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Re: Cannot Seem to Keep the Same Virtual Ports

Jerome A Yesavage
 

I am still having problems with this.  If for some reason virtual Port 21 goes away (I am not sure why... maybe not shut down perfectly by ACP), APCC seems to decide to rereate a new Port 6.  Problem is there is already another USB Port 6 to which my NightCrawler focuser is attached.  I guess Port 6 may be seen as the lowest number free and selected, if the focuser is not turned on, which it is not since I have to start up APCC and the mount first, before the Nightcrawler, or FocusMax will not see a mount. 

At this point neither APCC not FocusMax are working right and I guess I have to reboot the computer to start from scratch or try to renumber the serial ports as suggested.  But then it seem that Port 6 will just get recreated at some point. 

I hate rebooting the computer remotely and renumbering is not a practical solution. 

Can you somehow exclude a port number from use by APCC?   


Re: Hand controller failed me

Christopher Erickson
 

MUCH better to use a marine-type electrical contact protective silicon grease.


On Mon, Dec 30, 2019 at 3:51 PM Renan Van De Wyngard <renanvdw@...> wrote:
Anti rust?


El 30-12-2019, a la(s) 22:30, Suresh Mohan <drsureshmohan@...> escribió:

Thank you Don , it’s our weather and you are right too . Will spray anti rust today . Wishing you a happy new year 
Suresh


On 31-Dec-2019, at 5:15 AM, Don Anderson via Groups.Io <jockey_ca@...> wrote:


Hello Suresh
I think in your climate, you probably have a lot of moisture and air contaminants that are corroding the internal electrical connectors for the HC coiled cable. You can probably get by with periodically opening the HC and pulling the connector plug and cleaning the contacts (both plug and pins on the pc board). I would suggest a good quality electrical contact cleaner. These come in a small spray can. After cleaning you can try some electrical contact grease to help slow down the corrosion process. You can periodically spray the Servo controller plugs and the plug on the end of the coiled HC cable as wel. Just normal maintenance you will need to do because of the nature of humid climates. Now if we had gold plated contacts this problem wouldn't happen!
All the best in the new year!

Don Anderson


On Sunday, December 29, 2019, 06:25:26 p.m. MST, Suresh Mohan <drsureshmohan@...> wrote:


After monsoon ( about 3 months )we went for a drive to a dark site. The HC let me down and wouldn’t let me input my location even after several re start .  Ran the mount thro laptop . Came back home opened hc , simply removed and re inserted the coiled cable connection and now seems to work well . Maybe it’s time to order another cable
Suresh



Re: Hand controller failed me

Renan
 

Anti rust?


El 30-12-2019, a la(s) 22:30, Suresh Mohan <drsureshmohan@...> escribió:

Thank you Don , it’s our weather and you are right too . Will spray anti rust today . Wishing you a happy new year 
Suresh


On 31-Dec-2019, at 5:15 AM, Don Anderson via Groups.Io <jockey_ca@...> wrote:


Hello Suresh
I think in your climate, you probably have a lot of moisture and air contaminants that are corroding the internal electrical connectors for the HC coiled cable. You can probably get by with periodically opening the HC and pulling the connector plug and cleaning the contacts (both plug and pins on the pc board). I would suggest a good quality electrical contact cleaner. These come in a small spray can. After cleaning you can try some electrical contact grease to help slow down the corrosion process. You can periodically spray the Servo controller plugs and the plug on the end of the coiled HC cable as wel. Just normal maintenance you will need to do because of the nature of humid climates. Now if we had gold plated contacts this problem wouldn't happen!
All the best in the new year!

Don Anderson


On Sunday, December 29, 2019, 06:25:26 p.m. MST, Suresh Mohan <drsureshmohan@...> wrote:


After monsoon ( about 3 months )we went for a drive to a dark site. The HC let me down and wouldn’t let me input my location even after several re start .  Ran the mount thro laptop . Came back home opened hc , simply removed and re inserted the coiled cable connection and now seems to work well . Maybe it’s time to order another cable
Suresh



Re: Hand controller failed me

Suresh Mohan
 

Thank you Don , it’s our weather and you are right too . Will spray anti rust today . Wishing you a happy new year 
Suresh


On 31-Dec-2019, at 5:15 AM, Don Anderson via Groups.Io <jockey_ca@...> wrote:


Hello Suresh
I think in your climate, you probably have a lot of moisture and air contaminants that are corroding the internal electrical connectors for the HC coiled cable. You can probably get by with periodically opening the HC and pulling the connector plug and cleaning the contacts (both plug and pins on the pc board). I would suggest a good quality electrical contact cleaner. These come in a small spray can. After cleaning you can try some electrical contact grease to help slow down the corrosion process. You can periodically spray the Servo controller plugs and the plug on the end of the coiled HC cable as wel. Just normal maintenance you will need to do because of the nature of humid climates. Now if we had gold plated contacts this problem wouldn't happen!
All the best in the new year!

Don Anderson


On Sunday, December 29, 2019, 06:25:26 p.m. MST, Suresh Mohan <drsureshmohan@...> wrote:


After monsoon ( about 3 months )we went for a drive to a dark site. The HC let me down and wouldn’t let me input my location even after several re start .  Ran the mount thro laptop . Came back home opened hc , simply removed and re inserted the coiled cable connection and now seems to work well . Maybe it’s time to order another cable
Suresh



Re: Driver/APCC Updates

Steve Reilly
 

Thanks Brian I had the latest but had stumbled across this on the site and wanted to let them know it was out of date. I usually see the notice for APCC here when Ray announces it and the AP driver will flash and let you know there’s an update.  Was just trying to be helpful for those looking on the site for the driver and software.

 

-Steve

 

From: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io> On Behalf Of Brian Valente
Sent: Monday, December 30, 2019 1:35 PM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Driver/APCC Updates

 

Steve

FYI you can use a change tracker to be notified via email if anything on a page has changed. There are many out there but i use visualping - it's free for a limited number of web pages and checks

I find these are great for tracking new version updates on various software platforms i use

Brian


Re: Off topic question

Don Anderson
 

Suresh
I suspect the lenses are not lined up properly or they were not put back in the right way around (one or both elements were put in backward). Not sure what to say. May have to go back to the manufacturer> 

Don Anderson


On Sunday, December 29, 2019, 11:34:09 p.m. MST, Suresh Mohan <drsureshmohan@...> wrote:



A friend of mine has an explore scientific Ed 80 which developed fungus on the inside , he removed the front two elements ( third is deeper and untouched ) applied Bausch & Lomb fungus remover and glass looks clean . After putting back the lenses and spacers the stars look like comets . How to rectify the problem
Thanks in advance
Suresh



Re: Upgrade to new keypad version (was RE: [ap-gto] Unguided imaging with Mach2) #Keypad

Wayne Hixson
 

Any idea when the documentation for the new modeling functions will be available? Something to read ahead of time. 


wayne


Re: Hand controller failed me

Don Anderson
 

Hello Suresh
I think in your climate, you probably have a lot of moisture and air contaminants that are corroding the internal electrical connectors for the HC coiled cable. You can probably get by with periodically opening the HC and pulling the connector plug and cleaning the contacts (both plug and pins on the pc board). I would suggest a good quality electrical contact cleaner. These come in a small spray can. After cleaning you can try some electrical contact grease to help slow down the corrosion process. You can periodically spray the Servo controller plugs and the plug on the end of the coiled HC cable as wel. Just normal maintenance you will need to do because of the nature of humid climates. Now if we had gold plated contacts this problem wouldn't happen!
All the best in the new year!

Don Anderson


On Sunday, December 29, 2019, 06:25:26 p.m. MST, Suresh Mohan <drsureshmohan@...> wrote:


After monsoon ( about 3 months )we went for a drive to a dark site. The HC let me down and wouldn’t let me input my location even after several re start .  Ran the mount thro laptop . Came back home opened hc , simply removed and re inserted the coiled cable connection and now seems to work well . Maybe it’s time to order another cable
Suresh



Re: Off Topic - repetitive TeamViewer Screw-ups

Joe Zeglinski
 

Steve,
 
    I tried MS Windows own REMOTE DESKTOP many years ago. It requires owning the PRO version of Windows,
But is far worse, it switches off the screen on one side, and you have to then use the other PC. I need to have instant access at either end of the remote linked PC. rather than racing back & forth. TeamViewer and ANYDESK, etc. are better, since you can operate at either PC, and see both  screens, displayed and both keyboards and mice active,  all the time.
 
    I might switch to MS Remote Desktop if MS would fix this problem, though it is still a basic program, since MS doesn’t want to compete with potential developers, whom it always considers as THEIR “primary customers” – not the lowly Windows users themselves.
 
Joe Z.
 

From: steve.winston@...
Sent: Monday, December 30, 2019 3:14 PM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Off Topic - repetitive TeamViewer Screw-ups
 
On Mon, Dec 30, 2019 at 11:24 AM, Joe Zeglinski wrote:
Is there any other (free license), remote desktop program, that provides a local WiFi connection to the telescope, as TV does?
If you're on Windows 10 Pro then remote desktop works well.  I recently switched to it from TV for my local obs.


Re: Off Topic - repetitive TeamViewer Screw-ups

Bill Long
 

Joe, which version of Windows is the system running the astro rig using? Remote Desktop is what I use for backyard imaging and ive not once had a problem - other than the single PC connection at a time. Perhaps that is the blocker?


From: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io> on behalf of Joe Zeglinski <J.Zeglinski@...>
Sent: Monday, December 30, 2019 11:24 AM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Off Topic - repetitive TeamViewer Screw-ups
 
Eric,
 
    I tried replacing TeamViewer with TightVNC, but didn’t want to mess with the target site router’s settings, every time I added someone that I help.
 
    Also, presently trying ANYDESK as a TV replacement – but the major problem there is that there is no way to limit communications,  just to the local WiFi wireless LAN. It requires sending screen data all the way to Germany and back, just to talk to my BACKYARD telescope laptop.
TeamViewer has the handy option to accept connections exclusively (or in addition) to the local WiFi.
 
    Wish ANYDESK had this option, since I don’t want to degrade screen speed going all the way across the planet, and relying on all the internet conection problems, and signal drop-outs,  just to watch my mouse cursor move ! Local WiFi connection is far more reliable.
 
    Is there any other (free license), remote desktop program, that provides a local WiFi connection to the telescope, as TV does?
 
Joe


ENOUGH ON TEAM VIEWER

Mike Shade
 

Seriously, how many hundred messages are needed on this?  Enough already.

 

Mike J. Shade: mshade@q.com

Mike J. Shade Photography:

mshadephotography.com

 

In War: Resolution

In Defeat: Defiance

In Victory: Magnanimity

In Peace: Goodwill

Sir Winston Churchill

Already, in the gathering dusk, a few of the stars are turning on their lights.

Vega, the brightest one, is now dropping towards the west.  Can it be half

a year since I watched her April rising in the east?  Low in the southwest

Antares blinks a sad farwell to fall...

Leslie Peltier, Starlight Nights

 

International Dark Sky Association: www.darksky.org

 

 


Re: Off Topic - repetitive TeamViewer Screw-ups

dvjbaja
 

Chrome Remote is great. 

Jg



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


-------- Original message --------
From: Dale Ghent <daleg@...>
Date: 12/30/19 12:18 PM (GMT-08:00)
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Off Topic - repetitive TeamViewer Screw-ups


Gosh, this thread had turned into another take on Groundhog Day. Someone will make yet another complaint about TeamViewer, then there will be 10-15 follow-ups of affirmations and mentions of who uses what as a replacement for TeamViewer. I think the topic is quite well-settled now. TV sucks; use something else as there are a plethora of options; move on.


> On Dec 30, 2019, at 2:34 PM, Brian Valente <bvalente@...> wrote:
>
> We use teamviewer and anydesk as alternates/backups
>
> i didn't know google had a remote option as well, that looks interesting
>
> On Mon, Dec 30, 2019 at 11:24 AM Joe Zeglinski <J.Zeglinski@...> wrote:
> Eric,
>
>     I tried replacing TeamViewer with TightVNC, but didn’t want to mess with the target site router’s settings, every time I added someone that I help.
>
>     Also, presently trying ANYDESK as a TV replacement – but the major problem there is that there is no way to limit communications,  just to the local WiFi wireless LAN. It requires sending screen data all the way to Germany and back, just to talk to my BACKYARD telescope laptop.
> TeamViewer has the handy option to accept connections exclusively (or in addition) to the local WiFi.
>
>     Wish ANYDESK had this option, since I don’t want to degrade screen speed going all the way across the planet, and relying on all the internet conection problems, and signal drop-outs,  just to watch my mouse cursor move ! Local WiFi connection is far more reliable.
>
>     Is there any other (free license), remote desktop program, that provides a local WiFi connection to the telescope, as TV does?
>
> Joe
>
>
>
>
> --
> Brian
>
>
>
> Brian Valente
> portfolio brianvalentephotography.com
>





Re: Off Topic - repetitive TeamViewer Screw-ups

Dale Ghent
 

Gosh, this thread had turned into another take on Groundhog Day. Someone will make yet another complaint about TeamViewer, then there will be 10-15 follow-ups of affirmations and mentions of who uses what as a replacement for TeamViewer. I think the topic is quite well-settled now. TV sucks; use something else as there are a plethora of options; move on.

On Dec 30, 2019, at 2:34 PM, Brian Valente <bvalente@gmail.com> wrote:

We use teamviewer and anydesk as alternates/backups

i didn't know google had a remote option as well, that looks interesting

On Mon, Dec 30, 2019 at 11:24 AM Joe Zeglinski <J.Zeglinski@rogers.com> wrote:
Eric,

I tried replacing TeamViewer with TightVNC, but didn’t want to mess with the target site router’s settings, every time I added someone that I help.

Also, presently trying ANYDESK as a TV replacement – but the major problem there is that there is no way to limit communications, just to the local WiFi wireless LAN. It requires sending screen data all the way to Germany and back, just to talk to my BACKYARD telescope laptop.
TeamViewer has the handy option to accept connections exclusively (or in addition) to the local WiFi.

Wish ANYDESK had this option, since I don’t want to degrade screen speed going all the way across the planet, and relying on all the internet conection problems, and signal drop-outs, just to watch my mouse cursor move ! Local WiFi connection is far more reliable.

Is there any other (free license), remote desktop program, that provides a local WiFi connection to the telescope, as TV does?

Joe




--
Brian



Brian Valente
portfolio brianvalentephotography.com


Re: Off Topic - repetitive TeamViewer Screw-ups

steve.winston@...
 

On Mon, Dec 30, 2019 at 11:24 AM, Joe Zeglinski wrote:
Is there any other (free license), remote desktop program, that provides a local WiFi connection to the telescope, as TV does?
If you're on Windows 10 Pro then remote desktop works well.  I recently switched to it from TV for my local obs.


Re: Off Topic - repetitive TeamViewer Screw-ups

 

We use teamviewer and anydesk as alternates/backups

i didn't know google had a remote option as well, that looks interesting 

On Mon, Dec 30, 2019 at 11:24 AM Joe Zeglinski <J.Zeglinski@...> wrote:
Eric,
 
    I tried replacing TeamViewer with TightVNC, but didn’t want to mess with the target site router’s settings, every time I added someone that I help.
 
    Also, presently trying ANYDESK as a TV replacement – but the major problem there is that there is no way to limit communications,  just to the local WiFi wireless LAN. It requires sending screen data all the way to Germany and back, just to talk to my BACKYARD telescope laptop.
TeamViewer has the handy option to accept connections exclusively (or in addition) to the local WiFi.
 
    Wish ANYDESK had this option, since I don’t want to degrade screen speed going all the way across the planet, and relying on all the internet conection problems, and signal drop-outs,  just to watch my mouse cursor move ! Local WiFi connection is far more reliable.
 
    Is there any other (free license), remote desktop program, that provides a local WiFi connection to the telescope, as TV does?
 
Joe



--
Brian 



Brian Valente


Re: Off Topic - repetitive TeamViewer Screw-ups

Joe Zeglinski
 

Eric,
 
    I tried replacing TeamViewer with TightVNC, but didn’t want to mess with the target site router’s settings, every time I added someone that I help.
 
    Also, presently trying ANYDESK as a TV replacement – but the major problem there is that there is no way to limit communications,  just to the local WiFi wireless LAN. It requires sending screen data all the way to Germany and back, just to talk to my BACKYARD telescope laptop.
TeamViewer has the handy option to accept connections exclusively (or in addition) to the local WiFi.
 
    Wish ANYDESK had this option, since I don’t want to degrade screen speed going all the way across the planet, and relying on all the internet conection problems, and signal drop-outs,  just to watch my mouse cursor move ! Local WiFi connection is far more reliable.
 
    Is there any other (free license), remote desktop program, that provides a local WiFi connection to the telescope, as TV does?
 
Joe


Re: Off Topic - repetitive TeamViewer Screw-ups

Eric Coles
 

I have had continuous issues with TeamViewer and have given up.

Currently I use Chrome Remote Desktop and it works seamlessly. My backup is AnyDesk. My backup-backup is to call the techs at the remote site. :-)


Re: Driver/APCC Updates

 

Steve

FYI you can use a change tracker to be notified via email if anything on a page has changed. There are many out there but i use visualping - it's free for a limited number of web pages and checks

I find these are great for tracking new version updates on various software platforms i use

Brian


Re: Upgrade to new keypad version (was RE: [ap-gto] Unguided imaging with Mach2) #Keypad

Worsel
 

Brian

THANKS as well!



Bryan


Re: Upgrade to new keypad version (was RE: [ap-gto] Unguided imaging with Mach2) #Keypad

 

I talked with Ray at AIC and he informed me he has been tweaking APPM so that he can get upwards of 20 min unguided exposures, and is working towards longer unguided

of course, mileage varies depending on pixel scale, etc. but it was pretty clear to me it's an area of interest and effort for Ray


On Mon, Dec 30, 2019 at 8:32 AM Worsel via Groups.Io <bryancashion=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
As I understand the APCC info, APPM only works with APCC-Pro (I have Standard and it has been GREAT!).  APPM is a module that just allows APCC-Pro to talk to one of several external plate solvers.  I model and plate solve now with Cartes du Ciel and Astrotortilla, BUT I do require guiding to get tight stars.  Hence, the drift correction functionality is of most interest.

I would upgrade to APCC_Pro, IF that allows unguided imaging even without AE.

Bryan



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