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Re: Parking Mach2 with couter weight up

Roland Christen
 

Hello Konstantin,

We are working on a solution for your issue. The person who is most knowledgeable is unfortunately on a short vacation, but will be back next Monday. We will get this sorted out as soon as he is back.

Roland

-----Original Message-----
From: Konstantin von Poschinger <KPoschinger@...>
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Sent: Wed, Jul 29, 2020 10:39 am
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Parking Mach2 with couter weight up

Hello Roland,

I have tested the false parking on both side east and west. The mount is tracking normal when I give the park command. In the moment the mount is stored for a travel to south Germany. I can send you images when I have arrived there. 

Grüsse

Konstantin


Konstantin v. Poschinger


Hammerichstr. 5
22605 Hamburg
040/8805747
0171/1983476

Am 27.07.2020 um 19:36 schrieb uncarollo2 <chris1011@...> via groups.io <chris1011@...>:


In order for me here to create your situation we need to know which way the scope is pointing (E or W), which way you have the Meridian Delay, what program you are using for pointing, and any other information so I can set my scope/mount in the same orientation. A quick picture would be helpful also.

I use my mount all the time with scope under the mount and have never prevented from moving unless I have set the Mach2 internal limits to be ON. I park it with the keypad and also with the ASCOM driver. Always works.

I will forward this to Ray Gralack to see if he can figure out why APCC will not park the mount. One thing you can check is to see what color is the light on the CP5 when it won't move. Also check the ASCOM driver to see if it shows Sidereal Tracking.

Rolando



-----Original Message-----
From: Konstantin von Poschinger <KPoschinger@...>
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Sent: Mon, Jul 27, 2020 12:20 pm
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Parking Mach2 with couter weight up

Hi Roland,

I have only done that what I wrote. I sit in the cellar and are3 setting up the Meridian delay.

Initialize the mount. I have tested with a perking movement, that all is fine with the position. From that point I did what I have written in my last mail. 

I move the mount in a cw up position in the middle of the allowed area! 
The mount is tracing normal! 
From there it is not possible to slew direct to a park position. 
In the moment I give the park order to Park isn Park position 2, the mount parked at that cw up postion and the motors stop.
I have done that a lots of time with different sides of pear and different park positions. 
After unparking the mount I send it to CW down position. From there the parking to Park 2 Position is working as it should.

I hope you understand now what I have done.
In the Logfile I send is all that viewable.

Greetings

Konstantin v. Poschinger

Hammerichstr. 5
22605 Hamburg
040/8805747
0171 1983476

Am 27.07.2020 um 17:20 schrieb uncarollo2 <chris1011@...> via groups.io <chris1011@...>:

There is not enough information in any of your posts for us to determine what you are doing and how you are doing this. So I can only assume that you have gone beyond the limits that you have set and the mount is in a Park mode with motors de-energized. In that condition it will not slew until you unpark it.

Rolando



-----Original Message-----
From: Konstantin von Poschinger <KPoschinger@...>
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Sent: Sun, Jul 26, 2020 10:28 am
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Parking Mach2 with couter weight up

No!
I move the mount in a cw up position in the middle of the allowed area! 
From there it is not possible to slew direct to a park position. 
I have done that a lots of time with different sides of pear and different park positions. 

Grüsse

Konstantin
Konstantin v. Poschinger


Hammerichstr. 5
22605 Hamburg
040/8805747
0171/1983476

Am 26.07.2020 um 17:03 schrieb uncarollo2 <chris1011@...> via groups.io <chris1011@...>:


You probably reached the limits and the mount self-parked. Then you must unpark before you can issue another GoTo.
When you have limits turned on and mount tracks beyond the meridian, cwt up, then it goes into the limits and parks.

Rolando



-----Original Message-----
From: Konstantin von Poschinger <KPoschinger@...>
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Sent: Sat, Jul 25, 2020 5:09 pm
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Parking Mach2 with couter weight up

Hi Roland,

you are right, when you reach the limits. But I only slew to a allowed cw up poisition.
Now I want to park in position 2. That is not working as I described.

Konstantin


Konstantin v. Poschinger

Hammerichstr. 5
22605 Hamburg
040/8805747
0171 1983476

Am 25.07.2020 um 23:46 schrieb uncarollo2 <chris1011@...> via groups.io <chris1011@...>:

That is correct. The mount automatically parks at that position when you reach the limit. The motors shut off so that it does not continue to track and cause telescope to hit the pier and cause damage to the scope. This is the feature that people have been asking or. When the telescope is in Park mode, you need to send an unpark command before it will re-energize and move.

Rolando



-----Original Message-----
From: Konstantin von Poschinger <KPoschinger@...>
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Sent: Sat, Jul 25, 2020 3:14 pm
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Parking Mach2 with couter weight up

Hi,

I have a look at the log. the error seems to be in the row 0002539 a westlimit has been triggered. and after that the mount is parked at that position. 

Konstantin

 
Konstantin v. Poschinger

Hammerichstr. 5
22605 Hamburg
040/8805747
0171 1983476

Am 25.07.2020 um 22:05 schrieb Konstantin von Poschinger <KPoschinger@...>:

Hi Ray,

I did nother short run with the failure. I only went to a cw up and then did a park command. After that it set the mount to park at the cw up position and after unparking and slewing to a cw down I have parked correctly. In this short log I hope you can find what you want.

Konstantin


Konstantin v. Poschinger

Hammerichstr. 5
22605 Hamburg
040/8805747

0171 1983476


Am 25.07.2020 um 21:36 schrieb Konstantin von Poschinger <KPoschinger@...>:

Hi Ray,

I could park after I slew in a counterweight up position. In the time before that it didn’t worked. I did this more than one time.

Konstantin


Konstantin v. Poschinger

Hammerichstr. 5
22605 Hamburg
040/8805747
0171 1983476

Am 25.07.2020 um 20:28 schrieb Ray Gralak <groups3@...>:

There are several parks in your log file. Can you be more specific on the time at which this failed park request occurred?

I looked at the last park and it looks like it worked fine.

-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 Konstantin von Poschinger
Sent: Saturday, July 25, 2020 9:29 AM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Subject: [ap-gto] Parking Mach2 with couter weight up

Hello Ray,

I just tested my new mount. While setting up the meridian delay position I found a strange thing. When the counter
weight shaft is up and I gave the order to park APCC didn’t move the mount. I send you the log files. Perhaps I
have done something wrong in the settings.
I think I should report it to you.

Greetings

Konstantin

Konstantin v. Poschinger

Hammerichstr. 5
22605 Hamburg
040/8805747
0171 1983476







<AscomZip-KPoschinger-2020-07-25-215733.zip>




Re: Questions about how to test my Mach2 indoors #Mach2GTO

Roland Christen
 

Thank you for your post. It makes all the late night work that we all have done worthwhile. Even though we had to stop normal production here for several months, our crew stepped up to the plate and did their jobs at home. And that includes putting together the sub-assemblies that I was then able to assemble here to produce the first batch of Mach2 mounts that went out this summer.

Our crew is now fully back together doing full time production of our mount and telescope products. We have added several new machinists in our machining department. We have purchased several large pieces of CNC equipment to facilitate making the complicated machined parts of the Mach2 and our larger mounts. We also just hired a servo specialist who has worked for us for many years in a part time capacity. All of this will allow us to grow our mount business.

Roland Christen (aka Rolando)
Astro-Physics Inc.



-----Original Message-----
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Sent: Wed, Jul 29, 2020 10:22 am
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Questions about how to test my Mach2 indoors #Mach2GTO

Marcelo:  Congrats on your Mach2.  I just did my first APPM run (small model of 32 pts) a couple of nights ago with my Mach2 and did a 10 minute image before the clouds rolled in. The stars were pin point perfect!  This mount is a work of art and the software is amazing.  The support from AP and Ray is second to none, along with the good folks on this forum. Ray helped my out on getting going with APPM and I can't say enough about his suppor.!  All the best, Scott


Re: Parking Mach2 with couter weight up

Konstantin von Poschinger
 

Hello Roland,

I have tested the false parking on both side east and west. The mount is tracking normal when I give the park command. In the moment the mount is stored for a travel to south Germany. I can send you images when I have arrived there. 

Grüsse

Konstantin


Konstantin v. Poschinger


Hammerichstr. 5
22605 Hamburg
040/8805747
0171/1983476

Am 27.07.2020 um 19:36 schrieb uncarollo2 <chris1011@...> via groups.io <chris1011@...>:


In order for me here to create your situation we need to know which way the scope is pointing (E or W), which way you have the Meridian Delay, what program you are using for pointing, and any other information so I can set my scope/mount in the same orientation. A quick picture would be helpful also.

I use my mount all the time with scope under the mount and have never prevented from moving unless I have set the Mach2 internal limits to be ON. I park it with the keypad and also with the ASCOM driver. Always works.

I will forward this to Ray Gralack to see if he can figure out why APCC will not park the mount. One thing you can check is to see what color is the light on the CP5 when it won't move. Also check the ASCOM driver to see if it shows Sidereal Tracking.

Rolando



-----Original Message-----
From: Konstantin von Poschinger <KPoschinger@...>
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Sent: Mon, Jul 27, 2020 12:20 pm
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Parking Mach2 with couter weight up

Hi Roland,

I have only done that what I wrote. I sit in the cellar and are3 setting up the Meridian delay.

Initialize the mount. I have tested with a perking movement, that all is fine with the position. From that point I did what I have written in my last mail. 

I move the mount in a cw up position in the middle of the allowed area! 
The mount is tracing normal! 
From there it is not possible to slew direct to a park position. 
In the moment I give the park order to Park isn Park position 2, the mount parked at that cw up postion and the motors stop.
I have done that a lots of time with different sides of pear and different park positions. 
After unparking the mount I send it to CW down position. From there the parking to Park 2 Position is working as it should.

I hope you understand now what I have done.
In the Logfile I send is all that viewable.

Greetings

Konstantin v. Poschinger

Hammerichstr. 5
22605 Hamburg
040/8805747
0171 1983476

Am 27.07.2020 um 17:20 schrieb uncarollo2 <chris1011@...> via groups.io <chris1011@...>:

There is not enough information in any of your posts for us to determine what you are doing and how you are doing this. So I can only assume that you have gone beyond the limits that you have set and the mount is in a Park mode with motors de-energized. In that condition it will not slew until you unpark it.

Rolando



-----Original Message-----
From: Konstantin von Poschinger <KPoschinger@...>
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Sent: Sun, Jul 26, 2020 10:28 am
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Parking Mach2 with couter weight up

No!
I move the mount in a cw up position in the middle of the allowed area! 
From there it is not possible to slew direct to a park position. 
I have done that a lots of time with different sides of pear and different park positions. 

Grüsse

Konstantin
Konstantin v. Poschinger


Hammerichstr. 5
22605 Hamburg
040/8805747
0171/1983476

Am 26.07.2020 um 17:03 schrieb uncarollo2 <chris1011@...> via groups.io <chris1011@...>:


You probably reached the limits and the mount self-parked. Then you must unpark before you can issue another GoTo.
When you have limits turned on and mount tracks beyond the meridian, cwt up, then it goes into the limits and parks.

Rolando



-----Original Message-----
From: Konstantin von Poschinger <KPoschinger@...>
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Sent: Sat, Jul 25, 2020 5:09 pm
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Parking Mach2 with couter weight up

Hi Roland,

you are right, when you reach the limits. But I only slew to a allowed cw up poisition.
Now I want to park in position 2. That is not working as I described.

Konstantin


Konstantin v. Poschinger

Hammerichstr. 5
22605 Hamburg
040/8805747
0171 1983476

Am 25.07.2020 um 23:46 schrieb uncarollo2 <chris1011@...> via groups.io <chris1011@...>:

That is correct. The mount automatically parks at that position when you reach the limit. The motors shut off so that it does not continue to track and cause telescope to hit the pier and cause damage to the scope. This is the feature that people have been asking or. When the telescope is in Park mode, you need to send an unpark command before it will re-energize and move.

Rolando



-----Original Message-----
From: Konstantin von Poschinger <KPoschinger@...>
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Sent: Sat, Jul 25, 2020 3:14 pm
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Parking Mach2 with couter weight up

Hi,

I have a look at the log. the error seems to be in the row 0002539 a westlimit has been triggered. and after that the mount is parked at that position. 

Konstantin

 
Konstantin v. Poschinger

Hammerichstr. 5
22605 Hamburg
040/8805747
0171 1983476

Am 25.07.2020 um 22:05 schrieb Konstantin von Poschinger <KPoschinger@...>:

Hi Ray,

I did nother short run with the failure. I only went to a cw up and then did a park command. After that it set the mount to park at the cw up position and after unparking and slewing to a cw down I have parked correctly. In this short log I hope you can find what you want.

Konstantin


Konstantin v. Poschinger

Hammerichstr. 5
22605 Hamburg
040/8805747

0171 1983476


Am 25.07.2020 um 21:36 schrieb Konstantin von Poschinger <KPoschinger@...>:

Hi Ray,

I could park after I slew in a counterweight up position. In the time before that it didn’t worked. I did this more than one time.

Konstantin


Konstantin v. Poschinger

Hammerichstr. 5
22605 Hamburg
040/8805747
0171 1983476

Am 25.07.2020 um 20:28 schrieb Ray Gralak <groups3@...>:

There are several parks in your log file. Can you be more specific on the time at which this failed park request occurred?

I looked at the last park and it looks like it worked fine.

-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 Konstantin von Poschinger
Sent: Saturday, July 25, 2020 9:29 AM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Subject: [ap-gto] Parking Mach2 with couter weight up

Hello Ray,

I just tested my new mount. While setting up the meridian delay position I found a strange thing. When the counter
weight shaft is up and I gave the order to park APCC didn’t move the mount. I send you the log files. Perhaps I
have done something wrong in the settings.
I think I should report it to you.

Greetings

Konstantin

Konstantin v. Poschinger

Hammerichstr. 5
22605 Hamburg
040/8805747
0171 1983476







<AscomZip-KPoschinger-2020-07-25-215733.zip>




Re: Questions about how to test my Mach2 indoors #Mach2GTO

lmbrabec@...
 

Marcelo:  Congrats on your Mach2.  I just did my first APPM run (small model of 32 pts) a couple of nights ago with my Mach2 and did a 10 minute image before the clouds rolled in. The stars were pin point perfect!  This mount is a work of art and the software is amazing.  The support from AP and Ray is second to none, along with the good folks on this forum. Ray helped my out on getting going with APPM and I can't say enough about his suppor.!  All the best, Scott


Re: Questions about how to test my Mach2 indoors #Mach2GTO

Dean Jacobsen
 


Re: Questions about how to test my Mach2 indoors #Mach2GTO

Marcelo Figueroa
 

Okay, thanks. I'll do it that way. 


Re: 1200GTO position issues

Roland Christen
 

Attach Sky6 to your mount and click on the object and slew to it via Sky6.

Or simply enter the coordinates into the Custom RA/Dec window and press GoTo.

Rolando



-----Original Message-----
From: Mike Shade <mshade@q.com>
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Sent: Tue, Jul 28, 2020 8:46 pm
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] 1200GTO position issues

So the question becomes, how does one enter into the keypad custom RA/DEC to go to an object not in the database in the keypad?  I know how to procedurally do it, but if there is a discrepancy in the values, how do I say slew to a double star that is not in the database?  I checked the position of Arcturus in The Sky 6, and  14:15:40, +19:10:56 is listed as the equatorial 2000 position, so that seems OK.
 
Mike J. Shade
Mike J. Shade Photography:
 
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
 
From: main@ap-gto.groups.io [mailto:main@ap-gto.groups.io] On Behalf Of uncarollo2 <chris1011@...> via groups.io
Sent: Monday, July 27, 2020 9:45 PM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] 1200GTO position issues
 
1. returned value is the refracted value.
2. we are updating the database with newer and more accurate data.
 
Rolando
 
 
 
-----Original Message-----
From: Mike Shade <mshade@q.com>
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Sent: Mon, Jul 27, 2020 10:38 pm
Subject: [ap-gto] 1200GTO position issues
Trusty 1200GTO, with the latest chip.  In observatory, polar aligned.  Will have it slew to say Arcturus, puts it near center of the field.  Says the RA is 14:15:40, Dec +19:10:56.  Fine.  Will go to the RA/DEC on the handpad and it says 14:16:37 +19:05:38, which is NOT the position given for Arcturus from the menu.  Will then try the R/D menu, where custom RA/DEC is entered.  Will enter the RA/DEC of Arcturus from the menu, and it is not there.  I can go to the menu item and enter M3, puts M3 in the center of the field.  There seems to be some oddity between the menu RA/DEC for objects and where the scope thinks it is pointing.
 
Any ideas here?  I have tried doing both a sync and recal on Arcturus, and there is still a difference between the two positions (object position from the menu and the RA/DEC position given).
 
Thanks,
 
 
 
 
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: Questions about how to test my Mach2 indoors #Mach2GTO

Roland Christen
 

In order to prevent the Declination portion from suddenly swinging down into the hard stop, I recommend that you first attach the counterweight shaft to the mount. Then the axis cannot swing wild when you loosen the clutches.

Rolando



-----Original Message-----
From: Karen Christen <karen@...>
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io>
Sent: Tue, Jul 28, 2020 8:08 pm
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Questions about how to test my Mach2 indoors #Mach2GTO

Yes, it’s completely safe.  Go right ahead.
Karen
AP
 
From: main@ap-gto.groups.io [mailto:main@ap-gto.groups.io] On Behalf Of Marcelo Figueroa via groups.io
Sent: Tuesday, July 28, 2020 7:50 PM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Subject: [ap-gto] Questions about how to test my Mach2 indoors #Mach2GTO
 
A few days ago I received my Mach2, but it's winter here so I can't perform a test under the stars yet. However I want to perform some tests indoors.
First I want to test that the communication ports are working well. But I also want to test some slews, so is it safe to make slews without any weight on the mount, no telescope, no counterweights or shaft, just the mount?
 
 
Thanks,
 

--
Karen Christen
Astro-Physics


Re: 1200GTO position issues

Mike Shade
 

So the question becomes, how does one enter into the keypad custom RA/DEC to go to an object not in the database in the keypad?  I know how to procedurally do it, but if there is a discrepancy in the values, how do I say slew to a double star that is not in the database?  I checked the position of Arcturus in The Sky 6, and  14:15:40, +19:10:56 is listed as the equatorial 2000 position, so that seems OK.

 

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

 

From: main@ap-gto.groups.io [mailto:main@ap-gto.groups.io] On Behalf Of uncarollo2 <chris1011@...> via groups.io
Sent: Monday, July 27, 2020 9:45 PM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] 1200GTO position issues

 

1. returned value is the refracted value.

2. we are updating the database with newer and more accurate data.

 

Rolando

 

 

 

-----Original Message-----
From: Mike Shade <mshade@q.com>
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Sent: Mon, Jul 27, 2020 10:38 pm
Subject: [ap-gto] 1200GTO position issues

Trusty 1200GTO, with the latest chip.  In observatory, polar aligned.  Will have it slew to say Arcturus, puts it near center of the field.  Says the RA is 14:15:40, Dec +19:10:56.  Fine.  Will go to the RA/DEC on the handpad and it says 14:16:37 +19:05:38, which is NOT the position given for Arcturus from the menu.  Will then try the R/D menu, where custom RA/DEC is entered.  Will enter the RA/DEC of Arcturus from the menu, and it is not there.  I can go to the menu item and enter M3, puts M3 in the center of the field.  There seems to be some oddity between the menu RA/DEC for objects and where the scope thinks it is pointing.

 

Any ideas here?  I have tried doing both a sync and recal on Arcturus, and there is still a difference between the two positions (object position from the menu and the RA/DEC position given).

 

Thanks,

 

 

 

 

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: Questions about how to test my Mach2 indoors #Mach2GTO

Karen Christen
 

Yes, it’s completely safe.  Go right ahead.

Karen

AP

 

From: main@ap-gto.groups.io [mailto:main@ap-gto.groups.io] On Behalf Of Marcelo Figueroa via groups.io
Sent: Tuesday, July 28, 2020 7:50 PM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Subject: [ap-gto] Questions about how to test my Mach2 indoors #Mach2GTO

 

A few days ago I received my Mach2, but it's winter here so I can't perform a test under the stars yet. However I want to perform some tests indoors.

First I want to test that the communication ports are working well. But I also want to test some slews, so is it safe to make slews without any weight on the mount, no telescope, no counterweights or shaft, just the mount?

 

 

Thanks,

 


--
Karen Christen
Astro-Physics


Questions about how to test my Mach2 indoors #Mach2GTO

Marcelo Figueroa
 

A few days ago I received my Mach2, but it's winter here so I can't perform a test under the stars yet. However I want to perform some tests indoors.

First I want to test that the communication ports are working well. But I also want to test some slews, so is it safe to make slews without any weight on the mount, no telescope, no counterweights or shaft, just the mount?
 
 
Thanks,
 


Re: Issue with starting ASCOM driver from SGP #ASCOM_V2_Driver

Ray Gralak
 

Try enabling "Create Virtual Ports First".

-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 DiscoDuck
Sent: Tuesday, July 28, 2020 3:11 PM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Issue with starting ASCOM driver from SGP #ASCOM_V2_Driver

Hi Ray,
Here's the settings (attached).
Thanks,
Paul


Re: Issue with starting ASCOM driver from SGP #ASCOM_V2_Driver

DiscoDuck
 

If any use, here's the virtual com ports too ...


Re: Issue with starting ASCOM driver from SGP #ASCOM_V2_Driver

DiscoDuck
 

Hi Ray, 
Here's the settings (attached).
Thanks,
Paul


Re: Should Park 1 and Park 4 be parallel?

thefamily90 Phillips
 

Thanks!!


From: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io> on behalf of jimmyjujames <jimmy_an@...>
Sent: Tuesday, July 28, 2020 11:53:49 AM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Should Park 1 and Park 4 be parallel?
 
Center star on reticle

At Main Menu
Press RA/DEC/Rev button at bottom right
 
Press 9-Re-Calibrate
You should hear a beep telling you that
 you have Re-calibrated on the last Goto star
 
Setup a Goto meridian flip back to same star
Set meridian Delay
1E or 2E will cause a goto to flip to East side
1W or 2W will cause a goto to flip to West side
 
Watch out for a pier crash during a flip if you pick a star too far to the North.
 
With Keypad Goto the same star.
 
Scope should have flipped to the other side and back to same star.

Jimmy


Re: Should Park 1 and Park 4 be parallel?

jimmyjujames
 

Center star on reticle

At Main Menu
Press RA/DEC/Rev button at bottom right
 
Press 9-Re-Calibrate
You should hear a beep telling you that
 you have Re-calibrated on the last Goto star
 
Setup a Goto meridian flip back to same star
Set meridian Delay
1E or 2E will cause a goto to flip to East side
1W or 2W will cause a goto to flip to West side
 
Watch out for a pier crash during a flip if you pick a star too far to the North.
 
With Keypad Goto the same star.
 
Scope should have flipped to the other side and back to same star.

Jimmy


Re: Should Park 1 and Park 4 be parallel?

thefamily90 Phillips
 

I don’t understand your Meridian Flip to one side. Help!


From: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io> on behalf of jimmyjujames <jimmy_an@...>
Sent: Tuesday, July 28, 2020 10:28:21 AM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Should Park 1 and Park 4 be parallel?
 
 
3 degrees difference from East to West side.
That may be a 1.5 degree error in polar alignment.
 
I think you can relate this to Roland's Polar alignment procedure for altitude adjustment.
 
Center a star at zenith
Recal
Meridian Flip to other side and back to same star.
 
If the star is off by 3 degrees
Adjust manual altitude adjusting knob 1/2 way (1.5 degrees) back toward reticle line.
Center star
recal
flip back to other side and star should be centered.
 
Instead of using a star at zenith, Park1 and Park4 are using the horizon.
My 900GTO is at 33N and I have calculated that I would need to rotate my
 manual altitude adjustment knob 2 and 1/2 turns for a 1.5 degree change in altitude.
 
I use a webcam at prime focus, monitor and a millimeter ruler.
I move the star back 1/2 way to reticle line with N-S buttons first then
 bring the star back to reticle line with the manual altitude knob.
I'm always within 1 arc-minute after first interation.
 
I'm not sure how accurate you can get with a bubble level in arc-minutes.
 
Jimmy
We think we're really smart, recently moving out of our caves and down out of the trees.
I say we are still living in caves and in the trees.
If you live in a brick house, your still living in a cave.
We have learned to process the dirt cave into bricks and moved our cave above ground.
If you live in a wood frame house, your still living in the trees.
We have learned to process the trees and move our tree-house down onto the ground.
Who will be the first to have a 3D printed 2-bedroom home?
 


Re: Should Park 1 and Park 4 be parallel?

jimmyjujames
 

 
3 degrees difference from East to West side.
That may be a 1.5 degree error in polar alignment.
 
I think you can relate this to Roland's Polar alignment procedure for altitude adjustment.
 
Center a star at zenith
Recal
Meridian Flip to other side and back to same star.
 
If the star is off by 3 degrees
Adjust manual altitude adjusting knob 1/2 way (1.5 degrees) back toward reticle line.
Center star
recal
flip back to other side and star should be centered.
 
Instead of using a star at zenith, Park1 and Park4 are using the horizon.
My 900GTO is at 33N and I have calculated that I would need to rotate my
 manual altitude adjustment knob 2 and 1/2 turns for a 1.5 degree change in altitude.
 
I use a webcam at prime focus, monitor and a millimeter ruler.
I move the star back 1/2 way to reticle line with N-S buttons first then
 bring the star back to reticle line with the manual altitude knob.
I'm always within 1 arc-minute after first interation.
 
I'm not sure how accurate you can get with a bubble level in arc-minutes.
 
Jimmy
We think we're really smart, recently moving out of our caves and down out of the trees.
I say we are still living in caves and in the trees.
If you live in a brick house, your still living in a cave.
We have learned to process the dirt cave into bricks and moved our cave above ground.
If you live in a wood frame house, your still living in the trees.
We have learned to process the trees and move our tree-house down onto the ground.
Who will be the first to have a 3D printed 2-bedroom home?
 


Re: credentials for downloading firmware?

 

got it thanks George


On Tue, Jul 28, 2020 at 7:19 AM George <george@...> wrote:

Brian,

 

I answered your question in a private email.

 

Regards,

 

George

 

George Whitney

Astro-Physics, Inc.

Phone:  815-222-6538 (direct line)

Phone:  815-282-1513 (office)

Email:  george@...

 

From: main@ap-gto.groups.io [mailto:main@ap-gto.groups.io] On Behalf Of Brian Valente
Sent: Tuesday, July 28, 2020 9:14 AM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Subject: [ap-gto] credentials for downloading firmware?

 

Hi everyone

 

i'm trying to download firmware on this page for our AP1600, 

 

 

it's asking for username password

 

does anyone know how to get those credentials?

 


 

--

Brian 

 

 

 

Brian Valente



--
Brian 



Brian Valente


Re: credentials for downloading firmware?

George
 

Brian,

 

I answered your question in a private email.

 

Regards,

 

George

 

George Whitney

Astro-Physics, Inc.

Phone:  815-222-6538 (direct line)

Phone:  815-282-1513 (office)

Email:  george@...

 

From: main@ap-gto.groups.io [mailto:main@ap-gto.groups.io] On Behalf Of Brian Valente
Sent: Tuesday, July 28, 2020 9:14 AM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Subject: [ap-gto] credentials for downloading firmware?

 

Hi everyone

 

i'm trying to download firmware on this page for our AP1600, 

 

 

it's asking for username password

 

does anyone know how to get those credentials?

 


 

--

Brian 

 

 

 

Brian Valente

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