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Re: CP3 Power Connector

Bill Long
 

The negative lead on the motor popped off. Its coming back to you guys for repair. Ships out today via UPS air. I knew I should have just removed the axis to do that part, I am betting some extra gravity was at play and put more tension on the wiring harness than I had anticipated. Lesson learned. ūüôā¬†

In the meantime, I get to play with the Mach 1 so I am not too sad. 


From: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io> on behalf of uncarollo2 <chris1011@...> via groups.io <chris1011@...>
Sent: Tuesday, June 2, 2020 2:57 PM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] CP3 Power Connector
 
I hope your 1100 is ok ;^((

Rolando



-----Original Message-----
From: Bill Long <bill@...>
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io>
Sent: Tue, Jun 2, 2020 4:56 pm
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] CP3 Power Connector

Thanks Roland.

After my snafu with the DEC motor on the 1100 (my fault) the (new to me but used) Mach 1 went into service last night. Works like a dream as expected. :)  


From: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io> on behalf of uncarollo2 <chris1011@...> via groups.io <chris1011@...>
Sent: Tuesday, June 2, 2020 2:53 PM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] CP3 Power Connector
 
Yes, center is pos.

Rolando



-----Original Message-----
From: Bill Long <bill@...>
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io>
Sent: Tue, Jun 2, 2020 4:47 pm
Subject: [ap-gto] CP3 Power Connector

Simple question here -- on the CP3 box I assume the 12V power accepts a 2.1x5.5 center positive 12 volt cable - correct? I would like to just use a Powerpole cable I have here vs the cig plug one. 


Re: CP3 Power Connector

Roland Christen
 

I hope your 1100 is ok ;^((

Rolando



-----Original Message-----
From: Bill Long <bill@...>
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io>
Sent: Tue, Jun 2, 2020 4:56 pm
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] CP3 Power Connector

Thanks Roland.

After my snafu with the DEC motor on the 1100 (my fault) the (new to me but used) Mach 1 went into service last night. Works like a dream as expected. :)  


From: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io> on behalf of uncarollo2 <chris1011@...> via groups.io <chris1011@...>
Sent: Tuesday, June 2, 2020 2:53 PM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] CP3 Power Connector
 
Yes, center is pos.

Rolando



-----Original Message-----
From: Bill Long <bill@...>
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io>
Sent: Tue, Jun 2, 2020 4:47 pm
Subject: [ap-gto] CP3 Power Connector

Simple question here -- on the CP3 box I assume the 12V power accepts a 2.1x5.5 center positive 12 volt cable - correct? I would like to just use a Powerpole cable I have here vs the cig plug one. 


Re: NGC5371 and surrounding galaxies

Roland Christen
 

I also use 5 min subs at times, especially when satellites go streaking across the field. That way I don't get every exposure with streaks. Until 11pm here i get satellite streaks in long exposures ~ 20 min or more, so it's not possible to get good data.

Rolando



-----Original Message-----
From: Cheng-Yang Tan via groups.io <cytan299@...>
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io>
Sent: Tue, Jun 2, 2020 4:51 pm
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] NGC5371 and surrounding galaxies

Hi Rolando,
   That's an interesting technique. I usually use 5 min subs. I'll try it out the next time.

cytan

On Tuesday, June 2, 2020, 04:49:48 PM CDT, uncarollo2 <chris1011@...> via groups.io <chris1011@...> wrote:


10 minute subs x 12

I like to expose until the central part of the galaxy is near saturation, but does not exceed it. That way the core is not blown out and no detail is lost there.

Rolando



-----Original Message-----
From: Brian Valente <bvalente@...>
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Sent: Tue, Jun 2, 2020 4:24 pm
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] NGC5371 and surrounding galaxies

Rolando that's great

how long was each exposure?

On Tue, Jun 2, 2020 at 2:14 PM uncarollo2 <chris1011@...> via groups.io <chris1011=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
Hi Astronuts,

I joined AstroBin and posted my first image. Hope the link works:

This is an image taken with the Mach2 and 160EDF refractor, unguided over a period of 2 hours. I modeled a path that the object would take with 3 data points and let MaximDL take a set of images until the scope ran out of room and stopped at the limit. I'm shooting in very light polluted skies, the Moon was up and bright, so i was pleased that i was able to record some very faint stuff.

No guide scope was used, no field flattener, just the 160 refractor straight to the 8300 chip. Larger chips would need a flattener of course.

Rolando


--
Brian 



Brian Valente


Re: CP3 Power Connector

Bill Long
 

Thanks Roland.

After my snafu with the DEC motor on the 1100 (my fault) the (new to me but used) Mach 1 went into service last night. Works like a dream as expected. :)  


From: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io> on behalf of uncarollo2 <chris1011@...> via groups.io <chris1011@...>
Sent: Tuesday, June 2, 2020 2:53 PM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] CP3 Power Connector
 
Yes, center is pos.

Rolando



-----Original Message-----
From: Bill Long <bill@...>
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io>
Sent: Tue, Jun 2, 2020 4:47 pm
Subject: [ap-gto] CP3 Power Connector

Simple question here -- on the CP3 box I assume the 12V power accepts a 2.1x5.5 center positive 12 volt cable - correct? I would like to just use a Powerpole cable I have here vs the cig plug one. 


Re: CP3 Power Connector

Roland Christen
 

Yes, center is pos.

Rolando



-----Original Message-----
From: Bill Long <bill@...>
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io>
Sent: Tue, Jun 2, 2020 4:47 pm
Subject: [ap-gto] CP3 Power Connector

Simple question here -- on the CP3 box I assume the 12V power accepts a 2.1x5.5 center positive 12 volt cable - correct? I would like to just use a Powerpole cable I have here vs the cig plug one. 


Re: NGC5371 and surrounding galaxies

Roland Christen
 

That is really nice to hear.

Thanks,

Rolando



-----Original Message-----
From: Dominique Durand via groups.io <dom33.durand@...>
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Sent: Tue, Jun 2, 2020 4:42 pm
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] NGC5371 and surrounding galaxies

Superb Rolando,the Mach2 is really made to relieve us of the guide.
I tested the 2nd evening for my Mach2 after a 35 point modeling of the 600 "poses on M109 ... with round stars as I had rarely succeeded with guide.


Re: NGC5371 and surrounding galaxies

Roland Christen
 

We have one more obscure bug to fix, and Liam and I have to finish the keypad instructions.

Rolando

-----Original Message-----
From: Dean Jacobsen <deanjacobsen@...>
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Sent: Tue, Jun 2, 2020 4:31 pm
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] NGC5371 and surrounding galaxies

Excellent!

Looking forward to the release of the new keypad software.
--
Dean Jacobsen
http://astrophoto.net/wp/ 
Image Gallery - http://astrophoto.net/wp/image-gallery/
Astrobin - https://www.astrobin.com/users/deanjacobsen/ 


Re: NGC5371 and surrounding galaxies

Cheng-Yang Tan
 

Hi Rolando,
   That's an interesting technique. I usually use 5 min subs. I'll try it out the next time.

cytan

On Tuesday, June 2, 2020, 04:49:48 PM CDT, uncarollo2 <chris1011@...> via groups.io <chris1011@...> wrote:


10 minute subs x 12

I like to expose until the central part of the galaxy is near saturation, but does not exceed it. That way the core is not blown out and no detail is lost there.

Rolando



-----Original Message-----
From: Brian Valente <bvalente@...>
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Sent: Tue, Jun 2, 2020 4:24 pm
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] NGC5371 and surrounding galaxies

Rolando that's great

how long was each exposure?

On Tue, Jun 2, 2020 at 2:14 PM uncarollo2 <chris1011@...> via groups.io <chris1011=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
Hi Astronuts,

I joined AstroBin and posted my first image. Hope the link works:

This is an image taken with the Mach2 and 160EDF refractor, unguided over a period of 2 hours. I modeled a path that the object would take with 3 data points and let MaximDL take a set of images until the scope ran out of room and stopped at the limit. I'm shooting in very light polluted skies, the Moon was up and bright, so i was pleased that i was able to record some very faint stuff.

No guide scope was used, no field flattener, just the 160 refractor straight to the 8300 chip. Larger chips would need a flattener of course.

Rolando


--
Brian 



Brian Valente


Re: NGC5371 and surrounding galaxies

Roland Christen
 

10 minute subs x 12

I like to expose until the central part of the galaxy is near saturation, but does not exceed it. That way the core is not blown out and no detail is lost there.

Rolando



-----Original Message-----
From: Brian Valente <bvalente@...>
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Sent: Tue, Jun 2, 2020 4:24 pm
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] NGC5371 and surrounding galaxies

Rolando that's great

how long was each exposure?

On Tue, Jun 2, 2020 at 2:14 PM uncarollo2 <chris1011@...> via groups.io <chris1011=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
Hi Astronuts,

I joined AstroBin and posted my first image. Hope the link works:

This is an image taken with the Mach2 and 160EDF refractor, unguided over a period of 2 hours. I modeled a path that the object would take with 3 data points and let MaximDL take a set of images until the scope ran out of room and stopped at the limit. I'm shooting in very light polluted skies, the Moon was up and bright, so i was pleased that i was able to record some very faint stuff.

No guide scope was used, no field flattener, just the 160 refractor straight to the 8300 chip. Larger chips would need a flattener of course.

Rolando


--
Brian 



Brian Valente


CP3 Power Connector

Bill Long
 

Simple question here -- on the CP3 box I assume the 12V power accepts a 2.1x5.5 center positive 12 volt cable - correct? I would like to just use a Powerpole cable I have here vs the cig plug one. 


Re: NGC5371 and surrounding galaxies

Dominique Durand
 

Superb Rolando,the Mach2 is really made to relieve us of the guide.
I tested the 2nd evening for my Mach2 after a 35 point modeling of the 600 "poses on M109 ... with round stars as I had rarely succeeded with guide.


Re: NGC5371 and surrounding galaxies

Dean Jacobsen
 

Excellent!

Looking forward to the release of the new keypad software.
--
Dean Jacobsen
http://astrophoto.net/wp/ 
Image Gallery - http://astrophoto.net/wp/image-gallery/
Astrobin - https://www.astrobin.com/users/deanjacobsen/ 


Re: NGC5371 and surrounding galaxies

 

Rolando that's great

how long was each exposure?

On Tue, Jun 2, 2020 at 2:14 PM uncarollo2 <chris1011@...> via groups.io <chris1011=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
Hi Astronuts,

I joined AstroBin and posted my first image. Hope the link works:

This is an image taken with the Mach2 and 160EDF refractor, unguided over a period of 2 hours. I modeled a path that the object would take with 3 data points and let MaximDL take a set of images until the scope ran out of room and stopped at the limit. I'm shooting in very light polluted skies, the Moon was up and bright, so i was pleased that i was able to record some very faint stuff.

No guide scope was used, no field flattener, just the 160 refractor straight to the 8300 chip. Larger chips would need a flattener of course.

Rolando



--
Brian 



Brian Valente


NGC5371 and surrounding galaxies

Roland Christen
 

Hi Astronuts,

I joined AstroBin and posted my first image. Hope the link works:
https://www.astrobin.com/full/vsz056/0/?nc=user

This is an image taken with the Mach2 and 160EDF refractor, unguided over a period of 2 hours. I modeled a path that the object would take with 3 data points and let MaximDL take a set of images until the scope ran out of room and stopped at the limit. I'm shooting in very light polluted skies, the Moon was up and bright, so i was pleased that i was able to record some very faint stuff.

No guide scope was used, no field flattener, just the 160 refractor straight to the 8300 chip. Larger chips would need a flattener of course.

Rolando


Re: Keypad Error #Keypad

Dean Jacobsen
 
Edited

... what George said.  :-)

Tom, I got my can of Deoxit from Amazon.
--
Dean Jacobsen
http://astrophoto.net/wp/ 
Image Gallery - http://astrophoto.net/wp/image-gallery/
Astrobin - https://www.astrobin.com/users/deanjacobsen/ 


Re: Keypad Error #Keypad

George
 

De-Oxit can be purchased through Amazon or you can find it in local electronic supply stores.   I have been told that music stores that sell musical instruments stock it for bands.

 

Regards,

 

George

 

George Whitney

Astro-Physics, Inc.

Phone:  815-282-1513

Email:  george@...

 

From: main@ap-gto.groups.io [mailto:main@ap-gto.groups.io] On Behalf Of DFisch
Sent: Tuesday, June 02, 2020 12:51 PM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Keypad Error #Keypad

 

Dean, tell me about DEoxit and where best to get it. I use an automotive terminal cleaner, not for battery cables that I’ve used in my dads auto shop years ago, may not be best for finer electronic boards. Tom

 

On Tue, Jun 2, 2020 at 12:36 Dean Jacobsen <deanjacobsen@...> wrote:

On Tue, Jun 2, 2020 at 06:00 AM, George wrote:

You may be experiencing some oxidation issues also. 

Yes, that was the problem.  Cleaned the blue board connector and pins with Deoxit and it boots right up.  Now to change the battery while I have the keypad open.
 
--
Dean Jacobsen
http://astrophoto.net/wp/ 
Image Gallery - http://astrophoto.net/wp/image-gallery/
Astrobin - https://www.astrobin.com/users/deanjacobsen/ 

--

TJF MOBILE


Re: Keypad Error #Keypad

DFisch
 

Dean, tell me about DEoxit and where best to get it. I use an automotive terminal cleaner, not for battery cables that I’ve used in my dads auto shop years ago, may not be best for finer electronic boards. Tom

On Tue, Jun 2, 2020 at 12:36 Dean Jacobsen <deanjacobsen@...> wrote:
On Tue, Jun 2, 2020 at 06:00 AM, George wrote:
You may be experiencing some oxidation issues also. 
Yes, that was the problem.  Cleaned the blue board connector and pins with Deoxit and it boots right up.  Now to change the battery while I have the keypad open.
 
--
Dean Jacobsen
http://astrophoto.net/wp/ 
Image Gallery - http://astrophoto.net/wp/image-gallery/
Astrobin - https://www.astrobin.com/users/deanjacobsen/ 

--
TJF MOBILE


Re: Keypad Error #Keypad

Roland Christen
 


I assume it is corrupted.
Yup!

Rolando


-----Original Message-----
From: Dean Jacobsen <deanjacobsen@...>
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Sent: Tue, Jun 2, 2020 12:21 pm
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Keypad Error #Keypad

On Tue, Jun 2, 2020 at 09:39 AM, uncarollo2 <chris1011@...> wrote:
Keep the keypad powered as you change the battery.
Too late.  :-)  Not a big deal for me to re-load the database.  I assume it is corrupted.
 
--
Dean Jacobsen
http://astrophoto.net/wp/ 
Image Gallery - http://astrophoto.net/wp/image-gallery/
Astrobin - https://www.astrobin.com/users/deanjacobsen/ 


Re: Keypad Error #Keypad

Dean Jacobsen
 

On Tue, Jun 2, 2020 at 09:39 AM, uncarollo2 <chris1011@...> wrote:
Keep the keypad powered as you change the battery.
Too late.  :-)  Not a big deal for me to re-load the database.  I assume it is corrupted.
 
--
Dean Jacobsen
http://astrophoto.net/wp/ 
Image Gallery - http://astrophoto.net/wp/image-gallery/
Astrobin - https://www.astrobin.com/users/deanjacobsen/ 


Re: Keypad Error #Keypad

Roland Christen
 

Keep the keypad powered as you change the battery.

Roland



-----Original Message-----
From: Dean Jacobsen <deanjacobsen@...>
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Sent: Tue, Jun 2, 2020 11:36 am
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Keypad Error #Keypad

On Tue, Jun 2, 2020 at 06:00 AM, George wrote:
You may be experiencing some oxidation issues also. 
Yes, that was the problem.  Cleaned the blue board connector and pins with Deoxit and it boots right up.  Now to change the battery while I have the keypad open.
 
--
Dean Jacobsen
http://astrophoto.net/wp/ 
Image Gallery - http://astrophoto.net/wp/image-gallery/
Astrobin - https://www.astrobin.com/users/deanjacobsen/ 

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