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totolesbaloches
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Re: MaxPilote: Software to manage Maxim DL/FocusMax... new [Re: jerryyyyy]
      #5473215 - 10/16/12 12:18 PM

Ok thank you

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Chucke
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Re: MaxPilote: Software to manage Maxim DL/FocusMax... new [Re: totolesbaloches]
      #5473573 - 10/16/12 04:45 PM

Laurent,

On your website it says Maxim DL 5.18 is required. Will MaxPilote work with 5.15?

Chuck


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totolesbaloches
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Re: MaxPilote: Software to manage Maxim DL/FocusMax... new [Re: Chucke]
      #5473646 - 10/16/12 05:20 PM

Yes, they is no new fonction managable since

I change me web page, i put 5.XX


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jerryyyyy
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Re: MaxPilote: Software to manage Maxim DL/FocusMax... new [Re: totolesbaloches]
      #5483653 - 10/22/12 01:22 PM

I have been studying MaxPilote as I now have Maxim DL working well, but would like to capture a series of different objects over the night, which it appears I can do with MaxPilote.

However, I cannot see how one would automatically start guiding, even if a slew were corrected with PinPoint? Can this work automatically, say on a second target, assuming you had guiding set up correctly on the first target of the night?

Sorry, this is tedious, but have to proceed step-by-step.

A bientot.


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totolesbaloches
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Re: MaxPilote: Software to manage Maxim DL/FocusMax... new [Re: jerryyyyy]
      #5483784 - 10/22/12 02:39 PM

you have give good "min ADU", and Maxpilote up the guide time to have this min adu with your new target

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totolesbaloches
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Re: MaxPilote: Software to manage Maxim DL/FocusMax... new [Re: totolesbaloches]
      #5493229 - 10/28/12 03:18 PM

Version 2.01.24

download web page : http://www.felopaul.com/software.htm or "UPDATE"


i add :

- Added new USB sensor DewPoint available soon : http://www.usb-foc.us
- Temperature external
- Temperature probe placed on a remote mirror or otic
- Humidity
- Dew point (I'll quickly put piloting a VB script to start the resistance heating)

- The PDF manual is updated.




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Re: MaxPilote: Software to manage Maxim DL/FocusMax... new [Re: totolesbaloches]
      #5531571 - 11/21/12 06:30 AM

Laurent,

Can MP be configured to access weather data from a Boltwood 2 compliant text file? Thanks!!


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jerryyyyy
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Re: MaxPilote: Software to manage Maxim DL/FocusMax... new [Re: Chuck Faranda]
      #5531960 - 11/21/12 10:56 AM

Laurent,

I now have TheSky Pro, so may come back and retry your software....


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contraf15
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Re: MaxPilote: Software to manage Maxim DL/FocusMax... new [Re: jerryyyyy]
      #5595107 - 12/29/12 08:35 PM

Laurent,

I'm just getting started with automation and this software looks incredible! I do have one question. Would it be possible to call something other than Pinpoint for a plate solve? For example, the free PlateSolve2 program from PlaneWave Instruments ( http://www.planewave.com/index.php?page=4 ) gives me results that seem just as fast and accurate as PinpointLE. Maybe I'm asking too much from free software, but it would be nice!


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totolesbaloches
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Re: MaxPilote: Software to manage Maxim DL/FocusMax... new [Re: totolesbaloches]
      #5595834 - 12/30/12 10:25 AM

New update 2.01.26

Fix bug detect zone for data with oser soft...


Note: i will see for PlateSolve2

Edited by totolesbaloches (12/30/12 01:21 PM)


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totolesbaloches
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Re: MaxPilote: Software to manage Maxim DL/FocusMax... new [Re: totolesbaloches]
      #5614333 - 01/09/13 07:21 PM

New update 2.01.28

Use now Focusmax 3.7


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totolesbaloches
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Re: MaxPilote: Software to manage Maxim DL/FocusMax... new [Re: totolesbaloches]
      #5632196 - 01/19/13 08:38 PM

New uptdate Update 2.01.30

-come back to focusmax 3.6.0.77
-add Dropbox use
-add shoot without guiding for Mount HS, but manage Dithering in direct drive


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Re: MaxPilote: Software to manage Maxim DL/FocusMax... new [Re: totolesbaloches]
      #5642958 - 01/25/13 04:42 PM

Laurent,

What is the reason for going back to FocusMax 3.6 as opposed to 3.7?

Jeremy


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totolesbaloches
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Re: MaxPilote: Software to manage Maxim DL/FocusMax... new [Re: contraf15]
      #5681770 - 02/15/13 03:22 PM

Jeremy

focusmax seems to have problemes with some setup, loos parameters, not connect to maxim dl

Do you idee for this probleme ?

Laurent


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totolesbaloches
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Re: MaxPilote: Software to manage Maxim DL/FocusMax... new [Re: totolesbaloches]
      #5721726 - 03/09/13 07:40 AM

New update V2.01.36

- use focusmax 3.7.0.52
- fix bugs - add goto watchdog
- add delay for close dome
- use now AAG CloudW 7.20.100
- add "Substract background"
- add Rotator management


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Re: MaxPilote: Software to manage Maxim DL/FocusMax... new [Re: totolesbaloches]
      #5721932 - 03/09/13 10:08 AM

Hi, how are you all doing? I am still using CCDComander but also having problems integrating FocusMax. May give your software another try now that I have all the proper software pieces....

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Re: MaxPilote: Software to manage Maxim DL/FocusMax... new [Re: jerryyyyy]
      #5721980 - 03/09/13 10:35 AM

Jerry,

It works really well. I've always had issues with FocusMax for some reason though.

Laurent, is there anyway to set up a park at a specific time? I burned up a motor on my mi-250 because the safety limit failed, and if I wasn't relying on the safety... it wouldn't have been an issue. Any ideas?


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totolesbaloches
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Re: MaxPilote: Software to manage Maxim DL/FocusMax... new [Re: Raginar]
      #5750873 - 03/22/13 10:50 PM

I had the same problem with my Paramount if i forgeted or sleep , so i added a limit time, you have it in "StatUp"

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totolesbaloches
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Re: MaxPilote: Software to manage Maxim DL/FocusMax... [Re: totolesbaloches]
      #5750880 - 03/22/13 10:52 PM

New update 2.01.38

i add :
New showing
New Management for flip with Degre past meridian


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Re: MaxPilote: Software to manage Maxim DL/FocusMax... [Re: totolesbaloches]
      #5806813 - 04/18/13 02:15 PM

Laurent,

Very impressed. Every time I check out Maxpilote it gets nearer an excellent solution for me.

Please accept some suggestions. I may be wrong with (1) as I'm just starting to use a rotator and it is a bit confusing for me.

1) Rotator
a) The SkyX (and other programs) work on position angle (PA) and not necessarily rotator angle. When you click on "skymap" to bring an angle and object it reads the position angle whereas the angle from ASCOM is the actual angle of the rotator. There (perhaps) needs to be the facility to offset this difference

b) For a German equatorial then the actual angle versus the position angle change by 180 degrees (I think) so is there a way to automatically change this on a meridian flip?

2) Weather
I am not sure where the weather settings are. How do I set up so that if it's "unsafe" things stop. Also is there a way to simply "pause" if cloudy but to then "stop" if overcast? It's useful (in the UK!) for the session to "pause" for some conditions but close on others and even re-start when it becomes clear again.

3) Roof closure
Does the program park the mount BEFORE closing the roof? I have a roll off roof that would hit the telescope if shut too soon (well on my setup it wouldn't close because of safety switches)

4) The SkyX
Eventually it would be great to support The SkyX camera plugin

Many thanks for a great program and the amount of work it must take.

Best wishes

Paul


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