gemini 2 controller conflict?
Posted 15 April 2013 - 10:59 PM
I also connected and disconnected ASCOM several times switching between tools: CDC and EQAlign. During my process of polar aligning I had a couple of weird slews where the scope was pointed at the ground. I reset to CWD which wasn't right and had to manually move the axis to the correct position. Any ideas? Could one of the tools I was using be assuming a different location (long,lat)?
Thanks for your help!
Posted 16 April 2013 - 12:56 AM
First I would join the losmandy and gemini 2 yahoo groups where you will get very good help from those of us only concerned with these mounts and their positioning systems. We don't spend bandwidth comparing them to all comers or being overly moderated(IMHO!).
Us long term Gemini2 beta team members led by Tom Hilton, and Rene(chief SW/HW engineer) all pretty much live over there.
I just happened to check here for the first time in a while myself. One early thing to do is to find and mark the true CWD position of your mount! here's the link... http://gemini-2.com/...cwdposition.pdf
along with everything else are on http://www.gemini-2.com/
Congratulations on your new mount, you have a fine instrument and just as important you will soon meet ma great group of people.. I myself have no real need of ascom so I am the wrong person for that. The web interface and HC both talk to the same gemini2 HW so a setting like defining the proper mount HW as the G11 should be the same from either the web control or the hc. The cwd position will allow you to make a permanent mark on the ra and dec axii (get some white paint!) where your first goto bright star should always be right on the crosshairs or as close as you want to get it.
Note your firmware level in the web screen, reset your sram, wait wait,
goto gemini2.com and read everything there! It will take a day or two but then you will start to grok your mount! Tom spent a lot of time, just for folks like you!
See you there!
Rossmon aka Just Ross
Posted 16 April 2013 - 01:14 AM
Posted 16 April 2013 - 08:14 AM
I never had issues controlling all three methods at once (web, ASCOM, hand controller).
Oh, and make sure you have the most recent drivers (www.gemini-2.com). My last issue was due to having outdated ascom drivers.
Posted 16 April 2013 - 07:00 PM
Rossmon: I went through all of that more than once even before I bought the mount. Not fond of YGs. I will if I can't find answers elsewhere.
Hilmi: I'll check that. Seems to me I found that screen and it was okay.
Raginar: That might be it. I will go hunting for that setting and make sure it doesn't push to the mount.