RE: [ap-gto] A little off subject


Aug 17, 2014

 


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#44814 Aug 17, 2014

Ray and others talk��about a new AstroPhysics V2 driver 5.05.39 being available.��My question is, where is the new driver found?��It is not��on Ray's driver page.�� In addition, when one clicks on the flashing screen when the telescope set up is open, one is taken to Ray's page again and the following ����AstroPhysics V2 Setup v5.05.31��is available for download.�� ��What am I missing?��Tom����

To: ap-gto@yahoogroups.comFrom: ap-gto@yahoogroups.comDate: Sun, 17 Aug 2014 21:16:35 -0400Subject: Re: [ap-gto] AP JOG Calibration again

��Ray,



I was running Ascom driver 3.05.31 and the mount has the (beta) V-Chip

installed, for those "power recovery tests" of mine. I did not change the

default (set) in the Ascom AP-V2 driver to execute the "calibrate move

directions on first slew" option, at startup. I acquired the target for

centering, with many slews, before using the JOG app, so it should have

already been automatically calibrated.



Yet for some reason, the JOG utility still jogged at 45 degrees, with

just each repeated JOG Calibrate button press. It should not have moved at

all, from what you tell me.



I will retest with 5.05.39 to confirm. Or, I could just ignore the button

entirely, if what you tell me is correct. Actually, if the driver has

already done the initial "calibration", shouldn't the Calibrate Jog button

be greyed out, to prevent what I am experiencing - or causing?



Thanks

Joe



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

From: 'Ray Gralak (Groups)' groups2@... [ap-gto]

Sent: Sunday, August 17, 2014 7:06 PM

To: ap-gto@yahoogroups.com

Subject: RE: [ap-gto] AP JOG Calibration again



Joe,



You don't need to use this option if you didn't change the default setting

in the driver. All it's doing is making sure N/S is not flipped from normal

orientation. The driver automatically does the calibration before the first

slew. Please refer to the old threads on this issue and the driver's readme

file. And BTW, calibration doesn't need to be done on the updated firmware

("U" and later).



-Ray Gralak

Author of Astro-Physics Command Center (APCC)

Author of PEMPro: www.ccdware.com

Author of Astro-Physics V2 ASCOM Driver: www.gralak.com/apdriver

Author of PulseGuide: www.pulseguide.com

Author of Sigma: www.gralak.com/sigma

> -----Original Message-----

> From: ap-gto@yahoogroups.com [mailto:ap-gto@yahoogroups.com]

> Sent: Sunday, August 17, 2014 1:57 PM

> To: ap-gto@yahoogroups.com

> Subject: [ap-gto] AP JOG Calibration again

>

>

>

> Hi Ray,

>

> This is a very convenient utility . use it every session for meridian

> flip error re-centering. However, I don.t quite

> understand the ... .N/S/E/W CALIBRATE. button.s operation.

>

> I was watching a high refresh rate centered star image on the screen,

> as I clicked the button, and the target seemed

> to jog Southwest towards the corner of the screen, about the same

> arc-minutes distance the jog value was set for. I

> did it another couple of times, and it kept jogging on the same SW track .

> perhaps using the now re-calculated pixel

> step size this time.

>

> I assume it is calculating the number of pixels the star(s) move in

> response to the set jog value, but couldn.t it ALSO

> be returned to the original star position, using the CURRENT unmodified

> slew step size, before changing it to the

> newly calibrated one? I suppose I could just jog North & East, but this

> was not obvious, certainly undocumented in

> version 5.05.31. Besides, if a new step size is calculated on the first

> calibration jog, it would not re-center after

> (unknowingly) clicking that calibration twice.

>

> Finally, it might be helpful to have an .Uncalibrated. warning red

> indicator or message reminder, at least on a first

> run, after launch. Of course, AP-JOG isn.t keeping track of how far the

> mount has slewed since the last Calibrate

> command, but an initial one would help, or suggest a repeat, if some large

> number of jogs had been done, making the

> previous calculation now stale because of atmospheric change.

>

> Thanks,

> Joe

>

>

>

>



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#44815 Aug 17, 2014

Ray posted yesterday



www.gralak.com/apdriver/AstroPhysics_V2_Setup_5.05.39.exe





On Sun, Aug 17, 2014 at 6:23 PM, Thomas Billak turkeybuzzard75@... [ap-gto] ap-gto@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

.Ray and others talk.about a new AstroPhysics V2 driver 5.05.39 being available..My question is, where is the new driver found?.It is not.on Ray's driver page.. In addition, when one clicks on the flashing screen when the telescope set up is open, one is taken to Ray's page again and the following ..AstroPhysics V2 Setup v5.05.31.is available for download..

.What am I missing?.Tom..

To: ap-gto@yahoogroups.comFrom: ap-gto@yahoogroups.com

Date: Sun, 17 Aug 2014 21:16:35 -0400Subject: Re: [ap-gto] AP JOG Calibration again

.Ray,



I was running Ascom driver 3.05.31 and the mount has the (beta) V-Chip

installed, for those "power recovery tests" of mine. I did not change the

default (set) in the Ascom AP-V2 driver to execute the "calibrate move

directions on first slew" option, at startup. I acquired the target for

centering, with many slews, before using the JOG app, so it should have

already been automatically calibrated.



Yet for some reason, the JOG utility still jogged at 45 degrees, with

just each repeated JOG Calibrate button press. It should not have moved at

all, from what you tell me.



I will retest with 5.05.39 to confirm. Or, I could just ignore the button

entirely, if what you tell me is correct. Actually, if the driver has

already done the initial "calibration", shouldn't the Calibrate Jog button

be greyed out, to prevent what I am experiencing - or causing?



Thanks

Joe



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

From: 'Ray Gralak (Groups)' groups2@... [ap-gto]

Sent: Sunday, August 17, 2014 7:06 PM

To: ap-gto@yahoogroups.com

Subject: RE: [ap-gto] AP JOG Calibration again



Joe,



You don't need to use this option if you didn't change the default setting

in the driver. All it's doing is making sure N/S is not flipped from normal

orientation. The driver automatically does the calibration before the first

slew. Please refer to the old threads on this issue and the driver's readme

file. And BTW, calibration doesn't need to be done on the updated firmware

("U" and later).



-Ray Gralak

Author of Astro-Physics Command Center (APCC)

Author of PEMPro: www.ccdware.com

Author of Astro-Physics V2 ASCOM Driver: www.gralak.com/apdriver

Author of PulseGuide: www.pulseguide.com

Author of Sigma: www.gralak.com/sigma



> -----Original Message-----

> From: ap-gto@yahoogroups.com [mailto:ap-gto@yahoogroups.com]

> Sent: Sunday, August 17, 2014 1:57 PM

> To: ap-gto@yahoogroups.com

> Subject: [ap-gto] AP JOG Calibration again

>

>

>

> Hi Ray,

>

> This is a very convenient utility . use it every session for meridian

> flip error re-centering. However, I don.t quite

> understand the ... .N/S/E/W CALIBRATE. button.s operation.

>

> I was watching a high refresh rate centered star image on the screen,

> as I clicked the button, and the target seemed

> to jog Southwest towards the corner of the screen, about the same

> arc-minutes distance the jog value was set for. I

> did it another couple of times, and it kept jogging on the same SW track .

> perhaps using the now re-calculated pixel

> step size this time.

>

> I assume it is calculating the number of pixels the star(s) move in

> response to the set jog value, but couldn.t it ALSO

> be returned to the original star position, using the CURRENT unmodified

> slew step size, before changing it to the

> newly calibrated one? I suppose I could just jog North & East, but this

> was not obvious, certainly undocumented in

> version 5.05.31. Besides, if a new step size is calculated on the first

> calibration jog, it would not re-center after

> (unknowingly) clicking that calibration twice.

>

> Finally, it might be helpful to have an .Uncalibrated. warning red

> indicator or message reminder, at least on a first

> run, after launch. Of course, AP-JOG isn.t keeping track of how far the

> mount has slewed since the last Calibrate

> command, but an initial one would help, or suggest a repeat, if some large

> number of jogs had been done, making the

> previous calculation now stale because of atmospheric change.

>

> Thanks,

> Joe

>

>

>

>



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#44816 Aug 17, 2014

Thanks, Mike��Tom��

To: ap-gto@yahoogroups.comFrom: ap-gto@yahoogroups.comDate: Sun, 17 Aug 2014 18:28:36 -0800Subject: Re: [ap-gto] A little off subject

��Ray posted yesterday



www.gralak.com/apdriver/AstroPhysics_V2_Setup_5.05.39.exe





On Sun, Aug 17, 2014 at 6:23 PM, Thomas Billak turkeybuzzard75@... [ap-gto] ap-gto@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

��

Ray and others talk��about a new AstroPhysics V2 driver 5.05.39 being available.��My question is, where is the new driver found?��It is not��on Ray's driver page.�� In addition, when one clicks on the flashing screen when the telescope set up is open, one is taken to Ray's page again and the following ����AstroPhysics V2 Setup v5.05.31��is available for download.��

��What am I missing?��Tom����

To: ap-gto@yahoogroups.comFrom: ap-gto@yahoogroups.com

Date: Sun, 17 Aug 2014 21:16:35 -0400Subject: Re: [ap-gto] AP JOG Calibration again

��Ray,



I was running Ascom driver 3.05.31 and the mount has the (beta) V-Chip

installed, for those "power recovery tests" of mine. I did not change the

default (set) in the Ascom AP-V2 driver to execute the "calibrate move

directions on first slew" option, at startup. I acquired the target for

centering, with many slews, before using the JOG app, so it should have

already been automatically calibrated.



Yet for some reason, the JOG utility still jogged at 45 degrees, with

just each repeated JOG Calibrate button press. It should not have moved at

all, from what you tell me.



I will retest with 5.05.39 to confirm. Or, I could just ignore the button

entirely, if what you tell me is correct. Actually, if the driver has

already done the initial "calibration", shouldn't the Calibrate Jog button

be greyed out, to prevent what I am experiencing - or causing?



Thanks

Joe



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

From: 'Ray Gralak (Groups)' groups2@... [ap-gto]

Sent: Sunday, August 17, 2014 7:06 PM

To: ap-gto@yahoogroups.com

Subject: RE: [ap-gto] AP JOG Calibration again



Joe,



You don't need to use this option if you didn't change the default setting

in the driver. All it's doing is making sure N/S is not flipped from normal

orientation. The driver automatically does the calibration before the first

slew. Please refer to the old threads on this issue and the driver's readme

file. And BTW, calibration doesn't need to be done on the updated firmware

("U" and later).



-Ray Gralak

Author of Astro-Physics Command Center (APCC)

Author of PEMPro: www.ccdware.com

Author of Astro-Physics V2 ASCOM Driver: www.gralak.com/apdriver

Author of PulseGuide: www.pulseguide.com

Author of Sigma: www.gralak.com/sigma



> -----Original Message-----

> From: ap-gto@yahoogroups.com [mailto:ap-gto@yahoogroups.com]

> Sent: Sunday, August 17, 2014 1:57 PM

> To: ap-gto@yahoogroups.com

> Subject: [ap-gto] AP JOG Calibration again

>

>

>

> Hi Ray,

>

> This is a very convenient utility . use it every session for meridian

> flip error re-centering. However, I don.t quite

> understand the ... .N/S/E/W CALIBRATE. button.s operation.

>

> I was watching a high refresh rate centered star image on the screen,

> as I clicked the button, and the target seemed

> to jog Southwest towards the corner of the screen, about the same

> arc-minutes distance the jog value was set for. I

> did it another couple of times, and it kept jogging on the same SW track .

> perhaps using the now re-calculated pixel

> step size this time.

>

> I assume it is calculating the number of pixels the star(s) move in

> response to the set jog value, but couldn.t it ALSO

> be returned to the original star position, using the CURRENT unmodified

> slew step size, before changing it to the

> newly calibrated one? I suppose I could just jog North & East, but this

> was not obvious, certainly undocumented in

> version 5.05.31. Besides, if a new step size is calculated on the first

> calibration jog, it would not re-center after

> (unknowingly) clicking that calibration twice.

>

> Finally, it might be helpful to have an .Uncalibrated. warning red

> indicator or message reminder, at least on a first

> run, after launch. Of course, AP-JOG isn.t keeping track of how far the

> mount has slewed since the last Calibrate

> command, but an initial one would help, or suggest a repeat, if some large

> number of jogs had been done, making the

> previous calculation now stale because of atmospheric change.

>

> Thanks,

> Joe

>

>

>

>



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#44817 Aug 17, 2014

Tom,



You probably just need to refresh the page in your web browser.



-Ray Gralak

Author of Astro-Physics Command Center (APCC)

Author of PEMPro: www.ccdware.com

Author of Astro-Physics V2 ASCOM Driver: www.gralak.com/apdriver

Author of PulseGuide: www.pulseguide.com

Author of Sigma: www.gralak.com/sigma



> -----Original Message-----

> From: ap-gto@yahoogroups.com [mailto:ap-gto@yahoogroups.com]

> Sent: Sunday, August 17, 2014 7:23 PM

> To: ap-gto@yahoogroups.com

> Subject: [ap-gto] A little off subject

>

>

>

> Ray and others talk about a new AstroPhysics V2 driver 5.05.39 being available.

>

> My question is, where is the new driver found?

>

> It is not on Ray's driver page. In addition, when one clicks on the flashing screen when the telescope set up is

open, > one is taken to Ray's page again and the following AstroPhysics V2 Setup v5.05.31

> www.gralak.com/apdriver/AstroPhysics_V2_Setup_5.05.31.exe> is available for download.

>

> What am I missing?

>

> Tom

>

>

---------------

>

> To: ap-gto@yahoogroups.com

> From: ap-gto@yahoogroups.com

> Date: Sun, 17 Aug 2014 21:16:35 -0400

> Subject: Re: [ap-gto] AP JOG Calibration again

>

>

> Ray,

>

> I was running Ascom driver 3.05.31 and the mount has the (beta) V-Chip

> installed, for those "power recovery tests" of mine. I did not change the

> default (set) in the Ascom AP-V2 driver to execute the "calibrate move

> directions on first slew" option, at startup. I acquired the target for

> centering, with many slews, before using the JOG app, so it should have

> already been automatically calibrated.

>

> Yet for some reason, the JOG utility still jogged at 45 degrees, with

> just each repeated JOG Calibrate button press. It should not have moved at

> all, from what you tell me.

>

> I will retest with 5.05.39 to confirm. Or, I could just ignore the button

> entirely, if what you tell me is correct. Actually, if the driver has

> already done the initial "calibration", shouldn't the Calibrate Jog button

> be greyed out, to prevent what I am experiencing - or causing?

>

> Thanks

> Joe

>

> -----Original Message-----

> From: 'Ray Gralak (Groups)' groups2@... [ap-gto]

> Sent: Sunday, August 17, 2014 7:06 PM

> To: ap-gto@yahoogroups.com

> Subject: RE: [ap-gto] AP JOG Calibration again

>

> Joe,

>

> You don't need to use this option if you didn't change the default setting

> in the driver. All it's doing is making sure N/S is not flipped from normal

> orientation. The driver automatically does the calibration before the first

> slew. Please refer to the old threads on this issue and the driver's readme

> file. And BTW, calibration doesn't need to be done on the updated firmware

> ("U" and later).

>

> -Ray Gralak

> Author of Astro-Physics Command Center (APCC)

> Author of PEMPro: www.ccdware.com

> Author of Astro-Physics V2 ASCOM Driver: www.gralak.com/apdriver

> Author of PulseGuide: www.pulseguide.com

> Author of Sigma: www.gralak.com/sigma

>

> > -----Original Message-----

> > From: ap-gto@yahoogroups.com [mailto:ap-gto@yahoogroups.com]

> > Sent: Sunday, August 17, 2014 1:57 PM

> > To: ap-gto@yahoogroups.com

> > Subject: [ap-gto] AP JOG Calibration again

> >

> >

> >

> > Hi Ray,

> >

> > This is a very convenient utility - use it every session for meridian

> > flip error re-centering. However, I don't quite

> > understand the ... "N/S/E/W CALIBRATE" button's operation.

> >

> > I was watching a high refresh rate centered star image on the screen,

> > as I clicked the button, and the target seemed

> > to jog Southwest towards the corner of the screen, about the same

> > arc-minutes distance the jog value was set for. I

> > did it another couple of times, and it kept jogging on the same SW track -

> > perhaps using the now re-calculated pixel

> > step size this time.

> >

> > I assume it is calculating the number of pixels the star(s) move in

> > response to the set jog value, but couldn't it ALSO

> > be returned to the original star position, using the CURRENT unmodified

> > slew step size, before changing it to the

> > newly calibrated one? I suppose I could just jog North & East, but this

> > was not obvious, certainly undocumented in

> > version 5.05.31. Besides, if a new step size is calculated on the first

> > calibration jog, it would not re-center after

> > (unknowingly) clicking that calibration twice.

> >

> > Finally, it might be helpful to have an "Uncalibrated" warning red

> > indicator or message reminder, at least on a first

> > run, after launch. Of course, AP-JOG isn't keeping track of how far the

> > mount has slewed since the last Calibrate

> > command, but an initial one would help, or suggest a repeat, if some large

> > number of jogs had been done, making the

> > previous calculation now stale because of atmospheric change.

> >

> > Thanks,

> > Joe

> >

> >

> >

> >

>

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#44818 Aug 17, 2014

Ray,��Tried that and also tried going from the AstroPhysics page.�� ��When I get to��your Home page and the driver page, I only see��V 5.05.31.��Must be my system.��Tom��

To: ap-gto@yahoogroups.comFrom: ap-gto@yahoogroups.comDate: Sun, 17 Aug 2014 19:33:19 -0700Subject: RE: [ap-gto] A little off subject

��Tom,



You probably just need to refresh the page in your web browser.



-Ray Gralak

Author of Astro-Physics Command Center (APCC)

Author of PEMPro: www.ccdware.com

Author of Astro-Physics V2 ASCOM Driver: www.gralak.com/apdriver

Author of PulseGuide: www.pulseguide.com

Author of Sigma: www.gralak.com/sigma

> -----Original Message-----

> From: ap-gto@yahoogroups.com [mailto:ap-gto@yahoogroups.com]

> Sent: Sunday, August 17, 2014 7:23 PM

> To: ap-gto@yahoogroups.com

> Subject: [ap-gto] A little off subject

>

>

>

> Ray and others talk about a new AstroPhysics V2 driver 5.05.39 being available.

>

> My question is, where is the new driver found?

>

> It is not on Ray's driver page. In addition, when one clicks on the flashing screen when the telescope set up is

open, > one is taken to Ray's page again and the following AstroPhysics V2 Setup v5.05.31

> www.gralak.com/apdriver/AstroPhysics_V2_Setup_5.05.31.exe> is available for download.

>

> What am I missing?

>

> Tom

>

>

---------------

>

> To: ap-gto@yahoogroups.com

> From: ap-gto@yahoogroups.com

> Date: Sun, 17 Aug 2014 21:16:35 -0400

> Subject: Re: [ap-gto] AP JOG Calibration again

>

>

> Ray,

>

> I was running Ascom driver 3.05.31 and the mount has the (beta) V-Chip

> installed, for those "power recovery tests" of mine. I did not change the

> default (set) in the Ascom AP-V2 driver to execute the "calibrate move

> directions on first slew" option, at startup. I acquired the target for

> centering, with many slews, before using the JOG app, so it should have

> already been automatically calibrated.

>

> Yet for some reason, the JOG utility still jogged at 45 degrees, with

> just each repeated JOG Calibrate button press. It should not have moved at

> all, from what you tell me.

>

> I will retest with 5.05.39 to confirm. Or, I could just ignore the button

> entirely, if what you tell me is correct. Actually, if the driver has

> already done the initial "calibration", shouldn't the Calibrate Jog button

> be greyed out, to prevent what I am experiencing - or causing?

>

> Thanks

> Joe

>

> -----Original Message-----

> From: 'Ray Gralak (Groups)' groups2@... [ap-gto]

> Sent: Sunday, August 17, 2014 7:06 PM

> To: ap-gto@yahoogroups.com

> Subject: RE: [ap-gto] AP JOG Calibration again

>

> Joe,

>

> You don't need to use this option if you didn't change the default setting

> in the driver. All it's doing is making sure N/S is not flipped from normal

> orientation. The driver automatically does the calibration before the first

> slew. Please refer to the old threads on this issue and the driver's readme

> file. And BTW, calibration doesn't need to be done on the updated firmware

> ("U" and later).

>

> -Ray Gralak

> Author of Astro-Physics Command Center (APCC)

> Author of PEMPro: www.ccdware.com

> Author of Astro-Physics V2 ASCOM Driver: www.gralak.com/apdriver

> Author of PulseGuide: www.pulseguide.com

> Author of Sigma: www.gralak.com/sigma

>

> > -----Original Message-----

> > From: ap-gto@yahoogroups.com [mailto:ap-gto@yahoogroups.com]

> > Sent: Sunday, August 17, 2014 1:57 PM

> > To: ap-gto@yahoogroups.com

> > Subject: [ap-gto] AP JOG Calibration again

> >

> >

> >

> > Hi Ray,

> >

> > This is a very convenient utility - use it every session for meridian

> > flip error re-centering. However, I don't quite

> > understand the ... "N/S/E/W CALIBRATE" button's operation.

> >

> > I was watching a high refresh rate centered star image on the screen,

> > as I clicked the button, and the target seemed

> > to jog Southwest towards the corner of the screen, about the same

> > arc-minutes distance the jog value was set for. I

> > did it another couple of times, and it kept jogging on the same SW track -

> > perhaps using the now re-calculated pixel

> > step size this time.

> >

> > I assume it is calculating the number of pixels the star(s) move in

> > response to the set jog value, but couldn't it ALSO

> > be returned to the original star position, using the CURRENT unmodified

> > slew step size, before changing it to the

> > newly calibrated one? I suppose I could just jog North & East, but this

> > was not obvious, certainly undocumented in

> > version 5.05.31. Besides, if a new step size is calculated on the first

> > calibration jog, it would not re-center after

> > (unknowingly) clicking that calibration twice.

> >

> > Finally, it might be helpful to have an "Uncalibrated" warning red

> > indicator or message reminder, at least on a first

> > run, after launch. Of course, AP-JOG isn't keeping track of how far the

> > mount has slewed since the last Calibrate

> > command, but an initial one would help, or suggest a repeat, if some large

> > number of jogs had been done, making the

> > previous calculation now stale because of atmospheric change.

> >

> > Thanks,

> > Joe

> >

> >

> >

> >

>

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#44822 Aug 18, 2014

Tom,

> Tried that and also tried going from the AstroPhysics page.

>

> When I get to your Home page and the driver page, I only see V 5.05.31.

>

> Must be my system.



I just checked and the page displays correctly (showing 5.05.39). Honestly, I think you are either going to the wrong

page or the browser needs to be refreshed.



And just to be sure, please double check that you are going to this link:



www.gralak.com/apdriver/



-Ray Gralak

Author of Astro-Physics Command Center (APCC)

Author of PEMPro: www.ccdware.com

Author of Astro-Physics V2 ASCOM Driver: www.gralak.com/apdriver

Author of PulseGuide: www.pulseguide.com

Author of Sigma: www.gralak.com/sigma



> -----Original Message-----

> From: ap-gto@yahoogroups.com [mailto:ap-gto@yahoogroups.com]

> Sent: Sunday, August 17, 2014 7:42 PM

> To: ap-gto@yahoogroups.com

> Subject: RE: [ap-gto] A little off subject

>

>

>

> Ray,

>

> Tried that and also tried going from the AstroPhysics page.

>

> When I get to your Home page and the driver page, I only see V 5.05.31.

>

> Must be my system.

>

> Tom

>

>

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>

> To: ap-gto@yahoogroups.com

> From: ap-gto@yahoogroups.com

> Date: Sun, 17 Aug 2014 19:33:19 -0700

> Subject: RE: [ap-gto] A little off subject

>

>

> Tom,

>

> You probably just need to refresh the page in your web browser.

>

> -Ray Gralak

> Author of Astro-Physics Command Center (APCC)

> Author of PEMPro: www.ccdware.com

> Author of Astro-Physics V2 ASCOM Driver: www.gralak.com/apdriver

> Author of PulseGuide: www.pulseguide.com

> Author of Sigma: www.gralak.com/sigma

>

> > -----Original Message-----

> > From: ap-gto@yahoogroups.com [mailto:ap-gto@yahoogroups.com]

> > Sent: Sunday, August 17, 2014 7:23 PM

> > To: ap-gto@yahoogroups.com

> > Subject: [ap-gto] A little off subject

> >

> >

> >

> > Ray and others talk about a new AstroPhysics V2 driver 5.05.39 being available.

> >

> > My question is, where is the new driver found?

> >

> > It is not on Ray's driver page. In addition, when one clicks on the flashing screen when the telescope set up is

> open,

> > one is taken to Ray's page again and the following AstroPhysics V2 Setup v5.05.31

> > www.gralak.com/apdriver/AstroPhysics_V2_Setup_5.05.31.exe> is available for download.

> >

> > What am I missing?

> >

> > Tom

> >

> >

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> >

> > To: ap-gto@yahoogroups.com

> > From: ap-gto@yahoogroups.com

> > Date: Sun, 17 Aug 2014 21:16:35 -0400

> > Subject: Re: [ap-gto] AP JOG Calibration again

> >

> >

> > Ray,

> >

> > I was running Ascom driver 3.05.31 and the mount has the (beta) V-Chip

> > installed, for those "power recovery tests" of mine. I did not change the

> > default (set) in the Ascom AP-V2 driver to execute the "calibrate move

> > directions on first slew" option, at startup. I acquired the target for

> > centering, with many slews, before using the JOG app, so it should have

> > already been automatically calibrated.

> >

> > Yet for some reason, the JOG utility still jogged at 45 degrees, with

> > just each repeated JOG Calibrate button press. It should not have moved at

> > all, from what you tell me.

> >

> > I will retest with 5.05.39 to confirm. Or, I could just ignore the button

> > entirely, if what you tell me is correct. Actually, if the driver has

> > already done the initial "calibration", shouldn't the Calibrate Jog button

> > be greyed out, to prevent what I am experiencing - or causing?

> >

> > Thanks

> > Joe

> >

> > -----Original Message-----

> > From: 'Ray Gralak (Groups)' groups2@... [ap-gto]

> > Sent: Sunday, August 17, 2014 7:06 PM

> > To: ap-gto@yahoogroups.com

> > Subject: RE: [ap-gto] AP JOG Calibration again

> >

> > Joe,

> >

> > You don't need to use this option if you didn't change the default setting

> > in the driver. All it's doing is making sure N/S is not flipped from normal

> > orientation. The driver automatically does the calibration before the first

> > slew. Please refer to the old threads on this issue and the driver's readme

> > file. And BTW, calibration doesn't need to be done on the updated firmware

> > ("U" and later).

> >

> > -Ray Gralak

> > Author of Astro-Physics Command Center (APCC)

> > Author of PEMPro: www.ccdware.com

> > Author of Astro-Physics V2 ASCOM Driver: www.gralak.com/apdriver

> > Author of PulseGuide: www.pulseguide.com

> > Author of Sigma: www.gralak.com/sigma

> >

> > > -----Original Message-----

> > > From: ap-gto@yahoogroups.com [mailto:ap-gto@yahoogroups.com]

> > > Sent: Sunday, August 17, 2014 1:57 PM

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

> > > Subject: [ap-gto] AP JOG Calibration again

> > >

> > >

> > >

> > > Hi Ray,

> > >

> > > This is a very convenient utility - use it every session for meridian

> > > flip error re-centering. However, I don't quite

> > > understand the ... "N/S/E/W CALIBRATE" button's operation.

> > >

> > > I was watching a high refresh rate centered star image on the screen,

> > > as I clicked the button, and the target seemed

> > > to jog Southwest towards the corner of the screen, about the same

> > > arc-minutes distance the jog value was set for. I

> > > did it another couple of times, and it kept jogging on the same SW track -

> > > perhaps using the now re-calculated pixel

> > > step size this time.

> > >

> > > I assume it is calculating the number of pixels the star(s) move in

> > > response to the set jog value, but couldn't it ALSO

> > > be returned to the original star position, using the CURRENT unmodified

> > > slew step size, before changing it to the

> > > newly calibrated one? I suppose I could just jog North & East, but this

> > > was not obvious, certainly undocumented in

> > > version 5.05.31. Besides, if a new step size is calculated on the first

> > > calibration jog, it would not re-center after

> > > (unknowingly) clicking that calibration twice.

> > >

> > > Finally, it might be helpful to have an "Uncalibrated" warning red

> > > indicator or message reminder, at least on a first

> > > run, after launch. Of course, AP-JOG isn't keeping track of how far the

> > > mount has slewed since the last Calibrate

> > > command, but an initial one would help, or suggest a repeat, if some large

> > > number of jogs had been done, making the

> > > previous calculation now stale because of atmospheric change.

> > >

> > > Thanks,

> > > Joe

> > >

> > >

> > >

> > >

> >

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