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Re: [ap-ug] The Beast is heading to Hawaii..

Roland Christen
 

We have excellent transparency at our observatory and the sky is really dark. The seeing (star scintillation) is not always good, but the Honders is a medium focal length scope (1160mm) so it is ideal for semi-wide field objects. I intend to go extremely deep with it and will be using the fast optics to gather detail in very faint structures.

Rolando

-----Original Message-----
From: Pete Lardizabal <p14@...>
To: main@ap-ug.groups.io
Cc: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Sent: Wed, Oct 13, 2021 6:29 pm
Subject: Re: [ap-ug] The Beast is heading to Hawaii..

WOW!!! 

Should be the proper setting for the scope!

Looking forward to Pacific based Honders images. 

😎

Pete

On Oct 13, 2021, at 3:22 PM, Roland Christen via groups.io <chris1011@...> wrote:


... where it will gather photons and help to test software and hardware for AP. It has been cloudy here all month with no end in sight, so it is being shipped off to sunnier and warmer climes. My beautiful model is there for perspective to show just how big it is: 1600 mount with 120lb of counterweight and 305mm F3.8 Honders astrograph. Solid as a rock on its ATS pier. Hope to get some images in the coming week.

Rolando


--
Roland Christen
Astro-Physics


Re: [ap-ug] The Beast is heading to Hawaii..

Pete Lardizabal
 

WOW!!! 

Should be the proper setting for the scope!

Looking forward to Pacific based Honders images. 

😎

Pete

On Oct 13, 2021, at 3:22 PM, Roland Christen via groups.io <chris1011@...> wrote:


... where it will gather photons and help to test software and hardware for AP. It has been cloudy here all month with no end in sight, so it is being shipped off to sunnier and warmer climes. My beautiful model is there for perspective to show just how big it is: 1600 mount with 120lb of counterweight and 305mm F3.8 Honders astrograph. Solid as a rock on its ATS pier. Hope to get some images in the coming week.

Rolando


Re: Need help connecting APCC to Mach1

Joseph Beyer
 

Ray,

Deleting the settings file did the trick!  The mount seems to be connecting and pointing fine now.

Thanks, Joe


Re: Unexpected mount movement

Alex
 

It remained shifted for the half dozen or sub subs until the meridian flip.  After the flip and platesolve, the correct centering happened.


Re: The Beast is heading to Hawaii..

M Hambrick
 

Most impressive !


Re: GoTos

J. Belden
 

My main problems with bad gotos with any of my AP mounts has been wrong time, wrong date.
DST Non DST as well

Joe


Re: Need help connecting APCC to Mach1

Joseph Beyer
 

"Reinstalling APCC is not likely going to help unless APCC had become corrupted through some disk error on your computer. More likely is that the settings file has become corrupted. 

So, try deleting:

C:\ProgramData\Astro-Physics\APCC\settings.apcc

You'll need to reconfigure the connection."

I'll give it try this afternoon.  

"Could be a cable or connector problem too.
 
Or a popped USB port."

Initially I thought these might be possibilities too but during troubleshooting have rotated connections/cables/ports and it's the same regardless of the configuration.

Joe


Re: The Beast is heading to Hawaii..

Howard Hedlund
 

Rolando, Rolando, Rolando!!  You are a brave (or foolish) man labeling a photo of Marj as "The Beast is Heading to Hawaii!"   ;^)  


Re: [ap-ug] The Beast is heading to Hawaii..

Roland Christen
 

What if you sell it and the next person sends it here because of scratches and wants it fixed under warranty? Stuck out tongue closed eyes

Rolando

-----Original Message-----
From: Andrea Lucchetti <andlucchett@...>
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Sent: Wed, Oct 13, 2021 3:16 pm
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] [ap-ug] The Beast is heading to Hawaii..

Roland, if by chance you have enough scraps to build a second one you can send it here, I ‘ manage the disposal for free 😂

On Wed, 13 Oct 2021 at 22:12, Roland Christen via groups.io <chris1011=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
It's actually a very good mount from the standpoint of accuracy. Dual encoders and other goodies. I will be running it fully modeled and unguided.

Rolando

-----Original Message-----
From: Bill Long <bill@...>
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io>
Sent: Wed, Oct 13, 2021 3:04 pm
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] [ap-ug] The Beast is heading to Hawaii..

The Misfit 1600.


From: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io> on behalf of Roland Christen via groups.io <chris1011=aol.com@groups.io>
Sent: Wednesday, October 13, 2021 1:03 PM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] [ap-ug] The Beast is heading to Hawaii..
 
Nope, the 1600 production mounts are painted white so you don't bump your noggin on it at night. This mount is cobbled together from rejected parts that had scratches or nicks, etc. Basically a prototype suitable for testing stuff.

Rolando

-----Original Message-----
From: Brian McFarland <mcfarlandb04@...>
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Sent: Wed, Oct 13, 2021 2:55 pm
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] [ap-ug] The Beast is heading to Hawaii..

Beautiful mount! Are all the new 1600s coming with polished aluminum instead of paint? I'm on the list - hence my question.

Thanks!

Brian

--
Roland Christen
Astro-Physics

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Roland Christen
Astro-Physics

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Roland Christen
Astro-Physics


Re: [ap-ug] The Beast is heading to Hawaii..

Andrea Lucchetti
 

Roland, if by chance you have enough scraps to build a second one you can send it here, I ‘ manage the disposal for free 😂

On Wed, 13 Oct 2021 at 22:12, Roland Christen via groups.io <chris1011=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
It's actually a very good mount from the standpoint of accuracy. Dual encoders and other goodies. I will be running it fully modeled and unguided.

Rolando

-----Original Message-----
From: Bill Long <bill@...>
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io>
Sent: Wed, Oct 13, 2021 3:04 pm
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] [ap-ug] The Beast is heading to Hawaii..

The Misfit 1600.


From: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io> on behalf of Roland Christen via groups.io <chris1011=aol.com@groups.io>
Sent: Wednesday, October 13, 2021 1:03 PM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] [ap-ug] The Beast is heading to Hawaii..
 
Nope, the 1600 production mounts are painted white so you don't bump your noggin on it at night. This mount is cobbled together from rejected parts that had scratches or nicks, etc. Basically a prototype suitable for testing stuff.

Rolando

-----Original Message-----
From: Brian McFarland <mcfarlandb04@...>
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Sent: Wed, Oct 13, 2021 2:55 pm
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] [ap-ug] The Beast is heading to Hawaii..

Beautiful mount! Are all the new 1600s coming with polished aluminum instead of paint? I'm on the list - hence my question.

Thanks!

Brian

--
Roland Christen
Astro-Physics

--
Roland Christen
Astro-Physics


Re: [ap-ug] The Beast is heading to Hawaii..

Bill Long
 

Oh I am sure it is. It just made me think of the island of misfit toys from the Rudolph Christmas cartoon when you said it was made from rejected parts. 🙂


From: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io> on behalf of Roland Christen via groups.io <chris1011@...>
Sent: Wednesday, October 13, 2021 1:12 PM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] [ap-ug] The Beast is heading to Hawaii..
 
It's actually a very good mount from the standpoint of accuracy. Dual encoders and other goodies. I will be running it fully modeled and unguided.

Rolando

-----Original Message-----
From: Bill Long <bill@...>
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io>
Sent: Wed, Oct 13, 2021 3:04 pm
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] [ap-ug] The Beast is heading to Hawaii..

The Misfit 1600.


From: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io> on behalf of Roland Christen via groups.io <chris1011@...>
Sent: Wednesday, October 13, 2021 1:03 PM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] [ap-ug] The Beast is heading to Hawaii..
 
Nope, the 1600 production mounts are painted white so you don't bump your noggin on it at night. This mount is cobbled together from rejected parts that had scratches or nicks, etc. Basically a prototype suitable for testing stuff.

Rolando

-----Original Message-----
From: Brian McFarland <mcfarlandb04@...>
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Sent: Wed, Oct 13, 2021 2:55 pm
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] [ap-ug] The Beast is heading to Hawaii..

Beautiful mount! Are all the new 1600s coming with polished aluminum instead of paint? I'm on the list - hence my question.

Thanks!

Brian

--
Roland Christen
Astro-Physics

--
Roland Christen
Astro-Physics


Re: [ap-ug] The Beast is heading to Hawaii..

Roland Christen
 

It's actually a very good mount from the standpoint of accuracy. Dual encoders and other goodies. I will be running it fully modeled and unguided.

Rolando

-----Original Message-----
From: Bill Long <bill@...>
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io>
Sent: Wed, Oct 13, 2021 3:04 pm
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] [ap-ug] The Beast is heading to Hawaii..

The Misfit 1600.


From: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io> on behalf of Roland Christen via groups.io <chris1011@...>
Sent: Wednesday, October 13, 2021 1:03 PM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] [ap-ug] The Beast is heading to Hawaii..
 
Nope, the 1600 production mounts are painted white so you don't bump your noggin on it at night. This mount is cobbled together from rejected parts that had scratches or nicks, etc. Basically a prototype suitable for testing stuff.

Rolando

-----Original Message-----
From: Brian McFarland <mcfarlandb04@...>
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Sent: Wed, Oct 13, 2021 2:55 pm
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] [ap-ug] The Beast is heading to Hawaii..

Beautiful mount! Are all the new 1600s coming with polished aluminum instead of paint? I'm on the list - hence my question.

Thanks!

Brian

--
Roland Christen
Astro-Physics

--
Roland Christen
Astro-Physics


Re: [ap-ug] The Beast is heading to Hawaii..

Roland Christen
 

Same with the Honders by the way. Got its own nicks but beautiful in my eyes.

Rolando

-----Original Message-----
From: Roland Christen via groups.io <chris1011@...>
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io>
Sent: Wed, Oct 13, 2021 3:03 pm
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] [ap-ug] The Beast is heading to Hawaii..

Nope, the 1600 production mounts are painted white so you don't bump your noggin on it at night. This mount is cobbled together from rejected parts that had scratches or nicks, etc. Basically a prototype suitable for testing stuff.

Rolando

-----Original Message-----
From: Brian McFarland <mcfarlandb04@...>
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Sent: Wed, Oct 13, 2021 2:55 pm
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] [ap-ug] The Beast is heading to Hawaii..

Beautiful mount! Are all the new 1600s coming with polished aluminum instead of paint? I'm on the list - hence my question.

Thanks!

Brian

--
Roland Christen
Astro-Physics

--
Roland Christen
Astro-Physics


Re: [ap-ug] The Beast is heading to Hawaii..

Bill Long
 

The Misfit 1600.


From: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io> on behalf of Roland Christen via groups.io <chris1011@...>
Sent: Wednesday, October 13, 2021 1:03 PM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] [ap-ug] The Beast is heading to Hawaii..
 
Nope, the 1600 production mounts are painted white so you don't bump your noggin on it at night. This mount is cobbled together from rejected parts that had scratches or nicks, etc. Basically a prototype suitable for testing stuff.

Rolando

-----Original Message-----
From: Brian McFarland <mcfarlandb04@...>
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Sent: Wed, Oct 13, 2021 2:55 pm
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] [ap-ug] The Beast is heading to Hawaii..

Beautiful mount! Are all the new 1600s coming with polished aluminum instead of paint? I'm on the list - hence my question.

Thanks!

Brian

--
Roland Christen
Astro-Physics


Re: [ap-ug] The Beast is heading to Hawaii..

Roland Christen
 

Nope, the 1600 production mounts are painted white so you don't bump your noggin on it at night. This mount is cobbled together from rejected parts that had scratches or nicks, etc. Basically a prototype suitable for testing stuff.

Rolando

-----Original Message-----
From: Brian McFarland <mcfarlandb04@...>
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Sent: Wed, Oct 13, 2021 2:55 pm
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] [ap-ug] The Beast is heading to Hawaii..

Beautiful mount! Are all the new 1600s coming with polished aluminum instead of paint? I'm on the list - hence my question.

Thanks!

Brian

--
Roland Christen
Astro-Physics


Re: [ap-ug] The Beast is heading to Hawaii..

Brian McFarland
 

Beautiful mount! Are all the new 1600s coming with polished aluminum instead of paint? I'm on the list - hence my question.

Thanks!

Brian


Re: [ap-ug] The Beast is heading to Hawaii..

Roland Christen
 

Oh yes, air for sure. Will arrive next Thursday.

Roland


-----Original Message-----
From: Chris Cook <chris@...>
To: main@ap-ug.groups.io <main@ap-ug.groups.io>; main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io>; main@ap-ug.groups.io <main@ap-ug.groups.io>
Sent: Wed, Oct 13, 2021 2:30 pm
Subject: Re: [ap-ug] The Beast is heading to Hawaii..

If going by ship it might take a while for delivery.
Might want to go by air instead.
 
Chris


----- Original Message -----
From: Roland Christen via groups.io <chris1011@...>
Reply-To: <main@ap-ug.groups.io>
To: <main@ap-gto.groups.io>, <main@ap-ug.groups.io>
Sent: 10/13/2021 3:22:45 PM
Subject: [ap-ug] The Beast is heading to Hawaii..

... where it will gather photons and help to test software and hardware for AP. It has been cloudy here all month with no end in sight, so it is being shipped off to sunnier and warmer climes. My beautiful model is there for perspective to show just how big it is: 1600 mount with 120lb of counterweight and 305mm F3.8 Honders astrograph. Solid as a rock on its ATS pier. Hope to get some images in the coming week.

Rolando


--
Roland Christen
Astro-Physics


Re: [ap-ug] The Beast is heading to Hawaii..

Chris Cook
 

If going by ship it might take a while for delivery.
Might want to go by air instead.
 
Chris


----- Original Message -----
From: Roland Christen via groups.io <chris1011@...>
Reply-To: <main@ap-ug.groups.io>
To: <main@ap-gto.groups.io>, <main@ap-ug.groups.io>
Sent: 10/13/2021 3:22:45 PM
Subject: [ap-ug] The Beast is heading to Hawaii..

... where it will gather photons and help to test software and hardware for AP. It has been cloudy here all month with no end in sight, so it is being shipped off to sunnier and warmer climes. My beautiful model is there for perspective to show just how big it is: 1600 mount with 120lb of counterweight and 305mm F3.8 Honders astrograph. Solid as a rock on its ATS pier. Hope to get some images in the coming week.

Rolando


The Beast is heading to Hawaii..

Roland Christen
 

... where it will gather photons and help to test software and hardware for AP. It has been cloudy here all month with no end in sight, so it is being shipped off to sunnier and warmer climes. My beautiful model is there for perspective to show just how big it is: 1600 mount with 120lb of counterweight and 305mm F3.8 Honders astrograph. Solid as a rock on its ATS pier. Hope to get some images in the coming week.

Rolando


--
Roland Christen
Astro-Physics


Re: Need help connecting APCC to Mach1

Christopher Erickson
 

Could be a cable or connector problem too.

Or a popped USB port.

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

On Wed, Oct 13, 2021, 8:49 AM Ray Gralak <iogroups@...> wrote:
Reinstalling APCC is not likely going to help unless APCC had become corrupted through some disk error on your computer. More likely is that the settings file has become corrupted.

So, try deleting:

 C:\ProgramData\Astro-Physics\APCC\settings.apcc

You'll need to reconfigure the connection.

-Ray

> -----Original Message-----
> From: main@ap-gto.groups.io [mailto:main@ap-gto.groups.io] On Behalf Of Joseph Beyer
> Sent: Wednesday, October 13, 2021 11:25 AM
> To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
> Subject: [ap-gto] Need help connecting APCC to Mach1
>
> I posted the message below initially under the topic of "Smart Meridian Flip with NINA" but I'm starting a new
> thread on this topic because at this point it has nothing to do with the original problem of a meridian flip.  I'm
> just trying to get the mount up and running again.
>
> Start of message:
>
> I'm hoping for some suggestions to help restore a functional connection between my computer and the
> mount.  After the latest event that started with a meridian flip followed by pointing issues which then caused
> APCC-Pro to stop responding.  I've gone back through all set up instructions for APCC and the V2 driver but
> was unable to get the mount to connect correctly.  The end result was APCC would only open the then stop
> responding and require closing using task manager.  The V2 driver would also open but the mount was
> unresponsive to both.
>
> This morning George was very helpful in troubleshooting the connection problem.  He came to the conclusion
> uninstalling and reinstalling APCC-Pro was likely indicated as it appears something may have been corrupted
> in the event.  I reinstalled APCC and the connection problems were still present.  I uninstalled and reinstalled
> the V2 driver as well, confirmed all ports were configured correctly in both programs but that also made no
> difference.
>
> Currently APCC will open and attempt to connect but the "Connect" window hangs in the middle of the
> window.  Shortly after that Windows pointing icon turns into a rotating circle and APCC becomes
> unresponsive.
>
> I'm stumped at this point.
>






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