Re: APCC move axis question
Catching up on my email and this thread -toggle quoted messageShow quoted text
I have also noticed this issue since I started using APCC Pro and models late last year, I just haven't had the time or reason to run it to ground until now because punching the NSEW buttons in any app has been a rare need for me and I couched it as something to look into later when I didn't have more pressing things to test or attend to. The new polar alignment plugin in NINA uses the MoveAxis() methods as a part of what it does, so this issue is getting wider visibility now.
I did notice the same behavior with SharpCap's manual controls using any of its pre-defined list of rates, so my original suspicions that NINA was doing something wrong with MoveAxis() and rate selection were dispelled with that (and I was suspecting that was the case at first, given the minefield that MoveAxis() and aptly-named IRate interface can be in terms of the standards ambiguity that you've pointed out). I think Andy also mentioned that he was also seeing this under SGPro, which brings the number of apps experiencing this anomaly to at least 3. I PA with SharpCap Pro's PA tool then and for now, and I do the 90* movement that it requires using the APJog utility which doesn't use MoveAxis(), at least when moving the scope in set increments.
I did just look back through my AP ASCOM and APCC logs to a time in the past where I know I tried exercising MoveAxis() commands via the polar alignment plugin, and this is the only mention of "MoveAxis" I see in the logs (timestamp elided for brevity)
ASCOM: Info : GET Slewing = False, MoveAxis(0)=0, MoveAxis(1)=0
All instances of when MoveAxis() was exercised in the app look like the above. The head-scratcher is that there's nothing that seems obvious in relation to moveaxis in the corresponding APCC log. I can zip the two together and forward it to you if you'd like.
Between the hurricane remnants moving towards here and day job stuff, I doubt I will be able to uncover my mount and look into this in detail anytime soon, at least during this week.
On Aug 30, 2021, at 08:42, Ray Gralak <email@example.com> wrote:Ray, The only difference that I see is that you are connected via TCP LAN/WIFI while I am connected throughAndy, I also tried using a serial port connection to the mount, which to APCC is the same as the virtual COM port in a USB connection. Again, there was no unexpected behavior.