Re: APCC PRO and Horizon Editor
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Thanks for the quick reply. Everyone needs a well-deserved vacation. I did receive the private email. But I, all of a sudden, was getting my Gmails in Outlook both in the INBOX and in the IMPORTANT folders. I mistakenly deleted the emails in the IMPORTANT as they were duplicates of those in the INBOX. And BINGO both copies were deleted. I have since disabled getting the IMPORTANT emails in my IMAP Outlook account.
In the meantime I did printout your email and will try to generate the horizon file for my location from the data points I collected.
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From: email@example.com <firstname.lastname@example.org> On Behalf Of Ray Gralak
Sent: Sunday, April 04, 2021 4:15 PM
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] APCC PRO and Horizon Editor
Sorry, I took a few days of vacation, so I haven't been following posts.
I did answer this question via the private email you sent me the other day, but I will post an answer here as well in case it comes up in the future.
1. APCC's horizon limits are just simple ASCII text files with 360 az/alt values, one for each degree in azimuth.
2. The expected file extension is ".hrz".
3. The first three lines of the file must be the following:
# Astro-Physics GTO Horizon File v1.0
# Points 360
# Az Alt
4. After the third line, there must be 360 more lines, one line per degree in azimuth.
5. North is azimuth=0, proceeding clockwise (i.e., East=90).
6. In each line, azimuth must be an integer value followed by an altitude value, both in degrees. The altitude value can be a decimal number.
7. You can load the horizon limits file via the Horizon Tracking Limits Editor window in APCC.
Attached is an example file, which you can edit with the built-in Windows editor, Notepad.exe. To do what you want just edit the values
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