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Re: Running PemPro and APPM

Michael 'Mikey' Mangieri
 

Thanks.  That was what I expected, so good to know.  One more question then: even with APCC out of the loop?

M

 

From: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io> On Behalf Of Roland Christen via groups.io
Sent: Thursday, May 20, 2021 12:04 PM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Running PemPro and APPM

 

Generally the PE curve has no effect on a sky model, so whatever model you have stored will not need to be updated or changed because of a new PE curve.

 

If you want to run a new PE curve, you would want to do it with the mount running at the basic sidereal rate and not with a custom rate running in the background. So, just run the mount straight up with no external software except PEMPro active.

 

Rolando

 

 

 

-----Original Message-----
From: Michael 'Mikey' Mangieri <mjmangieri@...>
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Sent: Thu, May 20, 2021 10:51 am
Subject: [ap-gto] Running PemPro and APPM

Hi all,

I have recently decided to create a new PEC using PemPro (been about  1 ½ years since I got my AP1100.  However, I have a few questions:

1)      Do I need to disable APPM before running the new PEC?

2)      Will I need to create a new model in APPM after the new PERC is installed?

Thanks,

Mikey


--
Roland Christen
Astro-Physics


Re: Running PemPro and APPM

Roland Christen
 

Generally the PE curve has no effect on a sky model, so whatever model you have stored will not need to be updated or changed because of a new PE curve.

If you want to run a new PE curve, you would want to do it with the mount running at the basic sidereal rate and not with a custom rate running in the background. So, just run the mount straight up with no external software except PEMPro active.

Rolando



-----Original Message-----
From: Michael 'Mikey' Mangieri <mjmangieri@...>
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Sent: Thu, May 20, 2021 10:51 am
Subject: [ap-gto] Running PemPro and APPM

Hi all,
I have recently decided to create a new PEC using PemPro (been about  1 ½ years since I got my AP1100.  However, I have a few questions:
1)      Do I need to disable APPM before running the new PEC?
2)      Will I need to create a new model in APPM after the new PERC is installed?

Thanks,
Mikey

--
Roland Christen
Astro-Physics


Running PemPro and APPM

Michael 'Mikey' Mangieri
 

Hi all,

I have recently decided to create a new PEC using PemPro (been about  1 ½ years since I got my AP1100.  However, I have a few questions:

1)      Do I need to disable APPM before running the new PEC?

2)      Will I need to create a new model in APPM after the new PERC is installed?

Thanks,

Mikey


Re: Counterweight Shaft Adapter with Stainless Inserts on Web Site

Roland Christen
 

All the mounts that we are shipping this year have the steel inserts. That includes the 1100 run, the Mach2 and 1600s.

Roland



-----Original Message-----
From: Dale Ghent <daleg@...>
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Sent: Thu, May 20, 2021 6:21 am
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Counterweight Shaft Adapter with Stainless Inserts on Web Site


Hi Marj,

Just so I’m clear and don’t pick up something that I might already be getting, 1100s in the run that is currently undergoing assembly and shipping will not feature the S1100CSA, correct? Would it be possible to call the office and add it to my existing mount order, for it to be installed as an option there to avoid wasting the stock aluminum part?

On May 19, 2021, at 19:59, Marj Christen <marj@...> wrote:


Mike,
 
You were very quick to notice those. They have only been up a short time late this afternoon. Here is the availability:
S900CSA: in stock, but low quantity
S1200CSA: in stock, low quantity
S1100CSA: in stock
S1600CSA, Fall
SM1CSA, Fall
 
Clear Skies,
Marj Christen
Astro-Physics
11250 Forest Hills Road
Machesney Park, IL 61115
Phone: 815-282-1513
www.astro-physics.com
 
From: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io> On Behalf Of M Hambrick
Sent: Wednesday, May 19, 2021 5:42 PM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Subject: [ap-gto] Counterweight Shaft Adapter with Stainless Inserts on Web Site
 
I just saw in the new products section of the A-P web site that they will be offering the counterweight shaft adapters with the stainless steel inserts starting this fall for the Mach 1, 900, 1200, and 1600 mounts, but I don't see the 1100 mount in the list of mounts for which these are available. Will we be able to get these adapters for the 1100 mounts ?

Mike

--
Roland Christen
Astro-Physics


Re: NGC 5367 and cometary globule cg12

Karen Christen
 

That’s a rich field, Geoff.  Beautiful.  I see a kid on a toboggan with snow flying out behind him.  😊

Karen

AP

 

From: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io> On Behalf Of Geoff Smith
Sent: Thursday, May 20, 2021 1:21 AM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Subject: [ap-gto] NGC 5367 and cometary globule cg12

 

This was begun at the April new moon and finished on the May new moon.
Telescope: 12.5" Plane Wave.
Mount: AP900
Camera: FLI Proline 16803
Exposure: 5hr 20min in LRGB
Processing: Acquisition with MaximDL, processed in PixInsight
The link is here: https://www.astrobin.com/full/2il1dz/0/ <https://www.astrobin.com/full/2il1dz/0/>
Geoff


--
Karen Christen
Astro-Physics


Re: Counterweight Shaft Adapter with Stainless Inserts on Web Site

Manusfisch
 

Here is the new Mach2 shaft end design on Left with older 1100 on Right
20210520_093631.jpg



On May 20, 2021, at 9:36 AM, Dale Ghent <daleg@...> wrote:



Thank you, Konstantin

I'll take your word for it :) Going off of my experience with a Mach1 and 1200GTO, it's great to know that the new design is incorporated in the current iteration of the 1100. I will certainly be ordering this as a retrofit for my Mach1, though!

On May 20, 2021, at 08:28, Konstantin von Poschinger <KPoschinger@...> wrote:

Hi,

I would like to give the advice, that the new counter weight shaft is different to the old ones. The newer has a longer flat part bevore the thread beginns. So it is no problem to insert. Ihave decided to put a part on my older ones in the diameter ot theinner thread. I think you will not need the new parts. What you have to do is digging a small thread in the shaft that can hold the new part. I will send a picture later. 

Grüsse

Konstantin


Konstantin v. Poschinger


Hammerichstr. 5
22605 Hamburg
040/8805747
0171/1983476

Am 20.05.2021 um 13:21 schrieb Dale Ghent <daleg@...>:



Hi Marj,

Just so I’m clear and don’t pick up something that I might already be getting, 1100s in the run that is currently undergoing assembly and shipping will not feature the S1100CSA, correct? Would it be possible to call the office and add it to my existing mount order, for it to be installed as an option there to avoid wasting the stock aluminum part?

On May 19, 2021, at 19:59, Marj Christen <marj@...> wrote:


Mike,



You were very quick to notice those. They have only been up a short time late this afternoon. Here is the availability:

S900CSA: in stock, but low quantity

S1200CSA: in stock, low quantity

S1100CSA: in stock

S1600CSA, Fall

SM1CSA, Fall



Clear Skies,

Marj Christen

Astro-Physics

11250 Forest Hills Road

Machesney Park, IL 61115

Phone: 815-282-1513

www.astro-physics.com



From: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io> On Behalf Of M Hambrick
Sent: Wednesday, May 19, 2021 5:42 PM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Subject: [ap-gto] Counterweight Shaft Adapter with Stainless Inserts on Web Site



I just saw in the new products section of the A-P web site that they will be offering the counterweight shaft adapters with the stainless steel inserts starting this fall for the Mach 1, 900, 1200, and 1600 mounts, but I don't see the 1100 mount in the list of mounts for which these are available. Will we be able to get these adapters for the 1100 mounts ?

Mike







Thomas Fischer
tjfischer653@...
The Indiana Hand to Shoulder Center



Re: Understanding APPM and Recals

Ray Gralak
 

Hi Horia,

Would the Recal then change the pointing (not the Pointing Model) in any way?
Yes, a Recal will shift the model internally to match the local coordinates in the RECAL.

-Ray

-----Original Message-----
From: main@ap-gto.groups.io [mailto:main@ap-gto.groups.io] On Behalf Of Horia
Sent: Wednesday, May 19, 2021 1:57 PM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Understanding APPM and Recals

Hi Ray,


How does a Platesolve/Recal executed through APPM work in cases where
an APPM-built model is in already place and in use? Does it modify the
underlying APPM model in any way or just make a one-time adjustment
for where the telescope is at that moment pointing? Would that
adjustment carry over to other pointing on that same side of the meridian? In other words, can I gradually refine
an APPM model by a series of Platesolve/Recals and then save it as a new model?

PlateSolve/Recals do not add or refine the pointing model.
Would the Recal then change the pointing (not the Pointing Model) in any way?

Kind regards,
Horia









Re: Counterweight Shaft Adapter with Stainless Inserts on Web Site

Dale Ghent
 

Thank you, Konstantin

I'll take your word for it :) Going off of my experience with a Mach1 and 1200GTO, it's great to know that the new design is incorporated in the current iteration of the 1100. I will certainly be ordering this as a retrofit for my Mach1, though!

On May 20, 2021, at 08:28, Konstantin von Poschinger <KPoschinger@...> wrote:

Hi,

I would like to give the advice, that the new counter weight shaft is different to the old ones. The newer has a longer flat part bevore the thread beginns. So it is no problem to insert. Ihave decided to put a part on my older ones in the diameter ot theinner thread. I think you will not need the new parts. What you have to do is digging a small thread in the shaft that can hold the new part. I will send a picture later.

Grüsse

Konstantin


Konstantin v. Poschinger


Hammerichstr. 5
22605 Hamburg
040/8805747
0171/1983476

Am 20.05.2021 um 13:21 schrieb Dale Ghent <daleg@...>:



Hi Marj,

Just so I’m clear and don’t pick up something that I might already be getting, 1100s in the run that is currently undergoing assembly and shipping will not feature the S1100CSA, correct? Would it be possible to call the office and add it to my existing mount order, for it to be installed as an option there to avoid wasting the stock aluminum part?

On May 19, 2021, at 19:59, Marj Christen <marj@...> wrote:


Mike,



You were very quick to notice those. They have only been up a short time late this afternoon. Here is the availability:

S900CSA: in stock, but low quantity

S1200CSA: in stock, low quantity

S1100CSA: in stock

S1600CSA, Fall

SM1CSA, Fall



Clear Skies,

Marj Christen

Astro-Physics

11250 Forest Hills Road

Machesney Park, IL 61115

Phone: 815-282-1513

www.astro-physics.com



From: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io> On Behalf Of M Hambrick
Sent: Wednesday, May 19, 2021 5:42 PM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Subject: [ap-gto] Counterweight Shaft Adapter with Stainless Inserts on Web Site



I just saw in the new products section of the A-P web site that they will be offering the counterweight shaft adapters with the stainless steel inserts starting this fall for the Mach 1, 900, 1200, and 1600 mounts, but I don't see the 1100 mount in the list of mounts for which these are available. Will we be able to get these adapters for the 1100 mounts ?

Mike


Re: Counterweight Shaft Adapter with Stainless Inserts on Web Site

Dale Ghent
 

Oh awesome, thanks for cluing me in. I must have missed mention of this before.

On May 20, 2021, at 09:05, skester@... wrote:

Dale,

New production 1100GTOs do include the stainless steel insert.

Scott


Re: Counterweight Shaft Adapter with Stainless Inserts on Web Site

Cheng-Yang Tan
 

Hi Marj
   Is the 
            SM1CSA

for the Mach1GTO?

cytan

On Wednesday, May 19, 2021, 06:59:42 PM CDT, Marj Christen <marj@...> wrote:


Mike,

 

You were very quick to notice those. They have only been up a short time late this afternoon. Here is the availability:

S900CSA: in stock, but low quantity

S1200CSA: in stock, low quantity

S1100CSA: in stock

S1600CSA, Fall

SM1CSA, Fall

 

Clear Skies,

Marj Christen

Astro-Physics

11250 Forest Hills Road

Machesney Park, IL 61115

Phone: 815-282-1513

www.astro-physics.com

 

From: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io> On Behalf Of M Hambrick
Sent: Wednesday, May 19, 2021 5:42 PM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Subject: [ap-gto] Counterweight Shaft Adapter with Stainless Inserts on Web Site

 

I just saw in the new products section of the A-P web site that they will be offering the counterweight shaft adapters with the stainless steel inserts starting this fall for the Mach 1, 900, 1200, and 1600 mounts, but I don't see the 1100 mount in the list of mounts for which these are available. Will we be able to get these adapters for the 1100 mounts ?

Mike


Re: Counterweight Shaft Adapter with Stainless Inserts on Web Site

skester@...
 

Dale,

New production 1100GTOs do include the stainless steel insert.

Scott


Re: Counterweight Shaft Adapter with Stainless Inserts on Web Site

Konstantin von Poschinger
 

Hi,

I would like to give the advice, that the new counter weight shaft is different to the old ones. The newer has a longer flat part bevore the thread beginns. So it is no problem to insert. Ihave decided to put a part on my older ones in the diameter ot theinner thread. I think you will not need the new parts. What you have to do is digging a small thread in the shaft that can hold the new part. I will send a picture later. 

Grüsse

Konstantin


Konstantin v. Poschinger


Hammerichstr. 5
22605 Hamburg
040/8805747
0171/1983476

Am 20.05.2021 um 13:21 schrieb Dale Ghent <daleg@...>:



Hi Marj,

Just so I’m clear and don’t pick up something that I might already be getting, 1100s in the run that is currently undergoing assembly and shipping will not feature the S1100CSA, correct? Would it be possible to call the office and add it to my existing mount order, for it to be installed as an option there to avoid wasting the stock aluminum part?

On May 19, 2021, at 19:59, Marj Christen <marj@...> wrote:



Mike,

 

You were very quick to notice those. They have only been up a short time late this afternoon. Here is the availability:

S900CSA: in stock, but low quantity

S1200CSA: in stock, low quantity

S1100CSA: in stock

S1600CSA, Fall

SM1CSA, Fall

 

Clear Skies,

Marj Christen

Astro-Physics

11250 Forest Hills Road

Machesney Park, IL 61115

Phone: 815-282-1513

www.astro-physics.com

 

From: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io> On Behalf Of M Hambrick
Sent: Wednesday, May 19, 2021 5:42 PM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Subject: [ap-gto] Counterweight Shaft Adapter with Stainless Inserts on Web Site

 

I just saw in the new products section of the A-P web site that they will be offering the counterweight shaft adapters with the stainless steel inserts starting this fall for the Mach 1, 900, 1200, and 1600 mounts, but I don't see the 1100 mount in the list of mounts for which these are available. Will we be able to get these adapters for the 1100 mounts ?

Mike


Re: NGC 5367 and cometary globule cg12

Jeff B
 

Well done!

I have to say I really enjoy these types of postings and the fine work you all do.  Based upon what I see in your work, I imagine you folks are pushing the imaging envelope even more than the Pros at the big observatories.

Jeff

On Thu, May 20, 2021 at 2:21 AM Geoff Smith <ghsmith45@...> wrote:
This was begun at the April new moon and finished on the May new moon.
Telescope: 12.5" Plane Wave.
Mount: AP900
Camera: FLI Proline 16803
Exposure: 5hr 20min in LRGB
Processing: Acquisition with MaximDL, processed in PixInsight
The link is here: https://www.astrobin.com/full/2il1dz/0/ <https://www.astrobin.com/full/2il1dz/0/>
Geoff


Re: Counterweight Shaft Adapter with Stainless Inserts on Web Site

Dale Ghent
 


Hi Marj,

Just so I’m clear and don’t pick up something that I might already be getting, 1100s in the run that is currently undergoing assembly and shipping will not feature the S1100CSA, correct? Would it be possible to call the office and add it to my existing mount order, for it to be installed as an option there to avoid wasting the stock aluminum part?

On May 19, 2021, at 19:59, Marj Christen <marj@...> wrote:



Mike,

 

You were very quick to notice those. They have only been up a short time late this afternoon. Here is the availability:

S900CSA: in stock, but low quantity

S1200CSA: in stock, low quantity

S1100CSA: in stock

S1600CSA, Fall

SM1CSA, Fall

 

Clear Skies,

Marj Christen

Astro-Physics

11250 Forest Hills Road

Machesney Park, IL 61115

Phone: 815-282-1513

www.astro-physics.com

 

From: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io> On Behalf Of M Hambrick
Sent: Wednesday, May 19, 2021 5:42 PM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Subject: [ap-gto] Counterweight Shaft Adapter with Stainless Inserts on Web Site

 

I just saw in the new products section of the A-P web site that they will be offering the counterweight shaft adapters with the stainless steel inserts starting this fall for the Mach 1, 900, 1200, and 1600 mounts, but I don't see the 1100 mount in the list of mounts for which these are available. Will we be able to get these adapters for the 1100 mounts ?

Mike


NGC 5367 and cometary globule cg12

Geoff Smith
 

This was begun at the April new moon and finished on the May new moon.
Telescope: 12.5" Plane Wave.
Mount: AP900
Camera: FLI Proline 16803
Exposure: 5hr 20min in LRGB
Processing: Acquisition with MaximDL, processed in PixInsight
The link is here: https://www.astrobin.com/full/2il1dz/0/ <https://www.astrobin.com/full/2il1dz/0/>
Geoff


Re: Counterweight Shaft Adapter with Stainless Inserts on Web Site

Jeffc
 

OMG.   Order placed!

After using the DELUXE counterweight shaft threads on the Mach2 i've been wishing for the same on the 1200 (and 1100) which I must admit I struggle somewhat to find that initial "bite" of the shaft threads.   

On Wed, May 19, 2021 at 4:59 PM Marj Christen <marj@...> wrote:

Mike,

 

You were very quick to notice those. They have only been up a short time late this afternoon. Here is the availability:

S900CSA: in stock, but low quantity

S1200CSA: in stock, low quantity

S1100CSA: in stock

S1600CSA, Fall

SM1CSA, Fall

 

Clear Skies,

Marj Christen

Astro-Physics

11250 Forest Hills Road

Machesney Park, IL 61115

Phone: 815-282-1513

www.astro-physics.com

 

From: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io> On Behalf Of M Hambrick
Sent: Wednesday, May 19, 2021 5:42 PM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Subject: [ap-gto] Counterweight Shaft Adapter with Stainless Inserts on Web Site

 

I just saw in the new products section of the A-P web site that they will be offering the counterweight shaft adapters with the stainless steel inserts starting this fall for the Mach 1, 900, 1200, and 1600 mounts, but I don't see the 1100 mount in the list of mounts for which these are available. Will we be able to get these adapters for the 1100 mounts ?

Mike


Re: Counterweight Shaft Adapter with Stainless Inserts on Web Site

 

Mike,

 

You were very quick to notice those. They have only been up a short time late this afternoon. Here is the availability:

S900CSA: in stock, but low quantity

S1200CSA: in stock, low quantity

S1100CSA: in stock

S1600CSA, Fall

SM1CSA, Fall

 

Clear Skies,

Marj Christen

Astro-Physics

11250 Forest Hills Road

Machesney Park, IL 61115

Phone: 815-282-1513

www.astro-physics.com

 

From: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io> On Behalf Of M Hambrick
Sent: Wednesday, May 19, 2021 5:42 PM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Subject: [ap-gto] Counterweight Shaft Adapter with Stainless Inserts on Web Site

 

I just saw in the new products section of the A-P web site that they will be offering the counterweight shaft adapters with the stainless steel inserts starting this fall for the Mach 1, 900, 1200, and 1600 mounts, but I don't see the 1100 mount in the list of mounts for which these are available. Will we be able to get these adapters for the 1100 mounts ?

Mike


Counterweight Shaft Adapter with Stainless Inserts on Web Site

M Hambrick
 

I just saw in the new products section of the A-P web site that they will be offering the counterweight shaft adapters with the stainless steel inserts starting this fall for the Mach 1, 900, 1200, and 1600 mounts, but I don't see the 1100 mount in the list of mounts for which these are available. Will we be able to get these adapters for the 1100 mounts ?

Mike


Re: Understanding APPM and Recals

Horia
 

Hi Ray,


How does a Platesolve/Recal executed through APPM work in cases where
an APPM-built model is in already place and in use? Does it modify the
underlying APPM model in any way or just make a one-time adjustment
for where the telescope is at that moment pointing? Would that
adjustment carry over to other pointing on that same side of the meridian? In other words, can I gradually refine an APPM model by a series of Platesolve/Recals and then save it as a new model?
PlateSolve/Recals do not add or refine the pointing model.
Would the Recal then change the pointing (not the Pointing Model) in any way?

Kind regards,
Horia


Re: Understanding APPM and Recals

mjb87@...
 

Thanks, Ray.  Log sent to your email.

Marty

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