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Re: Error message with nina and appm

Michael Freeberg
 

Here is what my General screen looks like.
 I just loaded version 1.10 HF3 this morning.  They must have changed something.


Mike













On May 23, 2022, at 1:37 PM, Brian Valente <bvalente@...> wrote:

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On Mon, May 23, 2022 at 11:33 AM Michael Freeberg <mdfreeb@...> wrote:
I have looked under the general tab but I can not find as anywhere to enable the server. I may be blind and it is right in front of me....I will look again

Thanks, Mike

On Mon, May 23, 2022, 1:24 PM Wenhan Chang <sjtu.wenhan@...> wrote:
Hi Michael,

You need to enable server in NINA. In NINA, it is under Options - General. This will turn on API servicea and allow APPM to use NINA camera.

Best,
Wenhan




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Re: 110 scope musings

dvjbaja
 

Met Jones in 1990.  He was still working on NASA designs for highly efficient airfoils.  


Re: Error message with nina and appm

 

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On Mon, May 23, 2022 at 11:33 AM Michael Freeberg <mdfreeb@...> wrote:
I have looked under the general tab but I can not find as anywhere to enable the server. I may be blind and it is right in front of me....I will look again

Thanks, Mike

On Mon, May 23, 2022, 1:24 PM Wenhan Chang <sjtu.wenhan@...> wrote:
Hi Michael,

You need to enable server in NINA. In NINA, it is under Options - General. This will turn on API servicea and allow APPM to use NINA camera.

Best,
Wenhan



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Re: Error message with nina and appm

Wenhan Chang
 

Hi Mike,

I'll share a screenshot when I get home tonight. It bothered me for a while too..

Best,
Wenhan


Re: Error message with nina and appm

Michael Freeberg
 

I have looked under the general tab but I can not find as anywhere to enable the server. I may be blind and it is right in front of me....I will look again

Thanks, Mike

On Mon, May 23, 2022, 1:24 PM Wenhan Chang <sjtu.wenhan@...> wrote:
Hi Michael,

You need to enable server in NINA. In NINA, it is under Options - General. This will turn on API servicea and allow APPM to use NINA camera.

Best,
Wenhan


Re: Error message with nina and appm

Michael Freeberg
 

The camera is connected in Nina. I think I need to enable the server in Nina, but not sure how to enable the server. I will watch the video that Mark recommended.

Thanks Mike

On Mon, May 23, 2022, 1:20 PM Brian Valente <bvalente@...> wrote:
Michael just checking simple stuff, did you make sure the camera was connected in NINA first?



On Mon, May 23, 2022 at 10:17 AM Michael Freeberg <mdfreeb@...> wrote:
I keep getting this error message when trying to connect my to nina with my camera.  I am sure it is some simple setting.  Any ideas



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Re: Error message with nina and appm

Wenhan Chang
 

Hi Michael,

You need to enable server in NINA. In NINA, it is under Options - General. This will turn on API servicea and allow APPM to use NINA camera.

Best,
Wenhan


Re: Error message with nina and appm

 

Michael just checking simple stuff, did you make sure the camera was connected in NINA first?



On Mon, May 23, 2022 at 10:17 AM Michael Freeberg <mdfreeb@...> wrote:
I keep getting this error message when trying to connect my to nina with my camera.  I am sure it is some simple setting.  Any ideas




Re: Error message with nina and appm

 

Michael,

Please checkout the NINA video on our YouTube channel prepared by Dale Ghent. It is choke full of information.

https://www.youtube.com/astrophysicscorp

 

Clear Skies,

Marj Christen

Astro-Physics

11250 Forest Hills Road

Machesney Park, IL 61115

Phone: 815-282-1513

www.astro-physics.com
Video Tutorials: https://www.youtube.com/astrophysicscorp 

 

From: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io> On Behalf Of Michael Freeberg
Sent: Monday, May 23, 2022 12:17 PM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Subject: [ap-gto] Error message with nina and appm

 

I keep getting this error message when trying to connect my to nina with my camera.  I am sure it is some simple setting.  Any ideas


Re: 110 scope musings

Roland Christen
 

What year was that?

Rolando

-----Original Message-----
From: dvjbaja <jpgleasonid@...>
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Sent: Mon, May 23, 2022 11:50 am
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] 110 scope musings

It's a bit lost in history now, but my favorite Mak-Newt is the Vega 6" designed by Robert T. Jones. I had the pleasure of meeting him at his home one afternoon.  Friends were constructing an 8" at the time.  The 6" however was the sweet spot IMO. Portable, wonderful optics at f/4 and f/12.  Butter smooth helical focuser.  Complete with EQ mount as well.  ~$1600.  

jg

--
Roland Christen
Astro-Physics


Re: 110 scope musings

Roland Christen
 

Convenience of where to put the camera. No off-axis balancing required. Central obstruction will not be much more for a Cass.

Rolando

-----Original Message-----
From: Greg Salyer <astronutcase@...>
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Sent: Mon, May 23, 2022 11:37 am
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] 110 scope musings

So why a Mak-Cas for imaging if you prefer a Mak-Newt for visual?

Greg

On May 23, 2022, at 11:21 AM, Roland Christen via groups.io <chris1011@...> wrote:


Mak-Newts have only 3 optical surfaces aside from the diagonal flat. Those 3 surfaces are spherical, so can be produced with extremely high accuracy and smoothness. The field curvature is essentially flat for even the widest field eyepiece. Coma is a tiny fraction of what a parabolic Newtonian mirror produces and cannot be seen in any wide field or high power eyepiece. There is no spider diffraction to spoil a high power view of a bright planet. The front corrector glass is hard borosilica crown which is the least expensive glass available and is available in the highest internal quality. The tube is closed, so no dirt will fall on the mirror surface. Alignment (collimation) of the mirror is not an issue since it is spherical, so it can be permanently aligned at the factory.

Rolando


-----Original Message-----
From: Jeff B <mnebula946@...>
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Sent: Mon, May 23, 2022 8:41 am
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] 110 scope musings

"P.S. I still love Mak-Newts and I think they are about as perfect an optical system that exists for visual only.*
And a nice size Mak-Cass for imaging only. But ne'er the twin shall meet to produce both results at the same time."

*ask me why"

I'm still asking Roland.  I love MNs too for visual and always have one around, most recently my MW/APM MN86.

I would love to see you make a run of say, 8", 10" and maybe even a 12" MNs say, perhaps F5.6.

Jeff

On Sun, May 22, 2022 at 11:32 PM Don Anderson via groups.io <jockey_ca=yahoo.ca@groups.io> wrote:
Very impressive Roland! I love my refractors for the very reasons you described. They fill a  in the visual/photographic world of this hobby. I am looking forward to using my brand new 92 Stowaway that I recently received. It fits perfectly on my AP900GOTO
Along with my other two gems! Will follow the development of the 110 Starfire with great interest.
Don
Astro Equipment | Flickr

--
Roland Christen
Astro-Physics

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Roland Christen
Astro-Physics


Error message with nina and appm

Michael Freeberg
 

I keep getting this error message when trying to connect my to nina with my camera.  I am sure it is some simple setting.  Any ideas


Re: 110 scope musings

dvjbaja
 

It's a bit lost in history now, but my favorite Mak-Newt is the Vega 6" designed by Robert T. Jones. I had the pleasure of meeting him at his home one afternoon.  Friends were constructing an 8" at the time.  The 6" however was the sweet spot IMO. Portable, wonderful optics at f/4 and f/12.  Butter smooth helical focuser.  Complete with EQ mount as well.  ~$1600.  

jg


Re: 110 scope musings

Greg Salyer
 

So why a Mak-Cas for imaging if you prefer a Mak-Newt for visual?

Greg

On May 23, 2022, at 11:21 AM, Roland Christen via groups.io <chris1011@...> wrote:


Mak-Newts have only 3 optical surfaces aside from the diagonal flat. Those 3 surfaces are spherical, so can be produced with extremely high accuracy and smoothness. The field curvature is essentially flat for even the widest field eyepiece. Coma is a tiny fraction of what a parabolic Newtonian mirror produces and cannot be seen in any wide field or high power eyepiece. There is no spider diffraction to spoil a high power view of a bright planet. The front corrector glass is hard borosilica crown which is the least expensive glass available and is available in the highest internal quality. The tube is closed, so no dirt will fall on the mirror surface. Alignment (collimation) of the mirror is not an issue since it is spherical, so it can be permanently aligned at the factory.

Rolando


-----Original Message-----
From: Jeff B <mnebula946@...>
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Sent: Mon, May 23, 2022 8:41 am
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] 110 scope musings

"P.S. I still love Mak-Newts and I think they are about as perfect an optical system that exists for visual only.*
And a nice size Mak-Cass for imaging only. But ne'er the twin shall meet to produce both results at the same time."

*ask me why"

I'm still asking Roland.  I love MNs too for visual and always have one around, most recently my MW/APM MN86.

I would love to see you make a run of say, 8", 10" and maybe even a 12" MNs say, perhaps F5.6.

Jeff

On Sun, May 22, 2022 at 11:32 PM Don Anderson via groups.io <jockey_ca=yahoo.ca@groups.io> wrote:
Very impressive Roland! I love my refractors for the very reasons you described. They fill a  in the visual/photographic world of this hobby. I am looking forward to using my brand new 92 Stowaway that I recently received. It fits perfectly on my AP900GOTO
Along with my other two gems! Will follow the development of the 110 Starfire with great interest.
Don
Astro Equipment | Flickr

--
Roland Christen
Astro-Physics


Re: Appm view image

Michael Freeberg
 

Another question. I am going to try and us NINa for camera control. How do you enable the server in nina so that I can connect to appm.

Mike

On May 23, 2022, at 9:25 AM, Ray Gralak <iogroups@...> wrote:

Mike,

You should check that you have the latest QHY ASCOM driver. It's odd that the image is taller than it is wide. Is that what you see as well?

As for the star shapes, it could be drift or optics. What is the image scale? Which telescope are you using?

-Ray

-----Original Message-----
From: main@ap-gto.groups.io [mailto:main@ap-gto.groups.io] On Behalf Of Michael Freeberg
Sent: Monday, May 23, 2022 6:43 AM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Appm view image

HI Ray, I have attached a image and it seems to show the stars. Not sure why they are oval ???. The software
seems to platesolve but when the view image screen pops up I don’t see the image.

https://1drv.ms/u/s!Alc02VkpqUfVaDqsUC39NGvl-jY?e=NOwybE

Mike



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From: Ray Gralak <mailto:iogroups@...>
Sent: Monday, May 23, 2022 1:21 PM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Appm view image



Hi Mike,



I have been working on building a model with my Mach2 and when the view image screen pops up , it is blank,
however the program is plate solving ok. I am using a qhy163 under ascom. Do I have something set wrong.


APPM's ASCOM window should automatically scale the FITS image appropriately for viewing, so you are not
missing a setting. If you have an image that is blank please zip the image and post it here. You can use APCC’s
Log zipper utility to locate images.



If you do not have an image, then on your next opportunity, enable APPM to save all images like this:







Then when you do another APPM run the images will be saved.



-Ray








Re: 110 scope musings

Dean Jacobsen
 

On Mon, May 23, 2022 at 08:21 AM, Roland Christen wrote:
Mak-Newts have only 3 optical surfaces aside from the diagonal flat. Those 3 surfaces are spherical, so can be produced with extremely high accuracy and smoothness. The field curvature is essentially flat for even the widest field eyepiece. Coma is a tiny fraction of what a parabolic Newtonian mirror produces and cannot be seen in any wide field or high power eyepiece. There is no spider diffraction to spoil a high power view of a bright planet. The front corrector glass is hard borosilica crown which is the least expensive glass available and is available in the highest internal quality. The tube is closed, so no dirt will fall on the mirror surface. Alignment (collimation) of the mirror is not an issue since it is spherical, so it can be permanently aligned at the factory.
Yup, sounds good to me.

I have been looking around for someone [not mass market] who currently makes them in the 6" - 7" range but I haven't found anyone yet.
 
--
Dean Jacobsen
Astrobin Image Gallery - https://www.astrobin.com/users/deanjacobsen/


Re: 110 scope musings

Roland Christen
 

Mak-Newts have only 3 optical surfaces aside from the diagonal flat. Those 3 surfaces are spherical, so can be produced with extremely high accuracy and smoothness. The field curvature is essentially flat for even the widest field eyepiece. Coma is a tiny fraction of what a parabolic Newtonian mirror produces and cannot be seen in any wide field or high power eyepiece. There is no spider diffraction to spoil a high power view of a bright planet. The front corrector glass is hard borosilica crown which is the least expensive glass available and is available in the highest internal quality. The tube is closed, so no dirt will fall on the mirror surface. Alignment (collimation) of the mirror is not an issue since it is spherical, so it can be permanently aligned at the factory.

Rolando


-----Original Message-----
From: Jeff B <mnebula946@...>
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Sent: Mon, May 23, 2022 8:41 am
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] 110 scope musings

"P.S. I still love Mak-Newts and I think they are about as perfect an optical system that exists for visual only.*
And a nice size Mak-Cass for imaging only. But ne'er the twin shall meet to produce both results at the same time."

*ask me why"

I'm still asking Roland.  I love MNs too for visual and always have one around, most recently my MW/APM MN86.

I would love to see you make a run of say, 8", 10" and maybe even a 12" MNs say, perhaps F5.6.

Jeff

On Sun, May 22, 2022 at 11:32 PM Don Anderson via groups.io <jockey_ca=yahoo.ca@groups.io> wrote:
Very impressive Roland! I love my refractors for the very reasons you described. They fill a  in the visual/photographic world of this hobby. I am looking forward to using my brand new 92 Stowaway that I recently received. It fits perfectly on my AP900GOTO
Along with my other two gems! Will follow the development of the 110 Starfire with great interest.
Don
Astro Equipment | Flickr

--
Roland Christen
Astro-Physics


Re: Appm view image

Ray Gralak
 

I am trying to use the nasa skyview test things ourt but am having a problem that it will not plate solve those
images. any suggestions.
The file of view may be too small for some plate solvers.


-Ray


Re: CP3 power connector (12V)

John Gaul
 
Edited

EDIT: sorry, didn't read original post carefully enough. Looking for a female/socket for the CP3 side not the plug for power cable as below.

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I believe (from previous postings on this group) that it's a 2.1mm x 5.5 mm barrel connector, center positive, and ideally the threaded variant.
 
Here's one I found. Sorry for UK link (I guess you're in the USA), but hope it helps you to find a supplier for you.
 
 
 


Re: Appm view image

Ray Gralak
 

forgot to include that I am using a C11 edge with 0.7 reducer for a pixel scale of about 0.4
Okay, the optics might be a little out of focus, or alignment. Even tube currents can contribute to misshapened stars.

-Ray

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