Re: Mach1 Unable to Find Home Position Suddenly


Ray Gralak
 

Ray when you say, initialized, what exactly do you mean?
When the mount is first powered on it will report RA=0 Dec=90. This indicates that the mount needs to be initialized. That's what your screen shot of the driver shows. Initialization is the process of setting import parameters like time, time zone, longitude and latitude, and then unparking the mount. The mount should be set to be unparked from "last parked position" and not one of the park positions.

The driver should initialize the mount when it sees those values but for some reason it doesn't appear to be initialized on your screen shot. The only other explanation might be that you have slewed the mount to exactly RA=0 Dec=90?

-Ray Gralak
Author of APCC (Astro-Physics Command Center): https://www.astro-physics.com/apcc-pro
Author of PEMPro V3: https://www.ccdware.com
Author of Astro-Physics V2 ASCOM Driver: https://www.siriusimaging.com/apdriver


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From: main@ap-gto.groups.io [mailto:main@ap-gto.groups.io] On Behalf Of Mikko Viljamaa
Sent: Saturday, March 21, 2020 6:43 AM
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Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Mach1 Unable to Find Home Position Suddenly

Ray when you say, initialized, what exactly do you mean?


- Mikko

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