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Re: Tool for saddle clamping

Eric Weiner
 

“Yes, it's called a 3/16" hex key ;)”

+1

On Jul 23, 2021, at 16:54, Dale Ghent <daleg@elemental.org> wrote:

Yes, it's called a 3/16" hex key ;)


Re: 92mm Stowaway 4th Run Update

Christopher Erickson
 

I am going to assume that the only fair way is that everyone only gets to sign up once.

And only one entry per household.

And that cheaters will be disqualified.

I also assume that it would only be fair if existing Stowaway owners wouldn't be allowed to play either (darn!)

And that entries must have a verifiable name, verifiable email address, verifiable phone number and a verifiable physical address to qualify.

Did I miss anything? LOL

-Christopher Erickson
Observatory Engineer
Summit Kinetics
Waikoloa, Hawaii


On Fri, Jul 23, 2021 at 6:16 PM Jim H <jamesnhead@...> wrote:
I hope not, I'd be on the astro-physics site 24/7.

On Fri, Jul 23, 2021 at 8:11 PM dvjbaja <jpgleasonid@...> wrote:
Can you sign up more than once?  That would make it a little more interesting.  Do you have to be present to win?  ;-)



Sent via the Samsung Galaxy Note9, an AT&T 5G Evolution capable smartphone


-------- Original message --------
From: thefamily90 Phillips <thefamily90@...>
Date: 7/23/21 5:52 PM (GMT-08:00)
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] 92mm Stowaway 4th Run Update

In a week. Starting July 31.

On Fri, Jul 23, 2021 at 4:28 PM Karen Christen <karen@...> wrote:

You may sign up directly on the website, Marcelo. 

Karen

AP

 

From: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io> On Behalf Of Marcelo Figueroa via groups.io
Sent: Friday, July 23, 2021 3:06 PM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] 92mm Stowaway 4th Run Update

 

Chile. I have bought my Mach1 (sold) and Mach2 through my local dealer without any problems.

 

For now I'm just being curious and haven't decided anything yet ;).


--
Karen Christen
Astro-Physics


Re: 92mm Stowaway 4th Run Update

Jim H
 

I hope not, I'd be on the astro-physics site 24/7.


On Fri, Jul 23, 2021 at 8:11 PM dvjbaja <jpgleasonid@...> wrote:
Can you sign up more than once?  That would make it a little more interesting.  Do you have to be present to win?  ;-)



Sent via the Samsung Galaxy Note9, an AT&T 5G Evolution capable smartphone


-------- Original message --------
From: thefamily90 Phillips <thefamily90@...>
Date: 7/23/21 5:52 PM (GMT-08:00)
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] 92mm Stowaway 4th Run Update

In a week. Starting July 31.

On Fri, Jul 23, 2021 at 4:28 PM Karen Christen <karen@...> wrote:

You may sign up directly on the website, Marcelo. 

Karen

AP

 

From: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io> On Behalf Of Marcelo Figueroa via groups.io
Sent: Friday, July 23, 2021 3:06 PM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] 92mm Stowaway 4th Run Update

 

Chile. I have bought my Mach1 (sold) and Mach2 through my local dealer without any problems.

 

For now I'm just being curious and haven't decided anything yet ;).


--
Karen Christen
Astro-Physics


Re: 92mm Stowaway 4th Run Update

dvjbaja
 

Can you sign up more than once?  That would make it a little more interesting.  Do you have to be present to win?  ;-)



Sent via the Samsung Galaxy Note9, an AT&T 5G Evolution capable smartphone


-------- Original message --------
From: thefamily90 Phillips <thefamily90@...>
Date: 7/23/21 5:52 PM (GMT-08:00)
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] 92mm Stowaway 4th Run Update

In a week. Starting July 31.

On Fri, Jul 23, 2021 at 4:28 PM Karen Christen <karen@...> wrote:

You may sign up directly on the website, Marcelo. 

Karen

AP

 

From: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io> On Behalf Of Marcelo Figueroa via groups.io
Sent: Friday, July 23, 2021 3:06 PM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] 92mm Stowaway 4th Run Update

 

Chile. I have bought my Mach1 (sold) and Mach2 through my local dealer without any problems.

 

For now I'm just being curious and haven't decided anything yet ;).


--
Karen Christen
Astro-Physics


Re: Database load unsuccessful

Mike Garrett
 

Yes Sir.

That was the original problem.  The battery was dead.
I replaced the battery and followed the AP instructions to reload the database. 
I've tried 3 times so far all unsuccessful.
Everything appears to be normal during the reload process.

Regards
Mike


Re: 92mm Stowaway 4th Run Update

thefamily90 Phillips
 

In a week. Starting July 31.

On Fri, Jul 23, 2021 at 4:28 PM Karen Christen <karen@...> wrote:

You may sign up directly on the website, Marcelo. 

Karen

AP

 

From: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io> On Behalf Of Marcelo Figueroa via groups.io
Sent: Friday, July 23, 2021 3:06 PM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] 92mm Stowaway 4th Run Update

 

Chile. I have bought my Mach1 (sold) and Mach2 through my local dealer without any problems.

 

For now I'm just being curious and haven't decided anything yet ;).


--
Karen Christen
Astro-Physics


Re: Trouble getting a good PEC with PEMPro on my 1100GTO

Ray Gralak
 

Hi Brad,

PEC works best with consistent data. Your data with PEC off shows a variation in the 1.0x fundamental's magnitude with time, so the result is not optimal. This may be caused by very poor seeing conditions (tube currents), incorrect gear meshing, or possibly some contaminants in the grease.

-Ray

-----Original Message-----
From: main@ap-gto.groups.io [mailto:main@ap-gto.groups.io] On Behalf Of Bradley Rode
Sent: Friday, July 23, 2021 3:08 PM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Subject: [ap-gto] Trouble getting a good PEC with PEMPro on my 1100GTO

Ray (and others), I'm hoping you can help diagnose a problem I'm having getting a good PEC on my 1100GTO.
The guiding has been erratic recently, so I decided to redo the PEC.

I've included the following log files and associated PPC files:
1. PEMPro-2021-07-22-223127 is the original capture of 6 cycles with PEC off;
2. using only the worm fundamental and ignoring all others, I generated a PPC and loaded it into the mount;
3. PEMPro-2021-07-23-000156 is the verification run of 5 cycles with PEC on;
4. I then tried a refinement (fundamentals 1 and 2) by adding the xxx127 and xxx156 curves and reloaded that into
the mount;
5. PEMPro-2021-07-23-010201 vfy is the verification run of the refined curve.

Unless I'm totally misreading the data, I'm not getting much, if any improvement. I'm certainly not getting down into
the sub-0.5" range that I've seen others talk about. I'm seeing some odd frequencies in the graphs, but not sure how
hard to chase correction on those.

Any help would be greatly appreciated. I'm losing too much sleep on this :)

Brad


Re: Imaging in the Wind

W Hilmo
 

Thanks again for the suggestions.

 

I’m thinking that I’ll probably build an 8x8, 6’ tall barrier that surrounds most of the site where I’m currently setting up.  I was already thinking about going with some kind of screen, instead of impermeable tarps.

 

I’m also thinking about the earlier comment about the turnbuckles in the wind.  I grew up sailing in the Seattle area, so I am very familiar with what happens to the rigging on the boat.  I’ve been thinking that wind hitting the scope was the problem, but it’s certainly possible that the wind is getting the turnbuckles to vibrate.

 

From: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io> On Behalf Of Robert Chozick via groups.io
Sent: Friday, July 23, 2021 7:14 AM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Imaging in the Wind

 

We have found that the smaller the structure the less this effect you mention applies.   8x8 seems to be optimal.   Light is always a concern for me.   



On Jul 23, 2021, at 7:53 AM, Len Fulham <lfulham@...> wrote:

I would like to make a comment re wind barrier and effectiveness.  With a impervious barrier such as a metal fence or tarp, there can be quite high forces applied to the structure and a lot of turbulence in the air as wind rolls in behind the barrier. It is my understanding that a barrier with perforations suppresses wind and reduces the turbulence effects and lowers the forces acting on the structure. Coarsely applied, this can be seen in canvas signs which often have holes cut in them. I have seen good effects from shade cloth and fly screen used in this role.

If anyone is making a tarp based barrier for portable use it is a simple process to try the fly mesh or a fairly open shade cloth instead of a tight material like a tarp. If the purpose is mainly as a light barrier then a opaque sheet would be preferred of course.

Just another idea to make your choices harder!

Len.


Re: Tool for saddle clamping

Dale Ghent
 

Yes, it's called a 3/16" hex key ;)

On Jul 23, 2021, at 18:25, drgert1 via groups.io <drgert1=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:

Hello All,

I just saw this helpful tool for ADM saddle bolts.

https://www.admaccessories.com/product/rosette-knob-hand-tool/

Is there the same for AP product ??

Cheers
Gert


Tool for saddle clamping

drgert1
 

Hello All, 

I just saw this helpful tool for ADM saddle bolts.

https://www.admaccessories.com/product/rosette-knob-hand-tool/

Is there the same for AP product ??

Cheers 
Gert 


Trouble getting a good PEC with PEMPro on my 1100GTO

Bradley Rode
 

Ray (and others), I'm hoping you can help diagnose a problem I'm having getting a good PEC on my 1100GTO.
The guiding has been erratic recently, so I decided to redo the PEC.

I've included the following log files and associated PPC files:
1. PEMPro-2021-07-22-223127 is the original capture of 6 cycles with PEC off;
2. using only the worm fundamental and ignoring all others, I generated a PPC and loaded it into the mount;
3. PEMPro-2021-07-23-000156 is the verification run of 5 cycles with PEC on;
4. I then tried a refinement (fundamentals 1 and 2) by adding the xxx127 and xxx156 curves and reloaded that into the mount;
5. PEMPro-2021-07-23-010201 vfy is the verification run of the refined curve.

Unless I'm totally misreading the data, I'm not getting much, if any improvement. I'm certainly not getting down into the sub-0.5" range that I've seen others talk about. I'm seeing some odd frequencies in the graphs, but not sure how hard to chase correction on those.

Any help would be greatly appreciated. I'm losing too much sleep on this :)

Brad


Re: 92mm Stowaway 4th Run Update

Jeff B
 

Daleen and Paige are indeed amazing to work with.  Don't ever let them retire Karen.  Ditto your Mom and Dad! 😁

I'm going to sign up!  I too started counting my beans.  Got halfway through then spilled the jars all over the place.  I'm counting again.🙄  

Jeff

On Fri, Jul 23, 2021 at 4:44 PM Geof Lewis <geoflewis@...> wrote:
Thanks Karen,
I'd better go and start counting my beans to see if I have enough......

Geof


From: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io> on behalf of Karen Christen <karen@...>
Sent: 23 July 2021 21:42
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] 92mm Stowaway 4th Run Update
 

Hello Geof,

 

If you get the notification, you will purchase through our customer sales reps – the amazing duo of Daleen and Paige.  The notification letter has all the details. 

 

Good luck!

Karen

AP

 

From: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io> On Behalf Of Geof Lewis
Sent: Friday, July 23, 2021 3:41 PM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] 92mm Stowaway 4th Run Update

 

Hi Karen,

Tempted am I, or what 😉. If I were so lucky, how would I purchase from the UK; direct from your website?

Regards,

 

Geof


From: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io> on behalf of Karen Christen <karen@...>
Sent: 23 July 2021 21:28
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] 92mm Stowaway 4th Run Update

 

You may sign up directly on the website, Marcelo. 

Karen

AP

 

From: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io> On Behalf Of Marcelo Figueroa via groups.io
Sent: Friday, July 23, 2021 3:06 PM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] 92mm Stowaway 4th Run Update

 

Chile. I have bought my Mach1 (sold) and Mach2 through my local dealer without any problems.

 

For now I'm just being curious and haven't decided anything yet ;).


--
Karen Christen
Astro-Physics

 

Virus-free. www.avg.com


--
Karen Christen
Astro-Physics


Re: 92mm Stowaway 4th Run Update

Geof Lewis
 

Thanks Karen,
I'd better go and start counting my beans to see if I have enough......

Geof


From: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io> on behalf of Karen Christen <karen@...>
Sent: 23 July 2021 21:42
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] 92mm Stowaway 4th Run Update
 

Hello Geof,

 

If you get the notification, you will purchase through our customer sales reps – the amazing duo of Daleen and Paige.  The notification letter has all the details. 

 

Good luck!

Karen

AP

 

From: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io> On Behalf Of Geof Lewis
Sent: Friday, July 23, 2021 3:41 PM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] 92mm Stowaway 4th Run Update

 

Hi Karen,

Tempted am I, or what 😉. If I were so lucky, how would I purchase from the UK; direct from your website?

Regards,

 

Geof


From: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io> on behalf of Karen Christen <karen@...>
Sent: 23 July 2021 21:28
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] 92mm Stowaway 4th Run Update

 

You may sign up directly on the website, Marcelo. 

Karen

AP

 

From: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io> On Behalf Of Marcelo Figueroa via groups.io
Sent: Friday, July 23, 2021 3:06 PM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] 92mm Stowaway 4th Run Update

 

Chile. I have bought my Mach1 (sold) and Mach2 through my local dealer without any problems.

 

For now I'm just being curious and haven't decided anything yet ;).


--
Karen Christen
Astro-Physics

 

Virus-free. www.avg.com


--
Karen Christen
Astro-Physics


Re: 92mm Stowaway 4th Run Update

Karen Christen
 

Hello Geof,

 

If you get the notification, you will purchase through our customer sales reps – the amazing duo of Daleen and Paige.  The notification letter has all the details. 

 

Good luck!

Karen

AP

 

From: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io> On Behalf Of Geof Lewis
Sent: Friday, July 23, 2021 3:41 PM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] 92mm Stowaway 4th Run Update

 

Hi Karen,

Tempted am I, or what 😉. If I were so lucky, how would I purchase from the UK; direct from your website?

Regards,

 

Geof


From: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io> on behalf of Karen Christen <karen@...>
Sent: 23 July 2021 21:28
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] 92mm Stowaway 4th Run Update

 

You may sign up directly on the website, Marcelo. 

Karen

AP

 

From: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io> On Behalf Of Marcelo Figueroa via groups.io
Sent: Friday, July 23, 2021 3:06 PM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] 92mm Stowaway 4th Run Update

 

Chile. I have bought my Mach1 (sold) and Mach2 through my local dealer without any problems.

 

For now I'm just being curious and haven't decided anything yet ;).


--
Karen Christen
Astro-Physics

 

Virus-free. www.avg.com


--
Karen Christen
Astro-Physics


Re: 92mm Stowaway 4th Run Update

Geof Lewis
 

Hi Karen,
Tempted am I, or what 😉. If I were so lucky, how would I purchase from the UK; direct from your website?
Regards,

Geof


From: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io> on behalf of Karen Christen <karen@...>
Sent: 23 July 2021 21:28
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] 92mm Stowaway 4th Run Update
 

You may sign up directly on the website, Marcelo. 

Karen

AP

 

From: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io> On Behalf Of Marcelo Figueroa via groups.io
Sent: Friday, July 23, 2021 3:06 PM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] 92mm Stowaway 4th Run Update

 

Chile. I have bought my Mach1 (sold) and Mach2 through my local dealer without any problems.

 

For now I'm just being curious and haven't decided anything yet ;).


--
Karen Christen
Astro-Physics

Virus-free. www.avg.com


Re: 92mm Stowaway 4th Run Update

Karen Christen
 

Hey John,

 

We never know the answer to that.  It depends on multiple factors, including glass availability.  At present we do not have another run planned, but that could change.

Karen

AP

 

From: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io> On Behalf Of dvjbaja
Sent: Friday, July 23, 2021 3:10 PM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] 92mm Stowaway 4th Run Update

 

Is this the last production run?  - jg

 

On Fri, Jul 23, 2021 at 12:59 PM Karen Christen <karen@...> wrote:

What country do you live in, Marcelo?

Karen

AP

 

From: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io> On Behalf Of Marcelo Figueroa via groups.io
Sent: Friday, July 23, 2021 2:57 PM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] 92mm Stowaway 4th Run Update

 

How does it work for international orders, do I have to sign up with my local distributor or directly on the link provided?. 

And then, if I am selected, I deal with my local distributor and he takes care of the collection and delivery?.


--
Karen Christen
Astro-Physics


--
Karen Christen
Astro-Physics


Re: 92mm Stowaway 4th Run Update

Karen Christen
 

You may sign up directly on the website, Marcelo. 

Karen

AP

 

From: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io> On Behalf Of Marcelo Figueroa via groups.io
Sent: Friday, July 23, 2021 3:06 PM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] 92mm Stowaway 4th Run Update

 

Chile. I have bought my Mach1 (sold) and Mach2 through my local dealer without any problems.

 

For now I'm just being curious and haven't decided anything yet ;).


--
Karen Christen
Astro-Physics


Re: 92mm Stowaway 4th Run Update

dvjbaja
 

Is this the last production run?  - jg


On Fri, Jul 23, 2021 at 12:59 PM Karen Christen <karen@...> wrote:

What country do you live in, Marcelo?

Karen

AP

 

From: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io> On Behalf Of Marcelo Figueroa via groups.io
Sent: Friday, July 23, 2021 2:57 PM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] 92mm Stowaway 4th Run Update

 

How does it work for international orders, do I have to sign up with my local distributor or directly on the link provided?. 

And then, if I am selected, I deal with my local distributor and he takes care of the collection and delivery?.


--
Karen Christen
Astro-Physics


Re: 92mm Stowaway 4th Run Update

Marcelo Figueroa
 

Chile. I have bought my Mach1 (sold) and Mach2 through my local dealer without any problems.
 
For now I'm just being curious and haven't decided anything yet ;).


Re: 92mm Stowaway 4th Run Update

Karen Christen
 

What country do you live in, Marcelo?

Karen

AP

 

From: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io> On Behalf Of Marcelo Figueroa via groups.io
Sent: Friday, July 23, 2021 2:57 PM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] 92mm Stowaway 4th Run Update

 

How does it work for international orders, do I have to sign up with my local distributor or directly on the link provided?. 

And then, if I am selected, I deal with my local distributor and he takes care of the collection and delivery?.


--
Karen Christen
Astro-Physics

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