Re: [MaxImDL] Question regarding Maxim DL Pro running Alongside Sky X Pro


Feb 15 11:41 AM

 


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#55999 Feb 15 11:41 AM

I was wondering if anybody is or knows of someone who is running Maxim DL along Side TSX AND is using a AP mount?I basically prefer using MDL for everything but would like to use the Sky X "SKY"�� in particular for it's Closed Loop Slew function and for it's FOV setups.Hopefully, this question is appropriate for this forum.�� If it is not anyone may email me at docz@... with their experience in this regard.�� Thanks guys.�� Doc Z



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#56000 Feb 15 11:52 AM

I suspect most AP mount users run with TSX and Maxium. With the AP driver acting as a hub both TSX and MaxIm can interface to the mount. Exactly what is your concern? ��Greg ��From: MaxImDL@yahoogroups.com [mailto:MaxImDL@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of jerryzitterkopf@...Sent: Saturday, February 15, 2014 2:41 PMTo: MaxImDL@yahoogroups.comSubject: [MaxImDL] Question regarding Maxim DL Pro running Alongside Sky X Pro



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#56001 Feb 15 12:35 PM

If your specifically interested in using the closed loop slew function then I suspect you're out of luck. I've never tried to use it so I could be wrong but I suspect it required use of the camera add-on option which is TSX's replacement to MaxIm. Frankly I've always liked MaxIm's PinPoint functions for centering objects..

Greg����



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#56002 Feb 15 12:36 PM

Not really sure what you���re askingbut you can use TSX and MaxIm just fine. I think the real question is what areyou connecting the AP to first, MaxIm or TSX? In MaxIm you set the telescope toconnect using the ASCOM AP driver. You need TSX set up to connect using ASCOMTelescope Driver. I use ACP and connect ACP to the AP mount and then TSX, onlywhen I want to use it, temporarily as described above. You may want to reviewthis for more information www.ascom-standards.org/FAQs/TheSky.htm

��Steve ��

From:MaxImDL@yahoogroups.com [mailto:MaxImDL@yahoogroups.com ] On Behalf Of jerryzitterkopf@...

Sent: Saturday, February 15, 20142:41 PM

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Subject: [MaxImDL] Questionregarding Maxim DL Pro running Alongside Sky X Pro

���� I waswondering if anybody is or knows of someone who is running Maxim DL along SideTSX AND is using a AP mount?

I basically prefer using MDL for everything but would like to use the Sky X"SKY"�� in particular for it's Closed Loop Slew function and forit's FOV setups.

Hopefully, this question is appropriate for this forum.�� If it is notanyone may email me at docz@... with their experience in thisregard.�� Thanks guys.�� Doc Z



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#56004 Feb 15 6:43 PM

Hi Doc & Group,



I am responding only to your mention of the FOV functionality, asI have not set up the closed loop slew stuff.. You don't mentionexactly what equipment you have, but here is what I havedetermined:. SkyX Pro and Maxim coexist very well.. In my case, Ihave a Planewave CDK17 with IRF90 rotator, a AP 1600GTO mount, andSBIG STX16803 camera plus a boatload of accessories.. Since I havethe rotator, I want the FOV indicator on the skyx pro screen toshow rotation as well as pointing.. As it turns out, the rotatorfunctionality is in the SkyX Pro Camera AddOn module, so one needsthat module.. It is entirely workable to connect ONLY to therotator with the Camera AddOn and keep the camera under Maximcontrol (focuser can be under separate control as well)---in thisway I now have SkyX with rotation-aware FOV indicator and mycamera remains under Maxim control.



I have not yet tried the Camera AddOn for actual camera controlother than to test it, so I really cannot comment.. I have beenpleasantly surprised with the installation ease and reliableoperation of SkyX, Maxim, SBIG drivers, ACP, and ASCOMmodules--Nonetheless, I have managed to get fouled up in themyriad configuration settings --- lots of terminology variationsamong the applications---so be careful and keep notes.............



I hope there's something handy in my post.



John Collins

SW Oregon

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On 2/15/2014 11:41 AM, jerryzitterkopf@... wrote:



I was wondering if anybody is or knows of someone who is runningMaxim DL along Side TSX AND is using a AP mount?

I basically prefer using MDL for everything but would like to usethe Sky X "SKY". in particular for it's Closed Loop Slew functionand for it's FOV setups.

Hopefully, this question is appropriate for this forum.. If it isnot anyone may email me at docz@... with theirexperience in this regard.. Thanks guys.. Doc Z



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