Re: Balance issue GTO1100 CP4


Christopher Erickson
 

I don't think that particular command is documented yet.  And I don't think that APCC or the AP driver shows those numbers yet.
 
Maybe soon?
 
 
-Christopher Erickson
Observatory engineer
Summit Kinetics
Waikoloa, HI 96738
www.summitkinetics.com
 



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Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Balance issue GTO1100 CP4

The CP4 has the ability to measure axis current for each axis. You can attach your computer to the CP4 and inquire what is the current while slewing east, then West. If the current is equal, then balance is achieved.

Rolando



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From: 'T. Hellwing' t.hellwing@... [ap-gto] To: ap-gto
Sent: Sat, Jun 17, 2017 10:06 am
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Balance issue GTO1100 CP4



Dear Diego,

I got the 1100 with CP3 for a discounted price. But I was not satisfied with the connection abilities of cp3 and so I purchased the Cp4. Now I thinking about to update to the new gearboxes.

Sometimes it's better to check twice before you purchase new stuff.

Do you know how much the new gearboxes costs? Because I do Imaging with exposures up to 30 minutes p.pic. so I need a real perfect balanced system.

KR
Thomas

Am 17.06.2017 um 16:42 schrieb Diego Gomez diego_gomezp@... [ap-gto] <ap-gto@...>:

 
My friend, unfortunately you got the old version of the 1100. I am afraid you also got it with CP 3 box (you will have to check). There is nothing wrong with this model however if you paid the full price of a GTO1100 CP4 then I would ask for a partial refund. 

It's like you are buying a 2017 car but instead receives a 2013. In my case I'd be very disappointed and mad of course!

Good luck with the seller!

Cheers,
Diego

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On Jun 17, 2017, at 7:38 AM, 'T. Hellwing' t.hellwing@... [ap-gto] <ap-gto@...> wrote:

 
Here is one more picture. 


There where the cover for the lever should be, is only blank metal. I am completely confused now because without free moving axis I feel unable to balance the system.
Please help!!!

KR
Thomas



Mit freundlichen Grüßen 
Thomas Hellwing
Am 17.06.2017 um 15:16 schrieb 'T. Hellwing' t.hellwing@... [ap-gto] <ap-gto@...>:

 

Could it be that my dealer sold me a GTO1100 with old gear boxes from the GTO900?
KR Thomas

Am 17.06.2017 um 15:08 schrieb 'T. Hellwing' t.hellwing@... [ap-gto] <ap-gto@...>:

 
Thers is only one cover on the left side and there you can find the gear wheels.


Am 17.06.2017 um 13:49 schrieb DavFab@... [ap-gto] <ap-gto@...>:

 
There's a cover over the levers that you just lift off.


On Jun 17, 2017, at 3:19 AM, t.hellwing@... [ap-gto] <ap-gto@...> wrote:

 
Dear all,

I tried last night to Balance my system but the dec and even the RA axis are not turning slightly enough.

The manual says that ther are covered levers at the gearboxes to interrupt the gear wheels from the axis. My problem: At my gearboxes are no levers. I bought everything new 4 weeks ago.

Look at these pictures:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/uwd8k7z21y24nte/2017-06-17%2012.03.03.jpg?dl=0

https://www.dropbox.com/s/bd6zub29xqtfav3/2017-06-17%2012.02.37.jpg?dl=0

Thanks for your comments!

KR
Thomas



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