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Re: Error : Set Allocations Failed (APCC)

Hemant Hariyani
 

I have seen that message before. I am wondering if it is related to virtual com ports.

Regards
Hemant


On Thu, Apr 19, 2018 at 11:52 PM, 'Ray Gralak (Groups)' groups3@... [ap-gto] <ap-gto@...> wrote:
 

I could not find that message either, so it's not clear where it is coming from. Maybe try renaming your settings files, in case one of them is corrupted.

-Ray Gralak
Author of APCC (Astro-Physics Command Center): http://www.astro-physics.com/index.htm?products/accessories/software/apcc/apcc
Author of PEMPro V3: 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-----
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>
>
> My apologies. It just did it again. “Cannot set allocations” is the exact error message.
>
>



Re: Error : Set Allocations Failed (APCC)

Ray Gralak
 

Thanks for checking. I’ll see what I can do.
If you configure APCC to not connect to the ASCOM driver, do you still see this error message?

-Ray Gralak
Author of APCC (Astro-Physics Command Center): http://www.astro-physics.com/index.htm?products/accessories/software/apcc/apcc
Author of PEMPro V3: 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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Thanks for checking. I’ll see what I can do.


Re: Help With PHD2 Guide Log Results & AP1100GTO

Ray Gralak
 

Tony,

I loaded up your PHD2 log in the (free) PEMPro Log Viewer app, which parses and color codes the PHD2 logs. In between the dithers there are these odd "settling" state changes. It's not clear why they are needed or if they do anything but there have been bugs in PHD2 before so maybe this is one of them. I uploaded a screen shot to the files section which marks an example of the behavior.

https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/ap-gto/files/TonysPHD2LogViaPEMProLogViewer.jpg

So, I think Brian is probably correct that you might need to have the PHD2 guys explain the behavior in your logs.

BTW, if you want to download my log viewer application, you can get it here:

https://www.siriusimaging.com/downloads/PEMProLogViewerLatest.exe

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 V3: 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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Hi,

My bad - the crazy things we do at 03:30hrs in the AM :)

I have attached the proper Guide Log this time, its called:

PHD2_GuideLog_2018-04-18_183413 in the files section




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Re: Error : Set Allocations Failed (APCC)

John Stiner
 

Thanks for checking. I’ll see what I can do.


Re: infinite goto

Ray Gralak
 

Benoit,

No ASCOM driver. Linux with direct serial commands.
A few other questions:

1) Which version of the mount firmware were you using?

2) Was the mount left on and parked (or tracking stopped) for several days previously?

3) Was this the first slew that you had done in the session?

-Ray Gralak
Author of APCC (Astro-Physics Command Center): http://www.astro-physics.com/index.htm?products/accessories/software/apcc/apcc
Author of PEMPro V3: 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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No ASCOM driver. Linux with direct serial commands.

-- benoit

On Thu, Apr 19, 2018 at 9:54 PM, 'Ray Gralak (Groups)' groups3@gralak.com [ap-gto] <ap-
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Hi Benoit,

Where you using the ascom driver?

-Ray Gralak
Author of APCC (Astro-Physics Command Center): http://www.astro-
physics.com/index.htm?products/accessories/software/apcc/apcc <http://www.astro-
physics.com/index.htm?products/accessories/software/apcc/apcc>
Author of PEMPro V3: 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@yahoogroups.com [mailto:ap-gto@yahoogroups.com]
> Sent: Thursday, April 19, 2018 9:03 PM
> To: ap-gto@yahoogroups.com
> Subject: [ap-gto] infinite goto
>
>
>
> using an ap-1600 + the sky
>
> I did a goto and the mount went into a never ending RA move(well, I
> stopped it after 3 full rotations) (broke two cables) ?
>
> I checked the command log from the sky and this was a simple MS#
> command which never ended.
>
> Any idea ?
>
> -- benoit
>
>
>







Re: infinite goto

Ray Gralak
 

No ASCOM driver. Linux with direct serial commands.
One possibility... the mount would continue to slew if the software sent a "move" (not the same as a "slew") command but didn't send a "stop move" command. Or, the "stop move" command was malformed or got corrupted on transmission.

-Ray Gralak
Author of APCC (Astro-Physics Command Center): http://www.astro-physics.com/index.htm?products/accessories/software/apcc/apcc
Author of PEMPro V3: 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, April 19, 2018 10:26 PM
To: ap-gto@yahoogroups.com
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No ASCOM driver. Linux with direct serial commands.

-- benoit

On Thu, Apr 19, 2018 at 9:54 PM, 'Ray Gralak (Groups)' groups3@gralak.com [ap-gto] <ap-
gto@yahoogroups.com> wrote:





Hi Benoit,

Where you using the ascom driver?

-Ray Gralak
Author of APCC (Astro-Physics Command Center): http://www.astro-
physics.com/index.htm?products/accessories/software/apcc/apcc <http://www.astro-
physics.com/index.htm?products/accessories/software/apcc/apcc>
Author of PEMPro V3: 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@yahoogroups.com [mailto:ap-gto@yahoogroups.com]
> Sent: Thursday, April 19, 2018 9:03 PM
> To: ap-gto@yahoogroups.com
> Subject: [ap-gto] infinite goto
>
>
>
> using an ap-1600 + the sky
>
> I did a goto and the mount went into a never ending RA move(well, I
> stopped it after 3 full rotations) (broke two cables) ?
>
> I checked the command log from the sky and this was a simple MS#
> command which never ended.
>
> Any idea ?
>
> -- benoit
>
>
>







Re: infinite goto

Benoit Schillings
 

No ASCOM driver. Linux with direct serial commands.

-- benoit

On Thu, Apr 19, 2018 at 9:54 PM, 'Ray Gralak (Groups)' groups3@... [ap-gto] <ap-gto@...> wrote:
 

Hi Benoit,

Where you using the ascom driver?

-Ray Gralak
Author of APCC (Astro-Physics Command Center): http://www.astro-physics.com/index.htm?products/accessories/software/apcc/apcc
Author of PEMPro V3: 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, April 19, 2018 9:03 PM
> To: ap-gto@...
> Subject: [ap-gto] infinite goto
>
>
>
> using an ap-1600 + the sky
>
> I did a goto and the mount went into a never ending RA move(well, I
> stopped it after 3 full rotations) (broke two cables) ?
>
> I checked the command log from the sky and this was a simple MS#
> command which never ended.
>
> Any idea ?
>
> -- benoit
>
>
>



Re: infinite goto

Ray Gralak
 

Hi Benoit,

Where you using the ascom driver?

-Ray Gralak
Author of APCC (Astro-Physics Command Center): http://www.astro-physics.com/index.htm?products/accessories/software/apcc/apcc
Author of PEMPro V3: 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@yahoogroups.com [mailto:ap-gto@yahoogroups.com]
Sent: Thursday, April 19, 2018 9:03 PM
To: ap-gto@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [ap-gto] infinite goto



using an ap-1600 + the sky

I did a goto and the mount went into a never ending RA move(well, I
stopped it after 3 full rotations) (broke two cables) ?

I checked the command log from the sky and this was a simple MS#
command which never ended.

Any idea ?

-- benoit



Re: Error : Set Allocations Failed (APCC)

Ray Gralak
 

I could not find that message either, so it's not clear where it is coming from. Maybe try renaming your settings files, in case one of them is corrupted.

-Ray Gralak
Author of APCC (Astro-Physics Command Center): http://www.astro-physics.com/index.htm?products/accessories/software/apcc/apcc
Author of PEMPro V3: 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, April 19, 2018 6:40 PM
To: ap-gto@yahoogroups.com
Subject: RE: [ap-gto] Re: Error : Set Allocations Failed (APCC)



My apologies. It just did it again. “Cannot set allocations” is the exact error message.


infinite goto

Benoit Schillings
 

using an ap-1600 + the sky

I did a goto and the mount went into a never ending RA move(well, I
stopped it after 3 full rotations) (broke two cables) ?


I checked the command log from the sky and this was a simple MS#
command which never ended.

Any idea ?


-- benoit


Re: Error : Set Allocations Failed (APCC)

John Stiner
 

My apologies. It just did it again. “Cannot set allocations” is the exact error message.


Backlash compensation in AP900 via Pempro

Geoff Smith
 

I have been having some guiding problems in Dec with my AP900.  I used Pempo's backlash exerciser and the backlash compensation via the keypad and managed to get the Pempro graph looking good after adjusting backlash compensation to 5 (on a scale of 1 to 10).  Then the clouds rolled in and I won't be able to test guiding until I go back to my permanent setup next new moon.

I'm just seeking opinions as to the merits of backlash compensation versus trying a mechanical adjustment.
Geoff



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Re: Help With PHD2 Guide Log Results & AP1100GTO

dvuolhhr6nx4a532a3phnju3zs6lzvlgxdl2wzaf@...
 

Hi,

My bad - the crazy things we do at 03:30hrs in the AM :)

I have attached the proper Guide Log this time, its called:

PHD2_GuideLog_2018-04-18_183413 in the files section
 


Tracking too fast with GTO 1600 Mount

joepetrick9@...
 

All of a sudden the tracking on my GTO 1600 Mount is going too fast. It appears that the right ascension speed is too fast.  I could not figure it out so I reset the keypad thinking that would help but it did not. The speed set on the keypad shows on number 8 that it is sidereal so why it would not track at the right speed I do not know. Stars will move fully across my CCD image in approximately 10 or 15 seconds. If I set the number 8 on the keypad to stop then the stars appear to move the opposite direction and off the image in 10 or 15 seconds. I cannot figure this out. Can anyone help me as to if there's another setting for the sidereal rate that I'm missing.

Thanks,
Joe P



Re: Help With PHD2 Guide Log Results & AP1100GTO

Worsel
 

Tony

I suggest that you take this over to the PHD2 Forum at 


Also, if you are not using the latest development build 2.6.4dev10 (LINK), update to that.

Since dev8, there is a menu option that will upload your log files to a PHD2 server.

Finally, I suggest looking at the PHD2 Best Practices as a starting point, including the use of the Guiding Assistant.

Bryan


---In ap-gto@..., <dvuolhhr6nx4a532a3phnju3zs6lzvlgxdl2wzaf@...> wrote :

I tried continuing this with my pervious post but somehow it didn't work so I had to start anew.


I finally managed to get some wx to try guiding with the Dec disabled (aggressiveness set to 1 - can't set it to 0 as 1 is as low as it goes). Attached is the PHD2 log file (https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/ap-gto/files/PHD2_DebugLog_2018-04-18_183413.txt).

It was mentioned to use the Dec RMS value to set the MinMo by removing the drift portion but I don't know what that means or how to do it?



 


Re: Error : Set Allocations Failed (APCC)

Ray Gralak
 

I often get the same message. It says “Failed to set allocations.” I have to reboot my laptop and start over. I
assumed it was a Windows problem as APCC still launches. At least for me, the driver that won’t launch after i get
the message.
Thanks, I'll take a look at the driver code tonight to see if there might be anything in there that matches that phrase. It sounds like it could be a database message. Maybe try renaming the "settings.apdb" file in C:&#92;ProgramData&#92;Astro-Physics in case it has become corrupted. Note that if you do that you will need to reenter your driver settings.

-Ray Gralak
Author of APCC (Astro-Physics Command Center): http://www.astro-physics.com/index.htm?products/accessories/software/apcc/apcc
Author of PEMPro V3: 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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I often get the same message. It says “Failed to set allocations.” I have to reboot my laptop and start over. I
assumed it was a Windows problem as APCC still launches. At least for me, the driver that won’t launch after i get
the message.


Re: Help With PHD2 Guide Log Results & AP1100GTO

Ray Gralak
 

I finally managed to get some wx to try guiding with the Dec disabled (aggressiveness set to 1 - can't set it to 0 as 1
is as low as it goes). Attached is the PHD2 log file (https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/ap-
gto/files/PHD2_DebugLog_2018-04-18_183413.txt).
That's a debug log file, not a log file that can be graphed.

-Ray Gralak
Author of APCC (Astro-Physics Command Center): http://www.astro-physics.com/index.htm?products/accessories/software/apcc/apcc
Author of PEMPro V3: 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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I tried continuing this with my pervious post but somehow it didn't work so I had to start anew.


I finally managed to get some wx to try guiding with the Dec disabled (aggressiveness set to 1 - can't set it to 0 as 1
is as low as it goes). Attached is the PHD2 log file (https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/ap-
gto/files/PHD2_DebugLog_2018-04-18_183413.txt).

It was mentioned to use the Dec RMS value to set the MinMo by removing the drift portion but I don't know what
that means or how to do it?





Re: Error : Set Allocations Failed (APCC)

John Stiner
 

I often get the same message. It says “Failed to set allocations.” I have to reboot my laptop and start over. I assumed it was a Windows problem as APCC still launches. At least for me, the driver that won’t launch after i get the message.