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Should Mach1 users follow the APCC Pro upgrades? #APCC

Nick Iversen
 

I'm a bit wary of all these updates to mount firmware and APCC Pro because I see them as mainly for Mach2 users. I'm on P01 firmware and APCC Pro 1.7.1.5 and WiFi 04 and I'm scared of going to P02 and 1.8 in case I lose, say, the ability for Sequence Generator Pro to do a meridian flip.

Essentially - what is new and what are the advantages of the upgrades?

The only problems I have with my current versions is that sometimes the WiFi stops working (a known problem I believe) and sometimes, at random, APCC loses it's USB connection to the mount and the mount stops tracking. Are either of these problems addressed in the upgrades?


Re: Version P02-08 now available for GTOCP4 and GTOCP5 control boxes

Gary Steffens
 

Hi Marj, I was just looking for the new keypad software (V5.xxx) and was going to ask where I could find it. Given V5.xxx is not available yet for GTOCP4 control boxes, is it possible to install an earlier version of GTOCP4 software and if so where can I find it? I didn't see an archive of previous releases on the web site.
Thanks!
Gary


Re: Precise polar alignment of the azimuth axis

Roland Christen
 

The Daytime alignment is not precise enough to use for aligning the RAPAS. Drift alignment is the best way. It takes a bit of time but once it is done, you don't have to do it ever again after aligning your RAPAS.

Rolando



-----Original Message-----
From: John <obee11@...>
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Sent: Mon, Dec 21, 2020 3:40 pm
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Precise polar alignment of the azimuth axis

Aloha All,

  Well, I was able to get the new Mach 2 out for the first time over the weekend.  So far so good!  Still re-learning the ropes.

  I need to make a slight adjustment to the RAPAS, plus I wanted to check my current polar alignment using "Roland's GTO Quick Star Drift Method" (which can also be found in the  Mach 2 User Guide, Appendix C, pg 41 [dated Aug 2020]).  I used Sharpcap's polar align routine on my C8 Edge at F/7 with an ASI 1600 camera which puts the image scale at 0.55 arc/sec per pixel.  Last night (and Sat night) as a test, I was actually able to get 8 min unguided images without any oblong stars!  Sharpcap says I'm within 0.5 arcsecs of the pole, but I don't trust it too much due to possible orthogonality issues (or cone error) with the C8 edge.  Not sure if that's the same thing.

  Anyway tonight, I was hoping to check my current polar alignment with the Quick Star Drift Method, but I'm a little confused as to which calibration star to pick (for the AZ adjust part).  I was planning on using Alpheratz for the first star near the Zenith, when it is on the West side of the Meridian.  But when I push the scope South, towards the second 'calibration star,' I'm having trouble visualizing which star to pick.  Do I pick a star that has the same RA coordinates as Alpheratz?  Also, when moving the scope to the second star in the South, does it matter if I manually push the scope there or can the keypad be used to slew it there? 

  Once I get this done, I might try the other "drift alignment - ra correction method" that's mentioned on page 40.  All I'm trying to do now, is get the RAPAS really dialed in. So in the future, I'm hoping I can get polar aligned with just the RAPAS and then jump right into the modeling!  Thanks any sorry for the long email!

      John

--
Roland Christen
Astro-Physics


Re: Precise polar alignment of the azimuth axis

John
 

Aloha All,

  Well, I was able to get the new Mach 2 out for the first time over the weekend.  So far so good!  Still re-learning the ropes.

  I need to make a slight adjustment to the RAPAS, plus I wanted to check my current polar alignment using "Roland's GTO Quick Star Drift Method" (which can also be found in the  Mach 2 User Guide, Appendix C, pg 41 [dated Aug 2020]).  I used Sharpcap's polar align routine on my C8 Edge at F/7 with an ASI 1600 camera which puts the image scale at 0.55 arc/sec per pixel.  Last night (and Sat night) as a test, I was actually able to get 8 min unguided images without any oblong stars!  Sharpcap says I'm within 0.5 arcsecs of the pole, but I don't trust it too much due to possible orthogonality issues (or cone error) with the C8 edge.  Not sure if that's the same thing.

  Anyway tonight, I was hoping to check my current polar alignment with the Quick Star Drift Method, but I'm a little confused as to which calibration star to pick (for the AZ adjust part).  I was planning on using Alpheratz for the first star near the Zenith, when it is on the West side of the Meridian.  But when I push the scope South, towards the second 'calibration star,' I'm having trouble visualizing which star to pick.  Do I pick a star that has the same RA coordinates as Alpheratz?  Also, when moving the scope to the second star in the South, does it matter if I manually push the scope there or can the keypad be used to slew it there? 

  Once I get this done, I might try the other "drift alignment - ra correction method" that's mentioned on page 40.  All I'm trying to do now, is get the RAPAS really dialed in. So in the future, I'm hoping I can get polar aligned with just the RAPAS and then jump right into the modeling!  Thanks any sorry for the long email!

      John


Keypad for Mach2 #Mach2GTO

Dean Jacobsen
 

I seem to be a bit behind the times with regard to recent developments concerning the keypad.  I recall seeing mention of the new keypads and the their software upgrades in posts over the last month or so but when I go to the AP web site the most recent keypad manual I can find on the support pages is 4.19.3 and the newest keypad upgrade is also 4.19.3. 

I think that I would like to have the new kepad for my Mach2 but I would like to read the manual first before deciding.

Is the new kepad out.  If so, where is the manual?
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Re: M42 from my future observatory site

Bill Long
 

Not all of them are bad. It is a game of camera roulette which I don't seem to win very often. 😉

The Gerd CTU is the right way to go, the built in "tilt plate" from ZWO is not very good at all. Your camera may be fine, and only need a tiny tweak to get it working perfectly. Others have had that experience, although I suspect its more of a F ratio thing. Faster = more problems when tilt is present. The smaller pixels on those cameras also bring their share of issues when tilt is present as well. 

My plan is to stay on the sidelines for this IMX455 and allow other manufacturers to release theirs. Atik and SX are both working on one, and both of them take great care in ensuring their sensors are squared. For those wanting to buy now, I would suggest the QHY600. Its on sale too. :) 


From: Terri Zittritsch <theresamarie11@...>
Sent: Monday, December 21, 2020 10:50 AM
To: Bill Long <bill@...>
Cc: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] M42 from my future observatory site
 
Hi Bill, thanks for letting me know.. I wish I would have found this on-line before I purchased because  once I have my mind set… as soon as I saw the ad I pulled the trigger.  I did search a bit and noticed people talking about the need for a big (68mm) tilt ring  in front of AOG (which I have with the used package I found).   Almost entirely the discussions I found were about vignetting, and not really high tilt.  I do know there is the potential for light leakage around the 68mm tilt ring so need to fix that, but should not be a big issue.  The guy I purchased from did suggest the Gerd  Neumann CTU if I wanted a better tilt system for small amounts of tilt because the tilt ring is hard to adjust for small amounts of tilt.  I’ll keep my fingers crossed.   If I find it hard, I’ll get a Gerd Neumann CTU.    With all I have invested, donuts are unacceptable.  

I’d consider that much tilt, as your saying, a reason to return the camera.. wow.    Did you talk to Sam (I think that’s him at ZWO)?    Maybe he would have taken it back. 

I just purchased 2” Chroma filter set (3nm nb), but still waiting for the OIII which was just shipped.    I ordered my adapters from precise parts and will not get them till mid january.       

I wonder if there is any way for me to test this now?     Today I’m trying to wish the clouds away to get a view of the conjunction.    We have the Vermont pea soup over us even thought astrospheric says it should have been clear since 10am until around 5pm.       I’ve had one clear night in about 35 days.

I hope your skies are better!


Terri

On Dec 21, 2020, at 12:43 PM, Bill Long <bill@...> wrote:

On my ASI6200 it was so severe that I had one triad of the Gerd Neumann CTU maxed out and still didn't have enough to fix that portion of the chip. In my book that is way too much tilt and looks more like sloppy QC (more likely complete lack of QC) on the manufacturers behalf.

I'm eyeballing that Apx60 from Atik. They have a process they follow to get their chips flat when they build their cameras. I suspect QHY does something similar as those have less users experiencing terrible tilt. 

All 5 cameras I've owned from ZWO have had massive tilt problems. Buyer beware.


From: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io> on behalf of Terri Zittritsch <theresamarie11@...>
Sent: Monday, December 21, 2020 6:05 AM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] M42 from my future observatory site
 
On Sun, Dec 20, 2020 at 11:02 AM, Bill Long wrote:
Significant tilt. The QHY600 may be better. Less users reporting issues with those.
Were you not able to adjust it out?   Can you say what significant is?


Terri


Re: M42 from my future observatory site

Bill Long
 

They canned CosMos due to Covid19 then when they announced their imx455 camera the name changed to Apx60.

https://www.atik-cameras.com/product/apx60/



From: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io> on behalf of Dominique <d.h.durand@...>
Sent: Monday, December 21, 2020 11:03 AM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] M42 from my future observatory site
 
On Mon, Dec 21, 2020 at 11:48 AM, Bill Long wrote:
I'm eyeballing that Apx60 from Atik. They have a process they follow to get their chips flat when they build their cameras. I suspect QHY does something similar as those have less users experiencing terrible tilt. 
Apx60? We can order Atik CosMos Mono or color from dealers with this IMX455 sensor, but which are not on the Atik site? Apx60 therefore replaces the CosMos?


Re: M42 from my future observatory site

Dominique
 

On Mon, Dec 21, 2020 at 11:48 AM, Bill Long wrote:
I'm eyeballing that Apx60 from Atik. They have a process they follow to get their chips flat when they build their cameras. I suspect QHY does something similar as those have less users experiencing terrible tilt. 
Apx60? We can order Atik CosMos Mono or color from dealers with this IMX455 sensor, but which are not on the Atik site? Apx60 therefore replaces the CosMos?


Re: M42 from my future observatory site

Terri Zittritsch
 

Hi Bill, thanks for letting me know.. I wish I would have found this on-line before I purchased because  once I have my mind set… as soon as I saw the ad I pulled the trigger.  I did search a bit and noticed people talking about the need for a big (68mm) tilt ring  in front of AOG (which I have with the used package I found).   Almost entirely the discussions I found were about vignetting, and not really high tilt.  I do know there is the potential for light leakage around the 68mm tilt ring so need to fix that, but should not be a big issue.  The guy I purchased from did suggest the Gerd  Neumann CTU if I wanted a better tilt system for small amounts of tilt because the tilt ring is hard to adjust for small amounts of tilt.  I’ll keep my fingers crossed.   If I find it hard, I’ll get a Gerd Neumann CTU.    With all I have invested, donuts are unacceptable.  

I’d consider that much tilt, as your saying, a reason to return the camera.. wow.    Did you talk to Sam (I think that’s him at ZWO)?    Maybe he would have taken it back. 

I just purchased 2” Chroma filter set (3nm nb), but still waiting for the OIII which was just shipped.    I ordered my adapters from precise parts and will not get them till mid january.       

I wonder if there is any way for me to test this now?     Today I’m trying to wish the clouds away to get a view of the conjunction.    We have the Vermont pea soup over us even thought astrospheric says it should have been clear since 10am until around 5pm.       I’ve had one clear night in about 35 days.

I hope your skies are better!


Terri

On Dec 21, 2020, at 12:43 PM, Bill Long <bill@...> wrote:

On my ASI6200 it was so severe that I had one triad of the Gerd Neumann CTU maxed out and still didn't have enough to fix that portion of the chip. In my book that is way too much tilt and looks more like sloppy QC (more likely complete lack of QC) on the manufacturers behalf.

I'm eyeballing that Apx60 from Atik. They have a process they follow to get their chips flat when they build their cameras. I suspect QHY does something similar as those have less users experiencing terrible tilt. 

All 5 cameras I've owned from ZWO have had massive tilt problems. Buyer beware.


From: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io> on behalf of Terri Zittritsch <theresamarie11@...>
Sent: Monday, December 21, 2020 6:05 AM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] M42 from my future observatory site
 
On Sun, Dec 20, 2020 at 11:02 AM, Bill Long wrote:
Significant tilt. The QHY600 may be better. Less users reporting issues with those.
Were you not able to adjust it out?   Can you say what significant is?


Terri


Re: Version P02-08 now available for GTOCP4 and GTOCP5 control boxes

 

Just to clarify. The new keypad software is not available for the GTOCP4. I apologize that I did not realize that this was a potential issue using P02-08 with the GTOCP4 and will have to update my documentation since this is a consideration for current users of keypad version 4.19.3.

 

Clear Skies,

 

Marj Christen

Astro-Physics, Inc

11250 Forest Hills Rd

Machesney Park, IL 61115

Phone: 815-282-1513

Fax: 815-282-9847

www.astro-physics.com

 

From: main@ap-gto.groups.io [mailto:main@ap-gto.groups.io] On Behalf Of Roland Christen via groups.io
Sent: Monday, December 21, 2020 12:32 PM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Version P02-08 now available for GTOCP4 and GTOCP5 control boxes

 

If you updated the CP4 to the latest version 02-08, we added an intermediate 200x button rate which changed the other rates. So you will need to load the new version of the keypad software into your keypad.

 

Roland

 

 

 

-----Original Message-----
From: Gary Steffens via groups.io <gwsteffens@...>
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Sent: Mon, Dec 21, 2020 12:16 pm
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Version P02-08 now available for GTOCP4 and GTOCP5 control boxes

That's what I did. I set the button rate to 1200 but it slews slower that 1200 when using the buttons. I didn't confirm it but it probably slews at 600. :(

Gary


--
Roland Christen
Astro-Physics


Re: M42 from my future observatory site

Bill Long
 

Their OAG (QHY OAG-M) bolts directly to their CFW3 series wheel. Small prism on it (8mm x 8mm) but good enough for a Lodestar x2 chip.


From: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io> on behalf of Roland Christen via groups.io <chris1011@...>
Sent: Monday, December 21, 2020 10:05 AM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] M42 from my future observatory site
 
That does not sound good.
The main problem i see with the QHY cameras is the lack of a good filter wheel with off-axis guider capability. (unless I'm missing something)

Rolando

-----Original Message-----
From: Bill Long <bill@...>
To: Terri Zittritsch <theresamarie11@...>; main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io>
Sent: Mon, Dec 21, 2020 11:43 am
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] M42 from my future observatory site

On my ASI6200 it was so severe that I had one triad of the Gerd Neumann CTU maxed out and still didn't have enough to fix that portion of the chip. In my book that is way too much tilt and looks more like sloppy QC (more likely complete lack of QC) on the manufacturers behalf.

I'm eyeballing that Apx60 from Atik. They have a process they follow to get their chips flat when they build their cameras. I suspect QHY does something similar as those have less users experiencing terrible tilt. 

All 5 cameras I've owned from ZWO have had massive tilt problems. Buyer beware.


From: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io> on behalf of Terri Zittritsch <theresamarie11@...>
Sent: Monday, December 21, 2020 6:05 AM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] M42 from my future observatory site
 
On Sun, Dec 20, 2020 at 11:02 AM, Bill Long wrote:
Significant tilt. The QHY600 may be better. Less users reporting issues with those.
Were you not able to adjust it out?   Can you say what significant is?


Terri

--
Roland Christen
Astro-Physics


Re: M42 from my future observatory site

Bill Long
 

7 position 50mm wheel? 


From: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io> on behalf of Brian Valente <bvalente@...>
Sent: Monday, December 21, 2020 10:07 AM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] M42 from my future observatory site
 
>>>The main problem i see with the QHY cameras is the lack of a good filter wheel with off-axis guider capability. (unless I'm missing something)

Starlight xpress has some excellent filter wheel + built-in OAG

earlier this year they released a 7 position "mid" version, which i find quite good



On Mon, Dec 21, 2020 at 10:05 AM Roland Christen via groups.io <chris1011=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
That does not sound good.
The main problem i see with the QHY cameras is the lack of a good filter wheel with off-axis guider capability. (unless I'm missing something)

Rolando

-----Original Message-----
From: Bill Long <bill@...>
To: Terri Zittritsch <theresamarie11@...>; main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io>
Sent: Mon, Dec 21, 2020 11:43 am
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] M42 from my future observatory site

On my ASI6200 it was so severe that I had one triad of the Gerd Neumann CTU maxed out and still didn't have enough to fix that portion of the chip. In my book that is way too much tilt and looks more like sloppy QC (more likely complete lack of QC) on the manufacturers behalf.

I'm eyeballing that Apx60 from Atik. They have a process they follow to get their chips flat when they build their cameras. I suspect QHY does something similar as those have less users experiencing terrible tilt. 

All 5 cameras I've owned from ZWO have had massive tilt problems. Buyer beware.


From: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io> on behalf of Terri Zittritsch <theresamarie11@...>
Sent: Monday, December 21, 2020 6:05 AM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] M42 from my future observatory site
 
On Sun, Dec 20, 2020 at 11:02 AM, Bill Long wrote:
Significant tilt. The QHY600 may be better. Less users reporting issues with those.
Were you not able to adjust it out?   Can you say what significant is?


Terri

--
Roland Christen
Astro-Physics



--
Brian 



Brian Valente


Re: Version P02-08 now available for GTOCP4 and GTOCP5 control boxes

Roland Christen
 

If you updated the CP4 to the latest version 02-08, we added an intermediate 200x button rate which changed the other rates. So you will need to load the new version of the keypad software into your keypad.

Roland



-----Original Message-----
From: Gary Steffens via groups.io <gwsteffens@...>
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Sent: Mon, Dec 21, 2020 12:16 pm
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Version P02-08 now available for GTOCP4 and GTOCP5 control boxes

That's what I did. I set the button rate to 1200 but it slews slower that 1200 when using the buttons. I didn't confirm it but it probably slews at 600. :(

Gary

--
Roland Christen
Astro-Physics


Re: Version P02-08 now available for GTOCP4 and GTOCP5 control boxes

Gary Steffens
 

That's what I did. I set the button rate to 1200 but it slews slower that 1200 when using the buttons. I didn't confirm it but it probably slews at 600. :(

Gary


Re: M42 from my future observatory site

 

>>>The main problem i see with the QHY cameras is the lack of a good filter wheel with off-axis guider capability. (unless I'm missing something)

Starlight xpress has some excellent filter wheel + built-in OAG

earlier this year they released a 7 position "mid" version, which i find quite good



On Mon, Dec 21, 2020 at 10:05 AM Roland Christen via groups.io <chris1011=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
That does not sound good.
The main problem i see with the QHY cameras is the lack of a good filter wheel with off-axis guider capability. (unless I'm missing something)

Rolando

-----Original Message-----
From: Bill Long <bill@...>
To: Terri Zittritsch <theresamarie11@...>; main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io>
Sent: Mon, Dec 21, 2020 11:43 am
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] M42 from my future observatory site

On my ASI6200 it was so severe that I had one triad of the Gerd Neumann CTU maxed out and still didn't have enough to fix that portion of the chip. In my book that is way too much tilt and looks more like sloppy QC (more likely complete lack of QC) on the manufacturers behalf.

I'm eyeballing that Apx60 from Atik. They have a process they follow to get their chips flat when they build their cameras. I suspect QHY does something similar as those have less users experiencing terrible tilt. 

All 5 cameras I've owned from ZWO have had massive tilt problems. Buyer beware.


From: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io> on behalf of Terri Zittritsch <theresamarie11@...>
Sent: Monday, December 21, 2020 6:05 AM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] M42 from my future observatory site
 
On Sun, Dec 20, 2020 at 11:02 AM, Bill Long wrote:
Significant tilt. The QHY600 may be better. Less users reporting issues with those.
Were you not able to adjust it out?   Can you say what significant is?


Terri

--
Roland Christen
Astro-Physics



--
Brian 



Brian Valente


Re: M42 from my future observatory site

Roland Christen
 

That does not sound good.
The main problem i see with the QHY cameras is the lack of a good filter wheel with off-axis guider capability. (unless I'm missing something)

Rolando

-----Original Message-----
From: Bill Long <bill@...>
To: Terri Zittritsch <theresamarie11@...>; main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io>
Sent: Mon, Dec 21, 2020 11:43 am
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] M42 from my future observatory site

On my ASI6200 it was so severe that I had one triad of the Gerd Neumann CTU maxed out and still didn't have enough to fix that portion of the chip. In my book that is way too much tilt and looks more like sloppy QC (more likely complete lack of QC) on the manufacturers behalf.

I'm eyeballing that Apx60 from Atik. They have a process they follow to get their chips flat when they build their cameras. I suspect QHY does something similar as those have less users experiencing terrible tilt. 

All 5 cameras I've owned from ZWO have had massive tilt problems. Buyer beware.


From: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io> on behalf of Terri Zittritsch <theresamarie11@...>
Sent: Monday, December 21, 2020 6:05 AM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] M42 from my future observatory site
 
On Sun, Dec 20, 2020 at 11:02 AM, Bill Long wrote:
Significant tilt. The QHY600 may be better. Less users reporting issues with those.
Were you not able to adjust it out?   Can you say what significant is?


Terri

--
Roland Christen
Astro-Physics


Re: CDK 14 on a Mach 2? #Mach2GTO

skester@...
 

Xentex, the similarity in weight and length between the 12.5 and 14 was one of the reasons I posted my question. 

I will also admit to some confusion on my part in how the Mach 2 capacity chart indicates how to measure the OTA diameter/height.  The top two drawings seem to indicate the measurement is of the OTA tube only, and does not include the height of the mounting rings or dovetail, while the piggyback setup measures from the bottom of the dovetail to the top of the upper scope.  Which is the correct way to measure for the CDK?


Re: M42 from my future observatory site

Bill Long
 

On my ASI6200 it was so severe that I had one triad of the Gerd Neumann CTU maxed out and still didn't have enough to fix that portion of the chip. In my book that is way too much tilt and looks more like sloppy QC (more likely complete lack of QC) on the manufacturers behalf.

I'm eyeballing that Apx60 from Atik. They have a process they follow to get their chips flat when they build their cameras. I suspect QHY does something similar as those have less users experiencing terrible tilt. 

All 5 cameras I've owned from ZWO have had massive tilt problems. Buyer beware.


From: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io> on behalf of Terri Zittritsch <theresamarie11@...>
Sent: Monday, December 21, 2020 6:05 AM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] M42 from my future observatory site
 
On Sun, Dec 20, 2020 at 11:02 AM, Bill Long wrote:
Significant tilt. The QHY600 may be better. Less users reporting issues with those.
Were you not able to adjust it out?   Can you say what significant is?


Terri


Re: Version P02-08 now available for GTOCP4 and GTOCP5 control boxes

Roland Christen
 

You can set the button rate by pressing button #6 and cycling thru the various rates from .25x to 1200x. You can also set the button rate by pressing +- button and using the < and > buttons to access the various rates.

Rolando



-----Original Message-----
From: Gary Steffens via groups.io <gwsteffens@...>
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Sent: Sun, Dec 20, 2020 11:50 pm
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Version P02-08 now available for GTOCP4 and GTOCP5 control boxes

Hi Roland, thanks for your reply. I apologize for not being more specific. I'm referring to the "Button rate". I set it to 1200 but when I push any of the keypad buttons, the slew speed is slow. If I use the keypad to slew to an object (Moon, Mars, etc), it does slew at 1200. So it's only when I use the keypad N, S, E, or W buttons that the slew speed isn't 1200.

Thanks, Gary

--
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Astro-Physics


Re: Need to reload keypad image ("Object below horizon" error)

steve.winston@...
 

Thanks Konstantin - will give that a try!

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