Re: 900GTO and TheSky 5.00.14


Sep 24, 2001

 


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#3590 Sep 24, 2001

Everything seems to be working fine with the latest firmware (3.06)

but I have a couple of questions:



1. I like to track at 0.5x for CCD imaging and have been setting it

with the button speed on the controller. If I use the "Motion

Controls" in TheSky, they are set in arc-seconds, for example. Is

there an "arc-second" setting that corresponds to 0.5x?



2. If I have the hand controller disconnected, will the PEC remain on

play if it was last there when set by the hand controller?



3. If I leave the hand controller plugged in and autostart enabled, I

believe the mount will start to track before TheSky link is

established, correct? Then, once the link is established, the

pointing will be off by the amount of time it took me to establish

the link after powerup, right? Therefore, I should leave Autostart

set to know on the hand controller to prevent this from happening,

right?



(Just read the above and it sounds like a multiple choice test. I'm

really trying to check my understanding.)



Thanks,



John



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#3592 Sep 24, 2001

In a message dated 9/24/2001 8:34:11 AM Pacific Daylight Time,

johnzonie@... writes:



> 1. I like to track at 0.5x for CCD imaging and have been setting it

> with the button speed on the controller. If I use the "Motion

> Controls" in TheSky, they are set in arc-seconds, for example. Is

> there an "arc-second" setting that corresponds to 0.5x?



I don't think so. I believe it is limited to 1x.



>

> 2. If I have the hand controller disconnected, will the PEC remain on

> play if it was last there when set by the hand controller?



Normally the PEC function is "off" unless you turn it on with the keypad.



>

> 3. If I leave the hand controller plugged in and autostart enabled, I

> believe the mount will start to track before TheSky link is

> established, correct? Then, once the link is established, the

> pointing will be off by the amount of time it took me to establish

> the link after powerup, right? Therefore, I should leave Autostart

> set to know on the hand controller to prevent this from happening,

> right?



It does not matter when you start the link to The Sky. The position will

always be correct, even if you link an hour later. Leave Autostart "Yes", and

it will work correctly.



Roland Christen



>

> (Just read the above and it sounds like a multiple choice test. I'm

> really trying to check my understanding.)

>

>









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#3593 Sep 24, 2001

Thanks, Roland. I appreciate the info.



John

--- In ap-gto@y..., chris1011@a... wrote:

> In a message dated 9/24/2001 8:34:11 AM Pacific Daylight Time,

> johnzonie@e... writes:

>

>

> > 1. I like to track at 0.5x for CCD imaging and have been setting

it

> > with the button speed on the controller. If I use the "Motion

> > Controls" in TheSky, they are set in arc-seconds, for example.

Is

> > there an "arc-second" setting that corresponds to 0.5x?

>

> I don't think so. I believe it is limited to 1x.

>

>

> >

> > 2. If I have the hand controller disconnected, will the PEC

remain on

> > play if it was last there when set by the hand controller?

>

> Normally the PEC function is "off" unless you turn it on with the

keypad.

>

>

> >

> > 3. If I leave the hand controller plugged in and autostart

enabled, I

> > believe the mount will start to track before TheSky link is

> > established, correct? Then, once the link is established, the

> > pointing will be off by the amount of time it took me to

establish

> > the link after powerup, right? Therefore, I should leave

Autostart

> > set to know on the hand controller to prevent this from

happening,

> > right?

>

> It does not matter when you start the link to The Sky. The position

will

> always be correct, even if you link an hour later. Leave

Autostart "Yes", and

> it will work correctly.

>

> Roland Christen

>

>

> >

> > (Just read the above and it sounds like a multiple choice test.

I'm

> > really trying to check my understanding.)

> >

> >

>

>

>

>

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



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