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Re: PEMPro on ASI6200 & QHY600

Tom Blahovici
 

I'm planning for that camera as well. Is CCDInspector having the same issue?

Some other options...use video memory. Compile for 64bit.  Allow subframes.
Swap images to a disk file. (Ram disk would work).
This camera is going to be extremely popular.
Tom


Re: Mount lost sync

Peter Bresler
 

Thanks....will try that. The keypad could use a new cable.


Re: Mach2 User Manual

Donald Rudny
 

How about Hawai’i?  They’re considered essential here, too.

On May 8, 2020, at 5:51 PM, Lawrence Lopez <lawlopez3@...> wrote:


In NH the liquor stores are owned by state.
Thus they supply badly needed income to the state.
Good thing too, with no income tax for the state it's a bit dicey.
The towns get their funding from property tax.
This can cause financial difficulty in some towns where it is very high.

In Texas they liquor stores are non publicly traded companies.
Only state in the union with that.
They apparently have a very strong liquor lobby.
perhaps the 151  everclear is used for sterilization.]

On Fri, May 8, 2020 at 11:20 PM Michael Hambrick via groups.io <mike.hambrick=arlanxeo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Roland

It is probably late in the game to do this, but I have often thought that with your highly skilled staff, you could have offered to fabricate some component for the ventilators or other device in the Coronavirus fight and brought everyone in to spend about half of their time on the "government work" and the other half doing their regular jobs. You are all adults there. I'll bet you could have figured out how to allow everyone to work safely.

It is really a shame that we have a bunch of bureaucrats and politicians deciding what constitutes an essential business. Although I really enjoy my single malt scotch, I am still having difficulty grasping how in Texas they decided that liquor stores were essential businesses.


Best Regards

Michael Hambrick
ARLANXEO
TSR Global Manufacturing Support
PO Box 2000
Orange, TX 77631-2000
Phone: +1 (409) 882-2799
email: mike.hambrick@...


Re: Mach2 User Manual

Lawrence Lopez
 

In NH the liquor stores are owned by state.
Thus they supply badly needed income to the state.
Good thing too, with no income tax for the state it's a bit dicey.
The towns get their funding from property tax.
This can cause financial difficulty in some towns where it is very high.

In Texas they liquor stores are non publicly traded companies.
Only state in the union with that.
They apparently have a very strong liquor lobby.
perhaps the 151  everclear is used for sterilization.]

On Fri, May 8, 2020 at 11:20 PM Michael Hambrick via groups.io <mike.hambrick=arlanxeo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Roland

It is probably late in the game to do this, but I have often thought that with your highly skilled staff, you could have offered to fabricate some component for the ventilators or other device in the Coronavirus fight and brought everyone in to spend about half of their time on the "government work" and the other half doing their regular jobs. You are all adults there. I'll bet you could have figured out how to allow everyone to work safely.

It is really a shame that we have a bunch of bureaucrats and politicians deciding what constitutes an essential business. Although I really enjoy my single malt scotch, I am still having difficulty grasping how in Texas they decided that liquor stores were essential businesses.


Best Regards

Michael Hambrick
ARLANXEO
TSR Global Manufacturing Support
PO Box 2000
Orange, TX 77631-2000
Phone: +1 (409) 882-2799
email: mike.hambrick@...


Re: Mach2 User Manual

Michael Hambrick <mike.hambrick@...>
 

Roland

It is probably late in the game to do this, but I have often thought that with your highly skilled staff, you could have offered to fabricate some component for the ventilators or other device in the Coronavirus fight and brought everyone in to spend about half of their time on the "government work" and the other half doing their regular jobs. You are all adults there. I'll bet you could have figured out how to allow everyone to work safely.

It is really a shame that we have a bunch of bureaucrats and politicians deciding what constitutes an essential business. Although I really enjoy my single malt scotch, I am still having difficulty grasping how in Texas they decided that liquor stores were essential businesses.


Best Regards

Michael Hambrick
ARLANXEO
TSR Global Manufacturing Support
PO Box 2000
Orange, TX 77631-2000
Phone: +1 (409) 882-2799
email: mike.hambrick@...


Re: Mount lost sync

Don Anderson
 

Peter
Sounds like more than one device is trying to send time and location data to the CP4 controller during a session. Try disconnecting either your computer or your keypad and operate with only one at a time. The clicking of the keypad may be caused by a dying keypad battery or a bad connection in the keypad, cable or plugs. That could be causing your problem. Again disconnect the keypad first and try operating with the computer (AP Ascom driver) only for awhile and see what happens.

Don Anderson


On Friday, May 8, 2020, 06:46:51 p.m. MDT, Peter Bresler via groups.io <pabresler@...> wrote:


https://www.dropbox.com/s/sx6i4x774z0jbgh/ApccZip-Peter_Bresler-2020-05-08-173804.zip?dl=0

My Mach1/GTO4 generally has been working well and trouble free, but it lost its sync a couple of times recently, meaning that the park 3 position was way off. Easy to fix, but I am wondering why it happened?  I use plate solves and syncs with SGP.

Also, the keypad, which I seldom use at all, has been clicking when I turn on the controller.


Mount lost sync

Peter Bresler
 

https://www.dropbox.com/s/sx6i4x774z0jbgh/ApccZip-Peter_Bresler-2020-05-08-173804.zip?dl=0

My Mach1/GTO4 generally has been working well and trouble free, but it lost its sync a couple of times recently, meaning that the park 3 position was way off. Easy to fix, but I am wondering why it happened?  I use plate solves and syncs with SGP.

Also, the keypad, which I seldom use at all, has been clicking when I turn on the controller.


Re: which adaptor for polemaster: universal mount or adaptor for ap 900

Peter Nagy
 

Yes!! The distant images I am seeing appear to be flatter than using the prescription glasses. I really hope to stop using prescription glasses soon. I wonder if I will eventually pass an eye test at the DMV without prescription glasses. 

Peter 


Re: which adaptor for polemaster: universal mount or adaptor for ap 900

Roland Christen
 

Yes, your eyes will slowly pull themselves toward distant vision when you use reading glasses for closeup work. It's an old pilot's trick. Over time your eye's lens will slowly relax and get slightly flatter because the eye muscles are not constantly pushing inward on it to produce close focus. The inward pushing muscles are very much stronger than those that let the eye lens relax, so the tendency is for the eye to constantly get more and more myopic as you age, IF you are not using reading glasses.

Rolando



-----Original Message-----
From: Peter Nagy <topboxman@...>
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Sent: Fri, May 8, 2020 5:09 pm
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] which adaptor for polemaster: universal mount or adaptor for ap 900

Rolando,


Reviving an old thread.

I have been using reading glasses extensively for reading or close ups lately and my eyes seem to be improving for distance that sometimes I forget to wear prescription glasses when driving and Iately I have been noticing signs are better focused without using prescription glasses. I hope using reading glasses for close ups did the trick. I hate wearing prescription glasses especially watching TV. Watching TV without prescription glasses appear to get better. I can read closed captioning better lately. 

Thanks for the suggestion. 

Peter 


Re: Mount recommendation for TEC 180FL with FLI 16803 + FW #Mach2GTO

Roland Christen
 

I have a similar scope, an AP175, mounted on a 1600 mount in my Hawaii observatory, and it works like a dream. However, if you will not be permanently mounted, the 1100 is a great choice. Nice solid mount and portable too.

Rolando


-----Original Message-----
From: Shailesh Trivedi <strivedi@...>
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Sent: Fri, May 8, 2020 4:57 pm
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Mount recommendation for TEC 180FL with FLI 16803 + FW #Mach2GTO

Thank you, Roland. 

Which AP mount would you recommend for this work load? AP1100 or AP1600?

Shailesh


Re: which adaptor for polemaster: universal mount or adaptor for ap 900

Peter Nagy
 

Rolando,

Reviving an old thread.

I have been using reading glasses extensively for reading or close ups lately and my eyes seem to be improving for distance that sometimes I forget to wear prescription glasses when driving and Iately I have been noticing signs are better focused without using prescription glasses. I hope using reading glasses for close ups did the trick. I hate wearing prescription glasses especially watching TV. Watching TV without prescription glasses appear to get better. I can read closed captioning better lately. 

Thanks for the suggestion. 

Peter 


Re: Mount recommendation for TEC 180FL with FLI 16803 + FW #Mach2GTO

Shailesh Trivedi
 

Thank you, Roland. 

Which AP mount would you recommend for this work load? AP1100 or AP1600?

Shailesh


Re: Mount recommendation for TEC 180FL with FLI 16803 + FW #Mach2GTO

Roland Christen
 

I do not recommend that size scope on the Mach2. The 160 is fine, the 180 is pushing things.

Rolando



-----Original Message-----
From: Shailesh Trivedi <strivedi@...>
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Sent: Fri, May 8, 2020 3:57 pm
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Mount recommendation for TEC 180FL with FLI 16803 + FW #Mach2GTO

Wanted to get Roland's thoughts on the Mach2 for a TEC 180 FL + Proline FLI 16803 + FW (37lb scope + 15 lb camera gear); lenghth ~48 - 50 inches.

I am eagerly awaiting a notification after folks are back to work in AP factory/workshop. But should i order an AP1100 or AP1200 instead?

Shailesh


Re: Mach2 User Manual

 

Thank you, Roland
I know this is a difficult situation, and you're doing the best you can. 
Please don't think I'm too impatient.
Jerome


Re: Mount recommendation for TEC 180FL with FLI 16803 + FW #Mach2GTO

Shailesh Trivedi
 

Wanted to get Roland's thoughts on the Mach2 for a TEC 180 FL + Proline FLI 16803 + FW (37lb scope + 15 lb camera gear); lenghth ~48 - 50 inches.

I am eagerly awaiting a notification after folks are back to work in AP factory/workshop. But should i order an AP1100 or AP1200 instead?

Shailesh


Re: Mach2 User Manual

Roland Christen
 


I wonder why they should be more difficult to install?
They are not more difficult to install. Our "installer" is me, but I don't have the wiring harness for these since the encoder readheads were not available when our electronic technicians were working before the shutdown order. The readheads have come in since then, but nobody at the present time is assembling any of our electronics because they are home. I am in the process of getting these wire harness assemblies made, but it takes a bit of time. I'm not allowed to bring anyone in to do the work, so I have to find another solution - and I will, so please be gentle with me.

Rolando


-----Original Message-----
From: Jerome Allison <jallison@...>
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Sent: Fri, May 8, 2020 3:18 pm
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Mach2 User Manual

I've been watching these posts intently for the last few months.  I've been hesitant to post, not wanting to distract the AP crew from their excellent work.  However, I find myself in much the same situation as Dean Jacobsen, having signed onto the Mach 1 list in October 2018 and later also opted for the low temperature encoders. 

I'm not particularly knowledgeable about these things, but still I wonder why they should be more difficult to install?  I would think they would be a simple drop-in replacement, having only an upgraded optical component. 

(I also wonder where I am on the list, I've been without a useable mount for a long long time.  :) 


Re: Mach2 User Manual

Dean Jacobsen
 

Jerome, if you signed on to the Mach1 list in October 2018 then you are ahead of me.  
--
Dean Jacobsen
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Re: Mach2 User Manual

Dean Jacobsen
 


Re: Mach2 User Manual

dvjbaja
 

  Please!  Get Dean his mount.    But not before MY Stowaway!  :-)



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


-------- Original message --------
From: "uncarollo2 <chris1011@...> via groups.io" <chris1011@...>
Date: 5/8/20 11:55 AM (GMT-08:00)
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Mach2 User Manual

You are only a few steps down from the mounts that I am assembling right now, so don't get discouragipated.

Rolando



-----Original Message-----
From: Dean Jacobsen <deanjacobsen@...>
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Sent: Fri, May 8, 2020 1:20 pm
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Mach2 User Manual

On Fri, May 8, 2020 at 09:39 AM, uncarollo2 <chris1011@...> wrote:
For those who ordered the low temp encoders, this requires assembly that was not achieved before we were shut down and deprived of our electronic assembly personnel. I am trying to rectify that, but it has caused a delay in shipping those mounts. At the moment we are still shut down until the end of this month by order of our governor. Hopefully after the order is lifted we can resume full operation with proper safeguards for our crew. Until then, it's just myself doing final assembly and testing. Slow going, i know, but i'm persistent.
Naturally, that would include me.  Thanks for the heads up. 
 
--
Dean Jacobsen
http://astrophoto.net/wp/ 
Image Gallery - http://astrophoto.net/wp/image-gallery/
Astrobin - https://www.astrobin.com/users/deanjacobsen/ 


Re: Mach2 User Manual

 

I've been watching these posts intently for the last few months.  I've been hesitant to post, not wanting to distract the AP crew from their excellent work.  However, I find myself in much the same situation as Dean Jacobsen, having signed onto the Mach 1 list in October 2018 and later also opted for the low temperature encoders. 

I'm not particularly knowledgeable about these things, but still I wonder why they should be more difficult to install?  I would think they would be a simple drop-in replacement, having only an upgraded optical component. 

(I also wonder where I am on the list, I've been without a useable mount for a long long time.  :)