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Re: Black Bar Across Image (ML16200)

A J Trotta
 

I am late to this discussion so I apologize if this has already been suggested. I have an Sbig 8300 stf . I had the same problem with light frames . Sbig suggested I delete the driver and re install .  Problem solved and has not recurred.

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From: Bill Long
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Sent: March 15, 2020 at 6:06 PM
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Black Bar Across Image (ML16200)

Okay. That is odd. How is the camera being powered?


From: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io> on behalf of Tony Benjamin <tonybenjamin@...>
Sent: Sunday, March 15, 2020 3:52 PM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Black Bar Across Image (ML16200)
 
So far, I have only seen it with Light Frames. I ran a fresh set of Bias/Darks and no sign of the black bar. 


Re: Black Bar Across Image (ML16200)

A J Trotta
 


------ Original Message ------

From: Bill Long
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Sent: March 15, 2020 at 6:06 PM
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Black Bar Across Image (ML16200)
Okay. That is odd. How is the camera being powered?


From: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io> on behalf of Tony Benjamin <tonybenjamin@...>
Sent: Sunday, March 15, 2020 3:52 PM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Black Bar Across Image (ML16200)
 
So far, I have only seen it with Light Frames. I ran a fresh set of Bias/Darks and no sign of the black bar. 


moderated Re: Time to enjoy astronomy and nature

Charles Thompson
 

Please be careful and don't touch anything. Carry hand sanitizer and stay away from people! You all riding the bus worries me. Take care and safe travels!


Thanks,
Charles

Sent from mobile device.


-------- Original message --------
From: "uncarollo2 <chris1011@...> via Groups.Io" <chris1011@...>
Date: 3/16/20 1:34 AM (GMT-06:00)
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Time to enjoy astronomy and nature

We're flying back tomorrow. I don't anticipate any problems. Ohare is a breeze, get off the plane, head for the bus and we are on the way home. There are no lines coming out of Ohare, it's a straight shot to the Rockford bus.
 
Rolando
 
 
-----Original Message-----
From: M Hambrick <mhambrick563@...>
To: main <main@ap-gto.groups.io>
Sent: Sun, Mar 15, 2020 3:29 am
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Time to enjoy astronomy and nature

Thanks Marj Good advice.

Are you and Roland still in Hawaii ?

They were showing the immigration lines in Chicago this morning on the news. The wait is several hours long. Fortunately, when you come home you will not have to go through immigration, but the airport will likely be a circus. On the upside, I expect that after the initial rush of people trying to get into the country from the EU, things will slow down a lot. Your biggest risk will be that they cancel your flight due to lack of travelers. I suppose if you are going to get stuck somewhere I can't think of a better place than Hale Lalani Hoku.

I count myself very lucky. I was scheduled to fly home from Germany on Saturday, but decided on Wednesday to fly home a day early. Luckily I did this a few hours before they announced the travel ban, and I got home OK with surprisingly little problems. I am currently in self-quarantine for 2 weeks.
 
Daleen is planning to ship my upgraded 180 EDT on Monday. If the weather cooperates I hope to spend some time outside with my scope during my quarantine.


moderated Re: Time to enjoy astronomy and nature

Roland Christen
 

We're flying back tomorrow. I don't anticipate any problems. Ohare is a breeze, get off the plane, head for the bus and we are on the way home. There are no lines coming out of Ohare, it's a straight shot to the Rockford bus.
 
Rolando
 
 

-----Original Message-----
From: M Hambrick <mhambrick563@...>
To: main <main@ap-gto.groups.io>
Sent: Sun, Mar 15, 2020 3:29 am
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Time to enjoy astronomy and nature

Thanks Marj Good advice.

Are you and Roland still in Hawaii ?

They were showing the immigration lines in Chicago this morning on the news. The wait is several hours long. Fortunately, when you come home you will not have to go through immigration, but the airport will likely be a circus. On the upside, I expect that after the initial rush of people trying to get into the country from the EU, things will slow down a lot. Your biggest risk will be that they cancel your flight due to lack of travelers. I suppose if you are going to get stuck somewhere I can't think of a better place than Hale Lalani Hoku.

I count myself very lucky. I was scheduled to fly home from Germany on Saturday, but decided on Wednesday to fly home a day early. Luckily I did this a few hours before they announced the travel ban, and I got home OK with surprisingly little problems. I am currently in self-quarantine for 2 weeks.
 
Daleen is planning to ship my upgraded 180 EDT on Monday. If the weather cooperates I hope to spend some time outside with my scope during my quarantine.


Re: APCC V1.8.0.4 Upgrade

 

Jack is it possible you have both versions installed and you just launch the older version?

maybe check the control panel/installed programs

On Sun, Mar 15, 2020 at 7:00 PM Jack Huerkamp <Mallincamusa@...> wrote:
I have APCC Standard V1.6.0.4 installed on my computer and today I updated to V1.8.0.4.  I ran the mount, looked at the Sun, shut down everything and tonight I went back to my observatory.  When I started APCC it said a new version was available (V1.8.0.4) and when I checked the version I had on my computer, it was back to V1.6.0.4.  Somehow the newly installed version got erased.  So I reinstalled V1.8.0.4, connected the mount to SkyTools, had the program guide me to several targets and then I shut everything down.  Before closing up I restarted APCC - again it was at V1.6.0.4.

How do I get the current version to not get removed after shutting down the program?  This is getting annoying!

Jack Huerkamp



--
Brian 



Brian Valente


APCC V1.8.0.4 Upgrade

Jack Huerkamp
 

I have APCC Standard V1.6.0.4 installed on my computer and today I updated to V1.8.0.4.  I ran the mount, looked at the Sun, shut down everything and tonight I went back to my observatory.  When I started APCC it said a new version was available (V1.8.0.4) and when I checked the version I had on my computer, it was back to V1.6.0.4.  Somehow the newly installed version got erased.  So I reinstalled V1.8.0.4, connected the mount to SkyTools, had the program guide me to several targets and then I shut everything down.  Before closing up I restarted APCC - again it was at V1.6.0.4.

How do I get the current version to not get removed after shutting down the program?  This is getting annoying!

Jack Huerkamp


Re: Black Bar Across Image (ML16200)

Tony Benjamin <tonybenjamin@...>
 

The camera is being powered directly from the supplied power brick. I did check that voltage and it is a steady 13.4 DC Volts.


Re: Black Bar Across Image (ML16200)

Bill Long
 

Okay. That is odd. How is the camera being powered?


From: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io> on behalf of Tony Benjamin <tonybenjamin@...>
Sent: Sunday, March 15, 2020 3:52 PM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Black Bar Across Image (ML16200)
 
So far, I have only seen it with Light Frames. I ran a fresh set of Bias/Darks and no sign of the black bar. 


Re: Black Bar Across Image (ML16200)

Tony Benjamin <tonybenjamin@...>
 

So far, I have only seen it with Light Frames. I ran a fresh set of Bias/Darks and no sign of the black bar. 


Re: Mount Not Going To Park Position 3?

Tony Benjamin <tonybenjamin@...>
 

Thank George,

 

I set that up now. J

 

 

Tony

 

From: main@ap-gto.groups.io [mailto:main@ap-gto.groups.io] On Behalf Of George
Sent: March 15, 2020 1:18 PM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Mount Not Going To Park Position 3?

 

Tony,

 

APCC has a Home tab where you can establish a Home position.   All you have to do is click the Home button and you are fixed.  

 

Regards,

 

George

 

George Whitney

Astro-Physics, Inc.

Phone:  815-282-1513

Email:  george@...

 

From: main@ap-gto.groups.io [mailto:main@ap-gto.groups.io] On Behalf Of Tony Benjamin
Sent: Saturday, March 14, 2020 9:40 PM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Mount Not Going To Park Position 3?

 

Hi Peter,

Thanks. I'll give that a go - I was hoping that there would be something more automated for this - but I guess having AE's would solve this issue?


Re: Black Bar Across Image (ML16200)

Bill Long
 

Does this happen only with a particular frame type (i.e. Light, Bias, Flat, Dark...)? 


From: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io> on behalf of Tony Benjamin <tonybenjamin@...>
Sent: Sunday, March 15, 2020 9:06 AM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Black Bar Across Image (ML16200)
 
Hi Ben,

No, the area remains exactly the same. I've used Voyager/SGP and also tried it in FLI Grab. The bar shows up in all of them. Heres a quick video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=StDDz82ud1I&feature=youtu.be

Good point on the mode change because I was doing 2 min exposures with a focus run every 30 min...which works out fairly close to this bar occuring around each focus run...which changes from 2MHz to 12MHz.

I did try a different cable as well as connecting direct to the computer, as opposed to going through a hub. Didn't help.

I looked at Harmuts driver properties and I don't have any pre-flush settings set...maybe I need to change those?



Re: Black Bar Across Image (ML16200)

Ben Koltenbah
 

OK, Tony, thanks.

Another thing I recommend is trying it out with SGP's updated native FLI driver, however from what you've described you will probably see the same behavior.  I've been advising the SGP developers on updating their driver, and I've "qualified" it to my satisfaction, but I recommend others do their own checks as well since it's new.  If this is due to the buffer issue following a mode change, I do know that SGP is taking steps to do a read (flush) following mode changes.

As for RBI mitigation, I don't think that's going to help you here.  If you've ruled out cabling, USB, port, driver, software at this point, you may have an electronics issue and will need to contact FLI about it.

Ben


Re: Mount Not Going To Park Position 3?

George
 

Tony,

 

APCC has a Home tab where you can establish a Home position.   All you have to do is click the Home button and you are fixed.  

 

Regards,

 

George

 

George Whitney

Astro-Physics, Inc.

Phone:  815-282-1513

Email:  george@...

 

From: main@ap-gto.groups.io [mailto:main@ap-gto.groups.io] On Behalf Of Tony Benjamin
Sent: Saturday, March 14, 2020 9:40 PM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Mount Not Going To Park Position 3?

 

Hi Peter,

Thanks. I'll give that a go - I was hoping that there would be something more automated for this - but I guess having AE's would solve this issue?


Re: Black Bar Across Image (ML16200)

Willie Strickland <cwskas@...>
 

Is there any processing involved, ie. auto-dark?  If so, is the master from before or after the trip to FLI?

Willie


moderated Re: Time to enjoy astronomy and nature

Cheng-Yang Tan
 

Hi Marj,
   Please stay safe. I watched Mayor Lightfoot taking the Feds to the woodshed this morning on WGN. O'Hare is an utter mess, at least for International arrivals. Hopefully, domestic is ok especially since you're arriving early in the morning.


On Sunday, March 15, 2020, 01:01:18 PM CDT, Marj Christen <marj@...> wrote:


Mike,

 

We leave on Monday and fly direct to Chicago from Maui. So far, the flight is on schedule and there are empty seats all around us. I wish we could stay longer, but Roland has scopes and mounts to produce along with our staff. We arrive at Ohare at 5am when the terminals will be empty.

 

You were wise to leave Europe early. I have seen the news reports about delays and confusion at airports.

 

Enjoy your time with your 180!

 

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 M Hambrick
Sent: Sunday, March 15, 2020 3:30 AM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Time to enjoy astronomy and nature

 

Thanks Marj Good advice.

Are you and Roland still in Hawaii ?

They were showing the immigration lines in Chicago this morning on the news. The wait is several hours long. Fortunately, when you come home you will not have to go through immigration, but the airport will likely be a circus. On the upside, I expect that after the initial rush of people trying to get into the country from the EU, things will slow down a lot. Your biggest risk will be that they cancel your flight due to lack of travelers. I suppose if you are going to get stuck somewhere I can't think of a better place than Hale Lalani Hoku.

I count myself very lucky. I was scheduled to fly home from Germany on Saturday, but decided on Wednesday to fly home a day early. Luckily I did this a few hours before they announced the travel ban, and I got home OK with surprisingly little problems. I am currently in self-quarantine for 2 weeks.
 
Daleen is planning to ship my upgraded 180 EDT on Monday. If the weather cooperates I hope to spend some time outside with my scope during my quarantine.


moderated Re: Time to enjoy astronomy and nature

DFisch
 

Marj, that is an uplifting, kind and insightful post.  We all need to take care of our mental health as it is directly tied to our wellness and our immune system (stress and cortisol level rise reduces immune response) That much we do know.  I love astronomy for the peacefulness of observing and the quiet of the night.  Morels aren’t bad either.  Be well my fellow AP groupies.   Tom Fischer, Indy

On Mar 15, 2020, at 14:06, Marj Christen <marj@...> wrote:

Spring will surely lift us all up. Enjoy the morels.
 
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 thefamily90 Phillips
Sent: Sunday, March 15, 2020 3:41 AM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Time to enjoy astronomy and nature
 
Love this advice! I went for a walk through the hardwood forrest on my Farm this morning at dawn. It was beautiful especially with all the tweedle birds singing. The morel mushrooms should be coming up soon (yum!). And, hopefully, we will get some clear skies soon (fingers crossed).
I learned the hard way a long time ago that the most important thing in life is not your wealth. It is, without question, your friends and family. Hang onto them tightly.
 
All the Best to all my Astro- Friends! You are in my thoughts and prayers.
 
Jim Phillips
 

From: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io> on behalf of M Hambrick <mhambrick563@...>
Sent: Sunday, March 15, 2020 9:29:48 AM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Time to enjoy astronomy and nature
 
Thanks Marj Good advice.

Are you and Roland still in Hawaii ?

They were showing the immigration lines in Chicago this morning on the news. The wait is several hours long. Fortunately, when you come home you will not have to go through immigration, but the airport will likely be a circus. On the upside, I expect that after the initial rush of people trying to get into the country from the EU, things will slow down a lot. Your biggest risk will be that they cancel your flight due to lack of travelers. I suppose if you are going to get stuck somewhere I can't think of a better place than Hale Lalani Hoku.

I count myself very lucky. I was scheduled to fly home from Germany on Saturday, but decided on Wednesday to fly home a day early. Luckily I did this a few hours before they announced the travel ban, and I got home OK with surprisingly little problems. I am currently in self-quarantine for 2 weeks.
 
Daleen is planning to ship my upgraded 180 EDT on Monday. If the weather cooperates I hope to spend some time outside with my scope during my quarantine.



Re: [ap-ug] Time to enjoy astronomy and nature

 

We look forward to seeing how the eagles are doing and life on the pond through your scopes.

 

Both high risk professions. This is a challenging time for anyone in the medical profession and also the service industry, which is a large part of our economy.

 

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-ug.groups.io [mailto:main@ap-ug.groups.io] On Behalf Of Pete Lardizabal
Sent: Sunday, March 15, 2020 6:28 AM
To: main@ap-ug.groups.io
Cc: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Subject: Re: [ap-ug] Time to enjoy astronomy and nature

 

This challenge won’t alter my routine much other than to refrain from sharing the view in the eyepiece. 👁 

 

I have a sister-in-law and brother-in-law ,both in Michigan, under 14 day quarantine having been exposed. One works in the medical profession and the other in the restaurant industry. Cases are on the rise here in Florida. 

 

Stay safe,

 

Pete



On Mar 14, 2020, at 11:38 PM, Marj Christen <Marj@...> wrote:



To all of our friends,

 

As events and activities are cancelled and stressful news abounds, you may wish to consider indulging yourself in activities that you enjoy – hikes in the woods, preparing your garden beds for Spring, bird watching, astronomy, etc. Get up off the couch and enjoy a night under the stars and finally process those images that you have been capturing. Be sure to share your observing experiences and images with our group.

 

Be kind to one another and those that you love. Be safe.

 

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

 


moderated Re: Time to enjoy astronomy and nature

Dominique Durand
 

Little evening with my club last night and I hope not last after many very cloudy nights.The 92 Stowaway, installed on an Azgti and an aluminum tripod did its best, in a sky with its light pollution to the north (Bordeaux).Its optical qualities have given much pleasure to the usual observers and passages. M42 and around, the pleiades and M81 / M82 among others were of the party.
Thank you Majr for your good advice, the events of the moment should not prevent us from the good air of our starry nights.
What doesn't keep us apart brings us closer.

Dominique


moderated Re: Time to enjoy astronomy and nature

 

Spring will surely lift us all up. Enjoy the morels.

 

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 thefamily90 Phillips
Sent: Sunday, March 15, 2020 3:41 AM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Time to enjoy astronomy and nature

 

Love this advice! I went for a walk through the hardwood forrest on my Farm this morning at dawn. It was beautiful especially with all the tweedle birds singing. The morel mushrooms should be coming up soon (yum!). And, hopefully, we will get some clear skies soon (fingers crossed).

I learned the hard way a long time ago that the most important thing in life is not your wealth. It is, without question, your friends and family. Hang onto them tightly.

 

All the Best to all my Astro- Friends! You are in my thoughts and prayers.

 

Jim Phillips

 


From: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io> on behalf of M Hambrick <mhambrick563@...>
Sent: Sunday, March 15, 2020 9:29:48 AM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Time to enjoy astronomy and nature

 

Thanks Marj Good advice.

Are you and Roland still in Hawaii ?

They were showing the immigration lines in Chicago this morning on the news. The wait is several hours long. Fortunately, when you come home you will not have to go through immigration, but the airport will likely be a circus. On the upside, I expect that after the initial rush of people trying to get into the country from the EU, things will slow down a lot. Your biggest risk will be that they cancel your flight due to lack of travelers. I suppose if you are going to get stuck somewhere I can't think of a better place than Hale Lalani Hoku.

I count myself very lucky. I was scheduled to fly home from Germany on Saturday, but decided on Wednesday to fly home a day early. Luckily I did this a few hours before they announced the travel ban, and I got home OK with surprisingly little problems. I am currently in self-quarantine for 2 weeks.
 
Daleen is planning to ship my upgraded 180 EDT on Monday. If the weather cooperates I hope to spend some time outside with my scope during my quarantine.


moderated Re: Time to enjoy astronomy and nature

 

Mike,

 

We leave on Monday and fly direct to Chicago from Maui. So far, the flight is on schedule and there are empty seats all around us. I wish we could stay longer, but Roland has scopes and mounts to produce along with our staff. We arrive at Ohare at 5am when the terminals will be empty.

 

You were wise to leave Europe early. I have seen the news reports about delays and confusion at airports.

 

Enjoy your time with your 180!

 

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 M Hambrick
Sent: Sunday, March 15, 2020 3:30 AM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Time to enjoy astronomy and nature

 

Thanks Marj Good advice.

Are you and Roland still in Hawaii ?

They were showing the immigration lines in Chicago this morning on the news. The wait is several hours long. Fortunately, when you come home you will not have to go through immigration, but the airport will likely be a circus. On the upside, I expect that after the initial rush of people trying to get into the country from the EU, things will slow down a lot. Your biggest risk will be that they cancel your flight due to lack of travelers. I suppose if you are going to get stuck somewhere I can't think of a better place than Hale Lalani Hoku.

I count myself very lucky. I was scheduled to fly home from Germany on Saturday, but decided on Wednesday to fly home a day early. Luckily I did this a few hours before they announced the travel ban, and I got home OK with surprisingly little problems. I am currently in self-quarantine for 2 weeks.
 
Daleen is planning to ship my upgraded 180 EDT on Monday. If the weather cooperates I hope to spend some time outside with my scope during my quarantine.

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