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MaxPilote: Software to manage Maxim DL/FocusMax...
      #5169793 - 04/13/12 08:06 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





Edited by totolesbaloches (04/13/12 04:45 PM)


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Re: MaxPilote : Software to manage Maxim DL/FocusMax/P new [Re: totolesbaloches]
      #5169914 - 04/13/12 09:27 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

Edited by Raginar (04/13/12 09:29 AM)


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Re: MaxPilote : Software to manage Maxim DL/FocusMax/P new [Re: Raginar]
      #5169965 - 04/13/12 09:57 AM

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

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


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Re: MaxPilote : Software to manage Maxim DL/FocusMax/P new [Re: totolesbaloches]
      #5170749 - 04/13/12 04:47 PM

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

and, Raginar, you will have multi target !!

Edited by totolesbaloches (04/15/12 02:45 PM)


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Re: MaxPilote : Software to manage Maxim DL/FocusMax/P new [Re: totolesbaloches]
      #5170841 - 04/13/12 05:34 PM

Looks like a nice software!
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Re: MaxPilote : Software to manage Maxim DL/FocusMax/P new [Re: blueman]
      #5171138 - 04/13/12 08:50 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!

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Re: MaxPilote : Software to manage Maxim DL/FocusMax/P new [Re: PGW Steve]
      #5171171 - 04/13/12 09:13 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


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Re: MaxPilote : Software to manage Maxim DL/FocusMax/P new [Re: Raginar]
      #5171367 - 04/14/12 12:21 AM

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


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Re: MaxPilote : Software to manage Maxim DL/FocusMax/P new [Re: Raginar]
      #5171539 - 04/14/12 06:58 AM

Do you have last version : http://www.felopaul.com/poub/FocusMax3440.zip

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Re: MaxPilote : Software to manage Maxim DL/FocusMax/P new [Re: totolesbaloches]
      #5171697 - 04/14/12 10:04 AM

I'll check.

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Re: MaxPilote : Software to manage Maxim DL/FocusMax/P new [Re: PGW Steve]
      #5171932 - 04/14/12 12:10 PM

Quote:

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


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Re: MaxPilote : Software to manage Maxim DL/FocusMax/P new [Re: vpcirc]
      #5172170 - 04/14/12 02:54 PM

Update 1.00.08 Download and help :

i added :

- new color
- multi traget
- optimize code



Edited by totolesbaloches (04/15/12 02:46 PM)


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Re: MaxPilote : Software to manage Maxim DL/FocusMax/P new [Re: totolesbaloches]
      #5172269 - 04/14/12 04:00 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?

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Re: MaxPilote : Software to manage Maxim DL/FocusMax/P new [Re: LoveChina61]
      #5172299 - 04/14/12 04:19 PM

test this

http://www.felopaul.com/poub/MaxPilote.zip


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Re: MaxPilote : Software to manage Maxim DL/FocusMax/P new [Re: totolesbaloches]
      #5172351 - 04/14/12 04:53 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.
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Re: MaxPilote : Software to manage Maxim DL/FocusMax/P new [Re: blueman]
      #5172466 - 04/14/12 06:14 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

Edited by Raginar (04/14/12 06:34 PM)


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Re: MaxPilote : Software to manage Maxim DL/FocusMax/P new [Re: Raginar]
      #5172702 - 04/14/12 08:52 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.


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Re: MaxPilote : Software to manage Maxim DL/FocusMax/P new [Re: vpcirc]
      #5172835 - 04/14/12 10:27 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!


Quote:

Quote:

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




Edited by PGW Steve (04/14/12 10:48 PM)


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Re: MaxPilote : Software to manage Maxim DL/FocusMax/P [Re: PGW Steve]
      #5173065 - 04/15/12 02:00 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


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Re: MaxPilote : Software to manage Maxim DL/FocusMax/P [Re: LoveChina61]
      #5173850 - 04/15/12 02:44 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



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