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Re: Well Done, NASA & SpaceX

Jay Otts
 

Ditto



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-------- Original message --------
From: Karen Christen <karen@...>
Date: 8/3/20 2:23 PM (GMT-06:00)
To: main@ap-ug.groups.io, main@ap-gto.groups.io
Subject: [ap-gto] Well Done, NASA & SpaceX

The astronauts arrived safely home yesterday.  https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-53621102  Congratulations on a job very well done to the entire team at NASA and SpaceX!

 

Karen Christen

Business Administrator

Astro-Physics, Inc

815.282.1513

http://astro-physics.com/

 


--
Karen Christen
Astro-Physics


Well Done, NASA & SpaceX

Karen Christen
 

The astronauts arrived safely home yesterday.  https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-53621102  Congratulations on a job very well done to the entire team at NASA and SpaceX!

 

Karen Christen

Business Administrator

Astro-Physics, Inc

815.282.1513

http://astro-physics.com/

 


--
Karen Christen
Astro-Physics


Re: IP address of an AP1600 ?

christian viladrich
 

Hello Howard

The other end of the Ethernet cable is plugged directly into the PC. If you think this is worth, we can test with a network router.

Christian

Le 03/08/2020 à 14:00, Howard Hedlund a écrit :

Christian,

 

Your Ethernet cable is plugged into the GTOCP4 on one end.  Is the other end of the cable plugged directly into the PC, or is it plugged into a network router?

 

Mag. 7 Skies!

 

Howard Hedlund

Astro-Physics, Inc.

Phone: 815-315-7015

www.astro-physics.com

Please include this e-mail with your response.

 

P Consider the environment before printing this e-mail.

 

From: main@ap-gto.groups.io [mailto:main@ap-gto.groups.io] On Behalf Of christian viladrich
Sent: Monday, August 03, 2020 07:42
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] IP address of an AP1600 ?

 

An additional information, we've just tested the third procedure (the one with JAVA) with the mount connected through Ethernet. It says "No mounts found on any network".

 

Le 03/08/2020 à 09:51, christian viladrich a écrit :

Hello,

We've just tested the first procedure. The mount was connected though a COM port and the Ethernet port.

(1) First, it launched the AP V2 driver.

Here is a screen copy :

It says that :

Ethernet Hostname is : GTOCP4_192

Your Ethernet IPv4 Address is : 0.0.0.0

(2) When we try to connect to 0.0.0.0 address, it says "connection not found".

Isn't strange to get 0.0.0.0 as an ip address ?

Then we tried procedure number 2 (with the IP address calculator). We got an IP address different to 0.0.0.0, but could not connect to this address.

Any idea of any test we can try next ?

Christian

Le 02/08/2020 à 16:19, uncarollo2 <chris1011@...> via groups.io a écrit :

 

We are having a little bit of a problem to find the IP address of one of
the mounts (it is OK for the second one).

Hello Christian,

 

We have several ways to find the mount on our web page. I have posted them below. Try one of the "Find Mount" utilities and see if they work:

 

 

 

  • WiFi Poll for GTOCP4 and GTOCP5 Ethernet Application to find current IP addresses and other network information. It also can open the GTOCP4 or GTOCP5 webpage in IE. Requires AP V2 ASCOM Driver and a serial or USB connection to the control box. NOTE: We had removed the link to this .exe file earlier since it had caused a problem with firewalls and anti-virus programs. It is now back on the website as an encrypted ZIP file, and is in a restricted area of the website. Both the download and the zip-extraction will require the same password that you use for downloading Keypad firmware. Normal Windows extraction is fine. A purchased copy of WinZip is NOT required.
  • Default IP Address Calculator and Latitude/Longitude Coordinate Converter This link has two handy tools:
    ** IP Address Calculator - will take the CPx serial number and return the default IP address for the device. While the Wi-Fi poll and FindMounts look at your actual system and find devices, this only does a basic calculation without looking into your computer.
    ** Latitude/Longitude Coordinate Converter - Enter local coordinates in decimal degrees, and press Calculate Coordinates to get the Degree:Minute:Second format.
  • Find Mounts Java Applet to find current GTOCP4 IP addresses and other network information. Works for any computer - Windows, Mac or Linux running Java. Requires the Java Runtime Environment from Oracle (already found on many computers) This also was placed on the website as an encrypted ZIP file, and is in a restricted area of the website. Both the download and the zip-extraction will require the same password that you use for downloading Keypad firmware. Normal extraction is fine. A purchased copy of WinZip should NOT be required.

 

 

 

-----Original Message-----
From: christian viladrich <christian.viladrich@...>
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io>
Sent: Sun, Aug 2, 2020 11:10 am
Subject: [ap-gto] IP address of an AP1600 ?

Hi,

I am currently on a mission at Astroqueyras observatory (France). We
have two AP1600 mounts up there.

We are having a little bit of a problem to find the IP address of one of
the mounts (it is OK for the second one).

We have the serial number of the mount. But when we apply the procedure,
there is no way to connect to this IP address.

Any idea of what can be going wrong ? Is there any way the scan the IP
address to find the address of the mount ?

Thanks for your help.

Christian Viladrich

Technical Support Group / Astroqueyras





Re: IP address of an AP1600 ?

Roland Christen
 

I will forward this to our customer service guys.

Rolando



-----Original Message-----
From: christian viladrich <christian.viladrich@...>
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Sent: Mon, Aug 3, 2020 4:51 am
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] IP address of an AP1600 ?

Hello,
We've just tested the first procedure. The mount was connected though a COM port and the Ethernet port.
(1) First, it launched the AP V2 driver.
Here is a screen copy :
It says that :
Ethernet Hostname is : GTOCP4_192
Your Ethernet IPv4 Address is : 0.0.0.0
(2) When we try to connect to 0.0.0.0 address, it says "connection not found".
Isn't strange to get 0.0.0.0 as an ip address ?
Then we tried procedure number 2 (with the IP address calculator). We got an IP address different to 0.0.0.0, but could not connect to this address.
Any idea of any test we can try next ?
Christian
Le 02/08/2020 à 16:19, uncarollo2 <chris1011@...> via groups.io a écrit :

We are having a little bit of a problem to find the IP address of one of
the mounts (it is OK for the second one).
Hello Christian,

We have several ways to find the mount on our web page. I have posted them below. Try one of the "Find Mount" utilities and see if they work:


 
  • WiFi Poll for GTOCP4 and GTOCP5 Ethernet Application to find current IP addresses and other network information. It also can open the GTOCP4 or GTOCP5 webpage in IE. Requires AP V2 ASCOM Driver and a serial or USB connection to the control box. NOTE: We had removed the link to this .exe file earlier since it had caused a problem with firewalls and anti-virus programs. It is now back on the website as an encrypted ZIP file, and is in a restricted area of the website. Both the download and the zip-extraction will require the same password that you use for downloading Keypad firmware. Normal Windows extraction is fine. A purchased copy of WinZip is NOT required.
  • Default IP Address Calculator and Latitude/Longitude Coordinate Converter This link has two handy tools:
    ** IP Address Calculator - will take the CPx serial number and return the default IP address for the device. While the Wi-Fi poll and FindMounts look at your actual system and find devices, this only does a basic calculation without looking into your computer.
    ** Latitude/Longitude Coordinate Converter - Enter local coordinates in decimal degrees, and press Calculate Coordinates to get the Degree:Minute:Second format.
  • Find Mounts Java Applet to find current GTOCP4 IP addresses and other network information. Works for any computer - Windows, Mac or Linux running Java. Requires the Java Runtime Environment from Oracle (already found on many computers) This also was placed on the website as an encrypted ZIP file, and is in a restricted area of the website. Both the download and the zip-extraction will require the same password that you use for downloading Keypad firmware. Normal extraction is fine. A purchased copy of WinZip should NOT be required.
 


-----Original Message-----
From: christian viladrich <christian.viladrich@...>
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io>
Sent: Sun, Aug 2, 2020 11:10 am
Subject: [ap-gto] IP address of an AP1600 ?

Hi,

I am currently on a mission at Astroqueyras observatory (France). We
have two AP1600 mounts up there.

We are having a little bit of a problem to find the IP address of one of
the mounts (it is OK for the second one).

We have the serial number of the mount. But when we apply the procedure,
there is no way to connect to this IP address.

Any idea of what can be going wrong ? Is there any way the scan the IP
address to find the address of the mount ?

Thanks for your help.

Christian Viladrich

Technical Support Group / Astroqueyras






Re: IP address of an AP1600 ?

Ray Gralak
 

Hi Christian,

(2) When we try to connect to 0.0.0.0 address, it says "connection not found".

Isn't strange to get 0.0.0.0 as an ip address ?
You need to enter an IP address. The driver does not perform discovery of the mount's IP address, so its default IP address is set to "0.0.0.0".

-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 christian viladrich
Sent: Monday, August 3, 2020 2:52 AM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] IP address of an AP1600 ?

Hello,

We've just tested the first procedure. The mount was connected though a COM port and the Ethernet port.

(1) First, it launched the AP V2 driver.

Here is a screen copy :




It says that :

Ethernet Hostname is : GTOCP4_192

Your Ethernet IPv4 Address is : 0.0.0.0


(2) When we try to connect to 0.0.0.0 address, it says "connection not found".

Isn't strange to get 0.0.0.0 as an ip address ?


Then we tried procedure number 2 (with the IP address calculator). We got an IP address different to 0.0.0.0, but
could not connect to this address.

Any idea of any test we can try next ?

Christian

Le 02/08/2020 à 16:19, uncarollo2 <chris1011@...> <mailto:chris1011@...> via groups.io a écrit :



We are having a little bit of a problem to find the IP address of one of
the mounts (it is OK for the second one).

Hello Christian,


We have several ways to find the mount on our web page. I have posted them below. Try one of the "Find
Mount" utilities and see if they work:



https://astro-physics.info/tech_support/mounts/servo/latlong-ip-calculator.html
https://astro-physics.info/tech_support/mounts/cp4-update/run/FindMounts_Secure.zip
https://astro-physics.info/tech_support/mounts/keypad_update/run/E-net_WiFi_Poll_2016-0711_Secure.zip


* WiFi Poll for GTOCP4 and GTOCP5 Ethernet <https://astro-
physics.info/tech_support/mounts/keypad_update/run/E-net_WiFi_Poll_2016-0711_Secure.zip> Application to
find current IP addresses and other network information. It also can open the GTOCP4 or GTOCP5 webpage in
IE. Requires AP V2 ASCOM Driver and a serial or USB connection to the control box. NOTE: We had removed the
link to this .exe file earlier since it had caused a problem with firewalls and anti-virus programs. It is now back on
the website as an encrypted ZIP file, and is in a restricted area of the website. Both the download and the zip-
extraction will require the same password that you use for downloading Keypad firmware. Normal Windows
extraction is fine. A purchased copy of WinZip is NOT required.
* Default IP Address Calculator and Latitude/Longitude Coordinate Converter <https://astro-
physics.info/tech_support/mounts/servo/latlong-ip-calculator.html> This link has two handy tools:
** IP Address Calculator - will take the CPx serial number and return the default IP address for the
device. While the Wi-Fi poll and FindMounts look at your actual system and find devices, this only does a basic
calculation without looking into your computer.
** Latitude/Longitude Coordinate Converter - Enter local coordinates in decimal degrees, and press
Calculate Coordinates to get the Degree:Minute:Second format.
* Find Mounts Java Applet <https://astro-physics.info/tech_support/mounts/cp4-
update/run/FindMounts_Secure.zip> to find current GTOCP4 IP addresses and other network information. Works
for any computer - Windows, Mac or Linux running Java. Requires the Java Runtime Environment from Oracle
<https://www.java.com/en/download/manual.jsp> (already found on many computers) This also was placed on
the website as an encrypted ZIP file, and is in a restricted area of the website. Both the download and the zip-
extraction will require the same password that you use for downloading Keypad firmware. Normal extraction is
fine. A purchased copy of WinZip should NOT be required.





-----Original Message-----
From: christian viladrich <christian.viladrich@...> <mailto:christian.viladrich@...>
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io> <mailto:main@ap-gto.groups.io>
Sent: Sun, Aug 2, 2020 11:10 am
Subject: [ap-gto] IP address of an AP1600 ?


Hi,

I am currently on a mission at Astroqueyras observatory (France). We
have two AP1600 mounts up there.

We are having a little bit of a problem to find the IP address of one of
the mounts (it is OK for the second one).

We have the serial number of the mount. But when we apply the procedure,
there is no way to connect to this IP address.

Any idea of what can be going wrong ? Is there any way the scan the IP
address to find the address of the mount ?

Thanks for your help.

Christian Viladrich

Technical Support Group / Astroqueyras








Re: IP address of an AP1600 ?

SeismicGeo
 

The first link will provide the ip address calculated from your Ethernet hostname. 

Try opening a browser with: 169.254.0.192


On Aug 3, 2020, at 8:58 AM, Howard Hedlund <howard@...> wrote:



Christian,

 

Your Ethernet cable is plugged into the GTOCP4 on one end.  Is the other end of the cable plugged directly into the PC, or is it plugged into a network router?

 

Mag. 7 Skies!

 

Howard Hedlund

Astro-Physics, Inc.

Phone: 815-315-7015

www.astro-physics.com

Please include this e-mail with your response.

 

P Consider the environment before printing this e-mail.

 

From: main@ap-gto.groups.io [mailto:main@ap-gto.groups.io] On Behalf Of christian viladrich
Sent: Monday, August 03, 2020 07:42
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] IP address of an AP1600 ?

 

An additional information, we've just tested the third procedure (the one with JAVA) with the mount connected through Ethernet. It says "No mounts found on any network".

 

Le 03/08/2020 à 09:51, christian viladrich a écrit :

Hello,

We've just tested the first procedure. The mount was connected though a COM port and the Ethernet port.

(1) First, it launched the AP V2 driver.

Here is a screen copy :

<image001.png>

It says that :

Ethernet Hostname is : GTOCP4_192

Your Ethernet IPv4 Address is : 0.0.0.0

(2) When we try to connect to 0.0.0.0 address, it says "connection not found".

Isn't strange to get 0.0.0.0 as an ip address ?

Then we tried procedure number 2 (with the IP address calculator). We got an IP address different to 0.0.0.0, but could not connect to this address.

Any idea of any test we can try next ?

Christian

Le 02/08/2020 à 16:19, uncarollo2 <chris1011@...> via groups.io a écrit :

 

We are having a little bit of a problem to find the IP address of one of
the mounts (it is OK for the second one).

Hello Christian,

 

We have several ways to find the mount on our web page. I have posted them below. Try one of the "Find Mount" utilities and see if they work:

 

 

 

  • WiFi Poll for GTOCP4 and GTOCP5 Ethernet Application to find current IP addresses and other network information. It also can open the GTOCP4 or GTOCP5 webpage in IE. Requires AP V2 ASCOM Driver and a serial or USB connection to the control box. NOTE: We had removed the link to this .exe file earlier since it had caused a problem with firewalls and anti-virus programs. It is now back on the website as an encrypted ZIP file, and is in a restricted area of the website. Both the download and the zip-extraction will require the same password that you use for downloading Keypad firmware. Normal Windows extraction is fine. A purchased copy of WinZip is NOT required.
  • Default IP Address Calculator and Latitude/Longitude Coordinate Converter This link has two handy tools:
    ** IP Address Calculator - will take the CPx serial number and return the default IP address for the device. While the Wi-Fi poll and FindMounts look at your actual system and find devices, this only does a basic calculation without looking into your computer.
    ** Latitude/Longitude Coordinate Converter - Enter local coordinates in decimal degrees, and press Calculate Coordinates to get the Degree:Minute:Second format.
  • Find Mounts Java Applet to find current GTOCP4 IP addresses and other network information. Works for any computer - Windows, Mac or Linux running Java. Requires the Java Runtime Environment from Oracle (already found on many computers) This also was placed on the website as an encrypted ZIP file, and is in a restricted area of the website. Both the download and the zip-extraction will require the same password that you use for downloading Keypad firmware. Normal extraction is fine. A purchased copy of WinZip should NOT be required.

 

 

 

-----Original Message-----
From: christian viladrich <christian.viladrich@...>
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io>
Sent: Sun, Aug 2, 2020 11:10 am
Subject: [ap-gto] IP address of an AP1600 ?

Hi,

I am currently on a mission at Astroqueyras observatory (France). We
have two AP1600 mounts up there.

We are having a little bit of a problem to find the IP address of one of
the mounts (it is OK for the second one).

We have the serial number of the mount. But when we apply the procedure,
there is no way to connect to this IP address.

Any idea of what can be going wrong ? Is there any way the scan the IP
address to find the address of the mount ?

Thanks for your help.

Christian Viladrich

Technical Support Group / Astroqueyras





Re: IP address of an AP1600 ?

Howard Hedlund
 

Christian,

 

Your Ethernet cable is plugged into the GTOCP4 on one end.  Is the other end of the cable plugged directly into the PC, or is it plugged into a network router?

 

Mag. 7 Skies!

 

Howard Hedlund

Astro-Physics, Inc.

Phone: 815-315-7015

www.astro-physics.com

Please include this e-mail with your response.

 

P Consider the environment before printing this e-mail.

 

From: main@ap-gto.groups.io [mailto:main@ap-gto.groups.io] On Behalf Of christian viladrich
Sent: Monday, August 03, 2020 07:42
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] IP address of an AP1600 ?

 

An additional information, we've just tested the third procedure (the one with JAVA) with the mount connected through Ethernet. It says "No mounts found on any network".

 

Le 03/08/2020 à 09:51, christian viladrich a écrit :

Hello,

We've just tested the first procedure. The mount was connected though a COM port and the Ethernet port.

(1) First, it launched the AP V2 driver.

Here is a screen copy :

It says that :

Ethernet Hostname is : GTOCP4_192

Your Ethernet IPv4 Address is : 0.0.0.0

(2) When we try to connect to 0.0.0.0 address, it says "connection not found".

Isn't strange to get 0.0.0.0 as an ip address ?

Then we tried procedure number 2 (with the IP address calculator). We got an IP address different to 0.0.0.0, but could not connect to this address.

Any idea of any test we can try next ?

Christian

Le 02/08/2020 à 16:19, uncarollo2 <chris1011@...> via groups.io a écrit :

 

We are having a little bit of a problem to find the IP address of one of
the mounts (it is OK for the second one).

Hello Christian,

 

We have several ways to find the mount on our web page. I have posted them below. Try one of the "Find Mount" utilities and see if they work:

 

 

 

  • WiFi Poll for GTOCP4 and GTOCP5 Ethernet Application to find current IP addresses and other network information. It also can open the GTOCP4 or GTOCP5 webpage in IE. Requires AP V2 ASCOM Driver and a serial or USB connection to the control box. NOTE: We had removed the link to this .exe file earlier since it had caused a problem with firewalls and anti-virus programs. It is now back on the website as an encrypted ZIP file, and is in a restricted area of the website. Both the download and the zip-extraction will require the same password that you use for downloading Keypad firmware. Normal Windows extraction is fine. A purchased copy of WinZip is NOT required.
  • Default IP Address Calculator and Latitude/Longitude Coordinate Converter This link has two handy tools:
    ** IP Address Calculator - will take the CPx serial number and return the default IP address for the device. While the Wi-Fi poll and FindMounts look at your actual system and find devices, this only does a basic calculation without looking into your computer.
    ** Latitude/Longitude Coordinate Converter - Enter local coordinates in decimal degrees, and press Calculate Coordinates to get the Degree:Minute:Second format.
  • Find Mounts Java Applet to find current GTOCP4 IP addresses and other network information. Works for any computer - Windows, Mac or Linux running Java. Requires the Java Runtime Environment from Oracle (already found on many computers) This also was placed on the website as an encrypted ZIP file, and is in a restricted area of the website. Both the download and the zip-extraction will require the same password that you use for downloading Keypad firmware. Normal extraction is fine. A purchased copy of WinZip should NOT be required.

 

 

 

-----Original Message-----
From: christian viladrich <christian.viladrich@...>
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io>
Sent: Sun, Aug 2, 2020 11:10 am
Subject: [ap-gto] IP address of an AP1600 ?

Hi,

I am currently on a mission at Astroqueyras observatory (France). We
have two AP1600 mounts up there.

We are having a little bit of a problem to find the IP address of one of
the mounts (it is OK for the second one).

We have the serial number of the mount. But when we apply the procedure,
there is no way to connect to this IP address.

Any idea of what can be going wrong ? Is there any way the scan the IP
address to find the address of the mount ?

Thanks for your help.

Christian Viladrich

Technical Support Group / Astroqueyras





Re: IP address of an AP1600 ?

christian viladrich
 

An additional information, we've just tested the third procedure (the one with JAVA) with the mount connected through Ethernet. It says "No mounts found on any network".


Le 03/08/2020 à 09:51, christian viladrich a écrit :

Hello,

We've just tested the first procedure. The mount was connected though a COM port and the Ethernet port.

(1) First, it launched the AP V2 driver.

Here is a screen copy :

It says that :

Ethernet Hostname is : GTOCP4_192

Your Ethernet IPv4 Address is : 0.0.0.0

(2) When we try to connect to 0.0.0.0 address, it says "connection not found".

Isn't strange to get 0.0.0.0 as an ip address ?

Then we tried procedure number 2 (with the IP address calculator). We got an IP address different to 0.0.0.0, but could not connect to this address.

Any idea of any test we can try next ?

Christian

Le 02/08/2020 à 16:19, uncarollo2 <chris1011@...> via groups.io a écrit :

We are having a little bit of a problem to find the IP address of one of
the mounts (it is OK for the second one).
Hello Christian,

We have several ways to find the mount on our web page. I have posted them below. Try one of the "Find Mount" utilities and see if they work:


 
  • WiFi Poll for GTOCP4 and GTOCP5 Ethernet Application to find current IP addresses and other network information. It also can open the GTOCP4 or GTOCP5 webpage in IE. Requires AP V2 ASCOM Driver and a serial or USB connection to the control box. NOTE: We had removed the link to this .exe file earlier since it had caused a problem with firewalls and anti-virus programs. It is now back on the website as an encrypted ZIP file, and is in a restricted area of the website. Both the download and the zip-extraction will require the same password that you use for downloading Keypad firmware. Normal Windows extraction is fine. A purchased copy of WinZip is NOT required.
  • Default IP Address Calculator and Latitude/Longitude Coordinate Converter This link has two handy tools:
    ** IP Address Calculator - will take the CPx serial number and return the default IP address for the device. While the Wi-Fi poll and FindMounts look at your actual system and find devices, this only does a basic calculation without looking into your computer.
    ** Latitude/Longitude Coordinate Converter - Enter local coordinates in decimal degrees, and press Calculate Coordinates to get the Degree:Minute:Second format.
  • Find Mounts Java Applet to find current GTOCP4 IP addresses and other network information. Works for any computer - Windows, Mac or Linux running Java. Requires the Java Runtime Environment from Oracle (already found on many computers) This also was placed on the website as an encrypted ZIP file, and is in a restricted area of the website. Both the download and the zip-extraction will require the same password that you use for downloading Keypad firmware. Normal extraction is fine. A purchased copy of WinZip should NOT be required.
 


-----Original Message-----
From: christian viladrich <christian.viladrich@...>
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io>
Sent: Sun, Aug 2, 2020 11:10 am
Subject: [ap-gto] IP address of an AP1600 ?

Hi,

I am currently on a mission at Astroqueyras observatory (France). We
have two AP1600 mounts up there.

We are having a little bit of a problem to find the IP address of one of
the mounts (it is OK for the second one).

We have the serial number of the mount. But when we apply the procedure,
there is no way to connect to this IP address.

Any idea of what can be going wrong ? Is there any way the scan the IP
address to find the address of the mount ?

Thanks for your help.

Christian Viladrich

Technical Support Group / Astroqueyras






Re: IP address of an AP1600 ?

christian viladrich
 

Hello,

We've just tested the first procedure. The mount was connected though a COM port and the Ethernet port.

(1) First, it launched the AP V2 driver.

Here is a screen copy :

It says that :

Ethernet Hostname is : GTOCP4_192

Your Ethernet IPv4 Address is : 0.0.0.0

(2) When we try to connect to 0.0.0.0 address, it says "connection not found".

Isn't strange to get 0.0.0.0 as an ip address ?

Then we tried procedure number 2 (with the IP address calculator). We got an IP address different to 0.0.0.0, but could not connect to this address.

Any idea of any test we can try next ?

Christian

Le 02/08/2020 à 16:19, uncarollo2 <chris1011@...> via groups.io a écrit :

We are having a little bit of a problem to find the IP address of one of
the mounts (it is OK for the second one).
Hello Christian,

We have several ways to find the mount on our web page. I have posted them below. Try one of the "Find Mount" utilities and see if they work:


 
  • WiFi Poll for GTOCP4 and GTOCP5 Ethernet Application to find current IP addresses and other network information. It also can open the GTOCP4 or GTOCP5 webpage in IE. Requires AP V2 ASCOM Driver and a serial or USB connection to the control box. NOTE: We had removed the link to this .exe file earlier since it had caused a problem with firewalls and anti-virus programs. It is now back on the website as an encrypted ZIP file, and is in a restricted area of the website. Both the download and the zip-extraction will require the same password that you use for downloading Keypad firmware. Normal Windows extraction is fine. A purchased copy of WinZip is NOT required.
  • Default IP Address Calculator and Latitude/Longitude Coordinate Converter This link has two handy tools:
    ** IP Address Calculator - will take the CPx serial number and return the default IP address for the device. While the Wi-Fi poll and FindMounts look at your actual system and find devices, this only does a basic calculation without looking into your computer.
    ** Latitude/Longitude Coordinate Converter - Enter local coordinates in decimal degrees, and press Calculate Coordinates to get the Degree:Minute:Second format.
  • Find Mounts Java Applet to find current GTOCP4 IP addresses and other network information. Works for any computer - Windows, Mac or Linux running Java. Requires the Java Runtime Environment from Oracle (already found on many computers) This also was placed on the website as an encrypted ZIP file, and is in a restricted area of the website. Both the download and the zip-extraction will require the same password that you use for downloading Keypad firmware. Normal extraction is fine. A purchased copy of WinZip should NOT be required.
 


-----Original Message-----
From: christian viladrich <christian.viladrich@...>
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io>
Sent: Sun, Aug 2, 2020 11:10 am
Subject: [ap-gto] IP address of an AP1600 ?

Hi,

I am currently on a mission at Astroqueyras observatory (France). We
have two AP1600 mounts up there.

We are having a little bit of a problem to find the IP address of one of
the mounts (it is OK for the second one).

We have the serial number of the mount. But when we apply the procedure,
there is no way to connect to this IP address.

Any idea of what can be going wrong ? Is there any way the scan the IP
address to find the address of the mount ?

Thanks for your help.

Christian Viladrich

Technical Support Group / Astroqueyras






Re: End of an era?

Michael Hambrick <mike.hambrick@...>
 

I forgot to add that you will want to get the covers too in case you decide to remove the wheels.




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


Re: large alignment error with polemaster & mach2

Robert Chozick <rchozick@...>
 

Thanks for the confirmation Jim. 

Robert 


On Aug 2, 2020, at 9:47 AM, Jim Hawn <jhawn@...> wrote:

Hi Robert,

I think that is right.  As a rule of thumb, I too find that one arc minute or less is adequate for producing decent subs using PHD2 all other things equal.


Re: IR Cut filters

Stuart <stuart.j.heggie@...>
 

I think the FSQn's were colour corrected for film and people complained about the blue halos when super blue sensitive ccd's came on the scene. It didn't bug me but I had run out of things to image with it and wanted the AP130EDT for visual and solar.


On Sun, 2 Aug 2020 at 22:13, Robert Chozick via groups.io <rchozick=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
There is a certain quality to the images that I like. I’m not sure I can describe it.   My other scopes come and go but I want to keep the FSQ   

Robert 


On Aug 2, 2020, at 8:05 PM, Dean Jacobsen <deanjacobsen@...> wrote:

On Sun, Aug 2, 2020 at 06:01 PM, Robert Chozick wrote:
After looking at many different images with the N and newer version I want to keep my fluorite. 
Why?
 
--
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Image Gallery - http://astrophoto.net/wp/image-gallery/
Astrobin - https://www.astrobin.com/users/deanjacobsen/ 


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Stuart
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Re: IR Cut filters

Robert Chozick <rchozick@...>
 

There is a certain quality to the images that I like. I’m not sure I can describe it.   My other scopes come and go but I want to keep the FSQ   

Robert 


On Aug 2, 2020, at 8:05 PM, Dean Jacobsen <deanjacobsen@...> wrote:

On Sun, Aug 2, 2020 at 06:01 PM, Robert Chozick wrote:
After looking at many different images with the N and newer version I want to keep my fluorite. 
Why?
 
--
Dean Jacobsen
http://astrophoto.net/wp/
Image Gallery - http://astrophoto.net/wp/image-gallery/
Astrobin - https://www.astrobin.com/users/deanjacobsen/ 


Re: IR Cut filters

Stuart <stuart.j.heggie@...>
 

I miss mine. Traded it and cash for an AP130EDT. I came out okay. ;-)

Stuart

On Sun, Aug 2, 2020 at 9:01 PM Robert Chozick via groups.io <rchozick=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
I have the N fluorite version of the FSQ-106 so I guess that means I need the UV.  After looking at many different images with the N and newer version I want to keep my fluorite. 

Robert 


On Aug 2, 2020, at 7:30 PM, Stuart <stuart.j.heggie@...> wrote:


Robert, not seeing any "informed" replies so I'll chime in with what little I know. The issue about UV filters for refractors vs. compound scopes would not apply to an AP refractor. My FSQn had terrible blue halos around bright (blue'ish) stars. The New-Q's apparently fixed that. This would NOT be an issue for an AP scope tho.

My vote is you do not need a UV filter.


On Sun, 2 Aug 2020 at 19:39, Robert Chozick via groups.io <rchozick=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
They say the sensor on the ZWO ASI2600 has an IR Cut filter.  I took it to mean it is just IR and not UV also so I use the IR-UV filter.  I would like to know if anyone knows if an IR Cut filter is all you need with a refractor or if you also need the UV part.  My understanding is that you only need these filters with a refractor but if you use a catadioptric scope with a field flattener or tele-compressor that the glass elements of those additions also require it.  I would love to not use the extra filter.  My FSQ definitely needs a filter for bright stars.

Does anyone know the story here?

Robert

On Aug 2, 2020, at 6:24 PM, Andrew Arai <andrewarai@...> wrote:

Robert,

I have been thinking about getting a ZWO ASI2600.
Do you actually need a UV.IR filter to add potential reflections? I thought the glass cover for the camera provides UV/IR protection.

Andrew

Robert Chozick




--

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

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--

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


Re: IR Cut filters

Dean Jacobsen
 

On Sun, Aug 2, 2020 at 06:01 PM, Robert Chozick wrote:
After looking at many different images with the N and newer version I want to keep my fluorite. 
Why?
 
--
Dean Jacobsen
http://astrophoto.net/wp/
Image Gallery - http://astrophoto.net/wp/image-gallery/
Astrobin - https://www.astrobin.com/users/deanjacobsen/ 


Re: IR Cut filters

Robert Chozick <rchozick@...>
 

I have the N fluorite version of the FSQ-106 so I guess that means I need the UV.  After looking at many different images with the N and newer version I want to keep my fluorite. 

Robert 


On Aug 2, 2020, at 7:30 PM, Stuart <stuart.j.heggie@...> wrote:


Robert, not seeing any "informed" replies so I'll chime in with what little I know. The issue about UV filters for refractors vs. compound scopes would not apply to an AP refractor. My FSQn had terrible blue halos around bright (blue'ish) stars. The New-Q's apparently fixed that. This would NOT be an issue for an AP scope tho.

My vote is you do not need a UV filter.


On Sun, 2 Aug 2020 at 19:39, Robert Chozick via groups.io <rchozick=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
They say the sensor on the ZWO ASI2600 has an IR Cut filter.  I took it to mean it is just IR and not UV also so I use the IR-UV filter.  I would like to know if anyone knows if an IR Cut filter is all you need with a refractor or if you also need the UV part.  My understanding is that you only need these filters with a refractor but if you use a catadioptric scope with a field flattener or tele-compressor that the glass elements of those additions also require it.  I would love to not use the extra filter.  My FSQ definitely needs a filter for bright stars.

Does anyone know the story here?

Robert

On Aug 2, 2020, at 6:24 PM, Andrew Arai <andrewarai@...> wrote:

Robert,

I have been thinking about getting a ZWO ASI2600.
Do you actually need a UV.IR filter to add potential reflections? I thought the glass cover for the camera provides UV/IR protection.

Andrew

Robert Chozick




--

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


Re: IR Cut filters

Stuart <stuart.j.heggie@...>
 

Robert, not seeing any "informed" replies so I'll chime in with what little I know. The issue about UV filters for refractors vs. compound scopes would not apply to an AP refractor. My FSQn had terrible blue halos around bright (blue'ish) stars. The New-Q's apparently fixed that. This would NOT be an issue for an AP scope tho.

My vote is you do not need a UV filter.


On Sun, 2 Aug 2020 at 19:39, Robert Chozick via groups.io <rchozick=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
They say the sensor on the ZWO ASI2600 has an IR Cut filter.  I took it to mean it is just IR and not UV also so I use the IR-UV filter.  I would like to know if anyone knows if an IR Cut filter is all you need with a refractor or if you also need the UV part.  My understanding is that you only need these filters with a refractor but if you use a catadioptric scope with a field flattener or tele-compressor that the glass elements of those additions also require it.  I would love to not use the extra filter.  My FSQ definitely needs a filter for bright stars.

Does anyone know the story here?

Robert

On Aug 2, 2020, at 6:24 PM, Andrew Arai <andrewarai@...> wrote:

Robert,

I have been thinking about getting a ZWO ASI2600.
Do you actually need a UV.IR filter to add potential reflections? I thought the glass cover for the camera provides UV/IR protection.

Andrew

Robert Chozick




--

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


Re: End of an era?

thefamily90 Phillips
 

Hey! Very interesting. Thank you!

Jim


From: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io> on behalf of Harley Davidson <astrocnc@...>
Sent: Sunday, August 2, 2020 6:38:18 PM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] End of an era?
 
Jim

Would this work:?? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4r98q6UM6-4

It is useful for moving other items too. It has worked well for me.

tony
?

On 8/2/2020 11:51 AM, thefamily90 Phillips wrote:
Does anyone know an easy way to either attach wheels or a dolly that will work to move the older and heavier AP 10 inch in its case around? I think I used to be able to pick the case up with the telescope inside but recently have resorted to pushing and pulling it across the floor. Thanks for any help.

Best,

Jim


From: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io> on behalf of uncarollo2 <chris1011@...> via groups.io <chris1011@...>
Sent: Saturday, August 1, 2020 10:35:11 AM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] End of an era?
?

Do you autograph all of the Stowaways ?
No, I did this one on my first prototype at NEAF a couple of years ago for a laugh.

Rolando


-----Original Message-----
From: Michael Hambrick via groups.io <mike.hambrick@...>
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Sent: Fri, Jul 31, 2020 10:35 pm
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] End of an era?

Nice work Roland

Do you autograph all of the Stowaways ?


Best Regards

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


IR Cut filters

Robert Chozick <rchozick@...>
 

They say the sensor on the ZWO ASI2600 has an IR Cut filter.  I took it to mean it is just IR and not UV also so I use the IR-UV filter.  I would like to know if anyone knows if an IR Cut filter is all you need with a refractor or if you also need the UV part.  My understanding is that you only need these filters with a refractor but if you use a catadioptric scope with a field flattener or tele-compressor that the glass elements of those additions also require it.  I would love to not use the extra filter.  My FSQ definitely needs a filter for bright stars.

Does anyone know the story here?

Robert

On Aug 2, 2020, at 6:24 PM, Andrew Arai <andrewarai@...> wrote:

Robert,

I have been thinking about getting a ZWO ASI2600.
Do you actually need a UV.IR filter to add potential reflections? I thought the glass cover for the camera provides UV/IR protection.

Andrew

Robert Chozick




Re: Pelican Nebula and M33

Andrew Arai
 

Robert,

I have been thinking about getting a ZWO ASI2600.
Do you actually need a UV.IR filter to add potential reflections? I thought the glass cover for the camera provides UV/IR protection.

Andrew

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