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Re: Mach2 stuck in a slew while parked (APCC Pro)

Luca Marinelli
 

On Thu, Jun 10, 2021 at 10:15 AM, Ray Gralak wrote:
Hi Luca,

You may want to start from scratch by deleting the Settings.apcc file in this folder:

C:\ProgramData\Astro-Physics\APCC

If needed, your can recover your settings from the Backups folder.

-Ray
Thank you!


Re: Mach2 stuck in a slew while parked (APCC Pro)

Luca Marinelli
 

One more thing, in a case like this when APCC parks the mount in the middle of a slew, shouldn't APCC communicate to the ASCOM driver that the slew was aborted and the mount parked? Two hours later, SGP was still patiently waiting for the mount to complete the slew. The roof was still open when the sun came up and the roof controller ultimately closed the roof due to unsafe sunny conditions but the sequence in SGP never completed, as it was still waiting the the mount to report that the slew to the target had completed or failed.

Thanks,

Luca


Re: Mach2 stuck in a slew while parked (APCC Pro)

Ray Gralak
 

Hi Luca,

You may want to start from scratch by deleting the Settings.apcc file in this folder:

C:\ProgramData\Astro-Physics\APCC

If needed, your can recover your settings from the Backups folder.

-Ray

-----Original Message-----
From: main@ap-gto.groups.io [mailto:main@ap-gto.groups.io] On Behalf Of Luca Marinelli
Sent: Thursday, June 10, 2021 7:06 AM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Mach2 stuck in a slew while parked (APCC Pro)

Thanks Ray. No physical Dec limit was hit. I suspect this is the same situation I encountered before when I
swapped the Mach1 for the Mach2.

What files should I save from the APCC folder before I put in the trash bin? I am thinking meridian limit and APPM
model. Anything else?

Thanks,

Luca

On Jun 10, 2021, at 9:39 AM, Ray Gralak via groups.io <iogroups=siriusimaging.com@groups.io> wrote:

Hi Luca,

In log APCC-2021-06-10-004557.txt at line 867388, it shows that the slew didn't complete because the mount hit
the Dec limit:

0867388 2021-06-10 04:20:06.398: Info, Async Window, WARNING -- Dec limit was reached!

-Ray

-----Original Message-----
From: main@ap-gto.groups.io [mailto:main@ap-gto.groups.io] On Behalf Of Luca Marinelli
Sent: Thursday, June 10, 2021 4:29 AM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Subject: [ap-gto] Mach2 stuck in a slew while parked (APCC Pro)

I had an unusual situation appear last night while imaging unattended with the Mach2. At 4:20am, SGP issued
a
slew command to a new target and the mount started slewing. However, when I got up and checked the status,
I
found the APCC status window as in the screenshot below: the SLEW indicator was flashing but the mount
was
parked. the slew never completed and SGP was still waiting for the mount to confirm that it had completed the
slew.

APCC and AP ASCOM logs: https://www.dropbox.com/s/y630iv98br4o1sz/ApccZip-Luca_Marinelli-2021-06-
10-
063708.zip?dl=0

I don't know if it's relevant, but given the previous conflicts when I used the Mach2 with APCC on a computer
that
had previously been setup for a Mach1 I'll mention it. I swapped piers and the Mach2 is now connected with
the
computer that was previously running APCC with a AP1100 without encoders. I have setup Meridian limits, I
deleted the old horizon limit file and setup a new one but I did not start with a fresh APCC installation.

thanks,

Luca









Re: Mach2 stuck in a slew while parked (APCC Pro)

Luca Marinelli
 

Thanks Ray. No physical Dec limit was hit. I suspect this is the same situation I encountered before when I swapped the Mach1 for the Mach2.

What files should I save from the APCC folder before I put in the trash bin? I am thinking meridian limit and APPM model. Anything else?

Thanks,

Luca

On Jun 10, 2021, at 9:39 AM, Ray Gralak via groups.io <iogroups=siriusimaging.com@groups.io> wrote:

Hi Luca,

In log APCC-2021-06-10-004557.txt at line 867388, it shows that the slew didn't complete because the mount hit the Dec limit:

0867388 2021-06-10 04:20:06.398: Info, Async Window, WARNING -- Dec limit was reached!

-Ray

-----Original Message-----
From: main@ap-gto.groups.io [mailto:main@ap-gto.groups.io] On Behalf Of Luca Marinelli
Sent: Thursday, June 10, 2021 4:29 AM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Subject: [ap-gto] Mach2 stuck in a slew while parked (APCC Pro)

I had an unusual situation appear last night while imaging unattended with the Mach2. At 4:20am, SGP issued a
slew command to a new target and the mount started slewing. However, when I got up and checked the status, I
found the APCC status window as in the screenshot below: the SLEW indicator was flashing but the mount was
parked. the slew never completed and SGP was still waiting for the mount to confirm that it had completed the
slew.

APCC and AP ASCOM logs: https://www.dropbox.com/s/y630iv98br4o1sz/ApccZip-Luca_Marinelli-2021-06-10-
063708.zip?dl=0

I don't know if it's relevant, but given the previous conflicts when I used the Mach2 with APCC on a computer that
had previously been setup for a Mach1 I'll mention it. I swapped piers and the Mach2 is now connected with the
computer that was previously running APCC with a AP1100 without encoders. I have setup Meridian limits, I
deleted the old horizon limit file and setup a new one but I did not start with a fresh APCC installation.

thanks,

Luca







Re: Mach2 stuck in a slew while parked (APCC Pro)

Ray Gralak
 

Hi Luca,

In log APCC-2021-06-10-004557.txt at line 867388, it shows that the slew didn't complete because the mount hit the Dec limit:

0867388 2021-06-10 04:20:06.398: Info, Async Window, WARNING -- Dec limit was reached!

-Ray

-----Original Message-----
From: main@ap-gto.groups.io [mailto:main@ap-gto.groups.io] On Behalf Of Luca Marinelli
Sent: Thursday, June 10, 2021 4:29 AM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Subject: [ap-gto] Mach2 stuck in a slew while parked (APCC Pro)

I had an unusual situation appear last night while imaging unattended with the Mach2. At 4:20am, SGP issued a
slew command to a new target and the mount started slewing. However, when I got up and checked the status, I
found the APCC status window as in the screenshot below: the SLEW indicator was flashing but the mount was
parked. the slew never completed and SGP was still waiting for the mount to confirm that it had completed the
slew.

APCC and AP ASCOM logs: https://www.dropbox.com/s/y630iv98br4o1sz/ApccZip-Luca_Marinelli-2021-06-10-
063708.zip?dl=0

I don't know if it's relevant, but given the previous conflicts when I used the Mach2 with APCC on a computer that
had previously been setup for a Mach1 I'll mention it. I swapped piers and the Mach2 is now connected with the
computer that was previously running APCC with a AP1100 without encoders. I have setup Meridian limits, I
deleted the old horizon limit file and setup a new one but I did not start with a fresh APCC installation.

thanks,

Luca



Mach2 stuck in a slew while parked (APCC Pro)

Luca Marinelli
 

I had an unusual situation appear last night while imaging unattended with the Mach2. At 4:20am, SGP issued a slew command to a new target and the mount started slewing. However, when I got up and checked the status, I found the APCC status window as in the screenshot below: the SLEW indicator was flashing but the mount was parked.  the slew never completed and SGP was still waiting for the mount to confirm that it had completed the slew.

APCC and AP ASCOM logs: https://www.dropbox.com/s/y630iv98br4o1sz/ApccZip-Luca_Marinelli-2021-06-10-063708.zip?dl=0

I don't know if it's relevant, but given the previous conflicts when I used the Mach2 with APCC on a computer that had previously been setup for a Mach1 I'll mention it. I swapped piers and the Mach2 is now connected with the computer that was previously running APCC with a AP1100 without encoders. I have setup Meridian limits, I deleted the old horizon limit file and setup a new one but I did not start with a fresh APCC installation.

thanks,

Luca


Re: Photo Notifications #photo-notice

Harley Davidson
 

Thanks Mike! I just can't control Moose :)

tony

On 6/8/2021 11:57 AM, M Hambrick wrote:
Way to go Tony !! Good pictures.

Moose is already pretty famous. Charlie is less so, but he is more respectful of the hat :>)

Mike 


Re: ASCOM v2 driver #ASCOM_V2_Driver

George Vlazny
 

All sorted, I set the jog scope to 90deg/min and speed to 1200x and now works. Seems movement was set to slow to be noticed. 

Thanks 


Help phd2 900 gto

vincent.visonneau
 

Hi

For the first time, i try to do a phd2 routine for my old ap 900 gto (with an asi224 and taka 102FS ota), is the result normal or not, orthogonality graph seems to be non orthogonal, it is strange or not?

I don't kwon who i can interpret the result?

Regards

Vincent from france


Re: Levelling 119FSA for AP1100 RA base

 

If the mount is off level, it makes a small difference. Shailesh’s pier is only off by less than a degree, so his RAPAS will still be pretty accurate. I just ran the numbers and if the RAPAS reticle is off level by 1 degree, aligning would result in a .7 arcmin error max from the misalignment alone. Not enough to cause a significant error, or be noticeable over the alignment error caused by human eyes using the RAPAS.  If the pier was off by 5 or 6 degrees there would be more concerns than just the RAPAS.

 

Liam

 

From: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io> On Behalf Of Peter Nagy
Sent: Tuesday, June 8, 2021 3:58 PM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Levelling 119FSA for AP1100 RA base

 

If you are using RAPAS, shouldn’t the mount be level in East-West direction?

Peter 


Re: Levelling 119FSA for AP1100 RA base

Shailesh Trivedi
 

Thank you Rolando. No shims.

Shailesh


Re: Levelling 119FSA for AP1100 RA base

Peter Nagy
 

If you are using RAPAS, shouldn’t the mount be level in East-West direction?

Peter 


Re: Levelling 119FSA for AP1100 RA base

Christopher Erickson
 

Being reasonably-level when setting up a tripod or portable pier is good for safety reasons, of course.


-Christopher Erickson
Observatory engineer
Waikoloa, HI 96738
www.summitkinetics.com
   

On Tue, Jun 8, 2021, 10:33 AM Roland Christen via groups.io <chris1011=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
German equatorial mounts do not need to be level. They just need to be polar aligned, which does not require leveling.

Rolando



-----Original Message-----
From: Shailesh Trivedi <strivedi@...>
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Sent: Tue, Jun 8, 2021 9:21 am
Subject: [ap-gto] Levelling 119FSA for AP1100 RA base

I am trying to mount my AP1100 GTO AE to a permanent non-AP pier for the first time.

The bubble level is a bit off-center (see attached image).

Is this a concern? Should I put shims under the 119FSA to try to center the bubble? My application is astrophotography.

Shailesh

--
Roland Christen
Astro-Physics


Re: Levelling 119FSA for AP1100 RA base

Roland Christen
 


The only option I have is to put shims under the 119FSA.
Don't do that! You want stability, not level.

Rolando


-----Original Message-----
From: Shailesh Trivedi <strivedi@...>
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Sent: Tue, Jun 8, 2021 11:21 am
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Levelling 119FSA for AP1100 RA base

Thanks for your feedback Mike. I do not have such a method. The only option I have is to put shims under the 119FSA.

Shailesh

--
Roland Christen
Astro-Physics


Re: Levelling 119FSA for AP1100 RA base

Roland Christen
 

German equatorial mounts do not need to be level. They just need to be polar aligned, which does not require leveling.

Rolando



-----Original Message-----
From: Shailesh Trivedi <strivedi@...>
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Sent: Tue, Jun 8, 2021 9:21 am
Subject: [ap-gto] Levelling 119FSA for AP1100 RA base

I am trying to mount my AP1100 GTO AE to a permanent non-AP pier for the first time.

The bubble level is a bit off-center (see attached image).

Is this a concern? Should I put shims under the 119FSA to try to center the bubble? My application is astrophotography.

Shailesh

--
Roland Christen
Astro-Physics


Re: Adding Primaluce Labs ECCO2 for Environmental sensor?

Brent Boshart
 

Thanks Bryan.  You are absolutely right, I totally missed that.  I was using weather website reporting which must be sea level.  I found a calculation that uses altitude and temperature, then the pressure reading on the ECCO2 is bang on. 


Re: Levelling 119FSA for AP1100 RA base

Shailesh Trivedi
 

Thank you, Chris and Bryan. I got similar feedback from George at AP who also said do NOT put shims to level; perhaps some iterations needed for PA but I have to do that anyway.

Shailesh


Re: Levelling 119FSA for AP1100 RA base

Worsel
 

I recall Rod Mollise once said 'you can mount an equatorial on the side of a barn as long as the polar alignment is good.'

Bryan


Re: Adding Primaluce Labs ECCO2 for Environmental sensor?

Worsel
 

You can find station pressure and airport pressure with the following  link

https://www.wrh.noaa.gov/mesowest/timeseries.php?sid=Kxxx

where xxx is the FAA code for the whatever airport you want.

Bryan


Re: Adding Primaluce Labs ECCO2 for Environmental sensor?

Worsel
 

Brent

Are your 'multiple source' based on airport readings?  Airports correct their readings to pressure at sea level, the reference standard to which pilots set their altimeters.

Example: western Colorado (right now).  Airport pressure for altimeters = 1009, Station pressure (actual) = 817  (Elevation = 1745m)

Bryan

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