Re: [ap-gto] 1200gto losing time base


Oct 29, 2007

 


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#19703 Oct 29, 2007

Hello,

New to astronomy and my 1200 gto seems to have developed a

peculiar problem. If I use the keypad to initialize contact with the

mount and then switch over to external control via a windows 2000 xp os

computer, the pointing and time base gets screwed up. the computer goes

into hibernate (resting) mode after one hour of inactivity. (This is

per the windows power management system and that can be changed.)

After I reactivate the computer, it seems that the time base for the

keypad is way off from the time base of the computer. I have use the

keypad feature for getting the time/ location from the mount, when I

initiate connection with the computer.

Does anyone have an idea of how to solve this problem? When I

utilize only keypad connection, there appears to be no

problem.......Thanks.....Jerald

P.S. I have good polar alignment and good sync with the Sky 6

software when the computer is first connected to the mount. It seems

there are only problems when the computer goes into hibernate mode, and

then is reactivated.



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#19812 Nov 2, 2007

Roland, this is what I do now per your instructions (repeatedly!) in an

earlier thread. Zero problems with pointing or parking.



Stuart

>From: chris1011@...

>Reply-To: ap-gto@yahoogroups.com

>To: ap-gto@yahoogroups.com

>Subject: Re: [ap-gto] 1200gto losing time base

>Date: Fri, 2 Nov 2007 14:08:36 EDT

>

>In a message dated 10/29/2007 12:14:36 PM Central Daylight Time,

>mizzou156@... writes:

>

>

> > Hello,

> > New to astronomy and my 1200 gto seems to have developed a

> > peculiar problem. If I use the keypad to initialize contact with the

> > mount and then switch over to external control via a windows 2000 xp os

> > computer, the pointing and time base gets screwed up. the computer goes

> > into hibernate (resting) mode after one hour of inactivity. (This is

> > per the windows power management system and that can be changed.)

> > After I reactivate the computer, it seems that the time base for the

> > keypad is way off from the time base of the computer. I have use the

> > keypad feature for getting the time/ location from the mount, when I

> > initiate connection with the computer.

>

>If you use the keypad to initialize the mount, there is never a reason to

>switch over to an external time base in order to control the mount from an

>external program. Don't set the keypad to EXT unless you absolutely know

>why you are

>doing this and how to do it properly. Normally the keypad should be left on

>Autostart "YES" so that the servo can start up automatically at power up.

>Then

>just link to your favorite planetarium program and do your GoTo with that

>program. No need to ever place the keypad in "EXT" mode just to use an

>external

>program.

>

>Rolando

>

>

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