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Re: Daylight Saving Question

Yves Laroche
 

Hi Pat!

It's supposed to be my next testing. I must evaluate if TheSky had this bug from the first AP version : 5.00.014. Maybe tomorrow night if weather will be good.

Software Bisque are presently doing efforts for correcting this problem and others. Hope the update will coming soon.

Did you check your latitude and longitude values when display in TheSky, Telescope | Options | Initialize ?

Yves Laroche


Patrick J. Madden wrote:

Thanks, Ray, but I did that, and I am still having trouble. Yves might be right. Maybe there is a bug in version .100 of TheSky. I am wondering if I can go back to an earlier version, or if upgrades are a "one way" process. The only reason I upgraded was I heard they had a better algorithm for atmospheric refraction. They don't as far as I can tell. I think I should have stuck with the old version.Pat

Ray Gralak <ray@...> wrote:Hi Pat,

If we EVER have any cloudless and rainless nights here again in San Jose I would actually be able to test this but I think you just
need to adjust the Time Zone offset in the keypad and with PulseGuider.

-Ray

-----Original Message-----
From: Patrick J. Madden [mailto:unvat001@...]
Sent: Saturday, April 26, 2003 6:07 AM
To: ap-gto@...
Subject: [ap-gto] Re: Daylight Saving Question


I have had nothing but grief since we changed to daylight saving time. Will someone give me a list of things I need to do, or
change when the time changes, in addition to changing the clock on my computer? Last night I finally realized that my dome program,
Digital Dome Works, has a DST setting that needs to be checked. It is behaving much better now. I also have the DST setting fixed
on the keypad, which I normally do not use for startup anyway. My 1200 mount has not been flipping over at the meridian, whether
used with the keypad or with TheSky. Something wants to put the telescope about 15 degrees too far "under" the polar axis before
flipping it over to the east side. Also, I thought I had finally licked the TPoint question. Now I am way off on startup. And it
occurs to be that "way off" might be 15 degrees, which is suspiciously like another DST button somewhere that needs pushed! Thanks
for any help. Pat Madden

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Re: Daylight Saving Question

Yves Laroche
 

Hi Joe,

if you change the AP controller setting via software, the Keypad will
never be updated. If you power on your mount with the keypad plugged,
all parameters in the keypad will be send to the controller. If you
want to overwrite a setting with software, the only way to see the
updated setting will be by doing AP protocol command via a communication
software like Windows Hyper Terminal.

If I'm right, presently the offset for DST for EST region is supposed to
be equal to 4, your normal value less one.

Hope this help,

Yves Laroche

Joe Marietta wrote:

Hi Bill,
I tried doing your procedure below but did not see a time change on my hand
controller after pushing the button in Pulse Guide. Also, do you set the
time offset in pulse guide to the correct time zone? I am EST, so would I
put a time offset in pulse guide equal to 5?
Thank



Joe Marietta




From: Bill Gardner <gardner.w@...>
Reply-To: ap-gto@...
Date: Sat, 26 Apr 2003 08:33:49 -0400
To: ap-gto@...
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Re: Daylight Saving Question


I had similar behavior from my 900 after the time change for a couple of
nights. Ray's Pulse Guider fixed the problem nicely I found. I set the
keypad to the proper time zone and daylight savings settings over again,
set the laptop time from the internet atomic clocks and then used Pulse
Guider to reset the mount's time. Since then I have not had any strange 15
degree problems. Sorry can't help with tpoint though.

Bill

At 06:07 AM 26/04/03 -0700, you wrote:


I have had nothing but grief since we changed to daylight saving
time. Will someone give me a list of things I need to do, or change when
the time changes, in addition to changing the clock on my computer? Last
night I finally realized that my dome program, Digital Dome Works, has a
DST setting that needs to be checked. It is behaving much better now. I
also have the DST setting fixed on the keypad, which I normally do not use
for startup anyway. My 1200 mount has not been flipping over at the
meridian, whether used with the keypad or with TheSky. Something wants to
put the telescope about 15 degrees too far "under" the polar axis before
flipping it over to the east side. Also, I thought I had finally licked
the TPoint question. Now I am way off on startup. And it occurs to be
that "way off" might be 15 degrees, which is suspiciously like another DST
button somewhere that needs pushed! Thanks for any help. Pat Madden

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Re: Daylight Saving Question

Patrick J. Madden <unvat001@...>
 

Yves,The scope intialize is displaying +32 41 latitutde and 092 18 longitude for me.Pat

Yves Laroche <yves.laroche@...> wrote:Pat,
I forgot to mention than your GMT offset (DST) is displayed when you are
in Telescope | Options | Initialize but a higher value will be send if
you press Set GMT.
If you have some problem as an alternative you can try to power on your
mount with the keypad (DST set) , open TheSky and do initialisation
process with only Set Time. In the last case, the keypad will send time,
latitude, longitude and GMT offset to the servo controller but with
TheSky, the Set Time will overwrite the time set by the keypad.

BTW, would you check how many digit are displayed for latitude and
longitude in Telescope | Options | Initialize and tell me? Thank you,

Yves


Hope this will help,

Yves


Yves Laroche wrote:

Pat,
in your area, the time zone should be +06 (PST) so try +05 for DST.
Type ":SG +05#" without quotes. This command is case sensitive and
there is a space between :SG and +05#

Hope this will help,

Yves


Patrick J. Madden wrote:



Hello, Yves! I do not live in the Eastern Time Zone, but in the Central Time Zone. What should I type? Thanks!Pat

Yves Laroche wrote:Hi Pat,

If you are using TheSky 5.00.100, there is a bug in the initialisation
process with Set GMT. The Set GMT will set your mount to +5 (EST)
instead of +4 (DST).
In TkeSky terminal box (Telescope | Options | Terminal) try typing ":SG
+04#" without quotes and check the telescope pointing.

Hope this help,

Yves Larioche


Patrick J. Madden wrote:





I have had nothing but grief since we changed to daylight saving time. Will someone give me a list of things I need to do, or change when the time changes, in addition to changing the clock on my computer? Last night I finally realized that my dome program, Digital Dome Works, has a DST setting that needs to be checked. It is behaving much better now. I also have the DST setting fixed on the keypad, which I normally do not use for startup anyway. My 1200 mount has not been flipping over at the meridian, whether used with the keypad or with TheSky. Something wants to put the telescope about 15 degrees too far "under" the polar axis before flipping it over to the east side. Also, I thought I had finally licked the TPoint question. Now I am way off on startup. And it occurs to be that "way off" might be 15 degrees, which is suspiciously like another DST button somewhere that needs pushed! Thanks for any help. Pat Madden

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Re: AP1200 and TPoint

Patrick J. Madden <unvat001@...>
 

Ray,Which version of TheSky are you using? I might see if I can go back to it if I can find my old download someplace.Pat

Ray Gralak <ray@...> wrote:Hi Yves,

No, I would always leave the camera attached. It was so long ago since I last tried using TPoint that it could have been a number of
different things that caused the problem. When I finally get some decent weather here I will try it out again. The last two mornings
have been clear (but cloudy the night before) so I'm hoping the weather will improve soon.

-Ray

-----Original Message-----
From: Yves Laroche [mailto:yves.laroche@...]
Sent: Saturday, April 26, 2003 10:48 PM
To: ap-gto@...
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Re: AP1200 and TPoint


Hi Ray!

You said you have always to do a short mapping run. Did you disconnect
the ccd camera from telescope at the end of session?

Thank you,

Yves


Ray Gralak wrote:

Hi Pat,

I'm glad that your results were so good! Can you summarize the entire
procedure from parking to unparking? Did you use the Park command in
TheSky? Whenever I have tried this (restarting) pointing would be close
but not right on and synching would make things worse. A short 6-star
Tpoint run seemed always necessary and then pointing was good again.
It sounds like you were able to get spot-on pointing accuracy without
the initial short TPoint run.

-Ray



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Re: Daylight Saving Question

Patrick J. Madden <unvat001@...>
 

Thanks, Ray, but I did that, and I am still having trouble. Yves might be right. Maybe there is a bug in version .100 of TheSky. I am wondering if I can go back to an earlier version, or if upgrades are a "one way" process. The only reason I upgraded was I heard they had a better algorithm for atmospheric refraction. They don't as far as I can tell. I think I should have stuck with the old version.Pat

Ray Gralak <ray@...> wrote:Hi Pat,

If we EVER have any cloudless and rainless nights here again in San Jose I would actually be able to test this but I think you just
need to adjust the Time Zone offset in the keypad and with PulseGuider.

-Ray

-----Original Message-----
From: Patrick J. Madden [mailto:unvat001@...]
Sent: Saturday, April 26, 2003 6:07 AM
To: ap-gto@...
Subject: [ap-gto] Re: Daylight Saving Question


I have had nothing but grief since we changed to daylight saving time. Will someone give me a list of things I need to do, or
change when the time changes, in addition to changing the clock on my computer? Last night I finally realized that my dome program,
Digital Dome Works, has a DST setting that needs to be checked. It is behaving much better now. I also have the DST setting fixed
on the keypad, which I normally do not use for startup anyway. My 1200 mount has not been flipping over at the meridian, whether
used with the keypad or with TheSky. Something wants to put the telescope about 15 degrees too far "under" the polar axis before
flipping it over to the east side. Also, I thought I had finally licked the TPoint question. Now I am way off on startup. And it
occurs to be that "way off" might be 15 degrees, which is suspiciously like another DST button somewhere that needs pushed! Thanks
for any help. Pat Madden

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Re: Daylight Saving Question

Joe Marietta <jmarietta@...>
 

Hi Bill,
I tried doing your procedure below but did not see a time change on my hand
controller after pushing the button in Pulse Guide. Also, do you set the
time offset in pulse guide to the correct time zone? I am EST, so would I
put a time offset in pulse guide equal to 5?
Thank



Joe Marietta

From: Bill Gardner <gardner.w@...>
Reply-To: ap-gto@...
Date: Sat, 26 Apr 2003 08:33:49 -0400
To: ap-gto@...
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Re: Daylight Saving Question


I had similar behavior from my 900 after the time change for a couple of
nights. Ray's Pulse Guider fixed the problem nicely I found. I set the
keypad to the proper time zone and daylight savings settings over again,
set the laptop time from the internet atomic clocks and then used Pulse
Guider to reset the mount's time. Since then I have not had any strange 15
degree problems. Sorry can't help with tpoint though.

Bill

At 06:07 AM 26/04/03 -0700, you wrote:
I have had nothing but grief since we changed to daylight saving
time. Will someone give me a list of things I need to do, or change when
the time changes, in addition to changing the clock on my computer? Last
night I finally realized that my dome program, Digital Dome Works, has a
DST setting that needs to be checked. It is behaving much better now. I
also have the DST setting fixed on the keypad, which I normally do not use
for startup anyway. My 1200 mount has not been flipping over at the
meridian, whether used with the keypad or with TheSky. Something wants to
put the telescope about 15 degrees too far "under" the polar axis before
flipping it over to the east side. Also, I thought I had finally licked
the TPoint question. Now I am way off on startup. And it occurs to be
that "way off" might be 15 degrees, which is suspiciously like another DST
button somewhere that needs pushed! Thanks for any help. Pat Madden

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Re: AP1200 and TPoint

Yves Laroche
 

Hi Ray,

the weather here in Quebec is bad since 10 days so I can't do some test
myself. Hope this will change tomorrow.

Yves


Ray Gralak wrote:

Hi Yves,

No, I would always leave the camera attached. It was so long ago since I last tried using TPoint that it could have been a number of
different things that caused the problem. When I finally get some decent weather here I will try it out again. The last two mornings
have been clear (but cloudy the night before) so I'm hoping the weather will improve soon.

-Ray

-----Original Message-----
From: Yves Laroche [mailto:yves.laroche@...]
Sent: Saturday, April 26, 2003 10:48 PM
To: ap-gto@...
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Re: AP1200 and TPoint


Hi Ray!

You said you have always to do a short mapping run. Did you disconnect
the ccd camera from telescope at the end of session?

Thank you,

Yves


Ray Gralak wrote:



Hi Pat,

I'm glad that your results were so good! Can you summarize the entire
procedure from parking to unparking? Did you use the Park command in
TheSky? Whenever I have tried this (restarting) pointing would be close
but not right on and synching would make things worse. A short 6-star
Tpoint run seemed always necessary and then pointing was good again.
It sounds like you were able to get spot-on pointing accuracy without
the initial short TPoint run.

-Ray





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Re: AP1200 and TPoint

Ray Gralak <ray@...>
 

Hi Yves,

No, I would always leave the camera attached. It was so long ago since I last tried using TPoint that it could have been a number of
different things that caused the problem. When I finally get some decent weather here I will try it out again. The last two mornings
have been clear (but cloudy the night before) so I'm hoping the weather will improve soon.

-Ray

-----Original Message-----
From: Yves Laroche [mailto:yves.laroche@...]
Sent: Saturday, April 26, 2003 10:48 PM
To: ap-gto@...
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Re: AP1200 and TPoint


Hi Ray!

You said you have always to do a short mapping run. Did you disconnect
the ccd camera from telescope at the end of session?

Thank you,

Yves


Ray Gralak wrote:

Hi Pat,

I'm glad that your results were so good! Can you summarize the entire
procedure from parking to unparking? Did you use the Park command in
TheSky? Whenever I have tried this (restarting) pointing would be close
but not right on and synching would make things worse. A short 6-star
Tpoint run seemed always necessary and then pointing was good again.
It sounds like you were able to get spot-on pointing accuracy without
the initial short TPoint run.

-Ray



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Re: AP1200 and TPoint

Yves Laroche
 

Hi Ray!

You said you have always to do a short mapping run. Did you disconnect the ccd camera from telescope at the end of session?

Thank you,

Yves


Ray Gralak wrote:

Hi Pat,

I'm glad that your results were so good! Can you summarize the entire
procedure from parking to unparking? Did you use the Park command in TheSky? Whenever I have tried this (restarting) pointing would be close but not right on and synching would make things worse. A short 6-star Tpoint run seemed always necessary and then pointing was good again. It sounds like you were able to get spot-on pointing accuracy without
the initial short TPoint run.

-Ray


Re: Daylight Saving Question

Yves Laroche
 

Pat,
I forgot to mention than your GMT offset (DST) is displayed when you are
in Telescope | Options | Initialize but a higher value will be send if
you press Set GMT.
If you have some problem as an alternative you can try to power on your
mount with the keypad (DST set) , open TheSky and do initialisation
process with only Set Time. In the last case, the keypad will send time,
latitude, longitude and GMT offset to the servo controller but with
TheSky, the Set Time will overwrite the time set by the keypad.

BTW, would you check how many digit are displayed for latitude and
longitude in Telescope | Options | Initialize and tell me? Thank you,

Yves


Hope this will help,

Yves


Yves Laroche wrote:

Pat,
in your area, the time zone should be +06 (PST) so try +05 for DST.
Type ":SG +05#" without quotes. This command is case sensitive and
there is a space between :SG and +05#

Hope this will help,

Yves


Patrick J. Madden wrote:



Hello, Yves! I do not live in the Eastern Time Zone, but in the Central Time Zone. What should I type? Thanks!Pat

Yves Laroche <yves.laroche@...> wrote:Hi Pat,

If you are using TheSky 5.00.100, there is a bug in the initialisation
process with Set GMT. The Set GMT will set your mount to +5 (EST)
instead of +4 (DST).
In TkeSky terminal box (Telescope | Options | Terminal) try typing ":SG
+04#" without quotes and check the telescope pointing.

Hope this help,

Yves Larioche


Patrick J. Madden wrote:





I have had nothing but grief since we changed to daylight saving time. Will someone give me a list of things I need to do, or change when the time changes, in addition to changing the clock on my computer? Last night I finally realized that my dome program, Digital Dome Works, has a DST setting that needs to be checked. It is behaving much better now. I also have the DST setting fixed on the keypad, which I normally do not use for startup anyway. My 1200 mount has not been flipping over at the meridian, whether used with the keypad or with TheSky. Something wants to put the telescope about 15 degrees too far "under" the polar axis before flipping it over to the east side. Also, I thought I had finally licked the TPoint question. Now I am way off on startup. And it occurs to be that "way off" might be 15 degrees, which is suspiciously like another DST button somewhere that needs pushed! Thanks for any help. Pat Madden

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Re: Daylight Saving Question

Yves Laroche
 

Pat,
in your area, the time zone should be +06 (PST) so try +05 for DST.
Type ":SG +05#" without quotes. This command is case sensitive and
there is a space between :SG and +05#

Hope this will help,

Yves


Patrick J. Madden wrote:

Hello, Yves! I do not live in the Eastern Time Zone, but in the Central Time Zone. What should I type? Thanks!Pat

Yves Laroche <yves.laroche@...> wrote:Hi Pat,

If you are using TheSky 5.00.100, there is a bug in the initialisation
process with Set GMT. The Set GMT will set your mount to +5 (EST)
instead of +4 (DST).
In TkeSky terminal box (Telescope | Options | Terminal) try typing ":SG
+04#" without quotes and check the telescope pointing.

Hope this help,

Yves Larioche


Patrick J. Madden wrote:



I have had nothing but grief since we changed to daylight saving time. Will someone give me a list of things I need to do, or change when the time changes, in addition to changing the clock on my computer? Last night I finally realized that my dome program, Digital Dome Works, has a DST setting that needs to be checked. It is behaving much better now. I also have the DST setting fixed on the keypad, which I normally do not use for startup anyway. My 1200 mount has not been flipping over at the meridian, whether used with the keypad or with TheSky. Something wants to put the telescope about 15 degrees too far "under" the polar axis before flipping it over to the east side. Also, I thought I had finally licked the TPoint question. Now I am way off on startup. And it occurs to be that "way off" might be 15 degrees, which is suspiciously like another DST button somewhere that needs pushed! Thanks for any help. Pat Madden

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Re: Daylight Saving Question

Patrick J. Madden <unvat001@...>
 

Hello, Yves! I do not live in the Eastern Time Zone, but in the Central Time Zone. What should I type? Thanks!Pat

Yves Laroche <yves.laroche@...> wrote:Hi Pat,

If you are using TheSky 5.00.100, there is a bug in the initialisation
process with Set GMT. The Set GMT will set your mount to +5 (EST)
instead of +4 (DST).
In TkeSky terminal box (Telescope | Options | Terminal) try typing ":SG
+04#" without quotes and check the telescope pointing.

Hope this help,

Yves Larioche


Patrick J. Madden wrote:

I have had nothing but grief since we changed to daylight saving time. Will someone give me a list of things I need to do, or change when the time changes, in addition to changing the clock on my computer? Last night I finally realized that my dome program, Digital Dome Works, has a DST setting that needs to be checked. It is behaving much better now. I also have the DST setting fixed on the keypad, which I normally do not use for startup anyway. My 1200 mount has not been flipping over at the meridian, whether used with the keypad or with TheSky. Something wants to put the telescope about 15 degrees too far "under" the polar axis before flipping it over to the east side. Also, I thought I had finally licked the TPoint question. Now I am way off on startup. And it occurs to be that "way off" might be 15 degrees, which is suspiciously like another DST button somewhere that needs pushed! Thanks for any help. Pat Madden

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Re: Pulse guider question (OT)

Mike J. Shade <mshade@...>
 

At 06:48 AM 4/26/2003 -0700, you wrote:
Hi Mike,

You can send the time to the mount with Pulseguider but it won't do it automatically. It should not make any difference that it was
still running after the mount was parked.

-Ray
OK, thanks, thought of doing yet another mapping run of 100 stars while it is 60 with 15% humidity tonight was a bit much....Yes, it was (last night) one of those Southern Arizona nights.


-----Original Message-----
From: Mike J. Shade [mailto:mshade@...]
Sent: Saturday, April 26, 2003 1:43 AM
To: ap-gto@...
Subject: [ap-gto] Pulse guider question (OT)


This is primarily for Ray, does your program work the same as the 1200
handpad in that it sends a time signal to the mount? Forgot to disconnect
Pulse Guider PRIOR to parking with The Sky so mount ran for maybe 20
seconds after being parked...make any difference? I would think that when
I send an accurate time Signal to the mount via The Sky it shouldn't make
any difference but wonder if a mapping run is in my future tomorrow night...

Thanks,


Mike J. Shade: mshade@...
Sonoita Hills Observatory, Sonoita Arizona

See work done at the observatory: http://c3po.cochise.cc.az.us/astro
under the "photographs and images" panel on the left of the screen.

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under the "photographs and images" panel on the left of the screen.

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Re: Daylight Saving Question

Ray Gralak <ray@...>
 

Hi Pat,

If we EVER have any cloudless and rainless nights here again in San Jose I would actually be able to test this but I think you just
need to adjust the Time Zone offset in the keypad and with PulseGuider.

-Ray

-----Original Message-----
From: Patrick J. Madden [mailto:unvat001@...]
Sent: Saturday, April 26, 2003 6:07 AM
To: ap-gto@...
Subject: [ap-gto] Re: Daylight Saving Question


I have had nothing but grief since we changed to daylight saving time. Will someone give me a list of things I need to do, or
change when the time changes, in addition to changing the clock on my computer? Last night I finally realized that my dome program,
Digital Dome Works, has a DST setting that needs to be checked. It is behaving much better now. I also have the DST setting fixed
on the keypad, which I normally do not use for startup anyway. My 1200 mount has not been flipping over at the meridian, whether
used with the keypad or with TheSky. Something wants to put the telescope about 15 degrees too far "under" the polar axis before
flipping it over to the east side. Also, I thought I had finally licked the TPoint question. Now I am way off on startup. And it
occurs to be that "way off" might be 15 degrees, which is suspiciously like another DST button somewhere that needs pushed! Thanks
for any help. Pat Madden

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Re: Daylight Saving Question

Yves Laroche
 

try typing ":SG +04#" without quotes and check the telescope pointing.



Yves Laroche wrote:

Hi Pat,

If you are using TheSky 5.00.100, there is a bug in the initialisation
process with Set GMT. The Set GMT will set your mount to +5 (EST)
instead of +4 (DST).
In TkeSky terminal box (Telescope | Options | Terminal) try typing ":SG
+04#" without quotes and check the telescope pointing.

Hope this help,

Yves Larioche


Patrick J. Madden wrote:



I have had nothing but grief since we changed to daylight saving time. Will someone give me a list of things I need to do, or change when the time changes, in addition to changing the clock on my computer? Last night I finally realized that my dome program, Digital Dome Works, has a DST setting that needs to be checked. It is behaving much better now. I also have the DST setting fixed on the keypad, which I normally do not use for startup anyway. My 1200 mount has not been flipping over at the meridian, whether used with the keypad or with TheSky. Something wants to put the telescope about 15 degrees too far "under" the polar axis before flipping it over to the east side. Also, I thought I had finally licked the TPoint question. Now I am way off on startup. And it occurs to be that "way off" might be 15 degrees, which is suspiciously like another DST button somewhere that needs pushed! Thanks for any help. Pat Madden

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Re: Pulse guider question (OT)

Ray Gralak <ray@...>
 

Hi Mike,

You can send the time to the mount with Pulseguider but it won't do it automatically. It should not make any difference that it was
still running after the mount was parked.

-Ray

-----Original Message-----
From: Mike J. Shade [mailto:mshade@...]
Sent: Saturday, April 26, 2003 1:43 AM
To: ap-gto@...
Subject: [ap-gto] Pulse guider question (OT)


This is primarily for Ray, does your program work the same as the 1200
handpad in that it sends a time signal to the mount? Forgot to disconnect
Pulse Guider PRIOR to parking with The Sky so mount ran for maybe 20
seconds after being parked...make any difference? I would think that when
I send an accurate time Signal to the mount via The Sky it shouldn't make
any difference but wonder if a mapping run is in my future tomorrow night...

Thanks,


Mike J. Shade: mshade@...
Sonoita Hills Observatory, Sonoita Arizona

See work done at the observatory: http://c3po.cochise.cc.az.us/astro
under the "photographs and images" panel on the left of the screen.

"I like the dark, it's cheap." E. B. Srooge



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Re: Daylight Saving Question

Yves Laroche
 

Hi Pat,

If you are using TheSky 5.00.100, there is a bug in the initialisation process with Set GMT. The Set GMT will set your mount to +5 (EST) instead of +4 (DST).
In TkeSky terminal box (Telescope | Options | Terminal) try typing ":SG +04#" without quotes and check the telescope pointing.

Hope this help,

Yves Larioche


Patrick J. Madden wrote:

I have had nothing but grief since we changed to daylight saving time. Will someone give me a list of things I need to do, or change when the time changes, in addition to changing the clock on my computer? Last night I finally realized that my dome program, Digital Dome Works, has a DST setting that needs to be checked. It is behaving much better now. I also have the DST setting fixed on the keypad, which I normally do not use for startup anyway. My 1200 mount has not been flipping over at the meridian, whether used with the keypad or with TheSky. Something wants to put the telescope about 15 degrees too far "under" the polar axis before flipping it over to the east side. Also, I thought I had finally licked the TPoint question. Now I am way off on startup. And it occurs to be that "way off" might be 15 degrees, which is suspiciously like another DST button somewhere that needs pushed! Thanks for any help. Pat Madden

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Re: Daylight Saving Question

Patrick J. Madden <unvat001@...>
 

I have had nothing but grief since we changed to daylight saving time. Will someone give me a list of things I need to do, or change when the time changes, in addition to changing the clock on my computer? Last night I finally realized that my dome program, Digital Dome Works, has a DST setting that needs to be checked. It is behaving much better now. I also have the DST setting fixed on the keypad, which I normally do not use for startup anyway. My 1200 mount has not been flipping over at the meridian, whether used with the keypad or with TheSky. Something wants to put the telescope about 15 degrees too far "under" the polar axis before flipping it over to the east side. Also, I thought I had finally licked the TPoint question. Now I am way off on startup. And it occurs to be that "way off" might be 15 degrees, which is suspiciously like another DST button somewhere that needs pushed! Thanks for any help. Pat Madden

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Re: Daylight Saving Question

Bill Gardner <gardner.w@...>
 

I had similar behavior from my 900 after the time change for a couple of nights. Ray's Pulse Guider fixed the problem nicely I found. I set the keypad to the proper time zone and daylight savings settings over again, set the laptop time from the internet atomic clocks and then used Pulse Guider to reset the mount's time. Since then I have not had any strange 15 degree problems. Sorry can't help with tpoint though.

Bill

At 06:07 AM 26/04/03 -0700, you wrote:
I have had nothing but grief since we changed to daylight saving time. Will someone give me a list of things I need to do, or change when the time changes, in addition to changing the clock on my computer? Last night I finally realized that my dome program, Digital Dome Works, has a DST setting that needs to be checked. It is behaving much better now. I also have the DST setting fixed on the keypad, which I normally do not use for startup anyway. My 1200 mount has not been flipping over at the meridian, whether used with the keypad or with TheSky. Something wants to put the telescope about 15 degrees too far "under" the polar axis before flipping it over to the east side. Also, I thought I had finally licked the TPoint question. Now I am way off on startup. And it occurs to be that "way off" might be 15 degrees, which is suspiciously like another DST button somewhere that needs pushed! Thanks for any help. Pat Madden

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Pulse guider question (OT)

Mike J. Shade <mshade@...>
 

This is primarily for Ray, does your program work the same as the 1200 handpad in that it sends a time signal to the mount? Forgot to disconnect Pulse Guider PRIOR to parking with The Sky so mount ran for maybe 20 seconds after being parked...make any difference? I would think that when I send an accurate time Signal to the mount via The Sky it shouldn't make any difference but wonder if a mapping run is in my future tomorrow night...

Thanks,


Mike J. Shade: mshade@...
Sonoita Hills Observatory, Sonoita Arizona

See work done at the observatory: http://c3po.cochise.cc.az.us/astro
under the "photographs and images" panel on the left of the screen.

"I like the dark, it's cheap." E. B. Srooge