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Re: PROBLEM GETTING SCOPE TO MOVE

howard lazarus <lazhow@...>
 

Hi Todd;
It is a very nice concept but I find that the difficulty in it's use is one of
setup. The mike alone without the computer screen within sight is a difficult task
until one learns the program front and back. Also without the screen nearby on
does not know the suggested objects that the program will yield unless one just
wishes to say "next" AND THEN WHATEVER COMES UP IS THE OBJECT TO BE VIEWED. The
fun part of the program is the IDENTIFY....however, at times I doubted it's
accuracy.
Also I added external speakers to my laptop(cost about $20.00) for with all the
noise from the outside the laptop speakers were just not loud enough...another
setup problem.
For me and just speaking for me the right setup is one of a semi permenent
nature..that is having a pier which you know I do use and setting up the computer
some 15 feet away yet still within a reasonable sight range and using the mike
under those type of conditions.
The truth of the matter is I now use the program to get and setup on hard copy a
observing program for the evening and use exclusively the keypad which BTW I
really enjoy the best.
Glad you did get the program working as I know you would...enjoy...stay well
Regards
Howard L
Todd Gross wrote:

Anyone out there other than Howard that has tried this thing?

I got it running, my laptop was set to COM4 !!!!!!!!!!!

It's cloudy, so I don't know how well it works.. but it definitely works,
voice and all

At 08:56 AM 6/16/99 -0400, howard lazarus wrote:
Hi Todd;
Once had the same problem. First of all are you presetting your scope, that
is, are you polar or two star aligning prior to utilizing the program????
Two, I too had to remove the side studs from the connector. Three, are you
plug in( all connections made) and program on when you are setting up. If you
use the keypad to align, the program, should be on and then just hit link
totelescope.I use the keypad for aligning and never rely on the program for
aligning.
So program must be on...set using keupad ..then hit link to telescope and go
to any program on the program. I always go to a star to check centering of
the
scope.
Your pins are not reversed, I believe this is a bug in the program that we
must brought to Charles for correction.I hope I was of some little help, but
the same thing also happened to me..
Very best
Howard L

Todd Gross wrote:

Okay, I ran into a problem..

I have no problem with the mike (if I speak up) or the running of Digital
Sky Voice, but once hooked up to the scope, nothing happened. (scope did
not move, program functioned as if it had) I suspect the cable. I tried
both COM1 and COM2 settings in HARDWARE PREFERENCES.

The cable I used as serial, but was called "Mouse extention cable" Is it
possible the pins were reversed
(as a further illustration, I had to unscrew the little bolts (studs?) on
either side of the mail connector, because it was expecting to be "screwed
into".. which is why I'm suspecting that that may have been the culprit..
but I had thought it would work, so I am confused)

thanks!
-Todd

Boston Meteorologist Todd Gross
toddg@weatherman.com
http://www.weatherman.com
(617)725-0777

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thanks!
-Todd

Boston Meteorologist Todd Gross
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member info

markw@...
 

Derek - I tried to e-mail you directly, but I received a message that your e-mail was not working. Anyway, I went to the member profile of this group and noticed that my e-mail is wrongly listed as mark@primenet.com - it is actually markw@primenet.com - if the "w" is not included, I won't receive messages. How do I fix this?


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Images 6/12 and 6/18

RCK <rkuberek@...>
 

Hi all,

I posted new images with the AP600 mount at my site

http://sciastro.net/flashca/index.htm

including M16 and NGC 4565. Skies were unusually dark here last night
in the 'burbs, about mag 4.5 or maybe a little better.

During the evening I did one track-and-accumulate image. Here are
the offsets, in arcsec. The object was NGC 4565. The exposures were
30 sec. each.

dec ra
0.0 0.0
0.0 -5.1
-1.7 -3.4
-1.7 0.0
-3.4 0.0
-3.4 -1.7
-3.4 -13.6
-5.1 -18.7
-5.1 -20.4
-5.1 -15.3

Dec drift is pretty steady, but I am getting a range of up to +/-10 sec. in
RA. Some of the movement in RA could be drift due to polar alignment,
I guess, but there's a good bit of back-and-forth too.

Bob Kuberek



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AP 600 GTO MOUNT with Meade 10" SCT

lazhow@...
 

Ok, here is a question for the group. I just ordered a 10" Meade SCT OTA and the proper AP mounting plates . I plan on using the 600 GTO mount with this scope.
Now will I have a problem or is there anything I should be aware of when going thru the polar alignment process????
Also someone in the group uses a C11 and a C 9.25 with the AP mount...any problems that are different when you use your refractors.????
Thanks for the comments.
Howard Lazarus


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Re: AP 600 GTO MOUNT with Meade 10" SCT

Paul Gustafson <drgus@...>
 

I'd be interested, also. I haven't tried my C-11 on the mount yet (Losmandy
plates), but will post a note when I have done so. We lost two critical
employees at work, so I probably won't have time to mess with it until after
July 12.


Regards,
Paul Gustafson

-----Original Message-----
From: lazhow@prodigy.net [mailto:lazhow@prodigy.net]
Sent: Friday, June 25, 1999 8:09 PM
To: ap-gto@egroups.com
Subject: [ap-gto] AP 600 GTO MOUNT with Meade 10" SCT


Ok, here is a question for the group. I just ordered a 10" Meade
SCT OTA and the proper AP mounting plates . I plan on using the
600 GTO mount with this scope.
Now will I have a problem or is there anything I should be aware
of when going thru the polar alignment process????
Also someone in the group uses a C11 and a C 9.25 with the AP
mount...any problems that are different when you use your refractors.????
Thanks for the comments.
Howard Lazarus


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To Paul G

lazhow@...
 

Hi Paul;
Same problem may not be able to try out till late August. AP far behind on dovetail plates both male and female....anyone with experience would be helpful. I think Todd maybe the only one who uses a 9.25 SCT and an other gentlemen in the group uses a C11 but his name skips my memeory....any polar alignment problems or balancing problems, Todd????????


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coordinates

markw@...
 

Where is a good internet site for latitude and longitude coordinates to plug into the GOTO keypad?


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Re: coordinates

Bobby Middleton <bobm@...>
 

-----Original Message-----
From: markw@primenet.com

Where is a good internet site for latitude and longitude
coordinates to plug into the GOTO keypad?

Try this; you'll have to do a bit of navigating to get to your site.
http://tiger.census.gov/cgi-bin/mapbrowse-tbl

This is my first post and I would like to say hello to everyone.
I have been lurking a bit and saw some old mapugers and APML'ers
who I am familiar with. I took delivery of my new AP 1200 gto
last Tuesday. Haven't had much time to mess with it yet. I will
have to mount it upon my pier in my roll-off observatory
which will take a bit of tinkering getting everything connected.
I'm sure I will be asking for advice as time permits me to get
"up and running".

Bobby Middleton

http://www.koyote.com/users/bobm/astro1.htm



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Re: coordinates

Paul Gustafson <drgus@...>
 

Try http://tiger.census.gov/cgi-bin/mapbrowse-tbl/ It takes a little
drilling down to get your info.

I use the personal mapping program Streets 2000--lat and long coordinates
display for the cursor position, quick and easy.

If you have TheSky, under site information you'll find the long and lat of
your city (if it is one of those listed), but no more accurate than that.
However, that's probably close enough.

Regards,
Paul Gustafson

Where is a good internet site for latitude and longitude
coordinates to plug into the GOTO keypad?


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Sorted GTO alignment stars

GrayFox65@...
 

AP GTO users,

This is a repost of a pre-egroups message:

If you align your GTO mount as I do, by picking alignment stars from a star
map, a list ordered by constellation rather than by stars in alphabetical
order makes selecting alignment stars much easier.

This email includes such a list. If there are any errors, please let me know.

The list of AP GTO alignment stars in text form follows, sorted by
constellation. Within constellations, the stars are in Greek alphabetical
order. Stars without Greek letter designations follow those with. All four
AP entries are included: designation/constellation, star name, abbreviation,
magnitude. On each line, tabs separate the entries, although that isn't
immediately obvious from the formatting of the text in the email. To properly
format the list into aligned columns, after pasting the text into a new
document, clear all tab settings in your word processing program and reset
them at a spacing that will create aligned columns, e.g. 3", 4", 5".

Michael W. Masters
Fredericksburg Virginia
AP 155EDF / 600E GTO



Cut below the line and paste into your favorite word processor, then reset
tabs
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Alpha Ursae Minoris Polaris Alf UMi 2.1
21-Alpha Andromedae Alpheratz Alf And 2.1
43-Beta Andromedae Mirach Bet And 2.4
57-Gamma1 Andromedae Almach Gam And 2.3
34-Alpha Aquarii Sadalmelik Alf Aqr 3.2
22-Beta Aquarii Sadalsuud Bet Aqr 3.1
76-Delta Aquarii Skat Del Aqr 3.5
2-Epsilon Aquarii Albali Eps Aqr 3.8
53-Alpha Aquilae Altair Alf Aql 0.9
60-Beta Aquilae Alshain Bet Aql 3.9
50-Gamma Aquilae Tarazed Gam Aql 2.8
13-Alpha Arietis Hamal Alf Ari 2.2
6-Beta Arietis Sheratan Bet Ari 2.7
5-Gamma2 Arietis Mesarthim Gam Ari 4.8
Alpha Aurigae Capella Alf Aur 0.1
34-Beta Aurigae Menkalinan Bet Aur 2.1
16-Alpha Boötis Arcturus Alf Boo 0.2
42-Beta Boötis Nekkar Bet Boo 3.6
27-Gamma Boötis Seginus Gam Boo 3.0
36-Epsilon Boötis Izar Eps Boo 2.7
8-Eta Boötis Muphrid Eta Boo 2.8
51-Mu1 Boötis Alkalurops Mu Boo 4.5
65-Alpha Cancri Acubens Alf Cnc 4.3
43-Gamma Cancri Asellus Borealis Gam Cnc 4.7
47-Delta Cancri Asellus Australis Del Cnc 4.2
9-Alpha Canis Majoris Sirius Alf CMa -1.6
2-Beta Canis Majoris Mirzam Bet CMa 2.0
25-Delta Canis Majoris Wezen Del CMa 2.0
21-Epsilon Canis Majoris Adhara Eps CMa 1.6
1-Zeta Canis Majoris Furud Zet CMa 3.1
31-Eta Canis Majoris Aludra Eta CMa 2.4
10-Alpha Canis Minoris Procyon Alf CMi 0.5
3-Beta Canis Minoris Gomeisa Bet CMi 3.1
12-Alpha Canum Venaticorum Cor Caroli Alf CVn 2.9
8-Beta Canum Venaticorum Chara Bet CVn 4.3
6-Alpha2 Capricorni Algedi Alf Cap 3.8
9-Beta1 Capricorni Dabih Bet Cap 3.3
40-Gamma Capricorni Nashira Gam Cap 3.8
49-Delta Capricorni Deneb Algedi Del Cap 3.0
Alpha Carinae Canopus Alf Car -0.9
Beta Carinae Miaplacidus Bet Car 1.8
Epsilon Carinae Avior Eps Car 1.7
Iota Carinae Aspidiske Iot Car 2.3
18-Alpha Cassiopeiae Schedar Alf Cas 2.5
Beta Cassiopeia Caph Bet Cas 2.3
27-Gamma Cassiopeiae Navi Gam Cas 2.8
37-Delta Cassiopeiae Ruchbah Del Cas 2.7
Alpha1 Centauri Alpha Centauri Alf Cen 0.1
Beta Centauri Hadar Bet Cen 0.9
5-Theta Centauri Menkent Tet Cen 2.3
5-Alpha Cephei Alderamin Alf Cep 2.6
8-Beta Cephei Alfirk Bet Cep 3.3
35-Gamma Cephei Erral Gam Cep 3.4
17-Xi Cephei Kurhah Xi Cep 4.6
92-Alpha Ceti Menkar Alf Cet 2.8
16-Beta Ceti Diphda Bet Cet 2.2
86-Gamma Ceti Kaffaljidhma Gam Cet 3.6
55-Zeta Ceti Baten Kaitos Zet Cet 3.9
Omicron Ceti Mira Omi Cet 2.1
Alpha Columbae Phact Alf Col 2.8
Beta Columbae Wazn Bet Col 3.2
5-Alpha Coronae Borealis Alphecca Alf CrB 2.3
3-Beta Coronae Borealis Nusakan Bet CrB 3.7
1-Alpha Corvi Alchiba Alf Crv 4.2
4-Gamma Corvi Gienah Gam Crv 2.8
7-Delta Corvi Algorab Del Crv 3.1
7-Alpha Crateris Alkes Alf Crt 4.2
Alpha2 Crucis Acrux Alf Cru 1.6
Beta Crucis Mimosa Bet Cru 1.5
Gamma Crucis Gacrux Gam Cru 1.6
50-Alpha Cygni Deneb Alf Cyg 1.3
6-Beta1 Cygni Albireo Bet Cyg 3.2
37-Gamma Cygni Sadr Gam Cyg 2.3
11-Alpha Draconis Thuban Alf Dra 3.6
23-Beta Draconis Rastaban Bet Dra 3.0
33-Gamma Draconis Eltanin Gam Dra 2.4
57-Delta Draconis Altais Del Dra 3.2
12-Iota Draconis Edasich Iot Dra 3.5
1-Lambda Draconis Giausar Lam Dra 4.1
21-Mu Draconis Alrakis Mu Dra 5.1
32-Xi Draconis Grumium Xi Dra 3.9
8-Alpha Equulei Kitelpha Alf Equ 4.1
Alpha Eridani Achernar Alf Eri 0.6
67-Beta Eridani Cursa Bet Eri 2.9
34-Gamma Eridani Zaurak Gam Eri 3.2
3-Eta Eridani Azha Eta Eri 4.0
Theta Eridani Acamar Tet Eri 3.2
38-Omicron Eridani Beid Omi Eri 4.1
40-Omicron2 Eridani Keid Omi Eri 4.5
66-Alpha Geminorum Castor Alf Gem 1.6
78-Beta Geminorum Pollux Bet Gem 1.2
24-Gamma Geminorum Alhena Gam Gem 1.9
55-Delta Geminorum Wasat Del Gem 3.5
27-Epsilon Geminorum Mebsuta Eps Gem 3.2
43-Zeta Geminorum Mekbuda Zet Gem 3.9
Eta Geminorum Propus Eta Gem 3.3
Alpha Gruis AlNair Alf Gru 2.2
64-Alpha Herculis Rasalgethi Alf Her 3.5
27-Beta Herculis Kornephoros Bet Her 2.8
30-Alpha Hydrae Alphard Alf Hya 2.2
32-Alpha Leonis Regulus Alf Leo 1.3
94-Beta Leonis Denebola Bet Leo 2.2
41-Gamma2 Leonis Algieba Gam Leo 2.6
68-Delta Leonis Zosma Del Leo 2.6
36-Zeta Leonis Adhafera Zet Leo 3.6
4-Lambda Leonis Alterf Lam Leo 4.5
70-Theta Leonis Chertan Tet Leo 3.4
24-Mu Leonis Rasalas Mu Leo 4.1
11-Alpha Leporis Arneb Alf Lep 2.7
9-Beta Leporis Nihal Bet Lep 3.0
9-Alpha2 Librae Zubenelgenubi Alf Lib 2.9
27-Beta Librae Zubeneschamali Bet Lib 2.7
3-Alpha Lyrae Vega Alf Lyr 0.1
10-Beta Lyrae Sheliak Bet Lyr 3.9
14-Gamma Lyrae Sulafat Gam Lyr 3.3
55-Alpha Ophiuchi Rasalhague Alf Oph 2.1
60-Beta Ophiuchi Cebalrai Bet Oph 2.9
1-Delta Ophiuchi Yed Prior Del Oph 3.0
2-Epsilon Ophiuchi Yed Posterior Eps Oph 3.3
35-Eta Ophiuchi Sabik Eta Oph 2.6
10-Lambda Ophiuchi Marfik Lam Oph 3.9
58-Alpha Orionis Betelgeuse Alf Ori 0.6
19-Beta Orionis Rigel Bet Ori 0.3
24-Gamma Orionis Bellatrix Gam Ori 1.7
46-Epsilon Orionis Alnilam Eps Ori 1.8
34-Delta Orionis Mintaka Del Ori 2.5
50-Zeta Orionis Alnitak Zet Ori 2.0
41-Theta1 Orionis Trapezium Tet Ori 5.4
53-Kappa Orionis Saiph Kap Ori 2.2
39-Lambda Orionis Meissa Lam Ori 3.7
Alpha Pavonis Peacock Alf Pav 2.1
54-Alpha Pegasi Markab Alf Peg 2.6
53-Beta Pegasi Scheat Bet Peg 2.6
88-Gamma Pegasi Algenib Gam Peg 2.9
8-Epsilon Pegasi Enif Eps Peg 2.5
42-Zeta Pegasi Homam Zet Peg 3.6
44-Eta Pegasi Matar Eta Peg 3.1
26-Theta Pegasi Biham Tet Peg 3.7
33-Alpha Persei Mirfak Alf Per 1.9
26-Beta Persei Algol Bet Per 2.9
44-Zeta Persei Atik Zet Per 2.9
46-Xi Persei Menkib Xi Per 4.0
Alpha Phoenicis Ankaa Alf Phe 2.4
113-Alpha Piscium Alrescha Alf Psc 4.3
24-Alpha Piscis Austrini Fomalhaut Alf PsA 1.3
Alpha Sagittarii Rukbat Alf Sgr 4.1
Beta1 Sagittarii Arkab Bet Sgr 4.3
10-Gamma2 Sagittarii Alnasi Gam Sgr 3.1
19-Delta Sagittarii Kaus Media Del Sgr 2.8
20-Epsilon Sagittarii Kaus Australis Eps Sgr 2.0
38-Zeta Sagittarii Ascella Zet Sgr 2.7
22-Lambda Sagittarii Kaus Borealis Lam Sgr 2.9
34-Sigma Sagittarii Nunki Sig Sgr 2.1
21-Alpha Scorpii Antares Alf Sco 1.1
8-Beta Scorpii Graffias Bet Sco 2.9
35-Lambda Scorpii Shaula Lam Sco 1.7
34-Upsilon Scorpii Lesath Ups Sco 2.8
24-Alpha Serpentis Unukalhai Alf Ser 2.8
63-Theta Serpentis Alya Tet Ser 4.5
87-Alpha Tauri Aldebaran Alf Tau 1.1
112-Beta Tauri Elnath Bet Tau 1.8
25-Eta Tauri Alcyone Eta Tau 3.0
16 Tauri Celaeno 16 Tau 5.4
17 Tauri Electra 17 Tau 3.8
19 Tauri Taygeta 19 Tau 4.4
20 Tauri Maia 20 Tau 3.9
21 Tauri Sterope 21 Tau 5.9
23 Tauri Merope 23 Tau 4.3
27 Tauri Atlas 27 Tau 3.8
28 Tauri Pleione 28 Tau 5.2
Alpha Trianguli Australis Atria Alf TrA 1.9
50-Alpha Ursae Majoris Dubhe Alf UMa 2.0
48-Beta Ursae Majoris Merak Bet UMa 2.4
64-Gamma Ursae Majoris Phecda Gam UMa 2.5
77-Delta Ursae Majoris Alioth Eps UMa 1.7
69-Delta Ursae Majoris Megrez Del UMa 3.4
79-Zeta Ursae Majoris Mizar Zet UMa 2.4
85-Eta Ursae Majoris Alkaid Eta UMa 1.9
9-Iota Ursae Majoris Talitha Iot UMa 3.0
33-Lambda Ursae Majoris Tania Borealis Lam UMa 3.5
34-Mu Ursae Majoris Tania Australis Mu UMa 3.2
54-Nu Ursae Majoris Alula Borealis Nu UMa 3.7
53-Xi Ursae Majoris Alula Australis Xi UMa 3.9
1-Omicron Ursae Majoris Muscida Omi UMa 3.5
80 Ursae Majoris Alcor 80 UMa 4.0
1-Alpha Ursae Minoris Polaris Alf UMi 2.1
7-Beta Ursae Minoris Kochab Bet UMi 2.2
13-Gamma Ursae Minoris Pherkad Gam UMi 3.1
Gamma2 Velorum Regor Gam Vel 1.9
Lambda Velorum Suhail Lam Vel 2.2
67-Alpha Virginis Spica Alf Vir 1.2
5-Beta Virginis Zavijava Bet Vir 3.8
29-Gamma Virginis Porrima Gam Vir 2.9
47-Epsilon Virginis Vindemaitrix Eps Vir 3.0
15-Eta Virginis Zaniah Eta Vir 4.0
99-Iota Virginis Syrma Iot Vir 4.2
--- Double Double --- 6.0
--- Hinds Crimson Star --- 6.0
--- UU --- 5.1

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Choice of alignment stars

GrayFox65@...
 

AP GTO users,

This is a repost of a pre-egroups message. In it, I concurred with Howard
Lazarus' supposition that stars on the meridian (due South) were useful
alignment stars. The post also covered a second topic, mount leveling.
Since that part was incorrect, I'll cover the subject in a separate post.

Michael Masters


Reposted email follows:


Stars located on or very near the meridian (due South) are very valuable for
polar alignment. The reason is that when the mount is pointed to the
meridian, turning the mount's altitude (latitude) adjuster translates into a
purely vertical alignment star motion in the eyepiece. As the mount is moved
to the east or west, a horizontal component is introduced into the movement
of the alignment star when the altitude adjuster is turned. By the time the
mount is laid all the way over to the east or west, turning the mount's
altitude adjuster results in a nearly horizontal movement of the alignment
star in the eyepiece field. Since the mount's azimuth adjuster always
produces a horizontal movement no matter where the mount is pointed, this can
lead to confusion and a seeming inability to bring the mount to proper
alignment. I think your conclusion that the altitude adjustment should be
made first may be based on this characteristic.

[Note that this last point, altitude adjustment first, is in keeping with
Roland Christen's recommended method, which involves an overhead star and
resetting of the time to cause the scope to slew to the opposite side of the
mount. M.]

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Re: C11 on AP600

RCK <rkuberek@...>
 

Hi all,

I have used the C11 on the AP600 for long exposure self-guided images
with the ST7 camera. For this I used the DC11 mounting plate and AP
DOVELM, which accepts the DC11. No problems, but the mount required
three 9 lb. counter weights to balance in RA. The dovetail arrangement
allows you to slide the OTA forward as much as you want to achieve
balance in DEC.

Comparison image of M51 with 6" AP vs. C11, both mounted on the AP600
is here:

http://sciastro.net/flashca/New990531.htm

Regards,
Bob Kuberek


lazhow@prodigy.net wrote:

Hi Paul;
Same problem may not be able to try out till late August. AP far behind on dovetail plates both male and female....anyone with experience would be helpful. I think Todd maybe the only one who uses a 9.25 SCT and an other gentlemen in the group uses a C11 but his name skips my memeory....any polar alignment problems or balancing problems, Todd????????

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Re: C11 on AP600

howard lazarus <lazhow@...>
 

Hi Bob;
Many thanks for the reply. The Meade being lighter than the C 11 I am hoping that I can get away without using the additional weight. It seems you are stating that there is little of no difference in the Polar Aignment process and that the mount with the C11 on will continue to center its tarket objectsd fairly well.
I too will have the Dovelm and the DC 10 from Losmandy as per AP instructions to me. They felt that additional weights would npt be required...hope they are right.
Once again, thanks for your imput
Howard Lazarus

RCK wrote:

Hi all,

I have used the C11 on the AP600 for long exposure self-guided images
with the ST7 camera. For this I used the DC11 mounting plate and AP
DOVELM, which accepts the DC11. No problems, but the mount required
three 9 lb. counter weights to balance in RA. The dovetail arrangement
allows you to slide the OTA forward as much as you want to achieve
balance in DEC.

Comparison image of M51 with 6" AP vs. C11, both mounted on the AP600
is here:

http://sciastro.net/flashca/New990531.htm

Regards,
Bob Kuberek

lazhow@prodigy.net wrote:

Hi Paul;
Same problem may not be able to try out till late August. AP far behind on dovetail plates both male and female....anyone with experience would be helpful. I think Todd maybe the only one who uses a 9.25 SCT and an other gentlemen in the group uses a C11 but his name skips my memeory....any polar alignment problems or balancing problems, Todd????????

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Re: Expand the group?

Bobby Middleton <bobm@...>
 

Derek, I don't have an AP scope, only the 1200 mount. But I would be glad
to
have posts about AP equipment......I would like to know all I could about
their
stuff; especially the refractors.
Bobby Middleton
http://www.koyote.com/users/bobm/astro1.htm




I think this group is fine as it is--low volume and small. However, it
occurred to me that possibly everyone on this list except me has an AP
scope.

I would like to hear from you guys about expanding the group to include
discussions of AP equipment in general--in other words, creating an AP
mailing list similar to the Meade and Celestron groups.


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Expand the group?

Derek Wong <dawong@...>
 

Hi everyone--back from vacation.

I think this group is fine as it is--low volume and small. However, it
occurred to me that possibly everyone on this list except me has an AP
scope.

I would like to hear from you guys about expanding the group to include
discussions of AP equipment in general--in other words, creating an AP
mailing list similar to the Meade and Celestron groups.

You can e-mail me your opinions, or we can discuss this on the group.

I want to announce the group on s.a.a. and put a link to it on the AP
website, but obviously we would have to make this major decision first.

Thanks,

Derek
dawong@earthlink.net

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Re: Expand the group?

howard lazarus <lazhow@...>
 

Hi Derek;
I too have noted that some in the group have other than AP scopes and some
have both refractors and SCT's. However, the AP GTO systems are evolving all
the time. We still have to see what the new program for the keypad will
bring and the chip for the computer so that we can download from the AP web
site.
I think there is enough to talk about just with the AP mounts,however, it
would be of interest to see how the mount is employed when using different
scopes and what mountings are required, what alignment problems may occur,is
tracking effected depending on the scope used etc.
In other words...in short...expand if you wish...it could be fun.
Howard Lazarus

Derek Wong wrote:

Hi everyone--back from vacation.

I think this group is fine as it is--low volume and small. However, it
occurred to me that possibly everyone on this list except me has an AP
scope.

I would like to hear from you guys about expanding the group to include
discussions of AP equipment in general--in other words, creating an AP
mailing list similar to the Meade and Celestron groups.

You can e-mail me your opinions, or we can discuss this on the group.

I want to announce the group on s.a.a. and put a link to it on the AP
website, but obviously we would have to make this major decision first.

Thanks,

Derek
dawong@earthlink.net

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Re: Expand the group?

Paul Gustafson <drgus@...>
 

I have no objections to expanding the group, as long as you keep Rich
Anderson out. ;-)

Regards,
Paul Gustafson

-----Original Message-----
From: Derek Wong [mailto:dawong@earthlink.net]
Sent: Monday, June 28, 1999 12:23 PM
To: ap-gto@egroups.com
Subject: [ap-gto] Expand the group?


Hi everyone--back from vacation.

I think this group is fine as it is--low volume and small. However, it
occurred to me that possibly everyone on this list except me has an AP
scope.

I would like to hear from you guys about expanding the group to include
discussions of AP equipment in general--in other words, creating an AP
mailing list similar to the Meade and Celestron groups.

You can e-mail me your opinions, or we can discuss this on the group.

I want to announce the group on s.a.a. and put a link to it on the AP
website, but obviously we would have to make this major decision first.

Thanks,

Derek
dawong@earthlink.net

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Re: Expand the group?

Mark B. Wilson <Markw@...>
 

I like it small - I get so much e-mail already. Neverthless, I'll go with
the majority.

At 09:22 AM 06/28/1999 -0700, you wrote:
Hi everyone--back from vacation.

I think this group is fine as it is--low volume and small. However, it
occurred to me that possibly everyone on this list except me has an AP
scope.

I would like to hear from you guys about expanding the group to include
discussions of AP equipment in general--in other words, creating an AP
mailing list similar to the Meade and Celestron groups.

You can e-mail me your opinions, or we can discuss this on the group.

I want to announce the group on s.a.a. and put a link to it on the AP
website, but obviously we would have to make this major decision first.

Thanks,

Derek
dawong@earthlink.net

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Re: coordinates

RCK <rkuberek@...>
 

Mark,

Try one of these:

http://www.etakguide.com/
http://www.mapblast.com/mblast/map.mb?&;IC=::8:&CMD=GEO
http://www2.gsoc.dlr.de/scripts/satvis/satvis.asp

Bob Kuberek


markw@primenet.com wrote:

Where is a good internet site for latitude and longitude coordinates to plug into the GOTO keypad?

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Very nice

Charles Sinsofsky <strfire@...>
 

Hello,
   MY name is Charles Sinsofsky, I am the author of DigitalSky Voice and the Astro-Physics GTO mount code found in the hand-controller.
 
   I think this list-serve is a GREAT idea, and extend a BIG thank you to Derek.
 
   I would like to point out though, that I am not subscribed to the list serve, but would like to be very much, Marj at Astro-Physics passed an email anonucing the existence of the list serve, so of course I would very much like to join.
 
  Thanx once again for this great idea..all please be sure to check the
  DigitalSky Voice Web site, for latest and greatest releases of the code and upgrades including user-supplied DSV tours from the user-tour pages.
 
   Check the web site at:  www.digitalskyvoice.com
 
   Thanx
 
   Charles Sinsofsky
   aka; strfire@...
 

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