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Re: APPM and SGP

Bill Long
 

I was not suggesting to use ANSVR, I was only stating that was the only solver I tested with SGP and it was dog slow. I do not use CMOS cameras, and as such I set my CCD's to bin 2x2 and 1/2 frame for point model runs. This isnt currently possible in APPM using SGP so I switched to SkyX + Image Link and it tore through the process so fast that I havent bothered to look back. I dont get how Platesolve could be faster than:


Solving (1-2 seconds) - OK - SLEWING


I have the All Sky DB (the free downloadable one for Sky X, not the Add On) installed and running with APPM. Slewing takes longer than solving. 





From: ap-gto@... on behalf of 'Wade Hilmo' y.groups@... [ap-gto]
Sent: Thursday, August 2, 2018 5:15 PM
To: ap-gto@...
Subject: RE: [ap-gto] Re: APPM and SGP
 
 

TheSkyX is solving pretty quickly through APPM (quicker than PinPoint).

APPM aside, using ANSVR with SGP as you've suggested is quite a bit slower
than Image Link with TheSkyX. Have you tried using SGP with PlateSolve2,
though? It is very, very quick. Faster than TheSkyX. That's why I wanted
to try it with APPM. If it doesn't work, it's no big deal to me since I
have the other options. I believe that it is supposed to work, though.

Thanks,

-Wade

From: ap-gto@... [mailto:ap-gto@...]
Sent: Thursday, August 2, 2018 5:10 PM
To: ap-gto@...
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Re: APPM and SGP

Speed is the reason I switched away from SGP for APPM. If Sky X Image Link
isn't solving in seconds, something isn't configured correctly.

_____

From: ap-gto@... on behalf of 'Wade
Hilmo' y.groups@... [ap-gto]
Sent: Thursday, August 2, 2018 5:07:48 PM
To: ap-gto@...
Subject: RE: [ap-gto] Re: APPM and SGP

I have not tried APPM/SGP/ANSVR. I don't need all sky plate solving, plus
ANSVR is much slower than PlateSolve2, and the speed is the reason that I'm
interested in using SGP (since I also have Maxim, TheSkyX, PinPoint, etc.
available to me).

Thanks,

-Wade

From: ap-gto@... [mailto:ap-gto@...]
Sent: Thursday, August 2, 2018 4:47 PM
To: ap-gto@...
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Re: APPM and SGP

APPM can use SGP for camera and solving. I only tried ANSVR for solving.
Image Link in sky x was lightning fast though. Do you have the all sky db?

_____

From: ap-gto@... on behalf of
pnagy@... [ap-gto]
Sent: Thursday, August 2, 2018 4:30:48 PM
To: ap-gto@...
Subject: [ap-gto] Re: APPM and SGP

Hi Wade,

I don't think SGP works with APPM. SGP works with limited number of plate
solvers:

1. PlateSolve2

2. Pinpoint

3. Elbrus

4. Astrometry.net or ANSVR (local Astrometry.net not requiring internet)

I don't see anywhere the word "APPM" in SGP help file. The help file does
not specify the ability to add more 3rd party plate solvers.

You mentioned "PlateSolve2" so why don't you use PlateSolve2 instead of
APPM? I have been using PlateSolve2 ever since it was first introduced and
it has never failed plate solving.

Maybe your question should be asked at SGP forum.

Peter

---In ap-gto@..., wrote :

I am trying to use SGP for image acquisition and plate solves with APPM.
When I hit the "plate solve" button, SGP takes the image, but the plate
solve routine never runs. APPM eventually times out the attempt. I believe
that after taking the image (and before the timeout occurs), the status line
message in SGP says "The API call is complete".

APPM plate solves fine with Maxim/Pinpoint and Maxim/TheSkyX, and outside of
APPM, SGP plates solves fine. I would like to try switching to SGP for
this, since the PlateSolve2 routine in SGP seems quite a bit faster than
either PinPoint or TheSkyX.

Thanks for any suggestions,

-Wade

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Re: APPM and SGP

W Hilmo
 

Yes, SGP is fully connected and operational and APPM is connected to SGP. Using the SGP control panel, I can plate solve fine and sync the mount (letting the ASCOM driver translate to rcal). It’s only when invoked from APPM that it fails. And as I mentioned, SGP does take the image when done through APPM, but the plate solver never launches.



I’ll do some testing with the APPM Image Link feature tonight before it’s gets dark enough to start imaging and see if I get any different results.



Thanks,

-Wade



From: ap-gto@... [mailto:ap-gto@...]
Sent: Thursday, August 2, 2018 5:20 PM
To: ap-gto@...
Subject: RE: [ap-gto] Re: APPM and SGP





Wade/Peter,

APPM can in fact use SGPro's plate solver.

Wade, in SGPro's Control Panel make sure that you have PlateSolver2 selected and that you have the database path set correctly.

Then, make sure you have SGPro connected to the AP V2 driver so it will have reference coordinates, and of course that your camera is connected in SGPro.

Try doing an Image Link Test on APPM's "Plate Solve Settings" tab with a known good image. Once you can do that you should be able click "Plate Solve" on APPM's Run tab. If that goes ok then you should be good to go.

-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: Thursday, August 2, 2018 4:31 PM
To: ap-gto@...
Subject: [ap-gto] Re: APPM and SGP



Hi Wade,

I don't think SGP works with APPM. SGP works with limited number of plate solvers:

1. PlateSolve2
2. Pinpoint
3. Elbrus
4. Astrometry.net or ANSVR (local Astrometry.net not requiring internet)


I don't see anywhere the word "APPM" in SGP help file. The help file does not specify the ability to add more 3rd
party plate solvers.


You mentioned "PlateSolve2" so why don't you use PlateSolve2 instead of APPM? I have been using
PlateSolve2 ever since it was first introduced and it has never failed plate solving.


Maybe your question should be asked at SGP forum.


Peter



---In ap-gto@..., <y.groups@...> wrote :


I am trying to use SGP for image a cquisition and plate solves with APPM. When I hit the "plate solve" button,
SGP takes the image, but the plate solve routine never runs. APPM eventually times out the attempt. I believe
that after taking the image (and before the timeout occurs), the status line message in SGP says "The API call is
complete".

APPM plate solves fine with Maxim/Pinpoint and Maxim/TheSkyX, and outside of APPM, SGP plates solves fine.
I would like to try switching to SGP for this, since the PlateSolve2 routine in SGP seems quite a bit faster than
either PinPoint or TheSkyX.

Thanks for any suggestions,
-Wade








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Re: Another APCC question

Ray Gralak
 

Hi Dale,

You wrote:
One suggestion on this front is that this stipulation be made more clear in the APCC/driver config UI. It took me a
while to deduce this on my own when I first noticed that the CP's lat/long would fail to update after I would move to
a new site, get set up, and start getting the software set up.
The APCC help file, which you can get to by clicking the round "?" button on APCC's site tab says this:

"The information in this group box comes from the selected site data saved in APCC. Note that you can select a site in this group
box WITHOUT sending its information to the mount. Site information is only sent to the mount during initialization."

Do you have any suggestions on how why might improve this?

-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: Thursday, August 2, 2018 5:15 PM
To: ap-gto@...
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Re: Another APCC question




On Aug 2, 2018, at 8:09 PM, 'Ray Gralak (Groups)' groups3@... [ap-gto] <ap-gto@...>
wrote:

Paul,

Restarting APCC the same thing happened.

I didn't try power cycling the mount yet.
Longitude/Latitude can only be set by APCC or the driver after a power cycle.
One suggestion on this front is that this stipulation be made more clear in the APCC/driver config UI. It took me a
while to deduce this on my own when I first noticed that the CP's lat/long would fail to update after I would move to
a new site, get set up, and start getting the software set up.


Re: Fist session with Mach1

Ray Gralak
 

Hi Darrell,

Try reinstalling APCC and make sure that you select the option to reinstall the virtual ports. In APCC in the "Mount" group box enable the "Auto-Connect" and "Create Virtual Ports first" checkboxes. In the "AP V2 Driver" group box, only enable "Auto-Config".

Then, start APCC and connect to the scope. You should see two virtual ports configured and pale yellow. If so, check the Device manager and you should see the two ports.

-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: Thursday, August 2, 2018 5:07 AM
To: ap-gto@...
Subject: [ap-gto] Re: Fist session with Mach1



Hi All

I have gone through the setup documentation again and yes, the issue is the COM port. But I think the problem is
with my laptop.

In my Device Manager I have no Ports listed. There is actually no section titled "Ports (COM & LPT). I have gone
to Actions and tried to Add, but get nothing.

In APCC, I have no ports listed, and I have tried to Refresh Ports. Nothing, as expected.

When I was setting up APCC, I clicked on the magnifier, which showed one GTO. I selected that and the IP
address was automatically filled.

So I have to resolve the fact that there are no Comm ports in Device Manager. I see that there are a few firmware
and BIOS updates for the laptop. I will download and install those and see if anything is fixed. Its odd. The
laptop is less than one year old.

Thanks for the guidance so far.

Now, how do I edit the Subject Line?

Darrell



Re: APPM and SGP

Ray Gralak
 

Wade/Peter,

APPM can in fact use SGPro's plate solver.

Wade, in SGPro's Control Panel make sure that you have PlateSolver2 selected and that you have the database path set correctly.

Then, make sure you have SGPro connected to the AP V2 driver so it will have reference coordinates, and of course that your camera is connected in SGPro.

Try doing an Image Link Test on APPM's "Plate Solve Settings" tab with a known good image. Once you can do that you should be able click "Plate Solve" on APPM's Run tab. If that goes ok then you should be good to go.

-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: Thursday, August 2, 2018 4:31 PM
To: ap-gto@...
Subject: [ap-gto] Re: APPM and SGP



Hi Wade,

I don't think SGP works with APPM. SGP works with limited number of plate solvers:

1. PlateSolve2
2. Pinpoint
3. Elbrus
4. Astrometry.net or ANSVR (local Astrometry.net not requiring internet)


I don't see anywhere the word "APPM" in SGP help file. The help file does not specify the ability to add more 3rd
party plate solvers.


You mentioned "PlateSolve2" so why don't you use PlateSolve2 instead of APPM? I have been using
PlateSolve2 ever since it was first introduced and it has never failed plate solving.


Maybe your question should be asked at SGP forum.


Peter



---In ap-gto@..., <y.groups@...> wrote :


I am trying to use SGP for image a cquisition and plate solves with APPM. When I hit the "plate solve" button,
SGP takes the image, but the plate solve routine never runs. APPM eventually times out the attempt. I believe
that after taking the image (and before the timeout occurs), the status line message in SGP says "The API call is
complete".

APPM plate solves fine with Maxim/Pinpoint and Maxim/TheSkyX, and outside of APPM, SGP plates solves fine.
I would like to try switching to SGP for this, since the PlateSolve2 routine in SGP seems quite a bit faster than
either PinPoint or TheSkyX.

Thanks for any suggestions,
-Wade





Re: APPM and SGP

W Hilmo
 

TheSkyX is solving pretty quickly through APPM (quicker than PinPoint).



APPM aside, using ANSVR with SGP as you've suggested is quite a bit slower
than Image Link with TheSkyX. Have you tried using SGP with PlateSolve2,
though? It is very, very quick. Faster than TheSkyX. That's why I wanted
to try it with APPM. If it doesn't work, it's no big deal to me since I
have the other options. I believe that it is supposed to work, though.



Thanks,

-Wade







From: ap-gto@... [mailto:ap-gto@...]
Sent: Thursday, August 2, 2018 5:10 PM
To: ap-gto@...
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Re: APPM and SGP





Speed is the reason I switched away from SGP for APPM. If Sky X Image Link
isn't solving in seconds, something isn't configured correctly.

_____

From: ap-gto@... <ap-gto@...> on behalf of 'Wade
Hilmo' y.groups@... [ap-gto] <ap-gto@...>
Sent: Thursday, August 2, 2018 5:07:48 PM
To: ap-gto@...
Subject: RE: [ap-gto] Re: APPM and SGP





I have not tried APPM/SGP/ANSVR. I don't need all sky plate solving, plus
ANSVR is much slower than PlateSolve2, and the speed is the reason that I'm
interested in using SGP (since I also have Maxim, TheSkyX, PinPoint, etc.
available to me).

Thanks,

-Wade

From: ap-gto@... [mailto:ap-gto@...]
Sent: Thursday, August 2, 2018 4:47 PM
To: ap-gto@...
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Re: APPM and SGP

APPM can use SGP for camera and solving. I only tried ANSVR for solving.
Image Link in sky x was lightning fast though. Do you have the all sky db?

_____

From: ap-gto@... <ap-gto@...> on behalf of
pnagy@... [ap-gto] <ap-gto@...>
Sent: Thursday, August 2, 2018 4:30:48 PM
To: ap-gto@...
Subject: [ap-gto] Re: APPM and SGP

Hi Wade,

I don't think SGP works with APPM. SGP works with limited number of plate
solvers:

1. PlateSolve2

2. Pinpoint

3. Elbrus

4. Astrometry.net or ANSVR (local Astrometry.net not requiring internet)

I don't see anywhere the word "APPM" in SGP help file. The help file does
not specify the ability to add more 3rd party plate solvers.

You mentioned "PlateSolve2" so why don't you use PlateSolve2 instead of
APPM? I have been using PlateSolve2 ever since it was first introduced and
it has never failed plate solving.

Maybe your question should be asked at SGP forum.

Peter

---In ap-gto@..., <y.groups@...> wrote :

I am trying to use SGP for image acquisition and plate solves with APPM.
When I hit the "plate solve" button, SGP takes the image, but the plate
solve routine never runs. APPM eventually times out the attempt. I believe
that after taking the image (and before the timeout occurs), the status line
message in SGP says "The API call is complete".

APPM plate solves fine with Maxim/Pinpoint and Maxim/TheSkyX, and outside of
APPM, SGP plates solves fine. I would like to try switching to SGP for
this, since the PlateSolve2 routine in SGP seems quite a bit faster than
either PinPoint or TheSkyX.

Thanks for any suggestions,

-Wade


Re: Another APCC question

Dale Ghent
 

On Aug 2, 2018, at 8:09 PM, 'Ray Gralak (Groups)' groups3@... [ap-gto] <ap-gto@...> wrote:

Paul,

Restarting APCC the same thing happened.

I didn't try power cycling the mount yet.
Longitude/Latitude can only be set by APCC or the driver after a power cycle.
One suggestion on this front is that this stipulation be made more clear in the APCC/driver config UI. It took me a while to deduce this on my own when I first noticed that the CP's lat/long would fail to update after I would move to a new site, get set up, and start getting the software set up.


Re : Re: APPM and SGP

Yves Laroche
 


Re: APPM and SGP

W Hilmo
 

I am not trying to plate solve with APPM.



I am trying to get APPM to use SGP/PlateSolve2 to build the point model. This is functionality that is specifically supported by APPM. As I mentioned, SGP/PlateSolve2 works fine by itself. And APPM works with PinPoint and TheSkyX for plate solves using Maxim as the imaging software. The issue is that when APPM calls into SGP’s rest API, SGP takes an image, but does not initiate the plate solve.



Thanks,

-Wade



From: ap-gto@... [mailto:ap-gto@...]
Sent: Thursday, August 2, 2018 4:31 PM
To: ap-gto@...
Subject: [ap-gto] Re: APPM and SGP





Hi Wade,



I don't think SGP works with APPM. SGP works with limited number of plate solvers:



1. PlateSolve2

2. Pinpoint

3. Elbrus

4. Astrometry.net or ANSVR (local Astrometry.net not requiring internet)



I don't see anywhere the word "APPM" in SGP help file. The help file does not specify the ability to add more 3rd party plate solvers.



You mentioned "PlateSolve2" so why don't you use PlateSolve2 instead of APPM? I have been using PlateSolve2 ever since it was first introduced and it has never failed plate solving.



Maybe your question should be asked at SGP forum.



Peter



---In ap-gto@..., <y.groups@...> wrote :

I am trying to use SGP for image acquisition and plate solves with APPM. When I hit the "plate solve" button, SGP takes the image, but the plate solve routine never runs. APPM eventually times out the attempt. I believe that after taking the image (and before the timeout occurs), the status line message in SGP says "The API call is complete".



APPM plate solves fine with Maxim/Pinpoint and Maxim/TheSkyX, and outside of APPM, SGP plates solves fine. I would like to try switching to SGP for this, since the PlateSolve2 routine in SGP seems quite a bit faster than either PinPoint or TheSkyX.



Thanks for any suggestions,

-Wade


Re: APPM and SGP

Bill Long
 

Speed is the reason I switched away from SGP for APPM. If Sky X Image Link isn't solving in seconds, something isn't configured correctly.


From: ap-gto@... <ap-gto@...> on behalf of 'Wade Hilmo' y.groups@... [ap-gto]
Sent: Thursday, August 2, 2018 5:07:48 PM
To: ap-gto@...
Subject: RE: [ap-gto] Re: APPM and SGP
 
 

I have not tried APPM/SGP/ANSVR. I don't need all sky plate solving, plus
ANSVR is much slower than PlateSolve2, and the speed is the reason that I'm
interested in using SGP (since I also have Maxim, TheSkyX, PinPoint, etc.
available to me).

Thanks,

-Wade

From: ap-gto@... [mailto:ap-gto@...]
Sent: Thursday, August 2, 2018 4:47 PM
To: ap-gto@...
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Re: APPM and SGP

APPM can use SGP for camera and solving. I only tried ANSVR for solving.
Image Link in sky x was lightning fast though. Do you have the all sky db?

_____

From: ap-gto@... on behalf of
pnagy@... [ap-gto]
Sent: Thursday, August 2, 2018 4:30:48 PM
To: ap-gto@...
Subject: [ap-gto] Re: APPM and SGP

Hi Wade,

I don't think SGP works with APPM. SGP works with limited number of plate
solvers:

1. PlateSolve2

2. Pinpoint

3. Elbrus

4. Astrometry.net or ANSVR (local Astrometry.net not requiring internet)

I don't see anywhere the word "APPM" in SGP help file. The help file does
not specify the ability to add more 3rd party plate solvers.

You mentioned "PlateSolve2" so why don't you use PlateSolve2 instead of
APPM? I have been using PlateSolve2 ever since it was first introduced and
it has never failed plate solving.

Maybe your question should be asked at SGP forum.

Peter

---In ap-gto@..., wrote :

I am trying to use SGP for image acquisition and plate solves with APPM.
When I hit the "plate solve" button, SGP takes the image, but the plate
solve routine never runs. APPM eventually times out the attempt. I believe
that after taking the image (and before the timeout occurs), the status line
message in SGP says "The API call is complete".

APPM plate solves fine with Maxim/Pinpoint and Maxim/TheSkyX, and outside of
APPM, SGP plates solves fine. I would like to try switching to SGP for
this, since the PlateSolve2 routine in SGP seems quite a bit faster than
either PinPoint or TheSkyX.

Thanks for any suggestions,

-Wade

[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]


Re: Another APCC question

Ray Gralak
 

Paul,

Restarting APCC the same thing happened.

I didn't try power cycling the mount yet.
Longitude/Latitude can only be set by APCC or the driver after a power cycle.

-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: Thursday, August 2, 2018 2:16 PM
To: ap-gto@...
Subject: RE: [ap-gto] Re: Another APCC question



Restarting APCC the same thing happened.

I didn't try power cycling the mount yet.

Is it just an issue with reporting the Alt, in which case it's no big deal. Or could it lead to mistakes in e.g.
application of meridian or horizon limits?

Paul


Re: APPM and SGP

W Hilmo
 

I have not tried APPM/SGP/ANSVR. I don't need all sky plate solving, plus
ANSVR is much slower than PlateSolve2, and the speed is the reason that I'm
interested in using SGP (since I also have Maxim, TheSkyX, PinPoint, etc.
available to me).



Thanks,

-Wade



From: ap-gto@... [mailto:ap-gto@...]
Sent: Thursday, August 2, 2018 4:47 PM
To: ap-gto@...
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Re: APPM and SGP





APPM can use SGP for camera and solving. I only tried ANSVR for solving.
Image Link in sky x was lightning fast though. Do you have the all sky db?

_____

From: ap-gto@... <ap-gto@...> on behalf of
pnagy@... [ap-gto] <ap-gto@...>
Sent: Thursday, August 2, 2018 4:30:48 PM
To: ap-gto@...
Subject: [ap-gto] Re: APPM and SGP





Hi Wade,



I don't think SGP works with APPM. SGP works with limited number of plate
solvers:



1. PlateSolve2

2. Pinpoint

3. Elbrus

4. Astrometry.net or ANSVR (local Astrometry.net not requiring internet)



I don't see anywhere the word "APPM" in SGP help file. The help file does
not specify the ability to add more 3rd party plate solvers.



You mentioned "PlateSolve2" so why don't you use PlateSolve2 instead of
APPM? I have been using PlateSolve2 ever since it was first introduced and
it has never failed plate solving.



Maybe your question should be asked at SGP forum.



Peter



---In ap-gto@..., <y.groups@...> wrote :

I am trying to use SGP for image acquisition and plate solves with APPM.
When I hit the "plate solve" button, SGP takes the image, but the plate
solve routine never runs. APPM eventually times out the attempt. I believe
that after taking the image (and before the timeout occurs), the status line
message in SGP says "The API call is complete".



APPM plate solves fine with Maxim/Pinpoint and Maxim/TheSkyX, and outside of
APPM, SGP plates solves fine. I would like to try switching to SGP for
this, since the PlateSolve2 routine in SGP seems quite a bit faster than
either PinPoint or TheSkyX.



Thanks for any suggestions,

-Wade


Re: Can I bring the CP4 into the house

Christopher Erickson
 

If you stop tracking before shutting down and make sure tracking is stopped for the entire indoor session and is stopped until the motors are reconnected, you won't lose your PEM tracking synchronization with the RA worm drive assembly. Otherwise you will have to rebuild your PEM curve.


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

On Thu, Aug 2, 2018, 1:34 PM stevenhoffman53@... [ap-gto] <ap-gto@...> wrote:


Can I bring the CP4 into the house (power it and connect via USB) and fiddle with the horizons without having the motors attached.

Because it's going to rain and would rather not have everything outside.


Thanks!!

steve





Re: APPM and SGP

Bill Long
 

APPM can use SGP for camera and solving. I only tried ANSVR for solving. Image Link in sky x was lightning fast though. Do you have the all sky db?
From: ap-gto@... on behalf of pnagy@... [ap-gto]
Sent: Thursday, August 2, 2018 4:30:48 PM
To: ap-gto@...
Subject: [ap-gto] Re: APPM and SGP
 
 

Hi Wade,

I don't think SGP works with APPM. SGP works with limited number of plate solvers:

1. PlateSolve2
2. Pinpoint
3. Elbrus
4. Astrometry.net or ANSVR (local Astrometry.net not requiring internet)

I don't see anywhere the word "APPM" in SGP help file. The help file does not specify the ability to add more 3rd party plate solvers.

You mentioned "PlateSolve2" so why don't you use PlateSolve2 instead of APPM? I have been using PlateSolve2 ever since it was first introduced and it has never failed plate solving.

Maybe your question should be asked at SGP forum.

Peter


---In ap-gto@..., wrote :

I am trying to use SGP for image acquisition and plate solves with APPM.  When I hit the "plate solve" button, SGP takes the image, but the plate solve routine never runs.  APPM eventually times out the attempt.  I believe that after taking the image (and before the timeout occurs), the status line message in SGP says "The API call is complete".

APPM plate solves fine with Maxim/Pinpoint and Maxim/TheSkyX, and outside of APPM, SGP plates solves fine.  I would like to try switching to SGP for this, since the PlateSolve2 routine in SGP seems quite a bit faster than either PinPoint or TheSkyX.

Thanks for any suggestions,
-Wade



nevermind - Re: Can I bring the CP4 into the house

steven ho
 

I see horizons can launch without connecting to the CP4.



Can I bring the CP4 into the house

steven ho
 

Can I bring the CP4 into the house (power it and connect via USB) and fiddle with the horizons without having the motors attached.

Because it's going to rain and would rather not have everything outside.


Thanks!!

steve



Re: APPM and SGP

topboxman
 

Hi Wade,

I don't think SGP works with APPM. SGP works with limited number of plate solvers:

1. PlateSolve2
2. Pinpoint
3. Elbrus
4. Astrometry.net or ANSVR (local Astrometry.net not requiring internet)

I don't see anywhere the word "APPM" in SGP help file. The help file does not specify the ability to add more 3rd party plate solvers.

You mentioned "PlateSolve2" so why don't you use PlateSolve2 instead of APPM? I have been using PlateSolve2 ever since it was first introduced and it has never failed plate solving.

Maybe your question should be asked at SGP forum.

Peter


---In ap-gto@..., <y.groups@...> wrote :

I am trying to use SGP for image acquisition and plate solves with APPM.  When I hit the "plate solve" button, SGP takes the image, but the plate solve routine never runs.  APPM eventually times out the attempt.  I believe that after taking the image (and before the timeout occurs), the status line message in SGP says "The API call is complete".

APPM plate solves fine with Maxim/Pinpoint and Maxim/TheSkyX, and outside of APPM, SGP plates solves fine.  I would like to try switching to SGP for this, since the PlateSolve2 routine in SGP seems quite a bit faster than either PinPoint or TheSkyX.

Thanks for any suggestions,
-Wade



Re: IC4628 (Prawn Nebula) - Good guiding at last

Stuart Heggie <stuart.j.heggie@...>
 

Eduardo, that is beautiful!!!

Stuart

On Thu, Aug 2, 2018 at 7:01 PM eoliveira@... [ap-gto] <ap-gto@...> wrote:
 

Hi there,


I am very glad to share a link of an image that my friend Luiz Duczmal helped me to acquire by bringing his TakFSQ106 to my home observatory and by giving me some guidance (no pun intended) with my autoguiding. The image is the stack of 13 x 10min frames of Ha we managed to capture before the clouds rolled in. I was particularly happy that we did not miss a single frame and guiding was good throughout the session (except when target was already quite low) and the stars came out with very reasonable eccentricities. Thanks Rolando and all that shared with me some advice.


Regards,


Eduardo Oliveira.


https://xa.yimg.com/df/ap-gto/HDR.jpg?token=DP2tp-NsMzbdFr9Ee6bQ3BA_Z6ydaf3JjS1W-y2l6AQqV_c0aEnNox39vowYQNo2tEOjD2D-yXcF5qcLG8ashq8Wq7wMh_jFDkGAstYRAcTL04vCB5fA_IU2PD2A0XI_ylJnGECusLcNTivoHPE&type=download



IC4628 (Prawn Nebula) - Good guiding at last

Eduardo Oliveira
 

Hi there,


I am very glad to share a link of an image that my friend Luiz Duczmal helped me to acquire by bringing his TakFSQ106 to my home observatory and by giving me some guidance (no pun intended) with my autoguiding. The image is the stack of 13 x 10min frames of Ha we managed to capture before the clouds rolled in. I was particularly happy that we did not miss a single frame and guiding was good throughout the session (except when target was already quite low) and the stars came out with very reasonable eccentricities. Thanks Rolando and all that shared with me some advice.


Regards,


Eduardo Oliveira.


https://xa.yimg.com/df/ap-gto/HDR.jpg?token=DP2tp-NsMzbdFr9Ee6bQ3BA_Z6ydaf3JjS1W-y2l6AQqV_c0aEnNox39vowYQNo2tEOjD2D-yXcF5qcLG8ashq8Wq7wMh_jFDkGAstYRAcTL04vCB5fA_IU2PD2A0XI_ylJnGECusLcNTivoHPE&type=download



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