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Re: Counterweight Shaft Case

Jeffc
 

Here’s my awesome counterweight shaft transport case. This is for an AP1200 CW shaft, but I also have a very similar one for the shorter AP1100 shaft.
The case you see here is specially designed to prevent rolling around in the vehicle, and has been reinforced in the appropriate areas of the structure.
This has served me very very well since 2005 and has been to many star parties, public programs , and countless imaging sessions.
I give it 4 stars rating… knocking off a star as the cover needs minor work with some gaffers tape.


Re: Counterweight Shaft Case

Stone, Jack G
 

Barry – Yes and the recommendation was to screw it into the RA assembly.

Which I did so one last item to worry about.

So I think everyone is in sync now.  And I never thought about that.  And the fear was I’m 200miles from home and leaving those small items behind – been there and done that.

 

Jack ~

 

From: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io> On Behalf Of Barry Megdal
Sent: Tuesday, February 09, 2021 5:41 PM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Counterweight Shaft Case

 

I believe the question was about the safety stop that screws into the end of the shaft, and that is small and I keep it with other accessories.  The case does have a screw-on PVC pipe cap that seals the shaft inside.

 

  • Barry

 

Dr. Barry Megdal

 

President

Shb Instruments, Inc.

19215 Parthenia St.  Suite A

Northridge, CA 91324

www.shbinstruments.com

(818) 773-2000  (818)773-2005 fax

bmegdal@...

 

Faculty (retired)

Dept. of Electrical Engineering

Caltech

 


Re: Counterweight Shaft Case

Barry Megdal
 

I believe the question was about the safety stop that screws into the end of the shaft, and that is small and I keep it with other accessories.  The case does have a screw-on PVC pipe cap that seals the shaft inside.

 

-        Barry

 

Dr. Barry Megdal

 

President

Shb Instruments, Inc.

19215 Parthenia St.  Suite A

Northridge, CA 91324

www.shbinstruments.com

(818) 773-2000  (818)773-2005 fax

bmegdal@...

 

Faculty (retired)

Dept. of Electrical Engineering

Caltech

 


Re: Counterweight Shaft Case

Stone, Jack G
 

Aha moment!!! Would have never thought of that – never leave home without it 😊

Yeap nicely done Harry.

 

Jack ~

 

From: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io> On Behalf Of Harry Horlings via groups.io
Sent: Tuesday, February 09, 2021 2:47 PM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Counterweight Shaft Case

 

Hi Jack,

No one mentioned it here, but I screw the counterweight end cap into the end of the RA axis where the counterweight shaft screws into. :)

Harry


Re: Counterweight Shaft Case

Harry Horlings
 

Hi Jack,

No one mentioned it here, but I screw the counterweight end cap into the end of the RA axis where the counterweight shaft screws into. :)

Harry


Re: How Good Can Guiding be With Non-AE Mount

Nick Iversen
 

I did exactly what Rolando said. My mount is 3 years old. This is what I got. There is a definite periodic error. I used PemProV3 to fix the error. PemPro was surprisingly easy to use (and free for 60 days). And it worked. Not only did it remove the error but it reduced my PHD2 RMS from about 0.5" to 0.4". Nice!


Re: Counterweight Shaft Case

Stone, Jack G
 

One more tidbit – Joe

 

3M has the glow in the dark tape – so if you inadvertently drop it, it could be quite noticeable.

 

Jack ~

 

BTW: Looking for SCHED80 in lengths less than 10’. I have nothing left over from projects.

 

From: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io> On Behalf Of Stone, Jack G
Sent: Tuesday, February 09, 2021 1:59 PM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Counterweight Shaft Case

 

Joe Z. – here is an image of what I referred to:

 

 

This has to be removed to fit into the schedule 80 2” tube.

This is the counter weight end plate.

 

Regards,

 

Jack ~

 

From: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io> On Behalf Of Joe Zeglinski
Sent: Tuesday, February 09, 2021 1:03 PM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Counterweight Shaft Case

 

Hi Barry,

 

    Guess I missed it – I assumed you had cemented-on a “threaded ABS fitting”,  which would conveniently accommodate a threaded end-cap, so no need of the cap being stored in a case,  or falling off the pipe in the trunk, possibly lost on the ground at night.

Wouldn’t want to risk toe-injury if you held it upright, the wrong end  up, and the cap is slammed off downward by the heavy bar :-)

 

Joe Z.

 

From: Barry Megdal

Sent: Tuesday, February 9, 2021 3:18 PM

Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Counterweight Shaft Case

 

I keep the end cap with other small accessories in a small box.

- Barry


Re: Counterweight Shaft Case

Stone, Jack G
 

Joe Z. – here is an image of what I referred to:

 

 

This has to be removed to fit into the schedule 80 2” tube.

This is the counter weight end plate.

 

Regards,

 

Jack ~

 

From: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io> On Behalf Of Joe Zeglinski
Sent: Tuesday, February 09, 2021 1:03 PM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Counterweight Shaft Case

 

Hi Barry,

 

    Guess I missed it – I assumed you had cemented-on a “threaded ABS fitting”,  which would conveniently accommodate a threaded end-cap, so no need of the cap being stored in a case,  or falling off the pipe in the trunk, possibly lost on the ground at night.

Wouldn’t want to risk toe-injury if you held it upright, the wrong end  up, and the cap is slammed off downward by the heavy bar :-)

 

Joe Z.

 

From: Barry Megdal

Sent: Tuesday, February 9, 2021 3:18 PM

Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Counterweight Shaft Case

 

I keep the end cap with other small accessories in a small box.

- Barry


Re: Counterweight Shaft Case

Don Anderson
 

Hi guys. Since we are talking about counter wt shaft totes, Here is my version of what Barry is talking about

Don Anderson


On Tuesday, February 9, 2021, 02:06:46 p.m. MST, Joe Zeglinski <j.zeglinski@...> wrote:


Hi Barry,
 
    Guess I missed it – I assumed you had cemented-on a “threaded ABS fitting”,  which would conveniently accommodate a threaded end-cap, so no need of the cap being stored in a case,  or falling off the pipe in the trunk, possibly lost on the ground at night.
Wouldn’t want to risk toe-injury if you held it upright, the wrong end  up, and the cap is slammed off downward by the heavy bar :-)
 
Joe Z.
 
From: Barry Megdal
Sent: Tuesday, February 9, 2021 3:18 PM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Counterweight Shaft Case
 
I keep the end cap with other small accessories in a small box.

- Barry


Re: First light for a new camera

Don Anderson
 

Yes. They are getting better. I am thinking of an APS C format ie imx571 mono camera. Will need to u/g my FW and filters though.

Don Anderson


On Tuesday, February 9, 2021, 09:26:09 a.m. MST, Dean Jacobsen <deanjacobsen@...> wrote:


On Mon, Feb 8, 2021 at 06:50 PM, Don Anderson wrote:
Up to now, it has been hard to beat the 694 for sensitivity and low noise until the most recent CMOS offerings have come out. I will be watching The developments closely
Don, when you are ready to get a new camera I think you will be pleased with the excellent choices that are available these days.
 
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Re: Counterweight Shaft Case

Joe Zeglinski
 

Hi Barry,
 
    Guess I missed it – I assumed you had cemented-on a “threaded ABS fitting”,  which would conveniently accommodate a threaded end-cap, so no need of the cap being stored in a case,  or falling off the pipe in the trunk, possibly lost on the ground at night.
Wouldn’t want to risk toe-injury if you held it upright, the wrong end  up, and the cap is slammed off downward by the heavy bar :-)
 
Joe Z.
 

From: Barry Megdal
Sent: Tuesday, February 9, 2021 3:18 PM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Counterweight Shaft Case
 
I keep the end cap with other small accessories in a small box.

- Barry


Re: Counterweight Shaft Case

Barry Megdal
 

I keep the end cap with other small accessories in a small box.

- Barry


Re: What is the current status for Linux / Mac support via INDI or similar?

 

Howdy,

Our mount driver is ASCOM compatible, which in current state is suitable for Windows only.  However, our latest utilities are compatible with Mac and Linux computers since they run on Java. First is our FindMounts utility, which can help you with networking diagnostics by finding your CP4 or CP5 on the network. Second is our Serial Utility, which can do a number of really nifty things over serial; loading new CP4/CP5 firmware, a built in command terminal, networking features, and more. It isn't as great as the full APCC suite, but it does allow us to assist customers when we know they may not have the same computers that we do. Finally, the Keypad Update software has been totally overhauled from the ground up for the V5 release, and is tested to work on Windows, Linux and Mac computers, making these latest upgrades more available for the people that need them. 

There are numerous planetarium programs for Linux that interact through INDI, that use the community built AP INDI driver.  However, we've not invested significant efforts in testing these options and would have difficulty providing support. Perhaps there are others on this forum that can speak to their experiences with these programs?

In the future, we do intend to release an improved version of our command documentation to the public. New commands for interfacing with the advanced P02 firmware, as well as further detail and explanation of how the commands work, would be the goal. We can't make any hard commitments for a release date or contents for this, but it is on the table. I expect that when this is available, community developers will be quick to implement them into their projects. 

Thanks, 
Liam Plybon
Astro-Physics





From: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io> on behalf of Micheal Fields Jr via groups.io <mpfjr@...>
Sent: Tuesday, February 9, 2021 10:56 AM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] What is the current status for Linux / Mac support via INDI or similar?
 
APCC Pro for Linux would be great too.  Being able to do everything on a Raspberry Pi would be great.


Re: Dec limit in Mach2

Ray Gralak
 

Hi Joe,

That’s an interesting warning about selecting different APCC Settings folders.
I'm sorry if I implied differently, but there is only one root settings folder.

However, you can create different settings files, one for each mount. You must then load the appropriate settings file for the mount you are using.

-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 Joe Zeglinski
Sent: Tuesday, February 9, 2021 10:04 AM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Dec limit in Mach2

Hi Ray,

That’s an interesting warning about selecting different APCC Settings folders.

I meant to post this yesterday, but a "clean" install is not strictly necessary. (BTW, In addition
to uninstalling/reinstalling APCC, a "clean" install would include deleting the settings folder:
c:\ProgramData\Astro-Physics\APCC).

First, this only matters if the computer with APCC has been previously configured for use
with another A-P mount. In this case, some of the old APCC settings won't apply to the Mach 2.


I use the same laptop to control my “Home based AP-1200” mount most of the time, but I also own a “Travel
AP-900”, for occasional use.
Since both mounts rely on the same laptop and its APCC, could you not add some code to APCC or the driver, to
... “confirm or ask for the mount’s serial number”?

There could be a short “AP mounts settings ID list”, saved to APCC to choose from. Then automatically
switch APCC Settings to a previous config folder, or ask the user for the alternate APCC settings if there is a
mount serial number mismatch. Otherwise, pop up a warning/question during initialization if the alternate
mount’s Settings list, was never saved.

Not sure if this “serial number check” would still work with an older controller like CP-3 (if the serial is not
encoded), but maybe it could with a CP-4/5. This might avoid a possibly incorrect automatic APCC settings
configuration change, being forgotten, when travelling or upon return to home base, saving a lot of hassle or
confusion about sudden unexpected performance, if missed during the trips out & back.

I realize the user should be relied upon to always remember to switch his APCC settings folder, but this would
make using APCC easier and more reliably used ... for the “travelling public” :-)

Joe Z.

From: Ray Gralak
Sent: Tuesday, February 9, 2021 11:43 AM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Dec limit in Mach2

Thanks for the update. We just heard from another user of the Mach2 who had stalling problems. He did the
same thing: complete un-install of APCC from a previous mount and a new clean install. His stalling problems
went away also.
I meant to post this yesterday, but a "clean" install is not strictly necessary. (BTW, In addition to
uninstalling/reinstalling APCC, a "clean" install would include deleting the settings folder: c:\ProgramData\Astro-
Physics\APCC).

First, this only matters if the computer with APCC has been previously configured for use with another A-P
mount. In this case, some of the old APCC settings won't apply to the Mach 2.

In both cases where Mach 2's stalled or had limit issues, the APCC's mount limits settings were enabled for a
previous A-P mount. The problem is that APCC's mount limit values use gear angles that only made sense for
the old mount. This resulted in limit actions because APCC thought a limit had been reached.

To prevent this issue you should either rename or delete APCC's default settings file. This will cause APCC to
automatically create a new settings file. The settings file is located here:

c:\ProgramData\Astro-Physics\APCC\Settings.apcc.

-Ray Gralak
Author of PEMPro
Author of APCC (Astro-Physics Command Center): https://www.astro-physics.com/apcc-pro
Author of Astro-Physics V2 ASCOM Driver: https://www.siriusimaging.com/apdriver


-----Original Message-----
From: main@ap-gto.groups.io [mailto:main@ap-gto.groups.io] On Behalf Of Roland Christen via groups.io
Sent: Monday, February 8, 2021 9:06 AM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Dec limit in Mach2

Thanks for the update. We just heard from another user of the Mach2 who had stalling problems. He did the
same thing: complete un-install of APCC from a previous mount and a new clean install. His stalling problems
went away also.


Rolando




-----Original Message-----
From: Luca Marinelli <photo@lucamarinelli.com>
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Sent: Sun, Feb 7, 2021 9:12 pm
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Dec limit in Mach2


Circling back on the runaway Dec axis issue when APCC connects to the mount. On Friday, I went ahead and
completely uninstalled APCC, including deleting the folders with all the APCC data and log files - I only copied
the horizon and meridian limit files to the Desktop so I could reload them later. I then proceeded to reinstall
APCC from scratch. I reloaded the meridian and horizon limits and then tested the mount. Everything worked
fine, APCC connected to the mount without inducing a Dec axis rotation. I imaged on Friday, Saturday nights
and
I just launched another imaging run tonight. In all cases APCC connected to the mount without problems.

At this point, it appears that a plausible explanation for the behavior I encountered was an instability in APCC
due
to some stale files when I switched from the Mach1 to the Mach2. Hopefully reinstalling APCC has taken care
of
the problem for good.

Thank you to everyone for the advice!

Luca

--
Roland Christen
Astro-Physics






Re: Dec limit in Mach2

Joe Zeglinski
 

Hi Ray,
 
    That’s an interesting warning about selecting different APCC Settings folders.
I meant to post this yesterday, but a "clean" install is not strictly necessary. (BTW, In addition to uninstalling/reinstalling APCC, a "clean" install would include deleting the settings folder: c:\ProgramData\Astro-Physics\APCC).

First, this only matters if the computer with APCC has been previously configured for use with another A-P mount. In this case, some of the old APCC settings won't apply to the Mach 2.

    I use the same laptop to control my “Home based AP-1200” mount most of the time, but I also own a “Travel AP-900”, for occasional use.
Since both mounts rely on the same laptop and its APCC, could you not add some code to APCC or the driver, to ... “confirm or ask for the mount’s serial number”?
 
     There could be a short “AP mounts settings ID list”,  saved to APCC  to choose from. Then automatically switch APCC Settings to a previous config folder, or ask the user for the alternate APCC settings if there is a mount serial number mismatch. Otherwise,  pop up a warning/question during initialization if the alternate mount’s Settings list,  was never saved.
 
    Not sure if this “serial number check” would still work with an older controller like CP-3 (if the serial is not encoded), but maybe it could  with a CP-4/5. This might avoid a possibly incorrect  automatic  APCC settings configuration change,  being forgotten, when travelling or upon return to home base, saving a lot of hassle or confusion about sudden unexpected performance, if missed during the trips out & back.
 
    I realize the user should be relied upon to always remember to switch his APCC settings folder,  but this would make using APCC easier and more reliably used ... for the “travelling public”  :-)
 
Joe Z.
 
From: Ray Gralak
Sent: Tuesday, February 9, 2021 11:43 AM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Dec limit in Mach2
 
> Thanks for the update. We just heard from another user of the Mach2 who had stalling problems. He did the
> same thing: complete un-install of APCC from a previous mount and a new clean install. His stalling problems
> went away also.

I meant to post this yesterday, but a "clean" install is not strictly necessary. (BTW, In addition to uninstalling/reinstalling APCC, a "clean" install would include deleting the settings folder: c:\ProgramData\Astro-Physics\APCC).

First, this only matters if the computer with APCC has been previously configured for use with another A-P mount. In this case, some of the old APCC settings won't apply to the Mach 2.

In both cases where Mach 2's stalled or had limit issues, the APCC's mount limits settings were enabled for a previous A-P mount.  The problem is that APCC's mount limit values use gear angles that only made sense for the old mount. This resulted in limit actions because APCC thought a limit had been reached.

To prevent this issue you should either rename or delete APCC's default settings file. This will cause APCC to automatically create a new settings file. The settings file is located here:

c:\ProgramData\Astro-Physics\APCC\Settings.apcc.

-Ray Gralak
Author of PEMPro
Author of APCC (Astro-Physics Command Center): https://www.astro-physics.com/apcc-pro
Author of Astro-Physics V2 ASCOM Driver: https://www.siriusimaging.com/apdriver


> -----Original Message-----
> From: main@ap-gto.groups.io [mailto:main@ap-gto.groups.io] On Behalf Of Roland Christen via groups.io
> Sent: Monday, February 8, 2021 9:06 AM
> To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
> Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Dec limit in Mach2
>
> Thanks for the update. We just heard from another user of the Mach2 who had stalling problems. He did the
> same thing: complete un-install of APCC from a previous mount and a new clean install. His stalling problems
> went away also.
>
>
> Rolando
>
>
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Luca Marinelli <photo@...>
> To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
> Sent: Sun, Feb 7, 2021 9:12 pm
> Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Dec limit in Mach2
>
>
> Circling back on the runaway Dec axis issue when APCC connects to the mount. On Friday, I went ahead and
> completely uninstalled APCC, including deleting the folders with all the APCC data and log files - I only copied
> the horizon and meridian limit files to the Desktop so I could reload them later. I then proceeded to reinstall
> APCC from scratch. I reloaded the meridian and horizon limits and then tested the mount. Everything worked
> fine, APCC connected to the mount without inducing a Dec axis rotation. I imaged on Friday, Saturday nights and
> I just launched another imaging run tonight. In all cases APCC connected to the mount without problems.
>
> At this point, it appears that a plausible explanation for the behavior I encountered was an instability in APCC due
> to some stale files when I switched from the Mach1 to the Mach2. Hopefully reinstalling APCC has taken care of
> the problem for good.
>
> Thank you to everyone for the advice!
>
> Luca
>
> --
> Roland Christen
> Astro-Physics
>






Re: Counterweight Shaft Case

Stone, Jack G
 

Regardless – this is a projectile under transport.  Usually kept in a case of some sort – like one of those handy storage boxes.

But I like the idea of reducing the exposure to humidity and other corrosives this is nice. 

But Wondering – where would you keep the end cap?

 

Jack ~

 

From: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io> On Behalf Of Barry Megdal
Sent: Tuesday, February 09, 2021 10:02 AM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Counterweight Shaft Case

 

The purpose is both – to protect the beautiful look of the counterweight shaft during transportation, as well as keeping it from damaging the vehicle or other equipment.

 

Barry

 

 

 

Nice! 

Is this to protect the counterweight shaft during transportation?
 Or to protect whatever other things that sit next to the counterweight shaft?

 

Dr. Barry Megdal

 

President

Shb Instruments, Inc.

19215 Parthenia St.  Suite A

Northridge, CA 91324

www.shbinstruments.com

(818) 773-2000  (818)773-2005 fax

bmegdal@...

 

Faculty (retired)

Dept. of Electrical Engineering

Caltech

 


Re: Counterweight Shaft Case

Barry Megdal
 

The purpose is both – to protect the beautiful look of the counterweight shaft during transportation, as well as keeping it from damaging the vehicle or other equipment.

 

Barry

 

 

 

Nice! 

Is this to protect the counterweight shaft during transportation?
 Or to protect whatever other things that sit next to the counterweight shaft?

 

Dr. Barry Megdal

 

President

Shb Instruments, Inc.

19215 Parthenia St.  Suite A

Northridge, CA 91324

www.shbinstruments.com

(818) 773-2000  (818)773-2005 fax

bmegdal@...

 

Faculty (retired)

Dept. of Electrical Engineering

Caltech

 


Re: What is the current status for Linux / Mac support via INDI or similar?

Micheal Fields Jr
 

APCC Pro for Linux would be great too.  Being able to do everything on a Raspberry Pi would be great.


Re: Dec limit in Mach2

Ray Gralak
 

Thanks for the update. We just heard from another user of the Mach2 who had stalling problems. He did the
same thing: complete un-install of APCC from a previous mount and a new clean install. His stalling problems
went away also.
I meant to post this yesterday, but a "clean" install is not strictly necessary. (BTW, In addition to uninstalling/reinstalling APCC, a "clean" install would include deleting the settings folder: c:\ProgramData\Astro-Physics\APCC).

First, this only matters if the computer with APCC has been previously configured for use with another A-P mount. In this case, some of the old APCC settings won't apply to the Mach 2.

In both cases where Mach 2's stalled or had limit issues, the APCC's mount limits settings were enabled for a previous A-P mount. The problem is that APCC's mount limit values use gear angles that only made sense for the old mount. This resulted in limit actions because APCC thought a limit had been reached.

To prevent this issue you should either rename or delete APCC's default settings file. This will cause APCC to automatically create a new settings file. The settings file is located here:

c:\ProgramData\Astro-Physics\APCC\Settings.apcc.

-Ray Gralak
Author of PEMPro
Author of APCC (Astro-Physics Command Center): https://www.astro-physics.com/apcc-pro
Author of Astro-Physics V2 ASCOM Driver: https://www.siriusimaging.com/apdriver


-----Original Message-----
From: main@ap-gto.groups.io [mailto:main@ap-gto.groups.io] On Behalf Of Roland Christen via groups.io
Sent: Monday, February 8, 2021 9:06 AM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Dec limit in Mach2

Thanks for the update. We just heard from another user of the Mach2 who had stalling problems. He did the
same thing: complete un-install of APCC from a previous mount and a new clean install. His stalling problems
went away also.


Rolando




-----Original Message-----
From: Luca Marinelli <photo@lucamarinelli.com>
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Sent: Sun, Feb 7, 2021 9:12 pm
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Dec limit in Mach2


Circling back on the runaway Dec axis issue when APCC connects to the mount. On Friday, I went ahead and
completely uninstalled APCC, including deleting the folders with all the APCC data and log files - I only copied
the horizon and meridian limit files to the Desktop so I could reload them later. I then proceeded to reinstall
APCC from scratch. I reloaded the meridian and horizon limits and then tested the mount. Everything worked
fine, APCC connected to the mount without inducing a Dec axis rotation. I imaged on Friday, Saturday nights and
I just launched another imaging run tonight. In all cases APCC connected to the mount without problems.

At this point, it appears that a plausible explanation for the behavior I encountered was an instability in APCC due
to some stale files when I switched from the Mach1 to the Mach2. Hopefully reinstalling APCC has taken care of
the problem for good.

Thank you to everyone for the advice!

Luca

--
Roland Christen
Astro-Physics


Re: First light for a new camera

Dean Jacobsen
 

On Mon, Feb 8, 2021 at 06:50 PM, Don Anderson wrote:
Up to now, it has been hard to beat the 694 for sensitivity and low noise until the most recent CMOS offerings have come out. I will be watching The developments closely
Don, when you are ready to get a new camera I think you will be pleased with the excellent choices that are available these days.
 
--
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http://astrophoto.net/wp/
Image Gallery - http://astrophoto.net/wp/image-gallery/
Astrobin Image Gallery - https://www.astrobin.com/users/deanjacobsen/ 
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