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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.
Phone: 815-222-6538 (direct line)
Phone: 815-282-1513 (office)
Email: george@astro-physics.com

-----Original Message-----
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
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
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


Re: Open Driver Handbox?

Wayne Hixson
 

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: Parking Mach2 with couter weight up

Roland Christen
 

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
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Re: Open Driver Handbox?

Mike Dodd
 

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


Altitude limits feature enhancement #APCC

Wayne Hixson
 

Is there a way to have APCC show the time remaining for the telescope rise above the altitude map? I’d like to skew to an object when it’s still behind the trees and see how long I have to wait to begin imaging. 


thanks, Wayne


Open Driver Handbox?

Wayne Hixson
 

I know I should know this, but how the heck can you open the ASCOM driver handbox?


Re: Should Park 1 and Park 4 be parallel?

Roland Christen
 

You have to first level the scope in Park2 position. Actually you have to level the dovetail mount since the scope could be off square with respect to the mount. In Park2 the counterweight shaft needs to be pointing exactly down..

Rolando



-----Original Message-----
From: Forrest <foman100@...>
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Sent: Sun, Jul 26, 2020 4:51 pm
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Should Park 1 and Park 4 be parallel?

Yes, I have confirmed the mount is level.  I am testing this now inside on a concrete platform.  I get consistently different results in daytime alignment routines depending on whether I use Park 1/2 or Park 4/2.  If I level the CW shaft in Park 1, then slew to Park 4, the CW shaft is about 3-4° off level (measured with a digital clinometer.

Forrest


Re: Should Park 1 and Park 4 be parallel?

Roland Christen
 

The only time there is a difference is when the altitude of the polar axis is not set for the local latitude. In other words, his polar axis is set too high or too low by 1/2 of the observed difference.

Rolando



-----Original Message-----
From: Worsel via groups.io <bryancashion@...>
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Sent: Sun, Jul 26, 2020 1:10 pm
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Should Park 1 and Park 4 be parallel?

I think Forrest is asking if it is normal to have a 3-4 degree difference between Park 1 and 4.

I normally do not use Park 1.  However, I went out and moved back and forth between 1 and 4.  The difference is less than 20 a-s. across both axes.

However, I defer to A-P on the real answer!

Bryan


Re: Should Park 1 and Park 4 be parallel?

Luke Leege
 

Is your OTA orthogonal? If you measure level in P1 on the OTA and the scope is not orthogonal, when you slew to P4, the tube my not be level. I always measure level on the saddle. It is more likely to be orthogonal to the Dec axis.

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