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mach 2 guider settings in Skyx camera add on

Andrea Lucchetti
 

Hello,
I wonder if someone can share a good set up for guiding the Mach 2 with Skyx camera addon.
Maxim or other software as alternatives.

currently I have:
-minimum move: 0.051 sec
-max move: 0.199 sec
-aggressiveness: 8
-method: pulse guide
-delay after correction:0
-simultaneous corrections: yes

thank you very much,
Andrea


Re: AP1100 - actual production run

Horia
 

Thank you Roland. A great team you have there.

 

Horia

 

 

Von: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io> Im Auftrag von Roland Christen via groups.io
Gesendet: Dienstag, 15. Dezember 2020 17:46
An: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Betreff: Re: [ap-gto] AP1100 - actual production run

 

Our crews are working on the mounts fast and furiously. We have some limitations due to the virus restrictions but we are able to manage pretty well.

 

Rolando

 

 

 

-----Original Message-----
From: Horia <ATM@...>
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Sent: Tue, Dec 15, 2020 3:50 am
Subject: [ap-gto] AP1100 - actual production run

I remember to have read some time ago, that AP1100 mounts will be ready for

delivery starting January 2021. Is this still the case?

 

Kind Regards,

Horia

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


--
Roland Christen
Astro-Physics


Re: Guiding on my plate again - NEED TO IMPROVE

Ron Kramer
 

That's okay I was saying my solves work so I'll be good when I get stars. 

On Tue, Dec 15, 2020 at 2:08 PM Ray Gralak <groups3@...> wrote:
> I can't get NASA pics to solve. I did load one of mine in SGP and it solved right away.
> So I'm probably good to go if I can get clear skies.

Ron, unfortunately that is not sufficient. For whatever reason, SGPro uses different settings for external applications that want to perform plate-solving. Please take a look at the section in the help file for how to setup SGPro. Here is the link to the same info online (scroll to the end for the steps you should take in SGPro):

https://www.siriusimaging.com/Help/APCC/appm_platesolve_settings_tab.htm

Also, make sure you update SGPro to the latest build.

-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 Ron Kramer
> Sent: Tuesday, December 15, 2020 10:36 AM
> To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
> Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Guiding on my plate again - NEED TO IMPROVE
>
> I can't get NASA pics to solve. I did load one of mine in SGP and it solved right away.
> So I'm probably good to go if I can get clear skies.
>
>
> On Tue, Dec 15, 2020 at 12:54 PM Ron Kramer via groups.io <ronkramer1957=gmail.com@groups.io> wrote:
>
>
>       OOPS wrong link
>
>       https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A-l1LbSjBCM
>
>
>
>       On Tue, Dec 15, 2020 at 12:53 PM Ron Kramer via groups.io <ronkramer1957=gmail.com@groups.io> wrote:
>
>
>               I'll try it.  I had solving setup - even though I uninstalled SGP (luckily) all my settings/add on's were still in
> tact so it even found my old equipment configs. Planewaves PS2 should still work. I'll boot it all back up again (I just
> shut down) and give that a try.
>
>               I also made a little video capture of it in use.  FIRST POINT way off. The other seemed better.
>               https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CiR4Rc3kjBs
>
>
>               On Tue, Dec 15, 2020 at 12:24 PM Dale Ghent <daleg@...> wrote:
>
>
>
>
>                       > On Dec 15, 2020, at 11:33, Ray Gralak <groups3@...> wrote:
>                       >
>                       > Hi Dale,
>                       >
>                       > Plate solving is just one of two things for which APPM can use SGPro. The other is as a
> camera source to grab images before plate
>                       > solving.
>                       >
>                       > Is there an API for APPM to request an image from NINA?
>
>                       Oh, right. I forgot about this part!
>
>                       Yes, NINA does implement the SGPro API endpoints for getting an image and checking camera
> status, but there'a a BUT! here.
>
>                       The SGPro API endpoints have synonyms. Which is super annoying.
>
>                       For example, to get an image, the 10micron point modeler will call the following route:
>
>                       POST /image?format=json
>
>                       Which is valid, and is what NINA implements (the dev who did it, did it to support his 10micron
> mount). But the other verb for this same endpoint is also valid to do, and it is what APPM uses:
>
>                       POST /json/reply/SgCaptureImage
>
>                       The developer didn't implement that. I will amend the implementation in NINA to also DTRT when
> these synonyms are specified and will allow APPM to control a camera and get images through NINA. I just won't
> implement the plate solving endpoints because 10micron's app doesn't need it, and soon APPM won't, either.
>
>                       Thanks for reminding me!
>                       /dale
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>               --
>
>               Ron Kramer
>               https://www.facebook.com/Ron.R.Kramer
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>       --
>
>       Ron Kramer
>       https://www.facebook.com/Ron.R.Kramer
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
> --
>
> Ron Kramer
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Re: Guiding on my plate again - NEED TO IMPROVE

Ray Gralak
 

I can't get NASA pics to solve. I did load one of mine in SGP and it solved right away.
So I'm probably good to go if I can get clear skies.
Ron, unfortunately that is not sufficient. For whatever reason, SGPro uses different settings for external applications that want to perform plate-solving. Please take a look at the section in the help file for how to setup SGPro. Here is the link to the same info online (scroll to the end for the steps you should take in SGPro):

https://www.siriusimaging.com/Help/APCC/appm_platesolve_settings_tab.htm

Also, make sure you update SGPro to the latest build.

-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 Ron Kramer
Sent: Tuesday, December 15, 2020 10:36 AM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Guiding on my plate again - NEED TO IMPROVE

I can't get NASA pics to solve. I did load one of mine in SGP and it solved right away.
So I'm probably good to go if I can get clear skies.


On Tue, Dec 15, 2020 at 12:54 PM Ron Kramer via groups.io <ronkramer1957=gmail.com@groups.io> wrote:


OOPS wrong link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A-l1LbSjBCM



On Tue, Dec 15, 2020 at 12:53 PM Ron Kramer via groups.io <ronkramer1957=gmail.com@groups.io> wrote:


I'll try it. I had solving setup - even though I uninstalled SGP (luckily) all my settings/add on's were still in
tact so it even found my old equipment configs. Planewaves PS2 should still work. I'll boot it all back up again (I just
shut down) and give that a try.

I also made a little video capture of it in use. FIRST POINT way off. The other seemed better.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CiR4Rc3kjBs


On Tue, Dec 15, 2020 at 12:24 PM Dale Ghent <daleg@elemental.org> wrote:




> On Dec 15, 2020, at 11:33, Ray Gralak <groups3@gralak.com> wrote:
>
> Hi Dale,
>
> Plate solving is just one of two things for which APPM can use SGPro. The other is as a
camera source to grab images before plate
> solving.
>
> Is there an API for APPM to request an image from NINA?

Oh, right. I forgot about this part!

Yes, NINA does implement the SGPro API endpoints for getting an image and checking camera
status, but there'a a BUT! here.

The SGPro API endpoints have synonyms. Which is super annoying.

For example, to get an image, the 10micron point modeler will call the following route:

POST /image?format=json

Which is valid, and is what NINA implements (the dev who did it, did it to support his 10micron
mount). But the other verb for this same endpoint is also valid to do, and it is what APPM uses:

POST /json/reply/SgCaptureImage

The developer didn't implement that. I will amend the implementation in NINA to also DTRT when
these synonyms are specified and will allow APPM to control a camera and get images through NINA. I just won't
implement the plate solving endpoints because 10micron's app doesn't need it, and soon APPM won't, either.

Thanks for reminding me!
/dale








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Re: Tip for creating horizon limits

Eric Claeys
 

The SkyX can use the same file.  I did it.

Eric


Re: Guiding on my plate again - NEED TO IMPROVE

Ron Kramer
 

I can't get NASA pics to solve. I did load one of mine in SGP and it solved right away. 
So I'm probably good to go if I can get clear skies.


On Tue, Dec 15, 2020 at 12:54 PM Ron Kramer via groups.io <ronkramer1957=gmail.com@groups.io> wrote:

On Tue, Dec 15, 2020 at 12:53 PM Ron Kramer via groups.io <ronkramer1957=gmail.com@groups.io> wrote:
I'll try it.  I had solving setup - even though I uninstalled SGP (luckily) all my settings/add on's were still in tact so it even found my old equipment configs. Planewaves PS2 should still work. I'll boot it all back up again (I just shut down) and give that a try. 

I also made a little video capture of it in use.  FIRST POINT way off. The other seemed better.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CiR4Rc3kjBs

On Tue, Dec 15, 2020 at 12:24 PM Dale Ghent <daleg@...> wrote:


> On Dec 15, 2020, at 11:33, Ray Gralak <groups3@...> wrote:
>
> Hi Dale,
>
> Plate solving is just one of two things for which APPM can use SGPro. The other is as a camera source to grab images before plate
> solving.
>
> Is there an API for APPM to request an image from NINA?

Oh, right. I forgot about this part!

Yes, NINA does implement the SGPro API endpoints for getting an image and checking camera status, but there'a a BUT! here.

The SGPro API endpoints have synonyms. Which is super annoying.

For example, to get an image, the 10micron point modeler will call the following route:

POST /image?format=json

Which is valid, and is what NINA implements (the dev who did it, did it to support his 10micron mount). But the other verb for this same endpoint is also valid to do, and it is what APPM uses:

POST /json/reply/SgCaptureImage

The developer didn't implement that. I will amend the implementation in NINA to also DTRT when these synonyms are specified and will allow APPM to control a camera and get images through NINA. I just won't implement the plate solving endpoints because 10micron's app doesn't need it, and soon APPM won't, either.

Thanks for reminding me!
/dale






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Re: Guiding on my plate again - NEED TO IMPROVE

Ron Kramer
 


On Tue, Dec 15, 2020 at 12:53 PM Ron Kramer via groups.io <ronkramer1957=gmail.com@groups.io> wrote:
I'll try it.  I had solving setup - even though I uninstalled SGP (luckily) all my settings/add on's were still in tact so it even found my old equipment configs. Planewaves PS2 should still work. I'll boot it all back up again (I just shut down) and give that a try. 

I also made a little video capture of it in use.  FIRST POINT way off. The other seemed better.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CiR4Rc3kjBs

On Tue, Dec 15, 2020 at 12:24 PM Dale Ghent <daleg@...> wrote:


> On Dec 15, 2020, at 11:33, Ray Gralak <groups3@...> wrote:
>
> Hi Dale,
>
> Plate solving is just one of two things for which APPM can use SGPro. The other is as a camera source to grab images before plate
> solving.
>
> Is there an API for APPM to request an image from NINA?

Oh, right. I forgot about this part!

Yes, NINA does implement the SGPro API endpoints for getting an image and checking camera status, but there'a a BUT! here.

The SGPro API endpoints have synonyms. Which is super annoying.

For example, to get an image, the 10micron point modeler will call the following route:

POST /image?format=json

Which is valid, and is what NINA implements (the dev who did it, did it to support his 10micron mount). But the other verb for this same endpoint is also valid to do, and it is what APPM uses:

POST /json/reply/SgCaptureImage

The developer didn't implement that. I will amend the implementation in NINA to also DTRT when these synonyms are specified and will allow APPM to control a camera and get images through NINA. I just won't implement the plate solving endpoints because 10micron's app doesn't need it, and soon APPM won't, either.

Thanks for reminding me!
/dale






--




Re: Guiding on my plate again - NEED TO IMPROVE

Ron Kramer
 

I'll try it.  I had solving setup - even though I uninstalled SGP (luckily) all my settings/add on's were still in tact so it even found my old equipment configs. Planewaves PS2 should still work. I'll boot it all back up again (I just shut down) and give that a try. 

I also made a little video capture of it in use.  FIRST POINT way off. The other seemed better.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CiR4Rc3kjBs


On Tue, Dec 15, 2020 at 12:24 PM Dale Ghent <daleg@...> wrote:


> On Dec 15, 2020, at 11:33, Ray Gralak <groups3@...> wrote:
>
> Hi Dale,
>
> Plate solving is just one of two things for which APPM can use SGPro. The other is as a camera source to grab images before plate
> solving.
>
> Is there an API for APPM to request an image from NINA?

Oh, right. I forgot about this part!

Yes, NINA does implement the SGPro API endpoints for getting an image and checking camera status, but there'a a BUT! here.

The SGPro API endpoints have synonyms. Which is super annoying.

For example, to get an image, the 10micron point modeler will call the following route:

POST /image?format=json

Which is valid, and is what NINA implements (the dev who did it, did it to support his 10micron mount). But the other verb for this same endpoint is also valid to do, and it is what APPM uses:

POST /json/reply/SgCaptureImage

The developer didn't implement that. I will amend the implementation in NINA to also DTRT when these synonyms are specified and will allow APPM to control a camera and get images through NINA. I just won't implement the plate solving endpoints because 10micron's app doesn't need it, and soon APPM won't, either.

Thanks for reminding me!
/dale







Re: Guiding on my plate again - NEED TO IMPROVE

Dale Ghent
 

On Dec 15, 2020, at 11:33, Ray Gralak <groups3@gralak.com> wrote:

Hi Dale,

Plate solving is just one of two things for which APPM can use SGPro. The other is as a camera source to grab images before plate
solving.

Is there an API for APPM to request an image from NINA?
Oh, right. I forgot about this part!

Yes, NINA does implement the SGPro API endpoints for getting an image and checking camera status, but there'a a BUT! here.

The SGPro API endpoints have synonyms. Which is super annoying.

For example, to get an image, the 10micron point modeler will call the following route:

POST /image?format=json

Which is valid, and is what NINA implements (the dev who did it, did it to support his 10micron mount). But the other verb for this same endpoint is also valid to do, and it is what APPM uses:

POST /json/reply/SgCaptureImage

The developer didn't implement that. I will amend the implementation in NINA to also DTRT when these synonyms are specified and will allow APPM to control a camera and get images through NINA. I just won't implement the plate solving endpoints because 10micron's app doesn't need it, and soon APPM won't, either.

Thanks for reminding me!
/dale


Re: Guiding on my plate again - NEED TO IMPROVE

 

I agree

also i disabled allsky option

I personally found after doing dozens of multi-hundred point models, all that ever did was fail and add 5 minutes of aggravation per failed point :) 

On Tue, Dec 15, 2020 at 8:35 AM Ron Kramer <ronkramer1957@...> wrote:
Brian - kewl thanks - but using my limits will SAVE TIME!  

On Tue, Dec 15, 2020 at 11:23 AM Brian Valente <bvalente@...> wrote:
Ron the plate solve will fail and it will move to the next point

On Tue, Dec 15, 2020 at 8:15 AM Ron Kramer <ronkramer1957@...> wrote:
OH THIS IS COOL.   Figured I'd not wait for the update - and installed SGP again.  Set it up... now running APPM trial run. 
its doing all sorts of cool stuff. (I unchecked solve for test).  It seems to be doing points that are way to low for my horizon.
Will it "skip" abort when it has nothing to solve or do I turn off points or can it use my APCC custom horizon?  It seems to have
toggled that off. 
It's shooting pics of the inside of the dome. Can't wait for stars.
Maybe I could run out there with a market and jot a star map real quick. ;-)


On Tue, Dec 15, 2020 at 11:01 AM Ray Gralak <groups3@...> wrote:
Hi Ron,

The (upcoming) v1.9 of APCC Pro will support ASTAP.

I think Dale was considering emulating SGPro's API interface so APPM could use use it, but I am not sure where that stands.

-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 Ron Kramer
> Sent: Tuesday, December 15, 2020 7:43 AM
> To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
> Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Guiding on my plate again - NEED TO IMPROVE
>
> P.S.  Ray - I'd also like to suggest ASTAP be supported. Also taking over as the plate solver of choice.
> Maybe I need an update?
> mine is...  APPM  1.7.1.5  11/29/19   - LATEST?
>
>
> On Tue, Dec 15, 2020 at 10:37 AM Ron Kramer via groups.io <ronkramer1957=gmail.com@groups.io> wrote:
>
>
>       Ray - although it's day time I thought I'd familiarize myself with APPM -
>       scope dome connected, camera (some problems) I was gonna request that you add NINA ?
>       It's the fastest growing acquisition program.  In functionality and user base! It will be the standard.
>
>       I see SGP is listed but I uninstalled it after 2 years of use.  No need to go back.
>       hoping ascom camera will work for now. just  FYI. thanks.
>
>
>
>       On Tue, Dec 15, 2020 at 10:16 AM Ron Kramer via groups.io <ronkramer1957=gmail.com@groups.io>
> wrote:
>
>
>
>
>
>
>               THANKS RAY - I will try to venture into that. If it will help guiding I'm in. I thought it was for pointing
> accuracy... (like goto) and I'm always dead on.  I'll explore this on a good night.
>
>               Brian - positive feedback last night. Although I should not have bothered. Atmospheric said  "don't
> open the dome".
>               Still I tried in a gap in the IR-radar and considering the most horrible conditions. (all brighter stars
> looked like they were shot in the fog). SNR and SM jumping around... instead of 1.60  I was getting an average of
> .80 !    Not great but considering the conditions I was pleased.
>               I even had some .59 tot rms during short windows.  I'll attach a snap from the log - I tried to select the
> "best air" of the night which as you will see... it still horrendous, but I for .79 for this stretch.  I'll not bother sending
> you the log until I get a better night. But initial tests show promise!  *Not a single test sub was good - Looked like
> headlights in the fog.
>
>               I'll be back when conditions allow me to test in decent conditions
>               Not where I'd like to be - but reduced my RMS err to about 50% of previous err so far.
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>               On Mon, Dec 14, 2020 at 6:18 PM Ray Gralak <groups3@...> wrote:
>
>
>                       Hi Ron,
>
>
>
>                       > While I'm here - spreading good cheer, is there any white papers on making a pointing model.
> I have had APCC pro
>
>                       > for 4 years or so and never ventured into that. (it will help with guiding yes?)
>
>
>
>                       Yes, it should help with guiding!
>
>
>
>                       APPM attempts to make the process of collecting pointing data very simple. At least as simple
> as it can be. :-)
>
>
>
>                       There are tabs to do the following:
>
>
>
>                       * Optionally setup general information (Mount Type, name, telescope, etc.)
>
>                       * Setup camera frame size and exposure time.
>
>                       * Setup plate-solver configuration.
>
>                       * Setup the measurement points.
>
>
>
>                       Once you setup those tabs, then on the Run tab you connect to the mount and camera.
>
>
>
>                       All that's left is to click "Start" and watch it go.
>
>
>
>                       A good starting place for instructions is to click one of the context-sensitive Help buttons. For
> reference, I have a screenshot here:
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>                       You can start by reading this link (which is also in the APCC Help file):
>
>
>
>                       https://www.siriusimaging.com/Help/APCC/appm_overview.htm
> <https://www.siriusimaging.com/Help/APCC/appm_overview.htm>
>
>
>
>                       > or even a step by step using Prem Pro?  I tied it once when I first got it but I believe I didn't
> do it right.  It's been
>
>                       > years - surely there are some nice videos? or step by step documents now you can point me
> to?
>
>
>
>                       There are a number of videos online, but you should start by checking out the help file section
> for Astro-Physics mounts in PEMPro’s Help file (accessible from PEMPro’s Help menu).
>
>
>
>                       For your reference, here are the step-by-step instructions for using PEMPro with an Astro-
> Physics mount. Again, this is a copy of what is already in the help file:
>
>
>
>                       https://www.siriusimaging.com/Help/PEMProV3/index.html?astrophysicsgtocp3.html
> <https://www.siriusimaging.com/Help/PEMProV3/index.html?astrophysicsgtocp3.html>
>
>
>
>                       -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 Ron Kramer
>
>                       > Sent: Monday, December 14, 2020 2:38 PM
>
>                       > To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
>
>                       > Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Guiding on my plate again - NEED TO IMPROVE
>
>                       >
>
>                       > I posted it here because I know the most advanced users have AP mounts. I didn't realize
> this was only Rolands
>
>                       > PM. I mistakenly thought it was a group of knowledgeable users. And yes Brian Valente came
> to the rescue by
>
>                       > swooping in and donating his expertise. I SURELY appreciate it as I'm sure Roland would too.
> If not hardware
>
>                       > related or Rolands area of expertise of support then surely he only need pass over it.
>
>                       > The problem with asking in the PHD support area is my voice (which is rather experienced
> with PHD) will be lost in
>
>                       > the flurry of noob inquiries about why they shouldn't calibrate on the pole star ;-)
>
>                       > People need to chill.  All is good. Jesus is at the helm.
>
>                       >
>
>                       > While I'm here - spreading good cheer, is there any white papers on making a pointing model.
> I have had APCC pro
>
>                       > for 4 years or so and never ventured into that. (it will help with guiding yes?)
>
>                       > or even a step by step using Prem Pro?  I tied it once when I first got it but I believe I didn't
> do it right.  It's been
>
>                       > years - surely there are some nice videos? or step by step documents now you can point me
> to?
>
>                       >
>
>                       > thanks! Merry Christmas!
>
>                       >
>
>                       >
>
>                       > On Mon, Dec 14, 2020 at 1:59 PM Seb@stro <sebastiendore1@...> wrote:
>
>                       >
>
>                       >
>
>                       >                      it was suggested that Roland should download the PHD2 log analyzer
>
>                       >
>
>                       >
>
>                       >          Well if it was me, I wouldn't mind someone sharing knowledge about existence of a tool
> that could help me
>
>                       > efficiently get useful information. It's not like if PHD2 was an uncommon and esoteric piece of
> software either... A lot
>
>                       > of people are using it.
>
>                       >
>
>                       >          Anyway, might be time to return this thread back on topic and wait for Ron's update.
> Just saying...
>
>                       >
>
>                       >
>
>                       >          CS!
>
>                       >          Sébastien
>
>                       >
>
>                       >
>
>                       >
>
>                       >
>
>                       >
>
>                       >
>
>                       >
>
>                       > --
>
>                       >
>
>                       > Ron Kramer
>
>                       > https://www.facebook.com/Ron.R.Kramer
>
>                       >
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>               --
>
>               Ron Kramer
>               https://www.facebook.com/Ron.R.Kramer
>
>
>
>               --
>
>               Ron Kramer
>               https://www.facebook.com/Ron.R.Kramer
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>       --
>
>       Ron Kramer
>       https://www.facebook.com/Ron.R.Kramer
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
> --
>
> Ron Kramer
> https://www.facebook.com/Ron.R.Kramer
>
>








--



--
Brian 



Brian Valente



--



--
Brian 



Brian Valente


Re: AP1100 - actual production run

Roland Christen
 

Our crews are working on the mounts fast and furiously. We have some limitations due to the virus restrictions but we are able to manage pretty well.

Rolando



-----Original Message-----
From: Horia <ATM@...>
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Sent: Tue, Dec 15, 2020 3:50 am
Subject: [ap-gto] AP1100 - actual production run

I remember to have read some time ago, that AP1100 mounts will be ready for
delivery starting January 2021. Is this still the case?

Kind Regards,
Horia








--
Roland Christen
Astro-Physics


Re: Guiding on my plate again - NEED TO IMPROVE

Ray Gralak
 

Ron,

If you want to test plate solving is setup correctly and the computer has an internet connection, in APPM you can select "NASA SkyView" as the camera type. APPM will pull down images from the NASA SkyView website for the RA/Dec coordinates that the mount is currently pointing.

Although it is easy to setup APPM to use SGPro for plate solving, you need to also configure SGPro to do plate solving, which may require a couple steps inside SGPro (see the APPM help section on plate solving for details).

-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 Ron Kramer
Sent: Tuesday, December 15, 2020 8:16 AM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Guiding on my plate again - NEED TO IMPROVE

OH THIS IS COOL. Figured I'd not wait for the update - and installed SGP again. Set it up... now running APPM
trial run.
its doing all sorts of cool stuff. (I unchecked solve for test). It seems to be doing points that are way to low for my
horizon.
Will it "skip" abort when it has nothing to solve or do I turn off points or can it use my APCC custom horizon? It
seems to have
toggled that off.
It's shooting pics of the inside of the dome. Can't wait for stars.
Maybe I could run out there with a market and jot a star map real quick. ;-)


On Tue, Dec 15, 2020 at 11:01 AM Ray Gralak <groups3@gralak.com> wrote:


Hi Ron,

The (upcoming) v1.9 of APCC Pro will support ASTAP.

I think Dale was considering emulating SGPro's API interface so APPM could use use it, but I am not sure
where that stands.

-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 Ron Kramer
> Sent: Tuesday, December 15, 2020 7:43 AM
> To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
> Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Guiding on my plate again - NEED TO IMPROVE
>
> P.S. Ray - I'd also like to suggest ASTAP be supported. Also taking over as the plate solver of choice.
> Maybe I need an update?
> mine is... APPM 1.7.1.5 11/29/19 - LATEST?
>
>
> On Tue, Dec 15, 2020 at 10:37 AM Ron Kramer via groups.io <ronkramer1957=gmail.com@groups.io>
wrote:
>
>
> Ray - although it's day time I thought I'd familiarize myself with APPM -
> scope dome connected, camera (some problems) I was gonna request that you add NINA ?
> It's the fastest growing acquisition program. In functionality and user base! It will be the standard.
>
> I see SGP is listed but I uninstalled it after 2 years of use. No need to go back.
> hoping ascom camera will work for now. just FYI. thanks.
>
>
>
> On Tue, Dec 15, 2020 at 10:16 AM Ron Kramer via groups.io <ronkramer1957=gmail.com@groups.io>
> wrote:
>
>
>
>
>
>
> THANKS RAY - I will try to venture into that. If it will help guiding I'm in. I thought it was for
pointing
> accuracy... (like goto) and I'm always dead on. I'll explore this on a good night.
>
> Brian - positive feedback last night. Although I should not have bothered. Atmospheric said "don't
> open the dome".
> Still I tried in a gap in the IR-radar and considering the most horrible conditions. (all brighter stars
> looked like they were shot in the fog). SNR and SM jumping around... instead of 1.60 I was getting an
average of
> .80 ! Not great but considering the conditions I was pleased.
> I even had some .59 tot rms during short windows. I'll attach a snap from the log - I tried to select
the
> "best air" of the night which as you will see... it still horrendous, but I for .79 for this stretch. I'll not bother
sending
> you the log until I get a better night. But initial tests show promise! *Not a single test sub was good -
Looked like
> headlights in the fog.
>
> I'll be back when conditions allow me to test in decent conditions
> Not where I'd like to be - but reduced my RMS err to about 50% of previous err so far.
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
> On Mon, Dec 14, 2020 at 6:18 PM Ray Gralak <groups3@gralak.com> wrote:
>
>
> Hi Ron,
>
>
>
> > While I'm here - spreading good cheer, is there any white papers on making a pointing
model.
> I have had APCC pro
>
> > for 4 years or so and never ventured into that. (it will help with guiding yes?)
>
>
>
> Yes, it should help with guiding!
>
>
>
> APPM attempts to make the process of collecting pointing data very simple. At least as
simple
> as it can be. :-)
>
>
>
> There are tabs to do the following:
>
>
>
> * Optionally setup general information (Mount Type, name, telescope, etc.)
>
> * Setup camera frame size and exposure time.
>
> * Setup plate-solver configuration.
>
> * Setup the measurement points.
>
>
>
> Once you setup those tabs, then on the Run tab you connect to the mount and camera.
>
>
>
> All that's left is to click "Start" and watch it go.
>
>
>
> A good starting place for instructions is to click one of the context-sensitive Help buttons. For
> reference, I have a screenshot here:
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
> You can start by reading this link (which is also in the APCC Help file):
>
>
>
> https://www.siriusimaging.com/Help/APCC/appm_overview.htm
> <https://www.siriusimaging.com/Help/APCC/appm_overview.htm>
>
>
>
> > or even a step by step using Prem Pro? I tied it once when I first got it but I believe I didn't
> do it right. It's been
>
> > years - surely there are some nice videos? or step by step documents now you can point
me
> to?
>
>
>
> There are a number of videos online, but you should start by checking out the help file
section
> for Astro-Physics mounts in PEMPro’s Help file (accessible from PEMPro’s Help menu).
>
>
>
> For your reference, here are the step-by-step instructions for using PEMPro with an Astro-
> Physics mount. Again, this is a copy of what is already in the help file:
>
>
>
> https://www.siriusimaging.com/Help/PEMProV3/index.html?astrophysicsgtocp3.html
> <https://www.siriusimaging.com/Help/PEMProV3/index.html?astrophysicsgtocp3.html>
>
>
>
> -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 Ron Kramer
>
> > Sent: Monday, December 14, 2020 2:38 PM
>
> > To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
>
> > Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Guiding on my plate again - NEED TO IMPROVE
>
> >
>
> > I posted it here because I know the most advanced users have AP mounts. I didn't realize
> this was only Rolands
>
> > PM. I mistakenly thought it was a group of knowledgeable users. And yes Brian Valente
came
> to the rescue by
>
> > swooping in and donating his expertise. I SURELY appreciate it as I'm sure Roland would
too.
> If not hardware
>
> > related or Rolands area of expertise of support then surely he only need pass over it.
>
> > The problem with asking in the PHD support area is my voice (which is rather experienced
> with PHD) will be lost in
>
> > the flurry of noob inquiries about why they shouldn't calibrate on the pole star ;-)
>
> > People need to chill. All is good. Jesus is at the helm.
>
> >
>
> > While I'm here - spreading good cheer, is there any white papers on making a pointing
model.
> I have had APCC pro
>
> > for 4 years or so and never ventured into that. (it will help with guiding yes?)
>
> > or even a step by step using Prem Pro? I tied it once when I first got it but I believe I didn't
> do it right. It's been
>
> > years - surely there are some nice videos? or step by step documents now you can point
me
> to?
>
> >
>
> > thanks! Merry Christmas!
>
> >
>
> >
>
> > On Mon, Dec 14, 2020 at 1:59 PM Seb@stro <sebastiendore1@hotmail.com> wrote:
>
> >
>
> >
>
> > it was suggested that Roland should download the PHD2 log analyzer
>
> >
>
> >
>
> > Well if it was me, I wouldn't mind someone sharing knowledge about existence of a
tool
> that could help me
>
> > efficiently get useful information. It's not like if PHD2 was an uncommon and esoteric piece
of
> software either... A lot
>
> > of people are using it.
>
> >
>
> > Anyway, might be time to return this thread back on topic and wait for Ron's update.
> Just saying...
>
> >
>
> >
>
> > CS!
>
> > Sébastien
>
> >
>
> >
>
> >
>
> >
>
> >
>
> >
>
> >
>
> > --
>
> >
>
> > Ron Kramer
>
> > https://www.facebook.com/Ron.R.Kramer
>
> >
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
> --
>
> Ron Kramer
> https://www.facebook.com/Ron.R.Kramer
>
>
>
> --
>
> Ron Kramer
> https://www.facebook.com/Ron.R.Kramer
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
> --
>
> Ron Kramer
> https://www.facebook.com/Ron.R.Kramer
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
> --
>
> Ron Kramer
> https://www.facebook.com/Ron.R.Kramer
>
>










--

Ron Kramer
https://www.facebook.com/Ron.R.Kramer


Re: Guiding on my plate again - NEED TO IMPROVE

Ron Kramer
 

Brian - kewl thanks - but using my limits will SAVE TIME!  

On Tue, Dec 15, 2020 at 11:23 AM Brian Valente <bvalente@...> wrote:
Ron the plate solve will fail and it will move to the next point

On Tue, Dec 15, 2020 at 8:15 AM Ron Kramer <ronkramer1957@...> wrote:
OH THIS IS COOL.   Figured I'd not wait for the update - and installed SGP again.  Set it up... now running APPM trial run. 
its doing all sorts of cool stuff. (I unchecked solve for test).  It seems to be doing points that are way to low for my horizon.
Will it "skip" abort when it has nothing to solve or do I turn off points or can it use my APCC custom horizon?  It seems to have
toggled that off. 
It's shooting pics of the inside of the dome. Can't wait for stars.
Maybe I could run out there with a market and jot a star map real quick. ;-)


On Tue, Dec 15, 2020 at 11:01 AM Ray Gralak <groups3@...> wrote:
Hi Ron,

The (upcoming) v1.9 of APCC Pro will support ASTAP.

I think Dale was considering emulating SGPro's API interface so APPM could use use it, but I am not sure where that stands.

-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 Ron Kramer
> Sent: Tuesday, December 15, 2020 7:43 AM
> To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
> Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Guiding on my plate again - NEED TO IMPROVE
>
> P.S.  Ray - I'd also like to suggest ASTAP be supported. Also taking over as the plate solver of choice.
> Maybe I need an update?
> mine is...  APPM  1.7.1.5  11/29/19   - LATEST?
>
>
> On Tue, Dec 15, 2020 at 10:37 AM Ron Kramer via groups.io <ronkramer1957=gmail.com@groups.io> wrote:
>
>
>       Ray - although it's day time I thought I'd familiarize myself with APPM -
>       scope dome connected, camera (some problems) I was gonna request that you add NINA ?
>       It's the fastest growing acquisition program.  In functionality and user base! It will be the standard.
>
>       I see SGP is listed but I uninstalled it after 2 years of use.  No need to go back.
>       hoping ascom camera will work for now. just  FYI. thanks.
>
>
>
>       On Tue, Dec 15, 2020 at 10:16 AM Ron Kramer via groups.io <ronkramer1957=gmail.com@groups.io>
> wrote:
>
>
>
>
>
>
>               THANKS RAY - I will try to venture into that. If it will help guiding I'm in. I thought it was for pointing
> accuracy... (like goto) and I'm always dead on.  I'll explore this on a good night.
>
>               Brian - positive feedback last night. Although I should not have bothered. Atmospheric said  "don't
> open the dome".
>               Still I tried in a gap in the IR-radar and considering the most horrible conditions. (all brighter stars
> looked like they were shot in the fog). SNR and SM jumping around... instead of 1.60  I was getting an average of
> .80 !    Not great but considering the conditions I was pleased.
>               I even had some .59 tot rms during short windows.  I'll attach a snap from the log - I tried to select the
> "best air" of the night which as you will see... it still horrendous, but I for .79 for this stretch.  I'll not bother sending
> you the log until I get a better night. But initial tests show promise!  *Not a single test sub was good - Looked like
> headlights in the fog.
>
>               I'll be back when conditions allow me to test in decent conditions
>               Not where I'd like to be - but reduced my RMS err to about 50% of previous err so far.
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>               On Mon, Dec 14, 2020 at 6:18 PM Ray Gralak <groups3@...> wrote:
>
>
>                       Hi Ron,
>
>
>
>                       > While I'm here - spreading good cheer, is there any white papers on making a pointing model.
> I have had APCC pro
>
>                       > for 4 years or so and never ventured into that. (it will help with guiding yes?)
>
>
>
>                       Yes, it should help with guiding!
>
>
>
>                       APPM attempts to make the process of collecting pointing data very simple. At least as simple
> as it can be. :-)
>
>
>
>                       There are tabs to do the following:
>
>
>
>                       * Optionally setup general information (Mount Type, name, telescope, etc.)
>
>                       * Setup camera frame size and exposure time.
>
>                       * Setup plate-solver configuration.
>
>                       * Setup the measurement points.
>
>
>
>                       Once you setup those tabs, then on the Run tab you connect to the mount and camera.
>
>
>
>                       All that's left is to click "Start" and watch it go.
>
>
>
>                       A good starting place for instructions is to click one of the context-sensitive Help buttons. For
> reference, I have a screenshot here:
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>                       You can start by reading this link (which is also in the APCC Help file):
>
>
>
>                       https://www.siriusimaging.com/Help/APCC/appm_overview.htm
> <https://www.siriusimaging.com/Help/APCC/appm_overview.htm>
>
>
>
>                       > or even a step by step using Prem Pro?  I tied it once when I first got it but I believe I didn't
> do it right.  It's been
>
>                       > years - surely there are some nice videos? or step by step documents now you can point me
> to?
>
>
>
>                       There are a number of videos online, but you should start by checking out the help file section
> for Astro-Physics mounts in PEMPro’s Help file (accessible from PEMPro’s Help menu).
>
>
>
>                       For your reference, here are the step-by-step instructions for using PEMPro with an Astro-
> Physics mount. Again, this is a copy of what is already in the help file:
>
>
>
>                       https://www.siriusimaging.com/Help/PEMProV3/index.html?astrophysicsgtocp3.html
> <https://www.siriusimaging.com/Help/PEMProV3/index.html?astrophysicsgtocp3.html>
>
>
>
>                       -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 Ron Kramer
>
>                       > Sent: Monday, December 14, 2020 2:38 PM
>
>                       > To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
>
>                       > Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Guiding on my plate again - NEED TO IMPROVE
>
>                       >
>
>                       > I posted it here because I know the most advanced users have AP mounts. I didn't realize
> this was only Rolands
>
>                       > PM. I mistakenly thought it was a group of knowledgeable users. And yes Brian Valente came
> to the rescue by
>
>                       > swooping in and donating his expertise. I SURELY appreciate it as I'm sure Roland would too.
> If not hardware
>
>                       > related or Rolands area of expertise of support then surely he only need pass over it.
>
>                       > The problem with asking in the PHD support area is my voice (which is rather experienced
> with PHD) will be lost in
>
>                       > the flurry of noob inquiries about why they shouldn't calibrate on the pole star ;-)
>
>                       > People need to chill.  All is good. Jesus is at the helm.
>
>                       >
>
>                       > While I'm here - spreading good cheer, is there any white papers on making a pointing model.
> I have had APCC pro
>
>                       > for 4 years or so and never ventured into that. (it will help with guiding yes?)
>
>                       > or even a step by step using Prem Pro?  I tied it once when I first got it but I believe I didn't
> do it right.  It's been
>
>                       > years - surely there are some nice videos? or step by step documents now you can point me
> to?
>
>                       >
>
>                       > thanks! Merry Christmas!
>
>                       >
>
>                       >
>
>                       > On Mon, Dec 14, 2020 at 1:59 PM Seb@stro <sebastiendore1@...> wrote:
>
>                       >
>
>                       >
>
>                       >                      it was suggested that Roland should download the PHD2 log analyzer
>
>                       >
>
>                       >
>
>                       >          Well if it was me, I wouldn't mind someone sharing knowledge about existence of a tool
> that could help me
>
>                       > efficiently get useful information. It's not like if PHD2 was an uncommon and esoteric piece of
> software either... A lot
>
>                       > of people are using it.
>
>                       >
>
>                       >          Anyway, might be time to return this thread back on topic and wait for Ron's update.
> Just saying...
>
>                       >
>
>                       >
>
>                       >          CS!
>
>                       >          Sébastien
>
>                       >
>
>                       >
>
>                       >
>
>                       >
>
>                       >
>
>                       >
>
>                       >
>
>                       > --
>
>                       >
>
>                       > Ron Kramer
>
>                       > https://www.facebook.com/Ron.R.Kramer
>
>                       >
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>               --
>
>               Ron Kramer
>               https://www.facebook.com/Ron.R.Kramer
>
>
>
>               --
>
>               Ron Kramer
>               https://www.facebook.com/Ron.R.Kramer
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>       --
>
>       Ron Kramer
>       https://www.facebook.com/Ron.R.Kramer
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
> --
>
> Ron Kramer
> https://www.facebook.com/Ron.R.Kramer
>
>








--



--
Brian 



Brian Valente




Re: Guiding on my plate again - NEED TO IMPROVE

Ray Gralak
 

Hi Dale,

Plate solving is just one of two things for which APPM can use SGPro. The other is as a camera source to grab images before plate
solving.

Is there an API for APPM to request an image from NINA?

-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 Dale Ghent
Sent: Tuesday, December 15, 2020 8:26 AM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Guiding on my plate again - NEED TO IMPROVE



On Dec 15, 2020, at 11:01, Ray Gralak <groups3@gralak.com> wrote:

Hi Ron,

The (upcoming) v1.9 of APCC Pro will support ASTAP.

I think Dale was considering emulating SGPro's API interface so APPM could use use it, but I am not sure where
that stands.

BTW, thank you very much for adding this to APPM. I will be updating to 1.9 when it's available!

With APPM being able to run ASTAP directly, I've decided to hold off on adding the APPM-relevant SGPro API
endpoints to the subset that NINA already implements. I think such an effort is superfluous in light of APPM being
able to grok ASTAP itself, and the partial implementation of the SGPro API in NINA is something that we will want
to deprecate over time in favor of another API design. So having one less external dependency (APPM) is favorable
for this. Right now the subset that is present is there for servicing 10micron's pointing modeler which cannot take
images by itself.

/dale


Re: Guiding on my plate again - NEED TO IMPROVE

Ron Kramer
 

DOH - found it. testing now! 


On Tue, Dec 15, 2020 at 11:26 AM Dale Ghent <daleg@...> wrote:


> On Dec 15, 2020, at 11:01, Ray Gralak <groups3@...> wrote:
>
> Hi Ron,
>
> The (upcoming) v1.9 of APCC Pro will support ASTAP.
>
> I think Dale was considering emulating SGPro's API interface so APPM could use use it, but I am not sure where that stands.

BTW, thank you very much for adding this to APPM. I will be updating to 1.9 when it's available!

With APPM being able to run ASTAP directly, I've decided to hold off on adding the APPM-relevant SGPro API endpoints to the subset that NINA already implements. I think such an effort is superfluous in light of APPM being able to grok ASTAP itself, and the partial implementation of the SGPro API in NINA is something that we will want to deprecate over time in favor of another API design. So having one less external dependency (APPM) is favorable for this. Right now the subset that is present is there for servicing 10micron's pointing modeler which cannot take images by itself.

/dale







Re: Guiding on my plate again - NEED TO IMPROVE

Dale Ghent
 

On Dec 15, 2020, at 11:01, Ray Gralak <groups3@gralak.com> wrote:

Hi Ron,

The (upcoming) v1.9 of APCC Pro will support ASTAP.

I think Dale was considering emulating SGPro's API interface so APPM could use use it, but I am not sure where that stands.
BTW, thank you very much for adding this to APPM. I will be updating to 1.9 when it's available!

With APPM being able to run ASTAP directly, I've decided to hold off on adding the APPM-relevant SGPro API endpoints to the subset that NINA already implements. I think such an effort is superfluous in light of APPM being able to grok ASTAP itself, and the partial implementation of the SGPro API in NINA is something that we will want to deprecate over time in favor of another API design. So having one less external dependency (APPM) is favorable for this. Right now the subset that is present is there for servicing 10micron's pointing modeler which cannot take images by itself.

/dale


Re: Guiding on my plate again - NEED TO IMPROVE

 

Ron the plate solve will fail and it will move to the next point


On Tue, Dec 15, 2020 at 8:15 AM Ron Kramer <ronkramer1957@...> wrote:
OH THIS IS COOL.   Figured I'd not wait for the update - and installed SGP again.  Set it up... now running APPM trial run. 
its doing all sorts of cool stuff. (I unchecked solve for test).  It seems to be doing points that are way to low for my horizon.
Will it "skip" abort when it has nothing to solve or do I turn off points or can it use my APCC custom horizon?  It seems to have
toggled that off. 
It's shooting pics of the inside of the dome. Can't wait for stars.
Maybe I could run out there with a market and jot a star map real quick. ;-)


On Tue, Dec 15, 2020 at 11:01 AM Ray Gralak <groups3@...> wrote:
Hi Ron,

The (upcoming) v1.9 of APCC Pro will support ASTAP.

I think Dale was considering emulating SGPro's API interface so APPM could use use it, but I am not sure where that stands.

-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 Ron Kramer
> Sent: Tuesday, December 15, 2020 7:43 AM
> To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
> Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Guiding on my plate again - NEED TO IMPROVE
>
> P.S.  Ray - I'd also like to suggest ASTAP be supported. Also taking over as the plate solver of choice.
> Maybe I need an update?
> mine is...  APPM  1.7.1.5  11/29/19   - LATEST?
>
>
> On Tue, Dec 15, 2020 at 10:37 AM Ron Kramer via groups.io <ronkramer1957=gmail.com@groups.io> wrote:
>
>
>       Ray - although it's day time I thought I'd familiarize myself with APPM -
>       scope dome connected, camera (some problems) I was gonna request that you add NINA ?
>       It's the fastest growing acquisition program.  In functionality and user base! It will be the standard.
>
>       I see SGP is listed but I uninstalled it after 2 years of use.  No need to go back.
>       hoping ascom camera will work for now. just  FYI. thanks.
>
>
>
>       On Tue, Dec 15, 2020 at 10:16 AM Ron Kramer via groups.io <ronkramer1957=gmail.com@groups.io>
> wrote:
>
>
>
>
>
>
>               THANKS RAY - I will try to venture into that. If it will help guiding I'm in. I thought it was for pointing
> accuracy... (like goto) and I'm always dead on.  I'll explore this on a good night.
>
>               Brian - positive feedback last night. Although I should not have bothered. Atmospheric said  "don't
> open the dome".
>               Still I tried in a gap in the IR-radar and considering the most horrible conditions. (all brighter stars
> looked like they were shot in the fog). SNR and SM jumping around... instead of 1.60  I was getting an average of
> .80 !    Not great but considering the conditions I was pleased.
>               I even had some .59 tot rms during short windows.  I'll attach a snap from the log - I tried to select the
> "best air" of the night which as you will see... it still horrendous, but I for .79 for this stretch.  I'll not bother sending
> you the log until I get a better night. But initial tests show promise!  *Not a single test sub was good - Looked like
> headlights in the fog.
>
>               I'll be back when conditions allow me to test in decent conditions
>               Not where I'd like to be - but reduced my RMS err to about 50% of previous err so far.
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>               On Mon, Dec 14, 2020 at 6:18 PM Ray Gralak <groups3@...> wrote:
>
>
>                       Hi Ron,
>
>
>
>                       > While I'm here - spreading good cheer, is there any white papers on making a pointing model.
> I have had APCC pro
>
>                       > for 4 years or so and never ventured into that. (it will help with guiding yes?)
>
>
>
>                       Yes, it should help with guiding!
>
>
>
>                       APPM attempts to make the process of collecting pointing data very simple. At least as simple
> as it can be. :-)
>
>
>
>                       There are tabs to do the following:
>
>
>
>                       * Optionally setup general information (Mount Type, name, telescope, etc.)
>
>                       * Setup camera frame size and exposure time.
>
>                       * Setup plate-solver configuration.
>
>                       * Setup the measurement points.
>
>
>
>                       Once you setup those tabs, then on the Run tab you connect to the mount and camera.
>
>
>
>                       All that's left is to click "Start" and watch it go.
>
>
>
>                       A good starting place for instructions is to click one of the context-sensitive Help buttons. For
> reference, I have a screenshot here:
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>                       You can start by reading this link (which is also in the APCC Help file):
>
>
>
>                       https://www.siriusimaging.com/Help/APCC/appm_overview.htm
> <https://www.siriusimaging.com/Help/APCC/appm_overview.htm>
>
>
>
>                       > or even a step by step using Prem Pro?  I tied it once when I first got it but I believe I didn't
> do it right.  It's been
>
>                       > years - surely there are some nice videos? or step by step documents now you can point me
> to?
>
>
>
>                       There are a number of videos online, but you should start by checking out the help file section
> for Astro-Physics mounts in PEMPro’s Help file (accessible from PEMPro’s Help menu).
>
>
>
>                       For your reference, here are the step-by-step instructions for using PEMPro with an Astro-
> Physics mount. Again, this is a copy of what is already in the help file:
>
>
>
>                       https://www.siriusimaging.com/Help/PEMProV3/index.html?astrophysicsgtocp3.html
> <https://www.siriusimaging.com/Help/PEMProV3/index.html?astrophysicsgtocp3.html>
>
>
>
>                       -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 Ron Kramer
>
>                       > Sent: Monday, December 14, 2020 2:38 PM
>
>                       > To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
>
>                       > Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Guiding on my plate again - NEED TO IMPROVE
>
>                       >
>
>                       > I posted it here because I know the most advanced users have AP mounts. I didn't realize
> this was only Rolands
>
>                       > PM. I mistakenly thought it was a group of knowledgeable users. And yes Brian Valente came
> to the rescue by
>
>                       > swooping in and donating his expertise. I SURELY appreciate it as I'm sure Roland would too.
> If not hardware
>
>                       > related or Rolands area of expertise of support then surely he only need pass over it.
>
>                       > The problem with asking in the PHD support area is my voice (which is rather experienced
> with PHD) will be lost in
>
>                       > the flurry of noob inquiries about why they shouldn't calibrate on the pole star ;-)
>
>                       > People need to chill.  All is good. Jesus is at the helm.
>
>                       >
>
>                       > While I'm here - spreading good cheer, is there any white papers on making a pointing model.
> I have had APCC pro
>
>                       > for 4 years or so and never ventured into that. (it will help with guiding yes?)
>
>                       > or even a step by step using Prem Pro?  I tied it once when I first got it but I believe I didn't
> do it right.  It's been
>
>                       > years - surely there are some nice videos? or step by step documents now you can point me
> to?
>
>                       >
>
>                       > thanks! Merry Christmas!
>
>                       >
>
>                       >
>
>                       > On Mon, Dec 14, 2020 at 1:59 PM Seb@stro <sebastiendore1@...> wrote:
>
>                       >
>
>                       >
>
>                       >                      it was suggested that Roland should download the PHD2 log analyzer
>
>                       >
>
>                       >
>
>                       >          Well if it was me, I wouldn't mind someone sharing knowledge about existence of a tool
> that could help me
>
>                       > efficiently get useful information. It's not like if PHD2 was an uncommon and esoteric piece of
> software either... A lot
>
>                       > of people are using it.
>
>                       >
>
>                       >          Anyway, might be time to return this thread back on topic and wait for Ron's update.
> Just saying...
>
>                       >
>
>                       >
>
>                       >          CS!
>
>                       >          Sébastien
>
>                       >
>
>                       >
>
>                       >
>
>                       >
>
>                       >
>
>                       >
>
>                       >
>
>                       > --
>
>                       >
>
>                       > Ron Kramer
>
>                       > https://www.facebook.com/Ron.R.Kramer
>
>                       >
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>               --
>
>               Ron Kramer
>               https://www.facebook.com/Ron.R.Kramer
>
>
>
>               --
>
>               Ron Kramer
>               https://www.facebook.com/Ron.R.Kramer
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>       --
>
>       Ron Kramer
>       https://www.facebook.com/Ron.R.Kramer
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
> --
>
> Ron Kramer
> https://www.facebook.com/Ron.R.Kramer
>
>








--



--
Brian 



Brian Valente


Re: Guiding on my plate again - NEED TO IMPROVE

Ron Kramer
 

OH THIS IS COOL.   Figured I'd not wait for the update - and installed SGP again.  Set it up... now running APPM trial run. 
its doing all sorts of cool stuff. (I unchecked solve for test).  It seems to be doing points that are way to low for my horizon.
Will it "skip" abort when it has nothing to solve or do I turn off points or can it use my APCC custom horizon?  It seems to have
toggled that off. 
It's shooting pics of the inside of the dome. Can't wait for stars.
Maybe I could run out there with a market and jot a star map real quick. ;-)


On Tue, Dec 15, 2020 at 11:01 AM Ray Gralak <groups3@...> wrote:
Hi Ron,

The (upcoming) v1.9 of APCC Pro will support ASTAP.

I think Dale was considering emulating SGPro's API interface so APPM could use use it, but I am not sure where that stands.

-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 Ron Kramer
> Sent: Tuesday, December 15, 2020 7:43 AM
> To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
> Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Guiding on my plate again - NEED TO IMPROVE
>
> P.S.  Ray - I'd also like to suggest ASTAP be supported. Also taking over as the plate solver of choice.
> Maybe I need an update?
> mine is...  APPM  1.7.1.5  11/29/19   - LATEST?
>
>
> On Tue, Dec 15, 2020 at 10:37 AM Ron Kramer via groups.io <ronkramer1957=gmail.com@groups.io> wrote:
>
>
>       Ray - although it's day time I thought I'd familiarize myself with APPM -
>       scope dome connected, camera (some problems) I was gonna request that you add NINA ?
>       It's the fastest growing acquisition program.  In functionality and user base! It will be the standard.
>
>       I see SGP is listed but I uninstalled it after 2 years of use.  No need to go back.
>       hoping ascom camera will work for now. just  FYI. thanks.
>
>
>
>       On Tue, Dec 15, 2020 at 10:16 AM Ron Kramer via groups.io <ronkramer1957=gmail.com@groups.io>
> wrote:
>
>
>
>
>
>
>               THANKS RAY - I will try to venture into that. If it will help guiding I'm in. I thought it was for pointing
> accuracy... (like goto) and I'm always dead on.  I'll explore this on a good night.
>
>               Brian - positive feedback last night. Although I should not have bothered. Atmospheric said  "don't
> open the dome".
>               Still I tried in a gap in the IR-radar and considering the most horrible conditions. (all brighter stars
> looked like they were shot in the fog). SNR and SM jumping around... instead of 1.60  I was getting an average of
> .80 !    Not great but considering the conditions I was pleased.
>               I even had some .59 tot rms during short windows.  I'll attach a snap from the log - I tried to select the
> "best air" of the night which as you will see... it still horrendous, but I for .79 for this stretch.  I'll not bother sending
> you the log until I get a better night. But initial tests show promise!  *Not a single test sub was good - Looked like
> headlights in the fog.
>
>               I'll be back when conditions allow me to test in decent conditions
>               Not where I'd like to be - but reduced my RMS err to about 50% of previous err so far.
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>               On Mon, Dec 14, 2020 at 6:18 PM Ray Gralak <groups3@...> wrote:
>
>
>                       Hi Ron,
>
>
>
>                       > While I'm here - spreading good cheer, is there any white papers on making a pointing model.
> I have had APCC pro
>
>                       > for 4 years or so and never ventured into that. (it will help with guiding yes?)
>
>
>
>                       Yes, it should help with guiding!
>
>
>
>                       APPM attempts to make the process of collecting pointing data very simple. At least as simple
> as it can be. :-)
>
>
>
>                       There are tabs to do the following:
>
>
>
>                       * Optionally setup general information (Mount Type, name, telescope, etc.)
>
>                       * Setup camera frame size and exposure time.
>
>                       * Setup plate-solver configuration.
>
>                       * Setup the measurement points.
>
>
>
>                       Once you setup those tabs, then on the Run tab you connect to the mount and camera.
>
>
>
>                       All that's left is to click "Start" and watch it go.
>
>
>
>                       A good starting place for instructions is to click one of the context-sensitive Help buttons. For
> reference, I have a screenshot here:
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>                       You can start by reading this link (which is also in the APCC Help file):
>
>
>
>                       https://www.siriusimaging.com/Help/APCC/appm_overview.htm
> <https://www.siriusimaging.com/Help/APCC/appm_overview.htm>
>
>
>
>                       > or even a step by step using Prem Pro?  I tied it once when I first got it but I believe I didn't
> do it right.  It's been
>
>                       > years - surely there are some nice videos? or step by step documents now you can point me
> to?
>
>
>
>                       There are a number of videos online, but you should start by checking out the help file section
> for Astro-Physics mounts in PEMPro’s Help file (accessible from PEMPro’s Help menu).
>
>
>
>                       For your reference, here are the step-by-step instructions for using PEMPro with an Astro-
> Physics mount. Again, this is a copy of what is already in the help file:
>
>
>
>                       https://www.siriusimaging.com/Help/PEMProV3/index.html?astrophysicsgtocp3.html
> <https://www.siriusimaging.com/Help/PEMProV3/index.html?astrophysicsgtocp3.html>
>
>
>
>                       -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 Ron Kramer
>
>                       > Sent: Monday, December 14, 2020 2:38 PM
>
>                       > To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
>
>                       > Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Guiding on my plate again - NEED TO IMPROVE
>
>                       >
>
>                       > I posted it here because I know the most advanced users have AP mounts. I didn't realize
> this was only Rolands
>
>                       > PM. I mistakenly thought it was a group of knowledgeable users. And yes Brian Valente came
> to the rescue by
>
>                       > swooping in and donating his expertise. I SURELY appreciate it as I'm sure Roland would too.
> If not hardware
>
>                       > related or Rolands area of expertise of support then surely he only need pass over it.
>
>                       > The problem with asking in the PHD support area is my voice (which is rather experienced
> with PHD) will be lost in
>
>                       > the flurry of noob inquiries about why they shouldn't calibrate on the pole star ;-)
>
>                       > People need to chill.  All is good. Jesus is at the helm.
>
>                       >
>
>                       > While I'm here - spreading good cheer, is there any white papers on making a pointing model.
> I have had APCC pro
>
>                       > for 4 years or so and never ventured into that. (it will help with guiding yes?)
>
>                       > or even a step by step using Prem Pro?  I tied it once when I first got it but I believe I didn't
> do it right.  It's been
>
>                       > years - surely there are some nice videos? or step by step documents now you can point me
> to?
>
>                       >
>
>                       > thanks! Merry Christmas!
>
>                       >
>
>                       >
>
>                       > On Mon, Dec 14, 2020 at 1:59 PM Seb@stro <sebastiendore1@...> wrote:
>
>                       >
>
>                       >
>
>                       >                      it was suggested that Roland should download the PHD2 log analyzer
>
>                       >
>
>                       >
>
>                       >          Well if it was me, I wouldn't mind someone sharing knowledge about existence of a tool
> that could help me
>
>                       > efficiently get useful information. It's not like if PHD2 was an uncommon and esoteric piece of
> software either... A lot
>
>                       > of people are using it.
>
>                       >
>
>                       >          Anyway, might be time to return this thread back on topic and wait for Ron's update.
> Just saying...
>
>                       >
>
>                       >
>
>                       >          CS!
>
>                       >          Sébastien
>
>                       >
>
>                       >
>
>                       >
>
>                       >
>
>                       >
>
>                       >
>
>                       >
>
>                       > --
>
>                       >
>
>                       > Ron Kramer
>
>                       > https://www.facebook.com/Ron.R.Kramer
>
>                       >
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>               --
>
>               Ron Kramer
>               https://www.facebook.com/Ron.R.Kramer
>
>
>
>               --
>
>               Ron Kramer
>               https://www.facebook.com/Ron.R.Kramer
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>       --
>
>       Ron Kramer
>       https://www.facebook.com/Ron.R.Kramer
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
> --
>
> Ron Kramer
> https://www.facebook.com/Ron.R.Kramer
>
>









Re: Guiding on my plate again - NEED TO IMPROVE

Ray Gralak
 

Hi Ron,

The (upcoming) v1.9 of APCC Pro will support ASTAP.

I think Dale was considering emulating SGPro's API interface so APPM could use use it, but I am not sure where that stands.

-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 Ron Kramer
Sent: Tuesday, December 15, 2020 7:43 AM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Guiding on my plate again - NEED TO IMPROVE

P.S. Ray - I'd also like to suggest ASTAP be supported. Also taking over as the plate solver of choice.
Maybe I need an update?
mine is... APPM 1.7.1.5 11/29/19 - LATEST?


On Tue, Dec 15, 2020 at 10:37 AM Ron Kramer via groups.io <ronkramer1957=gmail.com@groups.io> wrote:


Ray - although it's day time I thought I'd familiarize myself with APPM -
scope dome connected, camera (some problems) I was gonna request that you add NINA ?
It's the fastest growing acquisition program. In functionality and user base! It will be the standard.

I see SGP is listed but I uninstalled it after 2 years of use. No need to go back.
hoping ascom camera will work for now. just FYI. thanks.



On Tue, Dec 15, 2020 at 10:16 AM Ron Kramer via groups.io <ronkramer1957=gmail.com@groups.io>
wrote:






THANKS RAY - I will try to venture into that. If it will help guiding I'm in. I thought it was for pointing
accuracy... (like goto) and I'm always dead on. I'll explore this on a good night.

Brian - positive feedback last night. Although I should not have bothered. Atmospheric said "don't
open the dome".
Still I tried in a gap in the IR-radar and considering the most horrible conditions. (all brighter stars
looked like they were shot in the fog). SNR and SM jumping around... instead of 1.60 I was getting an average of
.80 ! Not great but considering the conditions I was pleased.
I even had some .59 tot rms during short windows. I'll attach a snap from the log - I tried to select the
"best air" of the night which as you will see... it still horrendous, but I for .79 for this stretch. I'll not bother sending
you the log until I get a better night. But initial tests show promise! *Not a single test sub was good - Looked like
headlights in the fog.

I'll be back when conditions allow me to test in decent conditions
Not where I'd like to be - but reduced my RMS err to about 50% of previous err so far.










On Mon, Dec 14, 2020 at 6:18 PM Ray Gralak <groups3@gralak.com> wrote:


Hi Ron,



> While I'm here - spreading good cheer, is there any white papers on making a pointing model.
I have had APCC pro

> for 4 years or so and never ventured into that. (it will help with guiding yes?)



Yes, it should help with guiding!



APPM attempts to make the process of collecting pointing data very simple. At least as simple
as it can be. :-)



There are tabs to do the following:



* Optionally setup general information (Mount Type, name, telescope, etc.)

* Setup camera frame size and exposure time.

* Setup plate-solver configuration.

* Setup the measurement points.



Once you setup those tabs, then on the Run tab you connect to the mount and camera.



All that's left is to click "Start" and watch it go.



A good starting place for instructions is to click one of the context-sensitive Help buttons. For
reference, I have a screenshot here:







You can start by reading this link (which is also in the APCC Help file):



https://www.siriusimaging.com/Help/APCC/appm_overview.htm
<https://www.siriusimaging.com/Help/APCC/appm_overview.htm>



> or even a step by step using Prem Pro? I tied it once when I first got it but I believe I didn't
do it right. It's been

> years - surely there are some nice videos? or step by step documents now you can point me
to?



There are a number of videos online, but you should start by checking out the help file section
for Astro-Physics mounts in PEMPro’s Help file (accessible from PEMPro’s Help menu).



For your reference, here are the step-by-step instructions for using PEMPro with an Astro-
Physics mount. Again, this is a copy of what is already in the help file:



https://www.siriusimaging.com/Help/PEMProV3/index.html?astrophysicsgtocp3.html
<https://www.siriusimaging.com/Help/PEMProV3/index.html?astrophysicsgtocp3.html>



-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 Ron Kramer

> Sent: Monday, December 14, 2020 2:38 PM

> To: main@ap-gto.groups.io

> Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Guiding on my plate again - NEED TO IMPROVE

>

> I posted it here because I know the most advanced users have AP mounts. I didn't realize
this was only Rolands

> PM. I mistakenly thought it was a group of knowledgeable users. And yes Brian Valente came
to the rescue by

> swooping in and donating his expertise. I SURELY appreciate it as I'm sure Roland would too.
If not hardware

> related or Rolands area of expertise of support then surely he only need pass over it.

> The problem with asking in the PHD support area is my voice (which is rather experienced
with PHD) will be lost in

> the flurry of noob inquiries about why they shouldn't calibrate on the pole star ;-)

> People need to chill. All is good. Jesus is at the helm.

>

> While I'm here - spreading good cheer, is there any white papers on making a pointing model.
I have had APCC pro

> for 4 years or so and never ventured into that. (it will help with guiding yes?)

> or even a step by step using Prem Pro? I tied it once when I first got it but I believe I didn't
do it right. It's been

> years - surely there are some nice videos? or step by step documents now you can point me
to?

>

> thanks! Merry Christmas!

>

>

> On Mon, Dec 14, 2020 at 1:59 PM Seb@stro <sebastiendore1@hotmail.com> wrote:

>

>

> it was suggested that Roland should download the PHD2 log analyzer

>

>

> Well if it was me, I wouldn't mind someone sharing knowledge about existence of a tool
that could help me

> efficiently get useful information. It's not like if PHD2 was an uncommon and esoteric piece of
software either... A lot

> of people are using it.

>

> Anyway, might be time to return this thread back on topic and wait for Ron's update.
Just saying...

>

>

> CS!

> Sébastien

>

>

>

>

>

>

>

> --

>

> Ron Kramer

> https://www.facebook.com/Ron.R.Kramer

>









--

Ron Kramer
https://www.facebook.com/Ron.R.Kramer



--

Ron Kramer
https://www.facebook.com/Ron.R.Kramer








--

Ron Kramer
https://www.facebook.com/Ron.R.Kramer








--

Ron Kramer
https://www.facebook.com/Ron.R.Kramer


Re: Guiding on my plate again - NEED TO IMPROVE

Ron Kramer
 

P.S.  Ray - I'd also like to suggest ASTAP be supported. Also taking over as the plate solver of choice. 
Maybe I need an update?
mine is...  APPM  1.7.1.5  11/29/19   - LATEST? 


On Tue, Dec 15, 2020 at 10:37 AM Ron Kramer via groups.io <ronkramer1957=gmail.com@groups.io> wrote:
Ray - although it's day time I thought I'd familiarize myself with APPM - 
scope dome connected, camera (some problems) I was gonna request that you add NINA ?
It's the fastest growing acquisition program.  In functionality and user base! It will be the standard.

I see SGP is listed but I uninstalled it after 2 years of use.  No need to go back.
hoping ascom camera will work for now. just  FYI. thanks.



On Tue, Dec 15, 2020 at 10:16 AM Ron Kramer via groups.io <ronkramer1957=gmail.com@groups.io> wrote:




THANKS RAY - I will try to venture into that. If it will help guiding I'm in. I thought it was for pointing accuracy... (like goto) and I'm always dead on.  I'll explore this on a good night. 

Brian - positive feedback last night. Although I should not have bothered. Atmospheric said  "don't open the dome". 
Still I tried in a gap in the IR-radar and considering the most horrible conditions. (all brighter stars looked like they were shot in the fog). SNR and SM jumping around... instead of 1.60  I was getting an average of .80 !    Not great but considering the conditions I was pleased. 
I even had some .59 tot rms during short windows.  I'll attach a snap from the log - I tried to select the "best air" of the night which as you will see... it still horrendous, but I for .79 for this stretch.  I'll not bother sending you the log until I get a better night. But initial tests show promise!  *Not a single test sub was good - Looked like headlights in the fog. 

I'll be back when conditions allow me to test in decent conditions
Not where I'd like to be - but reduced my RMS err to about 50% of previous err so far.  









On Mon, Dec 14, 2020 at 6:18 PM Ray Gralak <groups3@...> wrote:

Hi Ron,

 

> While I'm here - spreading good cheer, is there any white papers on making a pointing model. I have had APCC pro

> for 4 years or so and never ventured into that. (it will help with guiding yes?)

 

Yes, it should help with guiding!

 

APPM attempts to make the process of collecting pointing data very simple. At least as simple as it can be. :-)

 

There are tabs to do the following:

 

* Optionally setup general information (Mount Type, name, telescope, etc.)

* Setup camera frame size and exposure time.

* Setup plate-solver configuration.

* Setup the measurement points.

 

Once you setup those tabs, then on the Run tab you connect to the mount and camera.

 

All that's left is to click "Start" and watch it go.

 

A good starting place for instructions is to click one of the context-sensitive Help buttons. For reference, I have a screenshot here:

 

 

You can start by reading this link (which is also in the APCC Help file):

 

https://www.siriusimaging.com/Help/APCC/appm_overview.htm

 

> or even a step by step using Prem Pro?  I tied it once when I first got it but I believe I didn't do it right.  It's been

> years - surely there are some nice videos? or step by step documents now you can point me to?

 

There are a number of videos online, but you should start by checking out the help file section for Astro-Physics mounts in PEMPro’s Help file (accessible from PEMPro’s Help menu).

 

For your reference, here are the step-by-step instructions for using PEMPro with an Astro-Physics mount. Again, this is a copy of what is already in the help file:

 

https://www.siriusimaging.com/Help/PEMProV3/index.html?astrophysicsgtocp3.html

 

-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 Ron Kramer

> Sent: Monday, December 14, 2020 2:38 PM

> To: main@ap-gto.groups.io

> Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Guiding on my plate again - NEED TO IMPROVE

>

> I posted it here because I know the most advanced users have AP mounts. I didn't realize this was only Rolands

> PM. I mistakenly thought it was a group of knowledgeable users. And yes Brian Valente came to the rescue by

> swooping in and donating his expertise. I SURELY appreciate it as I'm sure Roland would too. If not hardware

> related or Rolands area of expertise of support then surely he only need pass over it.

> The problem with asking in the PHD support area is my voice (which is rather experienced with PHD) will be lost in

> the flurry of noob inquiries about why they shouldn't calibrate on the pole star ;-)

> People need to chill.  All is good. Jesus is at the helm.

>

> While I'm here - spreading good cheer, is there any white papers on making a pointing model. I have had APCC pro

> for 4 years or so and never ventured into that. (it will help with guiding yes?)

> or even a step by step using Prem Pro?  I tied it once when I first got it but I believe I didn't do it right.  It's been

> years - surely there are some nice videos? or step by step documents now you can point me to?

>

> thanks! Merry Christmas!

>

>

> On Mon, Dec 14, 2020 at 1:59 PM Seb@stro <sebastiendore1@...> wrote:

>

>

>                      it was suggested that Roland should download the PHD2 log analyzer

>

>

>          Well if it was me, I wouldn't mind someone sharing knowledge about existence of a tool that could help me

> efficiently get useful information. It's not like if PHD2 was an uncommon and esoteric piece of software either... A lot

> of people are using it.

>

>          Anyway, might be time to return this thread back on topic and wait for Ron's update. Just saying...

>

>

>          CS!

>          Sébastien

>

>

>

>

>

>

>

> --

>

> Ron Kramer

> https://www.facebook.com/Ron.R.Kramer

>



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