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Re: APCC Pro 1.9.0.11

Ray Gralak
 

Thanks for confirming, Roberto!

-Ray

-----Original Message-----
From: main@ap-gto.groups.io [mailto:main@ap-gto.groups.io] On Behalf Of R Botero via groups.io
Sent: Thursday, September 23, 2021 12:38 PM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] APCC Pro 1.9.0.11

v1.9.0.11 working just fine with my 1600GTO. Solving happily under the full Moon.
Thank you Ray!

Roberto


Re: Mount Synchronization Memory Lapse

Ray Gralak
 

I think I came up with the same result using the chimpanzee solution. I normally park in #5, but on unparking it
would not come back even after I move the scope to the right position. I then dumbly tried 3, moved the
scope, and then it would go correctly to the others. So the #3 is sorta the calibration position?
Park 3 is preferred because it is far away from a counterweight-up position, thus giving more time to stop the mount should something be misconfigured.

-Ray

-----Original Message-----
From: main@ap-gto.groups.io [mailto:main@ap-gto.groups.io] On Behalf Of Jerome A Yesavage
Sent: Monday, September 20, 2021 8:03 AM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Mount Synchronization Memory Lapse

Thanks Ray,
I think I came up with the same result using the chimpanzee solution. I normally park in #5, but on unparking it
would not come back even after I move the scope to the right position. I then dumbly tried 3, moved the
scope, and then it would go correctly to the others. So the #3 is sorta the calibration position?
I am going to print this note out and put it on my bulletin board in the observatory for future reference.
Thanks for the response,
JY


Re: APCC Pro 1.9.0.11

Ray Gralak
 

Hi Mike,

Is there any concern to download this new version even if we don't have the Realtime RADec feature ?
No, if you don't have the real-time RA dec feature, or if you are not using APPM, you are not affected.

The only negative effect of 1.9.0.9 is that APPM waits longer than it previously did for each data point, which was, unfortunately, the exact opposite of the intent of the feature.

-Ray

-----Original Message-----
From: main@ap-gto.groups.io [mailto:main@ap-gto.groups.io] On Behalf Of M Hambrick
Sent: Thursday, September 23, 2021 9:59 AM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] APCC Pro 1.9.0.11

Hi Ray

Is there any concern to download this new version even if we don't have the Realtime RADec feature ?

Mike


Re: APPM different with V1.9.0.9?

Ray Gralak
 

Hi Rouz,

Do we know what causes the slew warning pause? Is that related to the bug.
Yes, as I mentioned earlier, an extra character in the RA response was causing an error converting RA to a useable value. Thus, even the mount slewed to the proper coordinates, the RA value (RA=0) did not match the expected RA value and, therefore, the "Slew Warning" and delay.

-Ray

-----Original Message-----
From: main@ap-gto.groups.io [mailto:main@ap-gto.groups.io] On Behalf Of Rouz
Sent: Thursday, September 23, 2021 8:45 AM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] APPM different with V1.9.0.9?

Hi Ray,

Glad to hear you found the bug.
I'll download the new one and try again when clear again.

Do we know what causes the slew warning pause? Is that related to the bug.

Thanks,

-Rouz,


Re: AP1200 rotaing pier adapter

Robert
 

1200FSA  https://www.astro-physics.com/1612fsa
You can mount this to any homemade pier that has a flat top plate or if you go the ATS permanent pier route then this: https://www.astro-physics.com/1612fsa-fp


Robert


Re: AP1200 rotaing pier adapter

fernandorivera3
 

Luke I believe an option for you is a company called Dan's Pier Plates. They make them for different high end GEM's to bolt onto permanent piers. You may want to check them out.

Fernando


Re: Cloudy Nights post about the Mach 2 needs clarification

fernandorivera3
 

I always remain signed in to my Cloudy Nights account via my smartphone. The classifieds remain visible- never experienced any security breach issues or anything that resembles the CN website being hijacked/compromised 🤔

Fernando


Re: New Astro-Folks

Roger Laureys
 

Warm welcome to the newcomers !!! Good to see AP is looking forward to the future 
Roger


From: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io> on behalf of Karen Christen <karen@...>
Sent: Thursday, September 23, 2021 11:33 PM
To: ap-gto@groups.io <ap-gto@groups.io>; ap-ug@groups.io <ap-ug@groups.io>
Subject: [ap-gto] New Astro-Folks
 

Hello Astro-Nuts,

 

As many of you know, we’ve been gradually growing our team to meet the high demand for our products.  We’d like to introduce you to our two newest Astro-Folks, as of this week:

 

Eric is part of our production team.  He’s working closely with Don and Vic in Finishing, and with Dave, our mount assembly master.  Eric has been AP-adjacent for many years – he’s George’s son – and is already jumping in with both feet.

 

Amber has joined our office team.  She’s quickly learning the myriad duties Daleen and Paige juggle every day and coordinating with our Shipping/Receiving guru, Amanda.  Many of you will speak with or hear from Amber when calling or emailing the office. 

 

Please join us in welcoming Amber and Eric to the Astro-Folks!

Karen

AP


--
Karen Christen
Astro-Physics


Re: APPM different with V1.9.0.9?

Rouz
 
Edited

Ok I just noticed it only appears with " Require high accuracy slews".

It takes 15 sec per point.
This is with V1.9.0.11.

Some points work fine and its only some point that have the warning.


Re: APPM different with V1.9.0.9?

Rouz
 

I'll be testing it tonight.

Does anyone know where these slew warnings come from:

0392354 2021-09-23 00:06:10.941:       Info, ProcessVPortCommand, RX from VPort 1: :APCC,45352,GZ#
0392355 2021-09-23 00:06:10.941:       Info, ProcessVPortCommand, APCC Seq=   45352, CMD=GZ#
0392356 2021-09-23 00:06:10.941:       Info, VPortCheckVPort1(COM3), (RX: GZ#), TX: APCC,13,45352,+343*30:59.7#
0392357 2021-09-23 00:06:10.942:       Info,    VPort1(COM3), RX: :APCC,45353,*SLEWUNSAFE,15.5769238888889,78#
0392358 2021-09-23 00:06:10.957:       Info, ProcessVPortCommand, RX from VPort 1: :APCC,45353,*SLEWUNSAFE,15.5769238888889,78#
0392359 2021-09-23 00:06:10.957:       Info, ProcessVPortCommand, APCC Seq=   45353, CMD=*SLEWUNSAFE,15.5769238888889,78#
0392360 2021-09-23 00:06:10.965:      Debug,  Command Thread, TX=':GH#'|RX='07:00:25.79#'
0392361 2021-09-23 00:06:10.965:      Debug,  Command Thread, TX (High Priority) = ':RT3#'
0392362 2021-09-23 00:06:10.965:      Debug,  Command Thread, TX (High Priority) = ':RT2#'
0392363 2021-09-23 00:06:10.966:      Debug,  Command Thread, TX = ':pS#'
0392364 2021-09-23 00:06:10.973:       Info, VPortCheckVPort1(COM3), (RX: *SLEWUNSAFE,15.5769238888889,78#), TX: 


Re: Computer not recognizing CP5 control box #APCC

AaronW
 

Great tip, Luca.  Thanks!  I will take any tips I can get.  I am going to need them :)


On Thu, Sep 23, 2021 at 5:38 PM Luca Marinelli <photo@...> wrote:
Hi Aaron,

I just connect to the mount via USB so I cannot help you with the WiFi problem. However, you do not want to connect power to the CP5 through the powerpole ports on the mount. Connect the AC adapter to the CP5 power cable and directly into the CP5. The powerpole connectors on the mount are to bring 12V from a separate power supply to the telescope.

This will not solve your Wi-Fi problem but prevent snagging that power cable on the first slew.

—Luca

On Sep 23, 2021, at 7:28 PM, AaronW via groups.io <aaron.wilhelm=gmail.com@groups.io> wrote:

Brand new A-P customer here.  I'm sure I'm doing something stupid.  Any help is much appreciated.

Am installing / setting up the AP V2 driver / APCC Pro for the first time.  Also plugging in my Mach2 and CP5 for the first time.  Goal was to set CP5 to station mode and use it via my home's WiFi network.  The manual gives clear instructions for how to do this, which are basically:

1) Go to CP5's homepage by first configuring for "Access Point Configuration"
2) Change the setting to use Station Mode in the advanced wireless settings there.

So I did this.  I turned on the mount/CP5.  CP5's network appeared in my wireless networks after a few seconds.  I connected my computer to this network using the default password provided by A-P.  It worked.

I then navigated to CP5's homepage and attempted to change the setting to use the CP5 in station mode.  I selected my home network and entered the password.  I then clicked CONNECT.  It then said CONNECTING...

All seemed well, but five minutes later it was still CONNECTING...

So I closed the window, unplugged the mount/CP5, rebooted, and tried again.  But now my computer does not find the CP5's network, and as a result, I am not able to navigate to CP5's homepage or proceed further in setting up APCC Pro.  Instead, the computer recognizes a "hidden network" among my wireless networks.  I attempted to connect to this network and it asked me for the network's name (SSID) and password.  I provided the name of GTOCP5_Net_X, where X represents the numeric portion of my CP5's serial number without the leading zeros.  I entered the password as well.  I got a message saying "Cannot connect to this network."

I've tried rebooting everything and doing it again.  Same problem.  I have A-P's AC adapter and anderson powerpoles going from my wall outlet into the mount anderson powerpoles on the RA rear plate, the CP5's power cable going from the CP5 to the mount anderson powerpoles in the DEC top plate, the RA/DEC cables going from the CP5 to the Mach2, and a USB cord going from the CP5 to my computer.

The CP5's power indicator light is red, indicating proper power functioning.  

Any ideas?

Best,
Aaron


Re: New Astro-Folks

Jim Roberts
 

Warm greetings Amber and Eric! 

------ Original Message ------
From: "Karen Christen" <karen@...>
Sent: 9/23/2021 3:33:34 PM
Subject: [ap-gto] New Astro-Folks

Hello Astro-Nuts,

 

As many of you know, we’ve been gradually growing our team to meet the high demand for our products.  We’d like to introduce you to our two newest Astro-Folks, as of this week:

 

Eric is part of our production team.  He’s working closely with Don and Vic in Finishing, and with Dave, our mount assembly master.  Eric has been AP-adjacent for many years – he’s George’s son – and is already jumping in with both feet.

 

Amber has joined our office team.  She’s quickly learning the myriad duties Daleen and Paige juggle every day and coordinating with our Shipping/Receiving guru, Amanda.  Many of you will speak with or hear from Amber when calling or emailing the office. 

 

Please join us in welcoming Amber and Eric to the Astro-Folks!

Karen

AP


--
Karen Christen
Astro-Physics


Re: Computer not recognizing CP5 control box #APCC

Luca Marinelli
 

Hi Aaron,

I just connect to the mount via USB so I cannot help you with the WiFi problem. However, you do not want to connect power to the CP5 through the powerpole ports on the mount. Connect the AC adapter to the CP5 power cable and directly into the CP5. The powerpole connectors on the mount are to bring 12V from a separate power supply to the telescope.

This will not solve your Wi-Fi problem but prevent snagging that power cable on the first slew.

—Luca

On Sep 23, 2021, at 7:28 PM, AaronW via groups.io <aaron.wilhelm@...> wrote:

Brand new A-P customer here.  I'm sure I'm doing something stupid.  Any help is much appreciated.

Am installing / setting up the AP V2 driver / APCC Pro for the first time.  Also plugging in my Mach2 and CP5 for the first time.  Goal was to set CP5 to station mode and use it via my home's WiFi network.  The manual gives clear instructions for how to do this, which are basically:

1) Go to CP5's homepage by first configuring for "Access Point Configuration"
2) Change the setting to use Station Mode in the advanced wireless settings there.

So I did this.  I turned on the mount/CP5.  CP5's network appeared in my wireless networks after a few seconds.  I connected my computer to this network using the default password provided by A-P.  It worked.

I then navigated to CP5's homepage and attempted to change the setting to use the CP5 in station mode.  I selected my home network and entered the password.  I then clicked CONNECT.  It then said CONNECTING...

All seemed well, but five minutes later it was still CONNECTING...

So I closed the window, unplugged the mount/CP5, rebooted, and tried again.  But now my computer does not find the CP5's network, and as a result, I am not able to navigate to CP5's homepage or proceed further in setting up APCC Pro.  Instead, the computer recognizes a "hidden network" among my wireless networks.  I attempted to connect to this network and it asked me for the network's name (SSID) and password.  I provided the name of GTOCP5_Net_X, where X represents the numeric portion of my CP5's serial number without the leading zeros.  I entered the password as well.  I got a message saying "Cannot connect to this network."

I've tried rebooting everything and doing it again.  Same problem.  I have A-P's AC adapter and anderson powerpoles going from my wall outlet into the mount anderson powerpoles on the RA rear plate, the CP5's power cable going from the CP5 to the mount anderson powerpoles in the DEC top plate, the RA/DEC cables going from the CP5 to the Mach2, and a USB cord going from the CP5 to my computer.

The CP5's power indicator light is red, indicating proper power functioning.  

Any ideas?

Best,
Aaron


Computer not recognizing CP5 control box #APCC

AaronW
 

Brand new A-P customer here.  I'm sure I'm doing something stupid.  Any help is much appreciated.

Am installing / setting up the AP V2 driver / APCC Pro for the first time.  Also plugging in my Mach2 and CP5 for the first time.  Goal was to set CP5 to station mode and use it via my home's WiFi network.  The manual gives clear instructions for how to do this, which are basically:

1) Go to CP5's homepage by first configuring for "Access Point Configuration"
2) Change the setting to use Station Mode in the advanced wireless settings there.

So I did this.  I turned on the mount/CP5.  CP5's network appeared in my wireless networks after a few seconds.  I connected my computer to this network using the default password provided by A-P.  It worked.

I then navigated to CP5's homepage and attempted to change the setting to use the CP5 in station mode.  I selected my home network and entered the password.  I then clicked CONNECT.  It then said CONNECTING...

All seemed well, but five minutes later it was still CONNECTING...

So I closed the window, unplugged the mount/CP5, rebooted, and tried again.  But now my computer does not find the CP5's network, and as a result, I am not able to navigate to CP5's homepage or proceed further in setting up APCC Pro.  Instead, the computer recognizes a "hidden network" among my wireless networks.  I attempted to connect to this network and it asked me for the network's name (SSID) and password.  I provided the name of GTOCP5_Net_X, where X represents the numeric portion of my CP5's serial number without the leading zeros.  I entered the password as well.  I got a message saying "Cannot connect to this network."

I've tried rebooting everything and doing it again.  Same problem.  I have A-P's AC adapter and anderson powerpoles going from my wall outlet into the mount anderson powerpoles on the RA rear plate, the CP5's power cable going from the CP5 to the mount anderson powerpoles in the DEC top plate, the RA/DEC cables going from the CP5 to the Mach2, and a USB cord going from the CP5 to my computer.

The CP5's power indicator light is red, indicating proper power functioning.  

Any ideas?

Best,
Aaron


Re: [ap-ug] New Astro-Folks

Pete Lardizabal
 

Welcome to the Team!!!

😎

Pete

On Sep 23, 2021, at 5:33 PM, Karen Christen <karen@...> wrote:



Hello Astro-Nuts,

 

As many of you know, we’ve been gradually growing our team to meet the high demand for our products.  We’d like to introduce you to our two newest Astro-Folks, as of this week:

 

Eric is part of our production team.  He’s working closely with Don and Vic in Finishing, and with Dave, our mount assembly master.  Eric has been AP-adjacent for many years – he’s George’s son – and is already jumping in with both feet.

 

Amber has joined our office team.  She’s quickly learning the myriad duties Daleen and Paige juggle every day and coordinating with our Shipping/Receiving guru, Amanda.  Many of you will speak with or hear from Amber when calling or emailing the office. 

 

Please join us in welcoming Amber and Eric to the Astro-Folks!

Karen

AP


Re: Trouble with MaxDome II slaving to APPM

Shane Ramotowski
 

No problem, Alan.  Glad to have been some help!

- Shane

On 9/23/2021 11:49 AM, Alan Erickson wrote:
Hi Shane,

Thanks for the tip about Device Hub. That plus passive mode did the trick. I use SGP, but when that is connected to the dome, I can't make another connection, so APPM couldn't monitor the dome. I think the MaxDome II ASCOM driver doesn't want multiple connections.

-Alan
--
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Re: New Astro-Folks

Manusfisch
 

Welcome aboard, One thing about this forum and this company is it we are all in a constant state of learning. Welcome from INdy

TJF Mobile

On Sep 23, 2021, at 17:33, Karen Christen <karen@...> wrote:



Hello Astro-Nuts,

 

As many of you know, we’ve been gradually growing our team to meet the high demand for our products.  We’d like to introduce you to our two newest Astro-Folks, as of this week:

 

Eric is part of our production team.  He’s working closely with Don and Vic in Finishing, and with Dave, our mount assembly master.  Eric has been AP-adjacent for many years – he’s George’s son – and is already jumping in with both feet.

 

Amber has joined our office team.  She’s quickly learning the myriad duties Daleen and Paige juggle every day and coordinating with our Shipping/Receiving guru, Amanda.  Many of you will speak with or hear from Amber when calling or emailing the office. 

 

Please join us in welcoming Amber and Eric to the Astro-Folks!

Karen

AP


--
Karen Christen
Astro-Physics


Re: New Astro-Folks

Jeff B
 

Welcome and warmest regards!

Jeff

On Thu, Sep 23, 2021 at 5:46 PM Eric Weiner <weinere@...> wrote:
Welcome to an amazing team, but you already knew that!

Regards,
Eric & Amber
-yes, that’s really our names too 🤪









Re: New Astro-Folks

Eric Weiner
 

Welcome to an amazing team, but you already knew that!

Regards,
Eric & Amber
-yes, that’s really our names too 🤪


New Astro-Folks

Karen Christen
 

Hello Astro-Nuts,

 

As many of you know, we’ve been gradually growing our team to meet the high demand for our products.  We’d like to introduce you to our two newest Astro-Folks, as of this week:

 

Eric is part of our production team.  He’s working closely with Don and Vic in Finishing, and with Dave, our mount assembly master.  Eric has been AP-adjacent for many years – he’s George’s son – and is already jumping in with both feet.

 

Amber has joined our office team.  She’s quickly learning the myriad duties Daleen and Paige juggle every day and coordinating with our Shipping/Receiving guru, Amanda.  Many of you will speak with or hear from Amber when calling or emailing the office. 

 

Please join us in welcoming Amber and Eric to the Astro-Folks!

Karen

AP


--
Karen Christen
Astro-Physics

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