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Re: Mean Well power supply question

Mike Dodd
 

On 11/7/2019 1:31 PM, tomlin wrote:
You can use a DVM or digital volt meter to check any power supply as
long as the power supply voltage does not exceed the meter rating.
Yes. I have many decades experience designing, building, and using electronics, and I am familiar with DMMs.

I just wanted to confirm that the Mean Well supply still works correctly if the negative output terminal is connected to its case via the AP1200 mount and other common/ground connections such as the RS-232 cable to the PC, etc.

Per Roland, that seems to be the case -- no problem.

--- Mike


Re: Mean Well power supply question

tomlin
 

You can use a DVM or digital volt meter to check any power supply as long as the power supply voltage does not exceed the meter rating.

Make sure the DVM leads are attached to the DVM properly, ie black goes to Common on the meter.

Use the DVM (turn the switch to DC volts mode) to measure the power supply outputs. If you put the red meter lead on the red power supply connection (+) and the black meter lead on the black power supply connection (-), it should indicate a positive reading. If you switch the leads at either the power supply or the meter, the reading will be the same except that it will have a minus sign ( - ) in front of it.

Ray


From: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io> on behalf of uncarollo2 <chris1011@...> via Groups.Io <chris1011@...>
Sent: Thursday, November 7, 2019 10:56 AM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Mean Well power supply question
 
Yes, the negative terminal is always the ground terminal which is also connected to the case.

Roland



-----Original Message-----
From: Mike Dodd <mike@...>
To: main <main@ap-gto.groups.io>
Sent: Thu, Nov 7, 2019 9:47 am
Subject: [ap-gto] Mean Well power supply question

A week or two ago, Roland stated that the Mean Well works fine with A-P
mounts. I bought a 15V model, and have a question.

The AC line input ground terminal is connected to the metal case, as it
should be. The + and - DC output terminals are isolated from the case.

The power connector on my AP1200 connects the negative wire to the metal
mount case.

QUESTION: Does the Mean Well power supply work OK with the negative DC
terminal connected to ground (case) through the AP12o00 power cable?

I assume it does, but I'd just like confirmation before I connect it.

Thanks.

--
Mike

Mike Dodd
Louisa County, Virginia USA
http://astronomy.mdodd.com




Re: Problem with GOTOs in Keypad

Howard Hedlund
 

Joe,  please call us at Astro-Physics.  815-282-1513    Just ask for me.


Re: Mean Well power supply question

Mike Dodd
 

On 11/7/2019 12:31 PM, Mike C wrote:
Can you link to this power supply, are you referring to their little
switcher power supplies in the perforated metal cases?
Yes. I bought this 15V 7A supply for $20 on eBay: <https://www.ebay.com/itm/Mean-Well-LRS-100-15-105W-15V-7A-Single-Output-Switchable-Power-Supply/112267760381?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&;_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649>

It has a "tweaking" potentiometer, which I used to adjust the output voltage to 14.7V.

My only concern is that the AC power wires attach to a terminal strip with screws that are exposed. Yes, they're separated by barriers, but I don't like ANY exposed 120VAC connections. After I secured the AC connections, I applied some RTV silicone to the three screws.

It looks like a nice power supply. I hope it works well, even on humid nights.

--
Mike

Mike Dodd
Louisa County, Virginia USA
http://astronomy.mdodd.com


Re: Mean Well power supply question

Mike C
 

Can you link to this power supply, are you referring to their little switcher power supplies in the perforated metal cases?


On Thu, Nov 7, 2019 at 7:56 AM uncarollo2 <chris1011@...> via Groups.Io <chris1011=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
Yes, the negative terminal is always the ground terminal which is also connected to the case.

Roland



-----Original Message-----
From: Mike Dodd <mike@...>
To: main <main@ap-gto.groups.io>
Sent: Thu, Nov 7, 2019 9:47 am
Subject: [ap-gto] Mean Well power supply question

A week or two ago, Roland stated that the Mean Well works fine with A-P
mounts. I bought a 15V model, and have a question.

The AC line input ground terminal is connected to the metal case, as it
should be. The + and - DC output terminals are isolated from the case.

The power connector on my AP1200 connects the negative wire to the metal
mount case.

QUESTION: Does the Mean Well power supply work OK with the negative DC
terminal connected to ground (case) through the AP12o00 power cable?

I assume it does, but I'd just like confirmation before I connect it.

Thanks.

--
Mike

Mike Dodd
Louisa County, Virginia USA
http://astronomy.mdodd.com




Re: Mean Well power supply question

Roland Christen
 

Yes, the negative terminal is always the ground terminal which is also connected to the case.

Roland



-----Original Message-----
From: Mike Dodd <mike@...>
To: main <main@ap-gto.groups.io>
Sent: Thu, Nov 7, 2019 9:47 am
Subject: [ap-gto] Mean Well power supply question

A week or two ago, Roland stated that the Mean Well works fine with A-P
mounts. I bought a 15V model, and have a question.

The AC line input ground terminal is connected to the metal case, as it
should be. The + and - DC output terminals are isolated from the case.

The power connector on my AP1200 connects the negative wire to the metal
mount case.

QUESTION: Does the Mean Well power supply work OK with the negative DC
terminal connected to ground (case) through the AP12o00 power cable?

I assume it does, but I'd just like confirmation before I connect it.

Thanks.

--
Mike

Mike Dodd
Louisa County, Virginia USA
http://astronomy.mdodd.com




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

Roland Christen
 

Make sure that your hand controller is set to EXT so that it does not send time, date and location to the mount when power is applied. EXT allows the mount to be properly initialized by the ASCOM driver on your laptop.

Roland





-----Original Message-----
From: steven ho <StevenHoffman53@...>
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io>
Sent: Wed, Nov 6, 2019 10:46 pm
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
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.
>





Mean Well power supply question

Mike Dodd
 

A week or two ago, Roland stated that the Mean Well works fine with A-P mounts. I bought a 15V model, and have a question.

The AC line input ground terminal is connected to the metal case, as it should be. The + and - DC output terminals are isolated from the case.

The power connector on my AP1200 connects the negative wire to the metal mount case.

QUESTION: Does the Mean Well power supply work OK with the negative DC terminal connected to ground (case) through the AP12o00 power cable?

I assume it does, but I'd just like confirmation before I connect it.

Thanks.

--
Mike

Mike Dodd
Louisa County, Virginia USA
http://astronomy.mdodd.com


Re: Encoder video

Peter Nagy
 

There's no part two video but it's not necessary anyway. Part 1 video is more than enough. 

Peter 


Re: M1 The Crab Nebula

Stuart <stuart.j.heggie@...>
 

Very cool image Steven!


On Thu, 7 Nov 2019 at 09:19, steven ho <StevenHoffman53@...> wrote:
Four hours over two nights, narrowband HOO recipe.

6 X 1200" of Ha
6 X 1200" of Oiii

with AP1600 + CDK17 + FLI16803\

https://astrob.in/4pymlp/0/


--

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


M1 The Crab Nebula

steven ho
 

Four hours over two nights, narrowband HOO recipe.

6 X 1200" of Ha
6 X 1200" of Oiii

with AP1600 + CDK17 + FLI16803\

https://astrob.in/4pymlp/0/


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

steven ho
 

It found park 4 nicely, thanks


From: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io> on behalf of Ray Gralak <groups3@...>
Sent: Thursday, November 7, 2019 12:54 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
 
> That worked, so do you think it will find park position 4 OK?

Okay, great. Yes, parking to Park 4 will work okay.

-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 9:52 PM
> To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
> Subject: Re: [ap-gto] why when I plate solve is my APCC RA off by an hour
>
> >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 <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 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>
> > <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>
> > > <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
 

That worked, so do you think it will find park position 4 OK?
Okay, great. Yes, parking to Park 4 will work okay.

-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 9:52 PM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] why when I plate solve is my APCC RA off by an hour

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@gralak.com>
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 <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 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>
<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>
<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
 

>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.
>




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