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Re: APPM Model Creation Problem

Ray Gralak
 

Wayne,

I don't know for sure if the custom limits will work perfectly for your scope's view of the sky. You can always create a custom list of points if you needed, but you should try to create an automated list first. You can then export the points and manually remove the problematic ones.

-Ray Gralak
Author of APCC (Astro-Physics Command Center): https://www.astro-physics.com/apcc-pro
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: Friday, March 20, 2020 4:51 PM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] APPM Model Creation Problem

Ray, think I figured out I’ve been doing the meridians wrong! I think I need to run the west limits except I move the
scope East to the point it’s not going under the eaves. So the west limits show up on the east side. Right? Then
use the East limits for the more typical counterweights up run camera into the pier situation. Anyway I’m starting
the mapping anew.


I’m also Remapping the altitude limits so that will be used to stop tracking when the camera starts to track under
the eaves.

does this sound like it will work?

Wayne


Re: APPM Model Creation Problem

Ray Gralak
 

Wayne,

APPM turns off the Horizon/Meridian limits when it starts and turns them on again when stopped or finished.

-Ray Gralak
Author of APCC (Astro-Physics Command Center): https://www.astro-physics.com/apcc-pro
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: Friday, March 20, 2020 12:44 PM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] APPM Model Creation Problem

Discovered one issue - the plotter ignores my meridian limits and insists on pointing to the zenith/meridian from
the west side, which looks straight up into the eaves of my roof. In fact it appears APMM insists on turning off the
meridian tracking limits box. Any way to force the model to image from the east side?


Re: APCC rate settings

Cheng-Yang Tan
 

Hi Ray,
   I added APCC to the firewall but the problem remains:
Inline image

cytan


On Friday, March 20, 2020, 08:49:09 PM CDT, Ray Gralak <groups3@...> wrote:


> I don't see APCC in the list. What is APCC called in the firewall so that I can enable it?

AstroPhysicsCommandCenter.exe

-Ray Gralak
Author of APCC (Astro-Physics Command Center): https://www.astro-physics.com/apcc-pro
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 Cheng-Yang Tan via Groups.Io
> Sent: Friday, March 20, 2020 10:55 AM
> To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
> Subject: Re: [ap-gto] APCC rate settings
>
> Hi Ray,
>    Sorry for being dumber than rocks when it comes to Windows stuff. I'm more of a dumber than rocks Mac user :)
> Here's the screen shot for the firewall settings on my Win 10:
>
> Inline image
>
> I don't see APCC in the list. What is APCC called in the firewall so that I can enable it?
>
> cytan
>
>
>
> On Friday, March 20, 2020, 12:49:39 PM CDT, Ray Gralak <groups3@...> wrote:
>
>
> Windows Defender Firewall can block applications. Without realizing the impact you might have clicked yes to a
> prompt that disabled APCC from being able to access the web. There is not much else that could prevent APCC
> from doing a simple HTML request. I guess maybe it could be that you need to update windows or haven't updated
> an optional update related to .Net framework.
>
> -Ray Gralak
> Author of APCC (Astro-Physics Command Center): https://www.astro-physics.com/apcc-pro
> 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 Cheng-Yang Tan via Groups.Io
> > Sent: Friday, March 20, 2020 10:37 AM
> > To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
> > Subject: Re: [ap-gto] APCC rate settings
> >
> > Hi Ray
> >  I don't have any purchased AV on my Win10. Unless you mean whatever AV that comes standard on Win10?
> >
> > cytan
> >
> > On Friday, March 20, 2020, 12:33:02 PM CDT, Ray Gralak <groups3@...> wrote:
> >
> >
> > Okay, then maybe your anti-virus application is blocking APCC from sending anything off your computer.
> >
> > Try turning AV off then try again.
> >
> > -Ray Gralak
> > Author of APCC (Astro-Physics Command Center): https://www.astro-physics.com/apcc-pro
> > 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 Cheng-Yang Tan via Groups.Io
> > > Sent: Friday, March 20, 2020 9:45 AM
> > > To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
> > > Subject: Re: [ap-gto] APCC rate settings
> > >
> > > Hi Ray
> > >    I can see https://www.siriusimaging.com, <https://www.siriusimaging.com,>
> <https://www.siriusimaging.com,> but 1.8.0.4 does not see the
> > update.
> > >
> > > cytan
> > >
> > > On Friday, March 20, 2020, 11:27:28 AM CDT, Ray Gralak <groups3@...> wrote:
> > >
> > >
> > > No connection is required.
> > >
> > > You're computer/browser must be able to access https://www.siriusimaging.com.
> > >
> > > -Ray Gralak
> > > Author of APCC (Astro-Physics Command Center): https://www.astro-physics.com/apcc-pro
> > > 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 Konstantin von
> > > > Sent: Friday, March 20, 2020 8:16 AM
> > > > To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
> > > > Subject: Re: [ap-gto] APCC rate settings
> > > >
> > > > Hi Ray,
> > > >
> > > > I ran APCC Pro 1.8.0.5. When I check for updates I get the answer No updates to APCC are available. Do I
> > have
> > > > to be connected to a mount?
> > > >
> > > > Konstantin
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > Konstantin v. Poschinger
> > > >
> > > > Hammerichstr. 5
> > > > 22605 Hamburg
> > > > 040/8805747
> > > > 0171 1983476
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >    Am 20.03.2020 um 05:32 schrieb Ray Gralak <groups3@...>:
> > > >
> > > >    Hi Brian,
> > > >
> > > >    When you run APCC it will indicate a new version is available in the title. Then from APCC's help menu
> > > > you can use Check for updates to get the download link.
> > > >
> > > >    -Ray Gralak
> > > >    Author of APCC (Astro-Physics Command Center): https://www.astro-physics.com/apcc-pro
> > > >    Author of PEMPro V3:  https://www.ccdware.com <https://www.ccdware.com> <https://www.ccdware.com>
> <https://www.ccdware.com>
> > <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 Brian Valente
> > > >        Sent: Thursday, March 19, 2020 8:39 PM
> > > >        To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
> > > >        Subject: Re: [ap-gto] APCC rate settings
> > > >
> > > >        Ray where can we download this latest version?
> > > >
> > > >        AP site only has link to 1.8.0.5 right now
> > > >
> > > >        thanks -Brian
> > > >
> > > >        On Thu, Mar 19, 2020 at 8:21 PM Ray Gralak <groups3@...> wrote:
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >        > Running APPC 1.8.0.4  with GTO4 on my Mach1 it appears there are only four rate settings now;
> > > > formerly
> > > >        there
> > > >        > were several more?
> > > >
> > > >        That was fixed in 1.8.0.8/9.
> > > >
> > > >        -Ray Gralak
> > > >        Author of APCC (Astro-Physics Command Center): https://www.astro-physics.com/apcc-pro
> > > >        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 Peter Bresler via
> > > > Groups.Io
> > > >        > Sent: Thursday, March 19, 2020 8:11 PM
> > > >        > To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
> > > >        > Subject: [ap-gto] APCC rate settings
> > > >        >
> > > >        > Running APPC 1.8.0.4  with GTO4 on my Mach1 it appears there are only four rate settings now;
> > > > formerly
> > > >        there
> > > >        > were several more?
> > > >        >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >        --
> > > >
> > > >        Brian
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >        Brian Valente
> > > >        portfolio brianvalentephotography.com <http://brianvalentephotography.com/>
> > > > <http://brianvalentephotography.com <http://brianvalentephotography.com>
> <http://brianvalentephotography.com>
> > <http://brianvalentephotography.com>
> > > <http://brianvalentephotography.com/> >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
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> > > >
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Re: APPM Model Creation Problem

Bill Long
 

Cool feature! 🙂 


From: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io> on behalf of Ray Gralak <groups3@...>
Sent: Friday, March 20, 2020 6:54 PM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] APPM Model Creation Problem
 
> Wow that NASA Sky View camera works great - successfully running a model IN THE DAYTIME!! Will save me a
> lot of time. 😂😂😂

:-)

-Ray Gralak
Author of APCC (Astro-Physics Command Center): https://nam12.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.astro-physics.com%2Fapcc-pro&amp;data=02%7C01%7C%7Cd74ee408d4df4c73909d08d7cd3ac577%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C637203524604815125&amp;sdata=xe05%2B8WEsdpeFDSee8kXcjB8hmImzGEd0KNTicaUDog%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%7Cd74ee408d4df4c73909d08d7cd3ac577%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C637203524604815125&amp;sdata=tW8jZtK8v%2B6GxChEaUEniyOU7QRn6ZhixYpRHegQEXU%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%7Cd74ee408d4df4c73909d08d7cd3ac577%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C637203524604815125&amp;sdata=lLiAvYpdOiru2X%2BRbvQg3bNrvltT0TRSs6EezYP1GyQ%3D&amp;reserved=0


> -----Original Message-----
> From: main@ap-gto.groups.io [mailto:main@ap-gto.groups.io] On Behalf Of Wayne Hixson via Groups.Io
> Sent: Friday, March 20, 2020 12:28 PM
> To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
> Subject: Re: [ap-gto] APPM Model Creation Problem
>
> Wow that NASA Sky View camera works great - successfully running a model IN THE DAYTIME!! Will save me a
> lot of time. 😂😂😂
>





Re: APPM Model Creation Problem

Ray Gralak
 

Wow that NASA Sky View camera works great - successfully running a model IN THE DAYTIME!! Will save me a
lot of time. 😂😂😂
:-)

-Ray Gralak
Author of APCC (Astro-Physics Command Center): https://www.astro-physics.com/apcc-pro
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: Friday, March 20, 2020 12:28 PM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] APPM Model Creation Problem

Wow that NASA Sky View camera works great - successfully running a model IN THE DAYTIME!! Will save me a
lot of time. 😂😂😂


Re: APPM Model Creation Problem

Ray Gralak
 

Ray, would the fact that I'm using a OSC camera with Bayer matrix make a difference?
Wayne, no that won't make a difference.

-Ray Gralak
Author of APCC (Astro-Physics Command Center): https://www.astro-physics.com/apcc-pro
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: Friday, March 20, 2020 11:46 AM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] APPM Model Creation Problem

Ray, would the fact that I'm using a OSC camera with Bayer matrix make a difference?

Wayne Hixson, Stargazer
<http://us.i1.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/i/mesg/tsmileys2/04.gif>


On Friday, March 20, 2020, 08:41:05 AM PDT, Ray Gralak <groups3@gralak.com> wrote:


Wayne,

Assuming you have set up image scale accurately in APPM have you tried setting up All Sky plate solving as a
backup for when the normal plate solve fails? It's an option in APPM's plate solve tab. This helps if the problem is
just that the mount coordinates are not very close to sky coordinates.

There is also a feature in APPM to perform test plate solves on the plate solve tab. You can use that to make sure
plate solving is working since each plate solver is different. If you are using APCC 1.8.0.9 you can set the camera
type in APPM to "NASA Sky View" for daytime testing. It will download an image in the proper image scale using
the mount's RA/Dec pointing position. Not many people seem to know about that. :-)

Anyway, that's all I can think of for now. I'm probably not going to be available again until this evening, but I can
help you more at that time if you still can't get any further. In that case It would be great if you could use APCC's
log zipper to capture logs and send me a private email with a dropbox link to the zip file.

-Ray Gralak
Author of APCC (Astro-Physics Command Center): https://www.astro-physics.com/apcc-pro
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: Thursday, March 19, 2020 10:08 PM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Subject: [ap-gto] APPM Model Creation Problem

Hi Ray, trying to create a simple model with my Horizon and Meridian limits turned on. It generates a set of
points
but fails every solve. When I manually try a solve in APPM (using Pinpoint) I get this message:


Plate Solve failed!

The plate's exposure start time is required for catalog proper motion calculation. Check the attached image.

What do I need to do?

Wayne




Re: Mach1 Unable to Find Home Position Suddenly

Ray Gralak
 

Hi Don,

I’m not a computer expert and hate Windows, but I understand that a driver can get corrupted. Using Luminous
This is not likely the issue. The driver and associated applications have a digital signature that will detect corruption.

-Ray Gralak
Author of APCC (Astro-Physics Command Center): https://www.astro-physics.com/apcc-pro
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 Donald Rudny
Sent: Friday, March 20, 2020 11:30 AM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Mach1 Unable to Find Home Position Suddenly

Mikko,

I’m not a computer expert and hate Windows, but I understand that a driver can get corrupted. Using Luminous
directly would take the AP V2 driver out of the control system, wouldn’t it? If it’s still off on the park with just
Luminous, then there is a mount or CP problem. If it works ok, then something is amiss in your
computer/driver/APCC. You should be able to initialize with just Luminous. Not sure what park positions it allows
for. SkySafari only allows for Park 4. I think they are working to allow for more.

Don

Don Rudny



On Mar 20, 2020, at 8:10 AM, Mikko Viljamaa <mikko.viljamaa@gmail.com> wrote:



Thanks Don. I have Luminous so I could try that. But... even if I just use the AP V2 driver, unpark the Mount
and slew it to any direction and then ask it to park again, it will miss the park position. Any movement will confuse
it now 9 times out of 10.


- Mikko


Re: APCC rate settings

Ray Gralak
 

I don't see APCC in the list. What is APCC called in the firewall so that I can enable it?
AstroPhysicsCommandCenter.exe

-Ray Gralak
Author of APCC (Astro-Physics Command Center): https://www.astro-physics.com/apcc-pro
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 Cheng-Yang Tan via Groups.Io
Sent: Friday, March 20, 2020 10:55 AM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] APCC rate settings

Hi Ray,
Sorry for being dumber than rocks when it comes to Windows stuff. I'm more of a dumber than rocks Mac user :)
Here's the screen shot for the firewall settings on my Win 10:

Inline image

I don't see APCC in the list. What is APCC called in the firewall so that I can enable it?

cytan



On Friday, March 20, 2020, 12:49:39 PM CDT, Ray Gralak <groups3@gralak.com> wrote:


Windows Defender Firewall can block applications. Without realizing the impact you might have clicked yes to a
prompt that disabled APCC from being able to access the web. There is not much else that could prevent APCC
from doing a simple HTML request. I guess maybe it could be that you need to update windows or haven't updated
an optional update related to .Net framework.

-Ray Gralak
Author of APCC (Astro-Physics Command Center): https://www.astro-physics.com/apcc-pro
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 Cheng-Yang Tan via Groups.Io
Sent: Friday, March 20, 2020 10:37 AM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] APCC rate settings

Hi Ray
I don't have any purchased AV on my Win10. Unless you mean whatever AV that comes standard on Win10?

cytan

On Friday, March 20, 2020, 12:33:02 PM CDT, Ray Gralak <groups3@gralak.com> wrote:


Okay, then maybe your anti-virus application is blocking APCC from sending anything off your computer.

Try turning AV off then try again.

-Ray Gralak
Author of APCC (Astro-Physics Command Center): https://www.astro-physics.com/apcc-pro
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 Cheng-Yang Tan via Groups.Io
Sent: Friday, March 20, 2020 9:45 AM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] APCC rate settings

Hi Ray
I can see https://www.siriusimaging.com, <https://www.siriusimaging.com,>
<https://www.siriusimaging.com,> but 1.8.0.4 does not see the
update.

cytan

On Friday, March 20, 2020, 11:27:28 AM CDT, Ray Gralak <groups3@gralak.com> wrote:


No connection is required.

You're computer/browser must be able to access https://www.siriusimaging.com.

-Ray Gralak
Author of APCC (Astro-Physics Command Center): https://www.astro-physics.com/apcc-pro
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 Konstantin von
Sent: Friday, March 20, 2020 8:16 AM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] APCC rate settings

Hi Ray,

I ran APCC Pro 1.8.0.5. When I check for updates I get the answer No updates to APCC are available. Do I
have
to be connected to a mount?

Konstantin


Konstantin v. Poschinger

Hammerichstr. 5
22605 Hamburg
040/8805747
0171 1983476


Am 20.03.2020 um 05:32 schrieb Ray Gralak <groups3@gralak.com>:

Hi Brian,

When you run APCC it will indicate a new version is available in the title. Then from APCC's help menu
you can use Check for updates to get the download link.

-Ray Gralak
Author of APCC (Astro-Physics Command Center): https://www.astro-physics.com/apcc-pro
Author of PEMPro V3: https://www.ccdware.com <https://www.ccdware.com> <https://www.ccdware.com>
<https://www.ccdware.com>
<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 Brian Valente
Sent: Thursday, March 19, 2020 8:39 PM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] APCC rate settings

Ray where can we download this latest version?

AP site only has link to 1.8.0.5 right now

thanks -Brian

On Thu, Mar 19, 2020 at 8:21 PM Ray Gralak <groups3@gralak.com> wrote:


> Running APPC 1.8.0.4 with GTO4 on my Mach1 it appears there are only four rate settings now;
formerly
there
> were several more?

That was fixed in 1.8.0.8/9.

-Ray Gralak
Author of APCC (Astro-Physics Command Center): https://www.astro-physics.com/apcc-pro
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 Peter Bresler via
Groups.Io
> Sent: Thursday, March 19, 2020 8:11 PM
> To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
> Subject: [ap-gto] APCC rate settings
>
> Running APPC 1.8.0.4 with GTO4 on my Mach1 it appears there are only four rate settings now;
formerly
there
> were several more?
>








--

Brian



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Re: Mach1 Unable to Find Home Position Suddenly

Ray Gralak
 

Hi Mikko,

Thanks Roland, i'm trying to digest this as I don't recall ever changing anything after the day light saving change.
Nor would I know where to do that. Here's a screen capture from a few minutes ago. I don't see anything
extraordinary here but if the LST time should be 6 hours from the park 3, then that is not correct as currently it
should be two hours less than shown. If this is the issue, how do I fix that?
The screenshot of the driver shows RA=0 and Dec=90, implying the mount has not yet been initialized. That would be a good reason for the LST to be wrong. The mount needs to be initialized before LST will be accurate.

-Ray Gralak
Author of APCC (Astro-Physics Command Center): https://www.astro-physics.com/apcc-pro
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 Mikko Viljamaa
Sent: Friday, March 20, 2020 5:17 PM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Mach1 Unable to Find Home Position Suddenly

Thanks Roland, i'm trying to digest this as I don't recall ever changing anything after the day light saving change.
Nor would I know where to do that. Here's a screen capture from a few minutes ago. I don't see anything
extraordinary here but if the LST time should be 6 hours from the park 3, then that is not correct as currently it
should be two hours less than shown. If this is the issue, how do I fix that?


Thanks,

Mikko


Re: Astro-Physics status during IL shut-down

steven ho
 

Stay safe A-P family.


From: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io> on behalf of Marj Christen <marj@...>
Sent: Friday, March 20, 2020 7:47 PM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io>; main@ap-ug.groups.io <main@ap-ug.groups.io>
Subject: [ap-gto] Astro-Physics status during IL shut-down
 

Hello astro-nuts,

 

The governor of IL just announced a “stay at home” order policy for non-essential businesses from Saturday, March 21st at 5pm through April 7.  We anticipated this possibility and developed a plan to continue as normally as possible to support our customers and ship products.

 

Roland, Karen and I will be working at AP. Roland will continue to complete the final assembly and testing of Mach2GTOs and 92mm Stowaways.  Karen and I will pack, as needed, and whatever else we need to do.

 

Office and technical staff will be working remotely from home to answer your questions or take your orders. Although someone will be answering the phone, we ask that you communicate primarily via email if you can.

 

Our machining and finishing processes will be impacted as well as local subcontractors who anodize and engrave for us. We look forward to having them back at work as soon as possible.

 

Please be patient with us through this time. We are all in uncharted territory and adapting to changing circumstances on a daily basis.

 

All of us at AP extend our best wishes for your health and safety. As a wise person told me recently, treat everyone with kindness and compassion, keep your spirits up as we will get through this together…and wash your hands.

 

 

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

 


Re: Astro-Physics status during IL shut-down

thefamily90 Phillips
 

Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy;
They are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.

Marcel Proust


From: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io> on behalf of Marj Christen <marj@...>
Sent: Friday, March 20, 2020 8:30:30 PM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Astro-Physics status during IL shut-down
 

As far as I know, there is no restriction. We have advised our UPS driver to check in with us and will continue to use FedEx and postal as needed.

 

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 Joel Short
Sent: Friday, March 20, 2020 7:23 PM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Astro-Physics status during IL shut-down

 

I'm just curious what your shipping partners are telling you regarding "non-essential" shipping?  Are everyday products still being shipped, or is shipping limited to "essential" items only?  
Stay safe and healthy!  
joel


Re: APPM Model Creation Problem

Wayne Hixson
 

Even when the West meridian limit is East of the meridian, APPM is slewing to the zenith on the west side. Maybe I won’t be able to do that. 


Re: Astro-Physics status during IL shut-down

 

As far as I know, there is no restriction. We have advised our UPS driver to check in with us and will continue to use FedEx and postal as needed.

 

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 Joel Short
Sent: Friday, March 20, 2020 7:23 PM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Astro-Physics status during IL shut-down

 

I'm just curious what your shipping partners are telling you regarding "non-essential" shipping?  Are everyday products still being shipped, or is shipping limited to "essential" items only?  
Stay safe and healthy!  
joel


Re: Astro-Physics status during IL shut-down

Joel Short
 

I'm just curious what your shipping partners are telling you regarding "non-essential" shipping?  Are everyday products still being shipped, or is shipping limited to "essential" items only?  
Stay safe and healthy!  
joel


Re: Mach1 Unable to Find Home Position Suddenly

Mikko Viljamaa
 

Thanks Roland, i'm trying to digest this as I don't recall ever changing anything after the day light saving change. Nor would I know where to do that. Here's a screen capture from a few minutes ago. I don't see anything extraordinary here but if the LST time should be 6 hours from the park 3, then that is not correct as currently it should be two hours less than shown. If this is the issue, how do I fix that?


Thanks,

Mikko


Re: Astro-Physics status during IL shut-down

 

Wayne,

 

Thanks, we like to think we are essential, as well. And so, we need to keep our employees safe and keep rolling on the best we can.

 

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 Wayne Hixson via Groups.Io
Sent: Friday, March 20, 2020 6:54 PM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Astro-Physics status during IL shut-down

 

But you guys are an “essential business”!

 

Thanks for letting us know and making lemonade from lemons. 

 

Wayne



On Mar 20, 2020, at 4:44 PM, Marj Christen <marj@...> wrote:



Hello astro-nuts,

 

The governor of IL just announced a “stay at home” order policy for non-essential businesses from Saturday, March 21st at 5pm through April 7.  We anticipated this possibility and developed a plan to continue as normally as possible to support our customers and ship products.

 

Roland, Karen and I will be working at AP. Roland will continue to complete the final assembly and testing of Mach2GTOs and 92mm Stowaways.  Karen and I will pack, as needed, and whatever else we need to do.

 

Office and technical staff will be working remotely from home to answer your questions or take your orders. Although someone will be answering the phone, we ask that you communicate primarily via email if you can.

 

Our machining and finishing processes will be impacted as well as local subcontractors who anodize and engrave for us. We look forward to having them back at work as soon as possible.

 

Please be patient with us through this time. We are all in uncharted territory and adapting to changing circumstances on a daily basis.

 

All of us at AP extend our best wishes for your health and safety. As a wise person told me recently, treat everyone with kindness and compassion, keep your spirits up as we will get through this together…and wash your hands.

 

 

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

 


Re: Astro-Physics status during IL shut-down

Wayne Hixson
 

But you guys are an “essential business”!

Thanks for letting us know and making lemonade from lemons. 

Wayne


On Mar 20, 2020, at 4:44 PM, Marj Christen <marj@...> wrote:



Hello astro-nuts,

 

The governor of IL just announced a “stay at home” order policy for non-essential businesses from Saturday, March 21st at 5pm through April 7.  We anticipated this possibility and developed a plan to continue as normally as possible to support our customers and ship products.

 

Roland, Karen and I will be working at AP. Roland will continue to complete the final assembly and testing of Mach2GTOs and 92mm Stowaways.  Karen and I will pack, as needed, and whatever else we need to do.

 

Office and technical staff will be working remotely from home to answer your questions or take your orders. Although someone will be answering the phone, we ask that you communicate primarily via email if you can.

 

Our machining and finishing processes will be impacted as well as local subcontractors who anodize and engrave for us. We look forward to having them back at work as soon as possible.

 

Please be patient with us through this time. We are all in uncharted territory and adapting to changing circumstances on a daily basis.

 

All of us at AP extend our best wishes for your health and safety. As a wise person told me recently, treat everyone with kindness and compassion, keep your spirits up as we will get through this together…and wash your hands.

 

 

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

 


Re: APPM Model Creation Problem

Wayne Hixson
 

Ray, think I figured out I’ve been doing the meridians wrong! I think I need to run the west limits except I move the scope East to the point it’s not going under the eaves. So the west limits show up on the east side. Right? Then use the East limits for the more typical counterweights up run camera into the pier situation. Anyway I’m starting the mapping anew. 


I’m also Remapping the altitude limits so that will be used to stop tracking when the camera starts to track under the eaves. 

does this sound like it will work?

Wayne


Astro-Physics status during IL shut-down

 

Hello astro-nuts,

 

The governor of IL just announced a “stay at home” order policy for non-essential businesses from Saturday, March 21st at 5pm through April 7.  We anticipated this possibility and developed a plan to continue as normally as possible to support our customers and ship products.

 

Roland, Karen and I will be working at AP. Roland will continue to complete the final assembly and testing of Mach2GTOs and 92mm Stowaways.  Karen and I will pack, as needed, and whatever else we need to do.

 

Office and technical staff will be working remotely from home to answer your questions or take your orders. Although someone will be answering the phone, we ask that you communicate primarily via email if you can.

 

Our machining and finishing processes will be impacted as well as local subcontractors who anodize and engrave for us. We look forward to having them back at work as soon as possible.

 

Please be patient with us through this time. We are all in uncharted territory and adapting to changing circumstances on a daily basis.

 

All of us at AP extend our best wishes for your health and safety. As a wise person told me recently, treat everyone with kindness and compassion, keep your spirits up as we will get through this together…and wash your hands.

 

 

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

 


Re: Mach1 Unable to Find Home Position Suddenly

Roland Christen
 

The mount will always park according to the LST that the ASCOM driver calculates based on your time, date, location data. If it parks wrong, look at your LST number. Park2 and 3 are always 6 hours from LST. Park 1 , 4 and 5 are always at LST.

LST is your local sidereal time as calculated by the ASCOM driver from your local time that you input to the driver plus your time zone, your daylight savings setting, your longitude and of course your date.

When you slew to an object and it is off by 5 degrees, your inclination then is to move the mount 5 degrees to center the object and recal. When you do that you are actually shifting the entire sky including the overhead hour angle (LST or meridian line) by that same 5 degrees, and along with it all the park positions.

Is this a problem? Not really unless you specifically must have the mount park within a few arc seconds so that your rolloff roof clears the scope. Your time may be off for this session, but when you open up the next session it is not the exact time that determines where the sky objects are, it is the time difference. Therefore, objects will be centered even though the exact time is off as long as the time difference is correct.

This occurs dramatically twice a year when the time changes by 1 hour. If you forget to also change the daylight savings number by 1 hour then the time difference between the last session and the one after the 1 hour time change will be off by 1 hour. Then all sky objects will be 15 degrees in error, so then when you move the scope and recal or sync, you inadvertently also move the meridian line by 15 degrees and all parks accordingly. This is the most common effect that time has on the mount.

Roland



-----Original Message-----
From: Mikko Viljamaa <mikko.viljamaa@...>
To: main <main@ap-gto.groups.io>
Sent: Fri, Mar 20, 2020 5:11 pm
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Mach1 Unable to Find Home Position Suddenly

Thanks Rolando, I have checked those a few times now. And if one of them would be incorrect, wouldn't the Mount always miss the position by the same 15 degrees or what not. Now the mount occasionally gets the park-3 correct. I keep checking but I'm pretty sure all the initial data is correct.


- Mikko

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