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Re: Test image - Mach2 tracking on a still night

Roland Christen
 

Is the 155 equipped with new 3.5 focuser?
Yes. We are making adapters for our older scopes, available soon.

Rolando

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Is the 155 equipped with new 3.5 focuser?
Jiangtao
On Aug 31, 2019, at 17:31, chris1011@aol.com [ap-gto] <ap-gto@yahoogroups.com> wrote:


 

Wow! That's one big telescope on a small mount!
Yes, it's a beefed up Mach1 with encoders. The design is based on the Porter German equatorial where the two gearwheels are very close together, virtually eliminating torsion twisting in the shafts when the load is long and has lots of inertia. This is what makes the mount very stable. Although it works very nicely with this long refractor, I would not recommend it for permanent setups. For this mount I would recommend a 145 - 170mm refractor of around F7 focal ratio.
Here is a pix of the Mach2 with my 155EDF imaging rig and our Stowaway on top for visual:




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Wow! That's one big telescope on a small mount!
cytan
On Saturday, August 31, 2019, 01:40:54 PM CDT, chris1011@aol.com [ap-gto] <ap-gto@yahoogroups.com> wrote:


Re: Test image - Mach2 tracking on a still night

JT
 

Is the 155 equipped with new 3.5 focuser?

Jiangtao

On Aug 31, 2019, at 17:31, chris1011@aol.com [ap-gto] <ap-gto@yahoogroups.com> wrote:


Wow! That's one big telescope on a small mount!
Yes, it's a beefed up Mach1 with encoders. The design is based on the Porter German equatorial where the two gearwheels are very close together, virtually eliminating torsion twisting in the shafts when the load is long and has lots of inertia. This is what makes the mount very stable. Although it works very nicely with this long refractor, I would not recommend it for permanent setups. For this mount I would recommend a 145 - 170mm refractor of around F7 focal ratio.

Here is a pix of the Mach2 with my 155EDF imaging rig and our Stowaway on top for visual:






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From: Cheng-Yang Tan cytan299@yahoo.com [ap-gto] <ap-gto@yahoogroups.com>
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Wow! That's one big telescope on a small mount!

cytan

On Saturday, August 31, 2019, 01:40:54 PM CDT, chris1011@aol.com [ap-gto] <ap-gto@yahoogroups.com> wrote:





Re: Test image - Mach2 tracking on a still night

mogollonobs
 

Okay, what's the trick to getting images attached?

Keith


Re: Test image - Mach2 tracking on a still night

mogollonobs
 

Nice rig! My Stowaway riding atop a 160, but not on a Mach2.:-(

Keith



Re: Test image - Mach2 tracking on a still night

Roland Christen
 

Wow! That's one big telescope on a small mount!
Yes, it's a beefed up Mach1 with encoders. The design is based on the Porter German equatorial where the two gearwheels are very close together, virtually eliminating torsion twisting in the shafts when the load is long and has lots of inertia. This is what makes the mount very stable. Although it works very nicely with this long refractor, I would not recommend it for permanent setups. For this mount I would recommend a 145 - 170mm refractor of around F7 focal ratio.
Here is a pix of the Mach2 with my 155EDF imaging rig and our Stowaway on top for visual:

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Sent: Sat, Aug 31, 2019 3:57 pm
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Wow! That's one big telescope on a small mount!
cytan
On Saturday, August 31, 2019, 01:40:54 PM CDT, chris1011@aol.com [ap-gto] <ap-gto@yahoogroups.com> wrote:


Re: Test image - Mach2 tracking on a still night

Cheng-Yang Tan
 

Wow! That's one big telescope on a small mount!
cytan

On Saturday, August 31, 2019, 01:40:54 PM CDT, chris1011@aol.com [ap-gto] <ap-gto@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

 



With a 7” f9 ?   🤔
Yes, a 180F9 with Lodestar off-axis guider, Quad TCC and QSI 683WSG camera. Wanna see what it looks like? See below:


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With a 7” f9 ?   🤔


Re: Test image - Mach2 tracking on a still night

Roland Christen
 

With a 7” f9 ?   🤔
Yes, a 180F9 with Lodestar off-axis guider, Quad TCC and QSI 683WSG camera. Wanna see what it looks like? See below:

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With a 7” f9 ?   🤔


Re: Test image - Mach2 tracking on a still night

Jeffc
 

With a 7” f9 ? 🤔

On Aug 31, 2019, at 10:37 AM, chris1011@aol.com [ap-gto] <ap-gto@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

Another try at a test image:



Test image - Mach2 tracking on a still night

Roland Christen
 

Another try at a test image:


Re: Image posting test

Joe Renzetti <axnyslie@...>
 

I can see images through Gmail on the PC but not on my phone. Trying to search for anything in archives or folders is virtually impossible. Yahoo groups is very antiquated and useless I don’t know why a premium company would still rely on it for support. I’m glad AP mounts are reliable and I’m good at troubleshooting on my own or I’d be lost. I quit my local astronomy club because they refused to evolve past the useless Yahoo groups which made communication impossible there.

Joe


Re: Image posting test

Joe Zeglinski
 

Hi,
 
    I have seen and had similar difficulties “pasting” a picture into the text area of a personal LIVE MAIL email. Forgotten now, what method I tried, and only got a non-opening “X” icon place holder substitution  for the image. 
 
    Likewise, COPY & PASTE completely ignores the command, at the cursor position.
 
    However, I always succeed in pasting an image, if I first display it on-screen then use the Win-10 SNIP tool to capture a rectangular area of it. This immediately has TWO results. First SNIP tool creates a new screen containing the snipped area, and you can use the SAVE AS to save it as a picture file. But, the snip is also simultaneously stored to your CLIPBOARD – which easily pastes into the body of a Microsoft client like LIVE MAIL.
 
    This always works, in emailing. However, the only actions you can do on the pasted image is shrink/expand it via handles, to get more snips in, beside it, Otherwise, the cursor is then positioned at the snip pasted bottom right corner, which you can simply hit Return, to add more text to your message (below or above the paste).
 
    The other “traditional” Windows KEYBOARD method – (yes, for the Millenials, a keyboard is as obsolete as a pencil is for texting) -  for just about any Win-version, is to display the image on screen in its own window, click on to capture (just that)  window to clipboard – and THAT will easily paste into the body of your email, and can then be resized. Or, if you would like to capture the entire Windows desktop, use   , which is handy if you would like to paste more than one image (montage), in the same paste.
 
    SNIP is a really  nice tool, even better and easier to use than ALT---PRNTSCRN.   I consider it the modern “mouse-method,” version replacing the old “keyboarding method”, has several more options in the menu, with exactly the same result for “HTML format  email”,  pasted images.
 
Joe Z.
 

From: mike.hambrick@... [ap-gto]
Sent: Saturday, August 31, 2019 8:53 AM
To: ap-gto@...
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Image posting test
 


I have the same experience. If I read the post from my email I can see the pictures. If I go onto the forum I don't see them; just the "X" and it is not even red.


Re: Image posting test

Bill Long
 

Macs are bad, Mmmmkay. 😉 


From: ap-gto@... <ap-gto@...> on behalf of Tyrel Smith tysmith747@... [ap-gto] <ap-gto@...>
Sent: Saturday, August 31, 2019 6:13 AM
To: ap-gto@... <ap-gto@...>
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Image posting test
 
 

I just see a bunch of code where the pic should be. No X. Using safari mobile browser.

Ty Smith

On Aug 31, 2019, at 08:53, mike.hambrick@... [ap-gto] <ap-gto@...> wrote:

 

I have the same experience. If I read the post from my email I can see the pictures. If I go onto the forum I don't see them; just the "X" and it is not even red.


Re: Image posting test

Tyrel Smith
 

I just see a bunch of code where the pic should be. No X. Using safari mobile browser.

Ty Smith

On Aug 31, 2019, at 08:53, mike.hambrick@... [ap-gto] <ap-gto@...> wrote:

 

I have the same experience. If I read the post from my email I can see the pictures. If I go onto the forum I don't see them; just the "X" and it is not even red.


Re: Image posting test

mike.hambrick@...
 

I have the same experience. If I read the post from my email I can see the pictures. If I go onto the forum I don't see them; just the "X" and it is not even red.


Re: Image posting test

Tyrel Smith
 

I see both pictures in email

Ty Smith

On Aug 30, 2019, at 23:11, 'Woody Schlom' woody@... [ap-gto] <ap-gto@...> wrote:

 

Nope!  Just a picture icon with a red “x”.

 

From: ap-gto@... <ap-gto@...>
Sent: Friday, August 30, 2019 8:04 PM
To: ap-gto@...
Subject: [ap-gto] Image posting test

 

 

TEST

 

 

Rolando


Re: Image posting test

Charles Thompson
 

This one showed up fine for me in Yahoo mail client. Thanks,CharlesSent from mobile device.

-------- Original message --------From: "chris1011@aol.com [ap-gto]" <ap-gto@yahoogroups.com> Date: 8/30/19 10:03 PM (GMT-06:00) To: ap-gto@yahoogroups.com Subject: [ap-gto] Image posting test
 











TEST










Rolando


Re: Image posting test

wellcoordinated
 

The hilarious aspect of this thread is that I have never seen the images that I posted and that others say they can see. I have never seen any images in the email digest or the yahoo forum, hence my comment about yahoo being stuck in the 1980s.

Why does this community put up with this inferior experience?

The email digest is laughable in 2019. Many times it contains computer vomit where some innocent souls has embedded an image or social media link in their response.

Come on yahoo it’s time to wake up.


Re: Image test from Woody

Thomas Swann
 

You might try just pasting into the edit control instead of using insert picture.  The latter is probably encoding the picture as an attachment, but the former might encode it as in inline HTML image (assuming you don't have your client set to send plain text emails.)


Re: Image test from Woody

Woody Schlom <woody@...>
 

Well darn!  That used to work.  I guess Yahoo has changed things yet again.

 

Woody

 

From: ap-gto@...
Sent: Friday, August 30, 2019 8:25 PM
To: ap-gto@...
Subject: [ap-gto] Image test from Woody

 

 

Here's my attempt. Nothing fancy, just using Microsoft Outlook and
Insert/Picture.

SKY-TREK, my mobile live video public outreach observatory in Anza Borrego
Desert State Park.

Woody

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Image test from Woody

Woody Schlom <woody@...>
 

Here's my attempt. Nothing fancy, just using Microsoft Outlook and
Insert/Picture.



SKY-TREK, my mobile live video public outreach observatory in Anza Borrego
Desert State Park.







Woody

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