Re: Announcement: The New Astor-Physics ASCOM driver


I am using ACP and posted on their website as well but thought i might find some
help here. I uploaded the new AP driver 99.42 and just like last night things
started off fine. Then after meridian flip the system locks up as it is unable
to solve its location. After resetting my computer since it has locked up I find
that my mount is still able to slew to a target dead on when using the slew or
sync catalog but unable to find itself with an ACP imaging plan. Of the things I
have noticed. The AP driver seems to be changing my mount from West to East
longitude randomly. Any thoughts? Ray, if you are out there I posted my logs
on the ACP website along with additional info.


--- In ap-gto@..., "jockey_ca" <jockey_ca@...> wrote:

Thanks Ray.

--- In ap-gto@..., "Ray Gralak &#92;(Yahoo Groups&#92;)" <yahoo@> wrote:

Others mentioned that the 3rd video was missing soon after I posted the original announcement so that's why a few posts
later I gave new links for the videos on :-)

Here is the link to the folder with the videos:


-----Original Message-----
From: ap-gto@... [mailto:ap-gto@...] On Behalf Of jockey_ca
Sent: Monday, November 16, 2009 8:17 PM
To: ap-gto@...
Subject: [ap-gto] Re: Announcement: The New Astro-Physics ASCOM driver

I see that your third video on Driver Operation has been removed from U tube.

--- In ap-gto@... <> , "Ray Gralak" <yahoo@> wrote:

Hello all,

Astro-Physics is pleased to announce the availability of the new ASCOM telescope driver for Astro-Physics GTO
For the last few months it has been going through rigorous testing by Howard at Astro-Physics and a group of very
capable beta testers. I want to extend my sincerest gratitude to them and to Astro-Physics for making this driver

That said we think it is now ready for wider distribution so we are announcing its availability today. Shortly you
be able to download the driver from the Files section of this group in the directory "_New AP ASCOM Driver". When I
upload it I will also select the option to send an email notice to the group which will have the direct link to the

The documentation is not yet finished but we have prepared three YouTube videos (installation, setup, and operation)
that you can view which should explain most of what you need to know. If you have questions please take the time to
watch them first to make sure your question isn't already answered in one of the videos (thanks!).

Video 1 - ASCOM platform installation and Driver Installation: <>

Video 2 - Driver setup <>

Video 3 - Driver operation <>

-Ray Gralak

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