Re: Flexure Measurement - How Much is Too Much ?


Roland Christen
 

APCC itself does not have any impact on tracking.
APCC Pro has modeling which can be used to supply a custom tracking rate to the mount. That is another kettle of fish which itself will not change the characteristics of the mount's tracking behavior. It simply adjusts the tracking rate to compensate for various things such as atmospheric refraction, polar misalignment, instrument flex, etc.

Rolando


-----Original Message-----
From: Mike Dodd <mike@...>
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Sent: Tue, Jun 22, 2021 1:31 pm
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Flexure Measurement - How Much is Too Much ?

On 6/22/2021 12:20 PM, Roland Christen via groups.io wrote:
> The 1200 mount does not have encoder capability. It does have PEM which
> can drop the periodic error down to the 1 arc sec level.

I have PemPRO, and used it to create a PEM curve, which is enabled all
the time. At the moment, I can't find the curve, but I did create and
apply a curve.

Assuming PEM is enabled, would APCC improve tracking on my 1200 beyond
what I have now?

Thanks, Roland.

--- Mike








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Roland Christen
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