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Re: Problem with PEMPRO polar alignment

W Hilmo
 

If you use MaxIm, you should be able to download the GSC 1.1 catalog and solve directly from within MaxIm.  Once you’ve solved, you can both sync the mount to the solved coordinates and also calibrate the auto-center routine with the same solution.  Once you do that, you can very accurately center any object visible in the field just by right clicking on it and picking “point telescope here”.

 

 

From: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io> On Behalf Of uncarollo2 <chris1011@...> via groups.io
Sent: Monday, September 21, 2020 7:08 PM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Problem with PEMPRO polar alignment

 

I have MaximDL that I always use for imaging. So, all I would need then is Astro tortilla? Nuttin' else?

Margarita maybe to go with it? Stuck out tongue closed eyes

 

Rolando

 

 

 

-----Original Message-----
From: Brian Valente <bvalente@...>
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Sent: Mon, Sep 21, 2020 7:29 pm
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Problem with PEMPRO polar alignment

They plate solve standalone, 

 

If you need to sync the mount coordinates, you will also need a compatible imaging program to do that. (for example ASTAP lists CCDCiel, NINA, APT or SGP). The imaging program coordinates the plate solve and mount sync

 

APCC/APPM has a plate solve and sync function as well, which uses Pinpoint, SGP, maybe others (sorry, you probably already know this :) ) 

 

On Mon, Sep 21, 2020 at 3:16 PM uncarollo2 <chris1011@...> via groups.io <chris1011=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:

 

Astro tortilla is about as simple as it gets

 

ASTAP is another one

Thank you. Does it require any other software to work?

 

Roland

 

 

-----Original Message-----
From: Brian Valente <bvalente@...>
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Sent: Mon, Sep 21, 2020 3:26 pm
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Problem with PEMPRO polar alignment

Astro tortilla is about as simple as it gets

 

ASTAP is another one

 

 

 

On Mon, Sep 21, 2020 at 1:24 PM uncarollo2 <chris1011@...> via groups.io <chris1011=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:

 

CCD Commander. 

Is there a simple stand-alone plate solve program that can be used by a casual imager who just wants to center an object (without all the other goodies that CCD Commander has)?

 

Rolando

 

 

-----Original Message-----
From: CurtisC via groups.io <calypte=verizon.net@groups.io>
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Sent: Mon, Sep 21, 2020 12:13 pm
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Problem with PEMPRO polar alignment

Interesting!  I didn't know PEMPro could select a star.  I've always used TSX to identify suitable mag 6-8 stars near the meridian and equator, then I do a go-to and plate-solve in CCD Commander. 

I learn something new every day!


 

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Brian 

 

 

 

Brian Valente


 

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Brian 

 

 

 

Brian Valente


Re: Olympus Mons with the Mak 10

Roland Christen
 

That is super!

Rolando



-----Original Message-----
From: dvjbaja <jpgleasonid@...>
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Sent: Mon, Sep 21, 2020 7:49 pm
Subject: [ap-gto] Olympus Mons with the Mak 10

My first ever digital imaging using the Mak Mars attacker.  Shocked to see I actually picked up the largest known volcano in the solar system from my backyard.  

- j


Re: Problem with PEMPRO polar alignment

Roland Christen
 


i should clarify, they all need you to do a separate download and install of a reference star database. THEN it's standalone :)
And what would you recommend for that?

Rolando


-----Original Message-----
From: Brian Valente <bvalente@...>
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Sent: Mon, Sep 21, 2020 7:40 pm
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Problem with PEMPRO polar alignment

>>> They plate solve standalone, 

i should clarify, they all need you to do a separate download and install of a reference star database. THEN it's standalone :)



On Mon, Sep 21, 2020 at 5:30 PM Brian Valente via groups.io <bvalente=gmail.com@groups.io> wrote:
They plate solve standalone, 

If you need to sync the mount coordinates, you will also need a compatible imaging program to do that. (for example ASTAP lists CCDCiel, NINA, APT or SGP). The imaging program coordinates the plate solve and mount sync

APCC/APPM has a plate solve and sync function as well, which uses Pinpoint, SGP, maybe others (sorry, you probably already know this :) ) 

On Mon, Sep 21, 2020 at 3:16 PM uncarollo2 <chris1011@...> via groups.io <chris1011=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:

Astro tortilla is about as simple as it gets

ASTAP is another one
Thank you. Does it require any other software to work?

Roland


-----Original Message-----
From: Brian Valente <bvalente@...>
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Sent: Mon, Sep 21, 2020 3:26 pm
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Problem with PEMPRO polar alignment

Astro tortilla is about as simple as it gets

ASTAP is another one



On Mon, Sep 21, 2020 at 1:24 PM uncarollo2 <chris1011@...> via groups.io <chris1011=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:

CCD Commander. 
Is there a simple stand-alone plate solve program that can be used by a casual imager who just wants to center an object (without all the other goodies that CCD Commander has)?

Rolando


-----Original Message-----
From: CurtisC via groups.io <calypte=verizon.net@groups.io>
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Sent: Mon, Sep 21, 2020 12:13 pm
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Problem with PEMPRO polar alignment

Interesting!  I didn't know PEMPro could select a star.  I've always used TSX to identify suitable mag 6-8 stars near the meridian and equator, then I do a go-to and plate-solve in CCD Commander. 

I learn something new every day!


--
Brian 



Brian Valente


--
Brian 



Brian Valente


--
Brian 



Brian Valente


Re: Problem with PEMPRO polar alignment

Roland Christen
 

I have MaximDL that I always use for imaging. So, all I would need then is Astro tortilla? Nuttin' else?
Margarita maybe to go with it? Stuck out tongue closed eyes

Rolando



-----Original Message-----
From: Brian Valente <bvalente@...>
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Sent: Mon, Sep 21, 2020 7:29 pm
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Problem with PEMPRO polar alignment

They plate solve standalone, 

If you need to sync the mount coordinates, you will also need a compatible imaging program to do that. (for example ASTAP lists CCDCiel, NINA, APT or SGP). The imaging program coordinates the plate solve and mount sync

APCC/APPM has a plate solve and sync function as well, which uses Pinpoint, SGP, maybe others (sorry, you probably already know this :) ) 

On Mon, Sep 21, 2020 at 3:16 PM uncarollo2 <chris1011@...> via groups.io <chris1011=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:

Astro tortilla is about as simple as it gets

ASTAP is another one
Thank you. Does it require any other software to work?

Roland


-----Original Message-----
From: Brian Valente <bvalente@...>
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Sent: Mon, Sep 21, 2020 3:26 pm
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Problem with PEMPRO polar alignment

Astro tortilla is about as simple as it gets

ASTAP is another one



On Mon, Sep 21, 2020 at 1:24 PM uncarollo2 <chris1011@...> via groups.io <chris1011=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:

CCD Commander. 
Is there a simple stand-alone plate solve program that can be used by a casual imager who just wants to center an object (without all the other goodies that CCD Commander has)?

Rolando


-----Original Message-----
From: CurtisC via groups.io <calypte=verizon.net@groups.io>
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Sent: Mon, Sep 21, 2020 12:13 pm
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Problem with PEMPRO polar alignment

Interesting!  I didn't know PEMPro could select a star.  I've always used TSX to identify suitable mag 6-8 stars near the meridian and equator, then I do a go-to and plate-solve in CCD Commander. 

I learn something new every day!


--
Brian 



Brian Valente


--
Brian 



Brian Valente


Re: More unguided imaging with the Mach2 - the open cluster NGC 129 #Mach2GTO

Dean Jacobsen
 

Hi Jim, thanks for taking a look.

1. 180 s at gain 100 offset 50. 
2. I haven't done that.  I only get out 3 or 4 times a month for imaging so I haven't had time to do anything like that. 
3. I have only had the ASI2600MC out for three sessions.  I have never had a color camera before and I do like the simplicity of using it.  This latest batch of cameras with the back illuminated detectors was something I wanted to try out.  It seems to be plenty sensitive.  I am also waiting for ZWO to come out with the promised mono version which I can use with my existing filter wheel and filters for narrow band imaging.
--
Dean Jacobsen
http://astrophoto.net/wp/
Image Gallery - http://astrophoto.net/wp/image-gallery/
Astrobin Image Gallery - https://www.astrobin.com/users/deanjacobsen/ 
Amateur Radio Call Sign - W6DBJ


Re: Olympus Mons with the Mak 10

Mike Dodd
 

On 9/21/2020 8:49 PM, dvjbaja wrote:
My first ever digital imaging using the Mak Mars attacker. Shocked to
see I actually picked up the largest known volcano in the solar system
from my backyard.
Can we see your image?

OOPS, sorry didn't see the attachment. Was looking for a link.

--- Mike


Re: Olympus Mons with the Mak 10

Mike Dodd
 

On 9/21/2020 8:49 PM, dvjbaja wrote:
My first ever digital imaging using the Mak Mars attacker. Shocked to
see I actually picked up the largest known volcano in the solar system
from my backyard.
Can we see your image?

--- Mike


Re: A bunch of APCC woes...

David Fabrizio
 

Configure your virtual ports starting at a higher com port like 20, 21, etc. That way you won’t have a com port conflict with the mouse, etc.


On Sep 21, 2020, at 3:20 PM, Luca Marinelli <photo@...> wrote:

Tom,

The COM port should be completely transparent to all those applications. All you need to tell them is to talk to the  AP ASCOM driver. APCC has created a virtual COM port for the driver and manages the communications with the mount. 

--Luca


Olympus Mons with the Mak 10

dvjbaja
 

My first ever digital imaging using the Mak Mars attacker.  Shocked to see I actually picked up the largest known volcano in the solar system from my backyard.  

- j


Re: Problem with PEMPRO polar alignment

 

>>> They plate solve standalone, 

i should clarify, they all need you to do a separate download and install of a reference star database. THEN it's standalone :)



On Mon, Sep 21, 2020 at 5:30 PM Brian Valente via groups.io <bvalente=gmail.com@groups.io> wrote:
They plate solve standalone, 

If you need to sync the mount coordinates, you will also need a compatible imaging program to do that. (for example ASTAP lists CCDCiel, NINA, APT or SGP). The imaging program coordinates the plate solve and mount sync

APCC/APPM has a plate solve and sync function as well, which uses Pinpoint, SGP, maybe others (sorry, you probably already know this :) ) 

On Mon, Sep 21, 2020 at 3:16 PM uncarollo2 <chris1011@...> via groups.io <chris1011=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:

Astro tortilla is about as simple as it gets

ASTAP is another one
Thank you. Does it require any other software to work?

Roland


-----Original Message-----
From: Brian Valente <bvalente@...>
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Sent: Mon, Sep 21, 2020 3:26 pm
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Problem with PEMPRO polar alignment

Astro tortilla is about as simple as it gets

ASTAP is another one



On Mon, Sep 21, 2020 at 1:24 PM uncarollo2 <chris1011@...> via groups.io <chris1011=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:

CCD Commander. 
Is there a simple stand-alone plate solve program that can be used by a casual imager who just wants to center an object (without all the other goodies that CCD Commander has)?

Rolando


-----Original Message-----
From: CurtisC via groups.io <calypte=verizon.net@groups.io>
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Sent: Mon, Sep 21, 2020 12:13 pm
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Problem with PEMPRO polar alignment

Interesting!  I didn't know PEMPro could select a star.  I've always used TSX to identify suitable mag 6-8 stars near the meridian and equator, then I do a go-to and plate-solve in CCD Commander. 

I learn something new every day!


--
Brian 



Brian Valente



--
Brian 



Brian Valente



--
Brian 



Brian Valente


Re: Problem with PEMPRO polar alignment

Cheng-Yang Tan
 

And it'll be great if APCC/APPM eventually supports ASTAP. ASTAP is just a wickedly fast plate solver (and free).

cytan

On Monday, September 21, 2020, 07:30:03 PM CDT, Brian Valente <bvalente@...> wrote:


They plate solve standalone, 

If you need to sync the mount coordinates, you will also need a compatible imaging program to do that. (for example ASTAP lists CCDCiel, NINA, APT or SGP). The imaging program coordinates the plate solve and mount sync

APCC/APPM has a plate solve and sync function as well, which uses Pinpoint, SGP, maybe others (sorry, you probably already know this :) ) 

On Mon, Sep 21, 2020 at 3:16 PM uncarollo2 <chris1011@...> via groups.io <chris1011=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:

Astro tortilla is about as simple as it gets

ASTAP is another one
Thank you. Does it require any other software to work?

Roland


-----Original Message-----
From: Brian Valente <bvalente@...>
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Sent: Mon, Sep 21, 2020 3:26 pm
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Problem with PEMPRO polar alignment

Astro tortilla is about as simple as it gets

ASTAP is another one



On Mon, Sep 21, 2020 at 1:24 PM uncarollo2 <chris1011@...> via groups.io <chris1011=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:

CCD Commander. 
Is there a simple stand-alone plate solve program that can be used by a casual imager who just wants to center an object (without all the other goodies that CCD Commander has)?

Rolando


-----Original Message-----
From: CurtisC via groups.io <calypte=verizon.net@groups.io>
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Sent: Mon, Sep 21, 2020 12:13 pm
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Problem with PEMPRO polar alignment

Interesting!  I didn't know PEMPro could select a star.  I've always used TSX to identify suitable mag 6-8 stars near the meridian and equator, then I do a go-to and plate-solve in CCD Commander. 

I learn something new every day!


--
Brian 



Brian Valente



--
Brian 



Brian Valente


Re: Problem with PEMPRO polar alignment

 

They plate solve standalone, 

If you need to sync the mount coordinates, you will also need a compatible imaging program to do that. (for example ASTAP lists CCDCiel, NINA, APT or SGP). The imaging program coordinates the plate solve and mount sync

APCC/APPM has a plate solve and sync function as well, which uses Pinpoint, SGP, maybe others (sorry, you probably already know this :) ) 


On Mon, Sep 21, 2020 at 3:16 PM uncarollo2 <chris1011@...> via groups.io <chris1011=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:

Astro tortilla is about as simple as it gets

ASTAP is another one
Thank you. Does it require any other software to work?

Roland


-----Original Message-----
From: Brian Valente <bvalente@...>
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Sent: Mon, Sep 21, 2020 3:26 pm
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Problem with PEMPRO polar alignment

Astro tortilla is about as simple as it gets

ASTAP is another one



On Mon, Sep 21, 2020 at 1:24 PM uncarollo2 <chris1011@...> via groups.io <chris1011=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:

CCD Commander. 
Is there a simple stand-alone plate solve program that can be used by a casual imager who just wants to center an object (without all the other goodies that CCD Commander has)?

Rolando


-----Original Message-----
From: CurtisC via groups.io <calypte=verizon.net@groups.io>
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Sent: Mon, Sep 21, 2020 12:13 pm
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Problem with PEMPRO polar alignment

Interesting!  I didn't know PEMPro could select a star.  I've always used TSX to identify suitable mag 6-8 stars near the meridian and equator, then I do a go-to and plate-solve in CCD Commander. 

I learn something new every day!


--
Brian 



Brian Valente



--
Brian 



Brian Valente


Re: More unguided imaging with the Mach2 - the open cluster NGC 129 #Mach2GTO

Jim Hawn
 

Dean, impressive image.  Well done, especially the vivid colors.  A couple of questions for you.
1.  How long were your individual sub exposures?  I'm gradually increasing unguided exposure times on my Mach2GTO and wanted to compare results.
2.  Have you conducted a "A/B" side-by-side evaluation of your Mach2GTO with the APCC model engaged versus without?  If so, how would you characterize the improvement delta utilizing the model?
3.  What do you find to be the most appealing features and benefits of the ASI2600MC-Pro in the field?  I'm familiar with the technical specs, but interested to hear an assessment from a fellow Mach2GTO user.


Re: difference between APCC-pro and ST ?

Marcelo Figueroa
 

Yes, you are right. As far as I know that's the principal difference.


Re: A bunch of APCC woes...

Luca Marinelli
 

Tom,

The COM port should be completely transparent to all those applications. All you need to tell them is to talk to the  AP ASCOM driver. APCC has created a virtual COM port for the driver and manages the communications with the mount. 

--Luca


Re: Problem with PEMPRO polar alignment

Roland Christen
 


Astro tortilla is about as simple as it gets

ASTAP is another one
Thank you. Does it require any other software to work?

Roland


-----Original Message-----
From: Brian Valente <bvalente@...>
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Sent: Mon, Sep 21, 2020 3:26 pm
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Problem with PEMPRO polar alignment

Astro tortilla is about as simple as it gets

ASTAP is another one



On Mon, Sep 21, 2020 at 1:24 PM uncarollo2 <chris1011@...> via groups.io <chris1011=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:

CCD Commander. 
Is there a simple stand-alone plate solve program that can be used by a casual imager who just wants to center an object (without all the other goodies that CCD Commander has)?

Rolando


-----Original Message-----
From: CurtisC via groups.io <calypte=verizon.net@groups.io>
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Sent: Mon, Sep 21, 2020 12:13 pm
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Problem with PEMPRO polar alignment

Interesting!  I didn't know PEMPro could select a star.  I've always used TSX to identify suitable mag 6-8 stars near the meridian and equator, then I do a go-to and plate-solve in CCD Commander. 

I learn something new every day!


--
Brian 



Brian Valente


Re: A bunch of APCC woes...

Tom Blahovici
 

Hi
I guess, I don't quite get it...when you are in an application and you choose the Ascom mount driver, there are the settings which you use to select a comport. Do you not need to attach every application to a different port?
I know that I was unable to connect both the sky and focus max at the same time unless I chose different ports. Same thing with phd2. Unless something else was wrong?.
Tom


Re: Problem with PEMPRO polar alignment

 

Astro tortilla is about as simple as it gets

ASTAP is another one



On Mon, Sep 21, 2020 at 1:24 PM uncarollo2 <chris1011@...> via groups.io <chris1011=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:

CCD Commander. 
Is there a simple stand-alone plate solve program that can be used by a casual imager who just wants to center an object (without all the other goodies that CCD Commander has)?

Rolando


-----Original Message-----
From: CurtisC via groups.io <calypte=verizon.net@groups.io>
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Sent: Mon, Sep 21, 2020 12:13 pm
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Problem with PEMPRO polar alignment

Interesting!  I didn't know PEMPro could select a star.  I've always used TSX to identify suitable mag 6-8 stars near the meridian and equator, then I do a go-to and plate-solve in CCD Commander. 

I learn something new every day!



--
Brian 



Brian Valente


Re: Problem with PEMPRO polar alignment

Roland Christen
 


CCD Commander. 
Is there a simple stand-alone plate solve program that can be used by a casual imager who just wants to center an object (without all the other goodies that CCD Commander has)?

Rolando


-----Original Message-----
From: CurtisC via groups.io <calypte@...>
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Sent: Mon, Sep 21, 2020 12:13 pm
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Problem with PEMPRO polar alignment

Interesting!  I didn't know PEMPro could select a star.  I've always used TSX to identify suitable mag 6-8 stars near the meridian and equator, then I do a go-to and plate-solve in CCD Commander. 

I learn something new every day!


Re: Changing Groups I/O Settings

Dale Ghent
 

You must have been subscribed to the old yahoogroups lists with both email addresses. Hit the "Contact Group Owner" link that is at the bottom of every message and ask that they (probably Marj and Karen) remove the address you don't want used from the list membership.

On Sep 21, 2020, at 12:01 PM, M Hambrick <mhambrick563@gmail.com> wrote:

I currently receive all of the group messages on two different email addresses, and I would like to delete the secondary email, but I can not see where to do this in the groups IO profile. Any suggestions ?

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