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Re: [ap-ug] [ap-gto] Snapshots - Spider Man Spider Man ...

Karen Christen
 

… Does whatever a spider can…  🙄  😆

 

The Kid

 

From: main@ap-ug.groups.io <main@ap-ug.groups.io> On Behalf Of Roland Christen via groups.io
Sent: Thursday, December 10, 2020 9:03 PM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io; main@ap-ug.groups.io
Subject: Re: [ap-ug] [ap-gto] Snapshots - Spider Man Spider Man ...

 

.. Can do anything a spider can.  Notes

Smile

During the same night I captured this faint H-a region in Auriga:

 

 

Rolando

 

 

-----Original Message-----
From: Roland Christen via groups.io <chris1011@...>
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io>; main@ap-ug.groups.io <main@ap-ug.groups.io>
Sent: Thu, Dec 10, 2020 8:13 pm
Subject: [ap-gto] Snapshots - Sugar Sprinkle Galaxy

Hello Astronuts,

 

Had a couple of clear nights with reasonable seeing and decided to shoot a couple of objects that are well placed right now. First one is M33, which resembles sugar sprinkles tossed on black velvet.

 

 

I've been working with the Mach2 mount now for almost 2 years and I cannot be more pleased with the way it has worked out as a premium product. It really is a fun mount to work with, starts right up every clear night, points quite accurately even without modeling, tracks beautifully down to the sub-arc second level with nary a burp or hiccup. I have done unguided and guided imaging, both of which are a snap. The Lodestar guider is essentially foolproof, very sensitive in the off-axis guider on the QSI camera. MaximDL6Pro has a few quirks that I haven't figured out yet, but as far as imaging and guiding, it is unbeatable.

 

Bottom line - I would rate the Mach2 as the perfect beginner mount for the simple reason that it will do exactly what you want and you won't have to mess around with it trying to hyper-tune it, or adjust it. Just point and shoot and it will carry you down that 6 lane Milky way like a turbo-charged Veyron Super Sport.

 

Rolando


--
Roland Christen
Astro-Physics


--
Karen Christen
Astro-Physics


Re: Snapshots - Sugar Sprinkle Galaxy

Dean Jacobsen
 

The Mach2 is definitely something you can be very proud of.

I love the one you guys made for me.
--
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: Snapshots - Spider Man Spider Man ...

Roland Christen
 

.. Can do anything a spider can.  Notes
Smile
During the same night I captured this faint H-a region in Auriga:

https://www.astrobin.com/full/xdl8z0/0/

Rolando


-----Original Message-----
From: Roland Christen via groups.io <chris1011@...>
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io>; main@ap-ug.groups.io <main@ap-ug.groups.io>
Sent: Thu, Dec 10, 2020 8:13 pm
Subject: [ap-gto] Snapshots - Sugar Sprinkle Galaxy

Hello Astronuts,

Had a couple of clear nights with reasonable seeing and decided to shoot a couple of objects that are well placed right now. First one is M33, which resembles sugar sprinkles tossed on black velvet.

https://www.astrobin.com/full/bovv9h/0/?nc=Uncarollo

I've been working with the Mach2 mount now for almost 2 years and I cannot be more pleased with the way it has worked out as a premium product. It really is a fun mount to work with, starts right up every clear night, points quite accurately even without modeling, tracks beautifully down to the sub-arc second level with nary a burp or hiccup. I have done unguided and guided imaging, both of which are a snap. The Lodestar guider is essentially foolproof, very sensitive in the off-axis guider on the QSI camera. MaximDL6Pro has a few quirks that I haven't figured out yet, but as far as imaging and guiding, it is unbeatable.

Bottom line - I would rate the Mach2 as the perfect beginner mount for the simple reason that it will do exactly what you want and you won't have to mess around with it trying to hyper-tune it, or adjust it. Just point and shoot and it will carry you down that 6 lane Milky way like a turbo-charged Veyron Super Sport.

Rolando

--
Roland Christen
Astro-Physics

--
Roland Christen
Astro-Physics


Re: [ap-ug] Snapshots - Sugar Sprinkle Galaxy

thefamily90 Phillips
 

Simply amazing...

JimP


From: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io> on behalf of Pete Lardizabal <p14@...>
Sent: Thursday, December 10, 2020 9:21:25 PM
To: main@ap-ug.groups.io <main@ap-ug.groups.io>
Cc: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] [ap-ug] Snapshots - Sugar Sprinkle Galaxy
 

Spectacular results Roland!

A dream system to be sure. 

😎

Pete



On Dec 10, 2020, at 9:13 PM, Roland Christen via groups.io <chris1011@...> wrote:


Hello Astronuts,

Had a couple of clear nights with reasonable seeing and decided to shoot a couple of objects that are well placed right now. First one is M33, which resembles sugar sprinkles tossed on black velvet.

https://www.astrobin.com/full/bovv9h/0/?nc=Uncarollo

I've been working with the Mach2 mount now for almost 2 years and I cannot be more pleased with the way it has worked out as a premium product. It really is a fun mount to work with, starts right up every clear night, points quite accurately even without modeling, tracks beautifully down to the sub-arc second level with nary a burp or hiccup. I have done unguided and guided imaging, both of which are a snap. The Lodestar guider is essentially foolproof, very sensitive in the off-axis guider on the QSI camera. MaximDL6Pro has a few quirks that I haven't figured out yet, but as far as imaging and guiding, it is unbeatable.

Bottom line - I would rate the Mach2 as the perfect beginner mount for the simple reason that it will do exactly what you want and you won't have to mess around with it trying to hyper-tune it, or adjust it. Just point and shoot and it will carry you down that 6 lane Milky way like a turbo-charged Veyron Super Sport.

Rolando


Re: [ap-ug] Snapshots - Sugar Sprinkle Galaxy

Pete Lardizabal
 


Spectacular results Roland!

A dream system to be sure. 

😎

Pete



On Dec 10, 2020, at 9:13 PM, Roland Christen via groups.io <chris1011@...> wrote:


Hello Astronuts,

Had a couple of clear nights with reasonable seeing and decided to shoot a couple of objects that are well placed right now. First one is M33, which resembles sugar sprinkles tossed on black velvet.

https://www.astrobin.com/full/bovv9h/0/?nc=Uncarollo

I've been working with the Mach2 mount now for almost 2 years and I cannot be more pleased with the way it has worked out as a premium product. It really is a fun mount to work with, starts right up every clear night, points quite accurately even without modeling, tracks beautifully down to the sub-arc second level with nary a burp or hiccup. I have done unguided and guided imaging, both of which are a snap. The Lodestar guider is essentially foolproof, very sensitive in the off-axis guider on the QSI camera. MaximDL6Pro has a few quirks that I haven't figured out yet, but as far as imaging and guiding, it is unbeatable.

Bottom line - I would rate the Mach2 as the perfect beginner mount for the simple reason that it will do exactly what you want and you won't have to mess around with it trying to hyper-tune it, or adjust it. Just point and shoot and it will carry you down that 6 lane Milky way like a turbo-charged Veyron Super Sport.

Rolando


Snapshots - Sugar Sprinkle Galaxy

Roland Christen
 

Hello Astronuts,

Had a couple of clear nights with reasonable seeing and decided to shoot a couple of objects that are well placed right now. First one is M33, which resembles sugar sprinkles tossed on black velvet.

https://www.astrobin.com/full/bovv9h/0/?nc=Uncarollo

I've been working with the Mach2 mount now for almost 2 years and I cannot be more pleased with the way it has worked out as a premium product. It really is a fun mount to work with, starts right up every clear night, points quite accurately even without modeling, tracks beautifully down to the sub-arc second level with nary a burp or hiccup. I have done unguided and guided imaging, both of which are a snap. The Lodestar guider is essentially foolproof, very sensitive in the off-axis guider on the QSI camera. MaximDL6Pro has a few quirks that I haven't figured out yet, but as far as imaging and guiding, it is unbeatable.

Bottom line - I would rate the Mach2 as the perfect beginner mount for the simple reason that it will do exactly what you want and you won't have to mess around with it trying to hyper-tune it, or adjust it. Just point and shoot and it will carry you down that 6 lane Milky way like a turbo-charged Veyron Super Sport.

Rolando

--
Roland Christen
Astro-Physics


Re: Sky Safari - iphone - GTO

 

Update, of sorts.  We know they are working on it, but have no commitment regarding release. We’ll let you know when we have more news and hope to be testing a version soon. Stay tuned.

 

Clear Skies,

Marj Christen

Astro-Physics

11250 Forest Hills Road

Machesney Park, IL 61115

Phone: 815-282-1513

www.astro-physics.com

 

From: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io> On Behalf Of Marj Christen
Sent: Wednesday, December 9, 2020 8:35 PM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Sky Safari - iphone - GTO

 

I’ll have to check with our tech staff. I’m not sure.

 

Clear Skies,

Marj Christen

Astro-Physics

11250 Forest Hills Road

Machesney Park, IL 61115

Phone: 815-282-1513

www.astro-physics.com

 

From: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io> On Behalf Of wxman4@...
Sent: Wednesday, December 9, 2020 7:38 PM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Sky Safari - iphone - GTO

 

Mary, that is excellent news! Do you have any rough time table for when it will at least work correctly with the Mach2? Thank you for such a quick reply.


Re: Connecting to GTOCP5 via WIFI

 

David, 


Please let me help you. Send me an email at liam@... .


Liam

Astro-Physics


From: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io> on behalf of davidcfinch9 via groups.io <DF121819@...>
Sent: Thursday, December 10, 2020 5:06 PM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Connecting to GTOCP5 via WIFI
 

Hello Rick,

When I click “connect” (your step 3), I get a dialog box that says enter network security key. That’s where I get stuck.

David

 

From: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io> On Behalf Of Richard
Sent: Thursday, December 10, 2020 5:38 PM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Connecting to GTOCP5 via WIFI

 

Hi David,

I’m somewhat new to this forum (a lurker) but may be able to help.  I just upgraded

the software for my GTOCP5 and checked all communication functionality (serial, ethernet, wifi)

both with the laptop (Windows 10) and through APCC-pro.  Here’s what worked for me for the wifi.

  1. Power up laptop and GTOCP5

  2. On my laptop, double click on the wireless icon.

     This brings up the available networks.  I find one network GTOCP5_NET_xx (xx is a number)

  3. I then select the GTOCP5_NET_xx  I click “connect” which connects to the GTOCP5_NET_xx network

     with the statement “No Internet, secured”

     NB:  I do not find the mount until I perform the 3rd step.

  4. I can then run the application FindMounts_VFM-01-03 (comes with the new software from the AP site).

     The application returns the above network and the IP address for GTOCP5 via wireless (note that the

     wireless IP address is different than the ethernet IP address).

  5. Run APCC-pro, type in the above wireless IP address, connect the mount and I’m off to the races.

Hope this helps,

Rick

 



On Dec 10, 2020, at 15:15, davidcfinch9 via groups.io <DF121819@...> wrote:

 

I hate to say it, but this is all "as clear as mud."

What do you mean when you say, "When you connect the GTOCP5 to a network"? Does that mean when I plug the CP5 into a power supply, with no ethernet connection? Everything works great when I am interacting with the ethernet. What factory default IP address are you referring to if I am not plugged into a network? I KNOW my GTOCP5 IP address, but when I put that in my browser, nothing works. None of the suggested URLs worked. Every one of the pings returned a "no known device" message. It is interesting that the APCC "auto-discovery" (when connected via ethernet) shows only one line that starts out with GTOCP4 (yes-four), then my known ip address and ends with GTOCP5_Net_85. When I plug that into the browser, I come up with some German text.

If there is no simple solution to all this I will just continue to use ethernet. It works great, but i was hoping to eliminate a cable connection.

Regards,

David

-----Original Message-----
From:
michaeljhanson@...
To:
main@ap-gto.groups.io
Sent: Thu, Dec 10, 2020 1:46 pm
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Connecting to GTOCP5 via WIFI

Hi David,

When you connect the GTOCP5 to a network, your router assigns the IP address.  The factory default IP address will be active if you are not plugged into a network.  From the browser URL, just try the host name "GTOCP5_85", or "GTOCP5-85".  If that doesn't work try "
http://GTOCP5_85"  or "http://GTOCP5-85".  If that doesn't work, open a command (DOS) window and ping to it, "ping GTOCP5_85" or "ping GTOCP5-85" and see if that will locate it.  If all else fails, there are a couple utilities available at https://astro-physics.info/index.htm?tech_support/tech_support.  You can use FindMounts (auto-discovery on the network), or you can run "WiFi Poll for GTOCP4 or GTOCP5 for Ethernet" to query for the IP address over serial.  If you use APCC, APCC also has auto-discovery.

Most DHCP servers in routers try to keep assigning the same IP address to the same equipment, so you should not need to discover the IP address each time.  If you still have trouble, please contact us directly, we'd be happy to help.  The advantage of putting the equipment on your network is that you don't need to give up your device/PC internet connectivity to interact with the mount.

Once you can interact with the GTOCP5 with serial, USB, or Ethernet, it will be easier to help you with the WiFi.



Regards,


Mike Hanson

 

Dr. Richard J. Tesarek
Sr. Scientist
Particle Physics Division, Fermilab
Office:  BEG Bridge

Phone:   630.840.8609
Email:   tesarek@...

 


Re: Connecting to GTOCP5 via WIFI

davidcfinch9
 

Hello Rick,

When I click “connect” (your step 3), I get a dialog box that says enter network security key. That’s where I get stuck.

David

 

From: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io> On Behalf Of Richard
Sent: Thursday, December 10, 2020 5:38 PM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Connecting to GTOCP5 via WIFI

 

Hi David,

I’m somewhat new to this forum (a lurker) but may be able to help.  I just upgraded

the software for my GTOCP5 and checked all communication functionality (serial, ethernet, wifi)

both with the laptop (Windows 10) and through APCC-pro.  Here’s what worked for me for the wifi.

  1. Power up laptop and GTOCP5

  2. On my laptop, double click on the wireless icon.

     This brings up the available networks.  I find one network GTOCP5_NET_xx (xx is a number)

  3. I then select the GTOCP5_NET_xx  I click “connect” which connects to the GTOCP5_NET_xx network

     with the statement “No Internet, secured”

     NB:  I do not find the mount until I perform the 3rd step.

  4. I can then run the application FindMounts_VFM-01-03 (comes with the new software from the AP site).

     The application returns the above network and the IP address for GTOCP5 via wireless (note that the

     wireless IP address is different than the ethernet IP address).

  5. Run APCC-pro, type in the above wireless IP address, connect the mount and I’m off to the races.

Hope this helps,

Rick

 



On Dec 10, 2020, at 15:15, davidcfinch9 via groups.io <DF121819@...> wrote:

 

I hate to say it, but this is all "as clear as mud."

What do you mean when you say, "When you connect the GTOCP5 to a network"? Does that mean when I plug the CP5 into a power supply, with no ethernet connection? Everything works great when I am interacting with the ethernet. What factory default IP address are you referring to if I am not plugged into a network? I KNOW my GTOCP5 IP address, but when I put that in my browser, nothing works. None of the suggested URLs worked. Every one of the pings returned a "no known device" message. It is interesting that the APCC "auto-discovery" (when connected via ethernet) shows only one line that starts out with GTOCP4 (yes-four), then my known ip address and ends with GTOCP5_Net_85. When I plug that into the browser, I come up with some German text.

If there is no simple solution to all this I will just continue to use ethernet. It works great, but i was hoping to eliminate a cable connection.

Regards,

David

-----Original Message-----
From:
michaeljhanson@...
To:
main@ap-gto.groups.io
Sent: Thu, Dec 10, 2020 1:46 pm
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Connecting to GTOCP5 via WIFI

Hi David,

When you connect the GTOCP5 to a network, your router assigns the IP address.  The factory default IP address will be active if you are not plugged into a network.  From the browser URL, just try the host name "GTOCP5_85", or "GTOCP5-85".  If that doesn't work try "
http://GTOCP5_85"  or "http://GTOCP5-85".  If that doesn't work, open a command (DOS) window and ping to it, "ping GTOCP5_85" or "ping GTOCP5-85" and see if that will locate it.  If all else fails, there are a couple utilities available at https://astro-physics.info/index.htm?tech_support/tech_support.  You can use FindMounts (auto-discovery on the network), or you can run "WiFi Poll for GTOCP4 or GTOCP5 for Ethernet" to query for the IP address over serial.  If you use APCC, APCC also has auto-discovery.

Most DHCP servers in routers try to keep assigning the same IP address to the same equipment, so you should not need to discover the IP address each time.  If you still have trouble, please contact us directly, we'd be happy to help.  The advantage of putting the equipment on your network is that you don't need to give up your device/PC internet connectivity to interact with the mount.

Once you can interact with the GTOCP5 with serial, USB, or Ethernet, it will be easier to help you with the WiFi.



Regards,


Mike Hanson

 

Dr. Richard J. Tesarek
Sr. Scientist
Particle Physics Division, Fermilab
Office:  BEG Bridge

Phone:   630.840.8609
Email:   tesarek@...

 


Re: Virtual Port change in #APPC pro #appc

Ray Gralak
 

Hi Todd,

In the future, if there ever does become a conflict with other equipment, with those low port numbers that apcc is
currently using, then what would the best practice be to assign higher number virtual ports that would be less likely to
APCC allocates virtual ports at runtime, not at system boot. Devices like a USB to Serial converters usually allocate their virtual COM port at system startup, well before APCC runs. APCC will also never use an existing (true) serial port as a virtual port.

When you run APCC, if it finds a virtual port in use that was previously configured for APCC to use, APCC will choose a different virtual port and reconfigure the driver to use that port. So there should not be a problem if you have all of your devices that use COM ports allocated before starting 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 Cygnus Hunter
Sent: Thursday, December 10, 2020 10:12 AM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Virtual Port change in #APPC pro

Ray,
Thank you for that. Sorry for the delayed response as I was offline for a couple of days.

In the future, if there ever does become a conflict with other equipment, with those low port numbers that apcc is
currently using, then what would the best practice be to assign higher number virtual ports that would be less likely to
conflict? I guess that I’d like to know a path to follow if this happens, and it is on a perfect night at midnight, which is
when Murphy usually visits my observatory. It could save a wasted night. Only so many each year as you well
know...lol

thank you!

Todd


Re: Connecting to GTOCP5 via WIFI

Richard
 

Hi David,
I’m somewhat new to this forum (a lurker) but may be able to help.  I just upgraded
the software for my GTOCP5 and checked all communication functionality (serial, ethernet, wifi)
both with the laptop (Windows 10) and through APCC-pro.  Here’s what worked for me for the wifi.
  1. Power up laptop and GTOCP5
  2. On my laptop, double click on the wireless icon.
     This brings up the available networks.  I find one network GTOCP5_NET_xx (xx is a number)
  3. I then select the GTOCP5_NET_xx  I click “connect” which connects to the GTOCP5_NET_xx network
     with the statement “No Internet, secured”
     NB:  I do not find the mount until I perform the 3rd step.
  4. I can then run the application FindMounts_VFM-01-03 (comes with the new software from the AP site).
     The application returns the above network and the IP address for GTOCP5 via wireless (note that the
     wireless IP address is different than the ethernet IP address).
  5. Run APCC-pro, type in the above wireless IP address, connect the mount and I’m off to the races.
Hope this helps,
Rick


On Dec 10, 2020, at 15:15, davidcfinch9 via groups.io <DF121819@...> wrote:

I hate to say it, but this is all "as clear as mud."
What do you mean when you say, "When you connect the GTOCP5 to a network"? Does that mean when I plug the CP5 into a power supply, with no ethernet connection? Everything works great when I am interacting with the ethernet. What factory default IP address are you referring to if I am not plugged into a network? I KNOW my GTOCP5 IP address, but when I put that in my browser, nothing works. None of the suggested URLs worked. Every one of the pings returned a "no known device" message. It is interesting that the APCC "auto-discovery" (when connected via ethernet) shows only one line that starts out with GTOCP4 (yes-four), then my known ip address and ends with GTOCP5_Net_85. When I plug that into the browser, I come up with some German text.
If there is no simple solution to all this I will just continue to use ethernet. It works great, but i was hoping to eliminate a cable connection.
Regards,
David


-----Original Message-----
From: michaeljhanson@...
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Sent: Thu, Dec 10, 2020 1:46 pm
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Connecting to GTOCP5 via WIFI

Hi David,

When you connect the GTOCP5 to a network, your router assigns the IP address.  The factory default IP address will be active if you are not plugged into a network.  From the browser URL, just try the host name "GTOCP5_85", or "GTOCP5-85".  If that doesn't work try "http://GTOCP5_85"  or "http://GTOCP5-85".  If that doesn't work, open a command (DOS) window and ping to it, "ping GTOCP5_85" or "ping GTOCP5-85" and see if that will locate it.  If all else fails, there are a couple utilities available at https://astro-physics.info/index.htm?tech_support/tech_support.  You can use FindMounts (auto-discovery on the network), or you can run "WiFi Poll for GTOCP4 or GTOCP5 for Ethernet" to query for the IP address over serial.  If you use APCC, APCC also has auto-discovery.

Most DHCP servers in routers try to keep assigning the same IP address to the same equipment, so you should not need to discover the IP address each time.  If you still have trouble, please contact us directly, we'd be happy to help.  The advantage of putting the equipment on your network is that you don't need to give up your device/PC internet connectivity to interact with the mount.

Once you can interact with the GTOCP5 with serial, USB, or Ethernet, it will be easier to help you with the WiFi.


Regards,

Mike Hanson

Dr. Richard J. Tesarek
Sr. Scientist
Particle Physics Division, Fermilab
Office:  BEG Bridge

Phone:   630.840.8609
Email:   tesarek@...


Re: Connecting to GTOCP5 via WIFI

 

David,

 

I can give you a call and we can work this out. I think I know what your issue is, and I can walk you through setting up your system. Email me at liam@....

 

Liam

 

From: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io> On Behalf Of davidcfinch9 via groups.io
Sent: Thursday, December 10, 2020 3:42 PM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Connecting to GTOCP5 via WIFI

 

Thank you Rolando!

 

From: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io> On Behalf Of Roland Christen via groups.io
Sent: Thursday, December 10, 2020 4:34 PM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Connecting to GTOCP5 via WIFI

 

Mike tends to talk computerese. I don't understand him a lot of the time either. I'll see if he can clear it up for you.

 

Rolando

 

 

 

-----Original Message-----
From: davidcfinch9 via groups.io <DF121819@...>
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io>
Sent: Thu, Dec 10, 2020 3:15 pm
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Connecting to GTOCP5 via WIFI

I hate to say it, but this is all "as clear as mud."

What do you mean when you say, "When you connect the GTOCP5 to a network"? Does that mean when I plug the CP5 into a power supply, with no ethernet connection? Everything works great when I am interacting with the ethernet. What factory default IP address are you referring to if I am not plugged into a network? I KNOW my GTOCP5 IP address, but when I put that in my browser, nothing works. None of the suggested URLs worked. Every one of the pings returned a "no known device" message. It is interesting that the APCC "auto-discovery" (when connected via ethernet) shows only one line that starts out with GTOCP4 (yes-four), then my known ip address and ends with GTOCP5_Net_85. When I plug that into the browser, I come up with some German text.

If there is no simple solution to all this I will just continue to use ethernet. It works great, but i was hoping to eliminate a cable connection.

Regards,

David

-----Original Message-----
From: michaeljhanson@...
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Sent: Thu, Dec 10, 2020 1:46 pm
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Connecting to GTOCP5 via WIFI

Hi David,

When you connect the GTOCP5 to a network, your router assigns the IP address.  The factory default IP address will be active if you are not plugged into a network.  From the browser URL, just try the host name "GTOCP5_85", or "GTOCP5-85".  If that doesn't work try "http://GTOCP5_85"  or "http://GTOCP5-85".  If that doesn't work, open a command (DOS) window and ping to it, "ping GTOCP5_85" or "ping GTOCP5-85" and see if that will locate it.  If all else fails, there are a couple utilities available at https://astro-physics.info/index.htm?tech_support/tech_support.  You can use FindMounts (auto-discovery on the network), or you can run "WiFi Poll for GTOCP4 or GTOCP5 for Ethernet" to query for the IP address over serial.  If you use APCC, APCC also has auto-discovery.

Most DHCP servers in routers try to keep assigning the same IP address to the same equipment, so you should not need to discover the IP address each time.  If you still have trouble, please contact us directly, we'd be happy to help.  The advantage of putting the equipment on your network is that you don't need to give up your device/PC internet connectivity to interact with the mount.

Once you can interact with the GTOCP5 with serial, USB, or Ethernet, it will be easier to help you with the WiFi.



Regards,


Mike Hanson


--
Roland Christen
Astro-Physics


Re: Connecting to GTOCP5 via WIFI

davidcfinch9
 

Thank you Rolando!

 

From: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io> On Behalf Of Roland Christen via groups.io
Sent: Thursday, December 10, 2020 4:34 PM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Connecting to GTOCP5 via WIFI

 

Mike tends to talk computerese. I don't understand him a lot of the time either. I'll see if he can clear it up for you.

 

Rolando

 

 

 

-----Original Message-----
From: davidcfinch9 via groups.io <DF121819@...>
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io>
Sent: Thu, Dec 10, 2020 3:15 pm
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Connecting to GTOCP5 via WIFI

I hate to say it, but this is all "as clear as mud."

What do you mean when you say, "When you connect the GTOCP5 to a network"? Does that mean when I plug the CP5 into a power supply, with no ethernet connection? Everything works great when I am interacting with the ethernet. What factory default IP address are you referring to if I am not plugged into a network? I KNOW my GTOCP5 IP address, but when I put that in my browser, nothing works. None of the suggested URLs worked. Every one of the pings returned a "no known device" message. It is interesting that the APCC "auto-discovery" (when connected via ethernet) shows only one line that starts out with GTOCP4 (yes-four), then my known ip address and ends with GTOCP5_Net_85. When I plug that into the browser, I come up with some German text.

If there is no simple solution to all this I will just continue to use ethernet. It works great, but i was hoping to eliminate a cable connection.

Regards,

David

-----Original Message-----
From: michaeljhanson@...
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Sent: Thu, Dec 10, 2020 1:46 pm
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Connecting to GTOCP5 via WIFI

Hi David,

When you connect the GTOCP5 to a network, your router assigns the IP address.  The factory default IP address will be active if you are not plugged into a network.  From the browser URL, just try the host name "GTOCP5_85", or "GTOCP5-85".  If that doesn't work try "http://GTOCP5_85"  or "http://GTOCP5-85".  If that doesn't work, open a command (DOS) window and ping to it, "ping GTOCP5_85" or "ping GTOCP5-85" and see if that will locate it.  If all else fails, there are a couple utilities available at https://astro-physics.info/index.htm?tech_support/tech_support.  You can use FindMounts (auto-discovery on the network), or you can run "WiFi Poll for GTOCP4 or GTOCP5 for Ethernet" to query for the IP address over serial.  If you use APCC, APCC also has auto-discovery.

Most DHCP servers in routers try to keep assigning the same IP address to the same equipment, so you should not need to discover the IP address each time.  If you still have trouble, please contact us directly, we'd be happy to help.  The advantage of putting the equipment on your network is that you don't need to give up your device/PC internet connectivity to interact with the mount.

Once you can interact with the GTOCP5 with serial, USB, or Ethernet, it will be easier to help you with the WiFi.



Regards,


Mike Hanson


--
Roland Christen
Astro-Physics


Re: Connecting to GTOCP5 via WIFI

Roland Christen
 

Mike tends to talk computerese. I don't understand him a lot of the time either. I'll see if he can clear it up for you.

Rolando



-----Original Message-----
From: davidcfinch9 via groups.io <DF121819@...>
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io>
Sent: Thu, Dec 10, 2020 3:15 pm
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Connecting to GTOCP5 via WIFI

I hate to say it, but this is all "as clear as mud."
What do you mean when you say, "When you connect the GTOCP5 to a network"? Does that mean when I plug the CP5 into a power supply, with no ethernet connection? Everything works great when I am interacting with the ethernet. What factory default IP address are you referring to if I am not plugged into a network? I KNOW my GTOCP5 IP address, but when I put that in my browser, nothing works. None of the suggested URLs worked. Every one of the pings returned a "no known device" message. It is interesting that the APCC "auto-discovery" (when connected via ethernet) shows only one line that starts out with GTOCP4 (yes-four), then my known ip address and ends with GTOCP5_Net_85. When I plug that into the browser, I come up with some German text.
If there is no simple solution to all this I will just continue to use ethernet. It works great, but i was hoping to eliminate a cable connection.
Regards,
David


-----Original Message-----
From: michaeljhanson@...
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Sent: Thu, Dec 10, 2020 1:46 pm
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Connecting to GTOCP5 via WIFI

Hi David,

When you connect the GTOCP5 to a network, your router assigns the IP address.  The factory default IP address will be active if you are not plugged into a network.  From the browser URL, just try the host name "GTOCP5_85", or "GTOCP5-85".  If that doesn't work try "http://GTOCP5_85"  or "http://GTOCP5-85".  If that doesn't work, open a command (DOS) window and ping to it, "ping GTOCP5_85" or "ping GTOCP5-85" and see if that will locate it.  If all else fails, there are a couple utilities available at https://astro-physics.info/index.htm?tech_support/tech_support.  You can use FindMounts (auto-discovery on the network), or you can run "WiFi Poll for GTOCP4 or GTOCP5 for Ethernet" to query for the IP address over serial.  If you use APCC, APCC also has auto-discovery.

Most DHCP servers in routers try to keep assigning the same IP address to the same equipment, so you should not need to discover the IP address each time.  If you still have trouble, please contact us directly, we'd be happy to help.  The advantage of putting the equipment on your network is that you don't need to give up your device/PC internet connectivity to interact with the mount.

Once you can interact with the GTOCP5 with serial, USB, or Ethernet, it will be easier to help you with the WiFi.


Regards,

Mike Hanson

--
Roland Christen
Astro-Physics


Re: 130 EDF Starfire Field Flatteners

Roland Christen
 

Sorry, but all the older 2.7" focuser versions have the Pentax attachment.

Rolando



-----Original Message-----
From: Ram <ramviswanathan@...>
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Sent: Thu, Dec 10, 2020 2:30 pm
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] 130 EDF Starfire Field Flatteners

I have a 67PF562 field flattener on my 130 EDF Starfire. I just read that this field flattener isn't ideal for this scope. 
I would definitely be interested in one that was optimized for this scope.
It would be nice to have a new one without the clunky Pentax 67 outer bayonet mount. 

--
Roland Christen
Astro-Physics


Re: Connecting to GTOCP5 via WIFI

davidcfinch9
 

I hate to say it, but this is all "as clear as mud."
What do you mean when you say, "When you connect the GTOCP5 to a network"? Does that mean when I plug the CP5 into a power supply, with no ethernet connection? Everything works great when I am interacting with the ethernet. What factory default IP address are you referring to if I am not plugged into a network? I KNOW my GTOCP5 IP address, but when I put that in my browser, nothing works. None of the suggested URLs worked. Every one of the pings returned a "no known device" message. It is interesting that the APCC "auto-discovery" (when connected via ethernet) shows only one line that starts out with GTOCP4 (yes-four), then my known ip address and ends with GTOCP5_Net_85. When I plug that into the browser, I come up with some German text.
If there is no simple solution to all this I will just continue to use ethernet. It works great, but i was hoping to eliminate a cable connection.
Regards,
David


-----Original Message-----
From: michaeljhanson@...
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Sent: Thu, Dec 10, 2020 1:46 pm
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Connecting to GTOCP5 via WIFI

Hi David,

When you connect the GTOCP5 to a network, your router assigns the IP address.  The factory default IP address will be active if you are not plugged into a network.  From the browser URL, just try the host name "GTOCP5_85", or "GTOCP5-85".  If that doesn't work try "http://GTOCP5_85"  or "http://GTOCP5-85".  If that doesn't work, open a command (DOS) window and ping to it, "ping GTOCP5_85" or "ping GTOCP5-85" and see if that will locate it.  If all else fails, there are a couple utilities available at https://astro-physics.info/index.htm?tech_support/tech_support.  You can use FindMounts (auto-discovery on the network), or you can run "WiFi Poll for GTOCP4 or GTOCP5 for Ethernet" to query for the IP address over serial.  If you use APCC, APCC also has auto-discovery.

Most DHCP servers in routers try to keep assigning the same IP address to the same equipment, so you should not need to discover the IP address each time.  If you still have trouble, please contact us directly, we'd be happy to help.  The advantage of putting the equipment on your network is that you don't need to give up your device/PC internet connectivity to interact with the mount.

Once you can interact with the GTOCP5 with serial, USB, or Ethernet, it will be easier to help you with the WiFi.


Regards,

Mike Hanson


Re: [ap-ug] Hanging 10 at Waikiki

John
 

Aloha Rolando and all,

  Goofy foot means your right foot is up front (ie towards the nose of the board).  Your left foot is in the back (towards the tail).  With
a little more of your weight placed on the back foot (at least on a short board, not sure about that when using a long board)

  Regular footed means just the opposite.  Your left foot is forward (closest to the nose of the board).  That is how I used to surf (and now snowboard).
Unfortunately, I'm in my 60s also, and surfing seems to be more of a challenge as I can't get up quick enough (plus there's no waves here in Nevada)!

  I don't think it really matters much which stance you use just as long as you feel comfortable in your stance.  Just don't drop in on the locals (when they're
already on the wave), otherwise you might get the 'stink eye' !!  :)  In either case I hope you got some good waves and I'm sure you found out surfing is a great workout!!

    John


Re: 130 EDF Starfire Field Flatteners

Karen Christen
 

Thank you to all who have expressed an interest in a Field Flattener for your 130EDF Starfire.  We’re in the process of ordering materials for this product.  I’ve been keeping track of your responses and will let you know when it’s listed on our website. 

 

Karen

AP

 

From: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io> On Behalf Of Ram
Sent: Thursday, December 10, 2020 2:30 PM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] 130 EDF Starfire Field Flatteners

 

I have a 67PF562 field flattener on my 130 EDF Starfire. I just read that this field flattener isn't ideal for this scope. 
I would definitely be interested in one that was optimized for this scope.
It would be nice to have a new one without the clunky Pentax 67 outer bayonet mount. 


--
Karen Christen
Astro-Physics


Re: 130 EDF Starfire Field Flatteners

Ram
 

I have a 67PF562 field flattener on my 130 EDF Starfire. I just read that this field flattener isn't ideal for this scope. 
I would definitely be interested in one that was optimized for this scope.
It would be nice to have a new one without the clunky Pentax 67 outer bayonet mount. 


Re: Connecting to GTOCP5 via WIFI

michaeljhanson@...
 

David,

The GTOCP5 wifi password is a factory default that is specific to your unit.  See the following, page 17:
https://astro-physics.info/tech_support/mounts/cp5/cp5-manual.pdf

Regards,
Mike Hanson



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