (do it from the web interface '3*' button, and most likely you need to press Accept after that).
Ignore that part. It is a mistake.

You press Accept after you have centered the star.
Or you use the '@' button.
Same effect either way, which is to tell OnStep: I have aligned one star, now expect the next star.


Re: How to ... Align (Webinterface)

Khalid Baheyeldin
 
Edited

On Tue, Sep 22, 2020 at 04:18 PM, Frank wrote:


But Again to Alignment:

First read this https://onstep.groups.io/g/main/wiki/3865

Before you power on the mount, assuming it is an equatorial mount, it has to be pointing to your north celestial pole.
After you power up, you need to have the location, date and time set.

Then you start a 3 star align (do it from the web interface '3*' button, and most likely you need to press Accept after that).
The choose in your mind 3 stars on different sides of the meridian.

Then in Stellarium, you slew to the first star, it will not be in the center of the eyepiece.
You use the guide buttons to center it (N, S, W, E), then press the '@' button on the web interface.
First star is done.

Repeat for the remaining stars.

If you have done it properly, the main page of the web interface will display the Alt and Az errors of alignment.

How do I do a 3 Star alignment? I mean... when does the telescope know if I am align the first or second... third star? there I no feedback that the alignment did work. 

An Accept or Sync means that you have done the corrections necessary to center the star that you slewed to.
Sync accepts the alignment point only if you have started an n-star align.

Which App do you use? And what are your steps if you do an alignment?

Android App and KStars.


Re: Ramps14 & GPS Neo-7M Firmware Problem

mennsylv@...
 

No problem Khalid, it's done, GPS and ESP12E works perfectly on the MKS Gen L v2.1.
I had a small problem with the wifi serial port, if set to 9600, there is a bug, but with 19200, perfect operation,


Re: How to ... Align (Webinterface)

Frank
 

Thank you for your very fast response!

 

Ahhh the @ Sign in the middle is the Sync button.

I tried using GotoMote and its Buggy and not compatible with actual iOS versions... I am clicking on Bright Stars or Messier objects it crashes. 

But Again to Alignment:

 

So for example I put the telescope on my balcony… and slew it to Star Arcturus, after that I connect vie Stellarium mobile and choose it with „middle“ so it is selected as middle… 

 

Then press the „1 Star Button“ on the Web GUI? And Sync?

 

After that I choosed another star in Stellarium which is next to the Arcturus and pressed goto in Stellarium… the telescope was moving ALZ over 360° and pointed ALT to the dark :( After that OnStep crashed for an unknown reason.

 

in GotoMote there is an accept button too... called accept alignment... don't know if its working and I thought that the sync button is syncing the position?

How do I do a 3 Star alignment? I mean... when does the telescope know if I am align the first or second... third star? there I no feedback that the alignment did work. 

Which App do you use? And what are your steps if you do an alignment? 

 

Many Thanks for your time in Advanced


Re: OnStep crashes / Wifi Module looses serial connection

Howard Dutton
 

On Tue, Sep 22, 2020 at 12:46 PM, Frank wrote:
BTW... Still crashing :(
WiFi using ESP8266 libraries 2.4.2?


Re: OnStep crashes / Wifi Module looses serial connection

mennsylv@...
 

Test this line with 19200 instead of 9600, on my tests I had the same problems with 9600 (serial port for wifi) :

#define SERIAL_B_BAUD_DEFAULT 9600 // 9600, n. 
Voir (src / HAL /) pour votre numéro de port série MCU, etc. Option






Re: OnStep crashes / Wifi Module looses serial connection

Howard Dutton
 

On Tue, Sep 22, 2020 at 12:59 PM, Howard Dutton wrote:
On Sun, Sep 20, 2020 at 03:37 PM, Frank wrote:
Do you thing I can set the Microsteps on Axis 2 to 16 too? To speed the slewing up? because its very slow :(
You can, but I wouldn't.
Once everything else is working we can explain how to reach higher speeds but that would be only a distraction right now.


Re: OnStep crashes / Wifi Module looses serial connection

Howard Dutton
 

On Tue, Sep 22, 2020 at 12:46 PM, Frank wrote:
BTW... Still crashing :(
Using OnStep release-3.16?  Power supply is ok?  Things wired up correctly?  WiFi interference only and OnStep not really crashing.  Mega2560 "reset on connect" (firmware upload feature) tripping you up?

Many many OnStep/Mega2560 users have this working.