Re: Recent encoder discussion on CN


Roland Christen
 

Yes, the mount would know it was in position 5, so when you apply power and sent it home, it would go to position 3. Release the lever only when the mount is powered off, otherwise the encoder will try to drive the mount back to the original position. We have some new CP4 software which will stop the encoder from fighting you. Will release soon.

Rolando



-----Original Message-----
From: Bill Long <bill@...>
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Sent: Thu, Feb 25, 2021 6:51 pm
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Recent encoder discussion on CN

This is good to know! 

So if I released the mount with the lever, and moved it from Park 3 position to Part 5 position, and locked the lever, and told the mount to home (lets say home == park 3) then it would park to the park 3 position without the need for re-initializing, etc? 


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Sent: Thursday, February 25, 2021 4:48 PM
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Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Recent encoder discussion on CN
 

the AE mount will never be lost even after I unlock the clutches and manually move both axes from then on?
Read carefully what I wrote. You must leave the clutches locked. You cannot move the mount via the clutches. You can move the mount by unlocking the gearbox lever. The encoders will follow the motion of the worm wheel and the mount will not be lost.

Home is either in APCC or you can use the AE utility.

Roland


-----Original Message-----
From: Peter Nagy <topboxman@...>
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Sent: Thu, Feb 25, 2021 5:12 pm
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Recent encoder discussion on CN

Hi Rolando,

You said:

"If you lose the mount thru an errant recal or sync, a simple "Home" will re-establish the correct co-ordinates."

I have A-P1100GTO-AE and I was not aware of the "Home" feature. I don't have APCC but is this feature available with just A-P V2 ASCOM mount driver or using AE utility?

Another question. After unparking the mount, slew to a known star, center the star and RCAL, the AE mount will never be lost even after I unlock the clutches and manually move both axes from then on? If so, please explain how it works. What I'm seeing is that the encoder has no idea that the mount was manually moved because the encoders do not appear to follow the manual movement of the axes (clutches unlocked), correct?

Thanks,
Peter

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Roland Christen
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