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Re: 900gto will not connect

Ray Gralak
 

"could not link to telescope invalid procedure call or argument"
Ascom is not supported very well in sky6. In particular, that's a message from Thesky that seems to happen for unknown reasons (a bug in thesky?). Have you tried killing thesky and restarting? Or rebooting the computer?

If you are going to use ASCOM, I recommend upgrading to skyx.

Anyone any clues where to look next
1. Check that the com port matches what the driver is set to use.

2. Check that the cables are connected properly to the computer and the mount.

3. To take sky6 out of the look, you can use one of the AP V2's utilities, like APJog, to test connectivity.


-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


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Sent: Thursday, March 22, 2018 8:38 AM
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Subject: [ap-gto] 900gto will not connect



Hi all total newby here I've just taken over the running of our observatory following the unexpected death of the
previous member of our society.
We have AP gto900 mount polar aligned in our sirius observatory running through ascom to the sky6 pro software
its run faultless for 10 years or more now suddenly when I click on connect on the ascom control panel it give error
"could not link to telescope invalid procedure call or argument" I have discounted the pc as we have a cloned hard
drive which I exchanged.The fault started half way thorough a session with out giving any problems previously
Anyone any clues where to look next







Re: 14 " SCT (Meade" to much for Mach1?

Joe Renzetti <axnyslie@...>
 

I use a C14 on an 1100GTO mine weights 55lbs with two Losmandy dovetails installed and the AP visual back. I know the Meade SCTs weigh more as they use oversized primary mirrors. While the 1100 handles it fine I think it would be undermounted on a Mach1 and you would probably experience vibration issues with it, especially with a side by side configuration.

Joe

On Thu, Mar 22, 2018 at 10:56 PM, Chris Morley morleycs@... [ap-gto] <ap-gto@...> wrote:
 

I just checked the OTA box that my M14 came in, and the shipping (courier) label says 20.00 kg, but I don't think that's correct, because I had an idea that the mirror alone weighed 28 kg.  

Chris

On Fri, Mar 23, 2018 at 12:10 PM, ronkramer1957@... [ap-gto] <ap-gto@...> wrote:
 

I tried to find the weight and I think it's 65lb. (for the scope).

I typically run a side by side (that weighs a lot too).


I read that the mach1 suggests UP TO 11-12" SCT.   I'm really only interested in astro  imaging....Is this to much weight for the mount?  It's a pretty good deal I can get on this scope.


Else I can settle for a 11". I likely will add a hypststar and camera - (even more weight).


advice?







Re: NGC 3132 (Eight Burst Nebula)

REDIGER-LIZLOV Didier
 

nice snipe ;-) !


Didier




De : ap-gto@... de la part de ghsmith45@... [ap-gto]
Envoyé : jeudi 22 mars 2018 23:17
À : ap-gto@...
Objet : [ap-gto] NGC 3132 (Eight Burst Nebula)
 
 

Image is here: https://www.astrobin...338128/?nc=user

 

This is the best seeing I have had at my dark sky for quite a while but it was still pretty ordinary (about 2.7"). The Eight Burst Nebula is an interesting and pretty object, but is rather small---about 1.5'. Well worth going for if the seeing justifies it.

Details:
Telescope: 12.5" Plane Wave CDK

Camera: FLI Proline 16803 with a 49' x 49' FOV

Exposure: 80 min each of Ha, SII and OIII
The colour mapping is chosen to mimic RGB:
Ha+25% Sii -->Red
OIII-->Green
OIII +25% Ha -->Blue

FOV: 6' x 6', so there was some pretty severe cropping here.

Processing: PixInsight

Blurb: NGC 3132 is also known as the Southern Ring Nebula or, more commonly, as the Eight-Burst Nebula because of its figure-8 appearance through small telescopes. It is a very bright, asymmetric planetary nebula of approximately 0.4 light years across and is about 2,000 light-years away in the southern constellation Vela. It is receding from us at 49 kilometers per second.
This expanding cloud of gas is one of the nearest known planetary nebulae. The gases expand away from the central star at a speed of about 14.4 kilometers per second. Interestingly, neither the unusual shape of the surrounding cooler shell nor the structure and placements of the cool filamentary dust lanes running across NGC 3132 are well understood.



Re: NGC 3132 (Eight Burst Nebula)

Geoff Smith
 

Thanks Stuart. It's quite far south (-40 degrees), so you probably want to be near the equator to get a good view.


Re: 900gto will not connect

dave hardware <dave_hardware@...>
 

Morning George we are running win7

On 22 Mar 2018, at 16:55, George george@... [ap-gto] <ap-gto@...> wrote:

 

Dave,

 

Sky6 will not work with a Windows 10 computer.    It should not be installed.

 

Regards,

 

George

 

George Whitney

Astro-Physics, Inc.

Phone:  815-282-1513

Email:  george@...

 

From: ap-gto@... [mailto:ap-gto@...]
Sent: Thursday, March 22, 2018 10:38 AM
To: ap-gto@...
Subject: [ap-gto] 900gto will not connect

 

 

Hi all total newby here I've just taken over the running of our observatory following the unexpected death of the previous member of our society.
We have AP gto900 mount polar aligned in our sirius observatory running through ascom to the sky6 pro software its run faultless for 10 years or more now suddenly when I click on connect on the ascom control panel it give error "could not link to telescope invalid procedure call or argument" I have discounted the pc as we have a cloned hard drive which I exchanged.The fault started half way thorough a session with out giving any problems previously
Anyone any clues where to look next

 


Will Trump's stupid tariffs affect price of A-P mounts?

topboxman
 

Title says it all.

Peter



Re: 900gto will not connect

Robert Berta
 

I have a Windows 10 computer and running SKY 6 Professional edition works fine....although my S6 update is an older version. Use it with both my 900 CP3 and 1100 CP4 mounts.



Re: 14 " SCT (Meade" to much for Mach1?

vk3cjk
 

I just checked the OTA box that my M14 came in, and the shipping (courier) label says 20.00 kg, but I don't think that's correct, because I had an idea that the mirror alone weighed 28 kg.  

Chris

On Fri, Mar 23, 2018 at 12:10 PM, ronkramer1957@... [ap-gto] <ap-gto@...> wrote:
 

I tried to find the weight and I think it's 65lb. (for the scope).

I typically run a side by side (that weighs a lot too).


I read that the mach1 suggests UP TO 11-12" SCT.   I'm really only interested in astro  imaging....Is this to much weight for the mount?  It's a pretty good deal I can get on this scope.


Else I can settle for a 11". I likely will add a hypststar and camera - (even more weight).


advice?






14 " SCT (Meade" to much for Mach1?

Ron Kramer
 

I tried to find the weight and I think it's 65lb. (for the scope).

I typically run a side by side (that weighs a lot too).


I read that the mach1 suggests UP TO 11-12" SCT.   I'm really only interested in astro  imaging....Is this to much weight for the mount?  It's a pretty good deal I can get on this scope.


Else I can settle for a 11". I likely will add a hypststar and camera - (even more weight).


advice?





Re: NGC 3132 (Eight Burst Nebula)

Stuart Heggie <stuart.j.heggie@...>
 

Geoff, this is a very cool shot! I have no recollection of seeing it before. Really like your processing approach too!

Stuart

On Thu, Mar 22, 2018 at 6:17 PM, ghsmith45@... [ap-gto] <ap-gto@...> wrote:
 

Image is here: https://www.astrobin...338128/?nc=user

 

This is the best seeing I have had at my dark sky for quite a while but it was still pretty ordinary (about 2.7"). The Eight Burst Nebula is an interesting and pretty object, but is rather small---about 1.5'. Well worth going for if the seeing justifies it.

Details:
Telescope: 12.5" Plane Wave CDK

Camera: FLI Proline 16803 with a 49' x 49' FOV

Exposure: 80 min each of Ha, SII and OIII
The colour mapping is chosen to mimic RGB:
Ha+25% Sii -->Red
OIII-->Green
OIII +25% Ha -->Blue

FOV: 6' x 6', so there was some pretty severe cropping here.

Processing: PixInsight

Blurb: NGC 3132 is also known as the Southern Ring Nebula or, more commonly, as the Eight-Burst Nebula because of its figure-8 appearance through small telescopes. It is a very bright, asymmetric planetary nebula of approximately 0.4 light years across and is about 2,000 light-years away in the southern constellation Vela. It is receding from us at 49 kilometers per second.
This expanding cloud of gas is one of the nearest known planetary nebulae. The gases expand away from the central star at a speed of about 14.4 kilometers per second. Interestingly, neither the unusual shape of the surrounding cooler shell nor the structure and placements of the cool filamentary dust lanes running across NGC 3132 are well understood.






Re: 900gto will not connect

Yves Laroche
 

Sorry Georges but Antoine is right.  Just installed TheSky6 on Windows 10 machine for testing your statement and everything is okay.  I'm able to connect TheSky6 to my CP4 without problem.

Regards,
Yves

Le 2018-03-22 6:31 PM, "'Antoine PAVLIN' antoine.pavlin@... [ap-gto]" <ap-gto@...> a écrit :
 

Hello Georges,

 

I am surprised about this statement. Although I upgraded to TheSkyXPro, I still own a license of TheSky6Pro on my Windows 10 laptop and it runs properly.

 

Clear skies

 

Antoine

 

De : ap-gto@... <ap-gto@...>
Envoyé : jeudi 22 mars 2018 17:55
À : ap-gto@...
Objet : RE: [ap-gto] 900gto will not connect

 

 

Dave,

 

Sky6 will not work with a Windows 10 computer.    It should not be installed.

 

Regards,

 

George

 

George Whitney

Astro-Physics, Inc.

Phone:  815-282-1513

Email:  george@...

 

From: ap-gto@... [mailto:ap-gto@...]
Sent: Thursday, March 22, 2018 10:38 AM
To: ap-gto@...
Subject: [ap-gto] 900gto will not connect

 

 

Hi all total newby here I've just taken over the running of our observatory following the unexpected death of the previous member of our society.
We have AP gto900 mount polar aligned in our sirius observatory running through ascom to the sky6 pro software its run faultless for 10 years or more now suddenly when I click on connect on the ascom control panel it give error "could not link to telescope invalid procedure call or argument" I have discounted the pc as we have a cloned hard drive which I exchanged.The fault started half way thorough a session with out giving any problems previously
Anyone any clues where to look next

 


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Re: 900gto will not connect

Antoine PAVLIN
 

Hello Georges,

 

I am surprised about this statement. Although I upgraded to TheSkyXPro, I still own a license of TheSky6Pro on my Windows 10 laptop and it runs properly.

 

Clear skies

 

Antoine

 

De : ap-gto@...
Envoyé : jeudi 22 mars 2018 17:55
À : ap-gto@...
Objet : RE: [ap-gto] 900gto will not connect

 

 

Dave,

 

Sky6 will not work with a Windows 10 computer.    It should not be installed.

 

Regards,

 

George

 

George Whitney

Astro-Physics, Inc.

Phone:  815-282-1513

Email:  george@...

 

From: ap-gto@... [mailto:ap-gto@...]
Sent: Thursday, March 22, 2018 10:38 AM
To: ap-gto@...
Subject: [ap-gto] 900gto will not connect

 

 

Hi all total newby here I've just taken over the running of our observatory following the unexpected death of the previous member of our society.
We have AP gto900 mount polar aligned in our sirius observatory running through ascom to the sky6 pro software its run faultless for 10 years or more now suddenly when I click on connect on the ascom control panel it give error "could not link to telescope invalid procedure call or argument" I have discounted the pc as we have a cloned hard drive which I exchanged.The fault started half way thorough a session with out giving any problems previously
Anyone any clues where to look next

 


Garanti sans virus. www.avast.com


NGC 3132 (Eight Burst Nebula)

Geoff Smith
 

Image is here: https://www.astrobin...338128/?nc=user

 

This is the best seeing I have had at my dark sky for quite a while but it was still pretty ordinary (about 2.7"). The Eight Burst Nebula is an interesting and pretty object, but is rather small---about 1.5'. Well worth going for if the seeing justifies it.

Details:
Telescope: 12.5" Plane Wave CDK

Camera: FLI Proline 16803 with a 49' x 49' FOV

Exposure: 80 min each of Ha, SII and OIII
The colour mapping is chosen to mimic RGB:
Ha+25% Sii -->Red
OIII-->Green
OIII +25% Ha -->Blue

FOV: 6' x 6', so there was some pretty severe cropping here.

Processing: PixInsight

Blurb: NGC 3132 is also known as the Southern Ring Nebula or, more commonly, as the Eight-Burst Nebula because of its figure-8 appearance through small telescopes. It is a very bright, asymmetric planetary nebula of approximately 0.4 light years across and is about 2,000 light-years away in the southern constellation Vela. It is receding from us at 49 kilometers per second.
This expanding cloud of gas is one of the nearest known planetary nebulae. The gases expand away from the central star at a speed of about 14.4 kilometers per second. Interestingly, neither the unusual shape of the surrounding cooler shell nor the structure and placements of the cool filamentary dust lanes running across NGC 3132 are well understood.



Re: 900gto will not connect

Worsel
 

Dave

You might consider Cartes du CIel (https://ap-i.net/skychart/en/start).  It is free, powerful, and fully supported on several OS, including Win 10.

If you want to stay with They Sky line of products, then you need to upgrade to The Sky X.

Bryan


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

Dave,

 

Sky6 will not work with a Windows 10 computer.    It should not be installed.

 

Regards,

 

George

 

George Whitney

Astro-Physics, Inc.

Phone:  815-282-1513

Email:  george@...

 

From: ap-gto@... [mailto:ap-gto@...]
Sent: Thursday, March 22, 2018 10:38 AM
To: ap-gto@...
Subject: [ap-gto] 900gto will not connect

 

 

Hi all total newby here I've just taken over the running of our observatory following the unexpected death of the previous member of our society.
We have AP gto900 mount polar aligned in our sirius observatory running through ascom to the sky6 pro software its run faultless for 10 years or more now suddenly when I click on connect on the ascom control panel it give error "could not link to telescope invalid procedure call or argument" I have discounted the pc as we have a cloned hard drive which I exchanged.The fault started half way thorough a session with out giving any problems previously
Anyone any clues where to look next

 


Re: 900gto will not connect

George
 

Dave,

 

Sky6 will not work with a Windows 10 computer.    It should not be installed.

 

Regards,

 

George

 

George Whitney

Astro-Physics, Inc.

Phone:  815-282-1513

Email:  george@...

 

From: ap-gto@... [mailto:ap-gto@...]
Sent: Thursday, March 22, 2018 10:38 AM
To: ap-gto@...
Subject: [ap-gto] 900gto will not connect

 

 

Hi all total newby here I've just taken over the running of our observatory following the unexpected death of the previous member of our society.
We have AP gto900 mount polar aligned in our sirius observatory running through ascom to the sky6 pro software its run faultless for 10 years or more now suddenly when I click on connect on the ascom control panel it give error "could not link to telescope invalid procedure call or argument" I have discounted the pc as we have a cloned hard drive which I exchanged.The fault started half way thorough a session with out giving any problems previously
Anyone any clues where to look next

 


Re: SkySafari 6 -- Ipad -- GT 1100 connection tutorials

Donald Rudny
 

Hi Adrian,

Glad to hear you got it working.  Just one thing to make sure it’s correct.  If you initialize with the keypad or APCC you can do it from any park position, but if you use SkySafari to initialize, you can only do it from park position 4.  The manuals will have pictures and descriptions of the different Park positions.  It will be different for you guys down under.

Good luck with your AP1100.  I just got mine, but haven’t had a chance to even polar align yet because the weather has been so bad here on the Big Island of Hawaii.  The mount is a beautiful piece of equipment.

Thanks for the link and let me know how it works out.

Don

Don Rudny
P.O. Box 106
Pepeekeo, HI 96783-0106

312-209-5870

On Mar 21, 2018, at 10:11 PM, qldssc52@... [ap-gto] <ap-gto@...> wrote:

 

Hey Don

Your a great guy, i'm so happy, it all came together when i put it in park 3, and port 23.
We are upgrading from our old Losmandy G11 gemini so all a bit strange and different .
It's still at home so far ( the new mount) didnt wont to mount the new AP GT1100 till we were ai fait with the keypad and Sky Safari  etc.
So its off to the Observatory to do the big swap over now. ( we run a small school Observatory) as volunteers 
On the sunshine coast here in Queensland Australia so needed to get it all working properly and thanks to your input i'm more confident it will be working straight away.
Still have to polar align etc but that will be ok on the day (night) 

Thanks Again Don
Clear skies 


 


900gto will not connect

dave_hardware@...
 

Hi all total newby here I've just taken over the running of our observatory following the unexpected death of the previous member of our society.
We have AP gto900 mount polar aligned in our sirius observatory running through ascom to the sky6 pro software its run faultless for 10 years or more now suddenly when I click on connect on the ascom control panel it give error "could not link to telescope invalid procedure call or argument" I have discounted the pc as we have a cloned hard drive which I exchanged.The fault started half way thorough a session with out giving any problems previously
Anyone any clues where to look next



Re: SkySafari 6 -- Ipad -- GT 1100 connection tutorials

Ron Kramer
 

I like that I don't have to swap devices as well.  WWT runs in a window along side my SGP, PHD, APCC.  Here's the link.


Here's my screen shot of it in use. compare it to the sub - that I just acquired.  I like that it shows the nebula. I can then 'center on' areas of the nebula I want to capture without clicking on stars.  I can just click on the nebula and center there. 


On Thu, Mar 22, 2018 at 4:11 AM, qldssc52@... [ap-gto] <ap-gto@...> wrote:
 

Hey Don

Your a great guy, i'm so happy, it all came together when i put it in park 3, and port 23.
We are upgrading from our old Losmandy G11 gemini so all a bit strange and different .
It's still at home so far ( the new mount) didnt wont to mount the new AP GT1100 till we were ai fait with the keypad and Sky Safari  etc.
So its off to the Observatory to do the big swap over now. ( we run a small school Observatory) as volunteers 
On the sunshine coast here in Queensland Australia so needed to get it all working properly and thanks to your input i'm more confident it will be working straight away.
Still have to polar align etc but that will be ok on the day (night) 

Thanks Again Don
Clear skies 


 



Re: SkySafari 6 -- Ipad -- GT 1100 connection tutorials

bill gates
 

Hey Don
Your a great guy, i'm so happy, it all came together when i put it in park 3, and port 23.
We are upgrading from our old Losmandy G11 gemini so all a bit strange and different .
It's still at home so far ( the new mount) didnt wont to mount the new AP GT1100 till we were ai fait with the keypad and Sky Safari  etc.
So its off to the Observatory to do the big swap over now. ( we run a small school Observatory) as volunteers 
On the sunshine coast here in Queensland Australia so needed to get it all working properly and thanks to your input i'm more confident it will be working straight away.
Still have to polar align etc but that will be ok on the day (night) 

Thanks Again Don
Clear skies 


 


Re: SkySafari 6 -- Ipad -- GT 1100 connection tutorials

bill gates
 

Thanks Ron
Will definitely check out Google WWtelescope  and let you know the result
Cheers Adrian