Date   

Re: Mach2 update?

 

Ah, AIC offers field trips for spouses who want to explore the area. In the past, they also offered a field trip to Lick Observatory the day before, but I did not see if that was offered this year.

 

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 Stone, Jack G
Sent: Sunday, November 10, 2019 2:37 PM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Mach2 update?

 

Earlier signup on the AIC site had a reference.  But I could not signup – assumed it was full

Not seeing anything now.

 

Jack ~

 

From: main@ap-gto.groups.io [mailto:main@ap-gto.groups.io] On Behalf Of Marj Christen
Sent: Sunday, November 10, 2019 9:22 AM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Mach2 update?

 

Jack,

 

We are all scratching our heads. Field trip??  We need some clues.

 

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 Stone, Jack G
Sent: Saturday, November 09, 2019 5:32 PM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Mach2 update?

 

Sweet!!!

 

I hear that there will be a field trip?

Any clues?

 

Jack ~

 

From: main@ap-gto.groups.io [mailto:main@ap-gto.groups.io] On Behalf Of uncarollo2 <chris1011@...> via Groups.Io
Sent: Saturday, November 9, 2019 1:02 PM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Mach2 update?

 

We will have a production mount at the AIC show.

 

Rolando

 

 

 

-----Original Message-----
From: Stone, Jack G <jack.g.stone@...>
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io>
Sent: Sat, Nov 9, 2019 2:44 pm
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Mach2 update?

Will there be a proto Mack2 at the AIC next week?

 


Re: Mach2 update?

ez
 

I'll be at AIC and I am excited to check this thing out, as well as the Stowaway that I am hopefully still somewhere on the list for. 


Re: Astro-Physics GTO Workflow Guide

Jerry
 

Just curious - regarding the AP V2 Driver, the following statement in the workflow guide seems to conflict with the Help instructions on the V2 ASCOM driver regarding the USE ASCOM SERIAL OBJECT option:

Workflow
c) Leave the other settings in this window at default settings and the ASCOM Serial Object box unchecked.

V2 Help
Use ASCOM Serial Object: If this option is checked (the default) then the ASCOM library serial port interface is used. If for any reason you experience communications problems you can uncheck this option. In that case a custom C++ serial port interface is used.

What is the preferred option for this box?

Jerry


Re: Mach2 update?

Terri Zittritsch
 

Just in time for stress testing in the frozen north...    Although the 'stress' is likely to effect the operator more than the mount (frown).


Terri


Re: Astro-Physics GTO Workflow Guide

Antoine PAVLIN
 

Got it Woody.

Thank you.

Antoine

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Le 10/11/2019, à 23:37, Woody Schlom a écrit :

Antoine,

 

No, that’s a different APP.  My PolarFinder APP was written by Jozsef Lazar.  The icon is a blue square with yellow stars forming the Little Dipper.  On Google Play is says it’s by TechHead.  I think it cost me a couple of dollars.

 

Woody

 

 

 

From: main@ap-gto.groups.io [mailto:main@ap-gto.groups.io] On Behalf Of Antoine PAVLIN
Sent: Sunday, November 10, 2019 2:16 PM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Astro-Physics GTO Workflow Guide

 

Thank you Woody,

 

I downloaded the App called PolarFinder from Raffaele Lunari. Didn’t find a setting A-P RAPAS, and calculated Polaris HA seems wrong by about 15 minutes.

 

Maybe you mean another app with a similar name?

 

Clear skies

 

Antoine

 

De : main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io> De la part de Woody Schlom
Envoyé : dimanche 10 novembre 2019 22:54
À : main@ap-gto.groups.io
Objet : Re: [ap-gto] Astro-Physics GTO Workflow Guide

 

Antoine,

 

Have you looked at the Android APP “PolarFinder?”  I’m not sure what you’re looking for, but I use this APP with my Mach-1 with the RAPAS.  This APP has a setting for the A-P RAPAS.  Once set, you just look at the screen and place Polaris in your RAPAS where the dot shows it on the phone’s screen.  No thinking, no calculations.  Just put Polaris in the same place as the dot is on the screen.  The RAPAS reticle engravings are the same.  This APP also has settings for some Takahashi and iOptron PA scopes.

 

Woody

 

From: main@ap-gto.groups.io [mailto:main@ap-gto.groups.io] On Behalf Of Antoine PAVLIN
Sent: Sunday, November 10, 2019 1:36 PM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Astro-Physics GTO Workflow Guide

 

Thank you so much Marj,

 

This is really useful.

 

I didn’t find though an Astro-Physics Polar Alignment App for my Android smartphone as advertised p18.  When doing visual without a computer I usually search for Polaris in the hand controller and compute from Polaris RA and LST it’s hour angle, but an app would be faster.

 

Clear skies

 

De : main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io> De la part de Marj Christen
Envoyé : dimanche 10 novembre 2019 18:32
À : main@ap-gto.groups.io
Objet : [ap-gto] Astro-Physics GTO Workflow Guide

 

I just added a link in our Wiki to a very useful document prepared by George and Howard: Astro-Physics GTO Workflow Guide

This document compiles several examples of workflow strategies to get you started if you are controlling your mount with your PC, MAC or mobile devices. If you are new to AP mounts or mounts in general, we encourage you to begin with your most basic mount control programs and only add camera control, guiding, or observatory control programs one at a time as you become proficient with each one. Only then, will you understand how they all work together. At that point, you may develop a more individual workflow based on the software that you are using and their requirements.

We hope that you find this useful.
--
Marj Christen
Astro-Physics


Re: APCC for ISS Tracking

Ray Gralak
 

What does this mean for bringing up the mount when I have no laptop nearby and only want to use the
handpaddle? Is it still functional? In prev. operation the mount just started running when I powered it up. How is
that implemented now?
To restore mount position you just unpark from last unparked position. You can do that from the AP hand controller.

-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 drgert1 via Groups.Io
Sent: Sunday, November 10, 2019 8:02 PM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Subject: [ap-gto] APCC for ISS Tracking

[Edited Message Follows]

Hello All,

I am just getting started installing APCC and reading through the extensive documentation. Actually my initial (only)
interest to use APCC for is to track ISS. Reading through the docs I am impressed / worried about all the other
things that APCC does / 'takes over' and I am getting concerned if deploying APCC is the right decision.

Coming from an operating mode of mostly using the mount with hand controller in a setup on the patio and
occasional use of the AP Ascom driver to connect autoguiding, is the use model of APCC going to 'undo' useful
things that I have gotten used to in the past? Or introducing 'unnecessary' complications for my use model?

UPDATE:
As I am continuing to read through the APCC docs there is the following on p. 51:
"Since APCC automatically sets the Auto-Park feature in the servo, the
mount will not start default sidereal tracking, even if it was not properly shut down at the end of the
previous session. The mount will quietly wait in place until it is initialized and unparked by APCC
with NO loss of pointing accuracy."

What does this mean for bringing up the mount when I have no laptop nearby and only want to use the
handpaddle? Is it still functional? In prev. operation the mount just started running when I powered it up. How is
that implemented now?


Thanks & Clear Skies,
Gert


Re: APCC for ISS Tracking

Ray Gralak
 

Coming from an operating mode of mostly using the mount with hand controller in a setup on the patio and
occasional use of the AP Ascom driver to connect autoguiding, is the use model of APCC going to 'undo' useful
things that I have gotten used to in the past? Or introducing 'unnecessary' complications for my use model?
In general APCC was designed to be transparent to ASCOM and client ASCOM applications. However, in order to completely answer your question you will need to describe your "use model".

-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 drgert1 via Groups.Io
Sent: Sunday, November 10, 2019 8:02 PM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Subject: [ap-gto] APCC for ISS Tracking

Hello All,

I am just getting started installing APCC and reading through the extensive documentation. Actually my initial (only)
interest to use APCC for is to track ISS. Reading through the docs I am impressed / worried about all the other
things that APCC does / 'takes over' and I am getting concerned if deploying APCC is the right decision.

Coming from an operating mode of mostly using the mount with hand controller in a setup on the patio and
occasional use of the AP Ascom driver to connect autoguiding, is the use model of APCC going to 'undo' useful
things that I have gotten used to in the past? Or introducing 'unnecessary' complications for my use model?

Thanks & Clear Skies,
Gert


APCC for ISS Tracking

drgert1
 
Edited

Hello All,

I am just getting started installing APCC and reading through the extensive documentation. Actually my initial (only) interest to use APCC for is to track ISS. Reading through the docs I am impressed / worried about all the other things that APCC does / 'takes over' and I am getting concerned if deploying APCC is the right decision.

Coming from an operating mode of mostly using the mount with hand controller in a setup on the patio and occasional use of the AP Ascom driver to connect autoguiding, is the use model of APCC going to 'undo' useful things that I have gotten used to in the past? Or introducing 'unnecessary' complications for my use model?

UPDATE:
As I am continuing to read through the APCC docs there is the following on p. 51:
"Since APCC automatically sets the Auto-Park feature in the servo, the
mount will not start default sidereal tracking, even if it was not properly shut down at the end of the
previous session. The mount will quietly wait in place until it is initialized and unparked by APCC
with NO loss of pointing accuracy."

What does this mean for bringing up the mount when I have no laptop nearby and only want to use the handpaddle? Is it still functional? In prev. operation the mount just started running when I powered it up. How is that implemented now?


Thanks & Clear Skies,
Gert


Re: Astro-Physics GTO Workflow Guide

Woody Schlom
 

Antoine,

 

No, that’s a different APP.  My PolarFinder APP was written by Jozsef Lazar.  The icon is a blue square with yellow stars forming the Little Dipper.  On Google Play is says it’s by TechHead.  I think it cost me a couple of dollars.

 

Woody

 

 

 

From: main@ap-gto.groups.io [mailto:main@ap-gto.groups.io] On Behalf Of Antoine PAVLIN
Sent: Sunday, November 10, 2019 2:16 PM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Astro-Physics GTO Workflow Guide

 

Thank you Woody,

 

I downloaded the App called PolarFinder from Raffaele Lunari. Didn’t find a setting A-P RAPAS, and calculated Polaris HA seems wrong by about 15 minutes.

 

Maybe you mean another app with a similar name?

 

Clear skies

 

Antoine

 

De : main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io> De la part de Woody Schlom
Envoyé : dimanche 10 novembre 2019 22:54
À : main@ap-gto.groups.io
Objet : Re: [ap-gto] Astro-Physics GTO Workflow Guide

 

Antoine,

 

Have you looked at the Android APP “PolarFinder?”  I’m not sure what you’re looking for, but I use this APP with my Mach-1 with the RAPAS.  This APP has a setting for the A-P RAPAS.  Once set, you just look at the screen and place Polaris in your RAPAS where the dot shows it on the phone’s screen.  No thinking, no calculations.  Just put Polaris in the same place as the dot is on the screen.  The RAPAS reticle engravings are the same.  This APP also has settings for some Takahashi and iOptron PA scopes.

 

Woody

 

From: main@ap-gto.groups.io [mailto:main@ap-gto.groups.io] On Behalf Of Antoine PAVLIN
Sent: Sunday, November 10, 2019 1:36 PM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Astro-Physics GTO Workflow Guide

 

Thank you so much Marj,

 

This is really useful.

 

I didn’t find though an Astro-Physics Polar Alignment App for my Android smartphone as advertised p18.  When doing visual without a computer I usually search for Polaris in the hand controller and compute from Polaris RA and LST it’s hour angle, but an app would be faster.

 

Clear skies

 

De : main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io> De la part de Marj Christen
Envoyé : dimanche 10 novembre 2019 18:32
À : main@ap-gto.groups.io
Objet : [ap-gto] Astro-Physics GTO Workflow Guide

 

I just added a link in our Wiki to a very useful document prepared by George and Howard: Astro-Physics GTO Workflow Guide

This document compiles several examples of workflow strategies to get you started if you are controlling your mount with your PC, MAC or mobile devices. If you are new to AP mounts or mounts in general, we encourage you to begin with your most basic mount control programs and only add camera control, guiding, or observatory control programs one at a time as you become proficient with each one. Only then, will you understand how they all work together. At that point, you may develop a more individual workflow based on the software that you are using and their requirements.

We hope that you find this useful.
--
Marj Christen
Astro-Physics


Re: Astro-Physics GTO Workflow Guide

Antoine PAVLIN
 

Thank you Woody,

 

I downloaded the App called PolarFinder from Raffaele Lunari. Didn’t find a setting A-P RAPAS, and calculated Polaris HA seems wrong by about 15 minutes.

 

Maybe you mean another app with a similar name?

 

Clear skies

 

Antoine

 

De : main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io> De la part de Woody Schlom
Envoyé : dimanche 10 novembre 2019 22:54
À : main@ap-gto.groups.io
Objet : Re: [ap-gto] Astro-Physics GTO Workflow Guide

 

Antoine,

 

Have you looked at the Android APP “PolarFinder?”  I’m not sure what you’re looking for, but I use this APP with my Mach-1 with the RAPAS.  This APP has a setting for the A-P RAPAS.  Once set, you just look at the screen and place Polaris in your RAPAS where the dot shows it on the phone’s screen.  No thinking, no calculations.  Just put Polaris in the same place as the dot is on the screen.  The RAPAS reticle engravings are the same.  This APP also has settings for some Takahashi and iOptron PA scopes.

 

Woody

 

From: main@ap-gto.groups.io [mailto:main@ap-gto.groups.io] On Behalf Of Antoine PAVLIN
Sent: Sunday, November 10, 2019 1:36 PM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Astro-Physics GTO Workflow Guide

 

Thank you so much Marj,

 

This is really useful.

 

I didn’t find though an Astro-Physics Polar Alignment App for my Android smartphone as advertised p18.  When doing visual without a computer I usually search for Polaris in the hand controller and compute from Polaris RA and LST it’s hour angle, but an app would be faster.

 

Clear skies

 

De : main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io> De la part de Marj Christen
Envoyé : dimanche 10 novembre 2019 18:32
À : main@ap-gto.groups.io
Objet : [ap-gto] Astro-Physics GTO Workflow Guide

 

I just added a link in our Wiki to a very useful document prepared by George and Howard: Astro-Physics GTO Workflow Guide

This document compiles several examples of workflow strategies to get you started if you are controlling your mount with your PC, MAC or mobile devices. If you are new to AP mounts or mounts in general, we encourage you to begin with your most basic mount control programs and only add camera control, guiding, or observatory control programs one at a time as you become proficient with each one. Only then, will you understand how they all work together. At that point, you may develop a more individual workflow based on the software that you are using and their requirements.

We hope that you find this useful.
--
Marj Christen
Astro-Physics


Re: Astro-Physics GTO Workflow Guide

Woody Schlom
 

Antoine,

 

Have you looked at the Android APP “PolarFinder?”  I’m not sure what you’re looking for, but I use this APP with my Mach-1 with the RAPAS.  This APP has a setting for the A-P RAPAS.  Once set, you just look at the screen and place Polaris in your RAPAS where the dot shows it on the phone’s screen.  No thinking, no calculations.  Just put Polaris in the same place as the dot is on the screen.  The RAPAS reticle engravings are the same.  This APP also has settings for some Takahashi and iOptron PA scopes.

 

Woody

 

From: main@ap-gto.groups.io [mailto:main@ap-gto.groups.io] On Behalf Of Antoine PAVLIN
Sent: Sunday, November 10, 2019 1:36 PM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Astro-Physics GTO Workflow Guide

 

Thank you so much Marj,

 

This is really useful.

 

I didn’t find though an Astro-Physics Polar Alignment App for my Android smartphone as advertised p18.  When doing visual without a computer I usually search for Polaris in the hand controller and compute from Polaris RA and LST it’s hour angle, but an app would be faster.

 

Clear skies

 

De : main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io> De la part de Marj Christen
Envoyé : dimanche 10 novembre 2019 18:32
À : main@ap-gto.groups.io
Objet : [ap-gto] Astro-Physics GTO Workflow Guide

 

I just added a link in our Wiki to a very useful document prepared by George and Howard: Astro-Physics GTO Workflow Guide

This document compiles several examples of workflow strategies to get you started if you are controlling your mount with your PC, MAC or mobile devices. If you are new to AP mounts or mounts in general, we encourage you to begin with your most basic mount control programs and only add camera control, guiding, or observatory control programs one at a time as you become proficient with each one. Only then, will you understand how they all work together. At that point, you may develop a more individual workflow based on the software that you are using and their requirements.

We hope that you find this useful.
--
Marj Christen
Astro-Physics


Re: Astro-Physics GTO Workflow Guide

Antoine PAVLIN
 

Thank you so much Marj,

 

This is really useful.

 

I didn’t find though an Astro-Physics Polar Alignment App for my Android smartphone as advertised p18.  When doing visual without a computer I usually search for Polaris in the hand controller and compute from Polaris RA and LST it’s hour angle, but an app would be faster.

 

Clear skies

 

De : main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io> De la part de Marj Christen
Envoyé : dimanche 10 novembre 2019 18:32
À : main@ap-gto.groups.io
Objet : [ap-gto] Astro-Physics GTO Workflow Guide

 

I just added a link in our Wiki to a very useful document prepared by George and Howard: Astro-Physics GTO Workflow Guide

This document compiles several examples of workflow strategies to get you started if you are controlling your mount with your PC, MAC or mobile devices. If you are new to AP mounts or mounts in general, we encourage you to begin with your most basic mount control programs and only add camera control, guiding, or observatory control programs one at a time as you become proficient with each one. Only then, will you understand how they all work together. At that point, you may develop a more individual workflow based on the software that you are using and their requirements.

We hope that you find this useful.
--
Marj Christen
Astro-Physics


Re: Astro-Physics GTO Workflow Guide

Harley Davidson
 

Very well done guys!

Tony

On 11/10/2019 12:31 PM, Marj Christen wrote:
I just added a link in our Wiki to a very useful document prepared by George and Howard: Astro-Physics GTO Workflow Guide

This document compiles several examples of workflow strategies to get you started if you are controlling your mount with your PC, MAC or mobile devices. If you are new to AP mounts or mounts in general, we encourage you to begin with your most basic mount control programs and only add camera control, guiding, or observatory control programs one at a time as you become proficient with each one. Only then, will you understand how they all work together. At that point, you may develop a more individual workflow based on the software that you are using and their requirements.

We hope that you find this useful.
--
Marj Christen
Astro-Physics


Re: Mach2 update?

Roland Christen
 

I believe that AIC had scheduled some field trips, but that is not a vendor thing. AP has not scheduled any trips. Our trips both days will consist of going from the hotel room down to the vendor area and back (with maybe some potty breaks) ;^))

Rolando



-----Original Message-----
From: Stone, Jack G <jack.g.stone@...>
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io>
Sent: Sun, Nov 10, 2019 2:37 pm
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Mach2 update?

Earlier signup on the AIC site had a reference.  But I could not signup – assumed it was full
Not seeing anything now.
 
Jack ~
 
From: main@ap-gto.groups.io [mailto:main@ap-gto.groups.io] On Behalf Of Marj Christen
Sent: Sunday, November 10, 2019 9:22 AM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Mach2 update?
 
Jack,
 
We are all scratching our heads. Field trip??  We need some clues.
 
Clear Skies,
 
Marj Christen
Astro-Physics, Inc
11250 Forest Hills Rd
Machesney Park, IL 61115
Phone: 815-282-1513
Fax: 815-282-9847
 
From: main@ap-gto.groups.io [mailto:main@ap-gto.groups.io] On Behalf Of Stone, Jack G
Sent: Saturday, November 09, 2019 5:32 PM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Mach2 update?
 
Sweet!!!
 
I hear that there will be a field trip?
Any clues?
 
Jack ~
 
From: main@ap-gto.groups.io [mailto:main@ap-gto.groups.io] On Behalf Of uncarollo2 <chris1011@...> via Groups.Io
Sent: Saturday, November 9, 2019 1:02 PM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Mach2 update?
 
We will have a production mount at the AIC show.
 
Rolando
 
 
 
-----Original Message-----
From: Stone, Jack G <jack.g.stone@...>
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io>
Sent: Sat, Nov 9, 2019 2:44 pm
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Mach2 update?
Will there be a proto Mack2 at the AIC next week?
 


Re: Mach2 update?

Stone, Jack G
 

Earlier signup on the AIC site had a reference.  But I could not signup – assumed it was full

Not seeing anything now.

 

Jack ~

 

From: main@ap-gto.groups.io [mailto:main@ap-gto.groups.io] On Behalf Of Marj Christen
Sent: Sunday, November 10, 2019 9:22 AM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Mach2 update?

 

Jack,

 

We are all scratching our heads. Field trip??  We need some clues.

 

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 Stone, Jack G
Sent: Saturday, November 09, 2019 5:32 PM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Mach2 update?

 

Sweet!!!

 

I hear that there will be a field trip?

Any clues?

 

Jack ~

 

From: main@ap-gto.groups.io [mailto:main@ap-gto.groups.io] On Behalf Of uncarollo2 <chris1011@...> via Groups.Io
Sent: Saturday, November 9, 2019 1:02 PM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Mach2 update?

 

We will have a production mount at the AIC show.

 

Rolando

 

 

 

-----Original Message-----
From: Stone, Jack G <jack.g.stone@...>
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io>
Sent: Sat, Nov 9, 2019 2:44 pm
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Mach2 update?

Will there be a proto Mack2 at the AIC next week?

 


Re: Astro-Physics GTO Workflow Guide

Wayne Hixson
 

Very nice! I just passed it on to the man who bought my Mach1 as his first A-P mount


On Nov 10, 2019, at 9:31 AM, Marj Christen <marj@...> wrote:

I just added a link in our Wiki to a very useful document prepared by George and Howard: Astro-Physics GTO Workflow Guide

This document compiles several examples of workflow strategies to get you started if you are controlling your mount with your PC, MAC or mobile devices. If you are new to AP mounts or mounts in general, we encourage you to begin with your most basic mount control programs and only add camera control, guiding, or observatory control programs one at a time as you become proficient with each one. Only then, will you understand how they all work together. At that point, you may develop a more individual workflow based on the software that you are using and their requirements.

We hope that you find this useful.
--
Marj Christen
Astro-Physics


Re: Mach2 update?

Wayne Hixson
 

Or a merchandise credit for example. 


On Nov 10, 2019, at 10:10 AM, Wayne Hixson via Groups.Io <wayneh9026@...> wrote:

A Stowaway? 😂 Pempro? An A-P cap?? 😉

Wayne


On Nov 10, 2019, at 10:03 AM, uncarollo2 <chris1011@...> via Groups.Io <chris1011@...> wrote:


What kind of perk are you looking for?

Rolando



-----Original Message-----
From: Wayne Hixson via Groups.Io <wayneh9026@...>
To: main <main@ap-gto.groups.io>
Sent: Sun, Nov 10, 2019 11:41 am
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Mach2 update?

Marj, for those of us new Mach2 buyers but long-time A-P users who already have APCC Pro, is there an alternative perk? 😀

wayne

 


Re: Mach2 update?

Wayne Hixson
 

A Stowaway? 😂 Pempro? An A-P cap?? 😉

Wayne


On Nov 10, 2019, at 10:03 AM, uncarollo2 <chris1011@...> via Groups.Io <chris1011@...> wrote:


What kind of perk are you looking for?

Rolando



-----Original Message-----
From: Wayne Hixson via Groups.Io <wayneh9026@...>
To: main <main@ap-gto.groups.io>
Sent: Sun, Nov 10, 2019 11:41 am
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Mach2 update?

Marj, for those of us new Mach2 buyers but long-time A-P users who already have APCC Pro, is there an alternative perk? 😀

wayne

 


Re: Mach2 update?

Roland Christen
 

What kind of perk are you looking for?

Rolando



-----Original Message-----
From: Wayne Hixson via Groups.Io <wayneh9026@...>
To: main <main@ap-gto.groups.io>
Sent: Sun, Nov 10, 2019 11:41 am
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Mach2 update?

Marj, for those of us new Mach2 buyers but long-time A-P users who already have APCC Pro, is there an alternative perk? 😀

wayne

 


Re: Mach2 update?

Wayne Hixson
 

Marj, for those of us new Mach2 buyers but long-time A-P users who already have APCC Pro, is there an alternative perk? 😀

wayne