- New beta version of APCC Standard (188.8.131.52) and Pro (184.108.40.206)
Re: New beta version of APCC Standard (220.127.116.11) and Pro (18.104.22.168)
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You all know that I am a HUGE fan of APCC Pro’s modeling!
Be careful using the modeled terms as true values.
The model is a *best-fit* and the individual terms are modeled – NOT individually measured.
Use the model as a guide for what needs attention.
Use other methods to actually measure and remedy the problems.
Polar Align!! RAPAS gets you real close. PEMPro’s Polar Align Wizard is awesome to finish it off to perfection! Polar alignment problems in *perfectly polar aligned* mounts is a very common problem.
Measure orthogonality error easily with any AP GTO mount. Fix orthogonality mechanically with shims or other adjustments as needed. Remember that the error is half the measured value.
Fix the most obvious problems and then run a mapping again. See how the model values change including those that you did not specifically address.
See how much your modeled results improve when there is less to correct.
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Re: [ap-gto] New beta version of APCC Standard (22.214.171.124) and Pro (126.96.36.199)
That said, I think the next step for me will be to learn how to interpret the modeled terms so I can improve my setup. But I think I'll keep that for a future post...
I would love to hear more about that, how to interpret these numbers to pick higher priority items to address, or at least to understand, so please do share.
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