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Re: Sky Safari and AP1100gto

Donald Rudny
 

Howard,

The Skywire can’t connect through a wireless network.  It is an rs232 serial connection.  DB9 connector.  I did get it to connect to a gtocp3 mount at the VIS a while back, but it was initialized with a AP keypad.  I noticed your manual indicates that connection to mobile devices can only be done through WiFi.  What about connection to a MacBook with SkySafari?  I have that for my permanent pier setup.  I use a serial connection right now.

One thing I will try is to initialize with the APCC and then see if it connects with the Skywire.  I don’t have a keypad.

Thanks,

Don


On Mar 12, 2018, at 9:59 AM, howard@... [ap-gto] <ap-gto@...> wrote:

 

**However, I would like to have a wired connection as backup.  The RS232 connection through Skywire does not appear to connect.  Is there some way to get it to work? 

Skywire and the GTOCP4 in Access Point mode both create their own host networks to which your iPad connects.  Your iPad, like all devices, can only join one wireless network at a time.  There is only one possible way around this that I know of, and I'm not sure about the Skywire in this scenario.  That solution is to have both the GTOCP4 and the Skywire join your local wireless network to which your iPad is also normally joined.  The part of this I'm not sure of is whether or not the Skywire can join a wireless LAN, or if it must always act as an access point (meaning that the Skywire says: "It's my network or nothing.").   Please check the Skywire docs and/or the Simulation Curriculum support to get the definitive answer on that.

Thanks for the kind words about our 1100GTO and the documentation. 


Re: Sky Safari and AP1100gto

Howard Hedlund
 

**However, I would like to have a wired connection as backup.  The RS232 connection through Skywire does not appear to connect.  Is there some way to get it to work? 

Skywire and the GTOCP4 in Access Point mode both create their own host networks to which your iPad connects.  Your iPad, like all devices, can only join one wireless network at a time.  There is only one possible way around this that I know of, and I'm not sure about the Skywire in this scenario.  That solution is to have both the GTOCP4 and the Skywire join your local wireless network to which your iPad is also normally joined.  The part of this I'm not sure of is whether or not the Skywire can join a wireless LAN, or if it must always act as an access point (meaning that the Skywire says: "It's my network or nothing.").   Please check the Skywire docs and/or the Simulation Curriculum support to get the definitive answer on that.

Thanks for the kind words about our 1100GTO and the documentation. 


Sky Safari and AP1100gto

Donald Rudny
 

Hi All,


I just received my brand new AP1100gto and plan on using SkySafari 6 Pro on my iPad to control it.  I must first say that this Mount is a beautiful piece of equipment.  The manuals are very detailed and helpful.  I was able to initialize and control the mount with SkySafari through WiFi with no problems.  However, I would like to have a wired connection as backup.  The RS232 connection through Skywire does not appear to connect.  Is there some way to get it to work?  


Thanks,


Don


Re: Guiding AP mounts with PHD

topboxman
 

Hi Ray,

I think you are correct and I was not thinking clearly. I found Rolando's excellent description of why AE is useful at:

https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/ap-gto/conversations/messages/61281

I am getting AE soon and I am asking for PHD2 settings suggestions. Is there anything I should tweak in PHD2 settings like sending fewer guide corrections to the mount, change aggressiveness (increase or decrease), etc. for AE as compared to non-AE?

Thanks,
Peter

---In ap-gto@..., <groups3@...> wrote :

Hi Peter,

> Reviving this old but very useful thread. I have a hypothetical question. Supposedly the Mach1 had available absolute
> encoders like in A-P1100/1600, would PHD2's Min Move be different than without AE? In other words, would Min
> Move be smaller, larger or same with AE than without AE?
>
> I am asking because the response time for guide correction using AE is faster than without AE so I figured that Min
> Move may be probably different for AE as compared to without AE.

Why would "response time for guiding correction" be appreciably different with or without AE? In RA, there should be little difference. Do you mean the response time for Dec movements since AE can account for backlash?

BTW, I think the optimal min/max moves and autoguider image duration depend very much on the seeing conditions, and can change rapidly. I do not think you can assume that the particular settings from one user's setup will be the best settings for another setup at a different location and time. What I think should happen is for autoguiding to become smarter than it is, which is one of my personal projects.

Best regards,

-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: Sunday, March 11, 2018 2:41 PM
> To: ap-gto@...
> Subject: [ap-gto] Re: Guiding AP mounts with PHD
>
>
>
> Hi Rolando,
>
> Reviving this old but very useful thread. I have a hypothetical question. Supposedly the Mach1 had available absolute
> encoders like in A-P1100/1600, would PHD2's Min Move be different than without AE? In other words, would Min
> Move be smaller, larger or same with AE than without AE?
>
> I am asking because the response time for guide correction using AE is faster than without AE so I figured that Min
> Move may be probably different for AE as compared to without AE.
>
> Thanks,
> Peter
>
>
>
> ---In ap-gto@..., <chris1011@...> wrote :
>
>
> Howdy,
>
> Howard and I had a chance to log in to a customer's Mach1 mount last night to help him with some guiding issues
> using PHD. He had sent his calibration graph and it looked quite good, but he was having some problems guiding.
> After doing some mechanical tests we set up parameters in PHD to get the mount to track and respond accurately.
> Since PHD is somewhat different from MaximDL, which I use, we had to approach the settings a bit differently.
>
> The first step is to do a quick 2 - 3 minute Unguided run using 1 second guide exposures, and look at the guider graph
> to see what the maximum excursions are in Declination. The guide star will bounce around a certain amount and this
> peak error will be the seeing that you cannot guide out with normal guide software. This P-V value, which in our case
> was between +-0.5 and +-0.8 arc seconds is what I call the Guide Star "Bobble" limit. Trying to correct for that with
> guide moves to the mount is impossible (only a fast acting AO system can chase that seeing error).
>
> So, knowing that the minimum seeing error is +-0.8 arc seconds, you will want to set the initial Min Move setting in
> PHD to be approximately this value as a starting value. We set the Min Move to 0.8 arc sec, the guide rate at 1x and
> the aggressiveness to 100%. This means that no correction pulses are sent to the mount while the guide star is
> bobbling within that envelope, but once it exceeds even slightly, the mount gets a full correction command (-0.8 arc
> sec) to bring it back toward the zero position. We turned guiding on and the result was that the mount responded
> quickly whenever the error exceeded the bobble limits and overall guiding was tight, accurate and almost the same
> RMS value, ~0.35 arc sec, for both axes. An exposure with the main camera showed tight round stars.
>
> So, as a starting point:
> Determine the amount of guide star bobble above and below the axis
> Set the Min Move to that value
> Set Guide rate to 1x sidereal
> Set the guide star exposure rate to 1 second
> Set Aggressiveness to 100%
> Begin guiding and note the RMS value for both axes.
>
> You can then change any of the parameters to see if you can tune the RMS to a lower value. We tried longer guide
> star exposures, but found that the response to tracking errors became more and more sluggish and less accurate. So
> for these seeing conditions a faster guide rate of 1 per second resulted in the lowest RMS error on both axes. In
> pristine seeing it might allow longer guide exposures, at least that is what we found using PHD Guiding.
>
> Rolando
>
>
>


Re: Remote Desktop PC access on Ad Hoc Network

Micah Smith <micahlsmith@...>
 

I did. I changed the login to use my msn account instead of local machine.

On Mar 10, 2018 6:41 PM, "wayneh9026@... [ap-gto]" <ap-gto@...> wrote:
 

Just got a Primaluce Eagle 2 Astro computer, sitting on my AP1100. Love it so far - runs all my sw, connects to all the hw, and manages power nicely. But have run into a connectivity issue that would apply in some remote observing situations. I can connect into it with my iPad or my laptop using Jump Desktop or Windows RDP when it’s connected to our local WiFi lan. However, when running the Ad Hoc network provided by the Eagle, I can only connect from the iPad. I can get to the point of entering username and pw on my laptop but it gives me an error message like the pw is wrong. I’d really prefer using the laptop rather than the iPad.

Has anyone run into a situation of remoting into a win 10 machine from another Win 10 machine on an Ad Hoc network?

Thanks,

Wayne


Re: Guiding AP mounts with PHD

Ray Gralak
 

Hi Peter,

Reviving this old but very useful thread. I have a hypothetical question. Supposedly the Mach1 had available absolute
encoders like in A-P1100/1600, would PHD2's Min Move be different than without AE? In other words, would Min
Move be smaller, larger or same with AE than without AE?

I am asking because the response time for guide correction using AE is faster than without AE so I figured that Min
Move may be probably different for AE as compared to without AE.
Why would "response time for guiding correction" be appreciably different with or without AE? In RA, there should be little difference. Do you mean the response time for Dec movements since AE can account for backlash?

BTW, I think the optimal min/max moves and autoguider image duration depend very much on the seeing conditions, and can change rapidly. I do not think you can assume that the particular settings from one user's setup will be the best settings for another setup at a different location and time. What I think should happen is for autoguiding to become smarter than it is, which is one of my personal projects.

Best regards,

-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: Sunday, March 11, 2018 2:41 PM
To: ap-gto@...
Subject: [ap-gto] Re: Guiding AP mounts with PHD



Hi Rolando,

Reviving this old but very useful thread. I have a hypothetical question. Supposedly the Mach1 had available absolute
encoders like in A-P1100/1600, would PHD2's Min Move be different than without AE? In other words, would Min
Move be smaller, larger or same with AE than without AE?

I am asking because the response time for guide correction using AE is faster than without AE so I figured that Min
Move may be probably different for AE as compared to without AE.

Thanks,
Peter



---In ap-gto@..., <chris1011@...> wrote :


Howdy,

Howard and I had a chance to log in to a customer's Mach1 mount last night to help him with some guiding issues
using PHD. He had sent his calibration graph and it looked quite good, but he was having some problems guiding.
After doing some mechanical tests we set up parameters in PHD to get the mount to track and respond accurately.
Since PHD is somewhat different from MaximDL, which I use, we had to approach the settings a bit differently.

The first step is to do a quick 2 - 3 minute Unguided run using 1 second guide exposures, and look at the guider graph
to see what the maximum excursions are in Declination. The guide star will bounce around a certain amount and this
peak error will be the seeing that you cannot guide out with normal guide software. This P-V value, which in our case
was between +-0.5 and +-0.8 arc seconds is what I call the Guide Star "Bobble" limit. Trying to correct for that with
guide moves to the mount is impossible (only a fast acting AO system can chase that seeing error).

So, knowing that the minimum seeing error is +-0.8 arc seconds, you will want to set the initial Min Move setting in
PHD to be approximately this value as a starting value. We set the Min Move to 0.8 arc sec, the guide rate at 1x and
the aggressiveness to 100%. This means that no correction pulses are sent to the mount while the guide star is
bobbling within that envelope, but once it exceeds even slightly, the mount gets a full correction command (-0.8 arc
sec) to bring it back toward the zero position. We turned guiding on and the result was that the mount responded
quickly whenever the error exceeded the bobble limits and overall guiding was tight, accurate and almost the same
RMS value, ~0.35 arc sec, for both axes. An exposure with the main camera showed tight round stars.

So, as a starting point:
Determine the amount of guide star bobble above and below the axis
Set the Min Move to that value
Set Guide rate to 1x sidereal
Set the guide star exposure rate to 1 second
Set Aggressiveness to 100%
Begin guiding and note the RMS value for both axes.

You can then change any of the parameters to see if you can tune the RMS to a lower value. We tried longer guide
star exposures, but found that the response to tracking errors became more and more sluggish and less accurate. So
for these seeing conditions a faster guide rate of 1 per second resulted in the lowest RMS error on both axes. In
pristine seeing it might allow longer guide exposures, at least that is what we found using PHD Guiding.

Rolando



Re: Guiding AP mounts with PHD

topboxman
 

Hi Rolando,

Reviving this old but very useful thread. I have a hypothetical question. Supposedly the Mach1 had available absolute encoders like in A-P1100/1600, would PHD2's Min Move be different than without AE? In other words, would Min Move be smaller, larger or same with AE than without AE?

I am asking because the response time for guide correction using AE is faster than without AE so I figured that Min Move may be probably different for AE as compared to without AE.

Thanks,
Peter


---In ap-gto@..., <chris1011@...> wrote :

Howdy,

Howard and I had a chance to log in to a customer's Mach1 mount last night to help him with some guiding issues using PHD. He had sent his calibration graph and it looked quite good, but he was having some problems guiding. After doing some mechanical tests we set up parameters in PHD to get the mount to track and respond accurately. Since PHD is somewhat different from MaximDL, which I use, we had to approach the settings a bit differently.

The first step is to do a quick 2 - 3 minute Unguided run using 1 second guide exposures, and look at the guider graph to see what the maximum excursions are in Declination. The guide star will bounce around a certain amount and this peak error will be the seeing that you cannot guide out with normal guide software. This P-V value, which in our case was between +-0.5 and +-0.8 arc seconds is what I call the Guide Star "Bobble" limit. Trying to correct for that with guide moves to the mount is impossible (only a fast acting AO system can chase that seeing error).

So, knowing that the minimum seeing error is +-0.8 arc seconds, you will want to set the initial Min Move setting in PHD to be approximately this value as a starting value. We set the Min Move to 0.8 arc sec, the guide rate at 1x and the aggressiveness to 100%.  This means that no correction pulses are sent to the mount while the guide star is bobbling within that envelope, but once it exceeds even slightly, the mount gets a full correction command (-0.8 arc sec) to bring it back toward the zero position. We turned guiding on and the result was that the mount responded quickly whenever the error exceeded the bobble limits and overall guiding was tight, accurate and almost the same RMS value, ~0.35 arc sec, for both axes. An exposure with the main camera showed tight round stars.

So, as a starting point:
Determine the amount of guide star bobble above and below the axis
Set the Min Move to that value
Set Guide rate to 1x sidereal
Set the guide star exposure rate to 1 second
Set Aggressiveness to 100%
Begin guiding and note the RMS value for both axes.

You can then change any of the parameters to see if you can tune the RMS to a lower value. We tried longer guide star exposures, but found that the response to tracking errors became more and more sluggish and less accurate. So for these seeing conditions a faster guide rate of 1 per second resulted in the lowest RMS error on both axes. In pristine seeing it might allow longer guide exposures, at least that is what we found using PHD Guiding.

Rolando


Re: Remote Desktop PC access on Ad Hoc Network

Wayne Hixson
 

Eric, that works!! I can log on using eagle\primaluclab using windows RDP. The only problem is display resolution is wrong, tiny icons and distorted Eagle2 management screen. Text and diagrams don't align.


Re: Remote Desktop PC access on Ad Hoc Network

Wayne Hixson
 

Hi Eric, thanks. That sounds reasonable and explains maybe why the iPad connection works. I will try it later. I haven’t had the problem with APCC, knock on wood.

I’ve only had the Eagle a couple days, with one night’s experience last night and it ran great with many windows open. Very responsive, almost like directly using the PC, no lag. One issue I had was in the Eagle control software, it disconnected and the dew heater would shut off even when I reconnected though I’d designated it to come on at startup. Also it made an error in saving the startup behaviors of the 3 RCA ports. Do you have any experience with using those ports? I have sent a note to the guys at Primaluce no response yet.

Thanks again, I’ll let you know how it works out. Glad to find a fellow Eagle user here on the forum.

Wayne


Re: Remote Desktop PC access on Ad Hoc Network

Eric Claeys
 

If you are getting the login prompt from the Eagle your firewall is probably set up fine. I had to login as "eagle\primalucelab", rather than just "primalucelab". When using just the login name Windows 10 would appear to use its computer name as the domain, and that is not a valid login on the Eagle.

On my setup the Eagle will often BSOD when starting APCC. I believe it is when APCC initializes the virtual ports. Reinstalling APCC fixes it until the next time I turn the Eagle on. This has happened several times.


Re: Telegizmos Telescope Covers

pintog
 

I have a Mach1 that  I keep outdoors in my field which is my observing site. I use 2 premium Telegizmo covers.
The first covers and protects the Mach1 equatorial head. The second larger cover protects the first Telegizmo cover
and is double protection for the Mach1. At $6000+ I feel the extra protection is well worth it. I have used this arrangement
for 5 years and the Mach1 is proven to be trouble free and in excellent condition. I  also use a folded thick towel to cover the
sharp edges of the Losmondy type saddle. I also take the covers off on fair days to avoid a build up of condensation.
Very satisfied.
 
GEORGE ZANETAKOS   
 
 
 


Re: Remote Desktop PC access on Ad Hoc Network

Bill Long
 

No, just on the destination. 




From: ap-gto@... on behalf of wayneh9026@... [ap-gto]
Sent: Saturday, March 10, 2018 3:55 PM
To: ap-gto@...
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Remote Desktop PC access on Ad Hoc Network
 
 

Thanks Bill,

Did you have to do that on both machines?


Re: Remote Desktop PC access on Ad Hoc Network

Wayne Hixson
 

Thanks Bill,

Did you have to do that on both machines?


Re: Remote Desktop PC access on Ad Hoc Network

Bill Long
 

Yeah, I had to go into the firewall and make a rule to allow traffic to the Win10 machine from the network address range in question. 




From: ap-gto@... on behalf of wayneh9026@... [ap-gto]
Sent: Saturday, March 10, 2018 3:40 PM
To: ap-gto@...
Subject: [ap-gto] Remote Desktop PC access on Ad Hoc Network
 
 

Just got a Primaluce Eagle 2 Astro computer, sitting on my AP1100. Love it so far - runs all my sw, connects to all the hw, and manages power nicely. But have run into a connectivity issue that would apply in some remote observing situations. I can connect into it with my iPad or my laptop using Jump Desktop or Windows RDP when it’s connected to our local WiFi lan. However, when running the Ad Hoc network provided by the Eagle, I can only connect from the iPad. I can get to the point of entering username and pw on my laptop but it gives me an error message like the pw is wrong. I’d really prefer using the laptop rather than the iPad.

Has anyone run into a situation of remoting into a win 10 machine from another Win 10 machine on an Ad Hoc network?

Thanks,

Wayne


Remote Desktop PC access on Ad Hoc Network

Wayne Hixson
 

Just got a Primaluce Eagle 2 Astro computer, sitting on my AP1100. Love it so far - runs all my sw, connects to all the hw, and manages power nicely. But have run into a connectivity issue that would apply in some remote observing situations. I can connect into it with my iPad or my laptop using Jump Desktop or Windows RDP when it’s connected to our local WiFi lan. However, when running the Ad Hoc network provided by the Eagle, I can only connect from the iPad. I can get to the point of entering username and pw on my laptop but it gives me an error message like the pw is wrong. I’d really prefer using the laptop rather than the iPad.

Has anyone run into a situation of remoting into a win 10 machine from another Win 10 machine on an Ad Hoc network?

Thanks,

Wayne


Absolute encoders

Joseph Lepore
 

Just wondering if it would be worth while to just add an absolute encoder on the RA axis only to eliminate PE.  also keep the cost down and maybe add the Dec encoder down the line.


Joe


Re: Telegizmos Telescope Covers

REDIGER-LIZLOV Didier
 

I have thé 365 cover ( thé costly) from 2 years and I'm very satisfied.
For one weekend I leave ccd ans Electronic under....just with à little fan un 12V

Didier


Le 10 mars 2018 19:58, "Theodore Mickle tedmickle@... [ap-gto]" <ap-gto@...> a écrit :

 

Wondering if anyone has experience using Telegizmos Telescope [and Tripod] covers – or any comparable telescope cover for outdoor use.

 

They come in a ‘standard’ size recommended for only a few months outdoor use, and their ‘premium’ model for long-term outdoor use.

 

My concern is not only for the telescope but my beloved AP 1100 and GP4 as well.

 

Thanks, Ted

 

Ted Mickle

Oklahoma City

 

From: <ap-gto@...> on behalf of "howard@... [ap-gto]" <ap-gto@...>
Reply-To: <ap-gto@...>
Date: Friday, March 9, 2018 at 17:03
To: <ap-gto@...>
Subject: [ap-gto] Re: Dec issue

 

 

Got it.  I'll need a bit of time to study it, but I'll be here a little while yet.



Re: Telegizmos Telescope Covers

Kent Kirkley
 

Ted

I notice some current postings advise using a quilted moving blanket over the gear
before the Telegizmo cover. That is a good idea.
Condensation can be an issue but, as others have suggested, placing a warming
lamp near the mount base will take care of it.
--
Kent Kirkley
Dallas, TX 75205
214.526.0103 (Home)
214.802.9377 (Cell)

If you want to get a hold of me, please text or email as talking is currently difficult.


-----Original Message-----
From: Theodore Mickle tedmickle@... [ap-gto]
To: ap-gto
Sent: Sat, Mar 10, 2018 1:35 pm
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Telegizmos Telescope Covers

Kent,



Thanks for your response.



I have a 115 APO refractor and a 260mm Mak-Cass for the AP1100; I would love to have a set up I don’t have to set up/break down each session, and the Telegizmos 365 looks like it might be the perfect way to go.



We’re in a similar climate zone; have you had any difficulty with condensation, etc.?  I’m also considering purchasing the tripod cover as well for maximal protection.



Ted





Ted Mickle



tedmickle@...



Cell/Text: 405 464-9589







From: gto@...> on behalf of "Kent Kirkley kgkirkley@... [ap-gto]" gto@...>
Reply-To: gto@...>
Date: Saturday, March 10, 2018 at 13:23
To: gto@...>
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Telegizmos Telescope Covers





Ted

Yes they are excellent.
I had them make a custom one for my AP160 and RCOS 12.5 RC on my AP1200GTO mount.
They are a heavy coated material.

--

Kent Kirkley

Dallas, TX 75205

214.526.0103 (Home)

214.802.9377 (Cell)



If you want to get a hold of me, please text or email as talking is currently difficult.





-----Original Message-----
From: Theodore Mickle tedmickle@... [ap-gto] gto@...>
To: ap-gto gto@...>
Sent: Sat, Mar 10, 2018 1:08 pm
Subject: [ap-gto] Telegizmos Telescope Covers



Wondering if anyone has experience using Telegizmos Telescope [and Tripod] covers – or any comparable telescope cover for outdoor use.



They come in a ‘standard’ size recommended for only a few months outdoor use, and their ‘premium’ model for long-term outdoor use.



My concern is not only for the telescope but my beloved AP 1100 and GP4 as well.



Thanks, Ted



Ted Mickle

Oklahoma City



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Reply-To: gto@...>
Date: Friday, March 9, 2018 at 17:03
To: gto@...>
Subject: [ap-gto] Re: Dec issue





Got it. I'll need a bit of time to study it, but I'll be here a little while yet.







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Re: Telegizmos Telescope Covers

Sean Curry <sxcurry@...>
 

Ted,

I've had my AP1100/CDK12.5/QSI583 outside year round for a number of years now. Winter and summer, rain wind and snow, and no problems other than a few ladybugs getting into my scope. I have the heavy duty model, the 365 series. I leave the bottom loose, so that air can circulate, and in the winter I take the cover off once in a while on sunny days so that things get aired out. I'm in southern Oregon so winters are wet with a bit of snow and summers very hot and dry.

Hope this helps,

Sean

On Sat, Mar 10, 2018 at 10:58 AM, Theodore Mickle tedmickle@... [ap-gto] <ap-gto@...> wrote:
 

Wondering if anyone has experience using Telegizmos Telescope [and Tripod] covers – or any comparable telescope cover for outdoor use.

 

They come in a ‘standard’ size recommended for only a few months outdoor use, and their ‘premium’ model for long-term outdoor use.

 

My concern is not only for the telescope but my beloved AP 1100 and GP4 as well.

 

Thanks, Ted

 

Ted Mickle

Oklahoma City

 

From: <ap-gto@...> on behalf of "howard@... [ap-gto]" <ap-gto@...>
Reply-To: <ap-gto@...>
Date: Friday, March 9, 2018 at 17:03
To: <ap-gto@...>
Subject: [ap-gto] Re: Dec issue

 

 

Got it.  I'll need a bit of time to study it, but I'll be here a little while yet.



Re: Telegizmos Telescope Covers

Ted Mickle
 

Kent,



Thanks for your response.



I have a 115 APO refractor and a 260mm Mak-Cass for the AP1100; I would love to have a set up I don’t have to set up/break down each session, and the Telegizmos 365 looks like it might be the perfect way to go.



We’re in a similar climate zone; have you had any difficulty with condensation, etc.?  I’m also considering purchasing the tripod cover as well for maximal protection.



Ted





Ted Mickle



tedmickle@...



Cell/Text: 405 464-9589







From: <ap-gto@...> on behalf of "Kent Kirkley kgkirkley@... [ap-gto]" <ap-gto@...>
Reply-To: <ap-gto@...>
Date: Saturday, March 10, 2018 at 13:23
To: <ap-gto@...>
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Telegizmos Telescope Covers





Ted

Yes they are excellent.
I had them make a custom one for my AP160 and RCOS 12.5 RC on my AP1200GTO mount.
They are a heavy coated material.

--

Kent Kirkley

Dallas, TX 75205

214.526.0103 (Home)

214.802.9377 (Cell)



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From: Theodore Mickle tedmickle@... [ap-gto] <ap-gto@...>
To: ap-gto <ap-gto@...>
Sent: Sat, Mar 10, 2018 1:08 pm
Subject: [ap-gto] Telegizmos Telescope Covers



Wondering if anyone has experience using Telegizmos Telescope [and Tripod] covers – or any comparable telescope cover for outdoor use.



They come in a ‘standard’ size recommended for only a few months outdoor use, and their ‘premium’ model for long-term outdoor use.



My concern is not only for the telescope but my beloved AP 1100 and GP4 as well.



Thanks, Ted



Ted Mickle

Oklahoma City



From: <ap-gto@...> on behalf of "howard@... [ap-gto]" <ap-gto@...>
Reply-To: <ap-gto@...>
Date: Friday, March 9, 2018 at 17:03
To: <ap-gto@...>
Subject: [ap-gto] Re: Dec issue





Got it. I'll need a bit of time to study it, but I'll be here a little while yet.







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