Gemini Goto and epoch
Posted 23 August 2009 - 11:29 AM
Posted 23 August 2009 - 09:58 PM
Posted 24 August 2009 - 05:35 AM
I'm having some trouble getting my Gemini system and The Sky 6 Pro to play nicely together. Goto's from within the Sky 6 do not send Gemini to the proper location. Goto's from the hand controller do send Gemini to the proper location. This is frustrating to say the least. Is the Sky set to J2000? The Gemini is set to J2000 and I have a very good model in place. I know it is something simple but can't fiqure it out. Any ideas?
Did you try doing a go-to from TheSky, centering manually then synching? I don't think that TheSky makes use of your pointing model in the Gemini, but you might at least get them to agree with each other.
Posted 24 August 2009 - 07:56 AM
Goto Vega with The Sky
Vega may or may not be on the chip. Then I select Vega in the sky and center it on the chip and sync. The crosshairs in the sky move about 10 arcminutes or so off of Vega. Any Goto's I do with the hand controller are fine. My polar alignment is very good as well. Another point to make is that after I sync on Vega and the crosshairs move in The Sky. A goto even a very close star to Vega is way off.
Center Vega chose vega in The Sky and sync. The cross hairs then leave Vega and move about
Posted 24 August 2009 - 09:22 AM
I was looking at the help file for TheSky to see how they figure the Epoch but this documentation seems somewhat vague and I had to head to work before I could do a decent investigation. If I had to guess based on what I've read so far it uses 2000.0 as the Epoch but can be corrected for precession at need.
Posted 24 August 2009 - 09:36 AM
Posted 24 August 2009 - 09:52 AM
I want to try this out on my mount and laptop - unfortunately the sky doesn't look very good for the next couple of days but as soon as I can get a chance to check this out I will. I don't recall synch not working the last time I tried so I do want to verify this. If I'm working well thenm maybe we can match settings to see if this fixes you up.
Posted 24 August 2009 - 10:22 AM
Posted 24 August 2009 - 12:25 PM
Posted 24 August 2009 - 03:54 PM