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Re: why when I plate solve is my APCC RA off by an hour

steven ho
 

>If you plate solved the coordinates that would result in an absolute RA/Dec sky position. If you were off by one hour then you could
>plate solve and sync (probably all-sky). Rememeber to temporarily turn off "Prevent Errant Recals" in APCC's Advanced settings.

That worked, so do you think it will find park position 4 OK?

thanks




From: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io> on behalf of Ray Gralak <groups3@...>
Sent: Thursday, November 7, 2019 12:35 AM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] why when I plate solve is my APCC RA off by an hour
 
> After plate solving I moved the mount via APCC back an hour and found the Crab and centered it by imaging, then
> incremental movements.

If you plate solved the coordinates that would result in an absolute RA/Dec sky position. If you were off by one hour then you could
plate solve and sync (probably all-sky). Rememeber to temporarily turn off "Prevent Errant Recals" in APCC's Advanced settings.

As to why it happened is a mystery. APCC reads the time and time zone from your computer. Maybe your computer didn't update itself
properly if it's not running the latest Windows 10 updates. Or, are you running an old version of APCC or the 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:  https://www.ccdware.com
Author of Astro-Physics V2 ASCOM Driver: https://www.siriusimaging.com/apdriver


> -----Original Message-----
> From: main@ap-gto.groups.io [mailto:main@ap-gto.groups.io] On Behalf Of steven ho
> Sent: Wednesday, November 6, 2019 9:15 PM
> To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
> Subject: Re: [ap-gto] why when I plate solve is my APCC RA off by an hour
>
> Using APCC Go To
> After plate solving I moved the mount via APCC back an hour and found the Crab and centered it by imaging, then
> incremental movements.
>
>
> All mount control is done via APCC pro.
>
>
> At this stage Ray I just want to get reinitialized, back to normal.  At the end of the night can I park the mount (at
> position4) then adjust the mount by unlocking the clutches (if necessary) using a level to adjust the axis?
>
>
>
> ________________________________
>
> From: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io> on behalf of Ray Gralak <groups3@...>
> Sent: Thursday, November 7, 2019 12:05 AM
> To: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io>
> Subject: Re: [ap-gto] why when I plate solve is my APCC RA off by an hour
>
> > I have my hand controller plugged in but it is ALWAYS initialize from
> > APCC. No changes were made SITE information.
>
> > Right now I am imaging the Crab Nebula at RA 6:39:31.4
> >
> > and the Crab is located at 5:35:44.96
>
> How did you slew to the crab nebula?
>
> -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:  https://www.ccdware.com
> Author of Astro-Physics V2 ASCOM Driver: https://www.siriusimaging.com/apdriver
> <https://www.siriusimaging.com/apdriver>
>
>
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: main@ap-gto.groups.io [mailto:main@ap-gto.groups.io] On Behalf Of steven ho
> > Sent: Wednesday, November 6, 2019 8:46 PM
> > To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
> > Subject: Re: [ap-gto] why when I plate solve is my APCC RA off by an hour
> >
> > I have my hand controller plugged in but it is ALWAYS initialize from APCC. No changes were made SITE
> > information.
> >
> > I am using APCC pro 1.7.1.1
> >
> > Right now I am imaging the Crab Nebula at RA 6:39:31.4
> >
> > and the Crab is located at 5:35:44.96
> >
> >
> > Disregard the minute differences how can I be an hour off?
> >
> > I started from Park position 4 and physically inspected everything before beginning.
> >
> > What is wrong?
> >
> >
> > How can I get back to normal?
> >
> >
> >
> > ________________________________
> >
> > From: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io> on behalf of Ray Gralak <groups3@...>
> > Sent: Wednesday, November 6, 2019 11:38 PM
> > To: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io>
> > Subject: Re: [ap-gto] why when I plate solve is my APCC RA off by an hour
> >
> > You did not provide enough information to say what caused your issue.
> >
> > However, you should not need to do anything to APCC's time settings because APCC automatically changes the
> > time and time zone to compensate for each other, assuming you are using version 1.7.x.
> >
> > If you did change the time zone or time offset then that caused the problem. If something else initialized the
> mount
> > (e.g. hand controller or SkyX) then that probably caused the problem.
> >
> > -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:  https://www.ccdware.com
> > Author of Astro-Physics V2 ASCOM Driver: https://www.siriusimaging.com/apdriver
> <https://www.siriusimaging.com/apdriver>
> > <https://www.siriusimaging.com/apdriver>
> >
> >
> > > -----Original Message-----
> > > From: main@ap-gto.groups.io [mailto:main@ap-gto.groups.io] On Behalf Of steven ho
> > > Sent: Wednesday, November 6, 2019 8:03 PM
> > > To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
> > > Subject: [ap-gto] why when I plate solve is my APCC RA off by an hour
> > >
> > > This is driving me (more) crazy. My time setting are correct in site tab.
> > >
> > > -local time is correct
> > > Time offset is -5:00:00
> > >
> > > please help me, this is so frustrating.
> > >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
>
>
>
>
>
>





Re: why when I plate solve is my APCC RA off by an hour

Ray Gralak
 

After plate solving I moved the mount via APCC back an hour and found the Crab and centered it by imaging, then
incremental movements.
If you plate solved the coordinates that would result in an absolute RA/Dec sky position. If you were off by one hour then you could
plate solve and sync (probably all-sky). Rememeber to temporarily turn off "Prevent Errant Recals" in APCC's Advanced settings.

As to why it happened is a mystery. APCC reads the time and time zone from your computer. Maybe your computer didn't update itself
properly if it's not running the latest Windows 10 updates. Or, are you running an old version of APCC or the 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: https://www.ccdware.com
Author of Astro-Physics V2 ASCOM Driver: https://www.siriusimaging.com/apdriver


-----Original Message-----
From: main@ap-gto.groups.io [mailto:main@ap-gto.groups.io] On Behalf Of steven ho
Sent: Wednesday, November 6, 2019 9:15 PM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] why when I plate solve is my APCC RA off by an hour

Using APCC Go To
After plate solving I moved the mount via APCC back an hour and found the Crab and centered it by imaging, then
incremental movements.


All mount control is done via APCC pro.


At this stage Ray I just want to get reinitialized, back to normal. At the end of the night can I park the mount (at
position4) then adjust the mount by unlocking the clutches (if necessary) using a level to adjust the axis?



________________________________

From: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io> on behalf of Ray Gralak <groups3@gralak.com>
Sent: Thursday, November 7, 2019 12:05 AM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] why when I plate solve is my APCC RA off by an hour

I have my hand controller plugged in but it is ALWAYS initialize from
APCC. No changes were made SITE information.
Right now I am imaging the Crab Nebula at RA 6:39:31.4

and the Crab is located at 5:35:44.96
How did you slew to the crab nebula?

-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: https://www.ccdware.com
Author of Astro-Physics V2 ASCOM Driver: https://www.siriusimaging.com/apdriver
<https://www.siriusimaging.com/apdriver>


-----Original Message-----
From: main@ap-gto.groups.io [mailto:main@ap-gto.groups.io] On Behalf Of steven ho
Sent: Wednesday, November 6, 2019 8:46 PM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] why when I plate solve is my APCC RA off by an hour

I have my hand controller plugged in but it is ALWAYS initialize from APCC. No changes were made SITE
information.

I am using APCC pro 1.7.1.1

Right now I am imaging the Crab Nebula at RA 6:39:31.4

and the Crab is located at 5:35:44.96


Disregard the minute differences how can I be an hour off?

I started from Park position 4 and physically inspected everything before beginning.

What is wrong?


How can I get back to normal?



________________________________

From: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io> on behalf of Ray Gralak <groups3@gralak.com>
Sent: Wednesday, November 6, 2019 11:38 PM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] why when I plate solve is my APCC RA off by an hour

You did not provide enough information to say what caused your issue.

However, you should not need to do anything to APCC's time settings because APCC automatically changes the
time and time zone to compensate for each other, assuming you are using version 1.7.x.

If you did change the time zone or time offset then that caused the problem. If something else initialized the
mount
(e.g. hand controller or SkyX) then that probably caused the problem.

-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: https://www.ccdware.com
Author of Astro-Physics V2 ASCOM Driver: https://www.siriusimaging.com/apdriver
<https://www.siriusimaging.com/apdriver>
<https://www.siriusimaging.com/apdriver>


-----Original Message-----
From: main@ap-gto.groups.io [mailto:main@ap-gto.groups.io] On Behalf Of steven ho
Sent: Wednesday, November 6, 2019 8:03 PM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Subject: [ap-gto] why when I plate solve is my APCC RA off by an hour

This is driving me (more) crazy. My time setting are correct in site tab.

-local time is correct
Time offset is -5:00:00

please help me, this is so frustrating.









Re: why when I plate solve is my APCC RA off by an hour

steven ho
 

Using APCC Go To
After plate solving I moved the mount via APCC back an hour and found the Crab and centered it by imaging, then incremental movements.

All mount control is done via APCC pro.

At this stage Ray I just want to get reinitialized, back to normal.  At the end of the night can I park the mount (at position4) then adjust the mount by unlocking the clutches (if necessary) using a level to adjust the axis?



From: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io> on behalf of Ray Gralak <groups3@...>
Sent: Thursday, November 7, 2019 12:05 AM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] why when I plate solve is my APCC RA off by an hour
 
> I have my hand controller plugged in but it is ALWAYS initialize from
> APCC. No changes were made SITE information.

> Right now I am imaging the Crab Nebula at RA 6:39:31.4
>
> and the Crab is located at 5:35:44.96

How did you slew to the crab nebula?

-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:  https://www.ccdware.com
Author of Astro-Physics V2 ASCOM Driver: https://www.siriusimaging.com/apdriver


> -----Original Message-----
> From: main@ap-gto.groups.io [mailto:main@ap-gto.groups.io] On Behalf Of steven ho
> Sent: Wednesday, November 6, 2019 8:46 PM
> To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
> Subject: Re: [ap-gto] why when I plate solve is my APCC RA off by an hour
>
> I have my hand controller plugged in but it is ALWAYS initialize from APCC. No changes were made SITE
> information.
>
> I am using APCC pro 1.7.1.1
>
> Right now I am imaging the Crab Nebula at RA 6:39:31.4
>
> and the Crab is located at 5:35:44.96
>
>
> Disregard the minute differences how can I be an hour off?
>
> I started from Park position 4 and physically inspected everything before beginning.
>
> What is wrong?
>
>
> How can I get back to normal?
>
>
>
> ________________________________
>
> From: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io> on behalf of Ray Gralak <groups3@...>
> Sent: Wednesday, November 6, 2019 11:38 PM
> To: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io>
> Subject: Re: [ap-gto] why when I plate solve is my APCC RA off by an hour
>
> You did not provide enough information to say what caused your issue.
>
> However, you should not need to do anything to APCC's time settings because APCC automatically changes the
> time and time zone to compensate for each other, assuming you are using version 1.7.x.
>
> If you did change the time zone or time offset then that caused the problem. If something else initialized the mount
> (e.g. hand controller or SkyX) then that probably caused the problem.
>
> -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:  https://www.ccdware.com
> Author of Astro-Physics V2 ASCOM Driver: https://www.siriusimaging.com/apdriver
> <https://www.siriusimaging.com/apdriver>
>
>
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: main@ap-gto.groups.io [mailto:main@ap-gto.groups.io] On Behalf Of steven ho
> > Sent: Wednesday, November 6, 2019 8:03 PM
> > To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
> > Subject: [ap-gto] why when I plate solve is my APCC RA off by an hour
> >
> > This is driving me (more) crazy. My time setting are correct in site tab.
> >
> > -local time is correct
> > Time offset is -5:00:00
> >
> > please help me, this is so frustrating.
> >
>
>
>
>
>
>





Re: APPM - can't connect to Driver #APCC

Ray Gralak
 

I was able to connect to the scope in APPM after checking off
Auto Config and Update Now in APCC.
I presume that's all that was needed?
Yes.

Hint: There is very good information in the help file. Clicking the "?" button in many of the control group boxes in APCC will bring you to the relevant section of the help file.

-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: https://www.ccdware.com
Author of Astro-Physics V2 ASCOM Driver: https://www.siriusimaging.com/apdriver


-----Original Message-----
From: main@ap-gto.groups.io [mailto:main@ap-gto.groups.io] On Behalf Of Isphotoman via Groups.Io
Sent: Wednesday, November 6, 2019 8:41 PM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Subject: [ap-gto] APPM - can't connect to Driver #APCC

[Edited Message Follows]

I keep getting an error when I try to connect to the scope in APPM. I can connect to my mount through MaximDL. I
can connect to the camera fine. When I click on Driver to set it up I get this error: "Error Opening ASCOM setup
dialog. Please check that the Astro Physics V2 Telescope driver is installed. Com Object that has been separated
from its underlying RCW cannot be used.

I was able to connect to the scope in APPM after checking off Auto Config and Update Now in APCC. I presume
that's all that was needed?
Thank you
Claude


Re: why when I plate solve is my APCC RA off by an hour

Ray Gralak
 

I have my hand controller plugged in but it is ALWAYS initialize from
APCC. No changes were made SITE information.
Right now I am imaging the Crab Nebula at RA 6:39:31.4

and the Crab is located at 5:35:44.96
How did you slew to the crab nebula?

-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: https://www.ccdware.com
Author of Astro-Physics V2 ASCOM Driver: https://www.siriusimaging.com/apdriver


-----Original Message-----
From: main@ap-gto.groups.io [mailto:main@ap-gto.groups.io] On Behalf Of steven ho
Sent: Wednesday, November 6, 2019 8:46 PM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] why when I plate solve is my APCC RA off by an hour

I have my hand controller plugged in but it is ALWAYS initialize from APCC. No changes were made SITE
information.

I am using APCC pro 1.7.1.1

Right now I am imaging the Crab Nebula at RA 6:39:31.4

and the Crab is located at 5:35:44.96


Disregard the minute differences how can I be an hour off?

I started from Park position 4 and physically inspected everything before beginning.

What is wrong?


How can I get back to normal?



________________________________

From: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io> on behalf of Ray Gralak <groups3@gralak.com>
Sent: Wednesday, November 6, 2019 11:38 PM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] why when I plate solve is my APCC RA off by an hour

You did not provide enough information to say what caused your issue.

However, you should not need to do anything to APCC's time settings because APCC automatically changes the
time and time zone to compensate for each other, assuming you are using version 1.7.x.

If you did change the time zone or time offset then that caused the problem. If something else initialized the mount
(e.g. hand controller or SkyX) then that probably caused the problem.

-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: https://www.ccdware.com
Author of Astro-Physics V2 ASCOM Driver: https://www.siriusimaging.com/apdriver
<https://www.siriusimaging.com/apdriver>


-----Original Message-----
From: main@ap-gto.groups.io [mailto:main@ap-gto.groups.io] On Behalf Of steven ho
Sent: Wednesday, November 6, 2019 8:03 PM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Subject: [ap-gto] why when I plate solve is my APCC RA off by an hour

This is driving me (more) crazy. My time setting are correct in site tab.

-local time is correct
Time offset is -5:00:00

please help me, this is so frustrating.





Re: Encoder video

Peter Nagy
 


Re: why when I plate solve is my APCC RA off by an hour

steven ho
 

I have my hand controller plugged in but it is ALWAYS initialize from APCC. No changes were made SITE information.

I am using APCC pro 1.7.1.1

Right now I am imaging the Crab Nebula at RA 6:39:31.4

and the Crab is located at 5:35:44.96

Disregard the minute differences how can I be an hour off?

I started from Park position 4 and physically inspected everything before beginning.

What is wrong?

How can I get back to normal?




From: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io> on behalf of Ray Gralak <groups3@...>
Sent: Wednesday, November 6, 2019 11:38 PM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] why when I plate solve is my APCC RA off by an hour
 
You did not provide enough information to say what caused your issue.

However, you should not need to do anything to APCC's time settings because APCC automatically changes the time and time zone to compensate for each other, assuming you are using version 1.7.x.

If you did change the time zone or time offset then that caused the problem. If something else initialized the mount (e.g. hand controller or SkyX) then that probably caused the problem.

-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:  https://www.ccdware.com
Author of Astro-Physics V2 ASCOM Driver: https://www.siriusimaging.com/apdriver


> -----Original Message-----
> From: main@ap-gto.groups.io [mailto:main@ap-gto.groups.io] On Behalf Of steven ho
> Sent: Wednesday, November 6, 2019 8:03 PM
> To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
> Subject: [ap-gto] why when I plate solve is my APCC RA off by an hour
>
> This is driving me (more) crazy. My time setting are correct in site tab.
>
> -local time is correct
> Time offset is -5:00:00
>
> please help me, this is so frustrating.
>





APPM - can't connect to Driver #APCC

Claude Benoit
 
Edited

I keep getting an error when I try to connect to the scope in APPM. I can connect to my mount through MaximDL. I can connect to the camera fine. When I click on Driver to set it up I get this error: "Error Opening ASCOM setup dialog. Please check that the Astro Physics V2 Telescope driver is installed. Com Object that has been separated from its underlying RCW cannot be used.

I was able to connect to the scope in APPM after checking off Auto Config and Update Now in APCC. I presume that's all that was needed?
Thank you
Claude


Re: why when I plate solve is my APCC RA off by an hour

Ray Gralak
 

You did not provide enough information to say what caused your issue.

However, you should not need to do anything to APCC's time settings because APCC automatically changes the time and time zone to compensate for each other, assuming you are using version 1.7.x.

If you did change the time zone or time offset then that caused the problem. If something else initialized the mount (e.g. hand controller or SkyX) then that probably caused the problem.

-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: https://www.ccdware.com
Author of Astro-Physics V2 ASCOM Driver: https://www.siriusimaging.com/apdriver

-----Original Message-----
From: main@ap-gto.groups.io [mailto:main@ap-gto.groups.io] On Behalf Of steven ho
Sent: Wednesday, November 6, 2019 8:03 PM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Subject: [ap-gto] why when I plate solve is my APCC RA off by an hour

This is driving me (more) crazy. My time setting are correct in site tab.

-local time is correct
Time offset is -5:00:00

please help me, this is so frustrating.


why when I plate solve is my APCC RA off by an hour

steven ho
 

This is driving me (more) crazy. My time setting are correct in site tab.

-local time is correct
Time offset is -5:00:00

please help me, this is so frustrating.


Encoder video

John Thompson <jbtgolfer@...>
 
Edited

i was told that there is a video on encoder installation. I would like to see it before tackling the installation. I can’t find it on the Astro Physics site. Can anyone help me find it?
I found a video on YouTube that was made in 2018. The video covers part one of the installation. It says there will be a part two video but I don't see it. Is there a video covering the entire installation?


Re: APCC subgroup rather than in main group?

 

I think subgroups are a great feature, as well.

 

Ray and I discussed setting up an APCC subgroup, but have not made a decision. Sometimes there is overlap with other discussions. We’ll be giving it more thought.

 

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: main@ap-gto.groups.io [mailto:main@ap-gto.groups.io] On Behalf Of Stuart
Sent: Wednesday, November 06, 2019 4:57 PM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] APCC subgroup rather than in main group?

 

Great idea Robert!

 

 

 

On Wed, 6 Nov 2019 at 17:49, Robert Berta <biker123@...> wrote:

One of the new features of groups.io is that you can have sub groups within the main group. Currently there is one for hand controller BETA work.

I always thought it would be great to have all the conversations about APCC in one sub group which would make it easier to find something...both in that sub group and the main group which wouldn't have so much "clutter" that isn't specifically about the mounts. 

Do others have any opinions on this suggestion? 


--

Stuart
http://www.astrofoto.ca/stuartheggie/


Re: APCC subgroup rather than in main group?

Stuart <stuart.j.heggie@...>
 

Great idea Robert!


On Wed, 6 Nov 2019 at 17:49, Robert Berta <biker123@...> wrote:
One of the new features of groups.io is that you can have sub groups within the main group. Currently there is one for hand controller BETA work.

I always thought it would be great to have all the conversations about APCC in one sub group which would make it easier to find something...both in that sub group and the main group which wouldn't have so much "clutter" that isn't specifically about the mounts. 

Do others have any opinions on this suggestion? 


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APCC subgroup rather than in main group?

Robert Berta
 

One of the new features of groups.io is that you can have sub groups within the main group. Currently there is one for hand controller BETA work.

I always thought it would be great to have all the conversations about APCC in one sub group which would make it easier to find something...both in that sub group and the main group which wouldn't have so much "clutter" that isn't specifically about the mounts. 

Do others have any opinions on this suggestion? 


Re: Problem with GOTOs in Keypad

Howard Hedlund
 

For historical reasons, the keypad updates require the top RS232 port on the control box. 


Re: Problem with GOTOs in Keypad

Joe Renzetti <axnyslie@...>
 

The updater is not working. I follow all the instructions and it gets to "AWAITING HOST" and it stalls there. The program says "Sending page" and nothing. Database loader tool is 4.12. Keypad is v 4.19.3. I m connected to the right COM port. I am connected to the CP4 via USB2 as I have no RS-232 cable.

Joe


Re: NGC 247 in Cetus

Don Anderson
 

Very good work Geoff!

Don Anderson


On Wednesday, November 6, 2019, 01:47:46 a.m. MST, Geoff Smith <ghsmith45@...> wrote:


Big one here https://www.astrobin.com/full/lvbabj/0/

Mount: AP900 GTO
Telescope: 12.5" Planewave CDK
Camera:FLI 16803 Proline
Exposure: 280min B, 190min G, 200min R, 150 min L.

FOV 37' x 37' (cropped from 49" x 49')


I actually took more L (410 min), but culled ruthlessly.
I also took some Ha (100min) but, although the image showed promise, the data was not good enough for inclusion. On the list for next year is to triple up the Ha and maybe get some better L--great what you can do with digital!

I rotated the image from the conventional E-W orientation. I think this looks much more dynamic.

The string of four galaxies just below and right of NGC 247 is known as Burbidge's Chain. These galaxies are about 300 million light-years distant. Deep images reveal that the two bottom-most galaxies in the chain are apparently interacting, joined by a faint bridge of material. This bridge can just be seen in this photograph.


Re: NGC 247 in Cetus

Karen Christen
 

Well done, Geoff!  I also wondered about the grouping of galaxies in the lower right.  Thank you for the explanation.  Stunning image.

Karen, AP

 

From: main@ap-gto.groups.io [mailto:main@ap-gto.groups.io] On Behalf Of Geoff Smith
Sent: Wednesday, November 6, 2019 2:48 AM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Subject: [ap-gto] NGC 247 in Cetus

 

Big one here https://www.astrobin.com/full/lvbabj/0/

Mount: AP900 GTO
Telescope: 12.5" Planewave CDK
Camera:FLI 16803 Proline
Exposure: 280min B, 190min G, 200min R, 150 min L.

FOV 37' x 37' (cropped from 49" x 49')


I actually took more L (410 min), but culled ruthlessly.
I also took some Ha (100min) but, although the image showed promise, the data was not good enough for inclusion. On the list for next year is to triple up the Ha and maybe get some better L--great what you can do with digital!

I rotated the image from the conventional E-W orientation. I think this looks much more dynamic.

The string of four galaxies just below and right of NGC 247 is known as Burbidge's Chain. These galaxies are about 300 million light-years distant. Deep images reveal that the two bottom-most galaxies in the chain are apparently interacting, joined by a faint bridge of material. This bridge can just be seen in this photograph.


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Karen Christen
Astro-Physics


Mach2 update?

Dean S
 

Just wondering what the latest is on about when these mounts may start to ship?
 
Not pushing at all.
 
Thanks
Dean
 
 
 

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Re: NGC 247 in Cetus

Joel Short
 

Nice image and explanation Geoff!  I agree that Burbidge's Chain really adds to the image.  
joel

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