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#1 Dirk

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Posted 08 March 2016 - 10:22 AM

Hello Group,
 
I'm using AutoSlew, CCDAP 5, MaximDL 5, TheSky X and DDW for my dome.
 
After updating to the latest AutoSlew version I have the problem, that during a CCDAP controled
image session, the guider moves after the meridan flip in the wrong direction. It seems that only the
X-axis is wrong.
 
Flip guide directions after flip within AutoSlew is not checked.
 
Attached my MaximDL guider settings.
 
Has anyone an idea where the problem is or what I have to change ?
 
 
Thanks and best regards,
Dirk

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#2 astrosirius

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Posted 08 March 2016 - 10:44 AM

Hello Dirk

 

Have you checked in Menu of Autoslew the Flip Options? Maybe you have the option selected in "Stay on side instead" instead of "Prefer West"

 

 

Best regards

 

Luis Romero

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Edited by astrosirius, 08 March 2016 - 10:44 AM.


#3 Dirk

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Posted 08 March 2016 - 11:24 AM

Hello Luis,

 

in AutoSlew I have selected "prefer west" and the limits for crossing meridian are set to "0".

 

The flip is working with no problems but the following guiding moves in the wrong way.

 

Here is also the CCDAP Log.

 

Best regards,

Dirk

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#4 maxmirot

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Posted 10 March 2016 - 02:54 PM

There is also meridian flip setting under autoguider. Try changing this.



#5 Dirk

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Posted 11 March 2016 - 09:20 AM

Hello maxmirot,

 

you mean the autoguider setting within AutoSlew ?

 

I'll test it as soon as the weather is ok.

 

 

Best regards,

Dirk


Edited by Dirk, 11 March 2016 - 09:22 AM.


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Posted 11 March 2016 - 10:23 PM

no, i believe he means within maximDL.  if i recall correctly, in the camera window, under the guide tab there is a check box you can select to reverse the x,y after a flip. 

 

(i also use maximDL, autoslew and theskyx.)



#7 Dirk

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Posted 12 March 2016 - 12:31 PM

@ maxmirot:
 
I have tested with enabling the option -Flip guide directions after Meridianflip- within AutoSlew.
But the result was similar. After the flip the X-axis guide direction was ok but the Y-axis
moves in the wrong way.
 
Here the lines from the CCDAP Log:
 
19:10:00 Telescope RA: 06 07 46.4, Dec: +18 38 28
19:10:00 Meridian Flip completed.
19:10:00 Flip Time: 225.2 sec.
19:10:00 Telescope RA: 06 07 46.4, Dec: +18 38 28
19:10:00 RevX, RevY: True, False
19:10:00 Refreshing guide star location...
19:10:04 Guide star measurement 1
19:10:10 Peak guide star ADU: 14712, measured at 3.00 sec.
19:10:10 Guider x: 235.0, y: 64.0, Array: 324x243
19:10:10 Guide star measurement 2
19:10:16 Peak guide star ADU: 15414, measured at 3.00 sec.
19:10:16 Guider x: 235.0, y: 64.0, Array: 324x243
19:10:16 Guide star measurement 3
19:10:22 Peak guide star ADU: 14310, measured at 3.00 sec.
19:10:22 Guider x: 235.0, y: 64.0, Array: 324x243
19:10:27 Guider x: 235.0, y: 64.0
19:10:27 Guider stopped.
19:10:27 Dither: 2.0, 0.0
19:10:44 Guide Error X: 2.22, Y: 0.79
19:10:50 Guide Error X: 0.30, Y: 1.62
19:10:57 Guide Error X: 0.32, Y: 2.77
19:11:03 Guide Error X: 0.22, Y: 7.11
19:11:10 Guide Error X: 1.27, Y: 14.75
19:11:18 Guider stopped.
19:11:24 Guide Star Fade (nm)
 
 
If I start with this settings a session on the west side, the guider moves in X- and Y-axis in the wrong way.
 
19:13:18 Peak guide star ADU: 4589, measured at 3.00 sec.
19:13:18 Guider x: 235.0, y: 66.0, Array: 324x243
19:13:26 Guider x: 235.0, y: 67.0
19:13:26 Guider stopped.
19:13:26 Dither: 0.0, 0.0
19:13:43 Guide Error X: 0.87, Y: 1.36
19:13:49 Guide Error X: 2.07, Y: 3.49
19:13:56 Guide Error X: 3.26, Y: 5.69
19:14:02 Guide Error X: 5.61, Y: 9.16
19:14:06 Guider stopped.
19:14:09 No guide error reported
19:14:09 Altitude: 54.7°
 
 
@ prefetch:
You mean I have to enable the "Auto Pier Flip" option within MaximDL and try the different "Reverse (X/Y) on Pier Flip" options within CCDAP ?
 
 
Best regards,
Dirk


#8 Dirk

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Posted 12 March 2016 - 05:13 PM

Sorry, I mean different "Reverse (X/Y) on Pier Flip" options within MaximDL....



#9 maxmirot

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Posted 12 March 2016 - 09:19 PM

There is a setting also in Autoslew.

 

Max



#10 Dirk

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Posted 13 March 2016 - 09:45 AM

Hi Max,

 

within AutoSlew I can only find the Option -Flip guide directions after Meridianflip-

But I can't find somthing like "only Reverse X" or "only Reverse Y"

 

Best regards,

Dirk



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Posted 17 March 2016 - 10:17 AM

Hello,
 
in the meantime I tested the MaximDL flip options "Reverse X, Reverse Y and Reverse X and Y".
To make these options active, I also enabled "Auto Pier Flip" within MaximDL.
 
Because after the pier flip the guiding moves wrong in the X-axis I used the Reverse X option. But now
the guiding moves wrong in the Y-axis. So I tried Reverse Y but now the X-axis moves wrong. So I tried
Reverse X and Y. This time the guider moves wrong in X-axis and Y-axis. It's curios, but the guiding
moves always wrong. 
 
Has anyone an idea why it's not possible to achive correct guiding with Reverse X, Reverse Y or Revers X and Y ?
 
Don't know if it's important for the behavier, I'm living on the northern hemisphere.
 
 
Regards,
Dirk





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