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Re: Converting from Windows XP to 8.1: Issue with AP Jog Utility

primeclash
 

>>> Sure sounds like a road full of tears.
 
Beating yourself to death with a blunt stick would be faster.

And more fun .. :-P

Maybe grab a cheap Windows PC to dedicate to imaging?

Regards,
Louis Marchesi


Re: Converting from Windows XP to 8.1: Issue with AP Jog Utility

Christopher Erickson
 

Windows 8 (as a Virtual Machine in VMware Fusion on a Mac Mini.)  Sure sounds like a road full of tears.
 
Beating yourself to death with a blunt stick would be faster.
 
 
Christopher Erickson
Consulting Engineer
Summit Kinetics
Waikoloa, HI 96738
www.summitkinetics.com
 



From: ap-gto@... [mailto:ap-gto@...]
Sent: Tuesday, June 03, 2014 5:34 AM
To: ap-gto@...
Subject: [ap-gto] Converting from Windows XP to 8.1: Issue with AP Jog Utility

Fellow AP GTO Users:


I am continuing on my quest to convert from Windows XP to Windows 8 (as a Virtual Machine in VMware Fusion on a Mac Mini). The latest glitch happened when I attempted to locate, open and run the AP Jog Utility.  


Hovering the mouse cursor over the AP Driver System Tray Icon fails to bring up the Mount Status Window.  Moreover, a right click (which is mapped as  a Ctrl-Click on the MacMini keyboard) fails to bring up the extended menu of operations that should allow access to the Jog Utility among other operations.  (But Ctrl-Click seems to result in appropriate Right Click responses from other apps.) Executing a Crtrl-J operation (which should also open up the Jog Utility) also had no effect.


I don't know whether this problem lies within AP V2 ASCOM Driver (Version 5.05.31), Windows 8.1 or perhaps within the VMWare Virtual Machine implementation of Windows 8.1.  Anyway, any help or advice would be appreciated.  


Alternatively, I seem to recall that it was once possible to download a stand-alone version of AP Jog Utility.  Does anyone know where I can find that?


Thanks,


Gene


Re: AP ASCOM driver runtime error

Donghun
 

Hi Ray,

Where can I find the log?

Thank you.
Donghun


Re: Refractor advice desired

Mark Striebeck
 

Just as a data point. I am using a Mach1 mount with a Takahashi TOA-130. With everything on it (camera, guider, filter wheel, reducer...) it is going up to the 20 kg limit for the Mach1 mount. But I don't see any guiding issues (when comparing to my much shorter and lighter Celestron 8" EDGE scope).

     MarkS


On Tue Jun 03 2014 at 10:04:01 AM, Derek Wong genedude@... [ap-gto] <ap-gto@...> wrote:
 

Hi Ron:

I suspect you will get more answers if you go to Cloudy Nights on the refractors forum.  See here for an example:


I am sure that the Mach1 will do a great job on any 5" medium f-ratio refractor.

Derek





On Mon, Jun 2, 2014 at 3:16 PM, ronk@... [ap-gto] <ap-gto@...> wrote:
 

Ladies and Gentlemen,

I hope that this is not too off-topic but I am considering the addition of a triplet refractor in the neighborhood of 130 mm to mount on my Mach1. The intended uses are planetary viewing/imaging, wider field (than my C--11 HD) imaging as well as visually splitting doubles. Any advice is appreciated. (I'm sorry Rolando but your fine refractors are outside of my budget)


regards,


Ron K



Re: AP GTO 1100 and softwares

Dave Goodyear <dave@...>
 

Lets try this again

Where were you going to BUY APCC?  It's not out yet?  Unless beta testers are getting first dibs on the release?  Is there a price for the pro version?

Dave Goodyear
3109332436


On Jun 3, 2014, at 10:04 AM, "Dave Goodyear dave@... [ap-gto]" <ap-gto@...> wrote:

 

Where were you going to but APCC?  It's not out yet. Unless beta testers are getting first dibs on the release?  Is there a price for the pro version?

Dave Goodyear
3109332436


On Jun 3, 2014, at 7:34 AM, "gc.iaffaldano@... [ap-gto]" <ap-gto@...> wrote:

 

Hello everyone, I'm on the waiting list for a GTO1100 and would like some clarification on the software to be used; I state that we have already prepared a RC 12" TPO with SX AO unit and Apogee U9 and the software we have is Maxim ver. 5.24, SkyX, FocusMax and we are undecided between Ccdcommander and Autopilot 5 PRO (I already have the basic version); obviously we need to install the drivers and Ascom V2 and PulseGuide, I also really like APCC but I can afford at the moment only the standard version; i forget some other necessary sofware  for a good use of the mount?

Is there a particular setting for my mount in the aforementioned softwares?

Thank you.


Carmine





Re: AP GTO 1100 and softwares

Dave Goodyear <dave@...>
 

Where were you going to but APCC?  It's not out yet. Unless beta testers are getting first dibs on the release?  Is there a price for the pro version?

Dave Goodyear
3109332436


On Jun 3, 2014, at 7:34 AM, "gc.iaffaldano@... [ap-gto]" <ap-gto@...> wrote:

 

Hello everyone, I'm on the waiting list for a GTO1100 and would like some clarification on the software to be used; I state that we have already prepared a RC 12" TPO with SX AO unit and Apogee U9 and the software we have is Maxim ver. 5.24, SkyX, FocusMax and we are undecided between Ccdcommander and Autopilot 5 PRO (I already have the basic version); obviously we need to install the drivers and Ascom V2 and PulseGuide, I also really like APCC but I can afford at the moment only the standard version; i forget some other necessary sofware  for a good use of the mount?

Is there a particular setting for my mount in the aforementioned softwares?

Thank you.


Carmine





Re: Refractor advice desired

Derek Wong
 

Hi Ron:

I suspect you will get more answers if you go to Cloudy Nights on the refractors forum.  See here for an example:


I am sure that the Mach1 will do a great job on any 5" medium f-ratio refractor.

Derek




On Mon, Jun 2, 2014 at 3:16 PM, ronk@... [ap-gto] <ap-gto@...> wrote:
 

Ladies and Gentlemen,

I hope that this is not too off-topic but I am considering the addition of a triplet refractor in the neighborhood of 130 mm to mount on my Mach1. The intended uses are planetary viewing/imaging, wider field (than my C--11 HD) imaging as well as visually splitting doubles. Any advice is appreciated. (I'm sorry Rolando but your fine refractors are outside of my budget)


regards,


Ron K



Converting from Windows XP to 8.1: Issue with AP Jog Utility

Gene Mroz
 

Fellow AP GTO Users:


I am continuing on my quest to convert from Windows XP to Windows 8 (as a Virtual Machine in VMware Fusion on a Mac Mini). The latest glitch happened when I attempted to locate, open and run the AP Jog Utility.  


Hovering the mouse cursor over the AP Driver System Tray Icon fails to bring up the Mount Status Window.  Moreover, a right click (which is mapped as  a Ctrl-Click on the MacMini keyboard) fails to bring up the extended menu of operations that should allow access to the Jog Utility among other operations.  (But Ctrl-Click seems to result in appropriate Right Click responses from other apps.) Executing a Crtrl-J operation (which should also open up the Jog Utility) also had no effect.


I don't know whether this problem lies within AP V2 ASCOM Driver (Version 5.05.31), Windows 8.1 or perhaps within the VMWare Virtual Machine implementation of Windows 8.1.  Anyway, any help or advice would be appreciated.  


Alternatively, I seem to recall that it was once possible to download a stand-alone version of AP Jog Utility.  Does anyone know where I can find that?


Thanks,


Gene


Re: Outfitting a Mach 1 GTO

Eric Coles
 

The beauty of the RigRunner assembly is that all the components for an AP session are ready to go. All I have to do is plug in the power supply and connect the one usb cable to the computer. So setup is done in minutes. Just roll out the mount and scope, level to position 4, plug it in and go inside and start the session. 

There are no tangled cords or cables, no fumbling around in the dark to find the correct connection, no hooked cables during the AP session. And probably best of all, no problems with usb connections during the session, not one since the RigRunner was set up. That used to drive me crazy and cause Maxim to lock up. 


Re: Outfitting a Mach 1 GTO

Eric Coles
 

The whole project was done in less than one day, start to finish. Of course, I did have an expert doing the actual work. I was just the helper.


Re: Outfitting a Mach 1 GTO

Eric Coles
 

The RigRunner setup shown in my link(http://www.astrobin.com/95156/) was built from parts ordered on the Internet. I was helped by a friend who had developed his own setup and knew what to purchase. Besides the RigRunner and the power source, the key parts are the flexible cables to carry 12V power and the powerpole connectors. Other than that there is the black wrap you see coming down from the RigRunner to the power supply and containing the usb cable that goes to the usb extension cable and to the computer. You will need a tool to make the power pole connections.

All the components set on a base plate covered with a large velcro sheet. The plate is secured to the top d-plate on the scope. All the control components attach to the base plate with velcro. So you can move the entire assemble from one scope to another, changing only those conponents needed. So for example, on the AP 130 GT, I use another type of auto focus, so that controller is switched out.

We kept the power source for the Mach 1. But that could just as easily been eliminated and power taken from the RigRunner to the mount. I just like to start up the mount separably.

If you are interested, I could ask my friend if he is willing to put together a list of components you would need to build your own system. I could also send you detailed pictures of my setup. Let me know.

Eric


Re: AP ASCOM driver runtime error

Ray Gralak \(Groups\) <groups2@...>
 

Well, the driver is written in VB6, not C++, and the error says it is a C++ run-time error, so it must be something the driver is calling. The error doesn’t give many clues so I’m not sure what to advise. Maybe if you posted a log file?

 

-Ray Gralak

Author of Astro-Physics Command Center (APCC)

Author of PEMPro:  http://www.ccdware.com

Author of Astro-Physics V2 ASCOM Driver: http://www.gralak.com/apdriver

Author of PulseGuide: http://www.pulseguide.com

Author of Sigma: http://www.gralak.com/sigma

 

From: ap-gto@... [mailto:ap-gto@...]
Sent: Monday, June 02, 2014 10:03 PM
To: ap-gto@...
Subject: [ap-gto] AP ASCOM driver runtime error

 

 

Hi,

 

I started getting this error and when the error happens, the mount is disconnected from my PC.

 

If I unplug and plug the USB again, I can reconnect to the mount from the PC.

 

Here is the capture of the error message.

 

 

 

AP ascom error (Donghun) | AstroBin

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Can someone especially Ray have any idea why this is happening?

 

Thank you.

Donghun


AP GTO 1100 and softwares

Carmine Iaffaldano
 

Hello everyone, I'm on the waiting list for a GTO1100 and would like some clarification on the software to be used; I state that we have already prepared a RC 12" TPO with SX AO unit and Apogee U9 and the software we have is Maxim ver. 5.24, SkyX, FocusMax and we are undecided between Ccdcommander and Autopilot 5 PRO (I already have the basic version); obviously we need to install the drivers and Ascom V2 and PulseGuide, I also really like APCC but I can afford at the moment only the standard version; i forget some other necessary sofware  for a good use of the mount?

Is there a particular setting for my mount in the aforementioned softwares?

Thank you.


Carmine





AP ASCOM driver runtime error

Donghun
 

Hi,


I started getting this error and when the error happens, the mount is disconnected from my PC.


If I unplug and plug the USB again, I can reconnect to the mount from the PC.


Here is the capture of the error message.




AP ascom error (Donghun) | AstroBin



Can someone especially Ray have any idea why this is happening?


Thank you.

Donghun


Re: Outfitting a Mach 1 GTO

Dave Goodyear <dave@...>
 

Yes you can buy a rug runner the same way you buy an OTA as long as you are at the correct store front.



http://www.powerwerx.com



or



http://www.westmountainradio.com



Rig Runners are used in the Radio Industry as well as Ham Radio Operators and Emergency Equipment.



The larger “andersone powerpole” connectors you may be familiar with if you have ever been around large batteries and their recharge cable.



The power supplies are low noise and ripple free.







Dave Goodyear

KB2 Networks Inc.

214 Main St. #318

El Segundo, CA 90245

310-933-2436



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From: ap-gto@yahoogroups.com [mailto:ap-gto@yahoogroups.com]
Sent: Monday, June 02, 2014 8:41 PM
To: ap-gto@yahoogroups.com
Subject: RE: [ap-gto] Outfitting a Mach 1 GTO





What I mean is that I can’t go into a store and say “One Rig Runner” please the way I can buy an OTA or a crayford focuser, correct?

There are probably plans for this somewhere on the internet – can you provide a link?

Rgrds-Ross



From: ap-gto@yahoogroups.com [mailto:ap-gto@yahoogroups.com]
Sent: Monday, June 02, 2014 8:40 PM
To: ap-gto@yahoogroups.com
Subject: RE: [ap-gto] Outfitting a Mach 1 GTO





Not sure what you mean..

Those are all commercial parts purchased directly from the manufacture.. You have to link everything together yourself of course!

:p

Dave Goodyear

KB2 Networks Inc.

214 Main St. #318

El Segundo, CA 90245

310-933-2436

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From: ap-gto@yahoogroups.com [mailto:ap-gto@yahoogroups.com]
Sent: Monday, June 02, 2014 8:37 PM
To: ap-gto@yahoogroups.com
Subject: RE: [ap-gto] Outfitting a Mach 1 GTO

From what I could see, this is not a commercial product but rather something built out of parts yourself.

Sorry if that’s obvious!

Rgrds-Ross

From: ap-gto@yahoogroups.com [mailto:ap-gto@yahoogroups.com]
Sent: Monday, June 02, 2014 8:36 PM
To: ap-gto@yahoogroups.com
Subject: RE: [ap-gto] Outfitting a Mach 1 GTO

Lol.. true.. but when rigrunners are brought up, I just have to jump in..

Ap1600

Dave Goodyear

KB2 Networks Inc.

214 Main St. #318

El Segundo, CA 90245

310-933-2436

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From: ap-gto@yahoogroups.com [mailto:ap-gto@yahoogroups.com]
Sent: Monday, June 02, 2014 8:11 PM
To: ap-gto@yahoogroups.com
Subject: RE: [ap-gto] Outfitting a Mach 1 GTO

Dave,

Thanks for the information. A very serious installation indeed. I suspect that there is not a humble little Mach 1 GTO hiding under all of those electronic components! <grin>

Regards,

Brad

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Re: Outfitting a Mach 1 GTO

Ross Salinger <rgsalinger@...>
 

What I mean is that I can’t go into a store and say “One Rig Runner” please the way I can buy an OTA or a crayford focuser, correct?

There are probably plans for this somewhere on the internet – can you provide a link?

Rgrds-Ross

 

From: ap-gto@... [mailto:ap-gto@...]
Sent: Monday, June 02, 2014 8:40 PM
To: ap-gto@...
Subject: RE: [ap-gto] Outfitting a Mach 1 GTO

 

 

Not sure what you mean..

Those are all commercial parts purchased directly from the manufacture.. You have to link everything together yourself of course!

:p

Dave Goodyear

KB2 Networks Inc.

214 Main St. #318

El Segundo, CA 90245

310-933-2436



From: ap-gto@... [mailto:ap-gto@...]
Sent: Monday, June 02, 2014 8:37 PM
To: ap-gto@...
Subject: RE: [ap-gto] Outfitting a Mach 1 GTO

From what I could see, this is not a commercial product but rather something built out of parts yourself.

Sorry if that’s obvious!

Rgrds-Ross

From: ap-gto@... [mailto:ap-gto@...]
Sent: Monday, June 02, 2014 8:36 PM
To: ap-gto@...
Subject: RE: [ap-gto] Outfitting a Mach 1 GTO

Lol.. true.. but when rigrunners are brought up, I just have to jump in..

Ap1600

Dave Goodyear

KB2 Networks Inc.

214 Main St. #318

El Segundo, CA 90245

310-933-2436



From: ap-gto@... [mailto:ap-gto@...]
Sent: Monday, June 02, 2014 8:11 PM
To: ap-gto@...
Subject: RE: [ap-gto] Outfitting a Mach 1 GTO

Dave,

Thanks for the information. A very serious installation indeed. I suspect that there is not a humble little Mach 1 GTO hiding under all of those electronic components!

Regards,

Brad



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Re: Outfitting a Mach 1 GTO

Dave Goodyear <dave@...>
 

Not sure what you mean..



Those are all commercial parts purchased directly from the manufacture.. You have to link everything together yourself of course!



:p



Dave Goodyear

KB2 Networks Inc.

214 Main St. #318

El Segundo, CA 90245

310-933-2436



cid:image001.png@01CB2D84.4D351AD0





From: ap-gto@yahoogroups.com [mailto:ap-gto@yahoogroups.com]
Sent: Monday, June 02, 2014 8:37 PM
To: ap-gto@yahoogroups.com
Subject: RE: [ap-gto] Outfitting a Mach 1 GTO





From what I could see, this is not a commercial product but rather something built out of parts yourself.

Sorry if that’s obvious!

Rgrds-Ross



From: ap-gto@yahoogroups.com [mailto:ap-gto@yahoogroups.com]
Sent: Monday, June 02, 2014 8:36 PM
To: ap-gto@yahoogroups.com
Subject: RE: [ap-gto] Outfitting a Mach 1 GTO





Lol.. true.. but when rigrunners are brought up, I just have to jump in..

Ap1600

Dave Goodyear

KB2 Networks Inc.

214 Main St. #318

El Segundo, CA 90245

310-933-2436

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From: ap-gto@yahoogroups.com [mailto:ap-gto@yahoogroups.com]
Sent: Monday, June 02, 2014 8:11 PM
To: ap-gto@yahoogroups.com
Subject: RE: [ap-gto] Outfitting a Mach 1 GTO

Dave,

Thanks for the information. A very serious installation indeed. I suspect that there is not a humble little Mach 1 GTO hiding under all of those electronic components! <grin>

Regards,

Brad







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Re: Outfitting a Mach 1 GTO

Ross Salinger <rgsalinger@...>
 

From what I could see, this is not a commercial product but rather something built out of parts yourself.

Sorry if that’s obvious!

Rgrds-Ross

 

From: ap-gto@... [mailto:ap-gto@...]
Sent: Monday, June 02, 2014 8:36 PM
To: ap-gto@...
Subject: RE: [ap-gto] Outfitting a Mach 1 GTO

 

 

Lol.. true.. but when rigrunners are brought up, I just have to jump in..

Ap1600

Dave Goodyear

KB2 Networks Inc.

214 Main St. #318

El Segundo, CA 90245

310-933-2436



From: ap-gto@... [mailto:ap-gto@...]
Sent: Monday, June 02, 2014 8:11 PM
To: ap-gto@...
Subject: RE: [ap-gto] Outfitting a Mach 1 GTO

Dave,

Thanks for the information. A very serious installation indeed. I suspect that there is not a humble little Mach 1 GTO hiding under all of those electronic components!

Regards,

Brad

[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]


Re: Outfitting a Mach 1 GTO

Dave Goodyear <dave@...>
 

Lol.. true.. but when rigrunners are brought up, I just have to jump in..



Ap1600



Dave Goodyear

KB2 Networks Inc.

214 Main St. #318

El Segundo, CA 90245

310-933-2436



cid:image001.png@01CB2D84.4D351AD0





From: ap-gto@yahoogroups.com [mailto:ap-gto@yahoogroups.com]
Sent: Monday, June 02, 2014 8:11 PM
To: ap-gto@yahoogroups.com
Subject: RE: [ap-gto] Outfitting a Mach 1 GTO





Dave,

Thanks for the information. A very serious installation indeed. I suspect that there is not a humble little Mach 1 GTO hiding under all of those electronic components! <grin>

Regards,

Brad





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Re: Outfitting a Mach 1 GTO

ba_call
 

Dave,

Thanks for the information.  A very serious installation indeed.  I suspect that there is not a humble little Mach 1 GTO hiding under all of those electronic components! <grin>

Regards,

Brad