Re: AAPC and SkyX Not Fully Communicating with Each Other #APCC


Roland Christen
 

Thanks. I had it set to 500msec but will set it to 2 seconds and see if that makes a difference.

Roland



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From: Ray Gralak <groups3@...>
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Subject: Re: [ap-gto] AAPC and SkyX Not Fully Communicating with Each Other #APCC

Hi Roland,
 
> One thing you can do is to open the log file in APCC or the ASCOM driver and look to see what SkyX is doing at
> startup. On mine I always see multiple errors with the above situation. Sometimes SkyX sends thousands of
> requests for position in rapid order - so fast that the ASCOM driver doesn't have time to respond.
 
SkyX is by default set to update the screen “as fast as possible”, which means it will poll the AP V2 ASCOM driver as fast as it can.
 
You can change that setting in the menu at the top of SkyX: Telescope -> Telescope Settings…
 
 
 
-Ray Gralak
Author of PEMPro
Author of APCC (Astro-Physics Command Center): https://www.astro-physics.com/apcc-pro
Author of Astro-Physics V2 ASCOM Driver: https://www.siriusimaging.com/apdriver
 
 
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> I have seen something similar with my SkyX on my laptop. If I have a Java app running on the laptop then SkyX
> will not operate correctly. It connects ok, shows "Tracking at Sidereal", but will not slew properly. The only way
> that I can operate SkyX properly is to close all my Java apps.
>
>
> One thing you can do is to open the log file in APCC or the ASCOM driver and look to see what SkyX is doing at
> startup. On mine I always see multiple errors with the above situation. Sometimes SkyX sends thousands of
> requests for position in rapid order - so fast that the ASCOM driver doesn't have time to respond.
>
>
>
> Rolando
>
>
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Robert Ray <rray6@...>
> To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
> Sent: Sat, Oct 3, 2020 7:12 pm
> Subject: [ap-gto] AAPC and SkyX Not Fully Communicating with Each Other #APCC
>
>
> Hello,
> I have a problem that I am wondering if others have run into this.  I have an AP 1200Gto mount upgraded to
> GTOCP4 and I control it with APCC Pro.  My desktop computer (32 gb of ram) has Windows 10 Pro 64-bit.  I have
> no trouble connecting to my mount through APCC - I connect via Ethernet.  My APCC, AP drivers and firmware
> are all up to date and I am using ASCOM 6.4 sp1 (on advice from AP support).  I have TheSkyX Pro and the
> camera control add-on and want to use them for mount control and imaging.  I have the latest version and build of
> SkyX.  After starting APCC and connecting to the mount, I then run SkyX and connect easily to the mount.  I can
> control and move the mount from SkyX.  However, if I select a target in SkyX, it will slew in the direction of the
> object but be off by 30-40 degrees.  SkyX thinks the scope has correctly slewed to the object and will indicate that
> on its map.  FYI, I have been over the parameters of both SkyX and APCC and they both match up.  It is not a
> time issue as far as I can tell.  There is no time or location difference between APCC and SkyX and this is not a
> polar alignment issue.  I do not think it is the mount since I re-connected the keypad and attempted to slew to an
> object - it landed right on it.  In my opinion, it is either SkyX or communication between SkyX and APCC.  I have
> considered re-installing SkyX but I’m not sure yet that will help.
> I am working with George on this issue but I thought it might be worthwhile to ask the forum if anyone else has
> run into a similar problem?  If anyone has had similar issues, I would appreciate hearing about them.
>  -Robert

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