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Re: Initial GoTo In APCC Pro Cause Nose or Tail Dive

John
 

Aloha Ray,

  I just sent you the screen shots via email.

  Once I slew more than 10 degrees (in either direction), stop the slew, the DEC reads 00 00 00.  While slewing and holding down the left
mouse button, I can see the DEC coordinates actually slewing/changing.  But after stopping the slew, the DEC coordinates revert to 00 00 00
Kind of strange...

  After pressing the 'find home' button, the DEC displays the coordinates correctly (after the slew stops) and like what you're seeing in your screen shot
Hope the screen shots help, thanks!

      John


Re: Mach2GTO first light #Mach2GTO

Tim Morrill
 
Edited

Thanks Karen.
I just uploaded The finish imaging to the gallery section. Was able to add SII. So now it is a completed hubble color palette.

https://ap-ug.groups.io/g/main/photo/258611/0?p=Created,,,20,2,0,0


Re: Initial GoTo In APCC Pro Cause Nose or Tail Dive

Ray Gralak
 

John,

I just tried unparking from Park 3 and using the move buttons to move more than 10 degrees from (Park 3 dec = +89 59 59)

See attached image.

-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 John
Sent: Saturday, December 26, 2020 2:42 PM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Initial GoTo In APCC Pro Cause Nose or Tail Dive

Aloha Ray,

ok, I'll get some screen shots sent over to you. I'll just put them all in a MS Word doc.

I was connecting to it again today, but it's still doing the same thing. The only thing new (that I noticed) was that the
DEC
coordinates displayed correctly whenever the dec was within 10 degrees of Park 3. In other words, once you slew
more than
10 degree in DEC, release the mouse button, then the dec readout indicates 00 00 00.

I was looking in the APCC PRO user guide to see if I could initialize the mount again (after sending it home), but they
may not be an option

Thanks!

John


Re: Initial GoTo In APCC Pro Cause Nose or Tail Dive

John
 

Aloha Ray,

  ok, I'll get some screen shots sent over to you.  I'll just put them all in a MS Word doc.

  I was connecting to it again today, but it's still doing the same thing.  The only thing new (that I noticed) was that the DEC
coordinates displayed correctly whenever the dec was within 10 degrees of Park 3.  In other words, once you slew more than
10 degree in DEC, release the mouse button, then the dec readout indicates 00 00 00.

  I was looking in the APCC PRO user guide to see if I could initialize the mount again (after sending it home), but they may not be an option

  Thanks!

      John


Re: Initial GoTo In APCC Pro Cause Nose or Tail Dive

Ray Gralak
 

Hi John,

After connecting to the mount via apcc only (no keypad connected) and unparking, I tried some 'manual' slews, using
the N S E W buttons in apcc. Using the mouse, if I slew the mount
about 20 degrees in DEC (either N or S) and then stop slewing, the current DEC readout (both in apcc and in the
driver window) will indicate 00 00 00.
I finally had a chance to go through your logs, and unfortunately, I cannot find any indication of the behavior you were seeing.

How about trying this again and taking a screenshot of what you are seeing (Dec=00 00 00)?

-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 John
Sent: Thursday, December 24, 2020 3:19 PM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Initial GoTo In APCC Pro Cause Nose or Tail Dive

Aloha Ray,

2 days worth came out to be about 11mbs. I just tried sending the zip file via email, thanks!

John


Re: Mach2GTO first light #Mach2GTO

John
 

Nice tight stars!


Need width and thread size of threaded top end if 1.875” counterweight shafts

Mark Dearing
 

I Need the width and thread size of threaded top end of 1.875” counterweight shafts.

Thanks in advance,

Mark


Re: Interesting Mach2 Behavior on Cloudy Nights

 

Roland sets up something similar during the indoor final testing phase for each Mach2GTO. It is a bit of a chore, but has deepened his understanding of this mount.

 

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 Don Anderson via groups.io
Sent: Thursday, December 24, 2020 11:45 PM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Interesting Mach2 Behavior on Cloudy Nights

 

Wow! Just setting it up must have been quite a chore. I suppose you have to wash dishes for a week after taking this picture.

Merry Christmas to you and Marg and the rest of the crew at AP.

Regards

 

Don Anderson

 

 

On Thursday, December 24, 2020, 05:04:19 p.m. MST, Roland Christen via groups.io <chris1011@...> wrote:

 

 

Well, I couldn't resist. Here's a pix of the setup with the caveat of WHAT NOT TO DO!

 

It's a 155EDF on top of a 160EDF, each has CCD cameras and Quad TCC hand grenades. The two scopes weigh ... I don't really know. The goodie bag on the end of the counterweight shaft holds another 10lb weight because I ran out of shaft length. Total cwt = 3x 14lb plus 5x 10lb plus 1x 5lb. (yes it tracks and slews just fine, but a bit boingy if you bang on it).
I set this up to test the QuadTCC with the 155EDF scope for a customer request, but didn't want to disturb my 160 setup which I am using for a winter imaging project.

 

Do Not try this at home upon pain of death from Marj!!! (my death mostly) Disappointed

 

Rolando

 

 

 

 

 

 

-----Original Message-----
From: chris1011@...
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io>
Sent: Thu, Dec 24, 2020 1:33 pm
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Interesting Mach2 Behavior on Cloudy Nights

Marj has forbidden me from taking a pix of this setup! Upon pain of death and worse. Flushed

 

Rolando

 

 

 

-----Original Message-----
From: Marcelo Figueroa via groups.io <marfig1970@...>
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Sent: Thu, Dec 24, 2020 1:30 pm
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Interesting Mach2 Behavior on Cloudy Nights

On Thu, Dec 24, 2020 at 12:32 PM, Roland Christen wrote:

Right now I have my Mach2 loaded with two 6" refractors, one on top the other, and all the heavy camera gear and counterweights galore, which is in the no-no zone. Just to make sure that these kinds of loads work in a stable and accurate manner (and because I like to do crazy stuff)  Stuck out tongue closed eyes


We want a picture of that! :D


--
Roland Christen
Astro-Physics


Re: Meridian Flip Feature Yet?

Roland Christen
 

Press +- and then 9 and you will see the meridian features.

Rolando



-----Original Message-----
From: ray.palmer@...
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Sent: Fri, Dec 25, 2020 12:02 am
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Meridian Flip Feature Yet?

Thank you Bill / Rolando. 

Rolando I downloaded and installed the latest version of the keypad software (4.19.3), but I cannot see the meridian flip feature. How do you perform or access the feature please?
--
Raymond D Palmer
Astronomer
Western Australia
www.MyAstroSpace.com
www.TheCosmicArtGallery.com

--
Roland Christen
Astro-Physics


Re: Interesting Mach2 Behavior on Cloudy Nights

Roland Christen
 

Ok, we'll get back to you and take a look at your mount.

Rolando



-----Original Message-----
From: deonb <deonb@...>
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Sent: Thu, Dec 24, 2020 9:39 pm
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Interesting Mach2 Behavior on Cloudy Nights

Thanks Roland,

I sent the mount info in email.

The direction of oscillation is RA.

--
Roland Christen
Astro-Physics


Re: Merry Christmas from Charlie & little MOOSE

Worsel
 

They look like they did more than just try.  I hope they got what the each wanted for Christmas.  They deserved it!

Bryan


Re: Triple Piggy Back Works!

Peter Bresler
 

I am very careful about checking balance and recheck it when I change cameras. I think it is right on. I also remove the somewhat heavy scope front cover from the Planewave even if it is not the scope in use.


Re: Mach2GTO first light #Mach2GTO

Lee Dodge
 

Nice picture!

Lee


Re: [ap-ug] Merry Christmas from Charlie & little MOOSE

thefamily90 Phillips
 

👍😀🔭


From: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io> on behalf of Harley Davidson <astrocnc@...>
Sent: Friday, December 25, 2020 8:09:32 AM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] [ap-ug] Merry Christmas from Charlie & little MOOSE
 
They both got Astro-Physics equipment Pete :)
tony

On 12/25/2020 7:42 AM, Pete Lardizabal wrote:
Merry Christmas Tony 🎄

Hope Santa 🎅🏻 was good to Charlie and Moose!

Pete

On Dec 25, 2020, at 6:00 AM, Harley Davidson <astrocnc@...> wrote:


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Re: [ap-ug] Merry Christmas from Charlie & little MOOSE

Harley Davidson
 

They both got Astro-Physics equipment Pete :)
tony

On 12/25/2020 7:42 AM, Pete Lardizabal wrote:
Merry Christmas Tony 🎄

Hope Santa 🎅🏻 was good to Charlie and Moose!

Pete

On Dec 25, 2020, at 6:00 AM, Harley Davidson <astrocnc@...> wrote:


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Re: Merry Christmas from Charlie & little MOOSE

thefamily90 Phillips
 

Ha! Ha! Ha!!
Merry Christmas!!

JimP


From: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io> on behalf of Harley Davidson <astrocnc@...>
Sent: Friday, December 25, 2020 6:00:15 AM
To: main@ap-ug.groups.io <main@ap-ug.groups.io>
Cc: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io>
Subject: [ap-gto] Merry Christmas from Charlie & little MOOSE
 


Re: [ap-ug] Merry Christmas from Charlie & little MOOSE

Pete Lardizabal
 

Merry Christmas Tony 🎄

Hope Santa 🎅🏻 was good to Charlie and Moose!

Pete

On Dec 25, 2020, at 6:00 AM, Harley Davidson <astrocnc@...> wrote:


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Merry Christmas from Charlie & little MOOSE

Harley Davidson
 


Re: Meridian Flip Feature Yet?

Bill Long
 

Anytime sir. Merry Christmas! 


Re: Meridian Flip Feature Yet?

ray.palmer@...
 

Thank you Bill / Rolando. 

Rolando I downloaded and installed the latest version of the keypad software (4.19.3), but I cannot see the meridian flip feature. How do you perform or access the feature please?
--
Raymond D Palmer
Astronomer
Western Australia
www.MyAstroSpace.com
www.TheCosmicArtGallery.com

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