Re: why when I plate solve is my APCC RA off by an hour


steven ho
 

It found park 4 nicely, thanks


From: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io> on behalf of Ray Gralak <groups3@...>
Sent: Thursday, November 7, 2019 12:54 AM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] why when I plate solve is my APCC RA off by an hour
 
> That worked, so do you think it will find park position 4 OK?

Okay, great. Yes, parking to Park 4 will work okay.

-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


> -----Original Message-----
> From: main@ap-gto.groups.io [mailto:main@ap-gto.groups.io] On Behalf Of steven ho
> Sent: Wednesday, November 6, 2019 9:52 PM
> To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
> Subject: Re: [ap-gto] why when I plate solve is my APCC RA off by an hour
>
> >If you plate solved the coordinates that would result in an absolute RA/Dec sky position. If you were off by one
> hour then you could
> >plate solve and sync (probably all-sky). Rememeber to temporarily turn off "Prevent Errant Recals" in APCC's
> Advanced settings.
>
>
> That worked, so do you think it will find park position 4 OK?
>
>
>
> thanks
>
>
>
>
> ________________________________
>
> From: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io> on behalf of Ray Gralak <groups3@...>
> Sent: Thursday, November 7, 2019 12:35 AM
> To: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io>
> Subject: Re: [ap-gto] why when I plate solve is my APCC RA off by an hour
>
> > After plate solving I moved the mount via APCC back an hour and found the Crab and centered it by imaging,
> then
> > incremental movements.
>
> If you plate solved the coordinates that would result in an absolute RA/Dec sky position. If you were off by one hour
> then you could
> plate solve and sync (probably all-sky). Rememeber to temporarily turn off "Prevent Errant Recals" in APCC's
> Advanced settings.
>
> As to why it happened is a mystery. APCC reads the time and time zone from your computer. Maybe your
> computer didn't update itself
> properly if it's not running the latest Windows 10 updates. Or, are you running an old version of APCC or the
> driver?
>
> -Ray Gralak
> Author of APCC (Astro-Physics Command Center): http://www.astro-
> physics.com/index.htm?products/accessories/software/apcc/apcc <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
> <https://www.siriusimaging.com/apdriver>
>
>
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: main@ap-gto.groups.io [mailto:main@ap-gto.groups.io] On Behalf Of steven ho
> > Sent: Wednesday, November 6, 2019 9:15 PM
> > To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
> > Subject: Re: [ap-gto] why when I plate solve is my APCC RA off by an hour
> >
> > Using APCC Go To
> > After plate solving I moved the mount via APCC back an hour and found the Crab and centered it by imaging,
> then
> > incremental movements.
> >
> >
> > All mount control is done via APCC pro.
> >
> >
> > At this stage Ray I just want to get reinitialized, back to normal.  At the end of the night can I park the mount (at
> > position4) then adjust the mount by unlocking the clutches (if necessary) using a level to adjust the axis?
> >
> >
> >
> > ________________________________
> >
> > From: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io> on behalf of Ray Gralak <groups3@...>
> > Sent: Thursday, November 7, 2019 12:05 AM
> > To: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io>
> > Subject: Re: [ap-gto] why when I plate solve is my APCC RA off by an hour
> >
> > > I have my hand controller plugged in but it is ALWAYS initialize from
> > > APCC. No changes were made SITE information.
> >
> > > Right now I am imaging the Crab Nebula at RA 6:39:31.4
> > >
> > > and the Crab is located at 5:35:44.96
> >
> > How did you slew to the crab nebula?
> >
> > -Ray Gralak
> > Author of APCC (Astro-Physics Command Center): http://www.astro-
> > physics.com/index.htm?products/accessories/software/apcc/apcc <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
> <https://www.siriusimaging.com/apdriver>
> > <https://www.siriusimaging.com/apdriver>
> >
> >
> > > -----Original Message-----
> > > From: main@ap-gto.groups.io [mailto:main@ap-gto.groups.io] On Behalf Of steven ho
> > > Sent: Wednesday, November 6, 2019 8:46 PM
> > > To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
> > > Subject: Re: [ap-gto] why when I plate solve is my APCC RA off by an hour
> > >
> > > I have my hand controller plugged in but it is ALWAYS initialize from APCC. No changes were made SITE
> > > information.
> > >
> > > I am using APCC pro 1.7.1.1
> > >
> > > Right now I am imaging the Crab Nebula at RA 6:39:31.4
> > >
> > > and the Crab is located at 5:35:44.96
> > >
> > >
> > > Disregard the minute differences how can I be an hour off?
> > >
> > > I started from Park position 4 and physically inspected everything before beginning.
> > >
> > > What is wrong?
> > >
> > >
> > > How can I get back to normal?
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > ________________________________
> > >
> > > From: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io> on behalf of Ray Gralak <groups3@...>
> > > Sent: Wednesday, November 6, 2019 11:38 PM
> > > To: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io>
> > > Subject: Re: [ap-gto] why when I plate solve is my APCC RA off by an hour
> > >
> > > You did not provide enough information to say what caused your issue.
> > >
> > > However, you should not need to do anything to APCC's time settings because APCC automatically changes
> the
> > > time and time zone to compensate for each other, assuming you are using version 1.7.x.
> > >
> > > If you did change the time zone or time offset then that caused the problem. If something else initialized the
> > mount
> > > (e.g. hand controller or SkyX) then that probably caused the problem.
> > >
> > > -Ray Gralak
> > > Author of APCC (Astro-Physics Command Center): http://www.astro-
> > > physics.com/index.htm?products/accessories/software/apcc/apcc <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
> <https://www.siriusimaging.com/apdriver>
> > <https://www.siriusimaging.com/apdriver>
> > > <https://www.siriusimaging.com/apdriver>
> > >
> > >
> > > > -----Original Message-----
> > > > From: main@ap-gto.groups.io [mailto:main@ap-gto.groups.io] On Behalf Of steven ho
> > > > Sent: Wednesday, November 6, 2019 8:03 PM
> > > > To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
> > > > Subject: [ap-gto] why when I plate solve is my APCC RA off by an hour
> > > >
> > > > This is driving me (more) crazy. My time setting are correct in site tab.
> > > >
> > > > -local time is correct
> > > > Time offset is -5:00:00
> > > >
> > > > please help me, this is so frustrating.
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