Re: Recal remotely?


Jim Fakatselis <jfakatse@...>
 

Thanks for the idea I will research that.

However, the question still remains, should the clutches slip due to whatever reason, is there any way to restore calibration without a physical presence In the observatory for a non encoder mount?

Jim

On Jun 26, 2020, at 10:02 AM, Dale Ghent <daleg@elemental.org> wrote:


No idea about PinPoint, you would need to consult its documentation. It looks like there is talk about this regarding the "Search Sky Online" setting in PinPoint:

https://diffractionlimited.com/help/maximdl/PinPoint_Astrometry.htm



On Jun 26, 2020, at 2:14 AM, Jim Fakatselis <pashasdad@gmail.com> wrote:

Hmmm...I use full Pinpoint in MaxIm. Don't know how to do blind solve, would you kindly explain, is it possible with Pinpoint?

Thanks in advance,
Jim


On Friday, June 26, 2020, 1:41:36 AM EDT, Dale Ghent <daleg@elemental.org> wrote:



What are you using to plate solve? A blind solve should be able to find where you are pointing in the sky.... if you are using a plate solver that is capable of blind solves.

On Jun 26, 2020, at 1:39 AM, Jim Fakatselis <pashasdad@gmail.com> wrote:
I'm sure this has been asked before but ....here goes. (Let the flames fly!)

I have a AP 130EDF on my Mach1GTO and this evening I had set a 2 hr meridian delay and accidentally slewed to an object that had the mount just gently nudge the pier to lose its calibrated position. I could not get images to plate solve after that since the mount was not where it thought it was.

Is there any way to remotely send it to a known position or any way to recal without having to go to the observatory and level off at my Park 2 position?

Thanks in advance,
Jim




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