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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


Re: 1200GTO position issues

Roland Christen
 

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:
 
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: 1200GTO position issues

Sean Curry
 

Difference between J2000 and JNow?


On Mon, Jul 27, 2020 at 8:38 PM Mike Shade <mshade@q.com> wrote:

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

 


1200GTO position issues

Mike Shade
 

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: Doubt about APCC Pro included with the Mach2 #APCC #Mach2GTO

Karen Christen
 

Marcelo, I will send an email directly to you with the information.  I’m so sorry for this error.  The card was not supposed to be blank.

Karen

AP

 

From: main@ap-gto.groups.io [mailto:main@ap-gto.groups.io] On Behalf Of Marcelo Figueroa via groups.io
Sent: Monday, July 27, 2020 6:59 PM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Doubt about APCC Pro included with the Mach2 #APCC #Mach2GTO

 

Ok

 

What do I need to put there? The light blue card doesn't say it ;)

 

 (one side has your address and the other side is blank)


Thanks,


--
Karen Christen
Astro-Physics


Re: Doubt about APCC Pro included with the Mach2 #APCC #Mach2GTO

Marcelo Figueroa
 

Ok
 
What do I need to put there? The light blue card doesn't say it ;)
 
 (one side has your address and the other side is blank)

Thanks,


Re: Issue with starting ASCOM driver from SGP #ASCOM_V2_Driver

Ray Gralak
 

It might help if you posted a screen shot of APCC showing your connect settings.

-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: Monday, July 27, 2020 4:41 PM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Issue with starting ASCOM driver from SGP #ASCOM_V2_Driver

Nudge


Re: Issue with starting ASCOM driver from SGP #ASCOM_V2_Driver

DiscoDuck
 

Nudge


Re: Doubt about APCC Pro included with the Mach2 #APCC #Mach2GTO

Karen Christen
 

Marcelo,

Yes, we need the light blue card.  You’re welcome to fill it out, scan it, and email to: Daleen at astro-physics dot com  That will be faster than mailing the card.

Karen

 

From: main@ap-gto.groups.io [mailto:main@ap-gto.groups.io] On Behalf Of Marcelo Figueroa via groups.io
Sent: Monday, July 27, 2020 6:03 PM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Doubt about APCC Pro included with the Mach2 #APCC #Mach2GTO

 

Thanks for the quick response.

Yes, I bought my Mach through a dealer, but not in the USA, I am located in Chile. What information do you need for registration, the light blue card provided does not indicate it and what address do you send it to?

 

Thank you, 


--
Karen Christen
Astro-Physics


Re: Doubt about APCC Pro included with the Mach2 #APCC #Mach2GTO

Marcelo Figueroa
 

Thanks for the quick response.

Yes, I bought my Mach through a dealer, but not in the USA, I am located in Chile. What information do you need for registration, the light blue card provided does not indicate it and what address do you send it to?
 
Thank you, 


Re: Doubt about APCC Pro included with the Mach2 #APCC #Mach2GTO

 

Congratulations Marcelo! Yes, APCC-Pro  is included with your Mach2GTO, however the file is not on the USB drive.

 

If you purchased your mount from a dealer, please complete the enclosed registration form and provide that information to our office. You can scan and send it by email. We will provide the APCC license when we have the information.

 

 

Clear Skies,

 

Marj Christen

Astro-Physics, Inc

11250 Forest Hills Rd

Machesney Park, IL 61115

Phone: 815-282-1513

Fax: 815-282-9847

www.astro-physics.com

 

From: main@ap-gto.groups.io [mailto:main@ap-gto.groups.io] On Behalf Of Marcelo Figueroa via groups.io
Sent: Monday, July 27, 2020 4:15 PM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Subject: [ap-gto] Doubt about APCC Pro included with the Mach2 #APCC #Mach2GTO

 

Doubt about APCC Pro included with the Mach2

 

I recently received my Mach2 (Yey! :D). However, in the USB drive that comes with it there are only the manuals, the ASCOM driver and a couple of minor programs.


There is also a green coupon to get APCC at a discount, isn't APCC Pro supposed to be included, how do I get it?

 

Thank you,


Doubt about APCC Pro included with the Mach2 #APCC #Mach2GTO

Marcelo Figueroa
 

Doubt about APCC Pro included with the Mach2
 
I recently received my Mach2 (Yey! :D). However, in the USB drive that comes with it there are only the manuals, the ASCOM driver and a couple of minor programs.

There is also a green coupon to get APCC at a discount, isn't APCC Pro supposed to be included, how do I get it?
 
Thank you,


Re: Should Park 1 and Park 4 be parallel?

Roland Christen
 


A misaligned altitude setup in the mount would indeed explain the differences I am seeing and makes me wonder if this alone could be used for proper altitude setup.  Iterate back and forth between Park1 and Park4 unit they are parallel.
Yes, once the two are parallel, the Polar axis will be pointing to the NCP.

Rolando


-----Original Message-----
From: Forrest <foman100@...>
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Sent: Mon, Jul 27, 2020 3:18 pm
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Should Park 1 and Park 4 be parallel?

Roland:
Your comment regarding mount altitude "...altitude of the polar axis is not set for the local latitude..." is very interesting!  This is exactly what prompted this investigation in the first place.  I have setup in daytime at two different locations here, each with slightly different Lat-Long.  Each time, the altitude is the one that needs the most adjustment and always seems at least a degree or two off from what the daytime routine indicates, as well as what the gauge on the side of the mount indicates.  I have confirmed multiple times that exact location coordinates (using both google maps, and specific geocoordinate location apps (CrowdMag and MyGPSCoordinates)).  I have confirmed that those are the coordinates loaded into the LOCation at the hand controller.   It was when I started to investigate the altitude difference thing that I came across the Park1 Park4 parallel difference.  A misaligned altitude setup in the mount would indeed explain the differences I am seeing and makes me wonder if this alone could be used for proper altitude setup.  Iterate back and forth between Park1 and Park4 unit they are parallel.

Couple additional comments. All the level measurements during this "testing" have been done on the mount and CW only, no OTA attached.  I live in a low altitude location (Big Island, HI) and measuring/adjusting "level" on the Dec axis while in Park2 is a very sensitive affair!

Thanks for everyones help so far.

Regards,
Forrest 


Re: Should Park 1 and Park 4 be parallel?

Forrest
 

Roland:

Your comment regarding mount altitude "...altitude of the polar axis is not set for the local latitude..." is very interesting!  This is exactly what prompted this investigation in the first place.  I have setup in daytime at two different locations here, each with slightly different Lat-Long.  Each time, the altitude is the one that needs the most adjustment and always seems at least a degree or two off from what the daytime routine indicates, as well as what the gauge on the side of the mount indicates.  I have confirmed multiple times that exact location coordinates (using both google maps, and specific geocoordinate location apps (CrowdMag and MyGPSCoordinates)).  I have confirmed that those are the coordinates loaded into the LOCation at the hand controller.   It was when I started to investigate the altitude difference thing that I came across the Park1 Park4 parallel difference.  A misaligned altitude setup in the mount would indeed explain the differences I am seeing and makes me wonder if this alone could be used for proper altitude setup.  Iterate back and forth between Park1 and Park4 unit they are parallel.

Couple additional comments. All the level measurements during this "testing" have been done on the mount and CW only, no OTA attached.  I live in a low altitude location (Big Island, HI) and measuring/adjusting "level" on the Dec axis while in Park2 is a very sensitive affair!

Thanks for everyones help so far.

Regards,
Forrest 


Re: Parking Mach2 with couter weight up

Roland Christen
 

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: Open Driver Handbox?

Mike Dodd
 

On 7/27/2020 12:44 PM, Wayne Hixson via groups.io wrote:
If you open the handbox, it will show how many clients are attached.
If you double-click that spot, it will let you force close them.
Thanks, Wayne! I didn't know this, and will check it out tonight.

--- Mike


Re: Parking Mach2 with couter weight up

Konstantin von Poschinger
 

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: Open Driver Handbox?

Wayne Hixson
 

If you open the handbox, it will show how many clients are attached. If you double-click that spot, it will let you force close them. I do look for apps but sometimes it’s not apparent which may be connected.

On Jul 27, 2020, at 9:41 AM, Mike Dodd <mike@mdodd.com> wrote:

On 7/27/2020 11:55 AM, Wayne Hixson via groups.io wrote:
Yes. The situation is that I’m trying to close APCC. It says there’s
a client attached. I want to open the handbox to disconnect the
client, but it’s not in the tray.
I don't believe you can disconnect a client in the ASCOM driver GUI. I've never seen any way to do that.

Do you see any apps in the task bar (not the tray) that might be connected to the mount? It's easy to overlook an app that's minimized to an icon.

As a last resort, right-click in the task bar and select Task Manager from the popup menu. In Task Manager, right-click on the ASCOM driver, then click End Task.

But before you do that, search the list of apps for one that might be connected, then end THAT instead of killing the driver itself.

HTH.

--- Mike




Re: Open Driver Handbox?

George
 

Wayne,

You likely need to tweak your V2 driver and APCC virtual ports connectivity. For now, double click on the "Clients" box and it will offer a closing.

Regards,

George

George Whitney
Astro-Physics, Inc.
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From: main@ap-gto.groups.io [mailto:main@ap-gto.groups.io] On Behalf Of Wayne Hixson via groups.io
Sent: Monday, July 27, 2020 10:56 AM
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Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Open Driver Handbox?

Yes. The situation is that I’m trying to close APCC. It says there’s a client attached. I want to open the handbox to disconnect the client, but it’s not in the tray.
On Jul 27, 2020, at 8:19 AM, Mike Dodd <mike@mdodd.com> wrote:

On 7/27/2020 11:10 AM, Wayne Hixson via groups.io wrote:
I know I should know this, but how the heck can you open the ASCOM
driver handbox?
Do you mean the TUI with the direction buttons?

in my installation, the GUI opens automatically when I connect to the mount in any application (e.g., SkyX, ACP, or the AP Jog utility). That GUI has direction buttons to slew the mount at a rate set in a nearby dropdown box.

If your driver opens minimized, look for it in the system tray, then click to maximize it.

Is this what you're asking about?

--- Mike





Re: Open Driver Handbox?

Mike Dodd
 

On 7/27/2020 11:55 AM, Wayne Hixson via groups.io wrote:
Yes. The situation is that I’m trying to close APCC. It says there’s
a client attached. I want to open the handbox to disconnect the
client, but it’s not in the tray.
I don't believe you can disconnect a client in the ASCOM driver GUI. I've never seen any way to do that.

Do you see any apps in the task bar (not the tray) that might be connected to the mount? It's easy to overlook an app that's minimized to an icon.

As a last resort, right-click in the task bar and select Task Manager from the popup menu. In Task Manager, right-click on the ASCOM driver, then click End Task.

But before you do that, search the list of apps for one that might be connected, then end THAT instead of killing the driver itself.

HTH.

--- Mike

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