Re: New Released versions of APCC Standard/Pro (v1.7.1.0 / v1.7.1.1)


Michael Fulbright <mike.fulbright@...>
 

Ray,

  I've encountered what may be an issue with 1.7.1.0 versus 1.7.0.10 Standard.

  I discovered it last night after upgrading to 1.7.1.0.  Slews will work if the distance is over around 60 arc-minutes but slews smaller than this fail and the log exception is:

0029137 2019-03-23 16:16:13.074:       Info, SafeSlewStateMachine, Slewing from RA/Dec = 5.05497 (05h 03m 17.90s), 61.1058
3 (+61° 06' 21.0")
0029138 2019-03-23 16:16:13.074:       Info, SafeSlewStateMachine, Slewing to   RA/Dec = 5.13668 (05h 08m 12.05s), 61.1958
3 (+61° 11' 45.0")
0029139 2019-03-23 16:16:13.074:       Info, SafeSlewStateMachine, Starting Meridian Delay = 0.00
0029140 2019-03-23 16:16:13.074:       Info, SafeSlewStateMachine, Start PierSide/CWUP = WEST, False
0029141 2019-03-23 16:16:13.074:       Info, GetDestinationPierSide, RA,Dec,LST,EastMD,WestMD =   5.137,  61.196,   3.085,
   0.000.   0.000: PS = WEST: CWUP = False
0029142 2019-03-23 16:16:13.074:       Info, SafeSlewStateMachine,   IsUnsafeSlew = False
0029143 2019-03-23 16:16:13.074:       Info, SafeSlewStateMachine,   END PierSide/CWUP = WEST, False
0029144 2019-03-23 16:16:13.074:       Info, SafeSlewStateMachine, Ending   Meridian Delay = 0.00
0029145 2019-03-23 16:16:13.075:      Debug, SafeSlewStateMachine, New SafeSlew State=StartPrimarySlew
0029146 2019-03-23 16:16:13.075:       Info, ProcessVPortCommand, RX from VPort 1: :APCC,2749,GR#
0029147 2019-03-23 16:16:13.075:       Info, ProcessVPortCommand, APCC Seq=    2749, CMD=GR#
0029148 2019-03-23 16:16:13.075:       Info, VPortCheckVPort1(COM21), (RX: GR#), TX: APCC,11,2749,05:03:17.9#
0029149 2019-03-23 16:16:13.089:      Debug,  Command Thread, TX=':GM#'|RX='00:00:00.0#'
0029150 2019-03-23 16:16:13.089:      Debug,  Command Thread, TX = ':HRG#'
0029151 2019-03-23 16:16:13.121:      Debug,  Command Thread, TX=':HRG#'|RX='-1266*06:14#'
0029152 2019-03-23 16:16:13.121:      Debug,  Command Thread, TX = ':HDG#'
0029153 2019-03-23 16:16:13.136:       Info, SafeSlewStateMachine, Slewing to   RA/Dec = 5.1367, 61.1958
0029154 2019-03-23 16:16:13.136:      Debug, SafeSlewStateMachine, New SafeSlew State=WaitStartPrimarySlew
0029155 2019-03-23 16:16:13.145:      Debug, RestoreFormPosition, EmergencyStop: Restore = False
0029156 2019-03-23 16:16:13.145:      Debug, RestoreFormPosition, EmergencyStop: Not restoring form - option is disabled or CONTROL key is pressed
0029157 2019-03-23 16:16:13.153:      Debug,  Command Thread, TX=':HDG#'|RX='+4123*31:36#'
0029158 2019-03-23 16:16:13.153:      Debug,  Command Thread, TX = '#:GP#'
0029159 2019-03-23 16:16:13.185:      Debug,  Command Thread, TX='#:GP#'|RX='00:00:56.4#'
0029160 2019-03-23 16:16:13.185:      Debug,  Command Thread, TX = ':Rr#'
0029161 2019-03-23 16:16:13.201:      Debug,  Command Thread, TX=':Rr#'|RX='0#'
0029162 2019-03-23 16:16:13.201:      Debug,  Command Thread, TX = ':Rd#'
0029163 2019-03-23 16:16:13.217:      Debug,  Command Thread, TX=':Rd#'|RX='0#'
0029164 2019-03-23 16:16:13.217:      Debug,  Command Thread, TX = ':Sr05:08:12.1#'
0029165 2019-03-23 16:16:13.231:       Info,   VPort1(COM21), RX: :APCC,2750,GZ#
0029166 2019-03-23 16:16:13.249:      Debug,  Command Thread, TX=':Sr05:08:12.1#'|RX='1'
0029167 2019-03-23 16:16:13.249:      Debug,  Command Thread, TX = ':Sd+61*11:45#'
0029168 2019-03-23 16:16:13.262:       Info, ProcessVPortCommand, RX from VPort 1: :APCC,2750,GZ#
0029169 2019-03-23 16:16:13.263:       Info, ProcessVPortCommand, APCC Seq=    2750, CMD=GZ#
0029170 2019-03-23 16:16:13.263:       Info, VPortCheckVPort1(COM21), (RX: GZ#), TX: APCC,10,2750,+27*06:40#
0029171 2019-03-23 16:16:13.265:      Debug,  Command Thread, TX=':Sd+61*11:45#'|RX='1'
0029172 2019-03-23 16:16:13.265:      Debug,  Command Thread, TX = ':M_S#'
0029173 2019-03-23 16:16:13.365:  Exception, ProcessQAC: ComPort Read error. Sent=:M_S#, The operation has timed out.
0029174 2019-03-23 16:16:13.365:      Debug,  Command Thread, TX=':M_S#'|RX=''
0029175 2019-03-23 16:16:13.366:      Debug, Slew Start Callback, New SafeSlew State=WaitPrimarySlew
0029176 2019-03-23 16:16:13.366:      Error,   mySlewStarted, No response from mount
ª

I can send you a complete log if it would help - it is rather large so I didn't attach it here.

Slews of around 60 arc-minutes or greater are working fine.  I only noticed this because the precise slews that Voyager were doing were failing to get within my threshold (60 arc-seconds).  The plate solve/sync was successful but then when the slew was requested the mount simply didn't move the small distance required.

I went back to 1.7.0.10 and it is working fine.

Thank You,
Michael Fulbright

On 3/17/19 6:53 PM, 'Ray Gralak (Groups)' groups3@... [ap-gto] wrote:
 

Astro-Physics would like to thank everyone that helped with beta testing and to announce the availability of the public RELEASE version of APCC Standard v1.7.1.0 and APCC Pro v1.7.1.1. Please use these versions with the latest AP V2 ASCOM driver, v5.20.09.

The direct download links are as follows:

AP V2 ASCOM Driver (Released February 11, 2019)
https://www.siriusimaging.com/apdriver/AstroPhysics_V2_Setup_5.20.09.exe

APCC Standard v1.7.1.0 (Released March 14, 2019)
http://www.apastrosoftware.com/apcc_download/APCC_Standard_Setup_1.7.1.0.exe

APCC Pro v1.7.1.1 (Released March 14, 2019)
http://www.apastrosoftware.com/apcc_download/APCC_Pro_Setup_1.7.1.1.exe

APCC version history can be found here:
https://www.siriusimaging.com/Help/APCC/version_history.htm

If you see any issues please post them here and be prepared to share log files and a way to reproduce an issue exactly.

Thank you!

-Ray Gralak
Author of APCC (Astro-Physics Command Center): http://www.astro-physics.com/index.htm?products/accessories/software/apcc/apcc
Author of PEMPro V3: https://www.ccdware.com
Author of Astro-Physics V2 ASCOM Driver: https://www.siriusimaging.com/apdriver


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