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Solved Avalon Zero Obs WiFi Erratic GoTo - mount "lazy/confused"

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09 Sep 2021 18:22 - 21 Sep 2021 07:23 #670 by kodo
Hi!

I got my Zero Obs WiFi mount delivered last week from Teleskop Express in Germany. Excellent service from them as usual and the mount build quality is exquisite!
However, I'm really struggling to get the software/integration to work! I'm using Astroberry 2.0.3 with latest the Indi drivers (Avalon StarGo drivers). The load on the mount is well within the limits:

TS Optics CF-APO 90mm with a Canon EOS 600D and a QHY guider - definitely within the mounts photographical limits!

The GoTo is way off! I've used the Ekos PA routine and that works fine and I'm able to obtain a very good PA. However the mount moves way to short distance in RA from what I can see. Last night, after performing a PA I issued a goto to Vega and the mount stopped way too early. My Raspberry running Ekos/Kstars have a GPS card so the lat/long and time is updated every 10s. Furthermore I use a powerful powerpack together with the provided "linq" power adaper delivered with the mount in order to deliver enough power while slewing.

I bought the Avalon in order to get a replacement for my iOptron and I hope I didn't make a bad decision. Does anybody else have a similar experience and can point me in the right direction. Right now my mount is a "brick", albeit a beautifully designed "brick"...

Many thanks in advance!
Last edit: 21 Sep 2021 07:23 by Stefano82.
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09 Sep 2021 20:51 #671 by jg
Hi Kodo,
Perhaps see if the RA motor direction is incorrect? Have you tried checking/unchecking the reverse RA motor in Stargo?

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10 Sep 2021 07:20 #672 by kodo
Hi Jg!

Many thanks for your reply and suggestion. After my latest efforts I get the feeling that the mount moves in the correct direction but way too short distance! Have you been able to use your mount with Ekos/IndiLib (Astroberry 2.0.3)? Did you make any "special" amendments to your settings in that case? I'm using the "IndiLib Avalon StarGo" driver, which, from my understanding is the preferred driver...

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10 Sep 2021 09:48 #673 by Stefano82
Hello

Is in your setup the Keypad plugged on the StarGo board?

As explained in the troublshooting article available by clicking on the link below, in case the setup is used without keypad, the “Disable Keypad” option, included in the RA DEC tab, must be checked.

www.avalon-instruments.com/support-2/tro...op-before-the-target

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Stefano
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13 Sep 2021 05:35 #675 by kodo
Hi Stefano!

Thanks for your suggestion, I'll try it as soon as the weather permits and let you know of my findings.

Cheers

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