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Message Recall Failure: Recall: [ap-gto] APCC Pro MGBOX GPS connection #APCC

Roy Uyematsu <roy@...>
 


Message Recall Failure: Recall: [ap-gto] APCC Pro MGBOX GPS connection #APCC

Jim Finis
 


Message Recall Failure: Recall: [ap-gto] APCC Pro MGBOX GPS connection #APCC

Grant Coward
 


Message Recall Failure: Recall: [ap-gto] APCC Pro MGBOX GPS connection #APCC

Dean S
 


Message Recall Failure: Recall: [ap-gto] APCC Pro MGBOX GPS connection #APCC

Larry Owings
 


Re: APCC Pro MGBOX GPS connection #APCC

Tony Benjamin <tonybenjamin@...>
 

Oh, yeah. And for what its worth I did make a short video about the MGBoxV@/GPS :)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kBs-nJlFMjQ&t=80s

 

From: main@ap-gto.groups.io [mailto:main@ap-gto.groups.io] On Behalf Of Claude Benoit via Groups.Io
Sent: March 8, 2020 2:46 PM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Subject: [ap-gto] APCC Pro MGBOX GPS connection #APCC #APCC

 

For some strange reason when I try to connect to MGBOXv2 / GPS using APCC Pro 1.8.0.5 a dialogue pops up saying "Closing GPS Connection MGBoxV2: Cannot create ActiveX component." I have MGBOXV2 setup on Com 3 using the ASCOM chooser. I can connect to the environmental settings and a test shows the data comes in.

Thanks for your thoughts on this.
Claude


Message Recall Failure: Recall: [ap-gto] APCC Pro MGBOX GPS connection #APCC

Woody Schlom
 


Re: APCC Pro MGBOX GPS connection #APCC

Tony Benjamin <tonybenjamin@...>
 

Yes, LOL. I sent the wrong JPEG J

 

From: main@ap-gto.groups.io [mailto:main@ap-gto.groups.io] On Behalf Of Bill Long
Sent: March 8, 2020 3:19 PM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] APCC Pro MGBOX GPS connection #APCC #APCC

 

Looks like its pretty cold where you are at. A whopping -271.3 C!

 


From: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io> on behalf of Tony Benjamin <tonybenjamin@...>
Sent: Sunday, March 8, 2020 3:16 PM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] APCC Pro MGBOX GPS connection #APCC #APCC

 

I have the MGBoxV2 GPS as well and using APCC Pro 1.8.0.5.

It all works properly for me.

When you say you have it on "COM 3" - shouldn't it be set to "MGBoxV2" under COM Port id APCC??


-----Original Message-----
From: main@ap-gto.groups.io [mailto:main@ap-gto.groups.io] On Behalf Of Ray Gralak
Sent: March 8, 2020 3:04 PM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] APCC Pro MGBOX GPS connection #APCC #APCC

Hi Claude,

> For some strange reason when I try to connect to MGBOXv2 / GPS using
> APCC Pro 1.8.0.5 a dialogue pops up saying "Closing GPS Connection
> MGBoxV2: Cannot create ActiveX component." I have MGBOXV2 setup on Com
> 3 using the ASCOM chooser. I can connect to the environmental settings and a test shows the data comes in.

That usually means the MGBox ObservingConditions ASCOM driver is not installed, or not properly installed.

-Ray Gralak
Author of APCC (Astro-Physics Command Center): https://nam12.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.astro-physics.com%2Findex.htm%3Fproducts%2Faccessories%2Fsoftware%2Fapcc%2Fapcc&amp;data=02%7C01%7C%7C3032bb2c77154f18a87008d7c3ae5567%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C637193025826359198&amp;sdata=G46H7wf6RRg3uWNK%2FrSIe4ipyc8USvovl1If4tIpaUU%3D&amp;reserved=0
Author of PEMPro V3:  https://nam12.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ccdware.com&amp;data=02%7C01%7C%7C3032bb2c77154f18a87008d7c3ae5567%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C637193025826359198&amp;sdata=fuwHaKoFedqR1rn22Ud%2BpBEIiyYBsFozBt978Pxkf30%3D&amp;reserved=0 Author of Astro-Physics V2 ASCOM Driver: https://nam12.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.siriusimaging.com%2Fapdriver&amp;data=02%7C01%7C%7C3032bb2c77154f18a87008d7c3ae5567%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C637193025826359198&amp;sdata=J%2BNwckDOGobIfqJHspAyYkCaWwv4rjhlrXORhJD2t0o%3D&amp;reserved=0


> -----Original Message-----
> From: main@ap-gto.groups.io [mailto:main@ap-gto.groups.io] On Behalf Of Claude Benoit via Groups.Io
> Sent: Sunday, March 8, 2020 2:46 PM
> To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
> Subject: [ap-gto] APCC Pro MGBOX GPS connection #APCC #APCC
>
> For some strange reason when I try to connect to MGBOXv2 / GPS using APCC Pro 1.8.0.5 a dialogue pops up
> saying "Closing GPS Connection MGBoxV2: Cannot create ActiveX component." I have MGBOXV2 setup on
> Com 3 using the ASCOM chooser. I can connect to the environmental settings and a test shows the data comes
> in.
>
> Thanks for your thoughts on this.
> Claude
>







Message Recall Failure: Recall: [ap-gto] APCC Pro MGBOX GPS connection #APCC

W Hilmo
 


Message Recall Failure: Recall: [ap-gto] APCC Pro MGBOX GPS connection #APCC

Steve Reilly
 


Message Recall Failure: Recall: [ap-gto] APCC Pro MGBOX GPS connection #APCC

ghassen214
 


Message Recall Failure: Recall: [ap-gto] APCC Pro MGBOX GPS connection #APCC

Greg Hartke
 


Recall: [ap-gto] APCC Pro MGBOX GPS connection #APCC

Tony Benjamin <tonybenjamin@...>
 

Tony Benjamin would like to recall the message, "[ap-gto] APCC Pro MGBOX GPS
connection #APCC #APCC".


Re: APCC Pro MGBOX GPS connection #APCC

Bill Long
 

Looks like its pretty cold where you are at. A whopping -271.3 C!


From: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io> on behalf of Tony Benjamin <tonybenjamin@...>
Sent: Sunday, March 8, 2020 3:16 PM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] APCC Pro MGBOX GPS connection #APCC #APCC
 
I have the MGBoxV2 GPS as well and using APCC Pro 1.8.0.5.

It all works properly for me.

When you say you have it on "COM 3" - shouldn't it be set to "MGBoxV2" under COM Port id APCC??


-----Original Message-----
From: main@ap-gto.groups.io [mailto:main@ap-gto.groups.io] On Behalf Of Ray Gralak
Sent: March 8, 2020 3:04 PM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] APCC Pro MGBOX GPS connection #APCC #APCC

Hi Claude,

> For some strange reason when I try to connect to MGBOXv2 / GPS using
> APCC Pro 1.8.0.5 a dialogue pops up saying "Closing GPS Connection
> MGBoxV2: Cannot create ActiveX component." I have MGBOXV2 setup on Com
> 3 using the ASCOM chooser. I can connect to the environmental settings and a test shows the data comes in.

That usually means the MGBox ObservingConditions ASCOM driver is not installed, or not properly installed.

-Ray Gralak
Author of APCC (Astro-Physics Command Center): https://nam12.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.astro-physics.com%2Findex.htm%3Fproducts%2Faccessories%2Fsoftware%2Fapcc%2Fapcc&amp;data=02%7C01%7C%7C3032bb2c77154f18a87008d7c3ae5567%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C637193025826359198&amp;sdata=G46H7wf6RRg3uWNK%2FrSIe4ipyc8USvovl1If4tIpaUU%3D&amp;reserved=0
Author of PEMPro V3:  https://nam12.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ccdware.com&amp;data=02%7C01%7C%7C3032bb2c77154f18a87008d7c3ae5567%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C637193025826359198&amp;sdata=fuwHaKoFedqR1rn22Ud%2BpBEIiyYBsFozBt978Pxkf30%3D&amp;reserved=0 Author of Astro-Physics V2 ASCOM Driver: https://nam12.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.siriusimaging.com%2Fapdriver&amp;data=02%7C01%7C%7C3032bb2c77154f18a87008d7c3ae5567%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C637193025826359198&amp;sdata=J%2BNwckDOGobIfqJHspAyYkCaWwv4rjhlrXORhJD2t0o%3D&amp;reserved=0


> -----Original Message-----
> From: main@ap-gto.groups.io [mailto:main@ap-gto.groups.io] On Behalf Of Claude Benoit via Groups.Io
> Sent: Sunday, March 8, 2020 2:46 PM
> To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
> Subject: [ap-gto] APCC Pro MGBOX GPS connection #APCC #APCC
>
> For some strange reason when I try to connect to MGBOXv2 / GPS using APCC Pro 1.8.0.5 a dialogue pops up
> saying "Closing GPS Connection MGBoxV2: Cannot create ActiveX component." I have MGBOXV2 setup on
> Com 3 using the ASCOM chooser. I can connect to the environmental settings and a test shows the data comes
> in.
>
> Thanks for your thoughts on this.
> Claude
>








Re: APCC Pro MGBOX GPS connection #APCC

Tony Benjamin <tonybenjamin@...>
 

I have the MGBoxV2 GPS as well and using APCC Pro 1.8.0.5.

 

It all works properly for me.

 

When you say you have it on "COM 3" - shouldn't it be set to "MGBoxV2" under COM Port id APCC??

 

 

From: main@ap-gto.groups.io [mailto:main@ap-gto.groups.io] On Behalf Of Claude Benoit via Groups.Io
Sent: March 8, 2020 2:46 PM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Subject: [ap-gto] APCC Pro MGBOX GPS connection #APCC #APCC

 

For some strange reason when I try to connect to MGBOXv2 / GPS using APCC Pro 1.8.0.5 a dialogue pops up saying "Closing GPS Connection MGBoxV2: Cannot create ActiveX component." I have MGBOXV2 setup on Com 3 using the ASCOM chooser. I can connect to the environmental settings and a test shows the data comes in.

Thanks for your thoughts on this.
Claude


Re: APCC Pro MGBOX GPS connection #APCC

Tony Benjamin <tonybenjamin@...>
 

I have the MGBoxV2 GPS as well and using APCC Pro 1.8.0.5.

It all works properly for me.

When you say you have it on "COM 3" - shouldn't it be set to "MGBoxV2" under COM Port id APCC??

-----Original Message-----
From: main@ap-gto.groups.io [mailto:main@ap-gto.groups.io] On Behalf Of Ray Gralak
Sent: March 8, 2020 3:04 PM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] APCC Pro MGBOX GPS connection #APCC #APCC

Hi Claude,

For some strange reason when I try to connect to MGBOXv2 / GPS using
APCC Pro 1.8.0.5 a dialogue pops up saying "Closing GPS Connection
MGBoxV2: Cannot create ActiveX component." I have MGBOXV2 setup on Com
3 using the ASCOM chooser. I can connect to the environmental settings and a test shows the data comes in.
That usually means the MGBox ObservingConditions ASCOM driver is not installed, or not properly installed.

-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 Claude Benoit via Groups.Io
Sent: Sunday, March 8, 2020 2:46 PM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Subject: [ap-gto] APCC Pro MGBOX GPS connection #APCC #APCC

For some strange reason when I try to connect to MGBOXv2 / GPS using APCC Pro 1.8.0.5 a dialogue pops up
saying "Closing GPS Connection MGBoxV2: Cannot create ActiveX component." I have MGBOXV2 setup on
Com 3 using the ASCOM chooser. I can connect to the environmental settings and a test shows the data comes
in.

Thanks for your thoughts on this.
Claude


Re: APCC Pro MGBOX GPS connection #APCC

Ray Gralak
 

Hi Claude,

For some strange reason when I try to connect to MGBOXv2 / GPS using APCC Pro 1.8.0.5 a dialogue pops up
saying "Closing GPS Connection MGBoxV2: Cannot create ActiveX component." I have MGBOXV2 setup on
Com 3 using the ASCOM chooser. I can connect to the environmental settings and a test shows the data comes
in.
That usually means the MGBox ObservingConditions ASCOM driver is not installed, or not properly installed.

-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 Claude Benoit via Groups.Io
Sent: Sunday, March 8, 2020 2:46 PM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Subject: [ap-gto] APCC Pro MGBOX GPS connection #APCC #APCC

For some strange reason when I try to connect to MGBOXv2 / GPS using APCC Pro 1.8.0.5 a dialogue pops up
saying "Closing GPS Connection MGBoxV2: Cannot create ActiveX component." I have MGBOXV2 setup on
Com 3 using the ASCOM chooser. I can connect to the environmental settings and a test shows the data comes
in.

Thanks for your thoughts on this.
Claude


APCC Pro MGBOX GPS connection #APCC

Claude Benoit
 

For some strange reason when I try to connect to MGBOXv2 / GPS using APCC Pro 1.8.0.5 a dialogue pops up saying "Closing GPS Connection MGBoxV2: Cannot create ActiveX component." I have MGBOXV2 setup on Com 3 using the ASCOM chooser. I can connect to the environmental settings and a test shows the data comes in.

Thanks for your thoughts on this.
Claude


Re: Notified!😍 #mach2gto #Mach2GTO

Roland Christen
 

 
I polar aligned as close as I ever do with polemaster
1) Polemaster does not necessarily insure good polar alignment. Only drift alignment can reduce drift.
 
2) Having perfect polar alignment does not insure zero drift due to atmospheric refraction
 
3) doing a drift alignment can produce zero drift for both RA and Dec if you use the right method, but this zero drift will only occur in the area around the zenith. In other parts of the sky the stars do not move at sidereal rate, and will also drift slowly in Dec. This is fundamental, and no amount of polar alignment will prevent drift.
 
4) In our new keypad software we have added the King rate which reduces the RA drift in those parts of the sky where the sidereal rate is incorrect, however the King rate does not address Dec drift. We have modeling software in the new keypad which can be used to compensate for drift in both axes, and can allow unguided imaging. You can also go full model with APCC Pro, but I would recommend using that for permanent setups where you can spend some time getting a really good all-sky model.
 
Rolando 
 
 
-----Original Message-----
From: Terri Zittritsch <theresamarie11@...>
To: main <main@ap-gto.groups.io>
Sent: Sun, Mar 8, 2020 6:24 am
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Notified!😍 #mach2gto #mach2gto

Hi Ray, thank you for your very fast responses.    So if I might ask another follow-on:   If I install APCC, and call the telescope from either CDC or SGPro, does it call APCC then versus the V2 driver directly?    Your comment about RA rate correction intrigues me.  I didn't realize I needed APCC to be running to get good results.   I've kept my logs from last night, but it wasn't entirely what I expected.   I polar aligned as close as I ever do with polemaster, and put the PHD2 settings so I wouldn't chase-the-seeing as they say.  I did turn off guiding at one point and ran the phd tool to evaluate drift.  There was more than I expected on RA.   Is this because I'm not running APCC?     Here is where my lack of experience with AP products fails me.   
Maybe I need to bite the bullet and install APCC.

T


Re: Keypad Upgrade for Using Mach2

Roland Christen
 

Keypads for the Mach2 will be available shortly. I have been running various tests on them here at my Hawaii observatory, where the skies are more astronomy friendly.
 
Rolando
 

-----Original Message-----
From: Dean Jacobsen <deanjacobsen@...>
To: main <main@ap-gto.groups.io>
Sent: Sun, Mar 8, 2020 6:00 am
Subject: [ap-gto] Keypad Upgrade for Using Mach2

Reading the recent posts about new Mach2 owners and the APCC software has me wondering how things are going with the hand paddle software upgrade.

My plan is to use the new Mach2 like I have been doing with the 900 --> use the hand paddle for mount initialization (and other things also) and then connect The Sky X, Sequence Generator Pro and PHD2 to the mount using the AP ASCOM driver.

Then I can slowly incorporate the features of APCC into the process.

Regards,

Dean Jacobsen
Web site: http://astrophoto.net/wp/
Astrobin: https://www.astrobin.com/users/deanjacobsen/

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