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Re: Stowaway Doveloc Adapter

Roland Christen
 

They are for locking it into place.

Rolando



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From: M Hambrick <mhambrick563@...>
To: main@ap-ug.groups.io
Sent: Tue, Feb 23, 2021 7:17 am
Subject: [ap-ug] Stowaway Doveloc Adapter

Two questions:

Are the three small setscrews on the back of the Stowaway Doveloc adapter just for locking the ring in place (see photo), or do they serve as some kind of push / pull function for tilt adjustment ?

Can I assume that the Doveloc adapter ring is just threaded onto the back of the Stowaway focuser barrel ?

Mike


Re: Stowaway Doveloc Adapter

Dale Ghent
 

These kinds of set screws are common to Starlight drawtube adapters, and in my experience they are there just to prevent the adapter from unscrewing. They've never struck me as a form of tilt adjustment because that's really not possible considering the adapter is threaded on and there's no real play.

On Feb 23, 2021, at 08:17, M Hambrick <mhambrick563@gmail.com> wrote:

Two questions:

Are the three small setscrews on the back of the Stowaway Doveloc adapter just for locking the ring in place (see photo), or do they serve as some kind of push / pull function for tilt adjustment ?

Can I assume that the Doveloc adapter ring is just threaded onto the back of the Stowaway focuser barrel ?

Mike

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Stowaway Doveloc Adapter

M Hambrick
 

Two questions:

Are the three small setscrews on the back of the Stowaway Doveloc adapter just for locking the ring in place (see photo), or do they serve as some kind of push / pull function for tilt adjustment ?

Can I assume that the Doveloc adapter ring is just threaded onto the back of the Stowaway focuser barrel ?

Mike


Re: [ap-gto] [ap-ug] Celestial Fireworks

Roland Christen
 

That is one nice image of Jupiter! Thanks for posting

Roland


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From: thefamily90 Phillips <thefamily90@...>
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Sent: Mon, Feb 22, 2021 7:29 pm
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] [ap-ug] Celestial Fireworks

I’ve got one of those original AP 10” F/14.6 Maksutovs. Great for lunar and planetary imaging also.

AP 10”
Damian Peach, Dave Tyler, Jim Phillips

Image.jpeg


From: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io> on behalf of Pete Lardizabal <p14@...>
Sent: Monday, February 22, 2021 8:16:22 PM
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Subject: Re: [ap-gto] [ap-ug] Celestial Fireworks
 
“BAM!”

😎

Pete

On Feb 22, 2021, at 7:57 PM, Roland Christen via groups.io <chris1011@...> wrote:


With the lousy weather this February I decided to reprocess a couple of images taken back in 2011. Can't get decent skies this week or next according to long term weather outlook.
This image was taken with my original 10" F14.6 Mak-Cass. Who says you have to shoot at F5 to get anything. This is with my old STL11K camera, which is still working great.

https://www.astrobin.com/n5nn5a/

Rolando

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Jim Phillips


Re: [ap-gto] [ap-ug] Celestial Fireworks

thefamily90 Phillips
 

I’ve got one of those original AP 10” F/14.6 Maksutovs. Great for lunar and planetary imaging also.

AP 10”
Damian Peach, Dave Tyler, Jim Phillips

Image.jpeg


From: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io> on behalf of Pete Lardizabal <p14@...>
Sent: Monday, February 22, 2021 8:16:22 PM
To: main@ap-ug.groups.io <main@ap-ug.groups.io>
Cc: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] [ap-ug] Celestial Fireworks
 
“BAM!”

😎

Pete

On Feb 22, 2021, at 7:57 PM, Roland Christen via groups.io <chris1011@...> wrote:


With the lousy weather this February I decided to reprocess a couple of images taken back in 2011. Can't get decent skies this week or next according to long term weather outlook.
This image was taken with my original 10" F14.6 Mak-Cass. Who says you have to shoot at F5 to get anything. This is with my old STL11K camera, which is still working great.

https://www.astrobin.com/n5nn5a/

Rolando

--
Jim Phillips


Re: [ap-gto] Celestial Fireworks

dvjbaja
 

  Just match pixel size to focal length. High qe camera helps too.  Some of the new backilluminated cmos cameras allowing binning would be excellent.  

J



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-------- Original message --------
From: "Roland Christen via groups.io" <chris1011@...>
Date: 2/22/21 4:57 PM (GMT-08:00)
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io, main@ap-ug.groups.io
Subject: [ap-gto] Celestial Fireworks

With the lousy weather this February I decided to reprocess a couple of images taken back in 2011. Can't get decent skies this week or next according to long term weather outlook.
This image was taken with my original 10" F14.6 Mak-Cass. Who says you have to shoot at F5 to get anything. This is with my old STL11K camera, which is still working great.

https://www.astrobin.com/n5nn5a/

Rolando

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Roland Christen
Astro-Physics


Re: Celestial Fireworks

Pete Lardizabal
 

“BAM!”

😎

Pete

On Feb 22, 2021, at 7:57 PM, Roland Christen via groups.io <chris1011@...> wrote:


With the lousy weather this February I decided to reprocess a couple of images taken back in 2011. Can't get decent skies this week or next according to long term weather outlook.
This image was taken with my original 10" F14.6 Mak-Cass. Who says you have to shoot at F5 to get anything. This is with my old STL11K camera, which is still working great.

https://www.astrobin.com/n5nn5a/

Rolando


Re: Celestial Fireworks

Stuart
 

Nice! I didn’t realize your Mak was in orbit. That is space telescope kind of sharp!

Stuart 

On Mon, Feb 22, 2021 at 7:57 PM Roland Christen via groups.io <chris1011=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
With the lousy weather this February I decided to reprocess a couple of images taken back in 2011. Can't get decent skies this week or next according to long term weather outlook.
This image was taken with my original 10" F14.6 Mak-Cass. Who says you have to shoot at F5 to get anything. This is with my old STL11K camera, which is still working great.


Rolando


Celestial Fireworks

Roland Christen
 

With the lousy weather this February I decided to reprocess a couple of images taken back in 2011. Can't get decent skies this week or next according to long term weather outlook.
This image was taken with my original 10" F14.6 Mak-Cass. Who says you have to shoot at F5 to get anything. This is with my old STL11K camera, which is still working great.

https://www.astrobin.com/n5nn5a/

Rolando


Re: Which ASCOM version

Ted Mickle
 

Thanks!

Ted



On Feb 22, 2021, at 12:01, liam@... wrote:



Howdy,

Right now, I can't put an exact date on the release of V5 for the CP4 userbase. Development is working hard on numerous projects at the moment, and I guarantee that the CP4 users have not been forgotten. We would rather release late than early, and err on the side of caution when making a new system; especially one this complex. The V5 beta is still under way, and we want to make sure that beta testers have had ample time to use every feature (and find every bug!) possible. This winter has made bug testing particularly difficult, as some of our testers have been clouded out since the start of testing, or frozen to the bone. As things thaw out and clear skies return, I look forward to releasing the best product we can. 

Thanks,
Liam Plybon




From: main@ap-ug.groups.io <main@ap-ug.groups.io> on behalf of Ted Mickle via groups.io <tedmickle@...>
Sent: Monday, February 22, 2021 10:49 AM
To: main@ap-ug.groups.io
Subject: Re: [ap-ug] Which ASCOM version
 
Liam,

This is what the link you provided shows:

"Keypad V5.xxx Software Download (can only use with GTOCP4 and GTOCP5)

12-04-20. This software is only available for owners of Mach2GTO mounts at this time. It will be more widely available in late December 2020 or January 2021."

The Version 5.xxx keypad is still unavailable for users of the CP4 and non-Mack2GTO mounts - when do you anticipate it will be available for the remainder of CP4 users?

Thanks,

Ted




On 22/Feb, 2021, at 10:15, liam@... wrote:

I would add that if you are looking for the most up to date software for operating AP equipment, the Software Updates page on our website contains all of our software in one easy to find place. There are some helper programs there, drivers that you may need, and firmware updates for mounts and keypads, and more. We keep it updated with all of the latest things you may need.
 
 
Liam Plybon
Astro-Physics 
 
From: main@ap-ug.groups.io <main@ap-ug.groups.io> On Behalf Of cargostick@...
Sent: Saturday, February 20, 2021 4:16 PM
To: main@ap-ug.groups.io
Subject: Re: [ap-ug] Which ASCOM version
 
Thanks! 



Re: Which ASCOM version

Liam Plybon
 

Howdy,

Right now, I can't put an exact date on the release of V5 for the CP4 userbase. Development is working hard on numerous projects at the moment, and I guarantee that the CP4 users have not been forgotten. We would rather release late than early, and err on the side of caution when making a new system; especially one this complex. The V5 beta is still under way, and we want to make sure that beta testers have had ample time to use every feature (and find every bug!) possible. This winter has made bug testing particularly difficult, as some of our testers have been clouded out since the start of testing, or frozen to the bone. As things thaw out and clear skies return, I look forward to releasing the best product we can. 

Thanks,
Liam Plybon




From: main@ap-ug.groups.io <main@ap-ug.groups.io> on behalf of Ted Mickle via groups.io <tedmickle@...>
Sent: Monday, February 22, 2021 10:49 AM
To: main@ap-ug.groups.io
Subject: Re: [ap-ug] Which ASCOM version
 
Liam,

This is what the link you provided shows:

"Keypad V5.xxx Software Download (can only use with GTOCP4 and GTOCP5)

12-04-20. This software is only available for owners of Mach2GTO mounts at this time. It will be more widely available in late December 2020 or January 2021."

The Version 5.xxx keypad is still unavailable for users of the CP4 and non-Mack2GTO mounts - when do you anticipate it will be available for the remainder of CP4 users?

Thanks,

Ted




On 22/Feb, 2021, at 10:15, liam@... wrote:

I would add that if you are looking for the most up to date software for operating AP equipment, the Software Updates page on our website contains all of our software in one easy to find place. There are some helper programs there, drivers that you may need, and firmware updates for mounts and keypads, and more. We keep it updated with all of the latest things you may need.
 
 
Liam Plybon
Astro-Physics 
 
From: main@ap-ug.groups.io <main@ap-ug.groups.io> On Behalf Of cargostick@...
Sent: Saturday, February 20, 2021 4:16 PM
To: main@ap-ug.groups.io
Subject: Re: [ap-ug] Which ASCOM version
 
Thanks! 



Re: Which ASCOM version

Ted Mickle
 

Liam,

This is what the link you provided shows:

"Keypad V5.xxx Software Download (can only use with GTOCP4 and GTOCP5)

12-04-20. This software is only available for owners of Mach2GTO mounts at this time. It will be more widely available in late December 2020 or January 2021."

The Version 5.xxx keypad is still unavailable for users of the CP4 and non-Mack2GTO mounts - when do you anticipate it will be available for the remainder of CP4 users?

Thanks,

Ted




On 22/Feb, 2021, at 10:15, liam@... wrote:

I would add that if you are looking for the most up to date software for operating AP equipment, the Software Updates page on our website contains all of our software in one easy to find place. There are some helper programs there, drivers that you may need, and firmware updates for mounts and keypads, and more. We keep it updated with all of the latest things you may need.
 
 
Liam Plybon
Astro-Physics 
 
From: main@ap-ug.groups.io <main@ap-ug.groups.io> On Behalf Of cargostick@...
Sent: Saturday, February 20, 2021 4:16 PM
To: main@ap-ug.groups.io
Subject: Re: [ap-ug] Which ASCOM version
 
Thanks! 



Re: Which ASCOM version

Liam Plybon
 

I would add that if you are looking for the most up to date software for operating AP equipment, the Software Updates page on our website contains all of our software in one easy to find place. There are some helper programs there, drivers that you may need, and firmware updates for mounts and keypads, and more. We keep it updated with all of the latest things you may need.

 

https://www.astro-physics.com/software-updates/

 

Liam Plybon

Astro-Physics

 

From: main@ap-ug.groups.io <main@ap-ug.groups.io> On Behalf Of cargostick@...
Sent: Saturday, February 20, 2021 4:16 PM
To: main@ap-ug.groups.io
Subject: Re: [ap-ug] Which ASCOM version

 

Thanks!


Re: Stowaway Backfocus.

Terri Zittritsch
 

Mike, thanks for pointer on pointy screws.    A couple of passes with a fine file took the points down and they now seat/lock much more positively.    I wasn't seeing any gap at the flange, but was getting  dimpling in the dovetail groove.

Terri


Re: ADATRI adapter on LMFHDT-AP

Elenillor
 

See this older thread: https://ap-ug.groups.io/g/main/topic/79089141#83059


Re: ADATRI adapter on LMFHDT-AP

Manusfisch
 

I wish I checked my text before I hit send as there is one incredibly confusing sentence speech to text is a gift and a curse

“ you THEN need an ADATRI or FSA”

I did not get my heavy duty tripod from astrophysics but it may come with the mounting plate in place I’ve never read the fine print the mounting plate being the L 2 AMT

TJF Mobile

On Feb 21, 2021, at 15:03, DFisch <manusfisch@...> wrote:



You will need the flat top adapter which I think is the L2APM , It has a mail insert on the bottom to go into the female receiver on the los Mandy heavy duty tripod. It uses 33/eights inch Screws to attach it to the tripod receiver. He didn’t need the ADATRI or the FSA Depending on your set up as it is drilled for both. This makes an incredibly stable combination with my AP Mach1, It’s a really heavy combination but is fairly bulletproof when there is a crowd around the telescope. It’s a very stable platform for observation. I don’t bust it out often But when I do I really appreciate it ‘s security

Tom 
On Sun, Feb 21, 2021 at 14:41 yanzhe liu <liuyanzhe@...> wrote:
Has anyone tried to mountADATRI on LMFHDT-AP tripod? If so what screw do you use?

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TJF MOBILE


Re: ADATRI adapter on LMFHDT-AP

DFisch
 


You will need the flat top adapter which I think is the L2APM , It has a mail insert on the bottom to go into the female receiver on the los Mandy heavy duty tripod. It uses 33/eights inch Screws to attach it to the tripod receiver. He didn’t need the ADATRI or the FSA Depending on your set up as it is drilled for both. This makes an incredibly stable combination with my AP Mach1, It’s a really heavy combination but is fairly bulletproof when there is a crowd around the telescope. It’s a very stable platform for observation. I don’t bust it out often But when I do I really appreciate it ‘s security

Tom 

On Sun, Feb 21, 2021 at 14:41 yanzhe liu <liuyanzhe@...> wrote:
Has anyone tried to mountADATRI on LMFHDT-AP tripod? If so what screw do you use?

--
TJF MOBILE


ADATRI adapter on LMFHDT-AP

yanzhe liu
 

Has anyone tried to mountADATRI on LMFHDT-AP tripod? If so what screw do you use?


Re: Stowaway Backfocus.

M Hambrick
 

Correction - I had another mental lapse. Rather than the back face of the Doveloc adapter, I meant to ask if the back of the focuser barrel is the reference point. I assume that this is the case, but just looking for verification.

Mike 


Re: ISS Attempt This Morning

Haydon Burns
 

Thank you very much Pete.  And I will try RAW next time in short bursts.  For some reason my camera is showing a buffer of r33 with JPG and r19 with RAW.  Another member emailed me some advise regarding the card.  For some other reason this screenshot shows more detail up close then when zooming in on an original?  I'm not the most knowledgeable when it comes to cameras and it feels I like I have a better comfort level with how the camera and files behave with the moon and more and more with longer exposures for deepsky.  

Thanks again!
Haydon

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