Ah yes, I forgot about "Prevent Errant RECALs" (I have that turned off in my setups because of all the testing I do with NINA, so the last time that has gotten in the way of things has faded from my memory.)
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On Dec 9, 2021, at 09:53, Ray Gralak <iogroups@...> wrote:
What Dale suggests will work unless the pointing error is more than 5 degrees and "Prevent Errant Recals" is enabled in APCC's Advanced settings. If you disable "Prevent Errant RECALs", make sure to re-enable it after syncing!
BTW, if you manually move the mount to the Park 3 position and unpark from Park 3, the mount should be pointing within 5 degrees. Thus, when you do a RECAL to regain precise pointing you will not need to disable "Prevent errant RECALs".
From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com] On Behalf Of Bob Enouen
Sent: Thursday, December 9, 2021 5:46 AM
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] AP1600 Lost
Ahh! Thanks so much Dale! I’ll do that at the next clear sky night - which will be Sunday night here in
Robert J. Enouen
On Dec 9, 2021, at 8:12 AM, Dale Ghent <daleg@...> wrote:patch of sky, then a manual plate solve+sync inside NINA from the Imaging -> Plate Solve window. The mount
Use the N/S/E/W buttons, either in APCC or in NINA, to drive the mount and point the telescope at a clear
will then know how it's oriented. There's no need to undo clutches and manually sling the OTA around to a
the mount parked in a particular position and then command it to unpark, but from a different position instead
The main question is /how/ your mount got to disoriented. One of the ways this can happen is if you have
of Last parked or from the actual park position it was parked at.
clouds. It’s been tracking great using a 300+ point APPM model on 180 second unguided exposures with a
On Dec 9, 2021, at 08:05, Bob Enouen <renouen@...> wrote:
My observatory-based AP1600 CP4 lost its location last night after a few days of no activity due to
RC 16” that has a 3250mm focal length. I’m forwarding the APPC Pro logs and the NINA logs for the last two
days for reference.
and then Recal using Alt/Az in APPC Pro to that position this will get me close enough to then Recal using
My question: I assume that if I physically release the RA/Dec gear boxes and move the mount to Park 3
PlateSolving. I do not have a hand control. Is this correct?
Robert J. Enouen