TCS Command Issues

Wednesday, May 2, 2018 12:31 PM

Problem(s) Encountered:

Problems with the TCS.  It would sometimes do what I wanted, but other times not.  For example, turning on/off tracking either did not work unless the ''apply'' button was hit several times.

Sometimes it seemed that it would do things without updating the display.

I could change the focus by putting in a new value in the box, but the display of the focus value would not update.

Sometimes the dome would go home or track the telescope, other times not.  Sometimes a coordinate update (next object) from jskycalc would

appear in the TCS display, other times not.

Restarting the TCS software seemed to help for a short while, but then the problems arose again.  I did not go so far as to do a hardware restart on the panel in the control room.


This appears to have been due to excessive memory demand (memory leaks).  Coding has been optimized somewhat in hopes to rectify.