Re: New member: AP GTO on Parallax mount
Yes, my problems are likely from sloppy initial setup.
On my GTO, the hand controller plugs into the GTO control panel
(GTOCP2) which is portable and in its own little pouch and not built
into the mount, as I believe it is on the AP mounts. This control panel
accepts RS232 input from other programs and I have used Digital
SkyVoice with it (at home anyways).
"charles sinsofsky" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
that what is in the hand controller, sometimes it is possibledepending on
your code base, I do not know what code would be in a paralex 'boughtthe
a/p goto system' e-prom code base, the hand controller first decidesif it
is safe to move to an object, the code there will say 'fine' and sendthe
mount the ra/dec cords though it is possible that the mount itselfwill
refuse. this is a safety feature built into the code base in the mountthe a/p
goto system can be used directly from a p.c. if the given computerprogram
being used did not check for horizon it could technically inform themount
to move the scope into the pier...we placed in additional checks forhorizon
to compensate for just that type of case. this code has over timebeen even
more refined, so because of this, I am not sure what level of codewould be
in your given gto system, as opposed to the latest and greatest onein a
given a/p gto mount right now.system.
aboutwill move the AP155.
it9:30 pm the Orion Nebula was indicated to be below the horizon when
conewas not, and I could goto Betelgeuse. Did I miss something in the
can't(or circle on the sky)? Is this then a blind spot that the scope