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Re: APCC/APPM Log Cleanup

Bill Long
 

All good. I will just set a scheduled task to run a PS1 script to clean it up for now. Would be good to have something built in though, especially for folks that are largely hands off and remote. 🙂 


From: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io> on behalf of Ray Gralak <groups3@...>
Sent: Saturday, May 23, 2020 12:38 PM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] APCC/APPM Log Cleanup
 
Hi Bill,

There isn't something now, but that's a good idea. You can just sort the folder by date and delete any (or all) logs that you want.
There's also the Backups folder, which won't use nearly as much disk space, but might have lots of backup files you might never use.

-Ray Gralak
Author of APCC (Astro-Physics Command Center): https://eur02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.astro-physics.com%2Fapcc-pro&amp;data=02%7C01%7C%7C1fe011f5dc4749c2640108d7ff50ea71%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C637258595300722397&amp;sdata=2IIY%2BeeG2KZc5PfG9I9Oh4QqMBXfsZ4DgONsLeGuB%2FE%3D&amp;reserved=0
Author of PEMPro V3:  https://eur02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ccdware.com%2F&amp;data=02%7C01%7C%7C1fe011f5dc4749c2640108d7ff50ea71%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C637258595300722397&amp;sdata=PaXw5coOXWt5ZpH9fA26o0ChlDDIajNqdGn62uwXT88%3D&amp;reserved=0
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: main@ap-gto.groups.io [mailto:main@ap-gto.groups.io] On Behalf Of Bill Long
> Sent: Saturday, May 23, 2020 11:34 AM
> To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
> Subject: [ap-gto] APCC/APPM Log Cleanup
>
> Hey all,
>
> Other than going into the logs folder manually for APPC/APPM, is there a way to tell the programs to clean up
> after a certain number of days? I was cleaning up drive space on a MiniPC I use for astro, and found about
> 45GB of space was being used by APCC Logs and APPM Pointing model data from runs in C:\Program
> Data\Astro-Physics. I could take care of this with a simple script, but if there is a way to auto-magically take
> care of this, I would prefer to set that up.
>
> Thanks,
> Bill
>
>





Re: APCC/APPM Log Cleanup

Ray Gralak
 

Hi Bill,

There isn't something now, but that's a good idea. You can just sort the folder by date and delete any (or all) logs that you want.
There's also the Backups folder, which won't use nearly as much disk space, but might have lots of backup files you might never use.

-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 Bill Long
Sent: Saturday, May 23, 2020 11:34 AM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Subject: [ap-gto] APCC/APPM Log Cleanup

Hey all,

Other than going into the logs folder manually for APPC/APPM, is there a way to tell the programs to clean up
after a certain number of days? I was cleaning up drive space on a MiniPC I use for astro, and found about
45GB of space was being used by APCC Logs and APPM Pointing model data from runs in C:\Program
Data\Astro-Physics. I could take care of this with a simple script, but if there is a way to auto-magically take
care of this, I would prefer to set that up.

Thanks,
Bill


Re: Any Tips From Experienced Mach2 Users

Bill Long
 

My only minor pet peeve about the UPBv2 is that they did not put an Anderson connector on the box and used the XT60 connector instead. Considering the wide usage and popularity of the Anderson connector, you would think they would have used that instead. 


From: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io> on behalf of Don Anderson via groups.io <jockey_ca@...>
Sent: Saturday, May 23, 2020 11:45 AM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Any Tips From Experienced Mach2 Users
 
Yes. They make a wide variety of innovative accessories. I just purchased their powered 6 port USB3 hub. Operates down to -40C unlike most consumer and commercial grade hubs which quit working at about 0 deg C. It also has control software which allows you to switch each port individually. Great for when you need to reboot connected devices individually and remotely. I highly recommend this as well.

Don Anderson


On Saturday, May 23, 2020, 12:30:35 p.m. MDT, Bill Long <bill@...> wrote:


Pegasus Astro. Its probably the best accessory that has come out for imaging.


Highly recommend it. 🙂 


From: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io> on behalf of uncarollo2 <chris1011@...> via groups.io <chris1011@...>
Sent: Saturday, May 23, 2020 11:27 AM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Any Tips From Experienced Mach2 Users
 
Who makes this Powerbox2?

Rolando



-----Original Message-----
From: Dominique Durand via groups.io <dom33.durand@...>
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Sent: Sat, May 23, 2020 12:27 pm
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Any Tips From Experienced Mach2 Users

Hello dan,

This is an element to take into account, but the powerbox is not a big computer and from what I see it does not really heat up.

Dominique


Re: Any Tips From Experienced Mach2 Users

Dominique Durand
 

On Sat, May 23, 2020 at 08:29 PM, uncarollo2 <chris1011@...> wrote:
Who makes this Powerbox2?
Pegasusastro.
I raised the subject with George who apparently tested it.

Dominique


Re: Any Tips From Experienced Mach2 Users

Don Anderson
 

Yes. They make a wide variety of innovative accessories. I just purchased their powered 6 port USB3 hub. Operates down to -40C unlike most consumer and commercial grade hubs which quit working at about 0 deg C. It also has control software which allows you to switch each port individually. Great for when you need to reboot connected devices individually and remotely. I highly recommend this as well.

Don Anderson


On Saturday, May 23, 2020, 12:30:35 p.m. MDT, Bill Long <bill@...> wrote:


Pegasus Astro. Its probably the best accessory that has come out for imaging.


Highly recommend it. 🙂 


From: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io> on behalf of uncarollo2 <chris1011@...> via groups.io <chris1011@...>
Sent: Saturday, May 23, 2020 11:27 AM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Any Tips From Experienced Mach2 Users
 
Who makes this Powerbox2?

Rolando



-----Original Message-----
From: Dominique Durand via groups.io <dom33.durand@...>
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Sent: Sat, May 23, 2020 12:27 pm
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Any Tips From Experienced Mach2 Users

Hello dan,

This is an element to take into account, but the powerbox is not a big computer and from what I see it does not really heat up.

Dominique


APCC/APPM Log Cleanup

Bill Long
 

Hey all,

Other than going into the logs folder manually for APPC/APPM, is there a way to tell the programs to clean up after a certain number of days? I was cleaning up drive space on a MiniPC I use for astro, and found about 45GB of space was being used by APCC Logs and APPM Pointing model data from runs in C:\Program Data\Astro-Physics. I could take care of this with a simple script, but if there is a way to auto-magically take care of this, I would prefer to set that up.

Thanks,
Bill


Re: Any Tips From Experienced Mach2 Users

Bill Long
 

Pegasus Astro. Its probably the best accessory that has come out for imaging.


Highly recommend it. 🙂 


From: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io> on behalf of uncarollo2 <chris1011@...> via groups.io <chris1011@...>
Sent: Saturday, May 23, 2020 11:27 AM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Any Tips From Experienced Mach2 Users
 
Who makes this Powerbox2?

Rolando



-----Original Message-----
From: Dominique Durand via groups.io <dom33.durand@...>
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Sent: Sat, May 23, 2020 12:27 pm
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Any Tips From Experienced Mach2 Users

Hello dan,

This is an element to take into account, but the powerbox is not a big computer and from what I see it does not really heat up.

Dominique


Re: Any Tips From Experienced Mach2 Users

Roland Christen
 

Who makes this Powerbox2?

Rolando



-----Original Message-----
From: Dominique Durand via groups.io <dom33.durand@...>
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Sent: Sat, May 23, 2020 12:27 pm
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Any Tips From Experienced Mach2 Users

Hello dan,

This is an element to take into account, but the powerbox is not a big computer and from what I see it does not really heat up.

Dominique


Re: Any Tips From Experienced Mach2 Users

Dominique Durand
 

Hello dan,

This is an element to take into account, but the powerbox is not a big computer and from what I see it does not really heat up.

Dominique


Re: Any Tips From Experienced Mach2 Users

dan kowall
 

Hello Dominique,
Congratulations on your purchase.
Do you have any reservations about having the heat from your power box disturbing the air in front of your telescope's objective lens?

dan kowall

On Friday, May 22, 2020, 06:32:41 PM EDT, Dominique Durand via groups.io <dom33.durand@...> wrote:


[Edited Message Follows]

Hi guys,
Mach2 received Wednesday at the end of the afternoon, tested in the lounge on the Eagle tripod, then installed the same evening in my observatory. RAPAS to roughly align (then disassemble), then by drift with PHD2. No worries with the latest version of the driver and APCC-pro.I even started to see how to model, but little problems with APPM / SGP connection. The next day I found the solution: open SGP as administrator. So Thursday evening, first successful 35-point modeling after some "no solve" because Arcsec / pix badly configured.Then photo test (3x10 ') on M109 without apparent drift, but the passage of satellites and (2x5') on Spica where there was clearly still drift. I am now waiting for the least amount of clouds to redo a modeling with more points and then a verification.And I also fully understood that if I bought this frame it was to do without guidance.For information, I installed a powerbox v2, but under the DOVELM162 plate and at the front with a fixed wiring which allows it to stay in place in case of tube change.

Dominique


Re: Mach2 transport case

Dominique Durand
 

Hi Dean,

My mach2 is scheduled to stay in the fixed position, because I have a mach1 for walking. For this mach1 I used the Geoptik bag (Red) provided for EQ6 and I installed part of the protections of the original packaging reworked there. The mach1 lodges in park3 with its plate and I lodge there also RAPAS Price / lightness + protection + unbeatable size.
For the mach2 with the same frame it could certainly fit with only 49 to 51 lbs to carry. That is studied.

Dominique


Mach2 transport case

Dean Jacobsen
 

Has any one found a Pelican case or similar transport case with the same inside dimensions as the Mach2 shipping box?  I saw a suggestion in the manual that the shipping box's padding could be used in a transport case.  That seemed like a good idea.
--
Dean Jacobsen
http://astrophoto.net/wp/ 
Image Gallery - http://astrophoto.net/wp/image-gallery/
Astrobin - https://www.astrobin.com/users/deanjacobsen/ 


Re: APCC Pro 1.8.1.1 update #APCC

Ray Gralak
 

Hi Dominique,

You may be looking at two different rate types:

The fastest slew (Go To) rate is 1800x on the Mach 2.
The fastest move (button) rate is 1200x on the Mach 2.

-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 Dominique Durand via groups.io
Sent: Saturday, May 23, 2020 12:32 AM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] APCC Pro 1.8.1.1 update #APCC

Hi Ray,
I installed this latest APCC version. With the GTOCP5 no worries therefore.
On the other hand I noticed that on the driver V2 the speed 1800x was referenced and therefore selectable while
on APCC the maximum was 1200x.

Dominique


Re: Any Tips From Experienced Mach2 Users

Dean Jacobsen
 

OK, all is good.  I hadn't found the internal RA axis hard stops yet and when unpacking I was wondering if I was "unwinding" the RA axis in the right direction.
--
Dean Jacobsen
http://astrophoto.net/wp/ 
Image Gallery - http://astrophoto.net/wp/image-gallery/
Astrobin - https://www.astrobin.com/users/deanjacobsen/ 


Re: APCC Pro 1.8.1.1 update #APCC

Dominique Durand
 

Hi Ray,
I installed this latest APCC version. With the GTOCP5 no worries therefore.
On the other hand I noticed that on the driver V2 the speed 1800x was referenced and therefore selectable while on APCC the maximum was 1200x.

Dominique


Re: Any Tips From Experienced Mach2 Users

Dominique Durand
 

On Sat, May 23, 2020 at 06:40 AM, Dean Jacobsen wrote:
Is there anything to know about the internal cables to keep them from getting stressed, twisted or broken?
Hi Dean,

There are locking pins that prevent overpassing 180 ° East and west and north and south on the axes. It is rather outside that it happens, because you have to find the suitable cables or have connectors to make the DC cables for the arrival (bottom) and the output (Top) of the 12V.So in particular a specific power cable at the right length for the Powerbox as far as I am concerned.

Dominique


Re: Any Tips From Experienced Mach2 Users

Dean Jacobsen
 
Edited

Is there anything to know about the internal cables to keep them from getting stressed, twisted or broken?
--
Dean Jacobsen
http://astrophoto.net/wp/ 
Image Gallery - http://astrophoto.net/wp/image-gallery/
Astrobin - https://www.astrobin.com/users/deanjacobsen/ 


Re: Any Tips From Experienced Mach2 Users

Dominique Durand
 
Edited

Hi guys,
Mach2 received Wednesday at the end of the afternoon, tested in the lounge on the Eagle tripod, then installed the same evening in my observatory. RAPAS to roughly align (then disassemble), then by drift with PHD2. No worries with the latest version of the driver and APCC-pro.I even started to see how to model, but little problems with APPM / SGP connection. The next day I found the solution: open SGP as administrator. So Thursday evening, first successful 35-point modeling after some "no solve" because Arcsec / pix badly configured.Then photo test (3x10 ') on M109 without apparent drift, but the passage of satellites and (2x5') on Spica with very slight drift barely visible on these 5 'poses.. I am now waiting for the least amount of clouds to redo a modeling with more points and then a verification.And I also fully understood that if I bought this frame it was to do without guidance.For information, I installed a powerbox v2, but under the DOVELM162 plate and at the front with a fixed wiring which allows it to stay in place in case of tube change.

Dominique


Re: Any Tips From Experienced Mach2 Users

Roland Christen
 

No bias on either axis. Balance the mount properly and it will guide very well.

Rolando



-----Original Message-----
From: Dean Jacobsen <deanjacobsen@...>
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Sent: Fri, May 22, 2020 12:53 pm
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Any Tips From Experienced Mach2 Users

Sorry if this has come up before...

Is there any need to slightly bias the weight of the counterweights to any side of the mount with the Mach2?
--
Dean Jacobsen
http://astrophoto.net/wp/ 
Image Gallery - http://astrophoto.net/wp/image-gallery/
Astrobin - https://www.astrobin.com/users/deanjacobsen/ 


Re: Any Tips From Experienced Mach2 Users

Dean Jacobsen
 

Sorry if this has come up before...

Is there any need to slightly bias the weight of the counterweights to any side of the mount with the Mach2?
--
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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