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#51 pgtuck

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Posted 23 April 2024 - 07:10 PM

these pics didn't come through. These poped up as the data download started. I cleared each one to continue



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Posted 23 April 2024 - 07:17 PM

data1.jpg Data2.jpg data3.jpg



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Posted 23 April 2024 - 07:34 PM

New data dump.png new data download with time locn from setup status tab



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Posted 23 April 2024 - 07:49 PM

Gday pgtuck

The warnings re PEC are because the old stored PEC model never got changed

to the new PEC formats in 4.2G

Just go to the "Setup > Telescope > Smart Drive" menu

Under that select RA PEC and do a factory reset

then select DEC PEC and do a factory reset.

That wil rebuild the file data properly and my app will stop complaining

More re your data shortly

 

Andrew Johansen Melbourne Australia


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Posted 23 April 2024 - 08:08 PM

Gday pgtuck

OK, the data you got does not appear to be fresh after a boot

ie there is a big difference between LST1 and LST2, and that cant ( Normally ) happen

unless you have done an align and got a big error, or manually editied something

What i need is

turn off the scope

turn it on and let it fix

As soon as if fixes, and before doing anything else,

connect my app and run the Time/Locn test

Post the results

This will tell us exacly what status it is in on booting.

Andrew Johansen Melbourne Australia


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Posted 23 April 2024 - 08:15 PM

New data with smart drive on. hand set data now matches scope data.

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Posted 23 April 2024 - 08:49 PM

Adding setup data after turning on smart drive. No manual corrections to anyting 

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Posted 23 April 2024 - 11:08 PM

gday pgtuck

OK, you can turn the Smart drive OFF if you want as its not needed

All you needed to do was rebuild it to suit the changed data structure

and my app wont complain :-).

In the first screengrab, ( just after getting a fix ),

you see top centre the  lable "GPS data valid"

This worked as the GPS was on and had fixed.

The second grab has wrong data from the GPS and the lable

says "GPS data may be suspect"

This is because you ran the update 30mins later and as such the

GPS had shut down, and needed a cold start.

That said, the last plot shows the correct local date time and UTC

and both LST1 and LST2 are identical, ie it got set properly

They normally only every desynchronise if you have a really bad align

or something plays with the system date after booting.

Soooo, just on a hunch, do you ever connect to it using NINA

( or any other app ) after getting a fix????

 

Andrew Johansen Melbourne Australia


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Posted 24 April 2024 - 08:49 AM

I only use the autostar 2 hand controller or, occasionally scope boss wifi connection.

 

Thanks again for all of your Help. It was a learning experience!



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Posted 24 April 2024 - 09:42 PM

Andrew and. Dave. Thanks for your incredible help!




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