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Re: APCC Standard v1.8.2.0 and APCC Pro v1.8.2.1

Ray Gralak
 

Thanks Ray. I dont usually have this problem, but APCC Pro cannot see that an update is available.
The download links are in the post.

Some people wanted direct download links and an announcement when the updates are available. This is that!

I'll update the download link in a few days.

-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 Bill Long
Sent: Monday, May 25, 2020 5:41 PM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] APCC Standard v1.8.2.0 and APCC Pro v1.8.2.1

Thanks Ray. I dont usually have this problem, but APCC Pro cannot see that an update is available.

________________________________

From: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io> on behalf of Ray Gralak <groups3@...>
Sent: Monday, May 25, 2020 4:17 PM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io>
Subject: [ap-gto] APCC Standard v1.8.2.0 and APCC Pro v1.8.2.1

Hello All,

I am announcing the availability of APCC Standard 1.8.2.0 and APCC Pro 1.8.2.1 (links below).

Most of the changes are bug fixes and are itemized here:

APCC - BUG Fix - Tracking rates were not working correctly for the GTOCP3 in 1.8.1.1.

APCC - BUG FIX - Prevent Mach 2 from setting HOME to be anything other than Park 3.

APCC - BUG FIX - The ASCOM driver can send values in exponential notation when the value is near zero.
APCC was rejecting this exponential notation.

APCC - BUG Fix - Commands starting with "G_" were rejected.

APCC - BUG Fix - Clear flashing scope view when user clears all errors.

APCC - BUG FIX - Settings were not always being correctly saved.

APCC - BUG Fix - Prevent possible overflow in Meridian Limits Add Point dialog.

APCC - BUG FIX - Horizons - some of the menus did nothing.

APCC - BUG FIX - Horizons - Fixed a number of display bugs and made the displayed data more useful.

APCC - BUG Fix - fixed an integer overflow error that would happen occasionally.

APCC Pro - BUG FIX - APPM - Slew would sometimes fail to appear to complete thus stalling data mapping
runs.

APCC Pro - BUG Fix - tracking rate correction was not always saved correctly.

APCC - Improvement - Moved virtual port handlers to their own threads to reduce latency when user interface
elements are updated.

APCC - Improvement - In the Meridian Tracking Limits Explorer dialog window, add a button to update Meridian
Inclination.

APCC Standard 1.8.2.0:
https://nam12.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.apastrosoftware.com%2Fapcc_dow
nload%2FAPCC_Standard_Setup_1.8.2.0.exe&amp;data=02%7C01%7C%7Cd3819656ab894ec5dd6c08d801
01be39%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C637260454274942528&amp;sdata=iRQL4P
Sfuk5q6ObBb7VLFU4H7Nuap3q3Q5xQjGhqzig%3D&amp;reserved=0

APCC Pro 1.8.2.1:
https://nam12.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.apastrosoftware.com%2Fapcc_dow
nload%2FAPCC_Pro_Setup_1.8.2.1.exe&amp;data=02%7C01%7C%7Cd3819656ab894ec5dd6c08d80101be3
9%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C637260454274942528&amp;sdata=ZFZA40sAdw
Ll0P3IIh2MduVrjLQeX%2F2%2FHeSEpFg7KyA%3D&amp;reserved=0

APCC Standard PDF:
https://nam12.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.apastrosoftware.com%2Fapcc_dow
nload%2Fapcc-
std.pdf&amp;data=02%7C01%7C%7Cd3819656ab894ec5dd6c08d80101be39%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaa
aaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C637260454274942528&amp;sdata=YF3Oh6Ce%2Fh%2BwCQEe%2FUPZTKBhSgqj
uwlXCg6u9yMLOgM%3D&amp;reserved=0

APCC Pro PDF:
https://nam12.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.apastrosoftware.com%2Fapcc_dow
nload%2Fapcc-
pro.pdf&amp;data=02%7C01%7C%7Cd3819656ab894ec5dd6c08d80101be39%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaa
aaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C637260454274942528&amp;sdata=tFNKJyAPRawNeKLpibPWGR5EyCzJTaFYgG0
VDkpEhNM%3D&amp;reserved=0

-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%7Cd3819656ab894ec5dd6c08d80101be39%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaa
aaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C637260454274942528&amp;sdata=F6gvmHzFDNP%2BJAD%2B8jExUIswhl7kgBzojcS
M5WNKNIg%3D&amp;reserved=0
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pro&amp;data=02%7C01%7C%7Cd3819656ab894ec5dd6c08d80101be39%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaa
aaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C637260454274942528&amp;sdata=F6gvmHzFDNP%2BJAD%2B8jExUIswhl7kgBzojcS
M5WNKNIg%3D&amp;reserved=0>
Author of PEMPro V3:
https://nam12.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ccdware.com%2F&amp;data=02%
7C01%7C%7Cd3819656ab894ec5dd6c08d80101be39%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0
%7C637260454274942528&amp;sdata=58JmvmgtI3AsOGZrHjVqlbPyCxtFOIJJuIIApGt4EvY%3D&amp;reserv
ed=0
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%7C01%7C%7Cd3819656ab894ec5dd6c08d80101be39%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C
0%7C637260454274942528&amp;sdata=58JmvmgtI3AsOGZrHjVqlbPyCxtFOIJJuIIApGt4EvY%3D&amp;reser
ved=0>
Author of Astro-Physics V2 ASCOM Driver:
https://nam12.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.siriusimaging.com%2Fapdriver&a
mp;data=02%7C01%7C%7Cd3819656ab894ec5dd6c08d80101be39%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaa
a%7C1%7C0%7C637260454274952514&amp;sdata=UWVzbzixhnJx7qAJrgP81PLJBLkl6dE%2B1oN4YO99uy
E%3D&amp;reserved=0
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amp;data=02%7C01%7C%7Cd3819656ab894ec5dd6c08d80101be39%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaa
aa%7C1%7C0%7C637260454274952514&amp;sdata=UWVzbzixhnJx7qAJrgP81PLJBLkl6dE%2B1oN4YO99u
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Re: APCC Standard v1.8.2.0 and APCC Pro v1.8.2.1

Yves Laroche
 

Ray,

the same behaviour for me.

Regards,
Yves



Le 25/05/20 20:41, Bill Long <bill@...> a écrit :

Thanks Ray. I dont usually have this problem, but APCC Pro cannot see that an update is available.



From: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io> on behalf of Ray Gralak <groups3@...>
Sent: Monday, May 25, 2020 4:17 PM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io>
Subject: [ap-gto] APCC Standard v1.8.2.0 and APCC Pro v1.8.2.1

Hello All,

I am announcing the availability of APCC Standard 1.8.2.0 and APCC Pro 1.8.2.1 (links below).

Most of the changes are bug fixes and are itemized here:

APCC - BUG Fix - Tracking rates were not working correctly for the GTOCP3 in 1.8.1.1.

APCC - BUG FIX - Prevent Mach 2 from setting HOME to be anything other than Park 3.

APCC - BUG FIX - The ASCOM driver can send values in exponential notation when the value is near zero. APCC was rejecting this exponential notation.

APCC - BUG Fix - Commands starting with "G_" were rejected.

APCC - BUG Fix - Clear flashing scope view when user clears all errors.

APCC - BUG FIX - Settings were not always being correctly saved.

APCC - BUG Fix - Prevent possible overflow in Meridian Limits Add Point dialog.

APCC - BUG FIX - Horizons - some of the menus did nothing.

APCC - BUG FIX - Horizons - Fixed a number of display bugs and made the displayed data more useful.

APCC - BUG Fix - fixed an integer overflow error that would happen occasionally.

APCC Pro - BUG FIX - APPM - Slew would sometimes fail to appear to complete thus stalling data mapping runs.

APCC Pro - BUG Fix - tracking rate correction was not always saved correctly.

APCC - Improvement - Moved virtual port handlers to their own threads to reduce latency when user interface elements are updated.

APCC - Improvement - In the Meridian Tracking Limits Explorer dialog window, add a button to update Meridian Inclination.

APCC Standard 1.8.2.0:
https://nam12.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.apastrosoftware.com%2Fapcc_download%2FAPCC_Standard_Setup_1.8.2.0.exe&amp;data=02%7C01%7C%7Cd3819656ab894ec5dd6c08d80101be39%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C637260454274942528&amp;sdata=iRQL4PSfuk5q6ObBb7VLFU4H7Nuap3q3Q5xQjGhqzig%3D&amp;reserved=0

APCC Pro 1.8.2.1:
https://nam12.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.apastrosoftware.com%2Fapcc_download%2FAPCC_Pro_Setup_1.8.2.1.exe&amp;data=02%7C01%7C%7Cd3819656ab894ec5dd6c08d80101be39%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C637260454274942528&amp;sdata=ZFZA40sAdwLl0P3IIh2MduVrjLQeX%2F2%2FHeSEpFg7KyA%3D&amp;reserved=0

APCC Standard PDF:
https://nam12.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.apastrosoftware.com%2Fapcc_download%2Fapcc-std.pdf&amp;data=02%7C01%7C%7Cd3819656ab894ec5dd6c08d80101be39%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C637260454274942528&amp;sdata=YF3Oh6Ce%2Fh%2BwCQEe%2FUPZTKBhSgqjuwlXCg6u9yMLOgM%3D&amp;reserved=0

APCC Pro PDF:
https://nam12.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.apastrosoftware.com%2Fapcc_download%2Fapcc-pro.pdf&amp;data=02%7C01%7C%7Cd3819656ab894ec5dd6c08d80101be39%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C637260454274942528&amp;sdata=tFNKJyAPRawNeKLpibPWGR5EyCzJTaFYgG0VDkpEhNM%3D&amp;reserved=0

-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%7Cd3819656ab894ec5dd6c08d80101be39%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C637260454274942528&amp;sdata=F6gvmHzFDNP%2BJAD%2B8jExUIswhl7kgBzojcSM5WNKNIg%3D&amp;reserved=0
Author of PEMPro V3:  https://nam12.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ccdware.com%2F&amp;data=02%7C01%7C%7Cd3819656ab894ec5dd6c08d80101be39%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C637260454274942528&amp;sdata=58JmvmgtI3AsOGZrHjVqlbPyCxtFOIJJuIIApGt4EvY%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%7Cd3819656ab894ec5dd6c08d80101be39%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C637260454274952514&amp;sdata=UWVzbzixhnJx7qAJrgP81PLJBLkl6dE%2B1oN4YO99uyE%3D&amp;reserved=0





Re: APCC Standard v1.8.2.0 and APCC Pro v1.8.2.1

Bill Long
 

Thanks Ray. I dont usually have this problem, but APCC Pro cannot see that an update is available.


From: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io> on behalf of Ray Gralak <groups3@...>
Sent: Monday, May 25, 2020 4:17 PM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io>
Subject: [ap-gto] APCC Standard v1.8.2.0 and APCC Pro v1.8.2.1
 
Hello All,

I am announcing the availability of APCC Standard 1.8.2.0 and APCC Pro 1.8.2.1 (links below).

Most of the changes are bug fixes and are itemized here:

APCC - BUG Fix - Tracking rates were not working correctly for the GTOCP3 in 1.8.1.1.

APCC - BUG FIX - Prevent Mach 2 from setting HOME to be anything other than Park 3.

APCC - BUG FIX - The ASCOM driver can send values in exponential notation when the value is near zero. APCC was rejecting this exponential notation.

APCC - BUG Fix - Commands starting with "G_" were rejected.

APCC - BUG Fix - Clear flashing scope view when user clears all errors.

APCC - BUG FIX - Settings were not always being correctly saved.

APCC - BUG Fix - Prevent possible overflow in Meridian Limits Add Point dialog.

APCC - BUG FIX - Horizons - some of the menus did nothing.

APCC - BUG FIX - Horizons - Fixed a number of display bugs and made the displayed data more useful.

APCC - BUG Fix - fixed an integer overflow error that would happen occasionally.

APCC Pro - BUG FIX - APPM - Slew would sometimes fail to appear to complete thus stalling data mapping runs.

APCC Pro - BUG Fix - tracking rate correction was not always saved correctly.

APCC - Improvement - Moved virtual port handlers to their own threads to reduce latency when user interface elements are updated.

APCC - Improvement - In the Meridian Tracking Limits Explorer dialog window, add a button to update Meridian Inclination.

APCC Standard 1.8.2.0:
https://nam12.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.apastrosoftware.com%2Fapcc_download%2FAPCC_Standard_Setup_1.8.2.0.exe&amp;data=02%7C01%7C%7Cd3819656ab894ec5dd6c08d80101be39%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C637260454274942528&amp;sdata=iRQL4PSfuk5q6ObBb7VLFU4H7Nuap3q3Q5xQjGhqzig%3D&amp;reserved=0

APCC Pro 1.8.2.1:
https://nam12.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.apastrosoftware.com%2Fapcc_download%2FAPCC_Pro_Setup_1.8.2.1.exe&amp;data=02%7C01%7C%7Cd3819656ab894ec5dd6c08d80101be39%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C637260454274942528&amp;sdata=ZFZA40sAdwLl0P3IIh2MduVrjLQeX%2F2%2FHeSEpFg7KyA%3D&amp;reserved=0

APCC Standard PDF:
https://nam12.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.apastrosoftware.com%2Fapcc_download%2Fapcc-std.pdf&amp;data=02%7C01%7C%7Cd3819656ab894ec5dd6c08d80101be39%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C637260454274942528&amp;sdata=YF3Oh6Ce%2Fh%2BwCQEe%2FUPZTKBhSgqjuwlXCg6u9yMLOgM%3D&amp;reserved=0

APCC Pro PDF:
https://nam12.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.apastrosoftware.com%2Fapcc_download%2Fapcc-pro.pdf&amp;data=02%7C01%7C%7Cd3819656ab894ec5dd6c08d80101be39%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C637260454274942528&amp;sdata=tFNKJyAPRawNeKLpibPWGR5EyCzJTaFYgG0VDkpEhNM%3D&amp;reserved=0

-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%7Cd3819656ab894ec5dd6c08d80101be39%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C637260454274942528&amp;sdata=F6gvmHzFDNP%2BJAD%2B8jExUIswhl7kgBzojcSM5WNKNIg%3D&amp;reserved=0
Author of PEMPro V3:  https://nam12.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ccdware.com%2F&amp;data=02%7C01%7C%7Cd3819656ab894ec5dd6c08d80101be39%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C637260454274942528&amp;sdata=58JmvmgtI3AsOGZrHjVqlbPyCxtFOIJJuIIApGt4EvY%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%7Cd3819656ab894ec5dd6c08d80101be39%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C637260454274952514&amp;sdata=UWVzbzixhnJx7qAJrgP81PLJBLkl6dE%2B1oN4YO99uyE%3D&amp;reserved=0





APCC Standard v1.8.2.0 and APCC Pro v1.8.2.1

Ray Gralak
 

Hello All,

I am announcing the availability of APCC Standard 1.8.2.0 and APCC Pro 1.8.2.1 (links below).

Most of the changes are bug fixes and are itemized here:

APCC - BUG Fix - Tracking rates were not working correctly for the GTOCP3 in 1.8.1.1.

APCC - BUG FIX - Prevent Mach 2 from setting HOME to be anything other than Park 3.

APCC - BUG FIX - The ASCOM driver can send values in exponential notation when the value is near zero. APCC was rejecting this exponential notation.

APCC - BUG Fix - Commands starting with "G_" were rejected.

APCC - BUG Fix - Clear flashing scope view when user clears all errors.

APCC - BUG FIX - Settings were not always being correctly saved.

APCC - BUG Fix - Prevent possible overflow in Meridian Limits Add Point dialog.

APCC - BUG FIX - Horizons - some of the menus did nothing.

APCC - BUG FIX - Horizons - Fixed a number of display bugs and made the displayed data more useful.

APCC - BUG Fix - fixed an integer overflow error that would happen occasionally.

APCC Pro - BUG FIX - APPM - Slew would sometimes fail to appear to complete thus stalling data mapping runs.

APCC Pro - BUG Fix - tracking rate correction was not always saved correctly.

APCC - Improvement - Moved virtual port handlers to their own threads to reduce latency when user interface elements are updated.

APCC - Improvement - In the Meridian Tracking Limits Explorer dialog window, add a button to update Meridian Inclination.

APCC Standard 1.8.2.0:
http://www.apastrosoftware.com/apcc_download/APCC_Standard_Setup_1.8.2.0.exe

APCC Pro 1.8.2.1:
http://www.apastrosoftware.com/apcc_download/APCC_Pro_Setup_1.8.2.1.exe

APCC Standard PDF:
http://www.apastrosoftware.com/apcc_download/apcc-std.pdf

APCC Pro PDF:
http://www.apastrosoftware.com/apcc_download/apcc-pro.pdf

-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


Re: Shipping outside USA

Donghun
 

Awesome!

Thank you Geert
Donghun


Re: Shipping outside USA

Geert
 

Read this:  https://www.astro-physics.com/shipping-returns/ and then contact AP.

Geert

Op ma 25 mei 2020 om 20:59 schreef Donghun <malonee72@...>:

Hi

I tried to order an item from AP website and I cannot choose any other country than US as the destination country for shipping.
Is AP currently shipping only to US?

Thank you
Donghun


Re: Mach2 power consumption #Mach2GTO

Christopher Erickson
 

Steppers always require more power/amps than servos.

Amps times volts equals watts.

Watts of electricity consumed converts 1:1 to watts of heat generated.

A typical AC-DC power supply is about 80-95% efficient, depending on design. That means another 5-20% of power consumption and heat generation.

Make sure your observatory and/or imaging setup is configured to minimize any impact these various heat sources will have on your local seeing.

Thermodynamics 101.

-Christopher Erickson
Observatory engineer
Waikoloa, HI 96738
www.summitkinetics.com
   


On Mon, May 25, 2020, 10:03 AM Jerome Allison <jallison@...> wrote:
I'm wondering what other Mach2 users are experiencing with power usage with their mounts.  

Using a Powerwerx watt meter, I'm seeing about 1.05 amps at 13.8V while tracking, as much as 5.15 amps while slewing.  I'm powering with a Pyramid PS-15KX supply, and it gets hot.  (Still indoors due to lousy weather).

These motors are drawing a lot of juice!  Is that to be expected?

Jerome


Shipping outside USA

Donghun
 

Hi

I tried to order an item from AP website and I cannot choose any other country than US as the destination country for shipping.
Is AP currently shipping only to US?

Thank you
Donghun


Re: Mach2 power consumption #Mach2GTO

Dean Jacobsen
 

I will check for you tomorrow night if you haven’t gotten an answer by then Jerome.
--
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http://astrophoto.net/wp/ 
Image Gallery - http://astrophoto.net/wp/image-gallery/
Astrobin - https://www.astrobin.com/users/deanjacobsen/ 


Mach2 power consumption #Mach2GTO

 

I'm wondering what other Mach2 users are experiencing with power usage with their mounts.  

Using a Powerwerx watt meter, I'm seeing about 1.05 amps at 13.8V while tracking, as much as 5.15 amps while slewing.  I'm powering with a Pyramid PS-15KX supply, and it gets hot.  (Still indoors due to lousy weather).

These motors are drawing a lot of juice!  Is that to be expected?

Jerome


Re: The SkyX Star Synchronization

Dean Jacobsen
 

Thank you Geert and Stuart.  I was just looking in the wrong place.
--
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Image Gallery - http://astrophoto.net/wp/image-gallery/
Astrobin - https://www.astrobin.com/users/deanjacobsen/ 


Re: The SkyX Star Synchronization

Stuart <stuart.j.heggie@...>
 

Dean, the check box is in the AP driver not TSX. You tell it to treat SYNC as RCAL. Then you're good to go.

On Mon, 25 May 2020 at 13:56, Dean Jacobsen <deanjacobsen@...> wrote:
On Mon, May 25, 2020 at 10:40 AM, Mike Dodd wrote:
It's been a long time since I looked in SkyX, but I believe there's an option to "use recalibrate when Sync is clicked."

I suggest you dig deep and see if you can find something along this line.
I remember that being there too once upon a time.  But I can't find it now.  So maybe it isn't there in the recent version.
 
--
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http://astrophoto.net/wp/ 
Image Gallery - http://astrophoto.net/wp/image-gallery/
Astrobin - https://www.astrobin.com/users/deanjacobsen/ 


--

Stuart
http://www.astrofoto.ca/stuartheggie/


Re: The SkyX Star Synchronization

Geert
 

Dean, it is in the AP Driver that you have to click a box to use Sync as Recal.  Then it will work from TheSky.

Geert Vandenbulcke

Op ma 25 mei 2020 om 19:40 schreef Mike Dodd <mike@...>:

On 5/25/2020 1:07 PM, Dean  Jacobsen wrote:
> Does the Star Synchronization tool in TheSkyX's telescope tab perform
> the same function as the RECAL?

It's been a long time since I looked in SkyX, but I believe there's an
option to "use recalibrate when Sync is clicked."

I suggest you dig deep and see if you can find something along this line.

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Mike

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Re: The SkyX Star Synchronization

Dean Jacobsen
 

On Mon, May 25, 2020 at 10:40 AM, Mike Dodd wrote:
It's been a long time since I looked in SkyX, but I believe there's an option to "use recalibrate when Sync is clicked."

I suggest you dig deep and see if you can find something along this line.
I remember that being there too once upon a time.  But I can't find it now.  So maybe it isn't there in the recent version.
 
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Re: The SkyX Star Synchronization

Mike Dodd
 

On 5/25/2020 1:07 PM, Dean Jacobsen wrote:
Does the Star Synchronization tool in TheSkyX's telescope tab perform
the same function as the RECAL?
It's been a long time since I looked in SkyX, but I believe there's an option to "use recalibrate when Sync is clicked."

I suggest you dig deep and see if you can find something along this line.

--
Mike

Mike Dodd
Louisa County, Virginia USA
http://astronomy.mdodd.com


The SkyX Star Synchronization

Dean Jacobsen
 

I fell silly for asking this question.  I have always been a GTO Keypad user and one of the first things that I do when initializing my mount is to slew to a known star, center the star on the imaging chip and then use the RECAL feature on the keypad.  THen I am good to go and when I start up TheSkyX, SGP, and PHD2, the software is getting the updated pointing information.

Now I am temporarily without the keypad.

I know this has been discussed countless times before and I vaguely remember seeing reference to it in the manuals.  But I haven't found it in the Mach2 or GTOCP5 manual yet...

Does the Star Synchronization tool in TheSkyX's telescope tab perform the same function as the RECAL?
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Re: AP Driver error

Ray Gralak
 

Yes, Max you are running an old version of the driver.

The latest current is v5.30.10. Either link will get you to the driver download link:

https://www.gralak.com/apdriver
https://www.siriusimaging.com/apdriver

-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

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Subject: Re: [ap-gto] AP Driver error

Update the ASCOM driver.

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Subject: [ap-gto] AP Driver error

I get this when connect to Voyager. If I kill the driver in task manager and reconnect it works fine.
Can this be fixed? 1.8.1.1 Version

Thanks

max


Re: AP Driver error

Bill Long
 

Update the ASCOM driver.


From: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io> on behalf of Max Mirot via groups.io <titansmoons@...>
Sent: Monday, May 25, 2020 7:48 AM
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Subject: [ap-gto] AP Driver error
 
I get this when connect to Voyager.  If I kill the driver in task manager and reconnect it works fine.
Can this be fixed? 1.8.1.1 Version

Thanks

max


AP Driver error

Max Mirot
 

I get this when connect to Voyager.  If I kill the driver in task manager and reconnect it works fine.
Can this be fixed? 1.8.1.1 Version

Thanks

max


Re: PhD pulse guide error

Ray Gralak
 

Max,

There's not enough information to say. For example, did the failure message come from the driver or PHD2? Was the mount parked or tracking? If the scope is near the pole, RA moves will hardly produce any star movement. Also, have you tried looked at the driver log file to see if the PulseGuide moves were actually sent?

-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

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Subject: [ap-gto] PhD pulse guide error

PhD guider connects to AP driver ok.
When I try to calibrate I started getting a error message that mount did not respond to pulse guiding (failed
message).
I close PhD then restart and reconnect the drivers. Calibration proceeds normally and guiding works all night.
I any suggestions?

Max