Re: Setting the mount to automatically stop at a certain time?


marcolorenzi70
 

Hi Jeff, just google it and you will find some examples. I find this one particularly nice:
http://www.sailgb.com/p/12v_digital_timer/
If you go to conrad.com and search for "12V timer" you get the same product sold for less than 30 Euro. Otherwise Omron and Crouzet should provide some nice solutions too.
Clear Skies
Marco Lorenzi



----- Messaggio originale -----
Da: Jeff <jlc@sbcglobal.net>
A: ap-gto@yahoogroups.com
Inviato: Martedì 27 marzo 2007, 5:50:59
Oggetto: RE: [ap-gto] Re: Setting the mount to automatically stop at a certain time?

What a good idea. Is there one out there that runs on 12V?

(This could be usable the next time I'm out in the field and fall asleep
imaging... This of course assumes the weather gets good enough to even do
some imaging.)

_____

From: ap-gto@yahoogroups. com [mailto:ap-gto@yahoogroups. com] On Behalf Of
krmason2
Sent: Sunday, March 25, 2007 11:43 AM
To: ap-gto@yahoogroups. com
Subject: [ap-gto] Re: Setting the mount to automatically stop at a certain
time?

Jeff,

How about using a timer on your mounts power supply? That way it wont
be troubled due to the computer hanging up. I always think, keep it
simple....

Ken

--- In ap-gto@yahoogroups. <mailto:ap-gto% 40yahoogroups. com> com,
"flyrcairplanes" <jeffabbyben@ ...>
wrote:

Thanks Ray,
I seem to be occupying alot of your time lately between this group
and PEMPRO. By the way I took my new AP mount from a PE of 7 PTP
down to 1. Great program.

Jeff

--- In ap-gto@yahoogroups. <mailto:ap-gto% 40yahoogroups. com> com, "Ray
Gralak" <rgr@> wrote:

Is it possible to set the AP900 to continue tracking until a
certain
hour of the morning without additional software. I have an
observatory
in my backyard and would like to lock on to an object and
then have the
mount stop at a certain hour of the morning so the scope
doesn't
collide with the mount.
PulseGuide can do this but it will require access to one of the
serial ports.
So, if you plan to use ASCOM (or TheSky) AT THE SAME TIME you
will
have to use
both serial ports on the mount. You could always use TheSky to
locate and slew
to your target, get autoguiding running, disconnect from TheSky,
connect with
PulseGuide, then setup the stop time.

As a precaution when doing this you should always loosen the RA
clutches to the
point that if there is a slow motion collision no damage will
occur. This
shouldn't happen but there might be some unforeseen condition
(e.g.
user
miscalculation of stop time, Windows update forcing a reboot,
etc.)

-Ray Gralak
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