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Re: M20 First light with ZWO ASI2600

R Botero
 

Great first light Robert!
I’ve had one of these for a couple of months now. I use coupled to my new Stowaway working at 490mm FL. It covers a very nice area of the sky. I’m only limited by light pollution living 15 miles from the centre of London. 

Roberto


Re: M20 First light with ZWO ASI2600

Roland Christen
 

Lots of great detail. Great colors.

Rolando



-----Original Message-----
From: Robert Chozick via groups.io <rchozick@...>
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Sent: Wed, Jul 22, 2020 11:12 pm
Subject: [ap-gto] M20 First light with ZWO ASI2600

This is my first light with my new ZWO ASI2600.  This is the new ZWO 16 bit OSC APS-C size sensor camera.  I really like the camera.  I think I will keep it.


Robert Chozick






Re: M20 First light with ZWO ASI2600

Wayne Hixson
 

I’m really enjoying my QHY268C. Using it with Starizona filter drawer and IDAS NB1 for narrowband imaging. 


On Jul 22, 2020, at 9:23 PM, Dean Jacobsen <deanjacobsen@...> wrote:

Nice job Robert.  It looks like QHY will be making a camera with a mono version of this detector later this year.  I am looking forward to having a camera with one of these 6th Gen. Sony back illuminated CMOS sensors.
--
Dean Jacobsen
http://astrophoto.net/wp/
Image Gallery - http://astrophoto.net/wp/image-gallery/
Astrobin - https://www.astrobin.com/users/deanjacobsen/ 


Re: M20 First light with ZWO ASI2600

Dean Jacobsen
 

Nice job Robert.  It looks like QHY will be making a camera with a mono version of this detector later this year.  I am looking forward to having a camera with one of these 6th Gen. Sony back illuminated CMOS sensors.
--
Dean Jacobsen
http://astrophoto.net/wp/
Image Gallery - http://astrophoto.net/wp/image-gallery/
Astrobin - https://www.astrobin.com/users/deanjacobsen/ 


Re: M20 First light with ZWO ASI2600

Phillip Klein
 

Robert,
 
A real stunner. Good work.

Phil

On Wed, Jul 22, 2020 at 9:12 PM Robert Chozick via groups.io <rchozick=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
This is my first light with my new ZWO ASI2600.  This is the new ZWO 16 bit OSC APS-C size sensor camera.  I really like the camera.  I think I will keep it.

https://pbase.com/image/170897549

Robert Chozick
rchozick@...







M20 First light with ZWO ASI2600

Robert Chozick
 

This is my first light with my new ZWO ASI2600. This is the new ZWO 16 bit OSC APS-C size sensor camera. I really like the camera. I think I will keep it.

https://pbase.com/image/170897549

Robert Chozick
rchozick@aol.com


Re: ASCOM 6.5 released, upgrade or not?

Luca Marinelli
 

Ray,

The ZWO native driver requires ASCOM 6.5 since a few months ago. I have been running it with APCC Pro with no issues. However, I think some users had problems with APPM and ASCOM 6.5. It would be nice to be able to run the latest version of the camera driver and not have to revert to past versions to be compatible with tracking models now that ASCOM 6.5 has been officially released.

Thanks,

Luca


Re: ASCOM 6.5 released, upgrade or not?

Mike Dodd
 

On 7/22/2020 8:52 PM, Joe Zeglinski wrote:
Hi Mike, slightly off topic, but in regard to your wise suggestion
about doing a *_Restore Point_*.
Have you personally had success with “Restore Point Recovery”
under e.g. Win-10 (PRO) ?
No Win10 here. I run Win7 Pro on the observatory PC and Win 8.1 Pro on my office PC. I have successfully applied a Restore Point on on both platforms to recover previous files and programs.

Sorry I can't answer your question.

--- Mike


Re: ASCOM 6.5 released, upgrade or not?

Joe Zeglinski
 

Hi Mike,  slightly off topic, but in regard to your wise suggestion about doing a Restore Point.
 
    Have you personally had success with “Restore Point Recovery”  under e.g. Win-10 (PRO) ? I have yet to get one to work, on either of my two PC’s. They just go for an hour, wasting my time and patience, pretending to be working at it,  fail, reboot and leave things rolled back to the original system it had started out from. Tried any number of previous Restore Points, not just one, on either PC. Failure Report gives a bogus Microsoft unhelpful suggestion to  turn off all antivirus programs – did that, doesn’t help
 
    Had it work just once,  (probably a fluke), after discovering that ACRONIS Backup 2014 ... “turns off Volume Shadow Copy” – a required Win-10 Service for successful RP restoration, but have forced it to stay Running twice, prior to initiating the Point Restoration today – no luck, and  the service was STOPPED by something, after the reboot of a previous failure. I am at a loss. Something in Windows is turning it off, perhaps even Windows Defender AV, even after disabling it in previous attempts. Also tried disabling MALWAREBYTES, no difference. Even Microsoft tech support (yeah, I know, contradiction of terms) - had no luck after running on my system for hours.
Would love to have Restore Point  function work, after a year of attempts.
Any advice would be most appreciated.
 
    Beginning to wonder if the recent Win-10 Build 2004, from a couple of weeks ago,  is the culprit. There is an ever increasing pile of posts about that recent Build’s  problems corrupting working apps and drivers,  on the web – might even match Win-VISTA’s  popularity :-)
 
    Anybody else getting “System Restore Point” failures, or found a fix?
 
Thanks,
Joe
 

From: Mike Dodd
Sent: Wednesday, July 22, 2020 8:00 PM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] ASCOM 6.5 released, upgrade or not?
 
On 7/22/2020 7:53 PM, David Fabrizio via groups.io wrote:
> No, it's just that I updated it BEFORE I saw your original email.

Did you create a Restore Point before installing? If so, just roll-back
to that point. Otherwise, maybe you can uninttall, then install the
pre-6.5 version.

--- Mike





Re: ASCOM 6.5 released, upgrade or not?

Mike Dodd
 

On 7/22/2020 7:53 PM, David Fabrizio via groups.io wrote:
No, it's just that I updated it BEFORE I saw your original email.
Did you create a Restore Point before installing? If so, just roll-back to that point. Otherwise, maybe you can uninttall, then install the pre-6.5 version.

--- Mike


Re: ASCOM 6.5 released, upgrade or not?

David Fabrizio
 

No, it's just that I updated it BEFORE I saw your original email. 

Thank you


-----Original Message-----
From: Ray Gralak <groups3@...>
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Sent: Wed, Jul 22, 2020 3:51 pm
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] ASCOM 6.5 released, upgrade or not?

"Do not update" is the update. I may not have time to look into this until next week, if even then.

Is there something in 6.5 that you need?

-Ray Gralak
Author of APCC (Astro-Physics Command Center): https://www.astro-physics.com/apcc-pro
Author of PEMPro V3:  https://www.ccdware.com
Author of Astro-Physics V2 ASCOM Driver: https://www.siriusimaging.com/apdriver


> -----Original Message-----
> From: main@ap-gto.groups.io [mailto:main@ap-gto.groups.io] On Behalf Of David Fabrizio via groups.io
> Sent: Wednesday, July 22, 2020 3:36 PM
> To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
> Subject: Re: [ap-gto] ASCOM 6.5 released, upgrade or not?
>
> Any update on this situation yet?
>
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>     On Jul 19, 2020, at 6:12 PM, Cheng-Yang Tan via groups.io <cytan299=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
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>    
>     Hi Ray,
>       Thanks for the warning. I'll wait until you confirm it's good to do so.
>
>     Thanks!
>
>     cytan
>
>     On Sunday, July 19, 2020, 08:11:26 PM CDT, Ray Gralak <groups3@...> wrote:
>
>
>     Confirmed. Do not update to ASCOM platform 6.5 yet.
>
>
>     -Ray Gralak
>
>     Author of APCC (Astro-Physics Command Center): https://www.astro-physics.com/apcc-pro
>
>     Author of PEMPro V3:  https://www.ccdware.com
>
>     Author of Astro-Physics V2 ASCOM Driver: https://www.siriusimaging.com/apdriver
>
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>     > -----Original Message-----
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>     > From: main@ap-gto.groups.io [mailto:main@ap-gto.groups.io] On Behalf Of Ray Gralak
>
>     > Sent: Sunday, July 19, 2020 2:32 PM
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>     > To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
>
>     > Subject: Re: [ap-gto] ASCOM 6.5 released, upgrade or not?
>
>     >
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>     > >    ASCOM 6.5 is released. Should I upgrade or wait?
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>     >
>
>     > Wait for now. I'm looking into it now. The downloaded file is not digitally signed which is a big red flag.
>
>     >
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>     > -Ray Gralak
>
>     > Author of APCC (Astro-Physics Command Center): https://www.astro-physics.com/apcc-pro
>
>     > Author of PEMPro V3:  https://www.ccdware.com
>
>     > Author of Astro-Physics V2 ASCOM Driver: https://www.siriusimaging.com/apdriver
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>     > > -----Original Message-----
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>     > > From: main@ap-gto.groups.io [mailto:main@ap-gto.groups.io] On Behalf Of Cheng-Yang Tan via
> groups.io
>
>     > > Sent: Saturday, July 18, 2020 8:44 PM
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>     > > To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
>
>     > > Subject: [ap-gto] ASCOM 6.5 released, upgrade or not?
>
>     > >
>
>     > > Hi guys,
>
>     > >    ASCOM 6.5 is released. Should I upgrade or wait?
>
>     > >
>
>     > > https://ascom-standards.org/Help/Platform/html/3417e177-f705-497d-8127-fb30e8519d50.htm
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>     > >
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>     > > cytan
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Re: ASCOM 6.5 released, upgrade or not?

Ray Gralak
 

"Do not update" is the update. I may not have time to look into this until next week, if even then.

Is there something in 6.5 that you need?

-Ray Gralak
Author of APCC (Astro-Physics Command Center): https://www.astro-physics.com/apcc-pro
Author of PEMPro V3: https://www.ccdware.com
Author of Astro-Physics V2 ASCOM Driver: https://www.siriusimaging.com/apdriver

-----Original Message-----
From: main@ap-gto.groups.io [mailto:main@ap-gto.groups.io] On Behalf Of David Fabrizio via groups.io
Sent: Wednesday, July 22, 2020 3:36 PM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] ASCOM 6.5 released, upgrade or not?

Any update on this situation yet?




On Jul 19, 2020, at 6:12 PM, Cheng-Yang Tan via groups.io <cytan299=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:




Hi Ray,
Thanks for the warning. I'll wait until you confirm it's good to do so.

Thanks!

cytan

On Sunday, July 19, 2020, 08:11:26 PM CDT, Ray Gralak <groups3@gralak.com> wrote:


Confirmed. Do not update to ASCOM platform 6.5 yet.


-Ray Gralak

Author of APCC (Astro-Physics Command Center): https://www.astro-physics.com/apcc-pro

Author of PEMPro V3: https://www.ccdware.com

Author of Astro-Physics V2 ASCOM Driver: https://www.siriusimaging.com/apdriver



> -----Original Message-----

> From: main@ap-gto.groups.io [mailto:main@ap-gto.groups.io] On Behalf Of Ray Gralak

> Sent: Sunday, July 19, 2020 2:32 PM

> To: main@ap-gto.groups.io

> Subject: Re: [ap-gto] ASCOM 6.5 released, upgrade or not?

>

> > ASCOM 6.5 is released. Should I upgrade or wait?

>

> Wait for now. I'm looking into it now. The downloaded file is not digitally signed which is a big red flag.

>

> -Ray Gralak

> Author of APCC (Astro-Physics Command Center): https://www.astro-physics.com/apcc-pro

> Author of PEMPro V3: https://www.ccdware.com

> Author of Astro-Physics V2 ASCOM Driver: https://www.siriusimaging.com/apdriver

>

>

> > -----Original Message-----

> > From: main@ap-gto.groups.io [mailto:main@ap-gto.groups.io] On Behalf Of Cheng-Yang Tan via
groups.io

> > Sent: Saturday, July 18, 2020 8:44 PM

> > To: main@ap-gto.groups.io

> > Subject: [ap-gto] ASCOM 6.5 released, upgrade or not?

> >

> > Hi guys,

> > ASCOM 6.5 is released. Should I upgrade or wait?

> >

> > https://ascom-standards.org/Help/Platform/html/3417e177-f705-497d-8127-fb30e8519d50.htm

> >

> > cytan

> >

>

>

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Re: ASCOM 6.5 released, upgrade or not?

David Fabrizio
 

Any update on this situation yet?


On Jul 19, 2020, at 6:12 PM, Cheng-Yang Tan via groups.io <cytan299@...> wrote:


Hi Ray,
   Thanks for the warning. I'll wait until you confirm it's good to do so.

Thanks!

cytan

On Sunday, July 19, 2020, 08:11:26 PM CDT, Ray Gralak <groups3@...> wrote:


Confirmed. Do not update to ASCOM platform 6.5 yet.

-Ray Gralak
Author of APCC (Astro-Physics Command Center): https://www.astro-physics.com/apcc-pro
Author of PEMPro V3:  https://www.ccdware.com
Author of Astro-Physics V2 ASCOM Driver: https://www.siriusimaging.com/apdriver


> -----Original Message-----
> From: main@ap-gto.groups.io [mailto:main@ap-gto.groups.io] On Behalf Of Ray Gralak
> Sent: Sunday, July 19, 2020 2:32 PM
> Subject: Re: [ap-gto] ASCOM 6.5 released, upgrade or not?
>
> >    ASCOM 6.5 is released. Should I upgrade or wait?
>
> Wait for now. I'm looking into it now. The downloaded file is not digitally signed which is a big red flag.
>
> -Ray Gralak
> Author of APCC (Astro-Physics Command Center): https://www.astro-physics.com/apcc-pro
> Author of PEMPro V3:  https://www.ccdware.com
> Author of Astro-Physics V2 ASCOM Driver: https://www.siriusimaging.com/apdriver
>
>
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: main@ap-gto.groups.io [mailto:main@ap-gto.groups.io] On Behalf Of Cheng-Yang Tan via groups.io
> > Sent: Saturday, July 18, 2020 8:44 PM
> > Subject: [ap-gto] ASCOM 6.5 released, upgrade or not?
> >
> > Hi guys,
> >    ASCOM 6.5 is released. Should I upgrade or wait?
> >
> >
> > cytan
> >
>
>
>





Re: More unguided images with the Mach2 and APCC Pro #APCC #Mach2GTO

Dominique Durand
 

On Wed, Jul 22, 2020 at 10:30 PM, Dean Jacobsen wrote:
Well, its not really my method Dominique.  :-) 

I had been reading Roland's posts about the new keypad features and how the new tracking rate correction feature is used by modeling stars on a single declination line on the path that the imaging subject will be taking.  So I thought, why not do the same with APPM?  Apparently others using APCC Pro have been doing this for a while. 

I only do this because I set up and break down my mount for each use.  If I had a permanently mounted rig, then I think that I would do an all sky model and use that.
--
Dean Jacobsen
Of course.
I did not understand why the model which worked with my C11 on NGC6384 and exposures of 180s no longer worked for exposures of 60s on M10. I wanted to do M10 tonight and with its positioning and short nights I didn't have time to do a full model again, so this procedure helped me out a lot.
Dominique


Re: More unguided images with the Mach2 and APCC Pro #APCC #Mach2GTO

Dean Jacobsen
 

Well, its not really my method Dominique.  :-) 

I had been reading Roland's posts about the new keypad features and how the new tracking rate correction feature is used by modeling stars on a single declination line on the path that the imaging subject will be taking.  So I thought, why not do the same with APPM?  Apparently others using APCC Pro have been doing this for a while. 

I only do this because I set up and break down my mount for each use.  If I had a permanently mounted rig, then I think that I would do an all sky model and use that.
--
Dean Jacobsen
http://astrophoto.net/wp/
Image Gallery - http://astrophoto.net/wp/image-gallery/
Astrobin - https://www.astrobin.com/users/deanjacobsen/ 


Re: More unguided images with the Mach2 and APCC Pro #APCC #Mach2GTO

Dominique Durand
 

Excellent Dean,my modeling with the C11 on 90 points worked very well for NGC6384 on 2 nights, then 2 days ago on M10 it was not working at all. So tonight I will certainly test your method by modeling only the part of the sky corresponding to the displacement of M10.

Dominique


Re: Crescent Nebula

Michael Dolenga
 

Thanks Karen - I suspect there are a good number of objects that could use a renaming now that we've seen them with much better hardware than the original namers.

Michael



On Wednesday, July 22, 2020, 10:29:15 AM PDT, Karen Christen <karen@...> wrote:


I like that, Mike.  It has an ephemeral quality. 

 

I still think it should be called the Brain Nebula.  :-D

Karen

AP

 

From: main@ap-gto.groups.io [mailto:main@ap-gto.groups.io] On Behalf Of Michael Dolenga via groups.io
Sent: Wednesday, July 22, 2020 12:26 PM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Subject: [ap-gto] Crescent Nebula

 

Taken from my backyard in the Seattle area over the past two weeks: Crescent Nebula HOO bicolor

 

 


Crescent Nebula HOO bicolor

14 hours O3 (30 minute subs) 11 hours HA (30 minute subs) DSI RC10C telescope AP 900GTO mount FLI ML8300 camera...

 

 

Michael

 

 

 

 


--
Karen Christen
Astro-Physics


Re: Crescent Nebula

Stuart <stuart.j.heggie@...>
 

Nicely done Michael!


On Wed, 22 Jul 2020 at 13:26, Michael Dolenga via groups.io <giroditalia=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:


--

Stuart
http://www.astrofoto.ca/stuartheggie/


Re: Crescent Nebula

Karen Christen
 

I like that, Mike.  It has an ephemeral quality. 

 

I still think it should be called the Brain Nebula.  :-D

Karen

AP

 

From: main@ap-gto.groups.io [mailto:main@ap-gto.groups.io] On Behalf Of Michael Dolenga via groups.io
Sent: Wednesday, July 22, 2020 12:26 PM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Subject: [ap-gto] Crescent Nebula

 

Taken from my backyard in the Seattle area over the past two weeks: Crescent Nebula HOO bicolor

 

 


Crescent Nebula HOO bicolor

14 hours O3 (30 minute subs) 11 hours HA (30 minute subs) DSI RC10C telescope AP 900GTO mount FLI ML8300 camera...

 

 

Michael

 

 

 

 


--
Karen Christen
Astro-Physics


Crescent Nebula

Michael Dolenga
 

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