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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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From: Jeff Crilly jeffcrilly@... [ap-gto] <ap-gto@...>
To: ap-gto <ap-gto@...>
Sent: Sat, Aug 31, 2019 1:09 pm
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Test image - Mach2 tracking on a still night

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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@... [ap-gto] <ap-gto@...> 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@... [ap-gto]" <ap-gto@...> Date: 8/30/19 10:03 PM (GMT-06:00) To: ap-gto@... 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


Re: Mach2 update and discussion of features

Thomas Swann
 

In my private yahoo group, I was able to attach messages by simply pasting them into GMail, Hotmail, and Thunderbird.  I was not able to get it to work with the webmail clients (Horde and Roundcube) that I have available on the server that hosts my aperturefever.org domain, so it does seem like there is some dependency on the email client that is posting the message. 

Using the "Attach" option did not work in my private group when I matched the settings of this group "Attachments are not permitted.".  When that option was enabled in my private group, it put a link in the message with a thumbnail.  The full images could then be viewed in the Yahoo Groups web interface by following the "More" menu items to attachment, but AP would have to change the group settings for that to work here.

Sending to this group through my server with Thunderbird worked (using two different methods), and it looks like Tim his message with the embedded images using Apple Mail.

With Thunderbird, for the first image of the 2012 Venus transit I simply copied the image into the clipboard and pasted it into the message, and for the second image of the 2017 solar eclipse, I used "insert->html" and manually crafted an HTML remote link to an image on one of my servers.


Re: Image posting test

Woody Schlom <woody@...>
 

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

 

From: 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

Bill Long
 

No bueno.

Testing back....



From: ap-gto@... on behalf of chris1011@... [ap-gto]
Sent: Friday, August 30, 2019 8:03 PM
To: ap-gto@...
Subject: [ap-gto] Image posting test
 
 

TEST



Rolando


Image posting test

Roland Christen
 

TEST


Rolando


Re: Mach2 update and discussion of features

Roland Christen
 

Unplug the encoder, turn on power, run the Polemaster. When you're done, remove the Polemaster and plug the encoder back in.

Rolando



-----Original Message-----
From: Bill Long bill@... [ap-gto]
To: ap-gto@...
Sent: Fri, Aug 30, 2019 9:55 pm
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Re: Mach2 update and discussion of features



To run the Polemaster sequence you have to move the mount. I suppose one could do it manually but that would be making life harder than it would need to be. I personally dont use Polemaster anymore due to RAPAS being more accurate.


From: ap-gto@... on behalf of chris1011@... [ap-gto]
Sent: Friday, August 30, 2019 7:49 PM
To: ap-gto@...
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Re: Mach2 update and discussion of features
 
 
You can have power on and plug or unplug the cable. Is this something you need the power on for when you unplug it?

Rolando



-----Original Message-----
From: Bill Long bill@... [ap-gto]
To: ap-gto@...
Sent: Fri, Aug 30, 2019 9:47 pm
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Re: Mach2 update and discussion of features



With the power on or off? 


From: ap-gto@... <ap-gto@...> on behalf of chris1011@... [ap-gto]
Sent: Friday, August 30, 2019 7:13 PM
To: ap-gto@...
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Re: Mach2 update and discussion of features
 
 
You can temporarily remove the encoder cable. No harm in that.

Rolando



-----Original Message-----
From: Bill Long bill@... [ap-gto]
To: ap-gto@...
Sent: Fri, Aug 30, 2019 7:12 pm
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Re: Mach2 update and discussion of features



Correct, the serial cable for the encoder blocks it.


From: ap-gto@... on behalf of Matthew Hughes matthughes77@... [ap-gto]
Sent: Friday, August 30, 2019 4:51 PM
To: ap-gto@...
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Re: Mach2 update and discussion of features
 
 
It won’t fit if you have encoders.

Matt

On 31 Aug 2019, at 09:49, Bill Long bill@... [ap-gto] <ap-gto@...> wrote:

 
This same adapter also works with the AP1100 as well. When I was using Polemaster (no longer, I use a well-calibrated RAPAS now) the adapter worked perfectly. 


From: ap-gto@... <ap-gto@...> on behalf of Marj marj@... [ap-gto] <ap-gto@...>
Sent: Friday, August 30, 2019 3:53 PM
To: ap-gto@... <ap-gto@...>
Subject: RE: [ap-gto] Re: Mach2 update and discussion of features
 
 
Tim,

The Mach2 is threaded for the QHY AP900 adapter, so it will be plug and play. I updated the website with a CAD drawing to show how slick this will be........ Also updated the features list.

Clear Skies,

Marj Christen
Astro-Physics, Inc
11250 Forest Hills Rd
Machesney Park, IL 61115
Phone: 815-282-1513
Fax: 815-282-9847
www.astro-physics.com

From: ap-gto@... [mailto:ap-gto@...]
Sent: Friday, August 30, 2019 1:41 AM
To: ap-gto@...
Subject: [ap-gto] Re: Mach2 update and discussion of features



I don’t know what the Mach2 looks like but I designed and made this for the Pole Master on a Mach1.

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Here is the design if it works and you want to get it 3D printed:

https://cad.onshape.com/documents/6399e6c65d7ca220918c69e8/w/d68b250f8767100c43389209/e/91882ebb44b3b26c6c192228


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Re: Mach2 update and discussion of features

Woody Schlom <woody@...>
 

Thomas,



I’m not sure what you’re trying to do, but under the “Mach2 update and discussion of features” subject, you’ve posted two images. The first appears to be a planetary transit of the Sun, and the second is a solar eclipse image.



If you’re trying to figure out how to post images to this group, you’ve got it! But it might be helpful to post under a more suitable subject line – such as “Testing how to post solar images here.”



Nice images by the way – particularly the corona one.



Woody



From: ap-gto@... <ap-gto@...>
Sent: Friday, August 30, 2019 7:49 PM
To: ap-gto@...
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Re: Mach2 update and discussion of features





One last test.




On 8/30/2019 9:41 PM, thomas@... <mailto:thomas@...> [ap-gto] wrote:



Unfortunately it doesn't seem to work here. I'll have to do some more experimenting I guess.







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