Re: Interesting Mach2 Behavior on Cloudy Nights
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So a couple of things would be good to know:
1) the serial number of the mount
2) the direction of the oscillation (most likely RA I'm guessing)
You can send this to my e-mail direct and we can go from there: chris1011@...
I'll be leaving for Christmas eve dinner in a few minutes, and tomorrow we are not here, but I will get back to you first thing Monday. We'll get it sorted out. Probably a simple setting and also you may want to load the latest version P02-08 into the CP5.
From: deonb <deonb@...>
Sent: Thu, Dec 24, 2020 7:10 pm
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Interesting Mach2 Behavior on Cloudy Nights
On Thu, Dec 24, 2020 at 08:20 AM, Roland Christen wrote:
I'm the dope who originally posted this on CN :). I wasn't specifically posting it as a problem. It was more like a "hey cool, this mount can track for 10 minutes at 2800mm without guiding!", and "here's what I did" post. I loaded more counterweights than the specs of the mount originally so I didn't think there was anything to fix.
I do now...
It seems that there is a some positions that if I slew my mount there, it goes into an infinite "oscillation" mode. I can physically see the scope move back-and-forth a few millimeters about once a second, and it will keep doing that even if I stop tracking completely. It stops though if I park the mount in that position.
I'm running directly through the ASCOM driver v5.30.10 connecting via USB. (I'm still learning APCC).
The mount firmware is VCP5-P02-08. The encoder firmware is A02-08.