Re: Setting AP1600 limits in remote obs
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Limits should definitely be used in any remote situation. They can be set in APCC remotely if you have an internet connection.
You also need to set up APCC so that the mount will automatically stop tracking in the case the computer connection is lost.
We are presently working on new software for the CP4/5 controllers that places limits internally into the controller, o even if everything external fails, the mount will still stop tracking at the internal limit point.
From: Brian Valente <bvalente@...>
Sent: Tue, Jun 23, 2020 12:05 pm
Subject: [ap-gto] Setting AP1600 limits in remote obs
I'm wondering how you set your ap mount limits when you can't access your mount?
I'm thinking meridian limits and absolute limits (i.e., so it doesn't crash into the pier)
We have a 1600 GTOCP4 with absolute encoders and use APCC pro. it's on a pier in Chile (obstech) so we can't physically be there or see it.
If necessary, we can ask someone to move it around and use the software, but they may not be familiar with using APCC.
So far it hasn't been an issue because we've been doing light imaging and watching things, but we're moving into automation