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Re: New Guy

Rich N. <rnapo@...>
 


Hi, I'm yet another new guy.

I'm getting close to ordering a 900GTO mount (or at least getting the
waiting list to order, sigh). I had a question after I looked at the
price list (gasp!) on the A-P web site.

Given the Go-To capability of the mount, is there any point in adding
DSC encoders on the mount? I would think that they would only be
useful if you decided you wanted to move the mount by hand, rather
than using the drive motors to do so. I also get the impression that
using the GOTO capability is likely more precise than the resolution
of the DSC encoders that you'd install.

louie

Hi Louie,

I think you are correct.

Rich


Re: New Guy

Louis Mamakos
 

Hi, I'm yet another new guy.

I'm getting close to ordering a 900GTO mount (or at least getting the
waiting list to order, sigh). I had a question after I looked at the
price list (gasp!) on the A-P web site.

Given the Go-To capability of the mount, is there any point in adding
DSC encoders on the mount? I would think that they would only be
useful if you decided you wanted to move the mount by hand, rather
than using the drive motors to do so. I also get the impression that
using the GOTO capability is likely more precise than the resolution
of the DSC encoders that you'd install.

louie


Re: New Guy

David A. Silva <dasilva@...>
 

On Sun, 12 Mar 2000 20:44:50 -0500, Chuck Hancock wrote:

Just testing the system. Haven't read all the Archives yet, but maybe I
will be caught up by May-to-July.
Welcome Chuck - lot's of good stuff here and in the archives!

-David


New Guy

Chuck Hancock
 

Hey people-

Just testing the system. Haven't read all the Archives yet, but maybe I
will be caught up by May-to-July.
--
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Chuck Hancock

c d h 5 9 at b e l l s o u t h d o t n e t


Re: 600 GTO payload capacity

Rich N. <rnapo@...>
 

From: "Rich N." <rnapo@znet.com>
Date: Wed, 1 Mar 2000 14:50:49 -0800


A C14 on a G11 mount is quite stable for visual use.
So does anyone believe there is cause for concern about the long
term reliability of the motors and bearings in either the G11
or the AP600GTO when loaded with the mass of a C14 + counterweights ?

Why push a very nice, not inexpensive, mount like
the AP600GTO by loading it down with a C14?
I agree.
As far as me and my 600GTO are concerned its an academic question.


Apparently the G11 is designed to take a heavy load.
That is my understanding as well. However being an engineer I'm
interested in what design features Losmandy optimized (bearings,
high torque motors,...). So far all I've heard leads me to the
conclusion that there really isn't a significant difference between
the CAPABILITIES of the mounts; just their specs.
Not true. The only load specs for 600 say it will take certain sized
OTAs. The Cas rating is 10". The G11 is/was sold with C14s.
A C14 is quite a bit more of a load than a 10" Meade SCT.

It is also relatively inexpensive. If I couldn't afford one of the
larger AP mounts I would feel much better taking a chance with the
less expensive G11.
Although the GOTO G11 is none too cheap at $3595.

Ok, for the GOTO model, but I have virtually zero interest in GOTO.
The standard G11 can be purchased for about $2k USD.

Rich



-Doug


Re: 600 GTO payload capacity

Douglas W. Forehand <Doug.Forehand@...>
 

From: "Rich N." <rnapo@znet.com>
Date: Wed, 1 Mar 2000 14:50:49 -0800


A C14 on a G11 mount is quite stable for visual use.
So does anyone believe there is cause for concern about the long
term reliability of the motors and bearings in either the G11
or the AP600GTO when loaded with the mass of a C14 + counterweights ?

Why push a very nice, not inexpensive, mount like
the AP600GTO by loading it down with a C14?
I agree.
As far as me and my 600GTO are concerned its an academic question.


Apparently the G11 is designed to take a heavy load.
That is my understanding as well. However being an engineer I'm
interested in what design features Losmandy optimized (bearings,
high torque motors,...). So far all I've heard leads me to the
conclusion that there really isn't a significant difference between
the CAPABILITIES of the mounts; just their specs.

It is also relatively inexpensive. If I couldn't afford one of the
larger AP mounts I would feel much better taking a chance with the
less expensive G11.
Although the GOTO G11 is none too cheap at $3595.

-Doug

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Re: 600 GTO payload capacity

Rich N. <rnapo@...>
 


A C14 on a G11 mount is quite stable for visual use.
So does anyone believe there is cause for concern about the long
term reliability of the motors and bearings in either the G11
or the AP600GTO when loaded with the mass of a C14 + counterweights ?

-Doug

Why push a very nice, not inexpensive, mount like
the AP600GTO by loading it down with a C14?

Once when I wanted to compare my old AP 152mm f/9
StarFire to my new AP 155mm f/9 EDT StarFire, I mounted
the older StarFire on Celestron SP mount. With extra weights
and careful balancing the SP motors drove the big OTA
very nicely.

Apparently the G11 is designed to take a heavy load. It is
also relatively inexpensive. If I couldn't afford one of the larger
AP mounts I would feel much better taking a chance with the
less expensive G11.

Rich


Re: 600 GTO payload capacity

Douglas W. Forehand <Doug.Forehand@...>
 

Date: Tue, 29 Feb 2000 23:52:34 -0800
From: "Steve Leikind" <sleikind@visi.com>

I think this is a matter of personal preference. My experience has
been that a G-11 is adequate with a Meade 12" SCT OTA provided there is
no wind. However, in light to moderate wind, there is too much
vibration for my taste. On the other hand, if I used this combination
in an observatory sheltered from wind -- maybe.

"rich n." <rnap-@znet.com> wrote:

A C14 on a G11 mount is quite stable for visual use.
So does anyone believe there is cause for concern about the long
term reliability of the motors and bearings in either the G11
or the AP600GTO when loaded with the mass of a C14 + counterweights ?

-Doug

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Re: 600 GTO payload capacity

Rich N. <rnapo@...>
 

Hi Charles,

I like the 900GTO too, I bought one. But the G11 is
amazingly stable even with a C14. Maybe it has more
to do with the Losmandy semi-pier and tripod.

Rich


No way, the 900 GTO is much much larger then the G11. I have owned both
mounts and I would put the G11 at the 600E size, Definatly not in the same
league as the 900 gto. I have owner both mounts and have used the same size
scope on them and the 900 is significantly more stable and load capacity
and
in every way more then the G11....though the 600E and the G11 (while I
would
lean on the 600E greater) is a much more reasonable comparison.

charles

----- Original Message -----
From: Derek Wong <dawong@earthlink.net>
To: <ap-gto@egroups.com>
Sent: Tuesday, February 29, 2000 9:52 PM
Subject: [ap-gto] Re: 600 GTO payload capacity


"Douglas W. Forehand" wrote:

Anyone care to speculate why the 600 series mount is
is rated to carry a SCT size of 10 inches max where as
the Losmandy G11, which is not that much different in
size, routinely carries C14's ?

Lets limit the discussion to visual applications only.
Hi Doug:

Here are the specs, although it is hard to compare since two
manufacturers may rate their mounts differently.

Eq. Head wt. Rating

Losmandy GM-8 21# 30# ?8" SCT
AP 400 21# ? 8" SCT
AP 600 27# ? 10" SCT
Losmandy G-11 36# 60#
AP 900 40# 70#
AP 1200 91# 140#
HGM 200 97# 150#

The G-11 is a pretty hefty mount, closer to the 900 in size.

Derek

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Re: 600 GTO payload capacity

Charles Sinsofsky <strfire@...>
 

No way, the 900 GTO is much much larger then the G11. I have owned both
mounts and I would put the G11 at the 600E size, Definatly not in the same
league as the 900 gto. I have owner both mounts and have used the same size
scope on them and the 900 is significantly more stable and load capacity and
in every way more then the G11....though the 600E and the G11 (while I would
lean on the 600E greater) is a much more reasonable comparison.

charles

----- Original Message -----
From: Derek Wong <dawong@earthlink.net>
To: <ap-gto@egroups.com>
Sent: Tuesday, February 29, 2000 9:52 PM
Subject: [ap-gto] Re: 600 GTO payload capacity


"Douglas W. Forehand" wrote:

Anyone care to speculate why the 600 series mount is
is rated to carry a SCT size of 10 inches max where as
the Losmandy G11, which is not that much different in
size, routinely carries C14's ?

Lets limit the discussion to visual applications only.
Hi Doug:

Here are the specs, although it is hard to compare since two
manufacturers may rate their mounts differently.

Eq. Head wt. Rating

Losmandy GM-8 21# 30# ?8" SCT
AP 400 21# ? 8" SCT
AP 600 27# ? 10" SCT
Losmandy G-11 36# 60#
AP 900 40# 70#
AP 1200 91# 140#
HGM 200 97# 150#

The G-11 is a pretty hefty mount, closer to the 900 in size.

Derek

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Re: 600 GTO payload capacity

Rich N. <rnapo@...>
 

A C14 on a G11 mount is quite stable for visual use.

Rich

Hi everyone;

I think that ratings such as this are to be taken with the proverbial
grain of salt. They are really just guidelines. People differ in the
priorities they assign to minimizing weight and cost on the one hand,
versus greater stability on the other. Manufacturers rarely state the
criteria they use in their ratings. One European manufacturer goes
assigning weight capacities for different telescope weight and tube
length combinations. Company 7 sells the Losmandy G-11/Celestron 11 as
a combined package and suggests a C-11 is the maximum this mount can
handle effectively. They say this combination may be on light side for
Astro-photography. Nonetheless, many people have taken great images
with this setup. I used to own a Losmandy GM-100, which was the G-11's
predecessor. Even though the GM-100 was more robust than the current
G-11, I think a C-14 would have been too much for it.

<doug.forehan-@eng.sun.com> wrote:

original article:http://www.egroups.com/group/ap-gto/?start=307
Anyone care to speculate why the 600 series mount is
is rated to carry a SCT size of 10 inches max where as
the Losmandy G11, which is not that much different in
size, routinely carries C14's ?

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Re: 600 GTO payload capacity

Derek Wong <dawong@...>
 

"Douglas W. Forehand" wrote:

Anyone care to speculate why the 600 series mount is
is rated to carry a SCT size of 10 inches max where as
the Losmandy G11, which is not that much different in
size, routinely carries C14's ?

Lets limit the discussion to visual applications only.
Hi Doug:

Here are the specs, although it is hard to compare since two
manufacturers may rate their mounts differently.

Eq. Head wt. Rating

Losmandy GM-8 21# 30# ?8" SCT
AP 400 21# ? 8" SCT
AP 600 27# ? 10" SCT
Losmandy G-11 36# 60#
AP 900 40# 70#
AP 1200 91# 140#
HGM 200 97# 150#

The G-11 is a pretty hefty mount, closer to the 900 in size.

Derek


600 GTO payload capacity

Douglas W. Forehand <Doug.Forehand@...>
 

While waiting for our Biblical sequence of rain
storms to pass here in the San Francisco Bay area I've
taken to idle speculations...

Anyone care to speculate why the 600 series mount is
is rated to carry a SCT size of 10 inches max where as
the Losmandy G11, which is not that much different in
size, routinely carries C14's ?

Lets limit the discussion to visual applications only.

*sigh* back to polishing my counter weights...

-Doug

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Re: keypad blinking

howard lazarus <lazhow@...>
 

Thanks Charles...info is appreciated
Howard

----- Original Message -----
From: Charles Sinsofsky <strfire@attglobal.net>
To: <ap-gto@egroups.com>
Sent: Monday, February 28, 2000 9:53 AM
Subject: [ap-gto] Re: keypad blinking


Howard, cal Marj about that one, I spoke with her, she and I both feel
that
is hardware issue, the hand controller internal lights wire connector for
the backlightling may of come loose, talk to marj ok! or christine at a/p
I
am sure they will fix you right up with that one my friend.

charles

----- Original Message -----
From: howard lazarus <lazhow@prodigy.net>
To: <ap-gto@egroups.com>
Sent: Thursday, February 24, 2000 3:44 PM
Subject: [ap-gto] Re: keypad blinking


Hi Charles;
Thanks for the come back. Blink means that the backlight to the numbers
on
the pad and the north south east west button goes out. The back light
goes
out but....the main display stays on!!!!!After a few minutes the
backlight
comes back on. Now i use direct current...it is not a battery
problem...it
is not a power problem...it may be a loose connection or contact
somewhere
????/
----- Original Message -----
From: Charles Sinsofsky <strfire@attglobal.net>
To: <ap-gto@egroups.com>
Sent: Thursday, February 24, 2000 10:03 AM
Subject: [ap-gto] Re: keypad blinking


Wait,
are you saying your keypad completly shutdown. Ie: goes back to the
opening menu, where the version number is displayed?? or do you see it
blink, and then you are back to the point where you left off??

if it goes all the back to the begging then this is a power issue,
or
something in my code is blinking the unit into a reset. I do not see
how
...but it is something we have to look at.

please report everyone what version numbers of the code you are
running
on
the hand controller??

- Charles Sinsofsky
Astro-Physics Inc.

----- Original Message -----
From: howard lazarus <lazhow@prodigy.net>
To: <ap-gto@egroups.com>
Sent: Thursday, February 24, 2000 9:03 AM
Subject: [ap-gto] Re: keypad blinking


Hi Ray,

Appreciate your input, however, I use a direct current source...the
keypad(or my keypad) blinks off and then comes back on again without
my
turning off or rebooting......there is something more to this and I
feel
it
has to do with the pad itself. Maybe a overheating devise that turns
off
and
on to keep the keypad at a reasonable heat level??????How does that
sound????
Regards
Howard L

----- Original Message -----
From: Ray Gralak <ray@gralak.com>
To: <ap-gto@eGroups.com>
Sent: Thursday, February 24, 2000 8:29 AM
Subject: [ap-gto] Re: keypad blinking


Hi Bobby,

It sounds like you may have an intermittent power loss or perhaps
your
power supply is running low on power? I think I saw this once on
my
1200GTO
when the power from my battery was low. After I improved the
connection
from the battery to the mount and kept my battery charged I never
saw
it
again.

-Ray Gralak

-----Original Message-----
From: Bobby Middleton [mailto:bobm@koyote.com]
Sent: Thursday, February 24, 2000 4:06 AM
To: ap-gto@eGroups.com
Subject: [ap-gto] keypad blinking


I noticed a problem last night with the keypad to my AP 1200
mount.
I
have
seen this one other night maybe 2 months ago and none in between
these
2
times. I saw the keypad blink off for a second, then it came
back
on
but
appeared to be re-booted. It also happened during each of 3 film
exposures.
Each time the keypad would appear to re-boot including the
start-up
setting
of 64 for slew speed. However, guide corrections continued at 1x
with
st-4
tracking so it did not mess up the exposures. I would re-set
slew
speed
to
1x when starting another exposure but during all 3 exposures it
re-booted.
This sounds like a loose connection but it occurred every time
with
the
keypad set down and not being moved or josseled around. Any
clues?
Bobby Middleton

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Re: keypad blinking

Charles Sinsofsky <strfire@...>
 

Howard, cal Marj about that one, I spoke with her, she and I both feel that
is hardware issue, the hand controller internal lights wire connector for
the backlightling may of come loose, talk to marj ok! or christine at a/p I
am sure they will fix you right up with that one my friend.

charles

----- Original Message -----
From: howard lazarus <lazhow@prodigy.net>
To: <ap-gto@egroups.com>
Sent: Thursday, February 24, 2000 3:44 PM
Subject: [ap-gto] Re: keypad blinking


Hi Charles;
Thanks for the come back. Blink means that the backlight to the numbers on
the pad and the north south east west button goes out. The back light goes
out but....the main display stays on!!!!!After a few minutes the backlight
comes back on. Now i use direct current...it is not a battery problem...it
is not a power problem...it may be a loose connection or contact somewhere
????/
----- Original Message -----
From: Charles Sinsofsky <strfire@attglobal.net>
To: <ap-gto@egroups.com>
Sent: Thursday, February 24, 2000 10:03 AM
Subject: [ap-gto] Re: keypad blinking


Wait,
are you saying your keypad completly shutdown. Ie: goes back to the
opening menu, where the version number is displayed?? or do you see it
blink, and then you are back to the point where you left off??

if it goes all the back to the begging then this is a power issue, or
something in my code is blinking the unit into a reset. I do not see how
...but it is something we have to look at.

please report everyone what version numbers of the code you are
running
on
the hand controller??

- Charles Sinsofsky
Astro-Physics Inc.

----- Original Message -----
From: howard lazarus <lazhow@prodigy.net>
To: <ap-gto@egroups.com>
Sent: Thursday, February 24, 2000 9:03 AM
Subject: [ap-gto] Re: keypad blinking


Hi Ray,

Appreciate your input, however, I use a direct current source...the
keypad(or my keypad) blinks off and then comes back on again without
my
turning off or rebooting......there is something more to this and I
feel
it
has to do with the pad itself. Maybe a overheating devise that turns
off
and
on to keep the keypad at a reasonable heat level??????How does that
sound????
Regards
Howard L

----- Original Message -----
From: Ray Gralak <ray@gralak.com>
To: <ap-gto@eGroups.com>
Sent: Thursday, February 24, 2000 8:29 AM
Subject: [ap-gto] Re: keypad blinking


Hi Bobby,

It sounds like you may have an intermittent power loss or perhaps
your
power supply is running low on power? I think I saw this once on my
1200GTO
when the power from my battery was low. After I improved the
connection
from the battery to the mount and kept my battery charged I never
saw
it
again.

-Ray Gralak

-----Original Message-----
From: Bobby Middleton [mailto:bobm@koyote.com]
Sent: Thursday, February 24, 2000 4:06 AM
To: ap-gto@eGroups.com
Subject: [ap-gto] keypad blinking


I noticed a problem last night with the keypad to my AP 1200
mount.
I
have
seen this one other night maybe 2 months ago and none in between
these
2
times. I saw the keypad blink off for a second, then it came back
on
but
appeared to be re-booted. It also happened during each of 3 film
exposures.
Each time the keypad would appear to re-boot including the
start-up
setting
of 64 for slew speed. However, guide corrections continued at 1x
with
st-4
tracking so it did not mess up the exposures. I would re-set slew
speed
to
1x when starting another exposure but during all 3 exposures it
re-booted.
This sounds like a loose connection but it occurred every time
with
the
keypad set down and not being moved or josseled around. Any clues?
Bobby Middleton

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Low Resistance Electrical Connectors

Tim Khan
 

For those that are interested in the connectors.....

Fwd Attachment:

They are called Anderson Powerpoles in the 30A size
(they also make
huge ones
for 1000Amps), its a standard industrial connector and
available from
hobby
shops that cater to Electric Planes RC or Cars..they
usually are
renamed to be
sold to the RC people as Sermos, or Cermo or
LigthSpeed connectors.
They are all
the same.

This company sells them as Anderson P.P.

http://www.newcreations-rc.com/batteries/conectors.htm

this is where I usually buy, $13 for 10 pairs..



this company sells them as "Cermo" for $1.50 a pair
http://rc-aero.com/biz/bandt/


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Re: keypad blinking

howard lazarus <lazhow@...>
 

Hi Charles;
Thanks for the come back. Blink means that the backlight to the numbers on
the pad and the north south east west button goes out. The back light goes
out but....the main display stays on!!!!!After a few minutes the backlight
comes back on. Now i use direct current...it is not a battery problem...it
is not a power problem...it may be a loose connection or contact somewhere
????/

----- Original Message -----
From: Charles Sinsofsky <strfire@attglobal.net>
To: <ap-gto@egroups.com>
Sent: Thursday, February 24, 2000 10:03 AM
Subject: [ap-gto] Re: keypad blinking


Wait,
are you saying your keypad completly shutdown. Ie: goes back to the
opening menu, where the version number is displayed?? or do you see it
blink, and then you are back to the point where you left off??

if it goes all the back to the begging then this is a power issue, or
something in my code is blinking the unit into a reset. I do not see how
...but it is something we have to look at.

please report everyone what version numbers of the code you are running
on
the hand controller??

- Charles Sinsofsky
Astro-Physics Inc.

----- Original Message -----
From: howard lazarus <lazhow@prodigy.net>
To: <ap-gto@egroups.com>
Sent: Thursday, February 24, 2000 9:03 AM
Subject: [ap-gto] Re: keypad blinking


Hi Ray,

Appreciate your input, however, I use a direct current source...the
keypad(or my keypad) blinks off and then comes back on again without my
turning off or rebooting......there is something more to this and I feel
it
has to do with the pad itself. Maybe a overheating devise that turns off
and
on to keep the keypad at a reasonable heat level??????How does that
sound????
Regards
Howard L

----- Original Message -----
From: Ray Gralak <ray@gralak.com>
To: <ap-gto@eGroups.com>
Sent: Thursday, February 24, 2000 8:29 AM
Subject: [ap-gto] Re: keypad blinking


Hi Bobby,

It sounds like you may have an intermittent power loss or perhaps your
power supply is running low on power? I think I saw this once on my
1200GTO
when the power from my battery was low. After I improved the
connection
from the battery to the mount and kept my battery charged I never saw
it
again.

-Ray Gralak

-----Original Message-----
From: Bobby Middleton [mailto:bobm@koyote.com]
Sent: Thursday, February 24, 2000 4:06 AM
To: ap-gto@eGroups.com
Subject: [ap-gto] keypad blinking


I noticed a problem last night with the keypad to my AP 1200 mount.
I
have
seen this one other night maybe 2 months ago and none in between
these
2
times. I saw the keypad blink off for a second, then it came back on
but
appeared to be re-booted. It also happened during each of 3 film
exposures.
Each time the keypad would appear to re-boot including the start-up
setting
of 64 for slew speed. However, guide corrections continued at 1x
with
st-4
tracking so it did not mess up the exposures. I would re-set slew
speed
to
1x when starting another exposure but during all 3 exposures it
re-booted.
This sounds like a loose connection but it occurred every time with
the
keypad set down and not being moved or josseled around. Any clues?
Bobby Middleton

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Re: keypad blinking

Ray Gralak <ray@...>
 

Hi Howard,

Since it is the middle of winter it seens unlikely that the
keypad would be able to overheat. I still would double check your
power connection (wiggle it) to see if you get an intermittent
power loss.

-Ray Gralak

-----Original Message-----
From: howard lazarus [mailto:lazhow@prodigy.net]
Sent: Thursday, February 24, 2000 6:04 AM
To: ap-gto@egroups.com
Subject: [ap-gto] Re: keypad blinking


Hi Ray,

Appreciate your input, however, I use a direct current source...the
keypad(or my keypad) blinks off and then comes back on again
without my
turning off or rebooting......there is something more to this
and I feel it
has to do with the pad itself. Maybe a overheating devise
that turns off and
on to keep the keypad at a reasonable heat level??????How does that
sound????
Regards
Howard L

----- Original Message -----
From: Ray Gralak <ray@gralak.com>
To: <ap-gto@eGroups.com>
Sent: Thursday, February 24, 2000 8:29 AM
Subject: [ap-gto] Re: keypad blinking


Hi Bobby,

It sounds like you may have an intermittent power loss or
perhaps your
power supply is running low on power? I think I saw this once on my
1200GTO
when the power from my battery was low. After I improved
the connection
from the battery to the mount and kept my battery charged I
never saw it
again.

-Ray Gralak

-----Original Message-----
From: Bobby Middleton [mailto:bobm@koyote.com]
Sent: Thursday, February 24, 2000 4:06 AM
To: ap-gto@eGroups.com
Subject: [ap-gto] keypad blinking


I noticed a problem last night with the keypad to my AP
1200 mount. I
have
seen this one other night maybe 2 months ago and none in
between these 2
times. I saw the keypad blink off for a second, then it
came back on but
appeared to be re-booted. It also happened during each of 3 film
exposures.
Each time the keypad would appear to re-boot including
the start-up
setting
of 64 for slew speed. However, guide corrections
continued at 1x with
st-4
tracking so it did not mess up the exposures. I would
re-set slew speed
to
1x when starting another exposure but during all 3 exposures it
re-booted.
This sounds like a loose connection but it occurred every
time with the
keypad set down and not being moved or josseled around. Any clues?
Bobby Middleton


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Re: keypad blinking

Charles Sinsofsky <strfire@...>
 

Wait,
are you saying your keypad completly shutdown. Ie: goes back to the
opening menu, where the version number is displayed?? or do you see it
blink, and then you are back to the point where you left off??

if it goes all the back to the begging then this is a power issue, or
something in my code is blinking the unit into a reset. I do not see how
...but it is something we have to look at.

please report everyone what version numbers of the code you are running on
the hand controller??

- Charles Sinsofsky
Astro-Physics Inc.

----- Original Message -----
From: howard lazarus <lazhow@prodigy.net>
To: <ap-gto@egroups.com>
Sent: Thursday, February 24, 2000 9:03 AM
Subject: [ap-gto] Re: keypad blinking


Hi Ray,

Appreciate your input, however, I use a direct current source...the
keypad(or my keypad) blinks off and then comes back on again without my
turning off or rebooting......there is something more to this and I feel
it
has to do with the pad itself. Maybe a overheating devise that turns off
and
on to keep the keypad at a reasonable heat level??????How does that
sound????
Regards
Howard L

----- Original Message -----
From: Ray Gralak <ray@gralak.com>
To: <ap-gto@eGroups.com>
Sent: Thursday, February 24, 2000 8:29 AM
Subject: [ap-gto] Re: keypad blinking


Hi Bobby,

It sounds like you may have an intermittent power loss or perhaps your
power supply is running low on power? I think I saw this once on my
1200GTO
when the power from my battery was low. After I improved the connection
from the battery to the mount and kept my battery charged I never saw it
again.

-Ray Gralak

-----Original Message-----
From: Bobby Middleton [mailto:bobm@koyote.com]
Sent: Thursday, February 24, 2000 4:06 AM
To: ap-gto@eGroups.com
Subject: [ap-gto] keypad blinking


I noticed a problem last night with the keypad to my AP 1200 mount. I
have
seen this one other night maybe 2 months ago and none in between these
2
times. I saw the keypad blink off for a second, then it came back on
but
appeared to be re-booted. It also happened during each of 3 film
exposures.
Each time the keypad would appear to re-boot including the start-up
setting
of 64 for slew speed. However, guide corrections continued at 1x with
st-4
tracking so it did not mess up the exposures. I would re-set slew
speed
to
1x when starting another exposure but during all 3 exposures it
re-booted.
This sounds like a loose connection but it occurred every time with
the
keypad set down and not being moved or josseled around. Any clues?
Bobby Middleton

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Re: keypad blinking

howard lazarus <lazhow@...>
 

Hi Ray,

Appreciate your input, however, I use a direct current source...the
keypad(or my keypad) blinks off and then comes back on again without my
turning off or rebooting......there is something more to this and I feel it
has to do with the pad itself. Maybe a overheating devise that turns off and
on to keep the keypad at a reasonable heat level??????How does that
sound????
Regards
Howard L

----- Original Message -----
From: Ray Gralak <ray@gralak.com>
To: <ap-gto@eGroups.com>
Sent: Thursday, February 24, 2000 8:29 AM
Subject: [ap-gto] Re: keypad blinking


Hi Bobby,

It sounds like you may have an intermittent power loss or perhaps your
power supply is running low on power? I think I saw this once on my
1200GTO
when the power from my battery was low. After I improved the connection
from the battery to the mount and kept my battery charged I never saw it
again.

-Ray Gralak

-----Original Message-----
From: Bobby Middleton [mailto:bobm@koyote.com]
Sent: Thursday, February 24, 2000 4:06 AM
To: ap-gto@eGroups.com
Subject: [ap-gto] keypad blinking


I noticed a problem last night with the keypad to my AP 1200 mount. I
have
seen this one other night maybe 2 months ago and none in between these 2
times. I saw the keypad blink off for a second, then it came back on but
appeared to be re-booted. It also happened during each of 3 film
exposures.
Each time the keypad would appear to re-boot including the start-up
setting
of 64 for slew speed. However, guide corrections continued at 1x with
st-4
tracking so it did not mess up the exposures. I would re-set slew speed
to
1x when starting another exposure but during all 3 exposures it
re-booted.
This sounds like a loose connection but it occurred every time with the
keypad set down and not being moved or josseled around. Any clues?
Bobby Middleton


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