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Re: PlateSolve2 vs. TheSkyX Image Link for APPM Point Mapping

Joseph Beyer
 

I'm using 8 second exposures at ISO 6400.  Nominally not all that different from your exposure time although the high ISO when starting the mapping run early in the evening may be washing out the background.  I'll have a look at the failed solves if they've been stored and see if there's anything obvious.

Thanks, Joe

On Sun, Jun 28, 2020 at 10:36 AM Brian Valente <bvalente@...> wrote:
i use SGP + Pinpoint for plate solve with exposure time of 5 seconds bin 1 (FLI proline 16803 camera). I got maybe 5 solve failures in a 400 point model and it took about 3 hours. not sure how that lines up with your exposure times 

On Sun, Jun 28, 2020 at 10:02 AM Joseph Beyer <jcbeyer2001@...> wrote:
Hi Ray,

Yes, that feature is enabled.  I set up APPM based on your SGPro/PS2 video.  In the past I've been able to complete a 55 point run in about 40 minutes.
I'm using a Nikon DSLR with SGPro.  The exposure may be longer than it needs to be which could extend the time.  I had thoughts of optimizing the exposure to speed things up but since everything has been working so well I've more than happy to let it be.

Joe 

On Sun, Jun 28, 2020 at 9:33 AM Ray Gralak <groups3@...> wrote:
Hi Joe,

> I finally got the point map completed but it took a long time.

That is not normal. You normally should be able to get 2-3 points per minute.

Do you recall if you had enabled "Use last plate solve's offset as hint for next plate solve"? That setting is on APPM's Plate Solve Settings tab. If not enabled, I recommend you enable it.

-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 Joseph Beyer
> Sent: Sunday, June 28, 2020 9:18 AM
> To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
> Subject: Re: [ap-gto] PlateSolve2 vs. TheSkyX Image Link for APPM Point Mapping
>
> Interesting, I’ve used SGP/Platesolve2 with APPM about a dozen times and it’s worked without a hitch.  Last week
> I set up, started the sequence, it solved a about 8-10 images then failed.  Same equipment, same profile used in
> all previous runs.
>
> SGP v3.1.0.479
> Windows 10 Home v1909
> APCC-Pro v1.8.2.1
>
> I restarted a couple times after double checking all the parameters but at some point(s) during the run, even late in
> the run after solving 40 or so points PlateSolve2 would stop doing immediate solves and enter a spiral search
> mode. APPM also indicated AllSky plate solver had been activated several times but I’m not sure if it was
> concurrent with the PS2 spiral searches.  It seems likely though. After restarting several times I just let the process
> continue however long it took. On several occasions when PlateSolve2 was still in spiral search mode, APPM
> would register a successful solve and move to the next point.
>
> I finally got the point map completed but it took a long time.
>
> Joe
>
>
>       On Jun 28, 2020, at 8:32 AM, Dean Jacobsen <deanjacobsen@...> wrote:
>
>
>
>       After three sessions of working without a hitch, PlateSolve2 stopped plate solving for me when I was trying
> to do an APPM point mapping run.
>
>       In retrospect it was probably because I didn't open up the correct SGP profile which I created when going
> through Ray's setup instructions in the APPM documentation.  I remember selecting and loading one of my
> preexisting narrowband profiles at some point.  The control panel did show PlateSolve2 as the plate solver for the
> profile that I had loaded.  I got a couple of good plate solves and then nothing...  after an hour of trying in the dark,
> I gave up and got out the guide scope..
>
>       I can't even get it to do a plate solve here at home now using the test button on APPM after several tries of
> deleting SGP profiles and re-doing the setup as per the APPM documentation.
>
>       PlateSolve2 worked great... when it worked.  Maybe there is a better way which doesn't involve SGP and
> PS2.
>
>       I have TheSkyX...
>
>       For those who have tried both, do you find that TheSkyX's Image Link works well with APPM?
>
>       So, the last image of this month was via guiding.  As usual, the Mach2 guides great.
>
>       Here is a link to a wide field image of the Sharpless 2-101 area in h-alpha:
> https://www.astrobin.com/full/5szx79/0/
>
>       All of those pesky foreground field stars block all of the nice stuff going on in the background.  Here is a
> link to a starless version hich shows the emission nebula and the several dark nebula in the background:
>
>       https://www.astrobin.com/full/5szx79/B/
>       --
>       Dean Jacobsen
>       http://astrophoto.net/wp/
>       Image Gallery - http://astrophoto.net/wp/image-gallery/
>       Astrobin - https://www.astrobin.com/users/deanjacobsen/  <https://www.astrobin.com/users/deanjacobsen/>
>
>






--
Brian 



Brian Valente


Re: PlateSolve2 vs. TheSkyX Image Link for APPM Point Mapping

Joseph Beyer
 

OK, thanks.  The setting to save the failed solves is already checked.  I'll try solving those independently and see if there's a problem with them.  Where are they saved in the file structure?  

Right now the All-Sky Max Solve Time is the default at 300 seconds.  I'll leave as is for now.  As a reality check before I spend any time experimenting, is there any value of changing the 'Subframe' setting under the 'Camera Settings' tab from full frame, e.g. 1/2 x 1/2 center?  I'm using a full frame Nikon but switch it to DX crop mode when running APPM because the images are so large.  The system has successfully solved images in both modes but the solving in full frame mode takes a LOT longer.  

Thanks again for the suggestions,

Joe

On Sun, Jun 28, 2020 at 10:25 AM Ray Gralak <groups3@...> wrote:
> Yes, that feature is enabled.  I set up APPM based on your SGPro/PS2 video.  In the past I've been able to
> complete a 55 point run in about 40 minutes.
> I'm using a Nikon DSLR with SGPro.  The exposure may be longer than it needs to be which could extend the
> time.  I had thoughts of optimizing the exposure to speed things up but since

It could be just a different part of the sky requires more processing time (e.g. Milky way fields).  Try increasing Max Solve time in APPM.

Also, you can configure APPM to save the plate solves that fail from APPM's Settings menu. You can try solving the images later, perhaps uploading to Astrometry.Net if needed.

-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 Joseph Beyer
> Sent: Sunday, June 28, 2020 10:02 AM
> To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
> Subject: Re: [ap-gto] PlateSolve2 vs. TheSkyX Image Link for APPM Point Mapping
>
> Hi Ray,
>
> Yes, that feature is enabled.  I set up APPM based on your SGPro/PS2 video.  In the past I've been able to
> complete a 55 point run in about 40 minutes.
> I'm using a Nikon DSLR with SGPro.  The exposure may be longer than it needs to be which could extend the
> time.  I had thoughts of optimizing the exposure to speed things up but since


>
>
> Joe
>
> On Sun, Jun 28, 2020 at 9:33 AM Ray Gralak <groups3@...> wrote:
>
>
>       Hi Joe,
>
>       > I finally got the point map completed but it took a long time.
>
>       That is not normal. You normally should be able to get 2-3 points per minute.
>
>       Do you recall if you had enabled "Use last plate solve's offset as hint for next plate solve"? That setting is
> on APPM's Plate Solve Settings tab. If not enabled, I recommend you enable it.
>
>       -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 Joseph Beyer
>       > Sent: Sunday, June 28, 2020 9:18 AM
>       > To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
>       > Subject: Re: [ap-gto] PlateSolve2 vs. TheSkyX Image Link for APPM Point Mapping
>       >
>       > Interesting, I’ve used SGP/Platesolve2 with APPM about a dozen times and it’s worked without a hitch.
> Last week
>       > I set up, started the sequence, it solved a about 8-10 images then failed.  Same equipment, same profile
> used in
>       > all previous runs.
>       >
>       > SGP v3.1.0.479
>       > Windows 10 Home v1909
>       > APCC-Pro v1.8.2.1
>       >
>       > I restarted a couple times after double checking all the parameters but at some point(s) during the run,
> even late in
>       > the run after solving 40 or so points PlateSolve2 would stop doing immediate solves and enter a spiral
> search
>       > mode. APPM also indicated AllSky plate solver had been activated several times but I’m not sure if it
> was
>       > concurrent with the PS2 spiral searches.  It seems likely though. After restarting several times I just let
> the process
>       > continue however long it took. On several occasions when PlateSolve2 was still in spiral search mode,
> APPM
>       > would register a successful solve and move to the next point.
>       >
>       > I finally got the point map completed but it took a long time.
>       >
>       > Joe
>       >
>       >
>       >       On Jun 28, 2020, at 8:32 AM, Dean Jacobsen <deanjacobsen@...> wrote:
>       >
>       >
>       >
>       >       After three sessions of working without a hitch, PlateSolve2 stopped plate solving for me when I was
> trying
>       > to do an APPM point mapping run.
>       >
>       >       In retrospect it was probably because I didn't open up the correct SGP profile which I created when
> going
>       > through Ray's setup instructions in the APPM documentation.  I remember selecting and loading one of
> my
>       > preexisting narrowband profiles at some point.  The control panel did show PlateSolve2 as the plate
> solver for the
>       > profile that I had loaded.  I got a couple of good plate solves and then nothing...  after an hour of trying in
> the dark,
>       > I gave up and got out the guide scope..
>       >
>       >       I can't even get it to do a plate solve here at home now using the test button on APPM after several
> tries of
>       > deleting SGP profiles and re-doing the setup as per the APPM documentation.
>       >
>       >       PlateSolve2 worked great... when it worked.  Maybe there is a better way which doesn't involve SGP
> and
>       > PS2.
>       >
>       >       I have TheSkyX...
>       >
>       >       For those who have tried both, do you find that TheSkyX's Image Link works well with APPM?
>       >
>       >       So, the last image of this month was via guiding.  As usual, the Mach2 guides great.
>       >
>       >       Here is a link to a wide field image of the Sharpless 2-101 area in h-alpha:
>       > https://www.astrobin.com/full/5szx79/0/
>       >
>       >       All of those pesky foreground field stars block all of the nice stuff going on in the background.  Here
> is a
>       > link to a starless version hich shows the emission nebula and the several dark nebula in the background:
>       >
>       >       https://www.astrobin.com/full/5szx79/B/
>       >       --
>       >       Dean Jacobsen
>       >       http://astrophoto.net/wp/
>       >       Image Gallery - http://astrophoto.net/wp/image-gallery/
>       >       Astrobin - https://www.astrobin.com/users/deanjacobsen/
> <https://www.astrobin.com/users/deanjacobsen/>
>       >
>       >
>
>
>
>
>
>
>





North Keypad button problem

Dominique Durand
 
Edited

Hi AP,
The keypad (3388GTO) of my Mach1 dating a little (2011) I took advantage of the command of my Mach2 to take a battery to replace the original one.
Everything went well and upon reignition I found all my parameters.
However, I have noticed for some time that there was a problem with the N key, on which it was necessary for it to activate the mount.Yesterday evening, after a few weeks without use (The mach2 occupied me well), I, during the evening "On The Moon Again", noticed that the N key on the keypad no longer worked.
Thanks to SkyFi3 that I had with me and skysafari I ensured the rest of the evening, but what to do to repair this problem on the N key?
The other keys work perfectly well.I understand that the new GTOCP5 / CP4 keypad, which I expect, will not be backward compatible with GTOCP3.

Dominique


Re: PlateSolve2 vs. TheSkyX Image Link for APPM Point Mapping

 

i use SGP + Pinpoint for plate solve with exposure time of 5 seconds bin 1 (FLI proline 16803 camera). I got maybe 5 solve failures in a 400 point model and it took about 3 hours. not sure how that lines up with your exposure times 


On Sun, Jun 28, 2020 at 10:02 AM Joseph Beyer <jcbeyer2001@...> wrote:
Hi Ray,

Yes, that feature is enabled.  I set up APPM based on your SGPro/PS2 video.  In the past I've been able to complete a 55 point run in about 40 minutes.
I'm using a Nikon DSLR with SGPro.  The exposure may be longer than it needs to be which could extend the time.  I had thoughts of optimizing the exposure to speed things up but since everything has been working so well I've more than happy to let it be.

Joe 

On Sun, Jun 28, 2020 at 9:33 AM Ray Gralak <groups3@...> wrote:
Hi Joe,

> I finally got the point map completed but it took a long time.

That is not normal. You normally should be able to get 2-3 points per minute.

Do you recall if you had enabled "Use last plate solve's offset as hint for next plate solve"? That setting is on APPM's Plate Solve Settings tab. If not enabled, I recommend you enable it.

-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 Joseph Beyer
> Sent: Sunday, June 28, 2020 9:18 AM
> To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
> Subject: Re: [ap-gto] PlateSolve2 vs. TheSkyX Image Link for APPM Point Mapping
>
> Interesting, I’ve used SGP/Platesolve2 with APPM about a dozen times and it’s worked without a hitch.  Last week
> I set up, started the sequence, it solved a about 8-10 images then failed.  Same equipment, same profile used in
> all previous runs.
>
> SGP v3.1.0.479
> Windows 10 Home v1909
> APCC-Pro v1.8.2.1
>
> I restarted a couple times after double checking all the parameters but at some point(s) during the run, even late in
> the run after solving 40 or so points PlateSolve2 would stop doing immediate solves and enter a spiral search
> mode. APPM also indicated AllSky plate solver had been activated several times but I’m not sure if it was
> concurrent with the PS2 spiral searches.  It seems likely though. After restarting several times I just let the process
> continue however long it took. On several occasions when PlateSolve2 was still in spiral search mode, APPM
> would register a successful solve and move to the next point.
>
> I finally got the point map completed but it took a long time.
>
> Joe
>
>
>       On Jun 28, 2020, at 8:32 AM, Dean Jacobsen <deanjacobsen@...> wrote:
>
>
>
>       After three sessions of working without a hitch, PlateSolve2 stopped plate solving for me when I was trying
> to do an APPM point mapping run.
>
>       In retrospect it was probably because I didn't open up the correct SGP profile which I created when going
> through Ray's setup instructions in the APPM documentation.  I remember selecting and loading one of my
> preexisting narrowband profiles at some point.  The control panel did show PlateSolve2 as the plate solver for the
> profile that I had loaded.  I got a couple of good plate solves and then nothing...  after an hour of trying in the dark,
> I gave up and got out the guide scope..
>
>       I can't even get it to do a plate solve here at home now using the test button on APPM after several tries of
> deleting SGP profiles and re-doing the setup as per the APPM documentation.
>
>       PlateSolve2 worked great... when it worked.  Maybe there is a better way which doesn't involve SGP and
> PS2.
>
>       I have TheSkyX...
>
>       For those who have tried both, do you find that TheSkyX's Image Link works well with APPM?
>
>       So, the last image of this month was via guiding.  As usual, the Mach2 guides great.
>
>       Here is a link to a wide field image of the Sharpless 2-101 area in h-alpha:
> https://www.astrobin.com/full/5szx79/0/
>
>       All of those pesky foreground field stars block all of the nice stuff going on in the background.  Here is a
> link to a starless version hich shows the emission nebula and the several dark nebula in the background:
>
>       https://www.astrobin.com/full/5szx79/B/
>       --
>       Dean Jacobsen
>       http://astrophoto.net/wp/
>       Image Gallery - http://astrophoto.net/wp/image-gallery/
>       Astrobin - https://www.astrobin.com/users/deanjacobsen/  <https://www.astrobin.com/users/deanjacobsen/>
>
>






--
Brian 



Brian Valente


Re: PlateSolve2 vs. TheSkyX Image Link for APPM Point Mapping

Ray Gralak
 

Yes, that feature is enabled. I set up APPM based on your SGPro/PS2 video. In the past I've been able to
complete a 55 point run in about 40 minutes.
I'm using a Nikon DSLR with SGPro. The exposure may be longer than it needs to be which could extend the
time. I had thoughts of optimizing the exposure to speed things up but since
It could be just a different part of the sky requires more processing time (e.g. Milky way fields). Try increasing Max Solve time in APPM.

Also, you can configure APPM to save the plate solves that fail from APPM's Settings menu. You can try solving the images later, perhaps uploading to Astrometry.Net if needed.

-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 Joseph Beyer
Sent: Sunday, June 28, 2020 10:02 AM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] PlateSolve2 vs. TheSkyX Image Link for APPM Point Mapping

Hi Ray,

Yes, that feature is enabled. I set up APPM based on your SGPro/PS2 video. In the past I've been able to
complete a 55 point run in about 40 minutes.
I'm using a Nikon DSLR with SGPro. The exposure may be longer than it needs to be which could extend the
time. I had thoughts of optimizing the exposure to speed things up but since



Joe

On Sun, Jun 28, 2020 at 9:33 AM Ray Gralak <groups3@gralak.com> wrote:


Hi Joe,

> I finally got the point map completed but it took a long time.

That is not normal. You normally should be able to get 2-3 points per minute.

Do you recall if you had enabled "Use last plate solve's offset as hint for next plate solve"? That setting is
on APPM's Plate Solve Settings tab. If not enabled, I recommend you enable it.

-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 Joseph Beyer
> Sent: Sunday, June 28, 2020 9:18 AM
> To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
> Subject: Re: [ap-gto] PlateSolve2 vs. TheSkyX Image Link for APPM Point Mapping
>
> Interesting, I’ve used SGP/Platesolve2 with APPM about a dozen times and it’s worked without a hitch.
Last week
> I set up, started the sequence, it solved a about 8-10 images then failed. Same equipment, same profile
used in
> all previous runs.
>
> SGP v3.1.0.479
> Windows 10 Home v1909
> APCC-Pro v1.8.2.1
>
> I restarted a couple times after double checking all the parameters but at some point(s) during the run,
even late in
> the run after solving 40 or so points PlateSolve2 would stop doing immediate solves and enter a spiral
search
> mode. APPM also indicated AllSky plate solver had been activated several times but I’m not sure if it
was
> concurrent with the PS2 spiral searches. It seems likely though. After restarting several times I just let
the process
> continue however long it took. On several occasions when PlateSolve2 was still in spiral search mode,
APPM
> would register a successful solve and move to the next point.
>
> I finally got the point map completed but it took a long time.
>
> Joe
>
>
> On Jun 28, 2020, at 8:32 AM, Dean Jacobsen <deanjacobsen@outlook.com> wrote:
>
>
>
> After three sessions of working without a hitch, PlateSolve2 stopped plate solving for me when I was
trying
> to do an APPM point mapping run.
>
> In retrospect it was probably because I didn't open up the correct SGP profile which I created when
going
> through Ray's setup instructions in the APPM documentation. I remember selecting and loading one of
my
> preexisting narrowband profiles at some point. The control panel did show PlateSolve2 as the plate
solver for the
> profile that I had loaded. I got a couple of good plate solves and then nothing... after an hour of trying in
the dark,
> I gave up and got out the guide scope..
>
> I can't even get it to do a plate solve here at home now using the test button on APPM after several
tries of
> deleting SGP profiles and re-doing the setup as per the APPM documentation.
>
> PlateSolve2 worked great... when it worked. Maybe there is a better way which doesn't involve SGP
and
> PS2.
>
> I have TheSkyX...
>
> For those who have tried both, do you find that TheSkyX's Image Link works well with APPM?
>
> So, the last image of this month was via guiding. As usual, the Mach2 guides great.
>
> Here is a link to a wide field image of the Sharpless 2-101 area in h-alpha:
> https://www.astrobin.com/full/5szx79/0/
>
> All of those pesky foreground field stars block all of the nice stuff going on in the background. Here
is a
> link to a starless version hich shows the emission nebula and the several dark nebula in the background:
>
> https://www.astrobin.com/full/5szx79/B/
> --
> Dean Jacobsen
> http://astrophoto.net/wp/
> Image Gallery - http://astrophoto.net/wp/image-gallery/
> Astrobin - https://www.astrobin.com/users/deanjacobsen/
<https://www.astrobin.com/users/deanjacobsen/>
>
>







Re: PlateSolve2 vs. TheSkyX Image Link for APPM Point Mapping

Ray Gralak
 

Ok, thanks. I haven't seen the SkyX settings for external plate solvers yet. I will look for that.
You can find it in the help file, as well as online here (scroll to the SkyX section):

https://www.siriusimaging.com/Help/APCC/appm_platesolve_settings_tab.htm

-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 Dean Jacobsen
Sent: Sunday, June 28, 2020 10:06 AM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] PlateSolve2 vs. TheSkyX Image Link for APPM Point Mapping

Ok, thanks. I haven't seen the SkyX settings for external plate solvers yet. I will look for that.
--
Dean Jacobsen
http://astrophoto.net/wp/
Image Gallery - http://astrophoto.net/wp/image-gallery/
Astrobin - https://www.astrobin.com/users/deanjacobsen/ <https://www.astrobin.com/users/deanjacobsen/>


Re: PlateSolve2 vs. TheSkyX Image Link for APPM Point Mapping

Dean Jacobsen
 

Ok, thanks.  I haven't seen the SkyX settings for external plate solvers yet.  I will look for that.
--
Dean Jacobsen
http://astrophoto.net/wp/
Image Gallery - http://astrophoto.net/wp/image-gallery/
Astrobin - https://www.astrobin.com/users/deanjacobsen/ 


Re: PlateSolve2 vs. TheSkyX Image Link for APPM Point Mapping

Joseph Beyer
 

Hi Ray,

Yes, that feature is enabled.  I set up APPM based on your SGPro/PS2 video.  In the past I've been able to complete a 55 point run in about 40 minutes.
I'm using a Nikon DSLR with SGPro.  The exposure may be longer than it needs to be which could extend the time.  I had thoughts of optimizing the exposure to speed things up but since everything has been working so well I've more than happy to let it be.

Joe 

On Sun, Jun 28, 2020 at 9:33 AM Ray Gralak <groups3@...> wrote:
Hi Joe,

> I finally got the point map completed but it took a long time.

That is not normal. You normally should be able to get 2-3 points per minute.

Do you recall if you had enabled "Use last plate solve's offset as hint for next plate solve"? That setting is on APPM's Plate Solve Settings tab. If not enabled, I recommend you enable it.

-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 Joseph Beyer
> Sent: Sunday, June 28, 2020 9:18 AM
> To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
> Subject: Re: [ap-gto] PlateSolve2 vs. TheSkyX Image Link for APPM Point Mapping
>
> Interesting, I’ve used SGP/Platesolve2 with APPM about a dozen times and it’s worked without a hitch.  Last week
> I set up, started the sequence, it solved a about 8-10 images then failed.  Same equipment, same profile used in
> all previous runs.
>
> SGP v3.1.0.479
> Windows 10 Home v1909
> APCC-Pro v1.8.2.1
>
> I restarted a couple times after double checking all the parameters but at some point(s) during the run, even late in
> the run after solving 40 or so points PlateSolve2 would stop doing immediate solves and enter a spiral search
> mode. APPM also indicated AllSky plate solver had been activated several times but I’m not sure if it was
> concurrent with the PS2 spiral searches.  It seems likely though. After restarting several times I just let the process
> continue however long it took. On several occasions when PlateSolve2 was still in spiral search mode, APPM
> would register a successful solve and move to the next point.
>
> I finally got the point map completed but it took a long time.
>
> Joe
>
>
>       On Jun 28, 2020, at 8:32 AM, Dean Jacobsen <deanjacobsen@...> wrote:
>
>
>
>       After three sessions of working without a hitch, PlateSolve2 stopped plate solving for me when I was trying
> to do an APPM point mapping run.
>
>       In retrospect it was probably because I didn't open up the correct SGP profile which I created when going
> through Ray's setup instructions in the APPM documentation.  I remember selecting and loading one of my
> preexisting narrowband profiles at some point.  The control panel did show PlateSolve2 as the plate solver for the
> profile that I had loaded.  I got a couple of good plate solves and then nothing...  after an hour of trying in the dark,
> I gave up and got out the guide scope..
>
>       I can't even get it to do a plate solve here at home now using the test button on APPM after several tries of
> deleting SGP profiles and re-doing the setup as per the APPM documentation.
>
>       PlateSolve2 worked great... when it worked.  Maybe there is a better way which doesn't involve SGP and
> PS2.
>
>       I have TheSkyX...
>
>       For those who have tried both, do you find that TheSkyX's Image Link works well with APPM?
>
>       So, the last image of this month was via guiding.  As usual, the Mach2 guides great.
>
>       Here is a link to a wide field image of the Sharpless 2-101 area in h-alpha:
> https://www.astrobin.com/full/5szx79/0/
>
>       All of those pesky foreground field stars block all of the nice stuff going on in the background.  Here is a
> link to a starless version hich shows the emission nebula and the several dark nebula in the background:
>
>       https://www.astrobin.com/full/5szx79/B/
>       --
>       Dean Jacobsen
>       http://astrophoto.net/wp/
>       Image Gallery - http://astrophoto.net/wp/image-gallery/
>       Astrobin - https://www.astrobin.com/users/deanjacobsen/  <https://www.astrobin.com/users/deanjacobsen/>
>
>





Re: PlateSolve2 vs. TheSkyX Image Link for APPM Point Mapping

Ray Gralak
 

Dean,

I can get Image Link to solve my images from the last session no problem just by setting up a few parameters in
the SkyX Image Link config window. Once that is done, is it as simple as telling APPM to use Image Link and
making sure TheSkyX is running and connected through the virtual port?
There are separate settings in SkyX for external plate solvers, so you should take a look the help for that tab in APPM.

Also, you should connect SkyX through the AP V2 ASCOM driver.

Again you can test this in daylight using the NASA Sky View camera option in APPM.

BTW, update SkyX to the latest daily update if there is one.

-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 Dean Jacobsen
Sent: Sunday, June 28, 2020 9:52 AM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] PlateSolve2 vs. TheSkyX Image Link for APPM Point Mapping

Thanks for the tips Ray.

Polar alignment was good - I actually disassemble the Mach2 as per Roland's recommendations and leave the
base on the pier.

Nothing changes on the SGP configuration. I thought that I had gone through all of my SGP profiles and had
correctly set them up according to your documentation but I think I did load up a pre-existing profile instead of just
using the "default" profile.

I will look at the catalog setting and try it again with the NASA Sky View. Probably user error or frustration on my
part that I can't get it reconfigured properly. After going through the setup several times without a positive result I
found myself wondering if my imaging laptop would actually make a good Frisbee.

If you think that Image Link is a little more accurate than PlateSolve 2 then that is something I would like to try.

I can get Image Link to solve my images from the last session no problem just by setting up a few parameters in
the SkyX Image Link config window. Once that is done, is it as simple as telling APPM to use Image Link and
making sure TheSkyX is running and connected through the virtual port?

--
Dean Jacobsen
http://astrophoto.net/wp/
Image Gallery - http://astrophoto.net/wp/image-gallery/
Astrobin - https://www.astrobin.com/users/deanjacobsen/ <https://www.astrobin.com/users/deanjacobsen/>


Re: PlateSolve2 vs. TheSkyX Image Link for APPM Point Mapping

Dean Jacobsen
 

Thanks for the tips Ray.

Polar alignment was good - I actually disassemble the Mach2 as per Roland's recommendations and leave the base on the pier.

Nothing changes on the SGP configuration.  I thought that I had gone through all of my SGP profiles and had correctly set them up according to your documentation but I think I did load up a pre-existing profile instead of just using the "default" profile.

I will look at the catalog setting and try it again with the NASA Sky View.  Probably user error or frustration on my part that I can't get it reconfigured properly.  After going through the setup several times without a positive result I found myself wondering if my imaging laptop would actually make a good Frisbee.

If you think that Image Link is a little more accurate than PlateSolve 2 then that is something I would like to try.

I can get Image Link to solve my images from the last session no problem just by setting up a few parameters in the SkyX Image Link config window.  Once that is done, is it as simple as telling APPM to use Image Link and making sure TheSkyX is running and connected through the virtual port?

--
Dean Jacobsen
http://astrophoto.net/wp/
Image Gallery - http://astrophoto.net/wp/image-gallery/
Astrobin - https://www.astrobin.com/users/deanjacobsen/ 


Re: PlateSolve2 vs. TheSkyX Image Link for APPM Point Mapping

Ray Gralak
 

Hi Joe,

I finally got the point map completed but it took a long time.
That is not normal. You normally should be able to get 2-3 points per minute.

Do you recall if you had enabled "Use last plate solve's offset as hint for next plate solve"? That setting is on APPM's Plate Solve Settings tab. If not enabled, I recommend you enable it.

-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 Joseph Beyer
Sent: Sunday, June 28, 2020 9:18 AM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] PlateSolve2 vs. TheSkyX Image Link for APPM Point Mapping

Interesting, I’ve used SGP/Platesolve2 with APPM about a dozen times and it’s worked without a hitch. Last week
I set up, started the sequence, it solved a about 8-10 images then failed. Same equipment, same profile used in
all previous runs.

SGP v3.1.0.479
Windows 10 Home v1909
APCC-Pro v1.8.2.1

I restarted a couple times after double checking all the parameters but at some point(s) during the run, even late in
the run after solving 40 or so points PlateSolve2 would stop doing immediate solves and enter a spiral search
mode. APPM also indicated AllSky plate solver had been activated several times but I’m not sure if it was
concurrent with the PS2 spiral searches. It seems likely though. After restarting several times I just let the process
continue however long it took. On several occasions when PlateSolve2 was still in spiral search mode, APPM
would register a successful solve and move to the next point.

I finally got the point map completed but it took a long time.

Joe


On Jun 28, 2020, at 8:32 AM, Dean Jacobsen <deanjacobsen@outlook.com> wrote:



After three sessions of working without a hitch, PlateSolve2 stopped plate solving for me when I was trying
to do an APPM point mapping run.

In retrospect it was probably because I didn't open up the correct SGP profile which I created when going
through Ray's setup instructions in the APPM documentation. I remember selecting and loading one of my
preexisting narrowband profiles at some point. The control panel did show PlateSolve2 as the plate solver for the
profile that I had loaded. I got a couple of good plate solves and then nothing... after an hour of trying in the dark,
I gave up and got out the guide scope..

I can't even get it to do a plate solve here at home now using the test button on APPM after several tries of
deleting SGP profiles and re-doing the setup as per the APPM documentation.

PlateSolve2 worked great... when it worked. Maybe there is a better way which doesn't involve SGP and
PS2.

I have TheSkyX...

For those who have tried both, do you find that TheSkyX's Image Link works well with APPM?

So, the last image of this month was via guiding. As usual, the Mach2 guides great.

Here is a link to a wide field image of the Sharpless 2-101 area in h-alpha:
https://www.astrobin.com/full/5szx79/0/

All of those pesky foreground field stars block all of the nice stuff going on in the background. Here is a
link to a starless version hich shows the emission nebula and the several dark nebula in the background:

https://www.astrobin.com/full/5szx79/B/
--
Dean Jacobsen
http://astrophoto.net/wp/
Image Gallery - http://astrophoto.net/wp/image-gallery/
Astrobin - https://www.astrobin.com/users/deanjacobsen/ <https://www.astrobin.com/users/deanjacobsen/>


Re: PlateSolve2 vs. TheSkyX Image Link for APPM Point Mapping

Ray Gralak
 

Oh, one other thing... how good was your polar alignment? That can have a large effect on platesolve processing time.

-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 Dean Jacobsen
Sent: Sunday, June 28, 2020 8:32 AM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Subject: [ap-gto] PlateSolve2 vs. TheSkyX Image Link for APPM Point Mapping

After three sessions of working without a hitch, PlateSolve2 stopped plate solving for me when I was trying to do
an APPM point mapping run.

In retrospect it was probably because I didn't open up the correct SGP profile which I created when going through
Ray's setup instructions in the APPM documentation. I remember selecting and loading one of my preexisting
narrowband profiles at some point. The control panel did show PlateSolve2 as the plate solver for the profile that I
had loaded. I got a couple of good plate solves and then nothing... after an hour of trying in the dark, I gave up
and got out the guide scope..

I can't even get it to do a plate solve here at home now using the test button on APPM after several tries of
deleting SGP profiles and re-doing the setup as per the APPM documentation.

PlateSolve2 worked great... when it worked. Maybe there is a better way which doesn't involve SGP and PS2.

I have TheSkyX...

For those who have tried both, do you find that TheSkyX's Image Link works well with APPM?

So, the last image of this month was via guiding. As usual, the Mach2 guides great.

Here is a link to a wide field image of the Sharpless 2-101 area in h-alpha: https://www.astrobin.com/full/5szx79/0/

All of those pesky foreground field stars block all of the nice stuff going on in the background. Here is a link to a
starless version hich shows the emission nebula and the several dark nebula in the background:

https://www.astrobin.com/full/5szx79/B/
--
Dean Jacobsen
http://astrophoto.net/wp/
Image Gallery - http://astrophoto.net/wp/image-gallery/
Astrobin - https://www.astrobin.com/users/deanjacobsen/ <https://www.astrobin.com/users/deanjacobsen/>


Re: PlateSolve2 vs. TheSkyX Image Link for APPM Point Mapping

Ray Gralak
 

Hi Dean,

Was SGPro controlling the camera, or SkyX? For consistent plate solving SGPro usually needs to be connected to the mount to get the RA/Dec value.

Did you happen to install a new version of SGPro?

I can't even get it to do a plate solve here at home now using the test button on APPM after several tries of
deleting SGP profiles and re-doing the setup as per the APPM documentation.
Did you check the PlateSolve catalog folder setting to make sure it is correct?

Did you try using the NASA Sky View? If you do, make sure SGPro is connected to the mount and have SGPro select the ASCOM camera simulator for the camera.

For those who have tried both, do you find that TheSkyX's Image Link works well with APPM?
Yes, it works, and I believe ImageLink is more accurate.

-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 Dean Jacobsen
Sent: Sunday, June 28, 2020 8:32 AM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Subject: [ap-gto] PlateSolve2 vs. TheSkyX Image Link for APPM Point Mapping

After three sessions of working without a hitch, PlateSolve2 stopped plate solving for me when I was trying to do
an APPM point mapping run.

In retrospect it was probably because I didn't open up the correct SGP profile which I created when going through
Ray's setup instructions in the APPM documentation. I remember selecting and loading one of my preexisting
narrowband profiles at some point. The control panel did show PlateSolve2 as the plate solver for the profile that I
had loaded. I got a couple of good plate solves and then nothing... after an hour of trying in the dark, I gave up
and got out the guide scope..

I can't even get it to do a plate solve here at home now using the test button on APPM after several tries of
deleting SGP profiles and re-doing the setup as per the APPM documentation.

PlateSolve2 worked great... when it worked. Maybe there is a better way which doesn't involve SGP and PS2.

I have TheSkyX...

For those who have tried both, do you find that TheSkyX's Image Link works well with APPM?

So, the last image of this month was via guiding. As usual, the Mach2 guides great.

Here is a link to a wide field image of the Sharpless 2-101 area in h-alpha: https://www.astrobin.com/full/5szx79/0/

All of those pesky foreground field stars block all of the nice stuff going on in the background. Here is a link to a
starless version hich shows the emission nebula and the several dark nebula in the background:

https://www.astrobin.com/full/5szx79/B/
--
Dean Jacobsen
http://astrophoto.net/wp/
Image Gallery - http://astrophoto.net/wp/image-gallery/
Astrobin - https://www.astrobin.com/users/deanjacobsen/ <https://www.astrobin.com/users/deanjacobsen/>


Re: PlateSolve2 vs. TheSkyX Image Link for APPM Point Mapping

Joseph Beyer
 

Interesting, I’ve used SGP/Platesolve2 with APPM about a dozen times and it’s worked without a hitch.  Last week I set up, started the sequence, it solved a about 8-10 images then failed.  Same equipment, same profile used in all previous runs.  

SGP v3.1.0.479
Windows 10 Home v1909
APCC-Pro v1.8.2.1

I restarted a couple times after double checking all the parameters but at some point(s) during the run, even late in the run after solving 40 or so points PlateSolve2 would stop doing immediate solves and enter a spiral search mode. APPM also indicated AllSky plate solver had been activated several times but I’m not sure if it was concurrent with the PS2 spiral searches.  It seems likely though. After restarting several times I just let the process continue however long it took. On several occasions when PlateSolve2 was still in spiral search mode, APPM would register a successful solve and move to the next point. 

I finally got the point map completed but it took a long time.

Joe

On Jun 28, 2020, at 8:32 AM, Dean Jacobsen <deanjacobsen@...> wrote:

After three sessions of working without a hitch, PlateSolve2 stopped plate solving for me when I was trying to do an APPM point mapping run.

In retrospect it was probably because I didn't open up the correct SGP profile which I created when going through Ray's setup instructions in the APPM documentation.  I remember selecting and loading one of my preexisting narrowband profiles at some point.  The control panel did show PlateSolve2 as the plate solver for the profile that I had loaded.  I got a couple of good plate solves and then nothing...  after an hour of trying in the dark, I gave up and got out the guide scope..

I can't even get it to do a plate solve here at home now using the test button on APPM after several tries of deleting SGP profiles and re-doing the setup as per the APPM documentation. 

PlateSolve2 worked great... when it worked.  Maybe there is a better way which doesn't involve SGP and PS2. 

I have TheSkyX... 

For those who have tried both, do you find that TheSkyX's Image Link works well with APPM?

So, the last image of this month was via guiding.  As usual, the Mach2 guides great.

Here is a link to a wide field image of the Sharpless 2-101 area in h-alpha: https://www.astrobin.com/full/5szx79/0/

All of those pesky foreground field stars block all of the nice stuff going on in the background.  Here is a link to a starless version hich shows the emission nebula and the several dark nebula in the background:

https://www.astrobin.com/full/5szx79/B/
--
Dean Jacobsen
http://astrophoto.net/wp/
Image Gallery - http://astrophoto.net/wp/image-gallery/
Astrobin - https://www.astrobin.com/users/deanjacobsen/ 


PlateSolve2 vs. TheSkyX Image Link for APPM Point Mapping

Dean Jacobsen
 

After three sessions of working without a hitch, PlateSolve2 stopped plate solving for me when I was trying to do an APPM point mapping run.

In retrospect it was probably because I didn't open up the correct SGP profile which I created when going through Ray's setup instructions in the APPM documentation.  I remember selecting and loading one of my preexisting narrowband profiles at some point.  The control panel did show PlateSolve2 as the plate solver for the profile that I had loaded.  I got a couple of good plate solves and then nothing...  after an hour of trying in the dark, I gave up and got out the guide scope..

I can't even get it to do a plate solve here at home now using the test button on APPM after several tries of deleting SGP profiles and re-doing the setup as per the APPM documentation. 

PlateSolve2 worked great... when it worked.  Maybe there is a better way which doesn't involve SGP and PS2. 

I have TheSkyX... 

For those who have tried both, do you find that TheSkyX's Image Link works well with APPM?

So, the last image of this month was via guiding.  As usual, the Mach2 guides great.

Here is a link to a wide field image of the Sharpless 2-101 area in h-alpha: https://www.astrobin.com/full/5szx79/0/

All of those pesky foreground field stars block all of the nice stuff going on in the background.  Here is a link to a starless version hich shows the emission nebula and the several dark nebula in the background:

https://www.astrobin.com/full/5szx79/B/
--
Dean Jacobsen
http://astrophoto.net/wp/
Image Gallery - http://astrophoto.net/wp/image-gallery/
Astrobin - https://www.astrobin.com/users/deanjacobsen/ 


Re: Mach1 - regreasing

Dale Ghent
 

Yep. I stuffed towel around the area to catch any drips when applying and it’s all going to sit for a day to let it all evaporate. The next night for imaging and make g a new PEC isn’t until Thursday at this point so there is no need to rush. 

On Jun 28, 2020, at 09:27, Michael Hambrick via groups.io <mike.hambrick@...> wrote:

Hi Dale

Just make sure that you get rid of all traces of the mineral spirits and alcohol before you re-grease anything. As a former auto mechanic I used to re-pack a lot of front wheel bearings. I have repeatedly seen where a very tiny amount of solvent left in the bearings when they are re-greased is enough to turn the fresh grease into a liquid after just a few day's driving. Granted, the worm and wheel on a equatorial mount do not operate under anywhere close to the same conditions as the front wheels of a car, but it is a good illustration of what a little bit of residual solvent can do to the properties of the grease.


Best Regards

Michael Hambrick
ARLANXEO
TSR Global Manufacturing Support
PO Box 2000
Orange, TX 77631-2000
Phone: +1 (409) 882-2799
email: mike.hambrick@...


Re: Mach2 Keypad

Michael Hambrick <mike.hambrick@...>
 

Hi Joe

I believe Roland's response was yes on the keypads, and that we would also need to load new software into the CP4, but that it was easy to do.

I am currently running version 4.19.2 on my keypad, and I am not sure which version is in the CP4. The CP4 manual that came with the mount is dated November, 2016. I think there are new software versions for both. I should probably practice loading the current versions now so that I will be better prepared to do so when this next one comes out.


Best Regards

Michael Hambrick
ARLANXEO
TSR Global Manufacturing Support
PO Box 2000
Orange, TX 77631-2000
Phone: +1 (409) 882-2799
email: mike.hambrick@...


Re: Mach1 - regreasing

Michael Hambrick <mike.hambrick@...>
 

Hi Dale

Just make sure that you get rid of all traces of the mineral spirits and alcohol before you re-grease anything. As a former auto mechanic I used to re-pack a lot of front wheel bearings. I have repeatedly seen where a very tiny amount of solvent left in the bearings when they are re-greased is enough to turn the fresh grease into a liquid after just a few day's driving. Granted, the worm and wheel on a equatorial mount do not operate under anywhere close to the same conditions as the front wheels of a car, but it is a good illustration of what a little bit of residual solvent can do to the properties of the grease.


Best Regards

Michael Hambrick
ARLANXEO
TSR Global Manufacturing Support
PO Box 2000
Orange, TX 77631-2000
Phone: +1 (409) 882-2799
email: mike.hambrick@...


Re: Mach1 - regreasing

Dale Ghent
 

I spent today cleaning out my 2008 edition Mach1GTO in preparation for re-greasing. A lot of grease on the worm gears was old and really caked into the teeth and towels and rags were't really effective.

Wanting to get that old grease out, I followed the instructions and very lightly used mineral spirits on a toothbrush (as the instructions advised not to use your own toothbrush, so I used my wife's) and very gently massaged it into the teeth to dissolve and rough up the stubborn grease. Cleaning that mixture out was still an issue, as towels and rags alone could not reach down into the valley between the teeth to get that slurry out. I grabbed a box of flat toothpicks, put 2 layers of T-shirt material around the flat end of it, dipped it in denatured alcohol (methylated spirits for you blokes) and gently scooped the gunk out of the teeth one by one. It worked well, with the wood being soft as to not damage the teeth. You'll go through a bunch of toothpicks, though.

Pretty clean in the end:
https://imgur.com/a/xS3jzJf

/dale

On Jun 27, 2020, at 9:57 AM, Fernando Proietti <fernandoaproietti@gmail.com> wrote:

Thanks so much!!!!

Regards, Fernando.

On Sat, Jun 27, 2020, 12:39 AM <fd@fdunlop.com> wrote:
Here is a video for the 1200GTO. But this gives you a good idea of what to do.

I greased the RA gears on my Mach1GTO last weekend. It was very easy to do. The grease kit that AP sells has two different greases. You can't use just any old grease. The grease kit from AP has VERY detailed instructions on how to take the motor box off, clean, grease, and reassemble the mount. I was very impressed.

The job took about 90 minutes to do the RA box, I suspect the DEC will take 30 minutes because now I know what I am doing.

Here are some photos. https://imgur.com/a/f2ab2pY

--
Mach1GTO and GTOCP4 on permanent pier



Re: Error log window off screen in APCC

Jim Fakatselis <jfakatse@...>
 

Yes, thanks again

On Jun 27, 2020, at 12:32 PM, Ray Gralak <groups3@gralak.com> wrote:

Jim,

You may have "Save Window Positions" enabled in APCC's settings menu.

Disabling that option will allow the window to default to display over the APCC window.

You might also want to disable "Keep APCC on top" in APCC's Program Operations group box on the Setup tab.

-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 Jim Fakatselis
Sent: Saturday, June 27, 2020 6:44 AM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Error log window off screen in APCC

Hi Ray,
Thanks I did that several times, no result. It was Somehow off the screen.
I googled how to restore window off screen To desktop and followed that procedure.
That worked so I withdrew post.
Thank you for your response though.
Jim



On Jun 27, 2020, at 9:28 AM, Ray Gralak <groups3@gralak.com> wrote:





Hi Jim,



You can get to the Error Logs window from APCC's tool menu as shown in this screen shot:




<image001.png>



-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 Jim Fakatselis

> Sent: Friday, June 26, 2020 7:50 PM

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

> Subject: [ap-gto] Error log window off screen in APCC

>

> In APCC somehow my error log window is hidden or possibly off screen and I can not clear errors that are
being

> reported.

> How do I get it back and clear errors?

>

> Thanks in advance,

> Jim





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