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Re: PEMPRO: some user here?


Sep 3, 2005

 


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#26989 Sep 3, 2005

Hello,

I've downloaded the trial version of PEMPRO to know more about my

mount. I've setup the software and this night I tried it on the stars:

cool, it's really good and funny.



But... everything works ok until the PEC playback. I've the stepper

G11 and I can't program directly the mount, so I choosed to playback

the fitted curve using SBIG camera's relay: everything seems working

but no moves, no clicks... what's going on, guys?



Some ideas are greatly welcome!

Regards... and clear clear clear sky (here the clouds are approaching

:-( )...

Stefano



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#27000 Sep 3, 2005

Hi Stefano,



During playback there is a column that displays the corrections in ms.

You should see something like +60 0 0 0 +60 0 0 -60 etc.



If you are seeing that and no clicks then: Are you using the SBIG

relay box? If not, no clicks. Optoisolators including those built in

to more recent Gemini boxes are not mechanical. Also, the realy box is

apparently not required on these recent Geminis but every time I plug

the camera in directly the Gemini squeals annoyingly (although it

still works. Hmmm.)



If the corrections are being made but not recorded, maybe the Gemini

is still in visual mode. It won't accept corrections unless it is in

Photo mode (you already knew that if you are autoguiding).



Finally, I would say don't try too hard yet... apparently there is

something wrong with the current version of Gemini that makes PEMPro

almost impossible to use effectively. I heard the problem (something

to do with RA drift?) is corrected in Gemini v4.



Has anyone heard what the exact problem is, the correction, and when

Gemini v4 is supposed to be available?



Wayne









--- In Losmandy_users@yahoogroups.com, "Stefano Vezzosi"

stefano.vezzosi@t...> wrote: > Hello,

> I've downloaded the trial version of PEMPRO to know more about my

> mount. I've setup the software and this night I tried it on the

stars: > cool, it's really good and funny.

>

> But... everything works ok until the PEC playback. I've the stepper

> G11 and I can't program directly the mount, so I choosed to playback

> the fitted curve using SBIG camera's relay: everything seems working

> but no moves, no clicks... what's going on, guys?

>

> Some ideas are greatly welcome!

> Regards... and clear clear clear sky (here the clouds are approaching

> :-( )...

> Stefano



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#27001 Sep 3, 2005

Hi Wayne,



Look here groups.yahoo.com/group/Gemini_Users/message/9754



regards Rainer



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