Date   

Re: Login problems for Astro-physics.info

michael mccann
 

Got it

tha 


Re: Login problems for Astro-physics.info

George
 

<G>   I’m pleased that you received it.   Enjoy!

 

Regards,

 

George

 

George Whitney

Astro-Physics, Inc.

Phone:  815-222-6538 (direct line)

Phone:  815-282-1513 (office)

Email:  george@...

 

From: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io> On Behalf Of michael mccann via groups.io
Sent: Wednesday, April 14, 2021 12:00 PM
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Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Login problems for Astro-physics.info

 

Yes 

One happy AP owner!

 

Cheers 



On Apr 14, 2021, at 10:38 AM, George <George@...> wrote:



Mike,

 

I sent you an email.    Did you not get it ?

 

Regards,

 

George

 

George Whitney

Astro-Physics, Inc.

Phone:  815-222-6538 (direct line)

Phone:  815-282-1513 (office)

Email:  george@...

 

From: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io> On Behalf Of michael mccann via groups.io
Sent: Wednesday, April 14, 2021 11:28 AM
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Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Login problems for Astro-physics.info

 

Hi George 

I tried calling.

You can call/text me at 206-683-1175. Or email .

 

Cheers 

Mike 




On Apr 14, 2021, at 7:57 AM, George <George@...> wrote:



Michael,

 

Contact me.

 

Regards,

 

George

 

George Whitney

Astro-Physics, Inc.

Phone:  815-222-6538 (direct line)

Phone:  815-282-1513 (office)

Email:  george@...

 

From: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io> On Behalf Of michael mccann via groups.io
Sent: Tuesday, April 13, 2021 10:33 PM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Login problems for Astro-physics.info

 

Oh!  I bought my AP used. Need to contact AP.

cheers


Re: Login problems for Astro-physics.info

michael mccann
 

Yes 
One happy AP owner!

Cheers 


On Apr 14, 2021, at 10:38 AM, George <George@...> wrote:



Mike,

 

I sent you an email.    Did you not get it ?

 

Regards,

 

George

 

George Whitney

Astro-Physics, Inc.

Phone:  815-222-6538 (direct line)

Phone:  815-282-1513 (office)

Email:  george@...

 

From: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io> On Behalf Of michael mccann via groups.io
Sent: Wednesday, April 14, 2021 11:28 AM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Login problems for Astro-physics.info

 

Hi George 

I tried calling.

You can call/text me at 206-683-1175. Or email .

 

Cheers 

Mike 



On Apr 14, 2021, at 7:57 AM, George <George@...> wrote:



Michael,

 

Contact me.

 

Regards,

 

George

 

George Whitney

Astro-Physics, Inc.

Phone:  815-222-6538 (direct line)

Phone:  815-282-1513 (office)

Email:  george@...

 

From: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io> On Behalf Of michael mccann via groups.io
Sent: Tuesday, April 13, 2021 10:33 PM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Login problems for Astro-physics.info

 

Oh!  I bought my AP used. Need to contact AP.

cheers


Re: Login problems for Astro-physics.info

George
 

Mike,

 

I sent you an email.    Did you not get it ?

 

Regards,

 

George

 

George Whitney

Astro-Physics, Inc.

Phone:  815-222-6538 (direct line)

Phone:  815-282-1513 (office)

Email:  george@...

 

From: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io> On Behalf Of michael mccann via groups.io
Sent: Wednesday, April 14, 2021 11:28 AM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Login problems for Astro-physics.info

 

Hi George 

I tried calling.

You can call/text me at 206-683-1175. Or email .

 

Cheers 

Mike 



On Apr 14, 2021, at 7:57 AM, George <George@...> wrote:



Michael,

 

Contact me.

 

Regards,

 

George

 

George Whitney

Astro-Physics, Inc.

Phone:  815-222-6538 (direct line)

Phone:  815-282-1513 (office)

Email:  george@...

 

From: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io> On Behalf Of michael mccann via groups.io
Sent: Tuesday, April 13, 2021 10:33 PM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Login problems for Astro-physics.info

 

Oh!  I bought my AP used. Need to contact AP.

cheers


Re: Login problems for Astro-physics.info

michael mccann
 

Hi George 
I tried calling.
You can call/text me at 206-683-1175. Or email .

Cheers 
Mike 


On Apr 14, 2021, at 7:57 AM, George <George@...> wrote:



Michael,

 

Contact me.

 

Regards,

 

George

 

George Whitney

Astro-Physics, Inc.

Phone:  815-222-6538 (direct line)

Phone:  815-282-1513 (office)

Email:  george@...

 

From: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io> On Behalf Of michael mccann via groups.io
Sent: Tuesday, April 13, 2021 10:33 PM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Login problems for Astro-physics.info

 

Oh!  I bought my AP used. Need to contact AP.

cheers


Re: Login problems for Astro-physics.info

George
 

Michael,

 

Contact me.

 

Regards,

 

George

 

George Whitney

Astro-Physics, Inc.

Phone:  815-222-6538 (direct line)

Phone:  815-282-1513 (office)

Email:  george@...

 

From: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io> On Behalf Of michael mccann via groups.io
Sent: Tuesday, April 13, 2021 10:33 PM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Login problems for Astro-physics.info

 

Oh!  I bought my AP used. Need to contact AP.

cheers


Re: Mach2 thru-mount USB when using USB 3.0 ? (and an M51)

Jeffc
 

trusty outdoor rated Velcro

Velcro might work.   I could see a way to use a big piece of velcro for the "quick release" part.

Speaking of mounting things... recently I wanted to quickly mount the robofocus box and various other small boxes (USB Hub) on top of the OTA rings.
I found this stuff called "Alien Tape" which is really quite awesome for sticking two things together.   
And it is "removable" (and somewhat reusable).


On Tue, Apr 13, 2021 at 7:05 PM Bill Long <bill@...> wrote:
I use Amazon cables all the time and have for years with no issues at all. I don't use the Amazon Basic branded ones. When I went to set up my Mach 2 I realized I did not have an A to A USB3 cable as well, so I picked up the 6-foot UGREEN cable from Amazon. Works great.

As for mounting things on tripods, I usually use trusty outdoor rated Velcro. It can be a pain to get back off if you want to remove it, so be careful about that, but it holds nicely. 


From: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io> on behalf of Jeffc <jeffcrilly@...>
Sent: Tuesday, April 13, 2021 6:58 PM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Mach2 thru-mount USB when using USB 3.0 ? (and an M51)
 
Just to get some closure on this.... I've pretty much resolved my QHY268M -> Mach2 data issue with a new (shorter) cable.

Last night I secured a 3 foot USB-3-rated Male-A to Male-A cable from Amazon.   The brand was U-Green.   
(I know you all said to be careful on the amazon cables, but for a few bucks and free shipping I thought it wouldn't be too much of a gamble.)

I plugged this into the Mach2 pass-thru and to the computer (which is now sitting under the mount, and that's ok).

The camera side cable is the shortest USB-3 cable with Male-B connector I could find around the house..   (Its like maybe 1.5 meters.. I think the "factory supplied" QHY cable is 2 meters.   I'm actually looking for a shorter cable for the camera side as this one needs to get wrapped up a bunch.)

This setup seemed to work fine last night!  No dropped connections to the camera, no messed up frames, etc.  
So I suspect the issue is the 6 foot "USB 3 rated" cable I was using.   (Nonetheless, I do have a pegasus v2 on-the-way. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯)

;^)  Longshot followup question:   Now that the computer is "on the floor" under the Mach2 Eagle... Does anyone have experience with a super clean solution for mounting a Mac Mini (2012) on the side of the Eagle pier?   
I'm thinking of getting a wall mount for the Mac Mini, and then use some sort of adapter (possibly plastic or delrin) to go between the Mac Mini wall mount and the pier, using one (or two) of the many holes on the Eagle pier.
A better solution would entail a custom "mounting" using the AP Tray brackets... This setup is to be used "portable" , so setup / teardown needs to be easy.

-jeff


On Mon, Apr 12, 2021 at 4:07 AM Jeffc via groups.io <jeffcrilly=gmail.com@groups.io> wrote:
Thx everyone for the suggestions.   I've ordered a handful of super short USB-3 Male A -> Male A cables for testing.
I do feel the mount -> computer cable is a bit long.   It might be 10 feet (which is the shortest I had on hand).
(Fwiw, i'm also using USB for the Computer -> CP5 connection... on a separate port on the computer.)

I've resisted the Pegasus powerbox, but it might be time to upgrade the Dew Buster anyhow... sure would be convenient to have remote control for the dew heater.
Right now, I feel like the UltimatePB v2 is overkill, but it seems the Advance does not have a "managed" USB hub.  Plus, i could use the power (current) monitoring on a per port basis, especially when there are dew heaters involved.
The Eagle seems super clean, and flexible, but I'm just not ready to spend the $$ there.

If anyone knows of a good-bang-for-the-buck USB powered hub for the Computer -> Mount path let me know.  (Preferably fetchable from amazon.)   

E.g.  Dominique - what is the "HUB USB3" box in your schematic?   Is that basically the Active 16 meter cable?

-jeff

On Sun, Apr 11, 2021 at 8:06 AM Dominique <d.h.durand@...> wrote:
Hi Jeffc,
I have a complex installation (see the diagram in PJ) and I have no problem with my QHY294C and QHY294M-Pro, even for the 47M mode flats of the QHY294M-pro. It is useful to put a Hub-USB3 powered at the output of the Mach2 before an active extension cable. I only have a bit rate problem with a QHY5III224c because with the Altair GPCAM3 224C at 154fps no problem either.
I think that the duration of the exposures should be limited to 180s with this type of camera and in particular without Ha filter.
Dominique


Re: Login problems for Astro-physics.info

Bill Long
 

Yes, you would need to contact them. 


From: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io> on behalf of michael mccann via groups.io <mmccawsprojects@...>
Sent: Tuesday, April 13, 2021 8:32 PM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Login problems for Astro-physics.info
 
Oh!  I bought my AP used. Need to contact AP.

cheers


Re: Login problems for Astro-physics.info

michael mccann
 

Oh!  I bought my AP used. Need to contact AP.

cheers


Re: Mach2 thru-mount USB when using USB 3.0 ? (and an M51)

Eric Weiner
 

You can find some reliable 24” USB3 A to B cables for the 268 and UPBv2 on Amazon as well. I bought an extra CP5 mount for my Eagle Pier to mount a small router to. I’m sure it’ll be sufficient for a mini-pc too with some ingenuity.


Re: Mach2 thru-mount USB when using USB 3.0 ? (and an M51)

Bill Long
 

I use Amazon cables all the time and have for years with no issues at all. I don't use the Amazon Basic branded ones. When I went to set up my Mach 2 I realized I did not have an A to A USB3 cable as well, so I picked up the 6-foot UGREEN cable from Amazon. Works great.

As for mounting things on tripods, I usually use trusty outdoor rated Velcro. It can be a pain to get back off if you want to remove it, so be careful about that, but it holds nicely. 


From: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io> on behalf of Jeffc <jeffcrilly@...>
Sent: Tuesday, April 13, 2021 6:58 PM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Mach2 thru-mount USB when using USB 3.0 ? (and an M51)
 
Just to get some closure on this.... I've pretty much resolved my QHY268M -> Mach2 data issue with a new (shorter) cable.

Last night I secured a 3 foot USB-3-rated Male-A to Male-A cable from Amazon.   The brand was U-Green.   
(I know you all said to be careful on the amazon cables, but for a few bucks and free shipping I thought it wouldn't be too much of a gamble.)

I plugged this into the Mach2 pass-thru and to the computer (which is now sitting under the mount, and that's ok).

The camera side cable is the shortest USB-3 cable with Male-B connector I could find around the house..   (Its like maybe 1.5 meters.. I think the "factory supplied" QHY cable is 2 meters.   I'm actually looking for a shorter cable for the camera side as this one needs to get wrapped up a bunch.)

This setup seemed to work fine last night!  No dropped connections to the camera, no messed up frames, etc.  
So I suspect the issue is the 6 foot "USB 3 rated" cable I was using.   (Nonetheless, I do have a pegasus v2 on-the-way. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯)

;^)  Longshot followup question:   Now that the computer is "on the floor" under the Mach2 Eagle... Does anyone have experience with a super clean solution for mounting a Mac Mini (2012) on the side of the Eagle pier?   
I'm thinking of getting a wall mount for the Mac Mini, and then use some sort of adapter (possibly plastic or delrin) to go between the Mac Mini wall mount and the pier, using one (or two) of the many holes on the Eagle pier.
A better solution would entail a custom "mounting" using the AP Tray brackets... This setup is to be used "portable" , so setup / teardown needs to be easy.

-jeff


On Mon, Apr 12, 2021 at 4:07 AM Jeffc via groups.io <jeffcrilly=gmail.com@groups.io> wrote:
Thx everyone for the suggestions.   I've ordered a handful of super short USB-3 Male A -> Male A cables for testing.
I do feel the mount -> computer cable is a bit long.   It might be 10 feet (which is the shortest I had on hand).
(Fwiw, i'm also using USB for the Computer -> CP5 connection... on a separate port on the computer.)

I've resisted the Pegasus powerbox, but it might be time to upgrade the Dew Buster anyhow... sure would be convenient to have remote control for the dew heater.
Right now, I feel like the UltimatePB v2 is overkill, but it seems the Advance does not have a "managed" USB hub.  Plus, i could use the power (current) monitoring on a per port basis, especially when there are dew heaters involved.
The Eagle seems super clean, and flexible, but I'm just not ready to spend the $$ there.

If anyone knows of a good-bang-for-the-buck USB powered hub for the Computer -> Mount path let me know.  (Preferably fetchable from amazon.)   

E.g.  Dominique - what is the "HUB USB3" box in your schematic?   Is that basically the Active 16 meter cable?

-jeff

On Sun, Apr 11, 2021 at 8:06 AM Dominique <d.h.durand@...> wrote:
Hi Jeffc,
I have a complex installation (see the diagram in PJ) and I have no problem with my QHY294C and QHY294M-Pro, even for the 47M mode flats of the QHY294M-pro. It is useful to put a Hub-USB3 powered at the output of the Mach2 before an active extension cable. I only have a bit rate problem with a QHY5III224c because with the Altair GPCAM3 224C at 154fps no problem either.
I think that the duration of the exposures should be limited to 180s with this type of camera and in particular without Ha filter.
Dominique


Re: Mach2 thru-mount USB when using USB 3.0 ? (and an M51)

Jeffc
 

Just to get some closure on this.... I've pretty much resolved my QHY268M -> Mach2 data issue with a new (shorter) cable.

Last night I secured a 3 foot USB-3-rated Male-A to Male-A cable from Amazon.   The brand was U-Green.   
(I know you all said to be careful on the amazon cables, but for a few bucks and free shipping I thought it wouldn't be too much of a gamble.)

I plugged this into the Mach2 pass-thru and to the computer (which is now sitting under the mount, and that's ok).

The camera side cable is the shortest USB-3 cable with Male-B connector I could find around the house..   (Its like maybe 1.5 meters.. I think the "factory supplied" QHY cable is 2 meters.   I'm actually looking for a shorter cable for the camera side as this one needs to get wrapped up a bunch.)

This setup seemed to work fine last night!  No dropped connections to the camera, no messed up frames, etc.  
So I suspect the issue is the 6 foot "USB 3 rated" cable I was using.   (Nonetheless, I do have a pegasus v2 on-the-way. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯)

;^)  Longshot followup question:   Now that the computer is "on the floor" under the Mach2 Eagle... Does anyone have experience with a super clean solution for mounting a Mac Mini (2012) on the side of the Eagle pier?   
I'm thinking of getting a wall mount for the Mac Mini, and then use some sort of adapter (possibly plastic or delrin) to go between the Mac Mini wall mount and the pier, using one (or two) of the many holes on the Eagle pier.
A better solution would entail a custom "mounting" using the AP Tray brackets... This setup is to be used "portable" , so setup / teardown needs to be easy.

-jeff


On Mon, Apr 12, 2021 at 4:07 AM Jeffc via groups.io <jeffcrilly=gmail.com@groups.io> wrote:
Thx everyone for the suggestions.   I've ordered a handful of super short USB-3 Male A -> Male A cables for testing.
I do feel the mount -> computer cable is a bit long.   It might be 10 feet (which is the shortest I had on hand).
(Fwiw, i'm also using USB for the Computer -> CP5 connection... on a separate port on the computer.)

I've resisted the Pegasus powerbox, but it might be time to upgrade the Dew Buster anyhow... sure would be convenient to have remote control for the dew heater.
Right now, I feel like the UltimatePB v2 is overkill, but it seems the Advance does not have a "managed" USB hub.  Plus, i could use the power (current) monitoring on a per port basis, especially when there are dew heaters involved.
The Eagle seems super clean, and flexible, but I'm just not ready to spend the $$ there.

If anyone knows of a good-bang-for-the-buck USB powered hub for the Computer -> Mount path let me know.  (Preferably fetchable from amazon.)   

E.g.  Dominique - what is the "HUB USB3" box in your schematic?   Is that basically the Active 16 meter cable?

-jeff

On Sun, Apr 11, 2021 at 8:06 AM Dominique <d.h.durand@...> wrote:
Hi Jeffc,
I have a complex installation (see the diagram in PJ) and I have no problem with my QHY294C and QHY294M-Pro, even for the 47M mode flats of the QHY294M-pro. It is useful to put a Hub-USB3 powered at the output of the Mach2 before an active extension cable. I only have a bit rate problem with a QHY5III224c because with the Altair GPCAM3 224C at 154fps no problem either.
I think that the duration of the exposures should be limited to 180s with this type of camera and in particular without Ha filter.
Dominique


Re: Login problems for Astro-physics.info

Bill Long
 

The password it is looking for is not the same as your login for the site. The documentation that came with the mount will tell you what the correct username and password are for the firmware package. 

Its the same for everyone, in case that helps a little. If not, contact AP.


From: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io> on behalf of michael mccann via groups.io <mmccawsprojects@...>
Sent: Tuesday, April 13, 2021 6:40 PM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io>
Subject: [ap-gto] Login problems for Astro-physics.info
 
Odd 
I can login to Astro-physics.com and see my purchases but I can’t login to Astro-physics.info to get firmware update.  I just changed the password at Astro-physics.com. Never logged into .Info before.

any thoughts ( other than wait till call support tomorrow)?

cheers


Login problems for Astro-physics.info

michael mccann
 

Odd 
I can login to Astro-physics.com and see my purchases but I can’t login to Astro-physics.info to get firmware update.  I just changed the password at Astro-physics.com. Never logged into .Info before.

any thoughts ( other than wait till call support tomorrow)?

cheers


Re: new user's Keypad ? #Keypad

michael mccann
 

Thanks
will note for future.

Cheers


Re: new user's Keypad ? #Keypad

Karen Christen
 

Hello Michael,

 

While we don’t encourage want or for sale notices, folks do post them now and again – like you just did.  😉

Karen

AP

 

From: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io> On Behalf Of michael mccann via groups.io
Sent: Tuesday, April 13, 2021 11:33 AM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] new user's Keypad ? #Keypad

 

Thanks

I'll download that pdf right away.  

One other question are we allow to post want or for sale notices in group. i'm looking for an ATS portable 10" tripod/pier.

Cheers


--
Karen Christen
Astro-Physics


Re: new user's Keypad ? #Keypad

michael mccann
 

Thanks

I'll download that pdf right away.  

One other question are we allow to post want or for sale notices in group. i'm looking for an ATS portable 10" tripod/pier.

Cheers


Re: new user's Keypad ? #Keypad

Dale Ghent
 

If I understand your problem statement, you GoTo a database object but you're unable to manually slew the telescope using the NESW buttons afterwards?

I don't know what your focal length is, but button 6 controls the button slew rate ("B: <value>" on the keypad display) and it could be set to 0.25x, which can be slow enough on wide focal lengths to give the impression that nothing is moving when you press the button - it is moving, but it's hard to perceive. If this sounds like your case, the mash the 6 button to cycle through the button slew speeds and try a faster rate.

This is covered on page 37 of the keypad manual.
https://www.astro-physics.info/tech_support/mounts/keypad/keypad-manual.pdf

On Apr 13, 2021, at 12:00, mmccawsprojects via groups.io <mmccawsprojects=icloud.com@groups.io> wrote:

Hi
Bought a used AP 1600, super nice machine. I'm trying to become fluent with the Keypad work flow process. For some reason I'm not getting how to move the RA and DEC. So once I use the goto function to an object, it's in guiding mode. Do I need to somehow get it to unguide? if so, what key sequence do i use.

Mike


Re: new user's Keypad ? #Keypad

George
 

Mike,

 

Your button move speeds are probably set too slow to see.   Change them to 600x for easy test.

 

Regards,

 

George

 

George Whitney

Astro-Physics, Inc.

Phone:  815-222-6538 (direct line)

Phone:  815-282-1513 (office)

Email:  george@...

 

From: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io> On Behalf Of mmccawsprojects via groups.io
Sent: Tuesday, April 13, 2021 11:01 AM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Subject: [ap-gto] new user's Keypad ? #Keypad

 

Hi
Bought a used AP 1600, super nice machine.  I'm trying to become fluent with the Keypad work flow process.  For some reason I'm not getting how to move the RA and DEC.  So once I use the goto function to an object, it's in guiding mode. Do I need to somehow get it to unguide? if so, what key sequence do i use.

Mike


Re: Custom pier adapter for AP 900

David Fischer
 

Here is how I made my AP900 pier adapter.  I got hole positions from a copy of the pier adapter that was on an ATS pier.  Beware that the East and West "A" holes ("B" holes on your diagram) are not diametrically opposed.  They are offset from center-line but still on the 3.615 inch circle.  Have a good look at where the East and West slits lie as seen from the bottom of the mount.

This photograph is not my adapter but is the top plate from the ATS pier that I measured hole locations from.

-- David F.



On Tue, Apr 13, 2021 at 8:12 AM Aleksandar Topalov <kenza.topalov@...> wrote:
Hi!

I am making a custom pier adapter for my AP 900 mount. Can anyone tell me what is the distance from the center (D) to the four threaded holes where the knobs fit (B). Center to center distance.

Aleksandar

 

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