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Re: AP1100 / APCC Wired Ethernet Connection to Laptop Turning Off WiFi

 

spot on - in fact it's a known "feature" for hp laptops, fix described here (bios setting)





On Wed, Oct 20, 2021 at 11:15 AM Peter Nagy <topboxman@...> wrote:
I use Ethernet cable connected from CP4 directly to my laptop and use WiFi to transfer captured raw images from laptop to desktop computer without issues.

It sounds like it's your laptop that is disabling WiFi, not CP4 causing it. I would look deeper into your laptop settings to keep WiFi enabled. Google for your exact brand and model laptop to search for keeping WiFi enabled while Ethernet is connected.

It's not Windows 10 issue because I also use Windows 10.

Peter



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Brian 



Brian Valente


Re: AP1100 / APCC Wired Ethernet Connection to Laptop Turning Off WiFi

Peter Nagy
 

I use Ethernet cable connected from CP4 directly to my laptop and use WiFi to transfer captured raw images from laptop to desktop computer without issues.

It sounds like it's your laptop that is disabling WiFi, not CP4 causing it. I would look deeper into your laptop settings to keep WiFi enabled. Google for your exact brand and model laptop to search for keeping WiFi enabled while Ethernet is connected.

It's not Windows 10 issue because I also use Windows 10.

Peter


AP1100 / APCC Wired Ethernet Connection to Laptop Turning Off WiFi

Mark Lamb
 

A few days ago, I received my AP1100, my 1st A-P product, to replace my ES/Losmandy G11 w/ PMC-8 as my main imaging mount.

I have had connection issues using USB, with 2 of 5 nights Windows not recognizing the AP1100.  The AP1100 was connecting through a StarTech powered 4 port USB3 hub, and the cable from the AP1100 is a new, Monoprice 3' USB2 cable.  Last night after the laptop/APCC not seeing the AP1100 USB, I connected the AP1100 using Wired Ethernet to my laptop (outside ~ 3ft from AP1100).  It connected fine and ran all night without a hitch, but when I plugged the Ethernet cable into my HP Z-Book (Windows10) laptop, the laptop turns off WiFi.  I would like to still have WiFi while I am outside with my mount.

I expect the issue is a Windows 10 issue.  Does anyone know what I need to do to have WiFi connected while the AP1100 is connected to the laptop with Ethernet cable?

Thanks!


Re: Is my LT2APM or 119FSA Miss-Drilled?

Mark Lamb
 

After a good phone conversation with George (very generous customer service) and with more inspection, I found the MA on the FHD tripod was rotated 60deg.  At the base there are 6 screws, at 60deg increments.  I unattached the MA and rotated 60deg and reattached to where the 3 large bolts and notches in MA are aligned with the tripod legs .  My G11 head also has 6 screw receptacles in its base, in which 3 screws insert for attachment to the MA.  I moved each of these screws 60deg, so it will align with the correct MA orientation, as well as fit correctly for my LW tripod (which seemed to be oriented correctly).  So the problem seems to be that FHD tripod was originally assembled slightly wrong, either at Losmandy, ES, or HPS (it was a 2018 NEAF display unit).  This problem was NOT an issue with my G11, as I put in the screws in the G11 base in a complimentary fashion.
 
LT2APM and 119FSA now can attach with all 4 screws, and the AP1100 aligns correctly, with CW over the N leg.  The only mild irritation is that the N and S engravings on the 119FSA do not line up with N and S physically; N engraved mark is actually 60deg off towards the NW.  But physically, everything is correct.


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

 

>>> I may be wrong but I believe you should be using single star instead of multi star when running GA. GA automatically disables guide output so no need to set MinMo to 20.0.


FYI Guiding Assistant only uses one star regardless of that setting (there's no guiding happening during GA run)



On Wed, Oct 20, 2021 at 8:49 AM Peter Nagy <topboxman@...> wrote:
I may be wrong but I believe you should be using single star instead of multi star when running GA. GA automatically disables guide output so no need to set MinMo to 20.0.

Peter



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Brian 



Brian Valente


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

Peter Nagy
 

I may be wrong but I believe you should be using single star instead of multi star when running GA. GA automatically disables guide output so no need to set MinMo to 20.0.

Peter


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

Erkaslan Aygen
 

Hi Ray,

I got it from PrimaLuceLab in Italy - so it shouldn't be a Swiss version of Windows if I am not wrong.

Regards,
Aygen


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

Ray Gralak
 

Aygen

Thanks! The computer is running a long-term service version of Windows 10 Enterprise, originally introduced about three years ago. I have not tested with any version of Windows 10 Enterprise, but I will see if I can get a hold of that exact version via my visual studio subscription.

BTW, is this a Swiss version of Windows?

-Ray

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

Thanks for the instructions since I am not a WINDOW guy :).



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

Erkaslan Aygen
 

Thanks for the instructions since I am not a WINDOW guy :).


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

Ray Gralak
 

Aygen,

Can you tell me the exact version of Windows that is running on the computer?

You can find out by clicking the Windows start button and entering "winver" without the quotes and pressing the enter key. If that doesn't work, you can open a command prompt window and type "winver". Either post a screenshot, or provide all of the version details in the window that opens.

-Ray

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

Hey Ray,

There is absolutely no reason to be sorry, on the contrary, you've been very supportive and helpful from day
1.

Also, being able to access again Voyager with the "." doesn't mean that my issue is solved :) (but it should
be, I will anyway update the thread).

Warm regards from Switzerland.
Aygen


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

Erkaslan Aygen
 

Hey Ray,

There is absolutely no reason to be sorry, on the contrary, you've been very supportive and helpful from day 1. 

Also, being able to access again Voyager with the "." doesn't mean that my issue is solved :) (but it should be, I will anyway update the thread).

Warm regards from Switzerland.
Aygen


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

Ray Gralak
 

Aygen,

That's great news that you are running again! I'm sorry if I misled you regarding the Windows Regional Settings. Although you can make changes to the numeric formats there, it requires changing multiple settings. Tom is correct that the best and easiest way is to change the country/region.

Best regards,

-Ray

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Sent: Wednesday, October 20, 2021 12:12 AM
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Subject: Re: [ap-gto] VPort2 / Fault / Sync Target: Valid Alt/Az, RA/Dec, HA/Dec has not been received!"

By changing the region in W10 (in my case from Switzerland to USA), the settings are being automatically
updated and can again use my automation software, i.e. Voyager (comma being replaced by a ".").
If the weather allows it, I will give it a try later on (fingers crossed).


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

Andrew J
 

Hi Roland.

I would really appreciate if you could show the annotation that was discussed to the unguided graphs provided.

Thank you.

Andrew


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

Erkaslan Aygen
 

By changing the region in W10 (in my case from Switzerland to USA), the settings are being automatically updated and can again use my automation software, i.e. Voyager (comma being replaced by a ".").
If the weather allows it, I will give it a try later on (fingers crossed).


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

Ray Gralak
 

Aygen,

 

> I thank you for your support. Funny enough, a friend of mine told me exactly (pretty much) the same, i.e. "you

> shouldn't change the commas etc manually...".

 

I have a Windows virtual machine that I used in the past to resolve this exact issue. Retrying the 5.30.10 driver on the VM works perfectly, so I cannot reproduce the problem.

 

That this issue suddenly started happening makes this even more puzzling. This feels like a Windows update issue.

 

-Ray

 

 

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

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

> Sent: Tuesday, October 19, 2021 10:21 PM

> 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!"

>

> Good morning Tom,

>

> I thank you for your support. Funny enough, a friend of mine told me exactly (pretty much) the same, i.e. "you

> shouldn't change the commas etc manually...".

>

> I will give a try tonight and see the results. I am running out of options :)

>

> Aygen


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

Erkaslan Aygen
 

Good morning Tom,

I thank you for your support. Funny enough, a friend of mine told me exactly (pretty much) the same, i.e. "you shouldn't change the commas etc manually...".

I will give a try tonight and see the results. I am running out of options :)

Aygen


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

Tom Blahovici
 

One should not blindly change commas to decimal points in windows.
The proper way to do this is to choose a region in the windows control panel and then do not mess with changing any of the numeric formats. Use the defaults. You will find if you change the region to USA it will work fine. Same as if you change it to Armenia for example.
If the standard region does not work, then the software itself is not managjng globalization properly. For example in .NET, some mathematical transformations require a culture invariant option to be specified, especially when dealing with double precision numbers.
So if things do not  work with a default region and all the number formats are at the default region then it's a software fault. Otherwise not, it's a region configuration issue.
Tom


Re: RA not responding in guiding on 1200

Ray Gralak
 

Peter,

It occurred last night on 10/18.
That's still too broad of a time range for such a generic problem. Can you narrow it down to a 10-minute window?

If you can't, wait for the next evening you see it happening and note the time.

-Ray

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It occurred last night on 10/18.



Re: RA not responding in guiding on 1200

Peter Bresler
 

It occurred last night on 10/18.


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

Ray Gralak
 

Hi Aygen,

After a few attemps (uninstalled from A to Z APCC, AP driver, etc.), I am still facing this irritating error
message while using the driver in conjunction with APCC. My conclusion is that the problem is not from the
driver itself but rather from the APCC !
I'm sorry, but that is an incorrect conclusion. The problem is that the driver is sending coordinates with a comma as the decimal point, which you can see in APCC's logs. The command protocol expects decimal values that use a "." for the decimal point, so when APCC's command validator sees a comma it rejects the command.

You don't see the error with just the AP V2 ASCOM driver because the mount's firmware silently truncates the decimal portion of the coordinate after the comma. This is probably okay for declination, but 1 second of RA is up to 15 arc-seconds. So, if you try syncing to an RA coordinate with a .9 decimal point in the arc-seconds field, the mount will ignore the .9, and the sync will be incorrect by 15 * 0.9 = 13.5 arc-seconds, multiplied by the cosine of declination.

Best regards,

-Ray

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Sent: Tuesday, October 19, 2021 12:42 PM
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!"

Hi all,

After a few attemps (uninstalled from A to Z APCC, AP driver, etc.), I am still facing this irritating error
message while using the driver in conjunction with APCC. My conclusion is that the problem is not from the
driver itself but rather from the APCC !

Also, I was asked whether I did upgrade / update something recently. It didn't pop up directly buy the answer
is yeah, I upgraded APCC to the last version !

@ Ray : is there a way to install a former version ? I really want to find a solution to this problem - otherwise I
can forget APCC !

Thank you.
Aygen

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