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Re: park problem

westergren@...
 

Hi Pierre,

No, you still have it wrong.  The SetPark command is much different from the Park command.  I don't have Prism, so I don't know how it works.

In your last message, the line "Second, i click on the park button in Prism software; then i can slew and track where i want" is wrong.  You need to use "SetPark" here.  That simply tells the controller where to go to Park when you command "Park", it doesn't actually Park.

Does Prism have both a Park and a SetPark command?  SiTech does have both, and they both are needed.

Don W


---In SiTechservo@..., <pierrebex@...> wrote :

Ok, i think i understand what you said.
First, i have to slew to my park position, then stop tracking with the sitech button
Second, i click on the park button in Prism software; then i can slew and track where i want
Third, i click on the park button in prism software and it should work...
In prism, there is only one park/depark button that i suppose i will use as setpark and park.
I'll try that as soon as i have an opportunity
Thanks a lot for the explanation
With best regards
Pierre


Re: park problem

pierrebex
 

I just tried what i described before without success; i have still the same message..
I tried also to define park position in prism then slew then stop slewing then hit the park button in prism,
this screenshot appared...
I don't understand
Thanks for the help
With best regards
Pierre


Re: park problem

pierrebex
 

Ok, i think i understand what you said.
First, i have to slew to my park position, then stop tracking with the sitech button
Second, i click on the park button in Prism software; then i can slew and track where i want
Third, i click on the park button in prism software and it should work...
In prism, there is only one park/depark button that i suppose i will use as setpark and park.
I'll try that as soon as i have an opportunity
Thanks a lot for the explanation
With best regards
Pierre


Re: park problem

westergren@...
 

Hi Pierre,

There are two commands in SiTech, and probably in Prism too, that I think you are confusing.

The SetPark requires the mount to be stopped while the controller records the new Park Position.  This command does NOT move the mount!  It doesn't send the mount to the park position because the mount is ALREADY there.

Once the controller knows where you want to park, Use the PARK command (only) to tell the mount to go to the park position.  When you use this command, you CAN be tracking.  When the mount gets to the park position, the controller will stop and "go Blinky" which means it won't automatically start moving again until you tell it to move.

Don W


---In SiTechservo@..., <pierrebex@...> wrote :

Hello,
i have already done the setpark in sitech; but after that, in Prism software, when i ask for a park command, i get the error seen on the screenshot (in this software, i have to put coordinate for a park position).
The developper asked me to ask you if it was possible that the error window would  not to pop up...
I'm not sure to be clear enough with my poor English, sorry....
With best regards
Pierre


Re: park problem

pierrebex
 

Hello,
i have already done the setpark in sitech; but after that, in Prism software, when i ask for a park command, i get the error seen on the screenshot (in this software, i have to put coordinate for a park position).
The developper asked me to ask you if it was possible that the error window would  not to pop up...
I'm not sure to be clear enough with my poor English, sorry....
With best regards
Pierre


Running PlateSolve3

Ned Smith
 

I supply the current image. Used to be when I unpaused to run PlateSolve, a window would come up and show the iterations until solve or not.  Now no window pops up, just a pause while something happens? 
Is this normal?

Ned Smith


Re: park problem

Don Degidio
 

Pierre,

You should use SiTechExe to stop tracking and Set your Park position (only need done once), then when finished imaging have your other software issue a Park command.

Don D

----- Original Message -----
From: "pierrebex@yahoo.com [SiTechservo]" <SiTechservo@yahoogroups.com>
To: <SiTechservo@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Friday, May 06, 2016 1:37 AM
Subject: [SiTechservo] Re: park problem


Hello,
i don't have a stop tracking window on Prism and my goal is to do automatic imaging with this software so i would like not to have to click on buttons...
With best regards
Pierre


Re: park problem

Sedat Bilgebay
 

Sequence Generator Pro stops tracking, when the imaging stops. Both are user selectable options.

 

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Sent: Friday, May 06, 2016 8:38 AM
To: SiTechservo@...
Subject: [SiTechservo] Re: park problem

 

 

Hello,

i don't have a stop  tracking window on Prism and my goal is to do automatic imaging with this software so i would like not to have to click on buttons...

With best regards

Pierre


Re: park problem

pierrebex
 

Hello,
i don't have a stop  tracking window on Prism and my goal is to do automatic imaging with this software so i would like not to have to click on buttons...
With best regards
Pierre


Re: park problem

westergren@...
 

Hi Pierre,

The note comes up with SetPark.  It does this in SiTech too when you do a SetPark.  The solution is to stop tracking before a SetPark.

Does you Prism software have a stop tracking command?

In SiTech, you only have to use the SetPark once, to set the position in memory where you want to park.  But then you have to actually Park (not SetPark).

In the future all you need do is Park, this should work from Prism too, without having to stop tracking.

Don W


---In SiTechservo@..., <pierrebex@...> wrote :

Hello all,

i use the v91k ascom driver and i have a problem when i want to park the mount with this external software (http://prism-america.com/).

As seen on the screenshot, the software doesn't let me park the mount.

I contacted the developper and he told me there might be a problem with one of the ascom's properties, in particular that the ascom documentation never says we have to put  Tracking=False before a setpark, because it's ITelescopeV3..::..SetPark Method
"Sets the telescope's park position to be its current position.

Tracking Read must be implemented and must not throw a PropertyNotImplementedException.

Tracking Write can throw a PropertyNotImplementedException.

Changing the value of this property will turn the sidereal drive on and off. However, some telescopes may not support changing the value of this property and thus may not support turning tracking on and off. See the CanSetTracking property. "


I don't understand anything of that but hope someone can help me

With best regards

Pierre





park problem

pierrebex
 

Hello all,

i use the v91k ascom driver and i have a problem when i want to park the mount with this external software (http://prism-america.com/).

As seen on the screenshot, the software doesn't let me park the mount.

I contacted the developper and he told me there might be a problem with one of the ascom's properties, in particular that the ascom documentation never says we have to put  Tracking=False before a setpark, because it's ITelescopeV3..::..SetPark Method
"Sets the telescope's park position to be its current position.

Tracking Read must be implemented and must not throw a PropertyNotImplementedException.

Tracking Write can throw a PropertyNotImplementedException.

Changing the value of this property will turn the sidereal drive on and off. However, some telescopes may not support changing the value of this property and thus may not support turning tracking on and off. See the CanSetTracking property. "


I don't understand anything of that but hope someone can help me

With best regards

Pierre





Re: What is the motor adapter board for?

newtmaker
 

It allows the motor power leads and the encoder leads to be connected in a convenient location near/on the motor for the cable to attach to the controller. 

Walt


What is the motor adapter board for?

Joshua Hufford
 

I was on the SiTech website store page and saw something I've never seen before, a motor adapter board. What is this use for? Was just curious. 


Sidereal Technology - Telescope Control Systems


Thanks, Josh



Re: How to reverse RA and Dec with Scitech

Brian Martin
 

Thanks very much Don!


Re: How to reverse RA and Dec with Scitech

Don Degidio
 

Brian,

Use ServoConfig 1.3 and click Edit Parameters, click Get Data from Controller, and on the
Motor/Encoders Tab invert both the Motor and Motor Encoder direction. Now on the Misc. and Actions
Tab click Send Configuration to Controller and Save Configuration to Flash ROM. If you want to save
the configuration to a file, then click Save this Configuration File and it will ask for a name.
When all that is done, click OK.

Don D

----- Original Message -----
From: "bemart1@gmail.com [SiTechservo]" <SiTechservo@yahoogroups.com>
To: <SiTechservo@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Thursday, April 28, 2016 7:37 PM
Subject: [SiTechservo] How to reverse RA and Dec with Scitech


For many years I have been running Mel Bartels Scope with my ScitTech Servo controller. This works wonderfully well but, with the many new additions to SciTech I think it is time to switch over. I just received a repaired Servo control unit from Sidereal (very helpful service) and am in the process of setting up the SciTech on one of our telescopes (a custom made GEM). BUT - the RA and Dec are reversed and I can't find documentation on how to flip my tracking direction. This was trivial in Mel's software. I tried inverting the motor directions in the config settings but the system immediately goes into blinky mode after I hit the "track" button.
Probably trivial but I can't find how to do this. Any help would be greatly appreciated.


Brian


Re: How to reverse RA and Dec with Scitech

Brian Martin
 

Thanks Dave - I will give it a try!


Re: How to reverse RA and Dec with Scitech

Don Degidio
 

Brian,

Use ServoConfig 1.3 and click Edit Parameters, click Get Data from Controller, and on the Motor/Encoders Tab invert both the Motor and Motor Encoder direction. Now on the Misc. and Actions Tab click Send Configuration to Controller and Save Configuration to Flash ROM. If you want to save the configuration to a file, then click Save this Configuration File and it will ask for a name. When all that is done, click OK.

Don D

----- Original Message -----
From: "bemart1@gmail.com [SiTechservo]" <SiTechservo@yahoogroups.com>
To: <SiTechservo@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Thursday, April 28, 2016 7:37 PM
Subject: [SiTechservo] How to reverse RA and Dec with Scitech


For many years I have been running Mel Bartels Scope with my ScitTech Servo controller. This works wonderfully well but, with the many new additions to SciTech I think it is time to switch over. I just received a repaired Servo control unit from Sidereal (very helpful service) and am in the process of setting up the SciTech on one of our telescopes (a custom made GEM). BUT - the RA and Dec are reversed and I can't find documentation on how to flip my tracking direction. This was trivial in Mel's software. I tried inverting the motor directions in the config settings but the system immediately goes into blinky mode after I hit the "track" button.
Probably trivial but I can't find how to do this. Any help would be greatly appreciated.


Brian


Re: How to reverse RA and Dec with Scitech

Dave Lane <dlane@...>
 

It is stored in the controller - you use the ServoConfig software to change it. This is usually located in the c:\servoconfig

--- Dave

On 28/04/2016 8:37 PM, bemart1@... [SiTechservo] wrote:

For many years I have been running Mel Bartels Scope with my ScitTech Servo controller.  This works wonderfully well but, with the many new additions to SciTech I think it is time to switch over.  I just received a repaired Servo control unit from Sidereal (very helpful service) and am in the process of setting up the SciTech on one of our telescopes (a custom made GEM).  BUT - the RA and Dec are reversed and I can't find documentation on how to flip my tracking direction.  This was trivial in Mel's software.   I tried inverting the motor directions in the config settings but the system immediately goes into blinky mode after I hit the "track" button.

Probably trivial but I can't find how to do this.  Any help would be greatly appreciated.


Brian



How to reverse RA and Dec with Scitech

Brian Martin
 

For many years I have been running Mel Bartels Scope with my ScitTech Servo controller.  This works wonderfully well but, with the many new additions to SciTech I think it is time to switch over.  I just received a repaired Servo control unit from Sidereal (very helpful service) and am in the process of setting up the SciTech on one of our telescopes (a custom made GEM).  BUT - the RA and Dec are reversed and I can't find documentation on how to flip my tracking direction.  This was trivial in Mel's software.   I tried inverting the motor directions in the config settings but the system immediately goes into blinky mode after I hit the "track" button.

Probably trivial but I can't find how to do this.  Any help would be greatly appreciated.


Brian


Re: Running SiTechExe under Linux

Bart Declercq
 

"ELF" is the binary format of Linux executables.

On 21 April 2016 at 16:46, Dan Gray grayarea@... [SiTechservo] <SiTechservo@...> wrote:
 

Well, it started just as a test, to see if it would work.  It ended up taking about 2 weeks or more.  Yes, an INDI client, but I don't know how to do that yet.
Ok, what is Elf? 

I'm a beginner in Linux, it's been just a we bit frustrating at times, just figuring out how to do simple things in Linux, but it's going a we bit better now.

Dan

On Wed, Apr 20, 2016 at 10:06 PM, jmgoldba@... [SiTechservo] <SiTechservo@...> wrote:


Dan, You should call the Linux version SiTechElf. I suppose an INDI client is also called for. A Linux version - really? Like you don't have enough on your plate ;)

Jesse



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