Re: Mach2 Fun #Mach2GTO
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Great read. Nothing like a new telescope mount. According to the published specs, the M2 is only a few lbs lighter than the 1100. Is 24v a requirement for the high speed slews?
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From: "Wayne Hixson via Groups.Io" <wayneh9026@...>
Date: 3/4/20 7:51 AM (GMT-08:00)
Subject: [ap-gto] Mach2 Fun #Mach2GTO
Day started with a call from George letting me know Mach2 was out for delivery a day early. Of course I had made lots of plans for the day to free up the next day. So I thought I’d wait and unpack the next day, just couldn’t stand not unboxing. So last night I I got everything set up and running in the garage last. Very cool! I’ve had both a Mach 1 and an 1100 before. The Mach2 was heavier than a Mach1 but much lighter than an assembler 1100 and easy enough to mount on the Eagle pier.
The only minor issue I ran into was Ethernet connectivity through APCC. I could connect to the CP5 web page via Ethernet no problem, and APCC shows connected, but the telescope data window (Ra/Dec, Alt, Az etc) stays blank and the ASCOM driver won’t connect. I had the same problem with my CP4 but could fix it by power cycling the CP4 after the computer booted up. This workaround doesn’t work with the CP5. I suspect it’s some network setting.