Re: [ap-gto] Re: The Sky and 1200 GOTO


Sep 18, 2001

 


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#3532 Sep 18, 2001

I want to thank Roland and Marj for the free upgrade. All went well and the process was easy.



I have a question about using the newest version of The Sky V. 5.00.014 with my 1200 GTO.



This question pertains to using the software and the mount remotely, ie. in my office in my house 100 ft from my observatory:



With Version 5.00.012, When you used the motion controls in the sky to move the scope in order to find a guide star, this would change the tracking rate of the mount so that when you did an autoguide calibration, the guide star would fall off the chip. I had to use the terminal command and type in the following :RG2# so the mount would be in the correct tracking rate.



Has this been fixed in the new 5.00.014 version?



Thanks



Joe







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#3533 Sep 18, 2001

In a message dated 9/18/2001 7:24:47 PM Pacific Daylight Time,

jmarietta@... writes:



> Has this been fixed in the new 5.00.014 version?

>

>



If you click on the Guide mode and move at this rate, then you will be at the

1x rate. If you move at a faster rate, then you will be at the faster rate

when you calibrate. Therefore, change to Guide, and make a small move, and

you will be ok.



Roland Christen





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#3534 Sep 18, 2001

Yes, the tracking rate in version 5.00.014 is 1x (:RG2). No need to

use terminal mode anymore, but very resourceful of you to have done

so before.



Marj



--- In ap-gto@y..., "Joe Marietta" jmarietta@e...> wrote:

> I want to thank Roland and Marj for the free upgrade. All went well

and the process was easy.

>

> I have a question about using the newest version of The Sky V.

5.00.014 with my 1200 GTO.

>

> This question pertains to using the software and the mount

remotely, ie. in my office in my house 100 ft from my observatory:

>

> With Version 5.00.012, When you used the motion controls in the sky

to move the scope in order to find a guide star, this would change

the tracking rate of the mount so that when you did an autoguide

calibration, the guide star would fall off the chip. I had to use the

terminal command and type in the following :RG2# so the mount

would be in the correct tracking rate.

>

> Has this been fixed in the new 5.00.014 version?

>

> Thanks

>

> Joe

>

>

>

> [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]



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#3536 Sep 18, 2001

Thank you Marj





----- Original Message -----

From: marj@...>

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Sent: Tuesday, September 18, 2001 10:32 PM

Subject: [ap-gto] Re: The Sky and 1200 GOTO





> Yes, the tracking rate in version 5.00.014 is 1x (:RG2). No need to

> use terminal mode anymore, but very resourceful of you to have done

> so before.

>

> Marj

>

>

> --- In ap-gto@y..., "Joe Marietta" jmarietta@e...> wrote:

> > I want to thank Roland and Marj for the free upgrade. All went well

> and the process was easy.

> >

> > I have a question about using the newest version of The Sky V.

> 5.00.014 with my 1200 GTO.

> >

> > This question pertains to using the software and the mount

> remotely, ie. in my office in my house 100 ft from my observatory:

> >

> > With Version 5.00.012, When you used the motion controls in the sky

> to move the scope in order to find a guide star, this would change

> the tracking rate of the mount so that when you did an autoguide

> calibration, the guide star would fall off the chip. I had to use the

> terminal command and type in the following :RG2# so the mount

> would be in the correct tracking rate.

> >

> > Has this been fixed in the new 5.00.014 version?

> >

> > Thanks

> >

> > Joe

> >

> >

> >

> > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]

>

>

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#3537 Sep 18, 2001

Thank you Roland



BTW thanks for you help with tracking.



I went out and set the DEC backlash to zero, calibrated my autoguider at

1x, then switched to 0.5x to track and it worked GREAT!!!!



Joe



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From: chris1011@...>

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Sent: Tuesday, September 18, 2001 10:31 PM

Subject: Re: [ap-gto] The Sky and 1200 GOTO





> In a message dated 9/18/2001 7:24:47 PM Pacific Daylight Time,

> jmarietta@... writes:

>

>

> > Has this been fixed in the new 5.00.014 version?

> >

> >

>

> If you click on the Guide mode and move at this rate, then you will be at

the

> 1x rate. If you move at a faster rate, then you will be at the faster rate

> when you calibrate. Therefore, change to Guide, and make a small move, and

> you will be ok.

>

> Roland Christen

>

>

> [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]

>

>

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#3538 Sep 19, 2001

If you click on the Guide mode and move at this rate, then you will

> be at the 1x rate. If you move at a faster rate, then you will be

> at the faster rate when you calibrate. Therefore, change to Guide,

> and make a small move, and you will be ok.

>

> Roland Christen



I thought if a rate faster then 1x was selected the autoguider port

would still use 1x for corrections. The autoguider port will only

use .5x or .25x if that has been selected at the hand controller or

PC software. When calibration is performed it is done through the

autoguider port.



Tom



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#3540 Sep 19, 2001

In a message dated 9/18/2001 7:59:09 PM Pacific Daylight Time,

jmarietta@... writes:



> I went out and set the DEC backlash to zero, calibrated my autoguider at

> 1x, then switched to 0.5x to track and it worked GREAT!!!!

>

>



Sounds good. By the way, here is what Tony Hallas said recently about

tracking while taking some new astrophotos:



"last nights images should be interesting....I had the STV guiding at 1

second

intervals with an aggressivenes factor of .3 so it would not chase the

seeing"



As you can tell, trying to chase seeing is a waste of time. Advanced

astrophotographers want the mount to only guide out the slow drift in RA and

DEC.



Later today I will be posting some images I took last week at my badly light

polluted site next to the AP factory. These images shows what can be coaxed

out of the sky using modern CCD technology and only a 10" aperture. They are

not the best that can be achieved by any means but I don't have access to

pristine clear dark skies. Nevertheless, this shows what can be done and

should give encouragement to people who live in urban areas and would like to

do imaging.



Roland Christen



Roland Christen





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#3541 Sep 19, 2001

In a message dated 9/19/2001 8:11:37 AM Pacific Daylight Time,

w11806@... writes:



> I thought if a rate faster then 1x was selected the autoguider port

> would still use 1x for corrections



That's the way it should be, but unfortunately, the drives will go at the

last selected speed up to 64x when driven by the autoguider port.



Roland Christen





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