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Demonperformer

Sync not working on EQMOD/CdC

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I am at a complete loss to understand why eqmod was not syncing on CdC last night. I have had a look at this video, I had the star centred on the screen [3m33s], I pressed sync on CdC, I got the dialog box [3m39s], I clicked 'yes' and NOTHING happened: the white circle stayed where it was, no sync points were added to EQMOD, zilch!

I can get round most problems, but this really one stymies my GOTOs and, therefore, my imaging process.

I have been unable to find anything in the EQMOD documentation that deals with such an error and a search on here has turned up no help (but that always depends on the words put into the search!). I checked all the obvious things (location, date/time, etc - but why any of these should stop sync working is beyond me). It's all running on Windoze 10.

Any suggestions on why this should have stopped working and (more importantly) how I might get it working?

Thanks.

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What have you got set for Alignment\Sync - User Interface in EQMod ? is it "Dialog based" or "Append on Sync" ?

I have it on Dialog based, as that gave me reliable pointing\goto\Plate solve

 

 

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I take it you have "Save alignment points to Preset on Append" ?  So I'd start by just remotely moving the mount around & clicking append\sync & see if they appear in EQMods Alignment list. If not then check permissions & check the comms log (has to be enabled)

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Sorry, where is "save alignment points to preset on append"?
[I've pretty much kept everything to the defaults, but am presuming I hit something by mistake which has stopped the sync from working]

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your mouse pointer is almost on top of the "opener" - the text button

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Mmmm ... just discovered I can use toolbox to amend my live settings through the simulator, so had a look. It appears the "save alignment points to preset on append" option was not ticked, so I have ticked it and saved it to the live version and will test it when I next get outside (not a lot of hope for the coming week, although clearoutside is suggesting a possible window from 7-9 on Monday).

Thanks.

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Don't need clear skies etc., just run it all in 'simulator' mode, i.e. mount connected to PC, but no OTA\cameras\weights etc. just tell the mount to slew then click sync from CDC, & see if any points are being saved...

You can delete them after a successful test... 

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OK, I ran it in simulator mode and it worked, so I set the mount up in the lounge to try it in live mode and it also worked. I'm now taking the opportunity of reviewing the setup videos on youtube to make sure I don't have anything else that I need to sort.

Thanks for your help, Julian.

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