Re: CP4 Field Control
Yes.. I’ve normally always used the AP hand controller even when imaging. With APCC on the computer (connected to the CP3 or CP5 here (no CP4 yet)) I no longer connect the hand controller to the mount.toggle quoted messageShow quoted text
I now do everything from APCC (when imaging).
I start out by unparking. On the Mach 2 with encoders the mount knows where it is - no problem.
On the CP3 1200 I unpark from a known position.
Platesolve and sync (using SGP, with an imaging camera of course ) gets the the pointing position updated in the mount CP.
I’ve not built models with the CP3 (1200) , but have done that many times with the Mach 2.
And the end of the session I park the mount.
If I’m doing visual … I just use the AP hand controller.
Similar workflow tho.
- Unpark from a known park position.
- Then Goto an object — The AP hand controller has a database of objects
- Do a “recal” at the beginning of the observing session to get the mount synced up.
AFAIK there’s no need to build models for visual. It’s more of an imaging thing.
As for smartphone / tablet .. I just find it too limiting to use.. I have a “headless” computer at the mount (even in the field)… and use Remote Desktop from a laptop over wifi. This allows me to take the laptop some distance from the mount — Eg into a warm room .. or in the Tesla with the heater running in “camp mode”.
On Mar 18, 2022, at 6:29 AM, Christopher M <mirfak@...> wrote: