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by Ron
Wed Jun 12, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: setting up Prism
Topic: Tried and failed, Trying again to get Prism to work with NexDome.
Replies: 3
Views: 2283

Re: Tried and failed, Trying again to get Prism to work with NexDome.

I keep considering purchasing then dealing with the support/problems since I suspect you'll get me debugged. And there is a sale now but PRO vs ADVANCED? What does advanced offer that makes for such a increase in price? (things that I can do in pixinsight or what?) the issue (capture) I posted this ...
by Ron
Wed Jun 12, 2019 12:15 pm
Forum: Skychart
Topic: Trial - again?
Replies: 6
Views: 3094

Re: Trial - again?

thanks trying on my laptop.
by Ron
Mon Jun 10, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: setting up Prism
Topic: Tried and failed, Trying again to get Prism to work with NexDome.
Replies: 3
Views: 2283

Tried and failed, Trying again to get Prism to work with NexDome.

I saw I posted this in the wrong area. (How do I get a new trial) it's been a year or so and I'd like to see if I can resolve the problems. Also - what is the difference between adanced and PRO? I see the comparison chart but it's vague and says "includes advanced features". Like what? are they wort...
by Ron
Mon Jun 10, 2019 10:22 am
Forum: Skychart
Topic: Trial - again?
Replies: 6
Views: 3094

Re: Trial - again?

I'm really excited to try again, several nexdome people in our group want to try again. also if I go pro - can I pay the difference to upgrade to the advanced/top level? at this point I have no idea what the extra 150.00 gains me. (it says advanced features). ? I can buy on opt - but I'm really torn...
by Ron
Sat Jun 08, 2019 7:05 am
Forum: Skychart
Topic: Trial - again?
Replies: 6
Views: 3094

Re: Trial - again?

I need to use the same "dome" computer. Are there any license codes that expire in 30 days?
by Ron
Fri Jun 07, 2019 5:53 am
Forum: Skychart
Topic: Trial - again?
Replies: 6
Views: 3094

Trial - again?

I did a trial a year ago (or more?) and I had problems with Prism controlling my Nexdome. So I left it (though I liked what did work). Nexdome just hired a top notch programmer to redo their firmware and ascom driver and we're in apha testing stage and I'd like to see if Prism will now work properly...
by Ron
Tue Jul 03, 2018 6:11 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: What do the colors mean on camera panels?
Replies: 1
Views: 1747

What do the colors mean on camera panels?

I have wondered what the green area meant... I now see the asi1600 is showing YELLOW?

What do these colors signify?
whatdothecolorsmean.JPG
by Ron
Mon Jul 02, 2018 7:52 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Dome "rotating" issue
Replies: 26
Views: 6925

Re: Dome "rotating" issue

Today's tests. I re-incorporated Poth. This then handles the dome slaving and tracking. (works). All is well- EXCEPT. The dome control (which now accurately shows the dome position) will not show the AZ of the mount. The mount IS tracking outside the dome shutter. (in reality). But as you can see, i...
by Ron
Sun Jul 01, 2018 8:13 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Dome "rotating" issue
Replies: 26
Views: 6925

Re: Dome "rotating" issue

I installed SGP (it was gone because of my reformat and windows install). and I installed PHD. I set both up without any hiccups and all worked fine. Dome and slaving worked perfect. I found I had to either use SLAVE poth with geometry settings. Or - SGP with geo settings. The geometry settings were...
by Ron
Fri Jun 29, 2018 5:37 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Dome "rotating" issue
Replies: 26
Views: 6925

Re: Dome "rotating" issue

I got rid of that error - something to do with APCC.
by Ron
Fri Jun 29, 2018 2:52 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Dome "rotating" issue
Replies: 26
Views: 6925

Re: Dome "rotating" issue

Zero'd out poth. I tried nothing and it complained it needed values. I just tried again with 0's and it took it. I'll test like this.

no different. Except now I'm getting this error.
Again I welcome you or anyone to REMOTE DESKTOP into my dome PC and have at it.
by Ron
Fri Jun 29, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Dome "rotating" issue
Replies: 26
Views: 6925

Re: Dome "rotating" issue

I tried to zero - it did't let me save... if I clicked OK - It said those areas were blank. Is there a french/euro forum where I might talk to others using the same gear? (I can use a translator). I LOVE this program. I can see by the speed, and the chart and the goto and the place solves and the fo...
by Ron
Fri Jun 29, 2018 12:43 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Dome "rotating" issue
Replies: 26
Views: 6925

Re: Dome "rotating" issue

It didn't work without poth booted. I'll clear them from poth and see if that helps. (I suspect not) I use to be a paid alpha/beta tester for Activision and I tend to test to track things down. Though - stumped... so I'll let you tell me = )
by Ron
Fri Jun 29, 2018 12:41 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Dome "rotating" issue
Replies: 26
Views: 6925

Re: Dome "rotating" issue

Are the geometry settings set in both PRISM and POTH? if so, it'll never work as the correction are doubled up. Can you please verify? It seems to use one or the other. If I select the rotator to track in PRism, then the "SLAVE" box unchecks in poth. Additionally, if I check SLAVE in poth, then Pris...
by Ron
Fri Jun 29, 2018 12:39 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Dome "rotating" issue
Replies: 26
Views: 6925

Re: Dome "rotating" issue

Maybe we can learn what not to do for a TROUBLE SHOOTING section. = ) I'm extremely active in lots of facebook groups and forums and I can really promote HOW GREAT PRISM IS - but I need to get it working. I'll be worth the time and effort. No poth - no APCC - no help. When I connect the dome did say...
by Ron
Fri Jun 29, 2018 12:16 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Dome "rotating" issue
Replies: 26
Views: 6925

Re: Dome "rotating" issue

Will do now - I'm also testing on my own. Be aware that I'm using APCC (mach1 mount) A 500. program that adds great functionality to my mount. Also Poth - so I'm now trying it like you say (others discovering comets are!) in the RAW = ) no APCC and no poth. I'll see how that goes. They are using it ...
by Ron
Fri Jun 29, 2018 11:49 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Dome "rotating" issue
Replies: 26
Views: 6925

Re: Dome "rotating" issue

Hamza, with all due respect... I'm very use to software people saying their software isn't to blame. (SGP is famous for that one). I understand you may have a stable version and I WISH I COULD SAY THAT. But please, be aware that I'm LISTENING and willing to do anything to get this to work. (remove a...
by Ron
Fri Jun 29, 2018 6:50 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Dome "rotating" issue
Replies: 26
Views: 6925

Re: Dome "rotating" issue

Bad test last night. Scope was rarely pointing out the shutter opening. (big sigh) and everytime I would click on the first star for guiding calibration Prism dropped to windows. I tried about 5 times (making adjustments to stop the crash) and couldn't make it happen. I closed up and went to bed. Do...
by Ron
Thu Jun 28, 2018 4:46 pm
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: Suggest New Tutorial Topics
Replies: 21
Views: 34040

Re: Suggest New Tutorial Topics

I'd like to see one on interfacing with a dome. I'm playing guessing games and a bit of trial and error to try and figure out how to set it. (mostly error). Im' also forced to use poth - to enter offsets. Sure they have to be in Prism too? I'm loving Prism for what I see it can do, but learning is s...
by Ron
Thu Jun 28, 2018 4:21 pm
Forum: setting up Prism
Topic: Dumb question? how to remove a mask
Replies: 1
Views: 1829

Dumb question? how to remove a mask

For my guiding camera, there was a option under #2 camera tab misc. I didn't know what it was so I cilcked it and it wouldn't back out without me clicking on a file. (I suspect its for a graphic/grid) but I entered a random filename and I can't get out of it without clicking on another filename. I T...
by Ron
Thu Jun 28, 2018 3:21 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Dome "rotating" issue
Replies: 26
Views: 6925

Re: Dome "rotating" issue

working out kinks. I found I need to use POTH hub, then connect my mount and dome to that. Then connect Prism to POTH. This allows me to 1. set "OFFSETS" for the dome rotation. I don't see any settings for this in Prism? (SGP had them) Poth has them. So I think I'm okay, I set the offset for the dom...
by Ron
Wed Jun 27, 2018 6:33 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Dome "rotating" issue
Replies: 26
Views: 6925

Re: Dome "rotating" issue

full reinstall of win10 and all software - thinking going well. ROTATING still appears sometimes in prism at boot up of the dome, but any bump of the dome through the driver gets them synced up. So not a problem. Loving Prism so car, but so much to learn. It does SO MUCH.
by Ron
Tue Jun 26, 2018 9:46 am
Forum: Skychart
Topic: How do you define a RT horizon profile?
Replies: 8
Views: 3344

Re: How do you define a RT horizon profile?

My final.
by Ron
Mon Jun 25, 2018 9:05 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: How to stop guiding process?
Replies: 1
Views: 1898

How to stop guiding process?

I was guiding (with mixed results) So I went to pick another star and tried to abort guiding. I click STOP - and nothing happens. I closed sub frame of star - no help. I go to close Lodestar window... I get an error pop up ... well you read it? Where is this guiding process panel? I seem to be hung ...
by Ron
Mon Jun 25, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: setting up Prism
Topic: Image acquisition: file naming+data ?
Replies: 1
Views: 1700

Image acquisition: file naming+data ?

I've searched around and can not find where to set the filenames for the subs. Of course I want to include the target name, SURELY THE FILTER, exposure would be nice too... if not also gain. I did some image grabs last night and I'm trying to work the details for next imaging test.
by Ron
Mon Jun 25, 2018 11:24 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Connecting guide camera SX lodestar
Replies: 2
Views: 2018

Re: Connecting guide camera SX lodestar

I set it up a different way and it seems to work? (but is it the best way?) I want great guiding. I think you had told me to use the ActiveX / usb option. That is what errors. I now have it set as... Camera #2 CCD camera selected is ASCOM camera camera selection (driver in ascom opens) I select star...
by Ron
Sun Jun 24, 2018 5:51 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Telescope Control
Replies: 4
Views: 2407

Re: Telescope Control

I wanted to know the same. I have been using "define this position as parking" in the chart settings and it didn't seem to work? I did a save the way you said to above. I'll see how that works. As long as I'm here. I've been doing weird slews (to test park) and it goes somewhere wild. I don't see an...
by Ron
Sat Jun 23, 2018 2:03 pm
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: Skychart - Setup menu
Replies: 4
Views: 3410

Re: Skychart - Setup menu

thanks - that was all due to the corrupted files - I did a clean OS install and all my drivers, and software gain and now its working. I was doing it right but the files were not opening/closing properly. This issue is solved. I do have a couple other little things - but still installing drivers and...
by Ron
Sat Jun 23, 2018 12:19 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Connecting guide camera SX lodestar
Replies: 2
Views: 2018

Connecting guide camera SX lodestar

I've reformatted the drive, installed the OS and starting a new with Prism. I like it a LOT MORE With a working registry. So everything is working well so far... except. When I go to connect the lodestar I get " file can't be found". I looked and it's in the prism directory? nolib.JPG I forgot how I...
by Ron
Fri Jun 22, 2018 5:30 am
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: Skychart - Setup menu
Replies: 4
Views: 3410

Re: Skychart - Setup menu

This is my primary problem at this point. I've clicked "NOW" and tried use computer time... nothing makes it go away.
by Ron
Fri Jun 22, 2018 5:27 am
Forum: setting up Prism
Topic: Some setup issues...?
Replies: 14
Views: 4302

Re: Some setup issues...?

More of windows greatness! Prism was super stable at first (day) everything went crazy and made no sense. This could be due to the crash which corrupted something. I'll work on that today and will figure that all my craziness has been due to corrupted data.
by Ron
Fri Jun 22, 2018 5:20 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Dome "rotating" issue
Replies: 26
Views: 6925

Re: Dome "rotating" issue

I tired to do a restore, it said it couldn't (windows - gotta love it).
I do have a backup, I'll see if problems persist today and if so, I'll try my backup.
no matter which - it will be a reinstall of a lot of things as well as setups. Crossing my finders.
by Ron
Thu Jun 21, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Dome "rotating" issue
Replies: 26
Views: 6925

Re: Dome "rotating" issue

I have lots of registry errors. (small snippit).... Since it was working - maybe I should uninstall - reinstall and start from scratch. I obviously messed something up. [Main]: UTC 2018-06-22 02h14m26.757s {737.4 ms} : Registry Read Error : -> \Software\Prism\Debug:EnableSaveImageGuid : value does n...
by Ron
Thu Jun 21, 2018 8:13 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Dome "rotating" issue
Replies: 26
Views: 6925

Re: Dome "rotating" issue

It seems to be telling it to rotate - (go something) and it's not... so prism seems to hang waiting for it to comply. I found if I move the dome manually with Poth, it complies and Prism is happy and releases it. I'm running poth which is a hub and connects to the mount and dome. I then connect Pris...
by Ron
Thu Jun 21, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: setting up Prism
Topic: During device connect - I get Unauthorized exception
Replies: 3
Views: 2010

Re: During device connect - I get Unauthorized exception

Clicking OK to the last error - presented me with the Hardware setup option window. Clicking on mount to find the issue I see this and I click setup... this error appears. Mine you that the POTH ascom drivers are loaded and are running (far left). scope RA is updating... What why does it think the d...
by Ron
Thu Jun 21, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: setting up Prism
Topic: During device connect - I get Unauthorized exception
Replies: 3
Views: 2010

Re: During device connect - I get Unauthorized exception

So I click OK in the above error pop up - and yet another... I get this.
Please can someone help me track down these issues? I don't think my focuser uses mircons, it uses steps. (feather touch and lynx focus units.

anothererror.JPG
by Ron
Thu Jun 21, 2018 7:24 pm
Forum: setting up Prism
Topic: During device connect - I get Unauthorized exception
Replies: 3
Views: 2010

Re: During device connect - I get Unauthorized exception

Trying to figure this out - I clicked on settings hardware - and now this error. (related) Drivers are installed, I'm running poth. Poth has the dome drive loaded. (and works and connected) I'm now trying to connect Prism to the Poth hub.dome. (it did... but started giving me problems) maybe somethi...
by Ron
Thu Jun 21, 2018 7:20 pm
Forum: setting up Prism
Topic: During device connect - I get Unauthorized exception
Replies: 3
Views: 2010

During device connect - I get Unauthorized exception

When ever I try to connect devices. (clicking the SCT icon) I often get one error or another. I keep thinking I don't have admin access to the files or something?
I am using remote desktop to the nuc in the dome. I'm connecting and I get this error. (I did run Prism as admin).

unauthorized.JPG
by Ron
Thu Jun 21, 2018 6:43 pm
Forum: Skychart
Topic: Skychart labels
Replies: 3
Views: 2215

Re: Skychart labels

Great tip - I didn't turn on NCG because there were so many. Now I can and I just limited them to the brightest... (up to 11.5) reveals the primaries.
by Ron
Thu Jun 21, 2018 5:48 pm
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: Skychart - Setup menu
Replies: 4
Views: 3410

Re: Skychart - Setup menu

I watched this and another general settings one. My telescope was pointing and slewing on the starchart. But something changed and it no longer gives me a 'slew to' option.
I have the red warning sign in the lower left.

timeproblem.JPG
time2.JPG
by Ron
Thu Jun 21, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: setting up Prism
Topic: Some setup issues...?
Replies: 14
Views: 4302

Re: Some setup issues...?

I had some major problems. I reinstalled Prism and Ascom and they seem to be settled down at least for now. (drivers were saying not installed and more). I'm wondering if I botched my install because it asks to update, but then my virus checker made it spit up on the update. I said ignore but I don'...
by Ron
Thu Jun 21, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: PRISM unlock USB
Replies: 2
Views: 2296

Re: PRISM unlock USB

bad link I get a 404
by Ron
Thu Jun 21, 2018 5:36 pm
Forum: setting up Prism
Topic: Lodestar X2 and Prism 10 Message
Replies: 7
Views: 3147

Re: Lodestar X2 and Prism 10 Message

On the camera settings above, you have Use camera embedded guiding relay port checked. Is that only checked if using a cable from lodestar to mount? I'm not using the cable, so I leave this unchecked?
by Ron
Thu Jun 21, 2018 5:21 pm
Forum: setting up Prism
Topic: How do I interface the cloudwatcher?
Replies: 4
Views: 2335

Re: How do I interface the cloudwatcher?

thanks - that worked, now how will this close the shutter...
ah - I see - it calls the cloudwatcher program in the background and that will fire off my script to close the shutter?
by Ron
Thu Jun 21, 2018 5:00 pm
Forum: setting up Prism
Topic: How do I interface the cloudwatcher?
Replies: 4
Views: 2335

Re: How do I interface the cloudwatcher?

sorry I'm excited to get it working, so I'm over zealous.
I'll try and stop drop n roll. =
as you requested.

cwsetup.JPG
by Ron
Thu Jun 21, 2018 4:32 pm
Forum: setting up Prism
Topic: Some setup issues...?
Replies: 14
Views: 4302

Re: Some setup issues...?

so my rectangle above?
by Ron
Thu Jun 21, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: setting up Prism
Topic: Some setup issues...?
Replies: 14
Views: 4302

Re: Some setup issues...?

you didn't read or answer anything I asked = ( I didn't ask about a crash.
Thats ok, I've worn out my welcome. = (
by Ron
Thu Jun 21, 2018 2:06 pm
Forum: setting up Prism
Topic: Some setup issues...?
Replies: 14
Views: 4302

Re: Some setup issues...?

entered my location "DATE AND PLACE" again. It will not allow my elevation to stick. I can type it in, but next time I open it - it's apache elevation. So I enter in my location - LAT AND LONG again. I go mow the lawn. when I came back (I left the program running). Guess what my location was. Apache...
by Ron
Thu Jun 21, 2018 11:58 am
Forum: Getting started
Topic: wow man - frustrating
Replies: 1
Views: 1749

wow man - frustrating

1. You probably read of my dome rotating issue in another topic. I found I can free up (the locked up state) by forcing the dome to rotate in another program (Poth hub) for example. It seems when it says rotating, it should be and isn't. Not sure why. But giving it a push from Poth makes Prism dome ...
by Ron
Thu Jun 21, 2018 11:02 am
Forum: setting up Prism
Topic: Some setup issues...?
Replies: 14
Views: 4302

Re: Some setup issues...?

As you requested I also have had some strange things happen. Some errors. Once the program crashed. Upon reloading it could not find my horizon file. (it was there) but somehow the PATH was changed? Now after the dome got hung up again (in another post) stick in rotating mode). I depowered everythin...
by Ron
Thu Jun 21, 2018 8:19 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Dome "rotating" issue
Replies: 26
Views: 6925

Dome "rotating" issue

I had this before and it went away with a total shut down and restart the next day. The problem is BACK. My dome control window (state) at bottom says Rotating... (it's not moving). Luckily I know when this happened. I was reading the manual for the dome control and I clicked Parking NORTH. (all the...
by Ron
Thu Jun 21, 2018 7:05 am
Forum: setting up Prism
Topic: How do I interface the cloudwatcher?
Replies: 4
Views: 2335

How do I interface the cloudwatcher?

I have cloudwatcher/solo. In hardware settings of Prism I have "cloud sensor" set to ascom interface option. And below for type I have ASCOM AAGCW safety monitor selected and configured to read the file. I click Properties and check file and it says file seems ok, weather is reported unsafe now. So ...
by Ron
Thu Jun 21, 2018 5:41 am
Forum: Getting started
Topic: This guiding any good?
Replies: 3
Views: 2047

Re: This guiding any good?

It says .92 which is poor RMS for my mount. (PHD use to give me .3-.4) LATER I was guiding again and it picked a smaller star. The RMS error was much lower. .33 - however the plots in the 2D pixel area were outside the box? and my test exposures had trails. ?????????????????????? I also adjusted (pl...
by Ron
Wed Jun 20, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: Getting started
Topic: This guiding any good?
Replies: 3
Views: 2047

This guiding any good?

I'm only use to PHD2 - I'm use to tweaking settings, but not sure what to tweak n Prism. Well at least Im' guiding! Took about 5-6 tries at calibration. Needed to change my numbers up to 20 like the instructions said. BUT IS THIS ANY GOOD? My plots are in the box? Instructions example showed hits ou...
by Ron
Wed Jun 20, 2018 7:26 am
Forum: Skychart
Topic: How do you define a RT horizon profile?
Replies: 8
Views: 3344

Re: How do you define a RT horizon profile?

I did - I've refinded my numbers now. My problem is the option changes on reboot. Did I have to click "DEFAULT"?
I clicked "SAVE" but it wants new to enter a new setting file. I suspect it's loading a default setting file?
by Ron
Wed Jun 20, 2018 7:24 am
Forum: setting up Prism
Topic: Some setup issues...?
Replies: 14
Views: 4302

Re: Some setup issues...?

2. If your steps come out around less than 1 pixel that probably means you setup your guiding ST4 which might not be the case This is the confusing part. I see some reference to this and some check boxed. The wording is not real clear when I read them (does this mean it's ST4 on or off?) I'm reading...
by Ron
Wed Jun 20, 2018 7:20 am
Forum: setting up Prism
Topic: How many PCs can I install PRISM on?
Replies: 3
Views: 2266

Re: How many PCs can I install PRISM on?

typically ONE install would work for me. (in the dome). BUT if I go with adanced that has post processing. I'd want it on my (in house) PC as well where I keep my post processing software). So two should suffice.
by Ron
Wed Jun 20, 2018 7:19 am
Forum: Getting started
Topic: GHOST TOWN? anyone use this program or forum?
Replies: 2
Views: 1925

Re: GHOST TOWN? anyone use this program or forum?

been cloudy here for a week. So where does one get support? I added a custom horizon and it worked, but upon reboot it's gone. Is there a "SAVE SETTINGS" I'm missing? I just tried clicking "DEFAULT". my other question is - how does connection to cloudwatcher work? (I don't see a safe/unsafe display?...
by Ron
Tue Jun 19, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: Getting started
Topic: GHOST TOWN? anyone use this program or forum?
Replies: 2
Views: 1925

GHOST TOWN? anyone use this program or forum?

Excited to learn and get some tips - but no one has been here for several days?
by Ron
Mon Jun 18, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: Skychart
Topic: How do you define a RT horizon profile?
Replies: 8
Views: 3344

Re: How do you define a RT horizon profile?

What is the 2nd number representative of? I guessed a pretty good horizon so far ...
using 0 (horizon) to 90 as straight up. ??? correct?

I roughed it in - and have this so far. I'll clean it up now that it's working. Thanks for the post.
by Ron
Mon Jun 18, 2018 6:52 pm
Forum: Skychart
Topic: How do you define a RT horizon profile?
Replies: 8
Views: 3344

Re: How do you define a RT horizon profile?

thanks - I'll try this. Seems a bit of a chore. Just fyi - there is a app I have on iphone that creates your horizon by using the camera and panning around. The app then uses that and it's a awesome app. (called OBSERVER PRO ) fairly cheap. My most used IOS app. Anyway - I WONDER if the dat file it ...
by Ron
Mon Jun 18, 2018 12:59 pm
Forum: post-update issues
Topic: Virus detected in update?
Replies: 4
Views: 2437

Re: Virus detected in update?

patches are often seen as "program modifications" and are flagged as a possible virus. 90% of the time - are not.
by Ron
Sun Jun 17, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: APCC Pro, ASCOM AP Driver, Prism Advanced with an AP Mount -
Replies: 5
Views: 2660

Re: APCC Pro, ASCOM AP Driver, Prism Advanced with an AP Mount -

Ah I did experience the issue. I told APCC to park3 and it went wild. This is from allowing Prism to call APCC? What I have done is I run POTH HUB. I connect the dome and the mount. (apcc). I then run prism which is configured to use the poth driver for dome and for mount. Not sure if this will impr...
by Ron
Sun Jun 17, 2018 7:13 am
Forum: setting up Prism
Topic: Some setup issues...?
Replies: 14
Views: 4302

Some setup issues...?

several issues. 1. At first dome worked great - I must have configured something differently? It now says ROTATING (all the time) and errors that it's in motion. (when it's not) and will not rotate at all. Open and close / shutter work. (I'm back UPDATE: booted today and dome rotation looks fine). O...
by Ron
Sat Jun 16, 2018 6:59 pm
Forum: Getting started
Topic: Hello - new user ... questions and comments so far
Replies: 14
Views: 4170

Re: Hello - new user ... questions and comments so far

I'll try to start new posts per topic from now one. (my initial string of questions are probably done).
by Ron
Sat Jun 16, 2018 6:30 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: APCC Pro, ASCOM AP Driver, Prism Advanced with an AP Mount -
Replies: 5
Views: 2660

Re: APCC Pro, ASCOM AP Driver, Prism Advanced with an AP Mount -

Where did you end up. I’m just starting to demo the software. I need to figure out guiding with it. But I’m making progress much faster than I did with sgp. I love that it can be busy with things like plate solving that doesn’t freeze up everything else like sgp does. I using apcc pro. I didn’t know...
by Ron
Sat Jun 16, 2018 2:28 pm
Forum: Getting started
Topic: Hello - new user ... questions and comments so far
Replies: 14
Views: 4170

Re: Hello - new user ... questions and comments so far

How to delete posts? (my last two) I solved the problem. It says enter the mount.dome stats in M (meters) I tried that and that's what screwed it up. erased everything but the 1.2 meter diameter... and it works normal again it appears. Anyone using a Nexdome - what do you put for mount off sets? And...
by Ron
Sat Jun 16, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: Getting started
Topic: Hello - new user ... questions and comments so far
Replies: 14
Views: 4170

Re: Hello - new user ... questions and comments so far

stumped. rebooted, power cycled everything. I called up the Map and it showed it was pointing (park 3 north star). As it is... and should. I did a "SYNC" to this position. (it did) and didn't fix the graphic in the obsy ? It seems to think the dome IS ROTATING. As its message states. ??
by Ron
Sat Jun 16, 2018 1:16 pm
Forum: Getting started
Topic: Hello - new user ... questions and comments so far
Replies: 14
Views: 4170

Re: Hello - new user ... questions and comments so far

while downloading to install teh plate solve catalogs. (it doesn't like what I had).

I'm having a weird issue. I keep getting a error that says teh dome is already moving.
and it's not moving. It's homed.

It was tracking with the scope, now it doesn't move and I get the error.
any ideas?
by Ron
Sat Jun 16, 2018 10:55 am
Forum: Getting started
Topic: Hello - new user ... questions and comments so far
Replies: 14
Views: 4170

Re: Hello - new user ... questions and comments so far

Next issue. (watched the commet / plate solve video) amazing. Followed along, but my plate solve can't time to find a file/catalog?

UPDATE: I now see the UAC cat is in the download area). downloading it.
by Ron
Sat Jun 16, 2018 10:17 am
Forum: Getting started
Topic: Hello - new user ... questions and comments so far
Replies: 14
Views: 4170

Re: Hello - new user ... questions and comments so far

Next question: hardware connected, my cloud sensor (setup is good - I select my driver, I have it point to the cloudwatcher/solo folder and read the file... the driver says "looks good currently unsafe". (which it is). So setup looks great. When hardware is connected. All connects... tab under teles...
by Ron
Sat Jun 16, 2018 9:57 am
Forum: Getting started
Topic: Hello - new user ... questions and comments so far
Replies: 14
Views: 4170

Re: Hello - new user ... questions and comments so far

I've spent some time with the manual and help files again. I finally sound where to enter my location. = ) My question at this point. I setup camera 2 as guider. I have never used the ST4 port? I don't have to do I? You said you did with your CVX mount. I have a AP Mach1. typically that's all handle...
by Ron
Fri Jun 15, 2018 8:35 pm
Forum: Getting started
Topic: Hello - new user ... questions and comments so far
Replies: 14
Views: 4170

Re: Hello - new user - is are images so contrasty/low bit?

Amazed at how far I got in the first 90 minutes. Well bed time.
I'll hit it in the morning.
by Ron
Fri Jun 15, 2018 8:30 pm
Forum: Getting started
Topic: Hello - new user ... questions and comments so far
Replies: 14
Views: 4170

Re: Hello - new user - is are images so contrasty/low bit?

I can't get the "cuts" to lock in. I did a shot. (to contrasty) Slicing the histogram controls I like how it looks around high cut reading of 1508 and low cut of -20 If I go to enter these in under settings it says they're out of range? so how can I SAVE these? Of course - it might be in the manual!...
by Ron
Fri Jun 15, 2018 8:24 pm
Forum: Getting started
Topic: Hello - new user ... questions and comments so far
Replies: 14
Views: 4170

Re: Hello - new user - is are images so contrasty/low bit?

I found skins right away (something I've requested of SGP) they can't seem to handle it (or don't want to). In 15 minutes I was already ripping off shots of M13 from clicking on it in the programs planetarium to viewing images. (IT took me a month to get that far in SGP). Did you write this? (one ma...
by Ron
Fri Jun 15, 2018 6:54 pm
Forum: Getting started
Topic: Hello - new user ... questions and comments so far
Replies: 14
Views: 4170

Re: Hello - new user - is are images so contrasty/low bit?

DOH found contrast lum and "moon" present looks better. I still I want more range. I can slide the sliders... but how to I save "my settings as default?
by Ron
Fri Jun 15, 2018 6:45 pm
Forum: Getting started
Topic: Hello - new user ... questions and comments so far
Replies: 14
Views: 4170

Re: Hello - new user - is are images so contrasty/low bit?

Here's an example. Same shot. Left is how it looks in SGP and Pixinsight right is in Prism? Maybe it's OVERLY STRETCHED? I'll see If I can find some histogram control.
by Ron
Fri Jun 15, 2018 6:37 pm
Forum: Getting started
Topic: Hello - new user ... questions and comments so far
Replies: 14
Views: 4170

Hello - new user ... questions and comments so far

I've had it with the lousy support for SGP. I'm tired of asking for simple requests to be sold "that's to hard". I installed Prism after a friend recommended it. I watched most videos first. Looks nice if it works. So I just installed and started setting up hardware, then software. As a test I fired...