APCC JNow/J2000


Manuel Jimenez
 

Hi,


I've just acquired a V1 chip and I'm trying APCC trial. But I found that when using APCC and SGPro the slews/syncs are not working the same as with the AP V2 driver.


I'm asking here since with the same configuration, APCC is not working, and APV2 is, so I think APCC seems the culprit.


Everytime I do a plate solve, the program does this:


[21/12/2015 19:36:53] [DEBUG] [Telescope Thread] Telescope: Syncing to J2000 RA: 0,879982823775816 Dec: 56,6330053309054

[21/12/2015 19:36:53] [DEBUG] [Telescope Thread] Telescope Sync:  Passed in J2000 but mount requires JNOW, converting... 

[21/12/2015 19:36:53] [DEBUG] [Telescope Thread] Telescope: Syncing to JNOW RA: 0,896109095375378 Dec: 56,7234332232776


After that, there is a slew to correct position, but the mount ends up in the same position over and over again.


Do you have any ideas?.


Regards,

Manuel.


topboxman
 

Try posting at SGPro forum. There are several A-P mount users there.

http://forum.mainsequencesoftware.com/


I use SGPro with my A-P1100GTO mount and works perfectly but I do not use APCC.


Peter


Brian Hitney
 

What are you using to plate solve? If astrometry.net, make sure it is set to j2000...


Manuel Jimenez
 

It seems SGPro is converting the J2000 to JNow, whatever the original format is.


---In ap-gto@..., <brian@...> wrote :

What are you using to plate solve? If astrometry.net, make sure it is set to j2000...


topboxman
 

What's SGPro is doing is correct.

It's correct to set astrometric engines (plate solvers) to J2000 and SGPro parses all mounts for EPCOH and A-P mounts always returns their EPOCH of JNow so that SGPro will properly convert from J2000 to JNow coordinates.

Peter


---In ap-gto@..., <manuelj06@...> wrote :

It seems SGPro is converting the J2000 to JNow, whatever the original format is.


---In ap-gto@..., <brian@...> wrote :

What are you using to plate solve? If astrometry.net, make sure it is set to j2000...


Ray Gralak
 

Manuel,

I saw your post on the SGPro forum. Since you are in a country that uses "," as a decimal have you tried changing windows settings to make "." the decimal?

-Ray Gralak
Author of APCC (Astro-Physics Command Center): http://www.astro-physics.com/index.htm?products/accessories/software/apcc/apcc
Author of PEMPro: http://www.ccdware.com
Author of Astro-Physics V2 ASCOM Driver: http://www.gralak.com/apdriver
Author of PulseGuide: http://www.pulseguide.com
Author of Sigma: http://www.gralak.com/sigma

-----Original Message-----
From: ap-gto@... [mailto:ap-gto@...]
Sent: Monday, December 21, 2015 12:06 PM
To: ap-gto@...
Subject: [ap-gto] Re: APCC JNow/J2000



It seems SGPro is converting the J2000 to JNow, whatever the original format is.


---In ap-gto@..., <brian@...> wrote :


What are you using to plate solve? If astrometry.net, make sure it is set to j2000...


Brian Hitney
 

My understanding is that SGP assumes plate solvers will be j2000.  Yes, it will convert those coords as needed to jnow, but if astrometry.net is set to jnow, you'll have a problem... You didn't say if you are using astrometry.net, but check that setting if so.


Manuel Jimenez
 

Will try Ray, crossing fingers :)


Manuel Jimenez
 

Hi Ray,

I'm not sure if you read the post in the main sequence forum, but it seems APCC is rejecting the sync coordinates (while AP driver accepts them).

Could you please lend me a hand?.

Regards,
Manuel.


Ray Gralak
 

Hi Manuel,

Are you running the latest ASCOM platform, 6.2?

Have you tried changing the meaning of the decimal point in Windows to a "."?

The RA coordinate is badly formed. For example, this line should have "...29.7#":
0052582 2015-12-22 19:06:18.347: Info, VPort1(COM3), RX: :Sr00:55:29,7#

Here's one site that talks about how to do this:

http://nutsaboutnets.com/faqs/region-decimal/

-Ray Gralak
Author of APCC (Astro-Physics Command Center): http://www.astro-physics.com/index.htm?products/accessories/software/apcc/apcc
Author of PEMPro: http://www.ccdware.com
Author of Astro-Physics V2 ASCOM Driver: http://www.gralak.com/apdriver
Author of PulseGuide: http://www.pulseguide.com
Author of Sigma: http://www.gralak.com/sigma

-----Original Message-----
From: ap-gto@... [mailto:ap-gto@...]
Sent: Tuesday, December 22, 2015 11:14 PM
To: ap-gto@...
Subject: RE: [ap-gto] Re: APCC JNow/J2000



Hi Ray,

I'm not sure if you read the post in the main sequence forum, but it seems APCC is
rejecting the sync coordinates (while AP driver accepts them).

Could you please lend me a hand?.

Regards,
Manuel.