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Question StarGO2 Update to fix bugs?

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19 Nov 2022 23:40 #1091 by Planet30
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Is there any update planned to fix the bugs in the StarGO2 Pro? See my other posts for details.

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21 Nov 2022 19:43 - 21 Nov 2022 19:47 #1093 by Planet30
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Here a list of bugs I found in the StarGO2 Pro INDI-based mount controller:

  1. EAST and WEST controls/movements are mixed up in either the firmware or the iNDI/ASCOM driver. This renders the automatic polar alignment assistant of KStars/EKOS unusable.

  2. When accessing and controlling the mount remotely via port 9624, the default INDI-driver is an outdated and buggy SkySafari driver. Besides being buggy, this driver has very limited functionality. Jasem from indilib.org recognised and fixed this driver over a year ago.

  3. Guiding is not supported with the ASIAIR (Plus or Pro). The ASIAIR can only access the mount via port 9624. This makes a costly and top-of-the-line mount controller incompatible with a widely used and successful astrophotography interface (It's actually the only mount I know of having this issue!). Given that the belt drives of the Avalon mounts have an inherently large periodic error, guiding is essential and not feasible with the ASIAIR.

  4. When setting the slewing speed to "Guide", the mount can only be moved in one direction with either the EAST or the WEST (software) buttons. This makes the centring of e.g. planets very tedious at long focal lengths.

I would appreciate if Avalon Instruments could a) acknowledge and b) provide a timeline for fixing these bugs.
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25 Nov 2022 18:51 #1099 by Planet30
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@Stefano82 @Avalon

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