Re: AP1200 re-cal question


Stuart Heggie <stuart.j.heggie@...>
 

Mike, I think if you issued the slew from TheSky6 then in TheSky6 you would need to go to the tab where you sync on the object (after centering it). The ASCOM driver knows to convert sync commands from TheSky6 to RCAL in the mount (provided you check that box in the driver). In TheSkyX it is on the Telescope tab but I can't remember where it is in TheSky6. Sorry.

You don't do this from the hand controller.

Stuart

On Sun, Jun 17, 2018 at 10:22 AM Mike Dodd mike@... [ap-gto] <ap-gto@...> wrote:
 

I have my AP1200 fairly well polar-aligned, and under control of TheSky6
via the ASCOM TeleAPI driver.

Slewing to a target in TheSky6 results in the object being slightly
outside my camera's FOV, but visible in my finder scope's crosshair
eyepiece. I can center the object in the finder scope using the keypad's
direction buttons, and then it appears in the camera's FOV.

Reading the Keypad 412 manual, it appears all I need to do next is press
the keypad's RA/DEC/REV button, then press 9 to re-calibrate.

Is that all that's needed to correct pointing accuracy for every session?

Does re-cal work with GOTOs issued from TheSky6, or must I issue the
GOTO from the keypad?

Or is there a way to command a re-cal from the ASCOM driver window?

Thanks for the info.

--
Mike

Mike Dodd
http://astronomy.mdodd.com
Louisa County, Virginia USA



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