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Re: Mach2 model building and pointing with Sequence Generator Pro

Ray Gralak
 

Steve,

Can APCC receive temp & humidity readings from Pegasus power/usb box? Wondering what devices can feed
APCC environmental readings. Mbox, THUM, others?
As mentioned in the APCC help file, the THUM is supported, and devices that have an ASCOM ObservingConditions driver are supported. If the Pegasus has an ObservingConditions ASCOM driver, then it is supported by APCC.

-Ray Gralak
Author of PEMPro
Author of APCC (Astro-Physics Command Center): https://www.astro-physics.com/apcc-pro
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 Steve Armen
Sent: Tuesday, October 20, 2020 11:59 AM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Mach2 model building and pointing with Sequence Generator Pro

Ray,

Can APCC receive temp & humidity readings from Pegasus power/usb box? Wondering what devices can feed
APCC environmental readings. Mbox, THUM, others?

thanks,
-Steve


Re: Mach2 model building and pointing with Sequence Generator Pro

Worsel
 


Re: #Keypad #Keypad

Mike Dodd
 

On 10/20/2020 7:17 PM, uncarollo2 <chris1011@...> via groups.io
Yes, doing that does erase the database. You will need to reload it.
And it's easy. Follow the A-P instructions.

--- mike


Re: #Keypad #Keypad

richard payne
 

Call Howard, I had that happenthe battery
died, and I had to download some files from  AP.
Richard


On Oct 20, 2020, at 4:06 PM, mwg.jlg@... wrote:

On Tue, Oct 20, 2020 at 02:02 PM, Konstantin von Poschinger wrote:
Konstantin
Thanks for the tip.

Mike


Re: #Keypad #Keypad

Roland Christen
 


did change the Keypad battery a few months ago and was not aware that it was supposed to be powered up during the change.
Did I clobber the database and is there a way to recover?
Yes, doing that does erase the database. You will need to reload it.

Rolando


-----Original Message-----
From: mwg.jlg@...
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Sent: Tue, Oct 20, 2020 2:23 pm
Subject: [ap-gto] #Keypad

Hello all.

I seem to have developed a problem with my keypad. 
AP 1200 GOTOCP2 rev E running Keypad v4.17 
Strange because I was performing keypad GOTOs between Jupiter, Saturn and Mars and putting them all in a 5mm eyepiece field (152mm F8 APO) .
I normally use TheSky for all of my pointing which works fine but I wasn't using it last night.
If I use the Keypad I get weird GOTO results, e.g. GOTO M15 yields "below horizon", when in actuality it was almost at zenith at the time.
Plus the Keypad displays zero or blank object info.
I did change the Keypad battery a few months ago and was not aware that it was supposed to be powered up during the change.
Did I clobber the database and is there a way to recover?
Thanks for any help.

Mike Garrett


Re: #Keypad #Keypad

Mike Garrett
 

On Tue, Oct 20, 2020 at 02:02 PM, Konstantin von Poschinger wrote:
Konstantin
Thanks for the tip.

Mike


Re: PHD2 Dec tracking goes runaway after Meridian Flip with Mach1

Renan
 

John, this is what I have:

 

Mach1

ASCOM V2 Telescope Driver – v5.30.10

Controller: GTO CP3

 

PHD2:

Reverse Dec output after merdian flipo: disabled

 

 

SGP:

Control Panel – Telescope - Use Auto Meridian Flip: marked

Control Panel – Telescope – Set – Minutes past Meridian to Flip: I usually use 20 min

Control Panel – Auto Guide – Flip Calibration Data: not clicked

 

I think that is all that has to do with auto flip.

For me it works 100% of the times.

Good luck

 

 

From: John Davis
Sent: martes, 20 de octubre de 2020 13:02
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] PHD2 Dec tracking goes runaway after Meridian Flip with Mach1

 

Well... doing a bit more searching on the board, I have found several posts here that do indicate the "Reverse Dec" box should NOT be checked - including 

https://github.com/OpenPHDGuiding/phd2/wiki/Reverse-Dec-output-after-meridian-flip
info on the PHD2 site.

So now you have convinced me - so - can somebody tell me what the configuration settings SHOULD be for the AP ASCOM V2 driver and PHD2 in order for this to work?  
I can experiment - but I'd sure rather image than experiment :-)

My versions:
ASCOM              6.4.0.2618
AP ASCOM V2   5.30.10
PHD2                  2.6.9
SGP                    3.1.0.558

thanks for your patience!
John

 


Re: Mach2 model building and pointing with Sequence Generator Pro

Konstantin von Poschinger
 

Hi,

if you have a Mach-2 have a look at Pegasus:


with this you have also a good part for connecting lots of stuff with only connected USB3 and Power at the mount.

Konstantin


Konstantin v. Poschinger

Hammerichstr. 5
22605 Hamburg
040/8805747
0171 1983476

Am 20.10.2020 um 21:48 schrieb CurtisC via groups.io <calypte@...>:

On Tue, Oct 20, 2020 at 07:42 AM, Ray Gralak wrote:
If you don't have a weather input device, such as a THUM or MGBox V2
Who sells Thum?  I can't find it on the web.  I, in fact, have a weather station that provides data (ultimately) to the NWS.  It vexes me that I can't use that data for the model.


Re: #Keypad #Keypad

Konstantin von Poschinger
 

Hi,

you have to replace the battery. It is empty.

Konstantin


Konstantin v. Poschinger

Hammerichstr. 5
22605 Hamburg
040/8805747
0171 1983476

Am 20.10.2020 um 21:23 schrieb mwg.jlg@...:

Hello all.

I seem to have developed a problem with my keypad. 
AP 1200 GOTOCP2 rev E running Keypad v4.17 
Strange because I was performing keypad GOTOs between Jupiter, Saturn and Mars and putting them all in a 5mm eyepiece field (152mm F8 APO) .
I normally use TheSky for all of my pointing which works fine but I wasn't using it last night.
If I use the Keypad I get weird GOTO results, e.g. GOTO M15 yields "below horizon", when in actuality it was almost at zenith at the time.
Plus the Keypad displays zero or blank object info.
I did change the Keypad battery a few months ago and was not aware that it was supposed to be powered up during the change.
Did I clobber the database and is there a way to recover?
Thanks for any help.

Mike Garrett


Re: Mach2 model building and pointing with Sequence Generator Pro

Steve Armen
 


Re: Mach2 model building and pointing with Sequence Generator Pro

Steve Armen
 

Sorry this thread is getting long. I use an AG optical idk10. 1.7m focal length, .25m aperture. Using ASI1600 camera at this point in time.

-Steve


#Keypad #Keypad

Mike Garrett
 

Hello all.

I seem to have developed a problem with my keypad. 
AP 1200 GOTOCP2 rev E running Keypad v4.17 
Strange because I was performing keypad GOTOs between Jupiter, Saturn and Mars and putting them all in a 5mm eyepiece field (152mm F8 APO) .
I normally use TheSky for all of my pointing which works fine but I wasn't using it last night.
If I use the Keypad I get weird GOTO results, e.g. GOTO M15 yields "below horizon", when in actuality it was almost at zenith at the time.
Plus the Keypad displays zero or blank object info.
I did change the Keypad battery a few months ago and was not aware that it was supposed to be powered up during the change.
Did I clobber the database and is there a way to recover?
Thanks for any help.

Mike Garrett


Re: Mach2 model building and pointing with Sequence Generator Pro

CurtisC <calypte@...>
 

On Tue, Oct 20, 2020 at 07:42 AM, Ray Gralak wrote:
If you don't have a weather input device, such as a THUM or MGBox V2
Who sells Thum?  I can't find it on the web.  I, in fact, have a weather station that provides data (ultimately) to the NWS.  It vexes me that I can't use that data for the model.


Re: Mach2 model building and pointing with Sequence Generator Pro

Steve Armen
 

Ray, 

Can APCC receive temp & humidity readings from Pegasus power/usb box? Wondering what devices can feed APCC environmental readings. Mbox, THUM, others?

thanks,
-Steve


Re: PHD2 Dec tracking goes runaway after Meridian Flip with Mach1

John Davis
 
Edited

That is quite possible... (making it harder than it needs to be)

After I hit the problem the first time - I went and unchecked the "Reverse Dec" box... and restarted guiding - but it ran away again.

But that was AFTER the Meridian flip, so I suppose that's closing the door after the cow has left the barn... flip had occurred, PHD2 had reveresed Dec calibration, and unchecking that box would only help the NEXT time...

I will be quite now until I can test this out next clear night (which doesn't look like this week)...

Thanks again!


Re: PHD2 Dec tracking goes runaway after Meridian Flip with Mach1

Roland Christen
 

The ASCOM driver doesn't have a setting for reversing the Dec on pier flip. I don't think that is part of the ASCOM platform.

Rolando

-----Original Message-----
From: John Davis <johncdavis200@...>
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Sent: Tue, Oct 20, 2020 11:02 am
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] PHD2 Dec tracking goes runaway after Meridian Flip with Mach1

Well... doing a bit more searching on the board, I have found several posts here that do indicate the "Reverse Dec" box should NOT be checked - including 

https://github.com/OpenPHDGuiding/phd2/wiki/Reverse-Dec-output-after-meridian-flip
info on the PHD2 site.

So now you have convinced me - so - can somebody tell me what the configuration settings SHOULD be for the AP ASCOM V2 driver and PHD2 in order for this to work?  
I can experiment - but I'd sure rather image than experiment :-)

My versions:
ASCOM              6.4.0.2618
AP ASCOM V2   5.30.10
PHD2                  2.6.9
SGP                    3.1.0.558

thanks for your patience!
John


Re: PHD2 Dec tracking goes runaway after Meridian Flip with Mach1

 

>>> can somebody tell me what the configuration settings SHOULD be for the AP ASCOM V2 driver and PHD2 in order for this to work?  

Disable "reverse Dec output after meridian flip" in PHD. that's what it *should* be

You might be making this more difficult than it is ;)




On Tue, Oct 20, 2020 at 9:02 AM John Davis <johncdavis200@...> wrote:
Well... doing a bit more searching on the board, I have found several posts here that do indicate the "Reverse Dec" box should NOT be checked - including 

https://github.com/OpenPHDGuiding/phd2/wiki/Reverse-Dec-output-after-meridian-flip
info on the PHD2 site.

So now you have convinced me - so - can somebody tell me what the configuration settings SHOULD be for the AP ASCOM V2 driver and PHD2 in order for this to work?  
I can experiment - but I'd sure rather image than experiment :-)

My versions:
ASCOM              6.4.0.2618
AP ASCOM V2   5.30.10
PHD2                  2.6.9
SGP                    3.1.0.558

thanks for your patience!
John



--
Brian 



Brian Valente


Re: PHD2 Dec tracking goes runaway after Meridian Flip with Mach1

John Davis
 

Well... doing a bit more searching on the board, I have found several posts here that do indicate the "Reverse Dec" box should NOT be checked - including 

https://github.com/OpenPHDGuiding/phd2/wiki/Reverse-Dec-output-after-meridian-flip
info on the PHD2 site.

So now you have convinced me - so - can somebody tell me what the configuration settings SHOULD be for the AP ASCOM V2 driver and PHD2 in order for this to work?  
I can experiment - but I'd sure rather image than experiment :-)

My versions:
ASCOM              6.4.0.2618
AP ASCOM V2   5.30.10
PHD2                  2.6.9
SGP                    3.1.0.558

thanks for your patience!
John


Re: PHD2 Dec tracking goes runaway after Meridian Flip with Mach1

 

>> "I've always had the 'Reverse Dec output after meridian flip' enabled.  I think that is all there is to it. 

I don't think your friend is necessarily wrong - the first thing you need to do is uncheck it and see if that in fact does work.


There may be a number of other variables at play in a difference between yours and his - configuration settings in ASCOM, in PHD, version of PHD (1 or 2?), your firmware version, etc.



On Tue, Oct 20, 2020 at 8:25 AM John Davis <johncdavis200@...> wrote:
Guys - I'm very confused...

I have a good friend who has been a LONG time Mach1 owner - is incredibly knowldgable on all things (has written his OWN imaging software equivalent to SGP or NINA) - and according to him:

"I've always had the 'Reverse Dec output after meridian flip' enabled.  I think that is all there is to it.  You need the mount to report the pier side properly so PHD2 will know it needs to reverse DEC.  I neer had a problem with the Mach1 doing this.  I did use the meridian delay feature you are talking about some as well. 
If you uncheck the reverse dec box it will certainly not work. "

His advice to me on MANY, MANY issues has NEVER been wrong, so I am really struggling with you all saying he is wrong...

Seems like this should be a clear un-ambiguous answer... I guess from you guy's perspective it is :-)

I will experiment the next time out - try that testing software.





--
Brian 



Brian Valente


Re: PHD2 Dec tracking goes runaway after Meridian Flip with Mach1

John Davis
 

Guys - I'm very confused...

I have a good friend who has been a LONG time Mach1 owner - is incredibly knowldgable on all things (has written his OWN imaging software equivalent to SGP or NINA) - and according to him:

"I've always had the 'Reverse Dec output after meridian flip' enabled.  I think that is all there is to it.  You need the mount to report the pier side properly so PHD2 will know it needs to reverse DEC.  I neer had a problem with the Mach1 doing this.  I did use the meridian delay feature you are talking about some as well. 
If you uncheck the reverse dec box it will certainly not work. "

His advice to me on MANY, MANY issues has NEVER been wrong, so I am really struggling with you all saying he is wrong...

Seems like this should be a clear un-ambiguous answer... I guess from you guy's perspective it is :-)

I will experiment the next time out - try that testing software.



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