Re: second attempt: meridian management with mach2 please...help


Roland Christen
 


I don't need any complex management, only things like:
-to allow for 45 min tracking in the west before meridian flip, about 45 min east tracking (less important) 
1) Turn off the limits and the mount will track past the meridian for however long you have it powered. The mount will not automatically flip to the other side. Once past the meridian you simply enter the same object and perform a GoTo. The mount will then flip.

2) If you don't want the mount to flip for 45 minutes past with a GoTo, you can do a Meridian Delay 1 hour West. Then you will not flip sides with a GoTo until after that 1 hour meridian line is reached.

3) Finally, you can flip the mount at any time before or after the meridian by issuing a "Flip Mount" command.

4) If you leave the Limits ON, then the mount will stop just past the meridian wherever you have set the meridian. The mount will not flip automatically. You have to issue a flip command.

You have at least 4 choices as outlined above. Try them all and see which one suits your purpose.

Rolando


-----Original Message-----
From: Andrea Lucchetti <andlucchett@...>
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Sent: Tue, Nov 24, 2020 5:15 pm
Subject: [ap-gto] second attempt: meridian management with mach2 please...help

Hi,
I am trying one more time to stimulate a discussion on the topic.
My previous thread didn't get a single comment so I suspect the manual is not that clear: I though it was my fault but it seems that this is a topic at least not very interesting if not intimidating :-)

I will try to simplify things compared to my previous post:
I have a Mach2 and it is going to be used in the field, no fixed set up.

I'd like to know what is the simplest meridian management  set up to be used with APCC Pro and the Mach2.
I don't need any complex management, only things like:
-to allow for 45 min tracking in the west before meridian flip, about 45 min east tracking (less important) 
-prevent slewing near the meridian

After having read many, many times the manual, I am still confused 
I wonder if setting only the AE limits it is enough for me . in this case it would be nice to know how to set the "Meridian panel" in APCC:

I assume I don't need to set "meridian delay"
I assume I don't have to touch the "meridian tracking limits/hour angle panel"
I assume I don't need to flag "enable Meridian Tracking limits" in "Operation" panel, because in the help I read: "DO NOT use any other method for setting a meridian delay while you are using the meridian limits.  When properly configured, the APCC meridian tracking limit logic will maintain the correct meridian delay in the system."
 


Thank you very much in advance,
Andrea
 

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Roland Christen
Astro-Physics

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