Re: [MaxImDL] RA/Dec values


Sep 3, 2002

 


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#3524 Sep 3, 2002

Hi Doug,

I use the 3.07 Version of Maxim. I have conected it with a AP1200GTO. The Telescope for example is placed to M57 via theHandcontrol pannel from the Scope. When I then read out theRA/Dec values the dont show the right values. When I the�� letmaxim find onothe object for example M27 then the telescope find theobject in the field of view. But the RA/Dec values still show wrongnumbers. The are wrong in RA, not in Dec. You have any solution?

Konstantin--

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Hammerichstr. 5

22605 Hamburg

Germany

Tel. (040) 880 57 47

Fax. (040) 881 22 79

E-Mail: KPoschinger@...

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#3525 Sep 3, 2002

KPoschinger@... wrote: > Hi Doug,

>

> I use the 3.07 Version of Maxim. I have conected it with a AP 1200GTO.

> The Telescope for example is placed to M57 via the Handcontrol pannel

> from the Scope. When I then read out the RA/Dec values the dont show the

> right values. When I the let maxim find onothe object for example M27

> then the telescope find the object in the field of view. But the RA/Dec

> values still show wrong numbers. The are wrong in RA, not in Dec. You

> have any solution?



How far off in RA are we talking here? If it's a small amount, then it's

probably a difference in the catalogs being used. We found while building

Desktop Universe that the deep-sky catalogs are highly inaccurate. We had to

reconstruct many of the catalogs manually.



Doug



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Doug George

dgeorge@...



Diffraction Limited

Makers of Cyanogen Imaging Products

www.cyanogen.com



100 Craig Henry Drive, Unit 106,

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, K2G 5W3



Phone: (613) 225-2732

Fax: (613) 225-9688



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#3527 Sep 3, 2002

KPoschinger@... wrote:

> Hi Doug,

>

> I use the 3.07 Version of Maxim. I have conected it with a AP1200GTO.

> The Telescope for example is placed to M57 via the Handcontrolpannel

> from the Scope. When I then read out the RA/Dec values the dontshow the

> right values. When I the�� let maxim find onothe object forexample M27

> then the telescope find the object in the field of view. But theRA/Dec

> values still show wrong numbers. The are wrong in RA, not in Dec.You

> have any solution?



How far off in RA are we talking here?�� If it's a small amount,then it's

probably a difference in the catalogs being used.�� We found whilebuilding

Desktop Universe that the deep-sky catalogs are highly inaccurate.��We had to

reconstruct many of the catalogs manually.

Doug

The Difference is so round a bout 5 Arc min. I will make someScreenshot for better docunetation. In the moment the Sky is cloudy. Istill also have problems with the Center command. Especialy with theCalibration. The telescope is alwyas moving too far so that thecalibration faild.

Konstantin--

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

Konstantin v. Poschinger

Hammerichstr. 5

22605 Hamburg

Germany

Tel. (040) 880 57 47

Fax. (040) 881 22 79

E-Mail: KPoschinger@...

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#3528 Sep 3, 2002

KPoschinger@... wrote:

> The Difference is so round a bout 5 Arc min. I will make some Screenshot

> for better docunetation. In the moment the Sky is cloudy. I still also

> have problems with the Center command. Especialy with the Calibration.

> The telescope is alwyas moving too far so that the calibration faild.



In our experience, 5 arc minutes is easily within the range of error in typical

deep-sky catalogs. So unless you're seeing a discrepancy between the hand

paddle display and the RA/Dec status display in MaxIm, you're probably just

looking at a difference between the catalogs.



Doug



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



Doug George

dgeorge@...



Diffraction Limited

Makers of Cyanogen Imaging Products

www.cyanogen.com



100 Craig Henry Drive, Unit 106,

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, K2G 5W3



Phone: (613) 225-2732

Fax: (613) 225-9688



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