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Re: APCC Won't Auto Shutdown After APV2 Driver Quits

Ray Gralak
 

How should I handle this situation?
Doing this kind of shutdown is not "clean" no matter how you look at it. If you set the driver's connection count to zero you are "pulling the rug out" from underneath whatever applications are connected via the driver. Some apps would likely crash or throw an exception because of that.

However, I think I explained how to make APCC exit cleanly -- i.e. do not connect APCC to the driver. Then, when you set the driver's connection count to zero APCC will exit if auto-shutdown is enabled in APCC's advanced settings. I'm sorry if that was not clear in my earlier response.

-Ray Gralak
Author of APCC (Astro-Physics Command Center): http://www.astro-physics.com/index.htm?products/accessories/software/apcc/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

-----Original Message-----
From: ap-gto@... [mailto:ap-gto@...]
Sent: Saturday, November 18, 2017 1:39 PM
To: ap-gto@...
Subject: [ap-gto] Re: APCC Won't Auto Shutdown After APV2 Driver Quits



Hi Ray,

So you are saying I should not set the APV2 driver client count = 0 and if all the applications behave correctly
and release the APV2 driver then APCC should shut down?

Since the script I am writing is basically a contingency script for closing everything down after a problem or
weather induced closure, I have to assume that one or more applications may not have behaved correctly and
didn't release the driver. How should I handle this situation?

Thanks,
Kerry


Re: APCC Won't Auto Shutdown After APV2 Driver Quits

Kerry Williams
 

Hi Ray,

So you are saying I should not set the APV2 driver client count = 0 and if all the applications behave correctly and release the APV2 driver then APCC should shut down? 

Since the script I am writing is basically a contingency script for closing everything down after a problem or weather induced closure, I have to assume that one or more applications may not have behaved correctly and didn't release the driver. How should I handle this situation? 

Thanks,
Kerry


Re: Help, my mount thinks it's in the wrong hemisphere

Marcelo Figueroa
 

Thank you for your prompt response. 

I was finally able to solve the problem by installing APCC and creating a new location from there and then initializing the mount.

For anyone interested, this is the screenshot showing the error:



Re: APCC Won't Auto Shutdown After APV2 Driver Quits

Ray Gralak
 

If you set the driver connection count to 0 the driver will exit but apcc might still hold an instance of the driver and thus not exit.

If you do not set apcc to connect to the driver, when the last application releases the driver apcc will shutdown by itself without setting the drivers connection count from a script.

-Ray Gralak
Author of APCC (Astro-Physics Command Center): http://www.astro-physics.com/index.htm?products/accessories/software/apcc/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

-----Original Message-----
From: ap-gto@... [mailto:ap-gto@...]
Sent: Friday, November 17, 2017 3:18 PM
To: ap-gto@...
Subject: [ap-gto] APCC Won't Auto Shutdown After APV2 Driver Quits



Hello,




I have a vbscript that I am developing to shut everything down gracefully in the event of a roof closure due to
weather.




I set APCC to AutoShutdown ( 1 sec) and unchecked the "Check if OK to Exit". In my vbscript I set the APV2
driver's client count to 0 and it exits successfully when the script is run. However APCC just hangs and doesn't
auto shutdown. I have to kill it from the task manager.




What am I doing wrong?




Thanks,

Kerry


Re: M76 color version

Astrobob
 

One of the best Rolando! I'll bet the N/B was tricky to add. 
Bob


Re: [ap-ug] M76 color version

Roland Christen
 

I tried to tame the background noise in this version. Does it look better on your monitors?

https://www.astromart.com/common/image_popup.asp?image=/images/forums/836000-836999/836557.jpg&caption=

Rolando


-----Original Message-----
From: Stuart Heggie stuart.j.heggie@... [ap-ug]
To: ap-ug
Sent: Fri, Nov 17, 2017 5:40 pm
Subject: Re: [ap-ug] M76 color version



Excellent point! I agree, the nebula is the point anyway. :-)

Stuart

On Fri, Nov 17, 2017 at 4:39 PM, chris1011@... [ap-ug] <ap-ug@...> wrote:
 

Background is a bit blotchy with colour - did you apply flats and darks to this
Darks for sure, no flats. I wasn't all that interested in the stuff outside of the nebula itself.
Remember, I'm shooting in a very light polluted industrial/commercial neighborhood. I can read a newspaper by skylight at midnight.

Rolando


-----Original Message-----
From: Stuart Heggie stuart.j.heggie@... [ap-ug] <ap-ug@...>
To: ap-ug <ap-ug@...>
Sent: Fri, Nov 17, 2017 3:16 pm
Subject: Re: [ap-ug] M76 color version



Rolando, the nebula looks super! Background is a bit blotchy with colour - did you apply flats and darks to this? A quibble tho, the nebula is the main event and looks great!

Stuart

On Fri, Nov 17, 2017 at 4:04 PM, chris1011@... [ap-ug] <ap-ug@...> wrote:
 
I finally had a couple of clear nights to add color to this object. Added 10 x 600 sec RGB with 3x600 sec Ha and 3x600 sec OIII.
Adding the Ha and OIII increased the contrast of the nebular detail.

Full image:
https://www.astromart.com/common/image_popup.asp?image=/images/forums/836000-836999/836553.jpg&caption=

Cropped and upsized 50% to better show the fine details in the nebula:
https://www.astromart.com/common/image_popup.asp?image=/images/forums/836000-836999/836554.jpg&caption=

17" F8 AP Astrograph on 1600 Encoder mount. Many of the subs were shot unguided during tests of the 1600 mount.

Rolando



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APCC Won't Auto Shutdown After APV2 Driver Quits

Kerry Williams
 

Hello,


I have a vbscript that I am developing to shut everything down gracefully in the event of a roof closure due to weather. 


I set APCC to AutoShutdown ( 1 sec) and unchecked the "Check if OK to Exit". In my vbscript I set the APV2 driver's client count to 0 and it exits successfully when the script is run. However APCC just hangs and doesn't auto shutdown. I have to kill it from the task manager.


What am I doing wrong? 


Thanks,

Kerry


Re: Help, my mount thinks it's in the wrong hemisphere

Geof Lewis
 

Thanks Rolando,

No worries and I appreciate you clarifying.

Best regards,


Geof


From: ap-gto@... on behalf of chris1011@... [ap-gto] Sent: 17 November 2017 21:42
To: ap-gto@...
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Help, my mount thinks it's in the wrong hemisphere
 
 


the OP posted that setting is under focuser control,
My mistake, I thought it was to do with the mount. Sorry, you are correct.

Rolando


-----Original Message-----
From: Geof Lewis geoflewis@... [ap-gto]
To: ap-gto
Sent: Fri, Nov 17, 2017 3:38 pm
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Help, my mount thinks it's in the wrong hemisphere



Hi Rolando,
I'm interested in your comment on backlash compensation as in the screenshot the OP posted that setting is under focuser control, so I've always assumed that was to do with focuser backlash and not mount backlash or am I wrong? I have the same 100ms for backlash compensation under focuser control, so you got me wondering.
Elsewhere in the AP V2 driver there are settings for 'Set RA backlash' and Set Dec Backlash', which I presume are the mount settings, for which I have both set to 0, so please could you confirm or clarify.
Best regards,

Geof

From: ap-gto@... gto@...> on behalf of chris1011@... [ap-gto] gto@...>
Sent: 17 November 2017 19:10
To: ap-gto@...
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Help, my mount thinks it's in the wrong hemisphere
 
 
Hello again,

I noticed one other thing in your setting. If you will be autoguiding, set the backlash Comp to zero. This has nothign to do with your current problem, but could cause problems later on when you are guiding.

Rolando



-----Original Message-----
From: marfig1970@... [ap-gto] gto@...>
To: ap-gto gto@...>
Sent: Fri, Nov 17, 2017 12:56 pm
Subject: [ap-gto] Help, my mount thinks it's in the wrong hemisphere



I don't know what I did wrong, but my new Mach 1 mount thinks it's in the northern hemisphere (I live in the southern hemisphere), I have updated the data via Setup Telescope several times, but the ASCOM driver doesn't reflect it:



Thanks,

PS: Sorry about the screenshot, I don't know what Windows did with these and I had to use my cell phone.






Re: Help, my mount thinks it's in the wrong hemisphere

Roland Christen
 


the OP posted that setting is under focuser control,
My mistake, I thought it was to do with the mount. Sorry, you are correct.

Rolando


-----Original Message-----
From: Geof Lewis geoflewis@... [ap-gto] <ap-gto@...>
To: ap-gto
Sent: Fri, Nov 17, 2017 3:38 pm
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Help, my mount thinks it's in the wrong hemisphere



Hi Rolando,
I'm interested in your comment on backlash compensation as in the screenshot the OP posted that setting is under focuser control, so I've always assumed that was to do with focuser backlash and not mount backlash or am I wrong? I have the same 100ms for backlash compensation under focuser control, so you got me wondering.
Elsewhere in the AP V2 driver there are settings for 'Set RA backlash' and Set Dec Backlash', which I presume are the mount settings, for which I have both set to 0, so please could you confirm or clarify.
Best regards,

Geof

From: ap-gto@... gto@...> on behalf of chris1011@... [ap-gto] gto@...>
Sent: 17 November 2017 19:10
To: ap-gto@...
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Help, my mount thinks it's in the wrong hemisphere
 
 
Hello again,

I noticed one other thing in your setting. If you will be autoguiding, set the backlash Comp to zero. This has nothign to do with your current problem, but could cause problems later on when you are guiding.

Rolando



-----Original Message-----
From: marfig1970@... [ap-gto] gto@...>
To: ap-gto gto@...>
Sent: Fri, Nov 17, 2017 12:56 pm
Subject: [ap-gto] Help, my mount thinks it's in the wrong hemisphere



I don't know what I did wrong, but my new Mach 1 mount thinks it's in the northern hemisphere (I live in the southern hemisphere), I have updated the data via Setup Telescope several times, but the ASCOM driver doesn't reflect it:



Thanks,

PS: Sorry about the screenshot, I don't know what Windows did with these and I had to use my cell phone.






Re: M76 color version

Roland Christen
 

Merci beaucoup.

Rolando



-----Original Message-----
From: Didier REDIGER-LIZLOV rediger@... [ap-gto] To: ap-gto
Sent: Fri, Nov 17, 2017 3:17 pm
Subject: RE: [ap-gto] M76 color version



hello Rolando,

 a very nice one !
congratz

Didier



De : ap-gto@... gto@...> de la part de chris1011@... [ap-gto] gto@...>
Envoyé : vendredi 17 novembre 2017 22:04
À : ap-ug@...; ap-gto@...
Objet : [ap-gto] M76 color version
 
 
I finally had a couple of clear nights to add color to this object. Added 10 x 600 sec RGB with 3x600 sec Ha and 3x600 sec OIII.
Adding the Ha and OIII increased the contrast of the nebular detail.

Full image:
https://www.astromart.com/common/image_popup.asp?image=/images/forums/836000-836999/836553.jpg&caption=

Cropped and upsized 50% to better show the fine details in the nebula:
https://www.astromart.com/common/image_popup.asp?image=/images/forums/836000-836999/836554.jpg&caption=

17" F8 AP Astrograph on 1600 Encoder mount. Many of the subs were shot unguided during tests of the 1600 mount.

Rolando



Re: Help, my mount thinks it's in the wrong hemisphere

Geof Lewis
 

Hi Rolando,

I'm interested in your comment on backlash compensation as in the screenshot the OP posted that setting is under focuser control, so I've always assumed that was to do with focuser backlash and not mount backlash or am I wrong? I have the same 100ms for backlash compensation under focuser control, so you got me wondering.

Elsewhere in the AP V2 driver there are settings for 'Set RA backlash' and Set Dec Backlash', which I presume are the mount settings, for which I have both set to 0, so please could you confirm or clarify.

Best regards,


Geof


From: ap-gto@... on behalf of chris1011@... [ap-gto]
Sent: 17 November 2017 19:10
To: ap-gto@...
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Help, my mount thinks it's in the wrong hemisphere
 
 

Hello again,

I noticed one other thing in your setting. If you will be autoguiding, set the backlash Comp to zero. This has nothign to do with your current problem, but could cause problems later on when you are guiding.

Rolando




-----Original Message-----
From: marfig1970@... [ap-gto]
To: ap-gto
Sent: Fri, Nov 17, 2017 12:56 pm
Subject: [ap-gto] Help, my mount thinks it's in the wrong hemisphere



I don't know what I did wrong, but my new Mach 1 mount thinks it's in the northern hemisphere (I live in the southern hemisphere), I have updated the data via Setup Telescope several times, but the ASCOM driver doesn't reflect it:



Thanks,

PS: Sorry about the screenshot, I don't know what Windows did with these and I had to use my cell phone.




Re: M76 color version

REDIGER-LIZLOV Didier
 

hello Rolando,


 a very nice one !

congratz


Didier




De : ap-gto@... de la part de chris1011@... [ap-gto]
Envoyé : vendredi 17 novembre 2017 22:04
À : ap-ug@...; ap-gto@...
Objet : [ap-gto] M76 color version
 
 

I finally had a couple of clear nights to add color to this object. Added 10 x 600 sec RGB with 3x600 sec Ha and 3x600 sec OIII.
Adding the Ha and OIII increased the contrast of the nebular detail.

Full image:
https://www.astromart.com/common/image_popup.asp?image=/images/forums/836000-836999/836553.jpg&caption=

Cropped and upsized 50% to better show the fine details in the nebula:
https://www.astromart.com/common/image_popup.asp?image=/images/forums/836000-836999/836554.jpg&caption=

17" F8 AP Astrograph on 1600 Encoder mount. Many of the subs were shot unguided during tests of the 1600 mount.

Rolando


M76 color version

Roland Christen
 

I finally had a couple of clear nights to add color to this object. Added 10 x 600 sec RGB with 3x600 sec Ha and 3x600 sec OIII.
Adding the Ha and OIII increased the contrast of the nebular detail.

Full image:
https://www.astromart.com/common/image_popup.asp?image=/images/forums/836000-836999/836553.jpg&caption=

Cropped and upsized 50% to better show the fine details in the nebula:
https://www.astromart.com/common/image_popup.asp?image=/images/forums/836000-836999/836554.jpg&caption=

17" F8 AP Astrograph on 1600 Encoder mount. Many of the subs were shot unguided during tests of the 1600 mount.

Rolando


Re: Help, my mount thinks it's in the wrong hemisphere

Howard Hedlund
 

Contact me off-list at    howard at astro-physics dot com.  I'm sure I can help you with this.

Do you have TeamViewer so that I could remote in and have a look at your V2 Driver settings?   BTW  I'm still in TeamViewer 12, so if you go to install it, please don't install the new beta 13


Re: Help, my mount thinks it's in the wrong hemisphere

Roland Christen
 

Hello again,

I noticed one other thing in your setting. If you will be autoguiding, set the backlash Comp to zero. This has nothign to do with your current problem, but could cause problems later on when you are guiding.

Rolando



-----Original Message-----
From: marfig1970@... [ap-gto]
To: ap-gto
Sent: Fri, Nov 17, 2017 12:56 pm
Subject: [ap-gto] Help, my mount thinks it's in the wrong hemisphere



I don't know what I did wrong, but my new Mach 1 mount thinks it's in the northern hemisphere (I live in the southern hemisphere), I have updated the data via Setup Telescope several times, but the ASCOM driver doesn't reflect it:



Thanks,

PS: Sorry about the screenshot, I don't know what Windows did with these and I had to use my cell phone.




Re: Help, my mount thinks it's in the wrong hemisphere

Roland Christen
 

Your setting of latitude looks correct (very hard to read on the screen shot), but did you press Refresh Actual Mount Lat/Long?

Rolando



-----Original Message-----
From: marfig1970@... [ap-gto]
To: ap-gto
Sent: Fri, Nov 17, 2017 12:56 pm
Subject: [ap-gto] Help, my mount thinks it's in the wrong hemisphere



I don't know what I did wrong, but my new Mach 1 mount thinks it's in the northern hemisphere (I live in the southern hemisphere), I have updated the data via Setup Telescope several times, but the ASCOM driver doesn't reflect it:



Thanks,

PS: Sorry about the screenshot, I don't know what Windows did with these and I had to use my cell phone.




Help, my mount thinks it's in the wrong hemisphere

Marcelo Figueroa
 

I don't know what I did wrong, but my new Mach 1 mount thinks it's in the northern hemisphere (I live in the southern hemisphere), I have updated the data via Setup Telescope several times, but the ASCOM driver doesn't reflect it:


https://drive.google.com/open?id=1n06ljR52wR7OJS6EHtc0V6YGjQ82Ucd-iQ



Thanks,


PS: Sorry about the screenshot, I don't know what Windows did with these and I had to use my cell phone.



Re: APCC "Enable Pointing/Tracking Correction" turning on by itself

Ray Gralak
 

I've noticed on both my Mach 1 and 1100 GTO mounts the "Enable Pointing Correction" and "Enable Tracking
Correction" boxes in APCC Pro occasionally turn on by themselves.
Double-clicking the "Tracking=Sidereal" field in the status bar is a short cut to turn on pointing/tracking rate correction. You may have done that by accident.

-Ray Gralak
Author of APCC (Astro-Physics Command Center): http://www.astro-physics.com/index.htm?products/accessories/software/apcc/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

-----Original Message-----
From: ap-gto@... [mailto:ap-gto@...]
Sent: Thursday, November 16, 2017 6:31 PM
To: ap-gto@...
Subject: [ap-gto] APCC "Enable Pointing/Tracking Correction" turning on by itself



I've noticed on both my Mach 1 and 1100 GTO mounts the "Enable Pointing Correction" and "Enable Tracking
Correction" boxes in APCC Pro occasionally turn on by themselves.




On the Mach 1 I have an old pointing model listed in APCC that I don't use (have not had a chance to update it)
so the first time this happened it started using the invalid model. I have not found a way to remove the model
so I set everything to 0 so when the checkboxes turn on it's not harming anything.




On the 1100 GTO I don't have a pointing model in APCC.




I don't see anything in the APCC log file that indicates why the checkboxes go on.




Any ideas?




Eric C


Re: My Post

Woody Schlom <woody@...>
 

Gregory,
 
I think three of your messages have successfully posted here in the past few minutes as well as on another Yahoo Group. 
 
It's working!
 
Woody
 

 
 

My sincere apologies to the group. I have been having an unbelievable time with my email and the one before this one was sent as a completely frustrated individual. If this posts to the group I will be very happy.

Thanks.
Gregory Gig Harbor, WA.


Re: 12v power supply.

fyrframe@...
 

Wow! Forgive that last post. I have been trying to isolate an email problem for quite a few days. That last post was in complete and total melt down.
Forgive me.
Gregory Gig Harbor, WA.