Re: Oops! Powered-ff mount while still connected
Seems like quite an involved procedure you have there.toggle quoted messageShow quoted text
Why not just unpark the mount, manually slew it to some east or west part of the sky, and do a plate solve and sync (recal)? There's no need to hustle out to your mount and physically level the axes before doing anything, or to manually slew to a specific star only to solve it by hand. Keep your slippers on and stay out of the cold by letting the software do it for you :)
As for your power-off issue, the mount's CP would come back up in an uninitialized state after being powered on. Are you using the AP ASCOM driver in TSX, or are you using TXS' bult-in AP mount driver? If you're using the AP ASCOM driver:
1. Power on your CP per normal
2. Open APJog and connect to the mount. This will spawn the AP ASCOM driver which will initialize the CP
3. Using APJog, nudge the axes so that you're pretty close to a Park 5 position.
4. In the AP ASCOM driver, park the mount at Current Position
5. Then UNpark the mount from Park 5. This is the step that resets the CP's notion of how the axes are physically oriented
6. Slew the mount using APJog to some clear and cozy portion of the east or west sky, then use your preferred app to do a plate solve+sync.
For step 3, you can manually go out and loosen the clutches and rearrange the axes so that they're in a park 5 position, then do the park to current, followed by the unpark from 5... but any plate solver should do just fine if you've instead nudged things close enough to park 5, and the correction via the plate solve+sync operation will be exact.
On Nov 11, 2021, at 08:32, Mike Dodd <mike@...> wrote: