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Re: Mach2 tracking below custom horizon

Bill Long
 

Voyager has a tracking watchdog. If you were using Voyager it likely started it again.


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Hi Luca,

APCC indicates the limit was reached, and tracking had been stopped. However, if another application was connected, that application could have re-enabled tracking again.

-Ray Gralak
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> From: main@ap-gto.groups.io [mailto:main@ap-gto.groups.io] On Behalf Of Luca Marinelli
> Sent: Thursday, January 21, 2021 5:52 AM
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>
> Hello,
>
> I had just finished a APPM run last night and noticed that the Mach2 was still tracking after it had dipped below
> the Western horizon. I think I had APPC configured correctly and I was surprised that tracking wasn't stopped. Is
> there anything else I should set for tracking to stop when the mount reaches the horizon?
>
> Thanks,
>
> Luca
>
>
>







Re: Mach2 tracking below custom horizon

Ray Gralak
 

Hi Luca,

APCC indicates the limit was reached, and tracking had been stopped. However, if another application was connected, that application could have re-enabled tracking again.

-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

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From: main@ap-gto.groups.io [mailto:main@ap-gto.groups.io] On Behalf Of Luca Marinelli
Sent: Thursday, January 21, 2021 5:52 AM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Subject: [ap-gto] Mach2 tracking below custom horizon

Hello,

I had just finished a APPM run last night and noticed that the Mach2 was still tracking after it had dipped below
the Western horizon. I think I had APPC configured correctly and I was surprised that tracking wasn't stopped. Is
there anything else I should set for tracking to stop when the mount reaches the horizon?

Thanks,

Luca



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Re: Keypad updating

George
 

Steve,

 

Contact me.  

 

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George

 

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Hello I have had my (new to me ) mach1 for 24 hours and it looks like the keypad software version 17.6 I think  is a long way out of date i found a update site but its asking for a user name and password and just wondering how i get these 
Steve


Re: Keypad updating

Geert
 

Contact Astrophysics directly to give the Mach1 and keypad serial number, they will give you the info.

 

Geert Vdbulcke

Belgium.

 

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Hello I have had my (new to me ) mach1 for 24 hours and it looks like the keypad software version 17.6 I think  is a long way out of date i found a update site but its asking for a user name and password and just wondering how i get these 
Steve


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Re: Keypad updating

Wes Atchison
 

HI Steve,

Last March, I like you obtained a new to me AP900 and was asking similar questions.  Frist step I did was to register my ownership of the mount using form on this link:
Support (astro-physics.com) 

I then contacted AP using this link:  Astro-Physics Contact Us (astro-physics.com) 

The Folks at AP are very helpful and are amazing at providing support even for out of production product. 

Hope this is helpful and enjoy your mount.

Wes
WA5TKU 


Mach2 tracking below custom horizon

Luca Marinelli
 

Hello,

I had just finished a APPM run last night and noticed that the Mach2 was still tracking after it had dipped below the Western horizon. I think I had APPC configured correctly and I was surprised that tracking wasn't stopped. Is there anything else I should set for tracking to stop when the mount reaches the horizon?

Thanks,

Luca


Keypad updating

steve711614
 

Hello I have had my (new to me ) mach1 for 24 hours and it looks like the keypad software version 17.6 I think  is a long way out of date i found a update site but its asking for a user name and password and just wondering how i get these 
Steve


Re: Pier Crash - need help diagnosing #ASCOM_V2_Driver

Joel Short
 

I remotely updated things and I'll do that check later today when I'm out in the OBS.  But I was a bit reluctant to do anything until I had a confirmation that I did things right.  :)
joel


Re: Pier Crash - need help diagnosing #ASCOM_V2_Driver

Eric M
 

It worked for me. Just manually slew to 5 degrees past meridian and see for yourself. 


Re: Pier Crash - need help diagnosing #ASCOM_V2_Driver

Joel Short
 

On Mon, Oct 26, 2020 at 01:43 PM, Roland Christen wrote:
For those who want to try setting a limit, here are the commands:

:LR0#  turns off limits
:LR2#  turns on limits at 5 degrees past meridian, bounces back 6 degrees and parks the mount (motors de-energized).
I'm finally getting around to updating the CP4 to firmware AP-CP4-vcpx-p02-08.  I used the USB utility and all went well.
I would like to turn on the limit at 5 degrees past meridian.  In the Terminal tab of the USB utility I typed in    :LR2#    and hit send.  The only response I got back was "1".  Did it upload correctly?
joel


Re: Galaxy group in Eridanus

Robert Chozick
 

Fantastic image. 


On Jan 19, 2021, at 9:39 PM, Geoff Smith <ghsmith45@...> wrote:

This is a nice little group which, rather surprisingly, is not often imaged. While the galaxies are not big, they still reveal some detail.
Technical information here https://www.astrobin.com/ktv8f5/?nc=user

Larger res here https://www.astrobin.com/full/ktv8f5/0/

Geoff


Re: High RMS values with PHD2

Peter Bresler
 
Edited

I did not check the internal mount cables....will do. Things were pretty much all right last night.


Re: High RMS values with PHD2

Peter Bresler
 
Edited

Did no know I did that! Navigating all these forums can be difficult. Its not always that easy to post a message.

Here is the link from last night. There was one episode again when the mount went awry. I also was not able to calibrate with the OAG at native focal length on the Planewave, but that is another issue. I wound up using a guide scope

https://openphdguiding.org/logs/dl/PHD2_logs_Ryge.zip


Re: Galaxy group in Eridanus

Emilio J. Robau, P.E.
 

Geoff,

That is really a beauty and the target is now on my hit parade.  As soon as the moon gets out of the way, it will be my early evening target.  You did a wonderful job, and thanks for bringing it to my attention.  Dr. Henning: Go Gators!  1984 BSCE.


Re: Galaxy group in Eridanus

Richard Hennig
 

Dear Geoff,

That’s a beautiful galaxy group. I love the details in your picture. I wonder if one can visually detect more than the two bright galaxies.

Best wishes,
Richard

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On Jan 19, 2021, at 10:39 PM, Geoff Smith <ghsmith45@...> wrote:

This is a nice little group which, rather surprisingly, is not often imaged. While the galaxies are not big, they still reveal some detail.
Technical information here https://www.astrobin.com/ktv8f5/?nc=user

Larger res here https://www.astrobin.com/full/ktv8f5/0/

Geoff



Re: High RMS values with PHD2

 

Hi Peter

It looks to me like maybe your mount was slipping in alt? there appeared to be substantial polar misalignment in your setup

looking at your "before runs" that were working, you can see most of the corrections are in one direction ie polar alignment is off:
pier side east
image.png
pier side west
image.png
then your guidestar degraded and was lost

Also during your many attempts at calibration, DEC did not appear to be responsive, maybe a bad cable there?

even after a successful recalibration, your PA looked still substantially off. in the second guidelog things seemed better

you might do a guiding assistant run after your calibration and measure polar alignment, as well as get other recommendations for your guiding settings? you only need 2-3 minutes for that.


Brian

On Tue, Jan 19, 2021 at 10:25 AM Peter Bresler via groups.io <PABresler=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
https://openphdguiding.org/logs/dl/PHD2_logs_wkhU.zip

Here is the link for the log. I see you also post on PHD. To tell you the truth, I had to mark notifications from that forum as spam, because they were coming through constantly, and I was unable to reset the notification. 

In any case somehow I got things back to normal last night, but I am not sure what caused the problem, and what fixed it.



--
Brian 



Brian Valente


Re: Bad initial guiding on my AP600e

Worsel
 

Tom


I do not know about the 600, but A-P recommends a separate power supply for their recent mounts.

Bryan


Galaxy group in Eridanus

Geoff Smith
 

This is a nice little group which, rather surprisingly, is not often imaged. While the galaxies are not big, they still reveal some detail.
Technical information here https://www.astrobin.com/ktv8f5/?nc=user

Larger res here https://www.astrobin.com/full/ktv8f5/0/

Geoff


Re: Bad initial guiding on my AP600e

Tom Blahovici
 

I guess it doesn't help that the temperature was at -10C.  Seems to get worse as the temperature goes lower. Last night it was only one exposure where I had this issue.  Last week, when the temperature was -15 I had quite a few more.
Is it possible the power supply contributed?  I have a powerwerx 30 amp switching supply but I power the whole imaging setup with it.  This includes a ASI6200, ASI290, Moonlight Nitecrawler and a dew heater.
Tom

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