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Re: Setting up NINA

KHursh
 

Maybe you live in MINUS 81.49 degrees longitude?


Re: Setting up NINA

Dale Ghent
 

Hi Bruce,

How is the weather in Nepal these days? ;)

In NINA, a north latitude is positive and a west longitude is negative. You note a lat/long of "28.688/81.49" in your message, which would put you at a very picturesque yet pretty remote corner of Nepal, not perhaps a more likely location of southern California.

/dale

On Oct 16, 2021, at 13:43, Bruce Donzanti <donza2735@gmail.com> wrote:

Thanks Linwood.

I went down your checklist of items and was testing during the day. It is still not slewing to the correct coordinates that I enter. Also, the Sky Atlas is showing the correct coordinates as expected but the transit time for an object is way off, still indicating the mount thinks it is elsewhere. It will return correctly to park 4. So, I am still at a loss what else to check. Lat/long (28.688/81.49) are correct; the "Do not sync" is off; in the AP ASCOM v2 driver v5.30.10 lat and long are correct. However, when I click Get Lat/Long from Mount, the Long direction flips from W to E.

I am not sure what else to sync or check but I am obviously something very basic.

Bruce


Re: Setting up NINA

Bruce Donzanti
 

Thanks Linwood.

I went down your checklist of items and was testing during the day.  It is still not slewing to the correct coordinates that I enter.  Also, the Sky Atlas is showing the correct coordinates as expected but the transit time for an object is way off, still indicating the mount thinks it is elsewhere.  It will return correctly to park 4.  So, I am still at a loss what else to check.  Lat/long (28.688/81.49) are correct; the "Do not sync" is off; in the AP ASCOM v2 driver v5.30.10 lat and long are correct.  However, when I click Get Lat/Long from Mount, the Long direction flips from W to E.  

I am not sure what else to sync or check but I am obviously something very basic.

Bruce


Re: VPort2 / Fault / Sync Target: Valid Alt/Az, RA/Dec, HA/Dec has not been received!"

Erkaslan Aygen
 

Hi Ray,

I am very sorry, my bad. Please find below the requested files.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/wxs42bdenxmgc30/ApccZip-AYGEN_ERKASLAN-2021-10-16-184807.zip?dl=0

Thank you for your support.

Best regards,
Aygen


Re: WoW! Another APOD for Ignacio

Richard Hennig
 

Really impressive. The detail is outstanding. Congratulations Ignacio!


On Oct 15, 2021, at 10:27 PM, Roland Christen via groups.io <chris1011@...> wrote:


With his 168mm refractor that I made from some one-off glass I had on hand. Maybe I should make some more of them?

Anyway, congratulations Ignacio. You are making good use of that scope.

Rolando

--
Roland Christen
Astro-Physics


Re: VPort2 / Fault / Sync Target: Valid Alt/Az, RA/Dec, HA/Dec has not been received!"

Ray Gralak
 

Hi Aygen,

 

Unfortunately, you used the AP V2 Log Zipper and not the APCC log zipper, so there are no APCC logs.

 

So, please use the APCC log zipper to zip the APCC logs. You can run the APCC log zipper from APCC's Tools menu, as shown in this screenshot:

 

 

Thanks!

 

-Ray

 

> -----Original Message-----

> From: main@ap-gto.groups.io [mailto:main@ap-gto.groups.io] On Behalf Of Erkaslan Aygen

> Sent: Saturday, October 16, 2021 8:05 AM

> To: main@ap-gto.groups.io

> Subject: Re: [ap-gto] VPort2 / Fault / Sync Target: Valid Alt/Az, RA/Dec, HA/Dec has not been received!"

>

> Dear Ray,

>

> Thank you very much for your quick reply. Below is link to access the files.

>

> https://www.dropbox.com/s/lo9lxj6ggq9p6zo/AscomZip-Aygen-2021-10-16-165729.zip?dl=0

>

> In the meantime, I did follow one of your recommendation to delete the ap.ini files and re-do the config "now"

> of the AP Driver.

>

> Regards,

> Aygen


IC 1805, Heart Nebula | Mach1 GTO3 | Takahashi ε-180ED

mftoet
 
Edited

Very happy owner of a Mach1 GTO3 since 2012. That mount honestly never let me down! Since a year it’s permanently placed in my backyard roll-off roof observatory. Where I live light pollution is severe. That means narrowband filters for deep sky imaging. 

I would like to share an image of the Heart Nebula with a little more than 29 hours of integration time through the new Baader Planetarium CMOS optimised Ultra-Highspeed SII (4nm), Hα (3.5nm) and OIII (4nm) filters mapped in Hubble palette. Captured with a Takahashi Epsilon-180ED f/2.8 and ZWO ASI294MM Pro camera. Pre-processing was done in Astro Pixel Processor. Post-processing in Adobe Photoshop. For post-processing the stars where separated from the nebulas with Russell Croman's excellent new 'StarXTerminator' plug-in. Thanks for watching!

https://www.mauricetoet.nl/DeepSky/i-khbKmLt/A

 


Re: VPort2 / Fault / Sync Target: Valid Alt/Az, RA/Dec, HA/Dec has not been received!"

Erkaslan Aygen
 

Dear Ray,

Thank you very much for your quick reply. Below is link to access the files. 

https://www.dropbox.com/s/lo9lxj6ggq9p6zo/AscomZip-Aygen-2021-10-16-165729.zip?dl=0

In the meantime, I did follow one of your recommendation to delete the ap.ini files and re-do the config "now" of the AP Driver. 

Regards,
Aygen


Re: VPort2 / Fault / Sync Target: Valid Alt/Az, RA/Dec, HA/Dec has not been received!"

Ray Gralak
 

Hi Aygen,

That error message means that one or both sync coordinates (RA/Dec) have not been received, so the sync cannot be completed.

Can you use APCC's Log Zipper utility to create a Zip file with your APCC and AP V2 ASCOM driver logs and post a link to the zip file? (And, please do not attach the zip file to your post as it will be too large).

-Ray

-----Original Message-----
From: main@ap-gto.groups.io [mailto:main@ap-gto.groups.io] On Behalf Of Erkaslan Aygen
Sent: Saturday, October 16, 2021 1:13 AM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Subject: [ap-gto] VPort2 / Fault / Sync Target: Valid Alt/Az, RA/Dec, HA/Dec has not been received!"

Good morning,

Since a fews days I am experiencing an issue and I hope that someone could help me in solving it. I keep
having the following error message every time I sending a command to my acquisition software (Voyager) to
center a target : "VPort 2 / Fault / Sync target: Valid Alt/Az, HA/Dec has not been received"

My equipment, in a nutshell :



* AP 1100 GTO CP4
* Firmware VCP4-P02-10
* Connection type : TCP + backup port. NOTE: my ethernet cable transits via a "Neatgear Hub"
* ASCOM Plateform 6.5 SP1(6.5.1. 3234)

As can be seen on the below image, I don't have any problem to connect to APCC nor to the AP driver.
However, as mentioned, I keep having the above mentioned error message for a couple of days and I don't
know why ! I did not change anything nor installed any W10 updates.

Also, I have already reinstalled the APCC and the AP driver but the problem persists :(

I would appreciate your support.

Best regards,
Aygen




Re: Unexpected mount movement

Cheng-Yang Tan
 

There’s one other possibility: ground motion. 

On Friday, October 15, 2021, 10:09 PM, Bill Long <bill@...> wrote:

It was not likely the mount. Lets assume for a second it is not the mount, what would be next on the list?

Drawtube moving would move the star on the frame as well. Have you looked at that? If so how? Do you have a laser you can put in the drawtube and flex the drawtube to see how much play is in it?


From: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io> on behalf of Alex <groups@...>
Sent: Friday, October 15, 2021 8:07 PM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Unexpected mount movement
 
Not a guiding issue as I'm not guiding.  Since the absolute encoders didn't log they detected any slew or directed movement, then Ray's theory of slippage of the clutch makes sense.  I'm not sure how the slipping happen.  I feel no slippage when I manually try and move the scope.  The clutch knobs were tightened using a hex key.  Maybe there was some movement elsewhere in the imaging train, but everything seems buttoned down.  I imaged all night last night with no problems, so unless it crops up again, I'm assuming it's just one of those mysteries.

Alex


Re: [ap-ug] WoW! Another APOD for Ignacio

Luca Marinelli
 

That’s a wonderfully detailed and deep view of the Helix!

Congratulations, Ignacio.

Luca


VPort2 / Fault / Sync Target: Valid Alt/Az, RA/Dec, HA/Dec has not been received!"

Erkaslan Aygen
 

Good morning,

Since a fews days I am experiencing an issue and I hope that someone could help me in solving it. I keep having the following error message every time I sending a command to my acquisition software (Voyager) to center a target : "VPort 2 / Fault / Sync target: Valid Alt/Az, HA/Dec has not been received"

My equipment, in a nutshell :

  • AP 1100 GTO CP4
  • Firmware VCP4-P02-10
  • Connection type : TCP + backup port. NOTE: my ethernet cable transits via a "Neatgear Hub"
  • ASCOM Plateform 6.5 SP1(6.5.1. 3234)
As can be seen on the below image, I don't have any problem to connect to APCC nor to the AP driver. However, as mentioned, I keep having the above mentioned error message for a couple of days and I don't know why ! I did not change anything nor installed any W10 updates.

Also, I have already reinstalled the APCC and the AP driver but the problem persists :(

I would appreciate your support.

Best regards,
Aygen



Re: Fine tuning PHD2 settings for 1100 with Encoders #Guiding

Andrew J
 

Hi Roland/Bruce.

The clouds parted for awhile tonight and I was able to capture the following unguided graph from PHD2. I ran calibration and then set the MinMo to 20.0 as suggested and let it run for about 5 mins with 1sec exposures.

 

This may be a bit hard to read, so I also uploaded the orginal to a public folder on Google Drive. Click Link. I also included in the shared folder the results from running Guiding Assistant and the PHD2 Logs.

Let me know if there is anything else that would be helpful.

Andrew


Re: [ap-ug] WoW! Another APOD for Ignacio

Pete Lardizabal
 

Congrats Ignacio!!! 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻

😎

Pete

On Oct 15, 2021, at 10:27 PM, Roland Christen via groups.io <chris1011@...> wrote:


https://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap211014.html

With his 168mm refractor that I made from some one-off glass I had on hand. Maybe I should make some more of them?

Anyway, congratulations Ignacio. You are making good use of that scope.

Rolando


Re: WoW! Another APOD for Ignacio

weihaowang
 

On Sat, Oct 16, 2021 at 10:27 AM, Roland Christen wrote:
 
With his 168mm refractor that I made from some one-off glass I had on hand. Maybe I should make some more of them?
Yes, please.
 
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http://www.asiaa.sinica.edu.tw/~whwang/

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Re: WoW! Another APOD for Ignacio

Sébastien Doré
 

Why are we even building new space telescopes ? Time to tell the space agencies !

Congratulations Ignacio ! 🤩

Sébastien


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https://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap211014.html

With his 168mm refractor that I made from some one-off glass I had on hand. Maybe I should make some more of them?

Anyway, congratulations Ignacio. You are making good use of that scope.

Rolando

--
Roland Christen
Astro-Physics


Re: WoW! Another APOD for Ignacio

Eric Weiner
 

Congrats again Ignacio!


Re: WoW! Another APOD for Ignacio

Ram
 

Wow! This one is incredible. 
Congrats Ignacio! 


On Oct 15, 2021, at 7:27 PM, Roland Christen via groups.io <chris1011@...> wrote:


https://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap211014.html

With his 168mm refractor that I made from some one-off glass I had on hand. Maybe I should make some more of them?

Anyway, congratulations Ignacio. You are making good use of that scope.

Rolando

--
Roland Christen
Astro-Physics


Re: Unexpected mount movement

Bill Long
 

It was not likely the mount. Lets assume for a second it is not the mount, what would be next on the list?

Drawtube moving would move the star on the frame as well. Have you looked at that? If so how? Do you have a laser you can put in the drawtube and flex the drawtube to see how much play is in it?


From: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io> on behalf of Alex <groups@...>
Sent: Friday, October 15, 2021 8:07 PM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Unexpected mount movement
 
Not a guiding issue as I'm not guiding.  Since the absolute encoders didn't log they detected any slew or directed movement, then Ray's theory of slippage of the clutch makes sense.  I'm not sure how the slipping happen.  I feel no slippage when I manually try and move the scope.  The clutch knobs were tightened using a hex key.  Maybe there was some movement elsewhere in the imaging train, but everything seems buttoned down.  I imaged all night last night with no problems, so unless it crops up again, I'm assuming it's just one of those mysteries.

Alex


Re: Unexpected mount movement

Alex
 

Not a guiding issue as I'm not guiding.  Since the absolute encoders didn't log they detected any slew or directed movement, then Ray's theory of slippage of the clutch makes sense.  I'm not sure how the slipping happen.  I feel no slippage when I manually try and move the scope.  The clutch knobs were tightened using a hex key.  Maybe there was some movement elsewhere in the imaging train, but everything seems buttoned down.  I imaged all night last night with no problems, so unless it crops up again, I'm assuming it's just one of those mysteries.

Alex

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