Re: AP 1200 got lost again!
I had an issue for awhile with the mount's lat/long position. For
some reason, it was positioning me somewhere near China (I'm in
California). And the mount was diving under as you say. I'm sure
you have done this, but check the E/W of your longitude setting. If
you are in the USA, it should be W. For some reason that I still
can't determine, between uses, it got changed. Perhaps PemPro is
adjusting that setting for you?
--- In ap-gto@..., chris1011@... wrote:
are only when you send a new RA number along with a Sync or Rcal tothe mount.
If that is not happening in your sequence, then perhaps somethingelse is
being sent to the mount. That something might be a new time. If newtime data is
being sent to the mount, the RA position is not altered, howeverthe horizon
and overhead hour angle position is changed, and this might placethe present
position underneath the mount in the servo logic, so that for thenext entry the
mount will try to acquire the object on the wrong side of themount. I'm
betting that the mount is not lost, it is simply getting a signalfrom the
external software to redefine the present RA position.recreate
your exact conditions with the same software, while monitoring theserial port to
see what commands are being sent by the external software duringthis cycle
(you can do this too with Portmon).usually
1200been able to figure out why.
Theby applying the power...autostart is ON. I link the mount with
linkSky and slew to a star in preparation for evaluating PEC with
datawith The Sky. I open PemPro which has been configured for the
thefor evaluation and generated a PEC curve which was uploaded to
computermount. The mount was then disconnected from PemPro. I went back
concerningcontrol and hand controller...I have read all the posts
mountthe problem with "getting lost" and I fully understand how the
ofworks (Roland is quite clear in his explainations of the function
Ithese wonderful pieces of art and engineering he has produced).
seemsjust get a little frustrated and disappointed when the mount
ncid=aolhom00030000000001)to get a mind of its own during times when I least expect it...I