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Charles
 
Edited

The TeenAstro PCB 2.3 has a small bug: the RJ11 position is wrong.


Charles
 

The hardware files have been updated!

You can find them on my github here:
https://github.com/charleslemaire0/TeenAstro/tree/master/TeenAstroHard/For%20Production

the PCB version 2.3.1 is released

For the board 2.3. you can use a lemo female connector on the front panel instead of the RJ11.

Charles


Charles
 

New Meridian Flip.

I have improved the meridian Flip.
The ONStep routine is done in 3 steps:
  1. Goto Hour angle 4 and dec 60
  2. Goto Home Position
  3. Goto Target
Each time the telescope makes a small pause.

In TeenAstro, the telescope goes directly to the target and check all the time that it doesn't point below the horizon.
This reduces unnecessary movement in RA, and makes goto faster!


Charles


Charles
 

Improved wifi interface.

When you setup TeenAstro in your home network and the Server is not avaible there was a loop that wait for the server!

I removed the loop and put an icon on the display that shows that there is no wifi connection so you can use the SHC also when the server is off or broken ;)

Charles


Charles
 

Hi An updated Version is online

Now you can see over the Hand controller the Version and  the Date of the Version. I still have to automate this with GIT HUB to add the revision number in to the Version number

You can now see the IP of the TeenAstro hand controler it is very usefull when you can't remeber the IP and wants to configure Skysafary or the Ascom Driver with IP adress!

The Version has been tested and is stable.

Charles


Charles
 

Hi,

I just have finished the ASCOM driver for the Focuser. At the moment the driver is not online.




Charles
 

Hi All,

I started this week the developpment of the TeenAstro ASCOM driver. The current ONSTEP driver delivers minimalistic interface to the parameter.
The TeenAstro Driver will allow the user to modify and see all the TeenAstro parameter over a Windows Application and store them in a file!
I hope I can complete this task before Easter 2019.

Charles


Charles
 
Edited

TeenAstro ASCOM driver are now online!
You can download them here

I call the version  6.4, because I used the ASCOM platform 6.4 to build the driver

For the Telescope:



For the Focuser:



Charles


savard armand
 
Edited

Le 20/10/2018 à 22:10, Charles a écrit :
TeenAstro ASCOM driver are now online!
You can download them here

I call the version  6.4 beacause I used the ASCOM platform 6.4 to build the driver

For the Telescope:



For the Focuser:



Charles

Merci beaucoup, j'ai du mal à suivre, je verrai la partie Ascom plus tard. Dans tous les cas, bravo.

J'ai flashé les teensys (version 2.3 en date du 10/10/18 sur Github), j'ai remarqué lors de la compilation du Focuser un message d'erreur qui n'a pas empêché le téléchargement (voir copie d'écran).

J'ai zappé l'erreur de connexion du TMC2130 je vais refaire les connexions sur la carte, puis je ferai les tests avec les moteurs Pap.

Cela dit, je suis intéressé par l'achat d'une carte 2.3.1 (pour en avoir une en stock, on ne sait jamais) dès qu'une nouvelle série est disponible.

Je joins quelques photos de montage.

-- 
amicalement,

Armand Savard


Charles
 

Hi,

Currently I am working on the TeenAstro server, soon you will be able to configure the mount over the server.


Charles
 
Edited

Salut Armand,

Le message que tu vois est simplement un warning dans la library pour les A4988. je pense que c'est sans importance pour nos applications:

Pour l'instant TeenAstro Focuser n'envoie pas d'info par le port SPI vers les TMC2130 c'est pour bien tôt. Jusqu'a présent peu de gens aime l'option Focuser...


Charles
 

A new version is online. I have to update the ASCOM driver for that new version.

We are very close to the release 1.0!!!

Charles


Charles
 
Edited

Hello,

Thanks to Armand Savard, the schematics are done and online on Git!

you can take a look here.

If somebody has an Eagle licence you can use Armand work to generate the PCB file with Eagle.

Charles


Charles
 

New Feature:

Now the TeenAstro SHC can save up to 3 differents Stations.
You can select the wifi mode with the SHC. in the SHC you can see the SSID that you have configured.
When you use TeenAstro on different sites, this feature is a significant improvement!!

To use that feature you have to update the SHC firmware.

Charles


Charles
 

Hello,

The firmware uploader is online. Matthias has updated the documentation 
https://groups.io/g/TeenAstro/wiki/Upload-Firmware-TeenAstroUploader

and I made a small tutorial on youtube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TwpL-wXFeuU

Charles


Charles
 

Hi
I made a small video to present the TeenAstro 2.4 board
the video is here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cfQYcSWHXq4
Charles


Charles
 

A new version is online, for all boards.

the Firmware version 1.1 is now released.
  • They are some fixes for the fork mount
  • the focuser has been redesigned and works now also with the BOB 5160
  • the webserver has been improved
  • the Star catalog and object catalog have been updated and are more accurate thanks to Khalid.
  • Now you can set the sideral speed from the hand controller,
  • GNSS option is now available more details are here
  • Menu Structure on the SHC has been changed, as there is now the GNSS option
  • The LED is now off by default and on only when there is an error!
  • Maximal speed for telescope manual movement is now higher (the Telescope was very slow with 256 Microstep Mode)
Known Issues:
  • Goto Moon doesn't work well  the offset is about 45 arc minutes! But I am pretty sure you can find the moon in the Sky :)
  • When you change from Fork mount to a predefined German mount you have to reboot manually
  • In the Speed Menu (Shift+ North) the displayed speed is the last set speed with the SHC and not the current speed.

****************************************************************************************************
**PLEASE INSTALL THE LATEST ASCOM DRIVER when you upgrade the Firmware
**PLEASE UPDATE ALL THE FIRMWARE: Main Unit, Focuser and SHC             
****************************************************************************************************
If you want to be a Beta (not alpha) tester please contact me.

Charles


Charles
 

There is a new firmware for the SHC
  •  M45 and M102 were missing in the Messier Catalog
  • the Main unit firmware version is now displayed correctly
  • Uploader version is 1.1.1
these are minor fixes...


Charles
 

There is new firmware for the SHC. Version 1.1.2 is current
  • it fixes a bug in the SHC when you try to read/write the longitude value 
  • the Moon has been removed from the solar system menu. The position error is related to the arduino precision for computation. I see no way to fix that, for me the effort is not the value so I prefer to remove it and avoid confusion.
  • I added magnitude value  for objects of the Herschel catalog
  • The SHC version is now visible just after the Intro splash screen. 
  • Some error message were missing when the GNSS has no signal
  • a minor fix in the Focuser menu

Thanks to Gerd for the bug report

Charles


Charles
 

Jürgen Goldan has developed a tool to backup your mount parameters: TeenAstroConfig.exe

The tools is very useful for people that has many setups or if you want to store your mount parameters before resetting to factory.

Here a small introduction to the tool:

  • Connect/Close              -  connect via USB to board
  • If connected, the dialog give information about version and date of the TeenAstro.
  • Get Data/Write Data     - get and write the data via USB to/from the dialog
  • Save/Load                     - write all settings to a file *.tac or read all data from a file



Matthias has requested that feature a while ago. I want to have that feature inside the ASCOM driver. but as long as it is not done please use Jürgen's tool.

documentation

Thanks to Jürgen for that contribution!

If you have time you can take look too Jurgen's work:
http://www.goldan.org/juergen/teleskop.html

Charles