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Re: Cannot Seem to Keep the Same Virtual Ports

Ray Gralak
 

The mount is on Comm 5 via USB and George had me set up two virtual
Ports at 21 and 22. I am using ACP and the virtual ports do not connect automatically. It appears I have lost them
and I now have Comm 6 and 7. The Mount connects to the USB Port, but the AP Virtual drivers do not,
automatically or manually. I tried to delete the virtual ports and that does not work either.
It doesn't matter which COM ports are used for the virtual ports if you set the APCC connect configuration as in the attached screenshot.

-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 Jerome A Yesavage
Sent: Friday, December 27, 2019 9:03 AM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Subject: [ap-gto] Cannot Seem to Keep the Same Virtual Ports

Hi,

I have a Mach1 with the latest APCC. The mount is on Comm 5 via USB and George had me set up two virtual
Ports at 21 and 22. I am using ACP and the virtual ports do not connect automatically. It appears I have lost them
and I now have Comm 6 and 7. The Mount connects to the USB Port, but the AP Virtual drivers do not,
automatically or manually. I tried to delete the virtual ports and that does not work either.

Any suggestions on this as nobody is in the office for a couple days, just had to rebuild the system....

Happy New Year,

JY


Cannot Seem to Keep the Same Virtual Ports

Jerome A Yesavage
 

Hi,

I have a Mach1 with the latest APCC.  The mount is on Comm 5 via USB and George had me set up two virtual Ports at 21 and 22.  I am using ACP and the virtual ports do not connect automatically.  It appears I have lost them and I now have Comm 6 and 7.  The Mount connects to the USB Port, but the AP Virtual drivers do not, automatically or manually.  I tried to delete the virtual ports and that does not work either. 

Any suggestions on this as nobody is in the office for a couple days, just had to rebuild the system....

Happy New Year,

JY


Re: GTO CP3 Problem

Don Anderson
 

Josep
As Chris pointed out, you can replace the Serial chip quite easily. They are relatively cheap. Maybe at the same time, you might consider upgrading the CP3 firmware to Rev V. Installing the chips is quite easy to do. Check the AP website on the cost. You or a tech savvy friend should have no problem doing it.  

Don Anderson


On Thursday, December 26, 2019, 10:55:39 a.m. MST, Christopher Erickson <christopher.k.erickson@...> wrote:


In my CP3's the serial driver chip (MAX238CNG)  that connects directly to the two serial ports is socketed so if the chip is damaged by static electricity or such, it can be replaced by the user. Nobody else but AP sockets their driver chips! AP is awesome!

If you decide to order a new chip (or four) and install it yourself, maybe take an extra moment to review your setup and try to figure out how the chip was damaged by ESD and how to prevent it from happening again.

-Christopher Erickson
Observatory engineer
Waikoloa, HI 96738
www.summitkinetics.com
   

On Thu, Dec 26, 2019, 7:15 AM Renan Van De Wyngard <renanvdw@...> wrote:

Josep,

 

Did you try with a different serial-usb adapter? (FTDI chip)

 

 

From: uncarollo2 <chris1011@...> via Groups.Io
Sent: jueves, 26 de diciembre de 2019 13:58
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] GTO CP3 Problem

 

We can fix the CP3 so it will work again. However, it is old technology and you may want to invest in the CP4 which has all new software and will allow new features to be loaded via an internet connection.

 

Rolando

 

-----Original Message-----
From: pepineus <tromouse@...>
To: main <main@ap-gto.groups.io>
Sent: Wed, Dec 25, 2019 6:25 am
Subject: [ap-gto] GTO CP3 Problem

Dear AP friends,

I am the owner of a AP900 GTO CP3 mount and a GT130 OTA. I waited in the long-line for many years to get the GT, and I use it mainly for imaging. The APM is a different story, I purchased it second hand from a guy who was working offshore near my hometown in Barcelona. After I purchased this mount almost all my problems with previous mounts went away. From the very first day, I noticed the upper serial port did not seem to work (could not find a COM port working for it). However the lower port did seem to work nicely: at a ceratin COM, the AP driver detected the CP3 "Rev I" unit.

However in the last couple of years I found the driver got hung up and my imaging runs were frequently ruined. I discarded software problems by setting up a different computer and trying different Microsoft OS (W7, W10). I am using SkyX, Maxim DL, and CCD Commander. The hung ups always look the same: I can attest this by checking the Windows Task administrator, where the AP Driver is shown as "not responding". I have tried again many times to search for the upper serial port, but is does not seem to respond. This has become a serious limitation now. I recently discovered that the lower port might present its own limitations, and I wonder if this might be reason behing what I am experiencing.

I recently purchased a CP2 unit for little money, which I will try. Given the basic things I am nowadays doing, I believe it will suffice, but I am wondering if AP will service my CP3 unit, and if it would, if it is really worth it. I would actually purchase the CP4, but it is a more relevant investment, this is something I might eventually do.

If you have read so far, thanks. Hopefully I will soon get the CP2 I just got,

Merry Christmas and wish you a great new year,

Josep M.

 


Re: GTO CP3 Problem

Christopher Erickson
 

In my CP3's the serial driver chip (MAX238CNG)  that connects directly to the two serial ports is socketed so if the chip is damaged by static electricity or such, it can be replaced by the user. Nobody else but AP sockets their driver chips! AP is awesome!

If you decide to order a new chip (or four) and install it yourself, maybe take an extra moment to review your setup and try to figure out how the chip was damaged by ESD and how to prevent it from happening again.

-Christopher Erickson
Observatory engineer
Waikoloa, HI 96738
www.summitkinetics.com
   

On Thu, Dec 26, 2019, 7:15 AM Renan Van De Wyngard <renanvdw@...> wrote:

Josep,

 

Did you try with a different serial-usb adapter? (FTDI chip)

 

 

From: uncarollo2 <chris1011@...> via Groups.Io
Sent: jueves, 26 de diciembre de 2019 13:58
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] GTO CP3 Problem

 

We can fix the CP3 so it will work again. However, it is old technology and you may want to invest in the CP4 which has all new software and will allow new features to be loaded via an internet connection.

 

Rolando

 

-----Original Message-----
From: pepineus <tromouse@...>
To: main <main@ap-gto.groups.io>
Sent: Wed, Dec 25, 2019 6:25 am
Subject: [ap-gto] GTO CP3 Problem

Dear AP friends,

I am the owner of a AP900 GTO CP3 mount and a GT130 OTA. I waited in the long-line for many years to get the GT, and I use it mainly for imaging. The APM is a different story, I purchased it second hand from a guy who was working offshore near my hometown in Barcelona. After I purchased this mount almost all my problems with previous mounts went away. From the very first day, I noticed the upper serial port did not seem to work (could not find a COM port working for it). However the lower port did seem to work nicely: at a ceratin COM, the AP driver detected the CP3 "Rev I" unit.

However in the last couple of years I found the driver got hung up and my imaging runs were frequently ruined. I discarded software problems by setting up a different computer and trying different Microsoft OS (W7, W10). I am using SkyX, Maxim DL, and CCD Commander. The hung ups always look the same: I can attest this by checking the Windows Task administrator, where the AP Driver is shown as "not responding". I have tried again many times to search for the upper serial port, but is does not seem to respond. This has become a serious limitation now. I recently discovered that the lower port might present its own limitations, and I wonder if this might be reason behing what I am experiencing.

I recently purchased a CP2 unit for little money, which I will try. Given the basic things I am nowadays doing, I believe it will suffice, but I am wondering if AP will service my CP3 unit, and if it would, if it is really worth it. I would actually purchase the CP4, but it is a more relevant investment, this is something I might eventually do.

If you have read so far, thanks. Hopefully I will soon get the CP2 I just got,

Merry Christmas and wish you a great new year,

Josep M.

 


Re: GTO CP3 Problem

Renan
 

Josep,

 

Did you try with a different serial-usb adapter? (FTDI chip)

 

 

From: uncarollo2 <chris1011@...> via Groups.Io
Sent: jueves, 26 de diciembre de 2019 13:58
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] GTO CP3 Problem

 

We can fix the CP3 so it will work again. However, it is old technology and you may want to invest in the CP4 which has all new software and will allow new features to be loaded via an internet connection.

 

Rolando

 

-----Original Message-----
From: pepineus <tromouse@...>
To: main <main@ap-gto.groups.io>
Sent: Wed, Dec 25, 2019 6:25 am
Subject: [ap-gto] GTO CP3 Problem

Dear AP friends,

I am the owner of a AP900 GTO CP3 mount and a GT130 OTA. I waited in the long-line for many years to get the GT, and I use it mainly for imaging. The APM is a different story, I purchased it second hand from a guy who was working offshore near my hometown in Barcelona. After I purchased this mount almost all my problems with previous mounts went away. From the very first day, I noticed the upper serial port did not seem to work (could not find a COM port working for it). However the lower port did seem to work nicely: at a ceratin COM, the AP driver detected the CP3 "Rev I" unit.

However in the last couple of years I found the driver got hung up and my imaging runs were frequently ruined. I discarded software problems by setting up a different computer and trying different Microsoft OS (W7, W10). I am using SkyX, Maxim DL, and CCD Commander. The hung ups always look the same: I can attest this by checking the Windows Task administrator, where the AP Driver is shown as "not responding". I have tried again many times to search for the upper serial port, but is does not seem to respond. This has become a serious limitation now. I recently discovered that the lower port might present its own limitations, and I wonder if this might be reason behing what I am experiencing.

I recently purchased a CP2 unit for little money, which I will try. Given the basic things I am nowadays doing, I believe it will suffice, but I am wondering if AP will service my CP3 unit, and if it would, if it is really worth it. I would actually purchase the CP4, but it is a more relevant investment, this is something I might eventually do.

If you have read so far, thanks. Hopefully I will soon get the CP2 I just got,

Merry Christmas and wish you a great new year,

Josep M.

 


Re: GTO CP3 Problem

Roland Christen
 

We can fix the CP3 so it will work again. However, it is old technology and you may want to invest in the CP4 which has all new software and will allow new features to be loaded via an internet connection.

Rolando

-----Original Message-----
From: pepineus <tromouse@...>
To: main <main@ap-gto.groups.io>
Sent: Wed, Dec 25, 2019 6:25 am
Subject: [ap-gto] GTO CP3 Problem

Dear AP friends,

I am the owner of a AP900 GTO CP3 mount and a GT130 OTA. I waited in the long-line for many years to get the GT, and I use it mainly for imaging. The APM is a different story, I purchased it second hand from a guy who was working offshore near my hometown in Barcelona. After I purchased this mount almost all my problems with previous mounts went away. From the very first day, I noticed the upper serial port did not seem to work (could not find a COM port working for it). However the lower port did seem to work nicely: at a ceratin COM, the AP driver detected the CP3 "Rev I" unit.

However in the last couple of years I found the driver got hung up and my imaging runs were frequently ruined. I discarded software problems by setting up a different computer and trying different Microsoft OS (W7, W10). I am using SkyX, Maxim DL, and CCD Commander. The hung ups always look the same: I can attest this by checking the Windows Task administrator, where the AP Driver is shown as "not responding". I have tried again many times to search for the upper serial port, but is does not seem to respond. This has become a serious limitation now. I recently discovered that the lower port might present its own limitations, and I wonder if this might be reason behing what I am experiencing.

I recently purchased a CP2 unit for little money, which I will try. Given the basic things I am nowadays doing, I believe it will suffice, but I am wondering if AP will service my CP3 unit, and if it would, if it is really worth it. I would actually purchase the CP4, but it is a more relevant investment, this is something I might eventually do.

If you have read so far, thanks. Hopefully I will soon get the CP2 I just got,

Merry Christmas and wish you a great new year,

Josep M.


Re: GTO CP3 Problem

pepineus
 

In case it helps, this is what I could retrieve from the log in the AP drivers after the problem occurs,

399994 2019-12-25 19:59:19.948:            ASCOM: Info      : GET AtPark = False
399995 2019-12-25 19:59:19.972:            ASCOM: Info      : GET RightAscension = 1.58305555555556
399996 2019-12-25 19:59:19.972:            ASCOM: Info      : GET Declination = 30.7602777777778
399997 2019-12-25 19:59:19.973:            ASCOM: Info      : GET SideOfPier = West
399998 2019-12-25 19:59:19.974:            ASCOM: Info      : GET Tracking = True
399999 2019-12-25 19:59:19.974:           Driver: Info      : CommandString TX=':GD#'
400000 2019-12-25 19:59:20.481:        Telescope: Warning   : Retransmits: 15
400001 2019-12-25 19:59:20.481:           Driver: Error     : CommandString: NO Response or bad response: ':GD#', Response='' -> Retrying!
400002 2019-12-25 19:59:20.492:            ASCOM: Info      : GET Slewing = False


GTO CP3 Problem

pepineus
 

Dear AP friends,

I am the owner of a AP900 GTO CP3 mount and a GT130 OTA. I waited in the long-line for many years to get the GT, and I use it mainly for imaging. The APM is a different story, I purchased it second hand from a guy who was working offshore near my hometown in Barcelona. After I purchased this mount almost all my problems with previous mounts went away. From the very first day, I noticed the upper serial port did not seem to work (could not find a COM port working for it). However the lower port did seem to work nicely: at a ceratin COM, the AP driver detected the CP3 "Rev I" unit.

However in the last couple of years I found the driver got hung up and my imaging runs were frequently ruined. I discarded software problems by setting up a different computer and trying different Microsoft OS (W7, W10). I am using SkyX, Maxim DL, and CCD Commander. The hung ups always look the same: I can attest this by checking the Windows Task administrator, where the AP Driver is shown as "not responding". I have tried again many times to search for the upper serial port, but is does not seem to respond. This has become a serious limitation now. I recently discovered that the lower port might present its own limitations, and I wonder if this might be reason behing what I am experiencing.

I recently purchased a CP2 unit for little money, which I will try. Given the basic things I am nowadays doing, I believe it will suffice, but I am wondering if AP will service my CP3 unit, and if it would, if it is really worth it. I would actually purchase the CP4, but it is a more relevant investment, this is something I might eventually do.

If you have read so far, thanks. Hopefully I will soon get the CP2 I just got,

Merry Christmas and wish you a great new year,

Josep M.


Re: Happy Holidays from Astro-Physics!

Wayne Hixson
 

Merry Christmas to the extended Astro-Physics family!

Wayne


On Dec 24, 2019, at 4:05 PM, Harley Davidson <astrocnc@...> wrote:

 MERRY CHRISTMAS
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On 12/24/2019 6:23 PM, Marj Christen wrote:
All of us at Astro-Physics wish you and your families a very happy holiday season! We very much appreciate your support and friendship over the years and look forward to 2020.

Our office will be closed on these dates during this holiday season: December 24, 25, 31 and January 1.
--
Marj Christen
Astro-Physics


Re: Happy Holidays from Astro-Physics!

Harley Davidson
 

MERRY CHRISTMAS


On 12/24/2019 6:23 PM, Marj Christen wrote:
All of us at Astro-Physics wish you and your families a very happy holiday season! We very much appreciate your support and friendship over the years and look forward to 2020.

Our office will be closed on these dates during this holiday season: December 24, 25, 31 and January 1.
--
Marj Christen
Astro-Physics


Happy Holidays from Astro-Physics!

 

All of us at Astro-Physics wish you and your families a very happy holiday season! We very much appreciate your support and friendship over the years and look forward to 2020.

Our office will be closed on these dates during this holiday season: December 24, 25, 31 and January 1.
--
Marj Christen
Astro-Physics


Re: Off Topic - repetitive TeamViewer Screw-ups

dvjbaja
 

Yes, fast and reliable, free. 



Sent via the Samsung Galaxy Note9, an AT&T 5G Evolution capable smartphone


-------- Original message --------
From: Steve Reilly <sreilly24590@...>
Date: 12/24/19 7:37 AM (GMT-08:00)
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Off Topic - repetitive TeamViewer Screw-ups

Has anyone tried Chrome Remote Desktop? https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/chrome-remote-desktop/gbchcmhmhahfdphkhkmpfmihenigjmpp

 

Just curious…

 

-Steve

 

 

From: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io> On Behalf Of Peter Bresler via Groups.Io
Sent: Tuesday, December 24, 2019 10:03 AM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Off Topic - repetitive TeamViewer Screw-ups

 

Aren't there various other programs that permit remote computer access? Companies have used these to troubleshoot my computer. One that comes to mind is Fastsupport? I know there are others. Probably not free, but may be worth the price.


Re: Off Topic - repetitive TeamViewer Screw-ups

Cheng-Yang Tan
 

On Tuesday, December 24, 2019, 09:03:20 AM CST, Peter Bresler via Groups.Io <pabresler@...> wrote:


Aren't there various other programs that permit remote computer access? Companies have used these to troubleshoot my computer. One that comes to mind is Fastsupport? I know there are others. Probably not free, but may be worth the price.


Re: Off Topic - repetitive TeamViewer Screw-ups

Steve Reilly
 

Has anyone tried Chrome Remote Desktop? https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/chrome-remote-desktop/gbchcmhmhahfdphkhkmpfmihenigjmpp

 

Just curious…

 

-Steve

 

 

From: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io> On Behalf Of Peter Bresler via Groups.Io
Sent: Tuesday, December 24, 2019 10:03 AM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Off Topic - repetitive TeamViewer Screw-ups

 

Aren't there various other programs that permit remote computer access? Companies have used these to troubleshoot my computer. One that comes to mind is Fastsupport? I know there are others. Probably not free, but may be worth the price.


Re: Off Topic - repetitive TeamViewer Screw-ups

Peter Bresler
 

Aren't there various other programs that permit remote computer access? Companies have used these to troubleshoot my computer. One that comes to mind is Fastsupport? I know there are others. Probably not free, but may be worth the price.


Re: Off Topic - repetitive TeamViewer Screw-ups

Joe Zeglinski
 

    The professional way would have been for them to simply email the free users, announcing that the free program offer is coming to an end, so people can find alternatives, rather than acting in such a heavy handed and completely arbitrary manner. It is a dumb business who assumes that we won’t pass on our frustrations to management or colleagues, discouraging them from dealing with TeamViewer Corp..
 
Joe


Re: Off Topic - repetitive TeamViewer Screw-ups

Joe Zeglinski
 

Hi Barry,
 
    The 82-year old senior living in a condo residence, whom I personally help with PC’s, also got cut off again, shortly after getting reconnected for the second time. We are in the middle of the third go-round with them – but hopefully only for the short term as I look for a reasonable, but free, replacement. I suspect the TeamViewer Spy program has gone rogue, and is making arbitrary decisions. Or, the corporation is just culling the list of “free-users”, who unnecessarily tie up their servers in Germany. One might think they would be smart enough to simply offer  a 30 day  TRIAL of their software, instead of antagonizing people all over the entire planet. Bad Business !!!! 
 
     However, Barry, when you were cut off, were you just checking your remote observatory from your SBH company office?
If so, the TV spy program could easily have found the business address and assumed a “Suite number”, was a business location. We are not even allowed to login to home, from a commercial site, or an internet cafe, maybe not even while waiting at an airport with WiFi, since TeamViewer has no way of distinguishing that kind of  session from a true Customer Support business. Makes sense, since they need to protect their UNREASONABLY expensive software. I wonder what business would ever pay $500 per seat,  for that gold plated over-priced program. It just isn’t worth one tenth their price. It must be some kind of other TeamViewer business scam going on behind that facade.
 
    Thanks for the lead to ANYDESK. I looked at it initially, but there must have been some restrictions, or it wasn’t free. Will revisit it again, though, since I need something like TV for the backyard observatory link, and to help senior friends who struggle with technology.
 
Joe
 
 

From: Barry Megdal
Sent: Monday, December 23, 2019 3:37 PM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Off Topic - repetitive TeamViewer Screw-ups
 

I got accused of commercial use once, but even after sending TeamViewer my signed document stating only personal use, I got cut off last week only a month later.

 

I need access to an observatory that is far away, not just in my yard.  Looking at online reviews, I saw that AnyDesk was written by some  of the same people as TeamViewer, and was optimized for speed, clarity, etc.

 

It is free to use, but about $100 a year if you want to use some of its nice features (like the address book).

 

I wanted to try it, but TeamViewer only gave me 20 second sessions before it disconnected me, so I had to practice installing AnyDesk on my home PC in small steps (with TeamViewer’s enforced re-login delay in between), in order to finally get it installed on the observatory PC.

 

Bottom line is that AnyDesk seems to work very nicely (at least as well as TeamViewer), and the price is either free or much more reasonable that TeamViewer’s $500/year.  I won’t be going back.

 

-        Barry

 

Dr. Barry Megdal

 

President

Shb Instruments, Inc.

19215 Parthenia St.  Suite A

Northridge, CA 91324

www.shbinstruments.com

(818) 773-2000  (818)773-2005 fax

bmegdal@...

 

Faculty (retired)

Dept. of Electrical Engineering

Caltech

 


Re: Off Topic - repetitive TeamViewer Screw-ups

dvjbaja
 

It is evident from the posts here and elsewhere, TV is moving away from Free to 100% pay.  





Sent via the Samsung Galaxy Note9, an AT&T 5G Evolution capable smartphone


-------- Original message --------
From: Barry Megdal <bmegdal@...>
Date: 12/23/19 12:37 PM (GMT-08:00)
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Off Topic - repetitive TeamViewer Screw-ups

I got accused of commercial use once, but even after sending TeamViewer my signed document stating only personal use, I got cut off last week only a month later.

 

I need access to an observatory that is far away, not just in my yard.  Looking at online reviews, I saw that AnyDesk was written by some  of the same people as TeamViewer, and was optimized for speed, clarity, etc.

 

It is free to use, but about $100 a year if you want to use some of its nice features (like the address book).

 

I wanted to try it, but TeamViewer only gave me 20 second sessions before it disconnected me, so I had to practice installing AnyDesk on my home PC in small steps (with TeamViewer’s enforced re-login delay in between), in order to finally get it installed on the observatory PC.

 

Bottom line is that AnyDesk seems to work very nicely (at least as well as TeamViewer), and the price is either free or much more reasonable that TeamViewer’s $500/year.  I won’t be going back.

 

-        Barry

 

Dr. Barry Megdal

 

President

Shb Instruments, Inc.

19215 Parthenia St.  Suite A

Northridge, CA 91324

www.shbinstruments.com

(818) 773-2000  (818)773-2005 fax

bmegdal@...

 

Faculty (retired)

Dept. of Electrical Engineering

Caltech

 


Re: Off Topic - repetitive TeamViewer Screw-ups

Barry Megdal
 

I got accused of commercial use once, but even after sending TeamViewer my signed document stating only personal use, I got cut off last week only a month later.

 

I need access to an observatory that is far away, not just in my yard.  Looking at online reviews, I saw that AnyDesk was written by some  of the same people as TeamViewer, and was optimized for speed, clarity, etc.

 

It is free to use, but about $100 a year if you want to use some of its nice features (like the address book).

 

I wanted to try it, but TeamViewer only gave me 20 second sessions before it disconnected me, so I had to practice installing AnyDesk on my home PC in small steps (with TeamViewer’s enforced re-login delay in between), in order to finally get it installed on the observatory PC.

 

Bottom line is that AnyDesk seems to work very nicely (at least as well as TeamViewer), and the price is either free or much more reasonable that TeamViewer’s $500/year.  I won’t be going back.

 

-        Barry

 

Dr. Barry Megdal

 

President

Shb Instruments, Inc.

19215 Parthenia St.  Suite A

Northridge, CA 91324

www.shbinstruments.com

(818) 773-2000  (818)773-2005 fax

bmegdal@...

 

Faculty (retired)

Dept. of Electrical Engineering

Caltech

 


Re: Mach2 Update

Wayne Hixson
 

That motivates me to re-map everything one I get the Mach2!

On Dec 22, 2019, at 2:43 PM, Ray Gralak <groups3@gralak.com> wrote:

Hi Wayne,

I haven’t tried APPM - can it be used where you have a limited view due to trees and houses?
Yes, APPM can use the horizon and meridian limits that you have setup in APCC to select the areas of the sky where sky points will be mapped using plate solving.

-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 Wayne Hixson via Groups.Io
Sent: Sunday, December 22, 2019 2:36 PM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Mach2 Update

I haven’t tried APPM - can it be used where you have a limited view due to trees and houses?




On Dec 22, 2019, at 2:30 PM, uncarollo2 <chris1011@aol.com> via Groups.Io
<chris1011=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:






Can the tracking routines be incorporated into APCC,

Not at this time. For now, if you have a permanent setup I would recommend APCC-APPM for full modeling.
This will get you both tracking and pointing.


Rolando



-----Original Message-----
From: Donald Rudny <mkea13800@gmail.com>
To: main <main@ap-gto.groups.io>
Sent: Sun, Dec 22, 2019 4:08 pm
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Mach2 Update


Same question I had, Roland. Can the tracking routines be incorporated into APCC, or do you need a
keypad to use them? I don’t have a keypad, but initialize with APCC and control with SkySafari, then park with
APCC. Works very well. APCC is connected with USB cable and SkySafari through WiFi.

Don


Don Rudny


On Dec 22, 2019, at 11:53 AM, Dominique Durand via Groups.Io <dom33.durand=yahoo.com@groups.io>
wrote:



Thank you Rolando,
I would be with my Mach2 in permanent installation (the Mach1 which was installed there left in early
November) and I have my first Mach1 for my observations elsewhere.
I understood that for my observatory, it is the modeling with APPM which will be ideal, but I just think
before using it, test these routines with the keypad and see what it gives with my AP130GT and my C11. The
question was whether these tracking models once defined can be activated from APCC?



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