Re: APCC, The SkyX and SkyTools 3 PRO


Jack Huerkamp
 

Ray,

 

Thanks,

 

I will give it a try.

 

Jack

 

Jack Huerkamp

Jack's Astro Accessories, LLC.

38388 Pine Streeet

Pearl River, LA 70452

985-863-2165 (Home)

985-445-5063 (Mobile)

mallincamusa@...

www.mallincamusa.com

 

 

 

From: ap-gto@... [mailto:ap-gto@...]
Sent: Saturday, April 22, 2017 9:59 AM
To: ap-gto@...
Subject: RE: [ap-gto] APCC, The SkyX and SkyTools 3 PRO

 

 

Hi Jack

> You are suggesting starting The SkyX, connecting to the mount in APCC and then
> somehow connecting SkyTools to The SkyX so that I could use T-Point and the
> maps in SkyTools.

Yes, I guess I should have made that more clear. TheSkyX has programming interfaces which can be used by other applications. It works similarly to ASCOM interfaces. SkyTools would have to be specifically programmed to use TheSkyX's programming interface, if it hasn't been already.

-Ray Gralak
Author of APCC (Astro-Physics Command Center): http://www.astro-physics.com/index.htm?products/accessories/software/apcc/apcc
Author of PEMPro: http://www.ccdware.com
Author of Astro-Physics V2 ASCOM Driver: http://www.gralak.com/apdriver
Author of PulseGuide: http://www.pulseguide.com
Author of Sigma: http://www.gralak.com/sigma

> -----Original Message-----
> From: ap-gto@... [mailto:ap-gto@...]
> Sent: Saturday, April 22, 2017 7:24 AM
> To: ap-gto@...
> Subject: RE: [ap-gto] APCC, The SkyX and SkyTools 3 PRO
>
>
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> Ray,
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>
>
> After powering up the AP1600, I start APCC.
>
>
>
> I then either start SkyTools and connect to the mount using it or start The SkyX and
> connect to the mount.
>
>
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> Once connected with either, I can move the mount to a target by clicking on it in the
> chart and doing s slew.
>
>
>
> You are suggesting starting The SkyX, connecting to the mount in APCC and then
> somehow connecting SkyTools to The SkyX so that I could use T-Point and the
> maps in SkyTools.
>
>
>
> I would appreciate hearing back from anyone who has done this as I am really not a
> fan of the charts provided in The SkyX
>
>
>
> Yours truly,
>
>
>
> Jack
>
>
>
> Jack Huerkamp
>
> Jack's Astro Accessories, LLC.
>
> 38388 Pine Streeet
>
> Pearl River, LA 70452
>
> 985-863-2165 (Home)
>
> 985-445-5063 (Mobile)
>
> mallincamusa@...
>
> www.mallincamusa.com
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
> From: ap-gto@... [mailto:ap-gto@...]
> Sent: Saturday, April 22, 2017 8:31 AM
> To: ap-gto@...
> Subject: RE: [ap-gto] APCC, The SkyX and SkyTools 3 PRO
>
>
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>
> Hi Jack,
>
> APCC is "downstream" fr om TheSkyX/TPoint, so to use TPoint in TheSkyX, I think
> you would have to connect SkyTools through TheSkyX, using TheSkyX's own API.
>
> -Ray Gralak
> Author of APCC (Astro-Physics Command Center): http://www.astro-
> physics.com/index.htm?products/accessories/software/apcc/apcc
> Author of PEMPro: http://www.ccdware.com
> Author of Astro-Physics V2 ASCOM Driver: http://www.gralak.com/apdriver
> Author of PulseGuide: http://www.pulseguide.com
> Author of Sigma: http://www.gralak.com/sigma
>
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: ap-gto@... [mailto:ap-gto@...]
> > Sent: Friday, April 21, 2017 9:39 PM
> > To: ap-gto@...
> > Subject: [ap-gto] APCC, The SkyX and SkyTools 3 PRO
> >
> >
> >
> > I have been using APCC with my AP1600 and SkyTools 3 PRO to select and go
> to
> > targets. I much prefer SkyTools charts to those in The SkyX since I have been a
> > BETA tester and user of SkyTools since its original release. But I have been using
> > T-Point with The SkyX to improve the accuracy in acquiring targets. Is it possible
> to
> > connect both The SkyX and SkyTools 3 PRO to APCC and use the T-Point model
> > while using SkyTools 3 PRO to select and go to targets?
> >
> >
> > Yours truly,
> >
> > Jack Huerkamp
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
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