Re: Lost communications with mount
Hi Roland, it is indeed very simple. My current workflow in TheSky6 is almost as simple as what you said, except that I have to click "establish" to link to the mount. Otherwise it's the same. So I am not complaining about the simplicity (or lack of). It's the lost communication problem that keeps bothering me. I just tried it without going through APCC (and that's also what I did last week as well, before I got the APCC license). The issue remains. Next I will try to change the timeout setting and let you know if it works.
deonb, I will switch to Win10 eventually, probably sooner. Previously I was told that not every telescope-related program runs on Win10 (like PHD2 perhaps), so I did not try to update. (Also the notorious Win10 auto update issue.) Now I think everything should run on Win10. So perhaps it's time for an upgrade.
When I am typing this, Mach2 is connected to the computer via USB. But TheSky6 is not connected to it. ASCOM is launched. However, every minute or two, Mach2 makes a small click sound. It makes the sound even after I completely unplug the USB. Should I worry about it? Is it normal?