Re: How to Take Best Advantage of Partial APPM Model Runs #APCC


Luca Marinelli
 

What Brian said. If you want to use SGP with the ASI6200, it will be much more reliable if you use SGP v4.657 beta 64bit. 

Luca

On Feb 26, 2021, at 5:41 PM, Brian Valente via groups.io <bvalente@...> wrote:


>>>the model is all-or-nothing, you can add on to an existing APPM model. 

EDIT: Sorry i mean to write you can *not* currently edit and add more points to an existing APPM model.

On Fri, Feb 26, 2021 at 2:36 PM Brian Valente via groups.io <bvalente=gmail.com@groups.io> wrote:
Hi Greg

just inserting a couple things i"ve learned from using APPM

the model is all-or-nothing, you can add on to an existing APPM model. 

Also your hanging may be due to the huge file sizes of the 6200, in which case you might try binning or using a subframe. Generally it's better for models to use bin 1, but those files are enormous

On Fri, Feb 26, 2021 at 2:27 PM Greg Vaughn <gregvaughn@...> wrote:
I think this question is for Ray Gralak;

I've gotten very comfortable with APPM and use it every time I set up for imaging.  I only have a partial view of the sky and I set up runs of between 49 and 87 points.  I use SGP with ASTAP selected and I haven't had an issue in recent memory with my primary imaging set up on the Mach 2.

Last night, I was testing a new imaging train on a little bit larger scope.   Instead of the QHY full frame CMOS, I was using the newer ZWO ASI 6200 Mono.  I adjusted the image scale and ran the model builder in APPM.  In this case it was the 49 point model and when it got to #41, APPM just hung showing 'imaging' in the status block on the table of points.   I could see that nothing was happening in SGP and so I 'paused' the model run.   I was looking for a selection that allowed me to just use points collected so far to build the model, but couldn't find such a selection.  

So I restarted the process.  Everything seemed to be going swimmingly until I get to point #36 and the same hang occurred.   I could see that SGP was 'downloading' interminably (don't know why) and the image was not appearing.  So it appears to be an SGP issue that impacts APPM.   (I already have the camera's USB communications slider all the way to the left, which indicates '40' and is supposed to be best at ensuring USB comms.)

My question is:  If I run into this issue again (and haven't yet found the root cause), is there a selection sequence in APPM I can use to go ahead and accept the existing model points I've accumulated so far and build a model from them without reaching the end or starting over.

Equipment/Software:
-AP Mach2
-CP5 (VCP5-P-02-08)
-APCC Pro (1.8.8.15)  -  just realized I need to upgrade to 1.8.8.17 and have done so
-SGP (3.2.0.613)

Thanks in advance.

Cheers,
Greg

Greg Vaughn
Alexandria, VA



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