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Re: Motor Stall detected APCC 1.7.1.1

Lee
 

thanks, Ray.  i do have the latest chip (V2) for my CP3 controller as well as the GTOAE control box.  i don't believe there is a later version for the CP3/AE configuration.  is there something newer in the CP4 box that is required?

btw, i did see the motor stall error one time last night running the 1.7.0.1 beta (consistent with your comment about APCC). 

what does the motor stall notice indicate is happening?

Lee


Re: New Astro-Physics website now live!

 

Thanks! We still have some flavor of the old site in our technical support section. ;^)

 

We’ll be tackling the user groups situation pretty soon with the goal of saving the archive.

 

Clear Skies,

 

Marj Christen

Astro-Physics, Inc

11250 Forest Hills Rd

Machesney Park, IL 61115

Phone: 815-282-1513

Fax: 815-282-9847

www.astro-physics.com

 

From: ap-gto@... [mailto:ap-gto@...]
Sent: Saturday, March 30, 2019 12:23 AM
To: ap-gto@...
Subject: [ap-gto] Re: New Astro-Physics website now live!

 

 

Fantastic! Congratulations!

 

(but I admit that I miss that old style, from the beginning of the web  )

 

And I hope that the next step will be a forum itself. Yahoo Groups isn't really the best information repository. It's not that the answers aren't there, if I have any doubt the people of AP answer almost immediately (weekends included), but if someone else has the same doubt in the future it will be almost impossible to find such information 


Re: New Astro-Physics website now live!

Marcelo Figueroa
 

Fantastic! Congratulations!

(but I admit that I miss that old style, from the beginning of the web  )

And I hope that the next step will be a forum itself. Yahoo Groups isn't really the best information repository. It's not that the answers aren't there, if I have any doubt the people of AP answer almost immediately (weekends included), but if someone else has the same doubt in the future it will be almost impossible to find such information 


Re: APCC Pro 1.7.1.1 Orphaned Process

Ray Gralak
 

Hi Danny,

I uploaded a zip containing the log file and a screenshot showing the process still running a few minutes after
closing the application. The file is in the dflipp1 folder in the files section.
I don't see anything unusual in your log file. I thought that maybe APCC was not releasing the ObservingConditions driver but I double checked using the ASCOM ObservingConditions simulator and APCC exits correctly.

That said, if APCC exits normally after you disconnectyour ObservingConditions driver from APCC it may be that your driver is not releasing itself properly when APCC disconnects from it.

-Ray Gralak
Author of APCC (Astro-Physics Command Center): http://www.astro-physics.com/index.htm?products/accessories/software/apcc/apcc
Author of PEMPro V3: https://www.ccdware.com
Author of Astro-Physics V2 ASCOM Driver: https://www.siriusimaging.com/apdriver


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Sent: Friday, March 29, 2019 10:49 AM
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Subject: RE: [ap-gto] APCC Pro 1.7.1.1 Orphaned Process



Hi Ray,

I uploaded a zip containing the log file and a screenshot showing the process still running a few minutes after
closing the application. The file is in the dflipp1 folder in the files section.

Its not really a slow PC. Core i5 3.3GHz with an SSD and 8GB of memory.

One thing that has changed recently is I wrote an ASCOM observing conditions driver that polls a REST service
on my local web server for local conditions. I haven't found anything indicating that the driver is blocking APCC's
shutdown but I will continue investigating that.

Thanks,
Dan


Re: Motor Stall detected APCC 1.7.1.1

Ray Gralak
 

Lee,

Also, make sure you are using the latest version of firmware. The newer version looks at the response of a status command sent to the mount that the earlier version did not use.

-Ray Gralak
Author of APCC (Astro-Physics Command Center): http://www.astro-physics.com/index.htm?products/accessories/software/apcc/apcc
Author of PEMPro V3: https://www.ccdware.com
Author of Astro-Physics V2 ASCOM Driver: https://www.siriusimaging.com/apdriver

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Sent: Friday, March 29, 2019 4:50 PM
To: ap-gto@...
Subject: [ap-gto] Motor Stall detected APCC 1.7.1.1



i updated to APCC Pro 1.7.1.1 yesterday and began to get Motor Stall detected errors withing minutes of starting
up a session with ACP/Scheduler. using AP driver 5.20.09. Mount AP1600AE, CP3, V2 ROM. Win 10 Pro (latest
update). i went back to 1.7.0.1 and the problem went away.


any suggestions on what to look for? do you want to see logs?


thanks

Lee






Re: APCC Pro 1.7.1.1 Orphaned Process

Ray Gralak
 

Hi Dan,

Core i5 3.3GHz with an SSD and 8GB of memory.
SSD's can slow down and have dismal performance in some cases.

That said, try disconnecting your ObservingConditions driver from APCC and see if the problem goes away.

-Ray Gralak
Author of APCC (Astro-Physics Command Center): http://www.astro-physics.com/index.htm?products/accessories/software/apcc/apcc
Author of PEMPro V3: https://www.ccdware.com
Author of Astro-Physics V2 ASCOM Driver: https://www.siriusimaging.com/apdriver


-----Original Message-----
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Sent: Friday, March 29, 2019 10:49 AM
To: ap-gto@...
Subject: RE: [ap-gto] APCC Pro 1.7.1.1 Orphaned Process



Hi Ray,

I uploaded a zip containing the log file and a screenshot showing the process still running a few minutes after
closing the application. The file is in the dflipp1 folder in the files section.

Its not really a slow PC. Core i5 3.3GHz with an SSD and 8GB of memory.

One thing that has changed recently is I wrote an ASCOM observing conditions driver that polls a REST service
on my local web server for local conditions. I haven't found anything indicating that the driver is blocking APCC's
shutdown but I will continue investigating that.

Thanks,
Dan


Re: Motor Stall detected APCC 1.7.1.1

Ray Gralak
 

Hi Lee,

Motor stalls cannot be caused by APCC. It's likely that the earlier beta was not detecting the stalls rather than there being a bug in the latest version.

-Ray Gralak
Author of APCC (Astro-Physics Command Center): http://www.astro-physics.com/index.htm?products/accessories/software/apcc/apcc
Author of PEMPro V3: https://www.ccdware.com
Author of Astro-Physics V2 ASCOM Driver: https://www.siriusimaging.com/apdriver

-----Original Message-----
From: ap-gto@... [mailto:ap-gto@...]
Sent: Friday, March 29, 2019 4:50 PM
To: ap-gto@...
Subject: [ap-gto] Motor Stall detected APCC 1.7.1.1



i updated to APCC Pro 1.7.1.1 yesterday and began to get Motor Stall detected errors withing minutes of starting
up a session with ACP/Scheduler. using AP driver 5.20.09. Mount AP1600AE, CP3, V2 ROM. Win 10 Pro (latest
update). i went back to 1.7.0.1 and the problem went away.


any suggestions on what to look for? do you want to see logs?


thanks

Lee






Re: New Astro-Physics website now live!

Cheng-Yang Tan
 

Nice!

cytan

On Friday, March 29, 2019, 7:45:55 PM CDT, Marj marj@... [ap-gto] <ap-gto@...> wrote:


 

At long last, we have launched our new website. This update was long overdue. I can see that a number of you have been exploring already.

 

Features of the new site:

·         Much. much easier navigation

·         Search on part number or description or by brand

·         Create wish lists for yourself.

·         Order 24/7/365 at your convenience (US only for now)

·         Set up an account and see the status of new orders that you have placed or history of prior orders. Unfortunately, we cannot enter products that you have purchased prior to this new website.

·         Our blog will be used to introduce new products and share other news.

·         Newsletters - don’t forget to sign up for our newsletter for additional information. I plan to have a special deal for newsletter subscribers later in April. Don’t miss out. Enter your email address now.

·         Our Notify Us button will be available when we are out of stock on an item. It will enable us to notify you when the item is back in stock.

·         Access our sister technical support website with all the info that you have come to rely on.

 

This site is a work in progress. We need to update our photos so that you can zoom in on details of the parts. This will happen gradually.

 

Have fun exploring!

 

Clear Skies,

 

Marj Christen

Astro-Physics, Inc

11250 Forest Hills Rd

Machesney Park, IL 61115

Phone: 815-282-1513

Fax: 815-282-9847

www.astro-physics.com

 


New Astro-Physics website now live!

 

At long last, we have launched our new website. This update was long overdue. I can see that a number of you have been exploring already.

 

Features of the new site:

·         Much. much easier navigation

·         Search on part number or description or by brand

·         Create wish lists for yourself.

·         Order 24/7/365 at your convenience (US only for now)

·         Set up an account and see the status of new orders that you have placed or history of prior orders. Unfortunately, we cannot enter products that you have purchased prior to this new website.

·         Our blog will be used to introduce new products and share other news.

·         Newsletters - don’t forget to sign up for our newsletter for additional information. I plan to have a special deal for newsletter subscribers later in April. Don’t miss out. Enter your email address now.

·         Our Notify Us button will be available when we are out of stock on an item. It will enable us to notify you when the item is back in stock.

·         Access our sister technical support website with all the info that you have come to rely on.

 

This site is a work in progress. We need to update our photos so that you can zoom in on details of the parts. This will happen gradually.

 

Have fun exploring!

 

Clear Skies,

 

Marj Christen

Astro-Physics, Inc

11250 Forest Hills Rd

Machesney Park, IL 61115

Phone: 815-282-1513

Fax: 815-282-9847

www.astro-physics.com

 


Motor Stall detected APCC 1.7.1.1

Lee
 

i updated to APCC Pro 1.7.1.1 yesterday and began to get Motor Stall detected errors withing minutes of starting up a session with ACP/Scheduler.  using AP driver 5.20.09.  Mount AP1600AE, CP3, V2 ROM.  Win 10 Pro (latest update).  i went back to 1.7.0.1 and the problem went away. 

any suggestions on what to look for?  do you want to see logs?

thanks

Lee



Re: APCC Pro 1.7.1.1 Orphaned Process

Danny Flippo
 

Hi Ray,

I uploaded a zip containing the log file and a screenshot showing the process still running a few minutes after closing the application.  The file is in the dflipp1 folder in the files section.

Its not really a slow PC.  Core i5 3.3GHz with an SSD and 8GB of memory.

One thing that has changed recently is I wrote an ASCOM observing conditions driver that polls a REST service on my local web server for local conditions.  I haven't found anything indicating that the driver is blocking APCC's shutdown but I will continue investigating that.

Thanks,
Dan


Re: APCC Pro 1.7.1.1 Orphaned Process

Ray Gralak
 

Hi Dan,

I have noticed that after APCC Pro closes, there is still an orphaned APCC process running. The user interface
window does close, but there is an APCC process running that must be closed with task manager. Unless I kill it
in task manager, APCC cannot be started again. I'm running version 1.7.1.1 on Windows 10 Pro.
I just tried and cannot reproduce that behavior. I used Windows 10 Pro and tried both with the mount connected and not connected.

What type of computer are you running on? If it is slow, or has a slow disk system, it might be trying to finish up writing to the log file. In that case give it a little more time and I think it should exit on its own. If it still doesn't, then please post a short log file to the files section that captures this behavior. Please wait at least five minutes before killing the active process so the log file can hopefully capture what is happening.

-Ray Gralak
Author of APCC (Astro-Physics Command Center): http://www.astro-physics.com/index.htm?products/accessories/software/apcc/apcc
Author of PEMPro V3: https://www.ccdware.com
Author of Astro-Physics V2 ASCOM Driver: https://www.siriusimaging.com/apdriver


-----Original Message-----
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Subject: [ap-gto] APCC Pro 1.7.1.1 Orphaned Process



I have noticed that after APCC Pro closes, there is still an orphaned APCC process running. The user interface
window does close, but there is an APCC process running that must be closed with task manager. Unless I kill it
in task manager, APCC cannot be started again. I'm running version 1.7.1.1 on Windows 10 Pro.




-Dan


Re: Worm mesh and PEC

Roland Christen
 

Theoretically the PE should remain the same. However, it may not if there is a peculiar wear pattern on the worm that is different at various tooth heights.

Rolando



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From: 'Pawel T. Lancucki' pawel.lancucki@... [ap-gto]
To: ap-gto
Sent: Fri, Mar 29, 2019 7:50 am
Subject: [ap-gto] Worm mesh and PEC



Hi guys

I have a quick question. It is tome for periodic worm mesh adjustment on my AP1100 (not the new version with spring loaded worms). The adjustment process itself is easy enough, but I have a question: after RA worm mesh, will the PE curve remain valid, or should I re-train PEC?

CS

Pawel Lancucki




Re: Worm mesh and PEC

Joe Zeglinski
 

Hi Pawel,
 
    The PEC doesn’t need to be redone, as long as you didn’t move the locked RA axle relative to the worm. The worm gear and its worm are still in the same position, and any relative position “mating discrepancies” in their teeth  have not changed. You only need to reprogram the PEC pattern if they have been shifted, such as possibly during a regreasing.
 
Joe


Re: Worm mesh and PEC

Geert
 

Why would a periodic adjustment be needed, do you see backlash?  If not, don't bother.

 

Geert Vdbulcke

 

Van: ap-gto@...
Verzonden: vrijdag 29 maart 2019 12:48
Aan: ap-gto@...
Onderwerp: [ap-gto] Worm mesh and PEC

 

 

Hi guys

I have a quick question. It is tome for periodic worm mesh adjustment on my AP1100 (not the new version with spring loaded worms). The adjustment process itself is easy enough, but I have a question: after RA worm mesh, will the PE curve remain valid, or should I re-train PEC?

CS

Pawel Lancucki


Worm mesh and PEC

Pawel Lancucki
 

Hi guys

I have a quick question. It is tome for periodic worm mesh adjustment on my AP1100 (not the new version with spring loaded worms). The adjustment process itself is easy enough, but I have a question: after RA worm mesh, will the PE curve remain valid, or should I re-train PEC?

CS

Pawel Lancucki


APCC Pro 1.7.1.1 Orphaned Process

Danny Flippo
 

I have noticed that after APCC Pro closes, there is still an orphaned APCC process running.  The user interface window does close, but there is an APCC process running that must be closed with task manager.  Unless I kill it in task manager, APCC cannot be started again.  I'm running version 1.7.1.1 on Windows 10 Pro.


-Dan


SOLUTION FOR TRANSPORTING THE TWO PARTS OFTHE 1100 MOUNT

rtlangland
 

I have put together a solution for carrying the DEC and RA pieces for the Astro Physics using the input that I received from others in this user group. In particular, Tony who used the stacking RIGID tool boxes provided the basis of my solution. I used ones that I purchased from Home Depot. I used 3 inch thick slabs of polyethylene 1.7 density foam.

However I went farther than Tony and used a bread knife to create cut outs in the foam which I then stacked on top of one another after fitting them into the interior of the two largest boxes that came with the standard stacking configuration found at Home Depot. I used a carpet contour gauge to develop the outlines of the DEC and RA parts. I aIso cut pieces of the foam to place in the framework in the tops of each box to provide additional cushion to protect and secure the DEC and RA parts.I also used foam lined zipper bags as Tony did to hold the Keypad and the GTOCP4 control box and then finally the assorted tools and screws required to assemble the mount.

Each box of course stacks securely upon each other and you can easily use the handle of the bottom big box to wheel the assembly to where you want to put the mount together.

If anyone is interested in pictures of what I did please contact me directly because I cannot post them on this site.

Bob Langland
rtlangland@...


Re: Communications Error Messages in AP Ascom Driver

Don Anderson
 

I hear ya George! I'm there as well!
Don


Re: Communications Error Messages in AP Ascom Driver

George
 

Don,

 

Oops!   I plead old and befuddled.   <G>

 

Regards,

 

George

 

George Whitney

Astro-Physics, Inc.

Phone:  815-282-1513

Email:  george@...

 

From: ap-gto@... [mailto:ap-gto@...]
Sent: Wednesday, March 27, 2019 10:32 AM
To: ap-gto@...
Subject: RE: [ap-gto] Communications Error Messages in AP Ascom Driver

 

 

Good morning George

I think you may have me mixed up with Joe and his CP4 problem. Ray and I did figure my problem out. Everything is working well again.

Cheers

Don