Re: RA units


Richard Spencer
 

Thanks Howard.  And I just learned a new word!  "sexagesawhatsit".



From: "Howard howard@... [ap-gto]"
To: "ap-gto@..."
Sent: Monday, March 6, 2017 2:53 PM
Subject: RE: [ap-gto] RA units

 
The keypad also does not have a button designated for a decimal point.  The sexagesimal format did not require the additional button.
 
Mag. 7 Skies!
 
Howard Hedlund
Astro-Physics, Inc.
Phone: 815-282-1513
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Sent: Saturday, March 04, 2017 10:44 PM
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Subject: RE: [ap-gto] RA units
 
 
Not with the current firmware version.
 
 
Christopher Erickson
Consulting Engineer
Summit Kinetics
Waikoloa, HI 96738
www.summitkinetics.com
 
 

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Sent: Saturday, March 04, 2017 9:46 AM
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Subject: Re: [ap-gto] RA units
Thanks Christopher--but I am just working with the hand controller at this point.  So is there any way to do this using just the HC? 
Rick
 

From: "'Christopher Erickson' christopher.k.erickson@... [ap-gto]" <ap-gto@...>
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Sent: Saturday, March 4, 2017 2:23 PM
Subject: RE: [ap-gto] RA units
 
 
When controlling the mount with SkySafari Plus/Pro, you can configure the app to work in multiple representations of RA/DEC coordinates.
 
HH MM SS.S & DD MMSS.S
HH MM.M    & DD MM
HH.HHHHH   & DD.DDDDDD
 
I hope that helps.


Christopher Erickson
Consulting Engineer
Summit Kinetics
Waikoloa, HI 96738
www.summitkinetics.com

 
 

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Sent: Saturday, March 04, 2017 7:15 AM
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Subject: [ap-gto] RA units
I'm using a Mach1--new to it, but it works well!
 
I would like to enter object RA/dec coordinates into the HC; the format it "wants" appears to be hours:minutes:seconds; my source (Kepple & Sanner) lists RA as hours, minutes, tenths of minutes.
 
Can the HC be set to accept this different input? 
 
P.S.   (Yes, I know it's a trivial conversion; take e.g. 0.7 minutes, multiply by 60, get 42 seconds)

Thank you,
Rick Spencer
Elkton, MD
 


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