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1600 gear train adjust?

Mike Shade
 

Greased the gear train and worm on the 1600.  After all was done, the RA gear train seems a bit less smooth than the one for the dec axis (gear boxes on bench).  I won't say that it is binding but seems tighter, less smooth (it was like this prior grease as well).  Under the center gear, the one with the holes in it, there is what looks like an adjustment for the mesh of this gear.  Is this something that can or ought to be adjusted?  I would imagine not likely, but this mount has been in virtually constant use for a number of years, (it is one of the early 1600s).  I am curious if backing this mesh off just a tiny bit might be helpful.  If so, how?

 

As an aside, the PEC curves with this mount have always had a very saw tooth appearance, which I find odd.  This is with PemPro V2.

 

Mike J. Shade

Mike J. Shade Photography:

mshadephotography.com

 

In War: Resolution

In Defeat: Defiance

In Victory: Magnanimity

In Peace: Goodwill

Sir Winston Churchill

Already, in the gathering dusk, a few of the stars are turning on their lights.

Vega, the brightest one, is now dropping towards the west.  Can it be half

a year since I watched her April rising in the east?  Low in the southwest

Antares blinks a sad farwell to fall...

Leslie Peltier, Starlight Nights

 

International Dark Sky Association: www.darksky.org

 


Re: AP 1200 won't unpark via APCC

Dan Simpson
 

Hi Ray,
I guess my first question would be: what changed? I can't remember the last time I dug into the network settings. I've been using this exact same setup (GTOCP4, Cat5e, couple of network switches and a dual NIC) for well over a year.  Again, I did nothing, consciously, to change it. 

In order to simplify things I've run a single straight Cat5e cable between the mount and the computer. I also disconnected the two other Cat5e cables just to be sure.  

The one thing that changed right away is that clicking the Find button in the APCC Connection window shows the mount is available. However, I still cannot Unpark the mount with either the APCC button or the ASCOM V2 button.

I tried Unparking with both programs using the Last Park and Park 4 (my keypad needs an upgrade). No response. 

I also tried to first Park and then Unpark. Again, no response.

Reconnecting the Internet-RigRunner cable - to the motherboard port - caused the connection to fail. Reconnecting the Digital Logger cable did not affect the connection.

Your video lasted a lot longer than my test. I can, apparently, connect the mount to APCC and AP V2 but I am not able to use that connection in any meaningful way. 

I've again left some images in my Dropbox folder. They show the LAN settings and what happened when I tried Parking and Unparking. Hopefully, there might be a clue there.

Thanks, 


On Sun, Apr 26, 2020 at 8:44 AM Ray Gralak <groups3@...> wrote:
Dan,

One more thought...

if there is a router on your LAN with an internet connection, what is the subnet of the LAN you are using? (eg. 192.168.1.0)

If the CP4 is setup to accept a DHCP address it should be provided one by your router. It shouldn't need to be on the 169.254.1.x LAN.

-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 Dan Simpson
> Sent: Sunday, April 26, 2020 6:57 AM
> To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
> Subject: Re: [ap-gto] AP 1200 won't unpark via APCC
>
> Ray,
> Thanks for the video. I was unaware of the Find feature in the Connection box which is very nice.
>
> Unfortunately, when I click on the Find button the window pops up but does not show any connection options.
> I've attached a snip.
>
> Power is definitely on, Cat5e cable is blinking. Keypad is on.
>
> I also tried eliminating a couple of network switches with a straight run between the computer and the mount, but
> no joy.
>
> Closing the Find window and clicking on Mount Connect shows the mount as Parked, Tracking=Zero but the
> APCC Unpark button is non-functional.
>
> I went ahead and connected the AP V2 ASCOM Driver and tried Unpark. Again, the Mount Info Park shows
> Unparked for a moment but quickly reverts to Parked.
>
> I tried connecting TheSkyX and found I could connect and perform a successful goto.
>
> I tried Parking with TSX and it sent the mount to the Park position but the slew message said Parking and never
> went to Parked. TSX remained frozen in this state.
>
> So, what I believe is wrong is the GTOCP4 unit is hosed. There seems to be a communication issue where it is not
> reporting or recording the current state. It may be something in the firmware or it may be a physical problem. All of
> this is way beyond my pay grade. I think I need to contact AP directly and try to work through this with them. Do
> you think that is a reasonable conclusion?
>
> Thanks for all the time and help.
> Dan
>
>
> On Sat, Apr 25, 2020 at 3:46 PM Dan Simpson via groups.io <dbs2144=gmail.com@groups.io> wrote:
>
>
>       Thanks Ray, I'll take a look later this evening.
>
>       I will say I did forget to check that there was power to the mount when I first started up today. The runaway
> at the end of my last session had caused me to hit the power switch on the 12vdc power supply not my Digital
> Logger switch. When I switched on the DL this morning it faithfully switched on but the power supply switch was
> still off. Took me a bit to figure it out.
>
>       Thanks,
>       Dan
>
>       On Sat, Apr 25, 2020, 3:23 PM Ray Gralak <groups3@...> wrote:
>
>
>               Dan,
>
>               Here is a link to the youtube video demonstrating park and unpark.
>
>               To provide a baseline try to perform the operations I do in the video *exactly* the way I have done
> them.
>
>               https://youtu.be/shWsRr-gRWE
>
>               -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
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>





Re: CP4 Firmware Upgrade Failure

Jack Huerkamp
 

Ray,

 

I ran a CAT6 cable from the Ethernet port on the CP4 to the switch in the closet in the observatory.  I then ran E-net_WiFi_Poll_2016_0711.exe.

 

CP4 ISP.jpg shows that GTOCP4_109 was at 198.168.1.17.

 

I then called up Edge, entered the above IP address and the Astro Physics CP upgrade software started.  I installed Part 1, Part 2 and WiFi, shut down the CP4, reconnected the keypad and Serial cable, and started APCC. 

 

I went to Venus using the keypad, centered it in the FOV and recalibrated the mount.

 

Now to try running PEMPro V3 tonight.

 

Thanks for your assistance.

 

Yours truly,

 

Jack

 

Jack Huerkamp

Jack's Astro Accessories, LLC

38388 Pine Street

Pearl River, LA 70452-5192

985-445-5063

mallincamusa@...

www.mallincamusa.com

 

 

 

 

 

From: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io> On Behalf Of Ray Gralak
Sent: Sunday, April 26, 2020 5:09 PM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] CP4 Firmware Upgrade Failure

 

Jack,

 

This is kind of basic networking knowledge which I assume you have but for the sake of others in the same situation:

 

1) Do you have DHCP enabled on your router? This will provide an IP address to the CP4.

2) Do you know your home local Subnet address and Subnet Mask? You can usually find that by typing "ipconfig" from a windows shell. Here is an example screenshot:

 

 

If the CP4 has DHCP enabled it will get an IP address from the router. This is much better than a single cable connection between PC and the CP4, because other computers on your network will also have access to the CP4 if needed.

 

You can use APCC to find the CP4 in APCC’s “Connection” group box by clicking the find CP4/CP5 button. If the CP4 is not found then it might not be connected on your LAN or it is not configured correctly (take a look at the A-P docs for the CP4 and if needed give a call to George at A-P).

 

-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 Jack Huerkamp

> Sent: Sunday, April 26, 2020 2:35 PM

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

> Cc: mallincamusa@...

> Subject: Re: [ap-gto] CP4 Firmware Upgrade Failure

>

> Ray,

>

> I have the router in the house.  I direct the router output to a switch and from the switch I have two direct bury

> CAT 6 cables installed in 1 1/2" PCV conduit running 225' to my observatory (one in use and one as a spare).   In

> the observatory, I have one CAT6 cables connected to a switch and from the switch I connect to the NIC card in

> the computer.  Speed tests in the observatory are consistently 230Mbps down and 10 Mbps up).

>

> Initially I tried connecting the CP4 Ethernet port to an open port on the switch using a CAT6 cable.  A browser

> could not find the IP address.

>

> I then connected the CAT6 cable right to the NIC Card on the Dell tower - a direct connection from the CP4 to the

> computer - and again the browsers would not find the CP4 IP's address.

>

> Yours truly,

>

> Jack

>

> Jack Huerkamp

> Jack's Astro Accessories, LLC

> 38388 Pine Street

> Pearl River, LA 70452-5192

> 985-445-5063

> mallincamusa@...

> www.mallincamusa.com

>

>

>

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

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

> Sent: Sunday, April 26, 2020 4:24 PM

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

> Subject: Re: [ap-gto] CP4 Firmware Upgrade Failure

>

> Jack,

>

> Is your PC on a LAN and if so does the LAN have a router?

>

> -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 Jack Huerkamp

> > Sent: Sunday, April 26, 2020 2:21 PM

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

> > Cc: mallincamusa@...

> > Subject: Re: [ap-gto] CP4 Firmware Upgrade Failure

> >

> > Ray,

> >

> > Yes a typo.  I did try 169.254.0.109.

> >

> > So I am still at a loss as to why I could not upgrade the CP4

> > firmware.  I am still at the original version that shipped with the unit.

> >

> > Yours truly,

> >

> > Jack

> >

> > Jack Huerkamp

> > Jack's Astro Accessories, LLC

> > 38388 Pine Street

> > Pearl River, LA 70452-5192

> > 985-445-5063

> > mallincamusa@...

> > www.mallincamusa.com

> >

> >

> >

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

> > From: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io> On Behalf Of Ray

> > Gralak

> > Sent: Sunday, April 26, 2020 4:16 PM

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

> > Subject: Re: [ap-gto] CP4 Firmware Upgrade Failure

> >

> > Hi Jack,

> >

> > > 168.254.0.109

> >

> > Maybe that's just a typo but I think the IP address should start with 169, not 168.

> >

> > -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 Jack Huerkamp

> > > Sent: Sunday, April 26, 2020 2:02 PM

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

> > > Subject: [ap-gto] CP4 Firmware Upgrade Failure

> > >

> > > I found my Astro Physics username and password.  I downloaded the

> > > latest CP4 firmware package and unzipped the contents into a folder

> > > on my desktop  I printed out the installation instructions and I got as far as "Determine Your IP Address"

> > >

> > > I tried three different CAT6 cables connected to the Ethernet port

> > > on the CR4 and to my computer.  Since my serial number is CP4-0109,

> > > I calculated that the IP address would be: 168.254.0.109

> > >

> > > I disconnected the keypad from the CR4 and I also disconnected the

> > > Serial connection to the top DB9 connection (I connect to the mount

> > > via a Serial to USB on to the computer.)  I left the power cable,

> > > the CAT6 cable and the Wye Motor cable

> > connected to the CP4.

> > >

> > > Since I have APCC Standard (latest version), I tried starting it to

> > > get/verify the IP address.  When I selected TCP LAN/WiFi or UDP LAN/WiFI, I got an invalid V Chip error.

> > >

> > >

> > >

> > > I closed APCC and tried using Edge, Mozilla and MX5 browsers to

> > > access 168.254.0.109.  In all cases the browser timed out.

> > >

> > >

> > >

> > > So now I cannot get a browser to recognize the IP address of the CP4.

> > >

> > > Now what?

> > >

> > > Can I remove the VP4 from the mount, bring it into the house, power

> > > it up and try connecting it to my computer with a short CAT6 cable to update the firmware?

> > >

> > > Yours truly,

> > >

> > > Jack Huerkamp

> > >

> > >

> > >

> > >

> > >

> > >

> >

> >

> >

> >

> >

> >

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Re: CP4 Firmware Upgrade Failure

Ray Gralak
 

Jack,

 

This is kind of basic networking knowledge which I assume you have but for the sake of others in the same situation:

 

1) Do you have DHCP enabled on your router? This will provide an IP address to the CP4.

2) Do you know your home local Subnet address and Subnet Mask? You can usually find that by typing "ipconfig" from a windows shell. Here is an example screenshot:

 

 

If the CP4 has DHCP enabled it will get an IP address from the router. This is much better than a single cable connection between PC and the CP4, because other computers on your network will also have access to the CP4 if needed.

 

You can use APCC to find the CP4 in APCC’s “Connection” group box by clicking the find CP4/CP5 button. If the CP4 is not found then it might not be connected on your LAN or it is not configured correctly (take a look at the A-P docs for the CP4 and if needed give a call to George at A-P).

 

-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 Jack Huerkamp

> Sent: Sunday, April 26, 2020 2:35 PM

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

> Cc: mallincamusa@...

> Subject: Re: [ap-gto] CP4 Firmware Upgrade Failure

>

> Ray,

>

> I have the router in the house.  I direct the router output to a switch and from the switch I have two direct bury

> CAT 6 cables installed in 1 1/2" PCV conduit running 225' to my observatory (one in use and one as a spare).   In

> the observatory, I have one CAT6 cables connected to a switch and from the switch I connect to the NIC card in

> the computer.  Speed tests in the observatory are consistently 230Mbps down and 10 Mbps up).

>

> Initially I tried connecting the CP4 Ethernet port to an open port on the switch using a CAT6 cable.  A browser

> could not find the IP address.

>

> I then connected the CAT6 cable right to the NIC Card on the Dell tower - a direct connection from the CP4 to the

> computer - and again the browsers would not find the CP4 IP's address.

>

> Yours truly,

>

> Jack

>

> Jack Huerkamp

> Jack's Astro Accessories, LLC

> 38388 Pine Street

> Pearl River, LA 70452-5192

> 985-445-5063

> mallincamusa@...

> www.mallincamusa.com

>

>

>

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

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

> Sent: Sunday, April 26, 2020 4:24 PM

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

> Subject: Re: [ap-gto] CP4 Firmware Upgrade Failure

>

> Jack,

>

> Is your PC on a LAN and if so does the LAN have a router?

>

> -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 Jack Huerkamp

> > Sent: Sunday, April 26, 2020 2:21 PM

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

> > Cc: mallincamusa@...

> > Subject: Re: [ap-gto] CP4 Firmware Upgrade Failure

> >

> > Ray,

> >

> > Yes a typo.  I did try 169.254.0.109.

> >

> > So I am still at a loss as to why I could not upgrade the CP4

> > firmware.  I am still at the original version that shipped with the unit.

> >

> > Yours truly,

> >

> > Jack

> >

> > Jack Huerkamp

> > Jack's Astro Accessories, LLC

> > 38388 Pine Street

> > Pearl River, LA 70452-5192

> > 985-445-5063

> > mallincamusa@...

> > www.mallincamusa.com

> >

> >

> >

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

> > From: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io> On Behalf Of Ray

> > Gralak

> > Sent: Sunday, April 26, 2020 4:16 PM

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

> > Subject: Re: [ap-gto] CP4 Firmware Upgrade Failure

> >

> > Hi Jack,

> >

> > > 168.254.0.109

> >

> > Maybe that's just a typo but I think the IP address should start with 169, not 168.

> >

> > -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 Jack Huerkamp

> > > Sent: Sunday, April 26, 2020 2:02 PM

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

> > > Subject: [ap-gto] CP4 Firmware Upgrade Failure

> > >

> > > I found my Astro Physics username and password.  I downloaded the

> > > latest CP4 firmware package and unzipped the contents into a folder

> > > on my desktop  I printed out the installation instructions and I got as far as "Determine Your IP Address"

> > >

> > > I tried three different CAT6 cables connected to the Ethernet port

> > > on the CR4 and to my computer.  Since my serial number is CP4-0109,

> > > I calculated that the IP address would be: 168.254.0.109

> > >

> > > I disconnected the keypad from the CR4 and I also disconnected the

> > > Serial connection to the top DB9 connection (I connect to the mount

> > > via a Serial to USB on to the computer.)  I left the power cable,

> > > the CAT6 cable and the Wye Motor cable

> > connected to the CP4.

> > >

> > > Since I have APCC Standard (latest version), I tried starting it to

> > > get/verify the IP address.  When I selected TCP LAN/WiFi or UDP LAN/WiFI, I got an invalid V Chip error.

> > >

> > >

> > >

> > > I closed APCC and tried using Edge, Mozilla and MX5 browsers to

> > > access 168.254.0.109.  In all cases the browser timed out.

> > >

> > >

> > >

> > > So now I cannot get a browser to recognize the IP address of the CP4.

> > >

> > > Now what?

> > >

> > > Can I remove the VP4 from the mount, bring it into the house, power

> > > it up and try connecting it to my computer with a short CAT6 cable to update the firmware?

> > >

> > > Yours truly,

> > >

> > > Jack Huerkamp

> > >

> > >

> > >

> > >

> > >

> > >

> >

> >

> >

> >

> >

> >

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Re: CP4 Firmware Upgrade Failure

Jack Huerkamp
 

Ray,

I have the router in the house. I direct the router output to a switch and from the switch I have two direct bury CAT 6 cables installed in 1 1/2" PCV conduit running 225' to my observatory (one in use and one as a spare). In the observatory, I have one CAT6 cables connected to a switch and from the switch I connect to the NIC card in the computer. Speed tests in the observatory are consistently 230Mbps down and 10 Mbps up).

Initially I tried connecting the CP4 Ethernet port to an open port on the switch using a CAT6 cable. A browser could not find the IP address.

I then connected the CAT6 cable right to the NIC Card on the Dell tower - a direct connection from the CP4 to the computer - and again the browsers would not find the CP4 IP's address.

Yours truly,

Jack

Jack Huerkamp
Jack's Astro Accessories, LLC
38388 Pine Street
Pearl River, LA 70452-5192
985-445-5063
mallincamusa@gmail.com
www.mallincamusa.com

-----Original Message-----
From: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io> On Behalf Of Ray Gralak
Sent: Sunday, April 26, 2020 4:24 PM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] CP4 Firmware Upgrade Failure

Jack,

Is your PC on a LAN and if so does the LAN have a router?

-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 Jack Huerkamp
Sent: Sunday, April 26, 2020 2:21 PM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Cc: mallincamusa@gmail.com
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] CP4 Firmware Upgrade Failure

Ray,

Yes a typo. I did try 169.254.0.109.

So I am still at a loss as to why I could not upgrade the CP4
firmware. I am still at the original version that shipped with the unit.

Yours truly,

Jack

Jack Huerkamp
Jack's Astro Accessories, LLC
38388 Pine Street
Pearl River, LA 70452-5192
985-445-5063
mallincamusa@gmail.com
www.mallincamusa.com



-----Original Message-----
From: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io> On Behalf Of Ray
Gralak
Sent: Sunday, April 26, 2020 4:16 PM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] CP4 Firmware Upgrade Failure

Hi Jack,

168.254.0.109
Maybe that's just a typo but I think the IP address should start with 169, not 168.

-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 Jack Huerkamp
Sent: Sunday, April 26, 2020 2:02 PM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Subject: [ap-gto] CP4 Firmware Upgrade Failure

I found my Astro Physics username and password. I downloaded the
latest CP4 firmware package and unzipped the contents into a folder
on my desktop I printed out the installation instructions and I got as far as "Determine Your IP Address"

I tried three different CAT6 cables connected to the Ethernet port
on the CR4 and to my computer. Since my serial number is CP4-0109,
I calculated that the IP address would be: 168.254.0.109

I disconnected the keypad from the CR4 and I also disconnected the
Serial connection to the top DB9 connection (I connect to the mount
via a Serial to USB on to the computer.) I left the power cable,
the CAT6 cable and the Wye Motor cable
connected to the CP4.

Since I have APCC Standard (latest version), I tried starting it to
get/verify the IP address. When I selected TCP LAN/WiFi or UDP LAN/WiFI, I got an invalid V Chip error.



I closed APCC and tried using Edge, Mozilla and MX5 browsers to
access 168.254.0.109. In all cases the browser timed out.



So now I cannot get a browser to recognize the IP address of the CP4.

Now what?

Can I remove the VP4 from the mount, bring it into the house, power
it up and try connecting it to my computer with a short CAT6 cable to update the firmware?

Yours truly,

Jack Huerkamp










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Re: CP4 Firmware Upgrade Failure

Ray Gralak
 

Jack,

Is your PC on a LAN and if so does the LAN have a router?

-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 Jack Huerkamp
Sent: Sunday, April 26, 2020 2:21 PM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Cc: mallincamusa@gmail.com
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] CP4 Firmware Upgrade Failure

Ray,

Yes a typo. I did try 169.254.0.109.

So I am still at a loss as to why I could not upgrade the CP4 firmware. I am still at the original version that
shipped with the unit.

Yours truly,

Jack

Jack Huerkamp
Jack's Astro Accessories, LLC
38388 Pine Street
Pearl River, LA 70452-5192
985-445-5063
mallincamusa@gmail.com
www.mallincamusa.com



-----Original Message-----
From: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io> On Behalf Of Ray Gralak
Sent: Sunday, April 26, 2020 4:16 PM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] CP4 Firmware Upgrade Failure

Hi Jack,

168.254.0.109
Maybe that's just a typo but I think the IP address should start with 169, not 168.

-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 Jack Huerkamp
Sent: Sunday, April 26, 2020 2:02 PM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Subject: [ap-gto] CP4 Firmware Upgrade Failure

I found my Astro Physics username and password. I downloaded the
latest CP4 firmware package and unzipped the contents into a folder on
my desktop I printed out the installation instructions and I got as far as "Determine Your IP Address"

I tried three different CAT6 cables connected to the Ethernet port on
the CR4 and to my computer. Since my serial number is CP4-0109, I
calculated that the IP address would be: 168.254.0.109

I disconnected the keypad from the CR4 and I also disconnected the
Serial connection to the top DB9 connection (I connect to the mount
via a Serial to USB on to the computer.) I left the power cable, the CAT6 cable and the Wye Motor cable
connected to the CP4.

Since I have APCC Standard (latest version), I tried starting it to
get/verify the IP address. When I selected TCP LAN/WiFi or UDP LAN/WiFI, I got an invalid V Chip error.



I closed APCC and tried using Edge, Mozilla and MX5 browsers to access
168.254.0.109. In all cases the browser timed out.



So now I cannot get a browser to recognize the IP address of the CP4.

Now what?

Can I remove the VP4 from the mount, bring it into the house, power it
up and try connecting it to my computer with a short CAT6 cable to update the firmware?

Yours truly,

Jack Huerkamp










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Re: CP4 Firmware Upgrade Failure

Jack Huerkamp
 

Ray,

Yes a typo. I did try 169.254.0.109.

So I am still at a loss as to why I could not upgrade the CP4 firmware. I am still at the original version that shipped with the unit.

Yours truly,

Jack

Jack Huerkamp
Jack's Astro Accessories, LLC
38388 Pine Street
Pearl River, LA 70452-5192
985-445-5063
mallincamusa@gmail.com
www.mallincamusa.com

-----Original Message-----
From: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io> On Behalf Of Ray Gralak
Sent: Sunday, April 26, 2020 4:16 PM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] CP4 Firmware Upgrade Failure

Hi Jack,

168.254.0.109
Maybe that's just a typo but I think the IP address should start with 169, not 168.

-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 Jack Huerkamp
Sent: Sunday, April 26, 2020 2:02 PM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Subject: [ap-gto] CP4 Firmware Upgrade Failure

I found my Astro Physics username and password. I downloaded the
latest CP4 firmware package and unzipped the contents into a folder on
my desktop I printed out the installation instructions and I got as far as "Determine Your IP Address"

I tried three different CAT6 cables connected to the Ethernet port on
the CR4 and to my computer. Since my serial number is CP4-0109, I
calculated that the IP address would be: 168.254.0.109

I disconnected the keypad from the CR4 and I also disconnected the
Serial connection to the top DB9 connection (I connect to the mount
via a Serial to USB on to the computer.) I left the power cable, the CAT6 cable and the Wye Motor cable connected to the CP4.

Since I have APCC Standard (latest version), I tried starting it to
get/verify the IP address. When I selected TCP LAN/WiFi or UDP LAN/WiFI, I got an invalid V Chip error.



I closed APCC and tried using Edge, Mozilla and MX5 browsers to access
168.254.0.109. In all cases the browser timed out.



So now I cannot get a browser to recognize the IP address of the CP4.

Now what?

Can I remove the VP4 from the mount, bring it into the house, power it
up and try connecting it to my computer with a short CAT6 cable to update the firmware?

Yours truly,

Jack Huerkamp










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Re: CP4 Firmware Upgrade Failure

Ray Gralak
 

Hi Jack,

168.254.0.109
Maybe that's just a typo but I think the IP address should start with 169, not 168.

-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 Jack Huerkamp
Sent: Sunday, April 26, 2020 2:02 PM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Subject: [ap-gto] CP4 Firmware Upgrade Failure

I found my Astro Physics username and password. I downloaded the latest CP4 firmware package and unzipped
the contents into a folder on my desktop I printed out the installation instructions and I got as far as "Determine
Your IP Address"

I tried three different CAT6 cables connected to the Ethernet port on the CR4 and to my computer. Since my
serial number is CP4-0109, I calculated that the IP address would be: 168.254.0.109

I disconnected the keypad from the CR4 and I also disconnected the Serial connection to the top DB9 connection
(I connect to the mount via a Serial to USB on to the computer.) I left the power cable, the CAT6 cable and the
Wye Motor cable connected to the CP4.

Since I have APCC Standard (latest version), I tried starting it to get/verify the IP address. When I selected TCP
LAN/WiFi or UDP LAN/WiFI, I got an invalid V Chip error.



I closed APCC and tried using Edge, Mozilla and MX5 browsers to access 168.254.0.109. In all cases the
browser timed out.



So now I cannot get a browser to recognize the IP address of the CP4.

Now what?

Can I remove the VP4 from the mount, bring it into the house, power it up and try connecting it to my computer
with a short CAT6 cable to update the firmware?

Yours truly,

Jack Huerkamp






CP4 Firmware Upgrade Failure

Jack Huerkamp
 

I found my Astro Physics username and password.  I downloaded the latest CP4 firmware package and unzipped the contents into a folder on my desktop  I printed out the installation instructions and I got as far as "Determine Your IP Address"

I tried three different CAT6 cables connected to the Ethernet port on the CR4 and to my computer.  Since my serial number is CP4-0109, I calculated that the IP address would be: 168.254.0.109 

I disconnected the keypad from the CR4 and I also disconnected the Serial connection to the top DB9 connection (I connect to the mount via a Serial to USB on to the computer.)  I left the power cable, the CAT6 cable and the Wye Motor cable connected to the CP4.

Since I have APCC Standard (latest version), I tried starting it to get/verify the IP address.  When I selected TCP LAN/WiFi or UDP LAN/WiFI, I got an invalid V Chip error.

 

I closed APCC and tried using Edge, Mozilla and MX5 browsers to access 168.254.0.109.  In all cases the browser timed out.

 

So now I cannot get a browser to recognize the IP address of the CP4.

Now what?  

Can I remove the VP4 from the mount, bring it into the house, power it up and try connecting it to my computer with a short CAT6 cable to update the firmware?

Yours truly,

Jack Huerkamp

 

 


Re: AP1100 CP4 pier crash

Joel Short
 

"The CP4 has those features now."

Christopher, are you saying the CP4 has those safety stops without the use of APCC?  Last year I had my one and only pier crash and unfortunately it burned out or somehow damaged the DEC motor.  At the time I was slightly annoyed that safety limits were not built into the CP4 but instead I would need to purchase APCC to get those safety limits.  I wasn't willing to do that so I use other methods.

So I"m confused by your comment that "the CP4 has those features now."  
joel


Re: AP 1200 won't unpark via APCC

Ray Gralak
 

Dan,

One more thought...

if there is a router on your LAN with an internet connection, what is the subnet of the LAN you are using? (eg. 192.168.1.0)

If the CP4 is setup to accept a DHCP address it should be provided one by your router. It shouldn't need to be on the 169.254.1.x LAN.

-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 Dan Simpson
Sent: Sunday, April 26, 2020 6:57 AM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] AP 1200 won't unpark via APCC

Ray,
Thanks for the video. I was unaware of the Find feature in the Connection box which is very nice.

Unfortunately, when I click on the Find button the window pops up but does not show any connection options.
I've attached a snip.

Power is definitely on, Cat5e cable is blinking. Keypad is on.

I also tried eliminating a couple of network switches with a straight run between the computer and the mount, but
no joy.

Closing the Find window and clicking on Mount Connect shows the mount as Parked, Tracking=Zero but the
APCC Unpark button is non-functional.

I went ahead and connected the AP V2 ASCOM Driver and tried Unpark. Again, the Mount Info Park shows
Unparked for a moment but quickly reverts to Parked.

I tried connecting TheSkyX and found I could connect and perform a successful goto.

I tried Parking with TSX and it sent the mount to the Park position but the slew message said Parking and never
went to Parked. TSX remained frozen in this state.

So, what I believe is wrong is the GTOCP4 unit is hosed. There seems to be a communication issue where it is not
reporting or recording the current state. It may be something in the firmware or it may be a physical problem. All of
this is way beyond my pay grade. I think I need to contact AP directly and try to work through this with them. Do
you think that is a reasonable conclusion?

Thanks for all the time and help.
Dan


On Sat, Apr 25, 2020 at 3:46 PM Dan Simpson via groups.io <dbs2144=gmail.com@groups.io> wrote:


Thanks Ray, I'll take a look later this evening.

I will say I did forget to check that there was power to the mount when I first started up today. The runaway
at the end of my last session had caused me to hit the power switch on the 12vdc power supply not my Digital
Logger switch. When I switched on the DL this morning it faithfully switched on but the power supply switch was
still off. Took me a bit to figure it out.

Thanks,
Dan

On Sat, Apr 25, 2020, 3:23 PM Ray Gralak <groups3@gralak.com> wrote:


Dan,

Here is a link to the youtube video demonstrating park and unpark.

To provide a baseline try to perform the operations I do in the video *exactly* the way I have done
them.

https://youtu.be/shWsRr-gRWE

-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










Re: AP 1200 won't unpark via APCC

Ray Gralak
 

Dan,

I don't think anything is wrong with your CP4. This is probably a matter of how you have your network set up. Astro-physics includes some directions for LAN setup with the GTOCP4 but you should have a basic understanding of IP addresses, local LANs, and routers. If not, try connecting the mount via USB or serial cable to do the tests.

-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 Dan Simpson
Sent: Sunday, April 26, 2020 6:57 AM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] AP 1200 won't unpark via APCC

Ray,
Thanks for the video. I was unaware of the Find feature in the Connection box which is very nice.

Unfortunately, when I click on the Find button the window pops up but does not show any connection options.
I've attached a snip.

Power is definitely on, Cat5e cable is blinking. Keypad is on.

I also tried eliminating a couple of network switches with a straight run between the computer and the mount, but
no joy.

Closing the Find window and clicking on Mount Connect shows the mount as Parked, Tracking=Zero but the
APCC Unpark button is non-functional.

I went ahead and connected the AP V2 ASCOM Driver and tried Unpark. Again, the Mount Info Park shows
Unparked for a moment but quickly reverts to Parked.

I tried connecting TheSkyX and found I could connect and perform a successful goto.

I tried Parking with TSX and it sent the mount to the Park position but the slew message said Parking and never
went to Parked. TSX remained frozen in this state.

So, what I believe is wrong is the GTOCP4 unit is hosed. There seems to be a communication issue where it is not
reporting or recording the current state. It may be something in the firmware or it may be a physical problem. All of
this is way beyond my pay grade. I think I need to contact AP directly and try to work through this with them. Do
you think that is a reasonable conclusion?

Thanks for all the time and help.
Dan


On Sat, Apr 25, 2020 at 3:46 PM Dan Simpson via groups.io <dbs2144=gmail.com@groups.io> wrote:


Thanks Ray, I'll take a look later this evening.

I will say I did forget to check that there was power to the mount when I first started up today. The runaway
at the end of my last session had caused me to hit the power switch on the 12vdc power supply not my Digital
Logger switch. When I switched on the DL this morning it faithfully switched on but the power supply switch was
still off. Took me a bit to figure it out.

Thanks,
Dan

On Sat, Apr 25, 2020, 3:23 PM Ray Gralak <groups3@gralak.com> wrote:


Dan,

Here is a link to the youtube video demonstrating park and unpark.

To provide a baseline try to perform the operations I do in the video *exactly* the way I have done
them.

https://youtu.be/shWsRr-gRWE

-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










Re: AP 1200 won't unpark via APCC

Dan Simpson
 

Ray,
Thanks for the video. I was unaware of the Find feature in the Connection box which is very nice. 

Unfortunately, when I click on the Find button the window pops up but does not show any connection options. I've attached a snip. 

Power is definitely on, Cat5e cable is blinking. Keypad is on. 

I also tried eliminating a couple of network switches with a straight run between the computer and the mount, but no joy.

Closing the Find window and clicking on Mount Connect shows the mount as Parked, Tracking=Zero but the APCC Unpark button is non-functional.

I went ahead and connected the AP V2 ASCOM Driver and tried Unpark. Again, the Mount Info Park shows Unparked for a moment but quickly reverts to Parked.

I tried connecting TheSkyX and found I could connect and perform a successful goto.

I tried Parking with TSX and it sent the mount to the Park position but the slew message said Parking and never went to Parked. TSX remained frozen in this state.

So, what I believe is wrong is the GTOCP4 unit is hosed. There seems to be a communication issue where it is not reporting or recording the current state. It may be something in the firmware or it may be a physical problem. All of this is way beyond my pay grade. I think I need to contact AP directly and try to work through this with them. Do you think that is a reasonable conclusion?

Thanks for all the time and help.
Dan


On Sat, Apr 25, 2020 at 3:46 PM Dan Simpson via groups.io <dbs2144=gmail.com@groups.io> wrote:
Thanks Ray, I'll take a look later this evening. 

I will say I did forget to check that there was power to the mount when I first started up today. The runaway at the end of my last session had caused me to hit the power switch on the 12vdc power supply not my Digital Logger switch. When I switched on the DL this morning it faithfully switched on but the power supply switch was still off. Took me a bit to figure it out.

Thanks,
Dan

On Sat, Apr 25, 2020, 3:23 PM Ray Gralak <groups3@...> wrote:
Dan,

Here is a link to the youtube video demonstrating park and unpark.

To provide a baseline try to perform the operations I do in the video *exactly* the way I have done them.

https://youtu.be/shWsRr-gRWE

-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




Re: AP1100 CP4 pier crash

Christopher Erickson
 

The CP4 has those features now.


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

On Sat, Apr 25, 2020, 4:09 PM Eric M <eric.marlatt@...> wrote:
Could limits be programmed into the control box to stop this from being a danger? Sure would be nice if a meridian flip fails for some reason, power is left on and forgotten about, or if connected to a laptop and the laptop crashes and the mount has nothing to tell it to stop tracking or park at the end of the night. I know APCC addresses some of these situations, but requiring a computer to be connected at all times is not always ideal. Seems like it would be a huge bonus to safety, we have some pretty expensive equipment riding on these mounts. 

Eric


Re: AP1100 CP4 pier crash

Eric M
 

Could limits be programmed into the control box to stop this from being a danger? Sure would be nice if a meridian flip fails for some reason, power is left on and forgotten about, or if connected to a laptop and the laptop crashes and the mount has nothing to tell it to stop tracking or park at the end of the night. I know APCC addresses some of these situations, but requiring a computer to be connected at all times is not always ideal. Seems like it would be a huge bonus to safety, we have some pretty expensive equipment riding on these mounts. 

Eric


Re: AP1100 CP4 pier crash

Rick Darden
 

I meant I do NOT get a face on view of the control box.

If I am seeing the yellow light on the ethernet port and I am mistaking it for the amber light on the CP4, I, sorry for the mix up.


Re: AP1100 CP4 pier crash

Rick Darden
 

There are 6 of us in the building and I can see everyone's lights. Reds, blues, yellows. I think I am seeing in true color.


Re: AP1100 CP4 pier crash

Rick Darden
 

You know I might be seeing the yellow light on the ethernet port. The cam angle is such where I do get a face on view of the control box.

Is the yellow light on the ethernet port the normal on light and not the green?


Re: AP1100 CP4 pier crash

Christopher Erickson
 

It is possible that the limited dynamic range of the webcam, in the dark observatory, is causing the sensor chip to be saturated by the comparatively-bright LED, making a red LED appear amber or white.


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


On Sat, Apr 25, 2020, 6:37 AM uncarollo2 <chris1011@...> via groups.io <chris1011=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:

I am able to initialize and it seems to be tracking fine so far.

I have a webcam and can see that the CP4 LED is amber.
Those two things can't possibly be true at the same time. Can you slew the scope?

Rolando


-----Original Message-----
From: Rick Darden <rick@...>
To: main <main@ap-gto.groups.io>
Sent: Sat, Apr 25, 2020 11:34 am
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] AP1100 CP4 pier crash

Hi All,

I'm the guy with the pier crash at my remote observatory that started this topic. Thanks for all the replies.

I am able to initialize and it seems to be tracking fine so far.

I have a webcam and can see that the CP4 LED is amber.

The CP4 manual says it could be an imbalance issue or an undervolt issue.

The load has not shifted to cause an imbalance.

The AP1100 has it's own dedicated Powerwerx power supply. Can't see how the voltage to the mount could have been affected. Or was it?

Possible something going on inside the control box?

Any thoughts?

Much appreciated. Rick Darden


Re: AP 1200 won't unpark via APCC

Dan Simpson
 

Thanks Ray, I'll take a look later this evening. 

I will say I did forget to check that there was power to the mount when I first started up today. The runaway at the end of my last session had caused me to hit the power switch on the 12vdc power supply not my Digital Logger switch. When I switched on the DL this morning it faithfully switched on but the power supply switch was still off. Took me a bit to figure it out.

Thanks,
Dan

On Sat, Apr 25, 2020, 3:23 PM Ray Gralak <groups3@...> wrote:
Dan,

Here is a link to the youtube video demonstrating park and unpark.

To provide a baseline try to perform the operations I do in the video *exactly* the way I have done them.

https://youtu.be/shWsRr-gRWE

-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 Dan Simpson
> Sent: Saturday, April 25, 2020 11:28 AM
> To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
> Subject: Re: [ap-gto] AP 1200 won't unpark via APCC
>
> Thanks for the attachment heads up to both Mike & Ray.
>
> And, Ray, sorry for the log mix-up.
>
> Since the one-day APCC log only reduced the size to about about half of my previous attachment I put a copy in
> my Dropbox account. Link below:
> https://www.dropbox.com/s/r9sssriaiuy16o4/ApccZip-Dan_Simpson-2020-04-25-121437.zip?dl=0
>
>
> So the latest test wasn't a complete failure but it was close.
>
> I'm current with APCC (1.8.1.1) and the ASCOM V2 driver (5.30.10)
>
> If I just open and connect APCC and ASCOM V2 neither will work to Unpark the scope.
>
> However, after connecting the keypad - press MENU - the APCC and ASCOM V2 both display Unparked.
>
> I was now able to use the Jog Utility to move the scope. This did not happen when I tried it yesterday
>
> APCC would not Park the scope but the V2 driver did send the mount to the Park position.
>
> However, APCC still displayed Unparked Sidereal and, indeed, the mount continued to track right out of the Park
> position.
>
> APCC continues to show only the Unpark option which, when pressed, doesn't change anything.
>
> If I use the keypad to Park the scope both APCC and V2 displays change to show the mount as Parked.
>
> AP Jog does not work - must be Unparked.
>
> Clicking either APCC or V2 Unpark commands does not UnPark.
>
> V2 Mount Info briefly shows Unparked but quickly goes back to Parked.
>
> Again, Unparking via keypad - press MENU - both APCC and V2 show Unparked.
>
> I tried Parking with ASCOM V2 the Mount Info Park display freezes at Parking (not Parked) but the mount moves
> to Park position.
>
> APCC still shows UnParked Sidereal
>
> AP Jog will move the mount even without UnParking.
>
> APCC now shows Park as available. Clicking on APCC Park sends the mount to the park position but the display
> still shows UnParked Sidereal.
>
> AP V2 Mount Info still shows Parking but Park and Unpark are now available and Park moves the scope back to
> the park position - still Unparked Sidereal
>
> I'm sorry that this is so long and probably confusing. I'm hoping Ray can pull something out of the logs.
>
> Thanks,
> Dan
>
>
>
> On Sat, Apr 25, 2020 at 10:38 AM Ray Gralak <groups3@...> wrote:
>
>
>       Mike,
>
>
>
>       > There are people on the list with slow speeds, sending a 9mb file to the group is not appreciated.  Send it
> directly
>
>       > to the person in question and not the group please.
>
>
>
>       In case you aren't aware you can limit or exclude attachments in your IO Group account. It's in the
> Advanced Settings. For your convenience I have attached a screen shot:
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>       -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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>       > Sent: Saturday, April 25, 2020 9:27 AM
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>       > Subject: Re: [ap-gto] AP 1200 won't unpark via APCC
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>       > From: main@ap-gto.groups.io [mailto:main@ap-gto.groups.io] On Behalf Of Dan Simpson
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>       > Sent: Saturday, April 25, 2020 7:45 AM
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>       > Subject: Re: [ap-gto] AP 1200 won't unpark via APCC
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>       > Sorry, got tied up with some non-astro stuff. I thought it would take longer, the Log Zipper is very nice,
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>       > I've attached my zipped file. It's almost 9000K, let me know if  it goes through.
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>       > Thanks,
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>       > Dan
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>       > On Fri, Apr 24, 2020 at 8:52 PM Ray Gralak <groups3@...> wrote:
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>       >          Dan,
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>       >          Are you having a problem getting the logs zipped? I can only wait a little longer then I have to work
> on
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>       > something else.
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>       >          -Ray Gralak
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>       >          Author of APCC (Astro-Physics Command Center): https://www.astro-physics.com/apcc-pro
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>       >          Author of PEMPro V3:  https://www.ccdware.com
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>       >          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 Dan Simpson
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>       >          > Sent: Friday, April 24, 2020 5:20 PM
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>       >          > To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
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>       >          > Subject: Re: [ap-gto] AP 1200 won't unpark via APCC
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>       >          > Hi Everyone,
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>       >          > Ok, got APCC and V2 off of the autoconnect.
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>       >          > Checked and verified V2 is setup for AP1200, GTOCP4
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>       >          > Verified firmware is VCP4-PO1-13. It flashes on startup but goes blank after maybe a second.
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>       >          > Closed everything down, depowered the mount and started over. Nothing else running except
> APCC, V2
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>       > and my
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>       >          > browser
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>       >          > Powered up the mount, opened APCC, clicked on Mount_Connect. Then clicked on
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>       > APV2Driver_Connect. Hope
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>       >          > I got that right.
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>       >          > All good, mount is showing Parked, position 5.
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>       >          > Tried Unpark in APCC, V2, no response.
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>       >          > Opened AP Jog. Connected, no response.
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>       >          > Went to the keypad, hit menu to escape EXT mode, selected a site, pushed S direction key for a
> moment,
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>       > mount
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>       >          > moved.
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>       >          > Back to the computer and the bottom bar showed sidereal tracking.
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>       >          > Sill unresponsive to Move Scope buttons, nothing.
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>       >          > AP Jog, no response when I tried to move scope. Message: Wrong Tracking State"
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>       >          > Tried Parking using ACPP, no response.
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>       >          > Tried Parking using V2. Total runaway to the north side of pier. No response from Emergency Stop
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>       > window, had to
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>       >          > move quickly and de-power.
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>       >          > Currently regrouping.
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>       >          > Couple photos attached
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>       >          > Side note: cant find the ....10 V2 version at the website.
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>       >          > Thanks for the help,
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>       >          > Dan
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>       >          > On Fri, Apr 24, 2020 at 4:20 PM Ray Gralak <groups3@...> wrote:
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>       >          >       Dan,
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>       >          >       Some strange things: The driver show NO firmware version, and ascom park status shows
> "Parking".
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>       >          > Because of the multiple mount types and versions that APCC and the driver must handle having
> NO
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>       > firmware
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>       >          > version can cause weird behavior.
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>       >          >       To isolate the problem:
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>       >          >       1) Uncheck Auto-connect in the APV2 driver section of APCC.
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>       >          >       2) Disconnect the AP V2 driver from APCC and all ASCOM client applications so it shuts down.
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>       >          >       3) Open the AP V2 ASCOM driver setup and make sure the correct mount type (AP1200) and
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>       > GTOCP4 are
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>       >          > selected.
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>       >          >       4) Start APCC separately first instead of having the driver start APCC.
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>       >          >       5) Make sure you are running VCP4-P01-13 or later version of firmware in your CP4. If not,
> upgrade to
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>       > it.
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>       >          >       6) Start the AP Jog program and use it to connect to the driver and don't connect anything else
> to the
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>       > driver.
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>       >          >       7) Confirm the correct firmware version shows in the driver.
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>       >          >       8) Perform your park/unpark tests again.
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>       >          >       -Ray Gralak
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>       >          >       Author of APCC (Astro-Physics Command Center): https://www.astro-physics.com/apcc-pro
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>       >          >       Author of PEMPro V3:  https://www.ccdware.com
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>       >          >       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 Dan Simpson
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>       >          >       > Sent: Friday, April 24, 2020 2:53 PM
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>       >          >       > To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
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>       >          >       > Subject: [ap-gto] AP 1200 won't unpark via APCC
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>       >          >       > I've been enjoying good results using my older AP1200 (ser. # 1200410) for a year or so now.
> I
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>       > upgraded
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>       >          > last year
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>       >          >       > to a CP4. I generally use ACP for automation and am using APCC and the V2 driver. The
> problem
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>       > reared
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>       >          > up
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>       >          >       > starting last week while using ACP as I began to have trouble with plate-solving errors. The
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>       > scope/mount
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>       >          > wasn't
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>       >          >       > pointing anywhere near where it should have been. First thing I did was to simplify and take
> out all
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>       > of the
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>       >          >       > complications so all of my recent troubleshooting has been manual, no ACP.
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>       >          >       > I think I'm up to date with both APCC (Ver. 1.8.0.9) and AP V2 ASCOM 5.30.09.
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>       >          >       > The problem shows up on startup. I power up the mount and then open and connect APCC &
> AP
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>       > V2
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>       >          > without
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>       >          >       > problem. But when I click the Unpark button the scope using APCC  the APCC screen does
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>       > show the
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>       >          > scope
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>       >          >       > as Unparked. The Park button remains grayed out and the Unpark button remains active - but
> no
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>       > matter
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>       >          > how
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>       >          >       > many times I click on the Unpark nothing changes. The weird thing is the scope is indeed
> tracking, it
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>       > is
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>       >          > visibly
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>       >          >       > moving at a tracking speed. Also, the bar across the bottom shows the scope is tracking at
> sidereal
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>       > and
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>       >          > the yellow
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>       >          >       > tracking/parked/stopped info display in the Telescope Position section shows as Tracking.
> However,
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>       > I
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>       >          > can't get the
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>       >          >       > scope to move using the APCC buttons in the Move Scope section.  I've pasted a screen shot
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>       > APCC
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>       >          > and V2 at
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>       >          >       > that point.
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>       >          >       > One other piece of information is that the keypad continues to function. I'm able to Unpark
> and Park
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>       >          > well as do
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>       >          >       > Goto's to objects in the the keypad catalog. I did find I can use V2 to send the scope to all
> Park
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>       > locations
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>       >          > (but not
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>       >          >       > using APCC) however the scope does not actually Park as it then continues to track out of
> the Park
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>       >          > location.
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>       >          >       > I know I'm forgetting some details, I was up all night working on this. I am certainly open to
> any all
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>       >          > suggestions.
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>       >          >       > Thanks in advance,
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