Re: [MaxImDL] Re: Question re: Telescope Motion Controls under Observatory menu


Jun 11, 2013

 


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#53613 Jun 11, 2013

For the first time, I tried to use Maxim to move the telescope as well as to control the camera and capture the image.

I am using the ASCOM version 6.1 driver.

My idea was to use the telescope motion buttons to center the object in the frame. In the past, I always used the Telescope Motion Controls in The Sky 6 to do this, but thought it would be more convenient to use Maxim so I didn't have to keep toggling from one screen to the other.



My problem is the amount of movement. Every time I hit a button, it moves the object clear out of the frame of my chip (77 X 61 arcminutes).

I tried selecting smaller moves but it doesn't seem to make any difference. Is there something I'm missing??



Thanks in advance for your input.



Ron Abbott

Land of Oz Observatory

www.astrolandofoz.com



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#53614 Jun 11, 2013

If you want to center the object you should use "point telescope here". Read

"auto center" in the help file.



Rgrds-Ross







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Subject: [MaxImDL] Question re: Telescope Motion Controls under Observatory

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For the first time, I tried to use Maxim to move the telescope as well as to

control the camera and capture the image.

I am using the ASCOM version 6.1 driver.

My idea was to use the telescope motion buttons to center the object in the

frame. In the past, I always used the Telescope Motion Controls in The Sky 6

to do this, but thought it would be more convenient to use Maxim so I didn't

have to keep toggling from one screen to the other.



My problem is the amount of movement. Every time I hit a button, it moves

the object clear out of the frame of my chip (77 X 61 arcminutes).

I tried selecting smaller moves but it doesn't seem to make any difference.

Is there something I'm missing??



Thanks in advance for your input.



Ron Abbott

Land of Oz Observatory

www.astrolandofoz.com







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#53618 Jun 11, 2013

Hi Ron, there are 3 different settings for the "Nudge" control, Degrees,

Minutes, Seconds, and the amount of units that you select. Are you sure

that you had the correct setting?



Josh



On Tue, Jun 11, 2013 at 3:39 PM, stargazer66207 rnrse71@...> wrote:



> **

>

>

> For the first time, I tried to use Maxim to move the telescope as well as

> to control the camera and capture the image.

> I am using the ASCOM version 6.1 driver.

> My idea was to use the telescope motion buttons to center the object in

> the frame. In the past, I always used the Telescope Motion Controls in The

> Sky 6 to do this, but thought it would be more convenient to use Maxim so I

> didn't have to keep toggling from one screen to the other.

>

> My problem is the amount of movement. Every time I hit a button, it moves

> the object clear out of the frame of my chip (77 X 61 arcminutes).

> I tried selecting smaller moves but it doesn't seem to make any

> difference. Is there something I'm missing??

>

> Thanks in advance for your input.

>

> Ron Abbott

> Land of Oz Observatory

> www.astrolandofoz.com

>

>

>





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#53623 Jun 11, 2013

Ross & Josh,

Thanks for the prompt replies. I am at my observatory now, and as soon as it gets dark enough, I'm going to try your suggestions.



Ron

--- In MaxImDL@yahoogroups.com, Josh Hufford joshhufford@...> wrote:

>

> Hi Ron, there are 3 different settings for the "Nudge" control, Degrees,

> Minutes, Seconds, and the amount of units that you select. Are you sure

> that you had the correct setting?

>

> Josh

>

>

> On Tue, Jun 11, 2013 at 3:39 PM, stargazer66207 rnrse71@...> wrote:

>

> > **

> >

> >

> > For the first time, I tried to use Maxim to move the telescope as well as

> > to control the camera and capture the image.

> > I am using the ASCOM version 6.1 driver.

> > My idea was to use the telescope motion buttons to center the object in

> > the frame. In the past, I always used the Telescope Motion Controls in The

> > Sky 6 to do this, but thought it would be more convenient to use Maxim so I

> > didn't have to keep toggling from one screen to the other.

> >

> > My problem is the amount of movement. Every time I hit a button, it moves

> > the object clear out of the frame of my chip (77 X 61 arcminutes).

> > I tried selecting smaller moves but it doesn't seem to make any

> > difference. Is there something I'm missing??

> >

> > Thanks in advance for your input.

> >

> > Ron Abbott

> > Land of Oz Observatory

> > www.astrolandofoz.com

> >

> >

> >

>

>

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

>







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#53624 Jun 11, 2013

Hi Ron;







I use scope and planetarium control, "TheSkyControlledTelescope". MaximDL

telescoped control is also the same.







For centering, I use PinPoint (full) to center. Usually, the first GoTo

brings the object on the chip. Do a Plate Solve and then a second GoTo and

the object is centered.







No need to fiddle with direction buttons and overshoot.



This really is a slick way to center you object. And it only takes about 1

second to plate solve.







Hope this helps.







Phil in the San Diego area











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#53632 Jun 12, 2013

Josh,

Don't know what's going on with the Maxim telescope control. I wasted quite a bit of time last night playing around with it. Regarding the nudge settings, they don't seem to work. I went all the way down to 15 seconds, and then hit one of the buttons, and it moved the object all the way off my 77 X 66 minute chip! After fooling around with it a lot, I finally shut down the ASCOM control, and went back to using

the Telescope Movement Controls in The SKY 6. I have to toggle back and forth between The SKY and Maxim screens, but at least it's

reliable...if you ask it to move 1 minute or 5 minutes, it works!

Not sure what the issue is with ASCOM and Maxim!!



Ron Abbott

Land of Oz Observatory

www.astrolandofoz.com



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#53646 Jun 15, 2013

That is really odd Ron, it should work fine. I don't use the nudge command

often, I usually plate solve images and either use the "Slew to

PinPointCenter" or "Point Telescope Here" commands to point my scope

where I want.

But when I do use the Nudge command it works perfectly. If you can't figure

it out I'd submit a support ticket.



Josh



On Wed, Jun 12, 2013 at 5:16 PM, stargazer66207 rnrse71@...> wrote:



> **

>

>

> Josh,

> Don't know what's going on with the Maxim telescope control. I wasted

> quite a bit of time last night playing around with it. Regarding the nudge

> settings, they don't seem to work. I went all the way down to 15 seconds,

> and then hit one of the buttons, and it moved the object all the way off my

> 77 X 66 minute chip! After fooling around with it a lot, I finally shut

> down the ASCOM control, and went back to using

> the Telescope Movement Controls in The SKY 6. I have to toggle back and

> forth between The SKY and Maxim screens, but at least it's

> reliable...if you ask it to move 1 minute or 5 minutes, it works!

> Not sure what the issue is with ASCOM and Maxim!!

>

>

> Ron Abbott

> Land of Oz Observatory

> www.astrolandofoz.com

>

>

>





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