RE:[OT] [MaxImDL] Rapidly losing any chance of my one clear night - need help


Mar 21, 2007

 


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#27857 Mar 21, 2007

Hi Chris,



I have marked this as [Off-Topic] because this does not answer your question

directly.



Why wait for a clear night? Why not set up your kit during the day, or even

indoors on cloudy nights? Then you will have plenty of time for fiddling

around and getting things right without wasting precious observing time.

Once configured the way you want, write yourself a short set-by-step setup

guide. That way you won't forget something vital on the night.



As an example, I often have my scope (an LX90-Classic) in my den connected

up to my computers whilst writing or playing with software. I set it up

level and North pointing (well sort of North/ish), do a two-star alignment

(accept whatever it gives me), connect up StarryNight, MaximDL, ACP,

AstroPlanner, ASCOM stuff or whatever and let the fun commence G>. Other

times I just use the ASCOM Scope Simulator, it's not quite so noisy.



Just a thought.



Regards

Robin



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

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

> Of cja2173

> Sent: 21 March 2007 00:13

> To: MaxImDL@yahoogroups.com

> Subject: [MaxImDL] Rapidly losing any chance of my one clear night - need

> help

>

> I tried to connect MaximDL v 4.58 to my telescope and focuser tonight

> and I get this error "ActiveX component can't create object" when I try

> to connect to the focuser or to my telescope through The Sky controlled

> telescope. The sky can connect fine to the Gemini controlled MI-250.

>

> Can anyone point me in the right direction? I finally have a clear dark

> night! Arghhhhhh!

>

> Chris A.

>

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> Yahoo! Groups Links

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