Jump to content


Photo

MaxPilote: Software to manage Maxim DL/FocusMax...

  • Please log in to reply
230 replies to this topic

#1 totolesbaloches

totolesbaloches

    Ranger 4

  • -----
  • Posts: 325
  • Joined: 22 Aug 2008
  • Loc: France

Posted 13 April 2012 - 07:06 AM

This app, which I developed in C #, can control the various soft.
The aim being mainly to a MAP autiomatique all X images and change filters
I added the management of Pinpoint for automatic pointing and turning

Manage the T° of the CCD in progress mode.

Especially, it is compatible with the AO LX because it manages the guide, and between two frame, home AO, center star ...

Download : http://www.felopaul.com/software.htm

It's a freeware

Posted Image

Posted Image

#2 Raginar

Raginar

    Fly Me to the Moon

  • *****
  • Posts: 6138
  • Joined: 19 Oct 2010
  • Loc: Rapid CIty, SD

Posted 13 April 2012 - 08:27 AM

Laurent,

I've been following your threads on the MaximDL Yahoo! Group. Thanks for the screen shots and pictures; I think I'll give it a run. Any possibility of being able to do scheduling of multiple targets with it? Does it actually handle a meridian flip automatically or do you still have to slew the scope manually and then it'll handle flipping the guide inputs?

Thank you so much for writing a program like this. It looks useful.

Chris

#3 totolesbaloches

totolesbaloches

    Ranger 4

  • -----
  • Posts: 325
  • Joined: 22 Aug 2008
  • Loc: France

Posted 13 April 2012 - 08:57 AM

yes , it's manage Flip, remake pinpoint, calibrate ....

multiple target can be a good idee ! I will do this.

#4 totolesbaloches

totolesbaloches

    Ranger 4

  • -----
  • Posts: 325
  • Joined: 22 Aug 2008
  • Loc: France

Posted 13 April 2012 - 03:47 PM

Here the next version (not online, to be finish)

and, Raginar, you will have multi target !!

#5 blueman

blueman

    Photon Catcher

  • *****
  • Posts: 5367
  • Joined: 20 Jul 2007
  • Loc: California

Posted 13 April 2012 - 04:34 PM

Looks like a nice software! :)
Blueman

#6 PGW Steve

PGW Steve

    Apollo

  • -----
  • Posts: 1341
  • Joined: 03 Oct 2006
  • Loc: Winnipeg, Canada

Posted 13 April 2012 - 07:50 PM

Interesting. I haven't been able to get the hang of the guiding in Maxim and have been using it for capture only, and having PHD do the guiding, you have that option.....I also have yet to configure Maxim to work with The Sky X, you have that listed on there as well....I think I'll give this a try!! Thank you for your efforts!

#7 Raginar

Raginar

    Fly Me to the Moon

  • *****
  • Posts: 6138
  • Joined: 19 Oct 2010
  • Loc: Rapid CIty, SD

Posted 13 April 2012 - 08:13 PM

PGW Steve,

Nice, I didn't notice that :). I'm gonna test this out this weekend. Can you add in notification? Like send an email when finished with a run? It'd be nice to get a text when my runs finish :)))

Thanks Laurent,

Chris

#8 Raginar

Raginar

    Fly Me to the Moon

  • *****
  • Posts: 6138
  • Joined: 19 Oct 2010
  • Loc: Rapid CIty, SD

Posted 13 April 2012 - 11:21 PM

Hey Laurent,

Just wanted you to know that I'm having trouble connecting to Focusmax through it. Any ideas on what I'd be messing up? The error I receive is "connection failed".

Chris

#9 totolesbaloches

totolesbaloches

    Ranger 4

  • -----
  • Posts: 325
  • Joined: 22 Aug 2008
  • Loc: France

Posted 14 April 2012 - 05:58 AM

Do you have last version : http://www.felopaul....ocusMax3440.zip

#10 Raginar

Raginar

    Fly Me to the Moon

  • *****
  • Posts: 6138
  • Joined: 19 Oct 2010
  • Loc: Rapid CIty, SD

Posted 14 April 2012 - 09:04 AM

:) I'll check.

#11 vpcirc

vpcirc

    Soyuz

  • *----
  • Posts: 3997
  • Joined: 09 Dec 2009
  • Loc: Merced CA

Posted 14 April 2012 - 11:10 AM

Interesting. I haven't been able to get the hang of the guiding in Maxim and have been using it for capture only, and having PHD do the guiding, you have that option.....I also have yet to configure Maxim to work with The Sky X, you have that listed on there as well....I think I'll give this a try!! Thank you for your efforts!


Steve if you are having issues with guiding in Maxim PM me. I'll help you through it. I struggled at first as well. Once I got it, I found it worked much better than PHD. I can also help you connect theSkyX

#12 totolesbaloches

totolesbaloches

    Ranger 4

  • -----
  • Posts: 325
  • Joined: 22 Aug 2008
  • Loc: France

Posted 14 April 2012 - 01:54 PM

Update 1.00.08 Download and help :

i added :

- new color
- multi traget
- optimize code



#13 LoveChina61

LoveChina61

    Viking 1

  • *****
  • Posts: 925
  • Joined: 19 Jun 2009

Posted 14 April 2012 - 03:00 PM

Sounds like great software. I went to the website and clicked on "MaxPilote" but no download link appeared. How can I download this fantastic tool?

#14 totolesbaloches

totolesbaloches

    Ranger 4

  • -----
  • Posts: 325
  • Joined: 22 Aug 2008
  • Loc: France

Posted 14 April 2012 - 03:19 PM

test this

http://www.felopaul....b/MaxPilote.zip

#15 blueman

blueman

    Photon Catcher

  • *****
  • Posts: 5367
  • Joined: 20 Jul 2007
  • Loc: California

Posted 14 April 2012 - 03:53 PM

This is quite a freeware software package! If I were not already using CCDAutoPilot, I would want to try this. Thanks for providing this to everyone.
Blueman

#16 Raginar

Raginar

    Fly Me to the Moon

  • *****
  • Posts: 6138
  • Joined: 19 Oct 2010
  • Loc: Rapid CIty, SD

Posted 14 April 2012 - 05:14 PM

I'll try out the multi-target once the weather is good. It does seem like an effective replacement for CCDAP.

Laurent, I'm using 3.6.4 for FocusMax. Is it doing some kind of a software check to make sure it's compatible?

Chris

#17 totolesbaloches

totolesbaloches

    Ranger 4

  • -----
  • Posts: 325
  • Joined: 22 Aug 2008
  • Loc: France

Posted 14 April 2012 - 07:52 PM

Ok Sorry download new update, i find a bug if you don't have T° with your focuser, now it's ok

Try it and say me.

#18 PGW Steve

PGW Steve

    Apollo

  • -----
  • Posts: 1341
  • Joined: 03 Oct 2006
  • Loc: Winnipeg, Canada

Posted 14 April 2012 - 09:27 PM

Thanks for the offer!

Laurent, thanks again for your software, I am going to try it out for sure. This looks to be the CCD answer to BackyardEOS, but it is FREE!


Interesting. I haven't been able to get the hang of the guiding in Maxim and have been using it for capture only, and having PHD do the guiding, you have that option.....I also have yet to configure Maxim to work with The Sky X, you have that listed on there as well....I think I'll give this a try!! Thank you for your efforts!


Steve if you are having issues with guiding in Maxim PM me. I'll help you through it. I struggled at first as well. Once I got it, I found it worked much better than PHD. I can also help you connect theSkyX



#19 LoveChina61

LoveChina61

    Viking 1

  • *****
  • Posts: 925
  • Joined: 19 Jun 2009

Posted 15 April 2012 - 01:00 AM

is it possible to set a different timer for each Target? It seems that when I set the Start Time and Finish Time on the first target, it changes to the same start and ending time on each of the other two targets as well.

Have you developed any manual of other help information?

Thank you SO MUCH for this excellent freeware program :)

#20 totolesbaloches

totolesbaloches

    Ranger 4

  • -----
  • Posts: 325
  • Joined: 22 Aug 2008
  • Loc: France

Posted 15 April 2012 - 01:44 PM

Lovechina, it's done

Version 1.00.82

download : http://www.felopaul.com/software.htm

I add :
- start time for each target
- fix bug

Posted Image

#21 LoveChina61

LoveChina61

    Viking 1

  • *****
  • Posts: 925
  • Joined: 19 Jun 2009

Posted 15 April 2012 - 02:31 PM

You're the greatest! Thanks :)

#22 Raginar

Raginar

    Fly Me to the Moon

  • *****
  • Posts: 6138
  • Joined: 19 Oct 2010
  • Loc: Rapid CIty, SD

Posted 15 April 2012 - 03:50 PM

Laurent, you've made quite a product it looks like. Might want to put up a donation page; I think you'd be surprised what you'd get. The closest 'product' that does what you're doing is CCDAP; it costs nearly 300 bucks to do multiple targets!

Thanks again, I love it.

Chris

#23 totolesbaloches

totolesbaloches

    Ranger 4

  • -----
  • Posts: 325
  • Joined: 22 Aug 2008
  • Loc: France

Posted 15 April 2012 - 04:57 PM

If someone who speak SPANISH, can tranmit me a picture of my soft translate in good astronomik spanish i will do a version

#24 totolesbaloches

totolesbaloches

    Ranger 4

  • -----
  • Posts: 325
  • Joined: 22 Aug 2008
  • Loc: France

Posted 15 April 2012 - 05:44 PM

i done a link to paypal, but i don't do this soft for this.
I receive more than 20 mail to ask this, i am suprise.

On begin , i do this soft for my setup, because i have problem with .... especily with the AO. I just want a focus each X file and when i change filter. After the soft go up up up because of your good ask !

#25 Raginar

Raginar

    Fly Me to the Moon

  • *****
  • Posts: 6138
  • Joined: 19 Oct 2010
  • Loc: Rapid CIty, SD

Posted 16 April 2012 - 08:14 AM

Thanks Laurent! This project is excellent. Now, I just need some clear skies :).

Chris






Cloudy Nights LLC
Cloudy Nights Sponsor: Astronomics