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Re: ES IEXOS-100 ExploreStars Issue

Ben32
 

Lloyd thank you for the advice,  Explore Stars is now finally working on the tablet here are the steps I took:

 

 

1.Downloaded the  ExploreStars.zipfrom http://02d3287.netsolhost.com/pmc-eight/Android.html.

 

2. Ran the  ExploreStars. zip in Downloads which created  a file called ExploreStars.sqlite and Image folder.

 

3. Opened the SD drive, typed following command: mkdir ExploreStars. If using windows right click make folder called ExploreStars.

 

4. Copied ExploreStars.sqlite and Image folder to the folder ExploreStars on SD card. 

 

5.Installed the SD card on the Tablet made sure folder and files were there.

 

6. From the tablet I Downloaded   APK file: com.explorescientific.explorestars.apk

 

7. Moved the   APK file from downloads to the ExploreStars folder on the SD drive. Once moved, double click the file and install it.

 

8.In Settings enabled  Unknown Sources, also in settings make sure Location is enabled. 

9. The app is working great afterwards, however IEXOS-100 is not a listed mount in options, I picked custom.

now I am just waiting for clear Skys to test it out. 


Re: ES IEXOS-100 ExploreStars Issue

brian skinner
 

Hi Ben, I had the same problem with my purchase. The app couldn't access the star data although both were downloaded successfully as far as I could tell. After a lot of what I call fannying around I realised what the problem was. If you look on the opening screen of the Explore Stars App you will see a Star data path statement/file string. You need to set up the same file string by renaming files and shifting them into the correct directories such that the Star Data files are at the end of this file string.
I am also running Android but 5.1.1 which seems to run fine so you shouldn't have a problem
Kind regards, Brian

On Sat, 2 Mar 2019 22:57 Ben32 <benr2502@... wrote:

I purchased the ES IEXOS-100, this is my first GoTo mount. The quality of the mount is outstanding. However; I am having some issues with the ExploreStars app on a android device. I am using a Galaxy tab E 9.6 running Android 7.1.1.

 

When I open ExploreStars I receive Sql errors and missing database. I have unzipped the files to the SD drive. But the .apk installer will not load. I have moved the file directly to the SD drive and tried installing it in the ExploreStars unzipped folder, and the ExploreStars folder No matter where I try to run the ExploreStars.apk file I receive the error “The package appears to be corrupt” I have downloaded it multiple times with the same issue. Any suggestion would be greatly appreciated, I really want to get this mount up and running.
 

Best Regards,

Ben


Re: ES IEXOS-100 ExploreStars Issue

James Ball
 

I am interested to know how you solve it, I just bought the same tablet today but need to get the SD card, didn't know I needed it until after I got home.

Waiting now for the mount to arrive :)


Re: ES IEXOS-100 ExploreStars Issue

simonsl23@...
 

Ben,
i has the same issue on my android tablet. I downloaded the explorestars zip file from here:
http://02d3287.netsolhost.com/pmc-eight/Android.html
When I unzipped it it has the missing sql file. I copied to the folder the error indicated it was missing from and it has worked fine since. Not sure why it isn’t installed with the app. I hope this helps.
Lloyd


Re: Batteries

George
 
Edited

This is what I purchased. A bit pricey, but worth it, I've used it for several hours, say 12 and still haven't had to recharge. It has A/C outlets to which is really nice for other field equipment. 

100-Watt Portable Generator Power Station, 40800mAh 151Wh CPAP Battery Pack, Home Camping Emergency Power Supply Charged by Solar Panel/Wall Outlet/Car with Dual 110V AC Inverter, DC 12V, USB Ports

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01M3S00H0/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_enXECb9Q9GJ4G

--
Mounts: EXOS2-GT PMC-8 , NexstarSe
Scopes: Skywatcher Quattro 8" , Nexstar5se
Cameras: ZWO ASI183MC , Revolution Imager CCD


ES IEXOS-100 ExploreStars Issue

Ben32
 
Edited

I purchased the ES IEXOS-100, this is my first GoTo mount. The quality of the mount is outstanding. However; I am having some issues with the ExploreStars app on a android device. I am using a Galaxy tab E 9.6 running Android 7.1.1.

 

When I open ExploreStars I receive Sql errors and missing database. I have unzipped the files to the SD drive. But the .apk installer will not load. I have moved the file directly to the SD drive and tried installing it in the ExploreStars unzipped folder, and the ExploreStars folder No matter where I try to run the ExploreStars.apk file I receive the error “The package appears to be corrupt” I have downloaded it multiple times with the same issue. Any suggestion would be greatly appreciated, I really want to get this mount up and running.
 

Best Regards,

Ben


Re: Batteries

Jay Stanley
 

If you are in the US I use a Harbor Freight 3 in 1 Jump Start https://www.harborfreight.com/3-in-1-portable-power-pack-with-jump-starter-62306.html  They have them on sale all the time for $39.99 and I use a fused cigarette lighter adapter to the female connector that fits my EXOS2-GT PMC8 mount.
CS,
Jay
 
 

From: Jerry Hubbell - Explore Scientific
Sent: Saturday, March 02, 2019 1:57 PM
To: MAIN@ESPMC-Eight.groups.io
Subject: Re: [ESPMC-Eight] Batteries
 
On Sat, Mar 2, 2019 at 01:56 PM, Richard Kirsch wrote:
I don’t want to fry the iEXOS-100 with too much of a power surge.
Hi Richard,

The iEXOS 100 requires a minimum of 12 Vdc to operate and when working correctly will draw the proper amount of current required. There is no way a power supply can "induce" a power surge into the electronics unless there was an internal failure causing a short which would draw a large amount of current from the supply. Some 12 Vdc cigarette lighter jack cables have internal fuses. If you use that type of connector, you can put a 2 amp fuse in the connector and it will provide some protection if the PMC-Eight started to draw too much current for some reason.

The voltage regulators built into the PMC-Eight circuit board can tolerate voltages up to 25 Vdc although since they are LDO regulators, the extra voltage will create extra heat in the system. This could be nice in the dead of winter, but is not so good in the summertime. Running at the higher voltage could affect the long term lifetime of the PMC-Eight. 12 Vdc battery systems provide a nominal 12 Vdc and the chargers used to charge them up typically provide 13.8 Vdc. This is safe for use with the PMC-Eight systems.

--
Jerry Hubbell
Vice President of Engineering

Explore Scientific, LLC.
jrh at explorescientific.com

www.explorescientificusa.com
1010 S. 48th Street
Springdale, AR 72762
1-866-252-3811

Author: Scientific Astrophotography: How Amateurs Can Generate and Use Professional Imaging Data
             Remote Observatories for Amateur Astronomers: Using High-Powered Telescopes From Home


Mark Slade Remote Observatory (MSRO) IAU MPC W54 Equipment
Wilderness, VA
Mounts
: ES PMC-Eight G11 + Telescope Drive Master (TDM)
Scopes: ES 165 FPL-53 ED APO CF, ES 102 FCD100 ED APO CF
Cameras:  QHY174M-GPS + FW, QHY163C
Misc: 3-inch 0.7x Focal Reducer Field Flattener, Filters: Luminance,
Red, V-band Photometric, Diffuser, 200 lpmm Spectral Grating

Software: MaxIm DL 6, Cartes du Ciel, Astrometrica, AstroImageJ, AutoStakkert!


Re: Batteries

Richard Kirsch <Kirsch41@...>
 

Thanks, Jerry.  Just being cautious.

Richard

Sent from my pocket. 

On Mar 2, 2019, at 1:57 PM, Jerry Hubbell - Explore Scientific <jrh@...> wrote:

On Sat, Mar 2, 2019 at 01:56 PM, Richard Kirsch wrote:
I don’t want to fry the iEXOS-100 with too much of a power surge.
Hi Richard,

The iEXOS 100 requires a minimum of 12 Vdc to operate and when working correctly will draw the proper amount of current required. There is no way a power supply can "induce" a power surge into the electronics unless there was an internal failure causing a short which would draw a large amount of current from the supply. Some 12 Vdc cigarette lighter jack cables have internal fuses. If you use that type of connector, you can put a 2 amp fuse in the connector and it will provide some protection if the PMC-Eight started to draw too much current for some reason.

The voltage regulators built into the PMC-Eight circuit board can tolerate voltages up to 25 Vdc although since they are LDO regulators, the extra voltage will create extra heat in the system. This could be nice in the dead of winter, but is not so good in the summertime. Running at the higher voltage could affect the long term lifetime of the PMC-Eight. 12 Vdc battery systems provide a nominal 12 Vdc and the chargers used to charge them up typically provide 13.8 Vdc. This is safe for use with the PMC-Eight systems. 

--
Jerry Hubbell
Vice President of Engineering

Explore Scientific, LLC.
jrh at explorescientific.com

www.explorescientificusa.com
1010 S. 48th Street
Springdale, AR 72762
1-866-252-3811

Author: Scientific Astrophotography: How Amateurs Can Generate and Use Professional Imaging Data
             Remote Observatories for Amateur Astronomers: Using High-Powered Telescopes From Home


Mark Slade Remote Observatory (MSRO) IAU MPC W54 Equipment
Wilderness, VA
Mounts
: ES PMC-Eight G11 + Telescope Drive Master (TDM)
Scopes: ES 165 FPL-53 ED APO CF, ES 102 FCD100 ED APO CF
Cameras:  QHY174M-GPS + FW, QHY163C
Misc: 3-inch 0.7x Focal Reducer Field Flattener, Filters: Luminance,
Red, V-band Photometric, Diffuser, 200 lpmm Spectral Grating

Software: MaxIm DL 6, Cartes du Ciel, Astrometrica, AstroImageJ, AutoStakkert!


Re: Batteries

Jerry Hubbell - Explore Scientific VP Engineering
 

On Sat, Mar 2, 2019 at 01:56 PM, Richard Kirsch wrote:
I don’t want to fry the iEXOS-100 with too much of a power surge.
Hi Richard,

The iEXOS 100 requires a minimum of 12 Vdc to operate and when working correctly will draw the proper amount of current required. There is no way a power supply can "induce" a power surge into the electronics unless there was an internal failure causing a short which would draw a large amount of current from the supply. Some 12 Vdc cigarette lighter jack cables have internal fuses. If you use that type of connector, you can put a 2 amp fuse in the connector and it will provide some protection if the PMC-Eight started to draw too much current for some reason.

The voltage regulators built into the PMC-Eight circuit board can tolerate voltages up to 25 Vdc although since they are LDO regulators, the extra voltage will create extra heat in the system. This could be nice in the dead of winter, but is not so good in the summertime. Running at the higher voltage could affect the long term lifetime of the PMC-Eight. 12 Vdc battery systems provide a nominal 12 Vdc and the chargers used to charge them up typically provide 13.8 Vdc. This is safe for use with the PMC-Eight systems. 

--
Jerry Hubbell
Vice President of Engineering

Explore Scientific, LLC.
jrh at explorescientific.com

www.explorescientificusa.com
1010 S. 48th Street
Springdale, AR 72762
1-866-252-3811

Author: Scientific Astrophotography: How Amateurs Can Generate and Use Professional Imaging Data
             Remote Observatories for Amateur Astronomers: Using High-Powered Telescopes From Home


Mark Slade Remote Observatory (MSRO) IAU MPC W54 Equipment
Wilderness, VA
Mounts
: ES PMC-Eight G11 + Telescope Drive Master (TDM)
Scopes: ES 165 FPL-53 ED APO CF, ES 102 FCD100 ED APO CF
Cameras:  QHY174M-GPS + FW, QHY163C
Misc: 3-inch 0.7x Focal Reducer Field Flattener, Filters: Luminance,
Red, V-band Photometric, Diffuser, 200 lpmm Spectral Grating

Software: MaxIm DL 6, Cartes du Ciel, Astrometrica, AstroImageJ, AutoStakkert!


Re: Batteries

Richard Kirsch <Kirsch41@...>
 

Hi Harry,

Thinking of this, specifically: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07BGRN4TF/?coliid=IKU2WJZYSS4CM&colid=1NQ4BXBIQSCHN&psc=0&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it. It includes all the connections and cables you mentioned.  I’m just not too up on the power supply and what the mount needs.  In other words, I don’t want to fry the iEXOS-100 with too much of a power surge.  Could you take a look at this link and let me know if you think it will work?  I only need it to power the mount.  If I want to for anything else, I’ll add a Y connector.

Richard

Sent from my pocket. 

On Mar 2, 2019, at 12:31 PM, Harry G Beatty Jr via Groups.Io <flykai1@...> wrote:

Hi Richard, Probably lower capacity would be fine. Seems iExos 100 draws very little power. Only reason I mentioned the Suaoki or other option is in the future I know I will also need some kind of dew heater(s), and possibly recharging source for my iPad and iPhone. Although, if they’re charged up before use they easily last 2-3 hours. Maybe also power for my Nikon D600. Just trying to anticipate future additions without overbuying 😀


On Mar 2, 2019, at 12:46 PM, Richard Kirsch <Kirsch41@...> wrote:

Hello Harry,

I like this idea.  Is there any reason not to go for a lower power rated jump starter?  I’m only thinking of cost here.  I’m never out more than an hour or two and, at times, will have a DSLR plugged into my scope/mount.  I’m thinking of either the $60 or $50 version.

Richard

Sent from my pocket. 

On Mar 2, 2019, at 11:31 AM, Harry G Beatty Jr via Groups.Io <flykai1@...> wrote:

Hi Richard,

I also have the iExos 100, and was looking for a battery pack alternative. Here is what I have and I am very happy.
Purchased :

GOOLOO SuperSafe Lithium Jump Starter GP200 from Amazon, @ $90


GOOLOO 12V Cigarette Lighter Socket Adaptor for GOOLOO Air Compressor and Jump Starter Series, Amazon @$8


DC Car Charger Auto Power Supply Cable,12-24V 4FT Car Cigarette Lighter Male Plug to DC 5.5mm, Amazon @8.50
This jump starter works great. I use my iExos visually, for 2-3 hours at a time, and I estimate I could get 10 or more sessions before recharging. It’s small, lightweight, and I have used to recharge a dead car battery, and it worked perfectly. I place it on the eyepiece tray. I carefully removed the existing battery back from the black pouch, and use the pouch to hold the extra cable and cigarette connector. If there is a limitation, it has only one 12v output (unless you use a Y adapter.)

I am anticipating in the future I may need additional 12v outputs and usb outputs, so I am looking at: 
SUAOKI Portable Power Station, 150Wh Camping Generator Lithium Power Supply with Dual 110V AC Outlet, Amazon @$126

Atteched is a pic of my setup.

Regards, Harry 
<image1.jpeg>

--
Harry
Vero Beach, FL
Scopes: ES AR102,  Meade ETX 90 EC
Mounts: ES iExos 100-PMC Eight, (Using ExploreStars iPAD), Oberwerk 5000 Tripod
Binos: Oberwerk 15x70, 8x40

--
Harry
Vero Beach, FL
Scopes: ES AR102,  Meade ETX 90 EC
Mounts: ES iExos 100-PMC Eight, (Using ExploreStars iPAD), Oberwerk 5000 Tripod
Binos: Oberwerk 15x70, 8x40


Re: Batteries

Harry
 

Hi Richard, Probably lower capacity would be fine. Seems iExos 100 draws very little power. Only reason I mentioned the Suaoki or other option is in the future I know I will also need some kind of dew heater(s), and possibly recharging source for my iPad and iPhone. Although, if they’re charged up before use they easily last 2-3 hours. Maybe also power for my Nikon D600. Just trying to anticipate future additions without overbuying 😀


On Mar 2, 2019, at 12:46 PM, Richard Kirsch <Kirsch41@...> wrote:

Hello Harry,

I like this idea.  Is there any reason not to go for a lower power rated jump starter?  I’m only thinking of cost here.  I’m never out more than an hour or two and, at times, will have a DSLR plugged into my scope/mount.  I’m thinking of either the $60 or $50 version.

Richard

Sent from my pocket. 

On Mar 2, 2019, at 11:31 AM, Harry G Beatty Jr via Groups.Io <flykai1@...> wrote:

Hi Richard,

I also have the iExos 100, and was looking for a battery pack alternative. Here is what I have and I am very happy.
Purchased :

GOOLOO SuperSafe Lithium Jump Starter GP200 from Amazon, @ $90


GOOLOO 12V Cigarette Lighter Socket Adaptor for GOOLOO Air Compressor and Jump Starter Series, Amazon @$8


DC Car Charger Auto Power Supply Cable,12-24V 4FT Car Cigarette Lighter Male Plug to DC 5.5mm, Amazon @8.50
This jump starter works great. I use my iExos visually, for 2-3 hours at a time, and I estimate I could get 10 or more sessions before recharging. It’s small, lightweight, and I have used to recharge a dead car battery, and it worked perfectly. I place it on the eyepiece tray. I carefully removed the existing battery back from the black pouch, and use the pouch to hold the extra cable and cigarette connector. If there is a limitation, it has only one 12v output (unless you use a Y adapter.)

I am anticipating in the future I may need additional 12v outputs and usb outputs, so I am looking at: 
SUAOKI Portable Power Station, 150Wh Camping Generator Lithium Power Supply with Dual 110V AC Outlet, Amazon @$126

Atteched is a pic of my setup.

Regards, Harry 
<image1.jpeg>

--
Harry
Vero Beach, FL
Scopes: ES AR102,  Meade ETX 90 EC
Mounts: ES iExos 100-PMC Eight, (Using ExploreStars iPAD), Oberwerk 5000 Tripod
Binos: Oberwerk 15x70, 8x40

--
Harry
Vero Beach, FL
Scopes: ES AR102,  Meade ETX 90 EC
Mounts: ES iExos 100-PMC Eight, (Using ExploreStars iPAD), Oberwerk 5000 Tripod
Binos: Oberwerk 15x70, 8x40


Re: ASCOMPAD runtime error

Jack Bruner
 

Thanks Jerry!  I found the .ini file, deleted it and the problem went away.

Jack
--
Explore Scientific EXOS 2 with pmc8
Explore Scientific Comet hunter mac neut


Re: Batteries

Richard Kirsch <Kirsch41@...>
 

Hello Harry,

I like this idea.  Is there any reason not to go for a lower power rated jump starter?  I’m only thinking of cost here.  I’m never out more than an hour or two and, at times, will have a DSLR plugged into my scope/mount.  I’m thinking of either the $60 or $50 version.

Richard

Sent from my pocket. 

On Mar 2, 2019, at 11:31 AM, Harry G Beatty Jr via Groups.Io <flykai1@...> wrote:

Hi Richard,

I also have the iExos 100, and was looking for a battery pack alternative. Here is what I have and I am very happy.
Purchased :

GOOLOO SuperSafe Lithium Jump Starter GP200 from Amazon, @ $90


GOOLOO 12V Cigarette Lighter Socket Adaptor for GOOLOO Air Compressor and Jump Starter Series, Amazon @$8


DC Car Charger Auto Power Supply Cable,12-24V 4FT Car Cigarette Lighter Male Plug to DC 5.5mm, Amazon @8.50
This jump starter works great. I use my iExos visually, for 2-3 hours at a time, and I estimate I could get 10 or more sessions before recharging. It’s small, lightweight, and I have used to recharge a dead car battery, and it worked perfectly. I place it on the eyepiece tray. I carefully removed the existing battery back from the black pouch, and use the pouch to hold the extra cable and cigarette connector. If there is a limitation, it has only one 12v output (unless you use a Y adapter.)

I am anticipating in the future I may need additional 12v outputs and usb outputs, so I am looking at: 
SUAOKI Portable Power Station, 150Wh Camping Generator Lithium Power Supply with Dual 110V AC Outlet, Amazon @$126

Atteched is a pic of my setup.

Regards, Harry 
<image1.jpeg>

--
Harry
Vero Beach, FL
Scopes: ES AR102,  Meade ETX 90 EC
Mounts: ES iExos 100-PMC Eight, (Using ExploreStars iPAD), Oberwerk 5000 Tripod
Binos: Oberwerk 15x70, 8x40


Re: Batteries

Harry
 

Hi Richard,

I also have the iExos 100, and was looking for a battery pack alternative. Here is what I have and I am very happy.
Purchased :

GOOLOO SuperSafe Lithium Jump Starter GP200 from Amazon, @ $90


GOOLOO 12V Cigarette Lighter Socket Adaptor for GOOLOO Air Compressor and Jump Starter Series, Amazon @$8


DC Car Charger Auto Power Supply Cable,12-24V 4FT Car Cigarette Lighter Male Plug to DC 5.5mm, Amazon @8.50
This jump starter works great. I use my iExos visually, for 2-3 hours at a time, and I estimate I could get 10 or more sessions before recharging. It’s small, lightweight, and I have used to recharge a dead car battery, and it worked perfectly. I place it on the eyepiece tray. I carefully removed the existing battery back from the black pouch, and use the pouch to hold the extra cable and cigarette connector. If there is a limitation, it has only one 12v output (unless you use a Y adapter.)

I am anticipating in the future I may need additional 12v outputs and usb outputs, so I am looking at: 
SUAOKI Portable Power Station, 150Wh Camping Generator Lithium Power Supply with Dual 110V AC Outlet, Amazon @$126

Atteched is a pic of my setup.

Regards, Harry 
image1.jpeg

--
Harry
Vero Beach, FL
Scopes: ES AR102,  Meade ETX 90 EC
Mounts: ES iExos 100-PMC Eight, (Using ExploreStars iPAD), Oberwerk 5000 Tripod
Binos: Oberwerk 15x70, 8x40


Re: Explorestars App for Android #ExploreScientific

brian skinner
 

Thanks West,  I'm sure your right of course but being new to goto mounts some of the app buttons are confusing to me at least and seem not to appear on the video for the older version app so far produced. But of course I'll keep on playing......
Kind regards, Brian

On Fri, 1 Mar 2019 21:17 Wes Mcdonald <wesmcd6@... wrote:
Brian:

Just load it and open it up and play.  It is so easy to use.  

Wes.


On Fri, Mar 1, 2019 at 3:50 PM Jerry Hubbell - Explore Scientific <jrh@...> wrote:
Hi Brian,

First of all, welcome to the PMC-Eight Forum/Family.  I appreciate your purchase and I hope that we can help you on your journey using your new iEXOS 100 mount.  Currently the video you found is the only one I have produced showing how to use the ExploreStars app. We currently do not have any ExploreStars videos on the other platforms. I think we should probably create a document showing the different features of the ExploreStars app and the differences between the Windows, Android, and iOS versions. We could probably turn that into a video once we have all the screenshots that we need to be able to point out the differences. 

You may or may not read about the work we are doing currently to correct some issues that have been identified in our initial release of the Android and iOS versions. We hope to be able to release the updated apps soon.

Again, thanks again for your purchase, and please don't hesitate to browse the forum and our knowledge base on the explorescientificusa.com website, and ask questions here. Your fellow customers have a wealth of experience using the PMC-Eight system, and if I can't get to your question in a timely manner, I am sure someone here on the forum will be able to help out.
--
Jerry Hubbell
Vice President of Engineering

Explore Scientific, LLC.
jrh at explorescientific.com

www.explorescientificusa.com
1010 S. 48th Street
Springdale, AR 72762
1-866-252-3811

Author: Scientific Astrophotography: How Amateurs Can Generate and Use Professional Imaging Data
             Remote Observatories for Amateur Astronomers: Using High-Powered Telescopes From Home


Mark Slade Remote Observatory (MSRO) IAU MPC W54 Equipment
Wilderness, VA
Mounts
: ES PMC-Eight G11 + Telescope Drive Master (TDM)
Scopes: ES 165 FPL-53 ED APO CF, ES 102 FCD100 ED APO CF
Cameras:  QHY174M-GPS + FW, QHY163C
Misc: 3-inch 0.7x Focal Reducer Field Flattener, Filters: Luminance,
Red, V-band Photometric, Diffuser, 200 lpmm Spectral Grating

Software: MaxIm DL 6, Cartes du Ciel, Astrometrica, AstroImageJ, AutoStakkert!


--
Wes, Southport NC
PMC-8, ES ED 127, 10" LX200GPS, Astro-Tech 8" Newt, ETX-90
Polemaster, Orion ST-80 and SAG
Electrical Engineer, Retired


Re: Explorestars App for Android #ExploreScientific

brian skinner
 

Many thanks Jerry for the prompt response. You've probably guessed your product is the first go to platform I have tried! Well pleased with it and it is largely intuitive but additonal on line help would be very useful to Greenhorns such as myself.... I take it the issues with the app you have identified are not "show stoppers"? Many thanks again, Brian 


On Fri, 1 Mar 2019 20:50 Jerry Hubbell - Explore Scientific <jrh@... wrote:
Hi Brian,

First of all, welcome to the PMC-Eight Forum/Family.  I appreciate your purchase and I hope that we can help you on your journey using your new iEXOS 100 mount.  Currently the video you found is the only one I have produced showing how to use the ExploreStars app. We currently do not have any ExploreStars videos on the other platforms. I think we should probably create a document showing the different features of the ExploreStars app and the differences between the Windows, Android, and iOS versions. We could probably turn that into a video once we have all the screenshots that we need to be able to point out the differences. 

You may or may not read about the work we are doing currently to correct some issues that have been identified in our initial release of the Android and iOS versions. We hope to be able to release the updated apps soon.

Again, thanks again for your purchase, and please don't hesitate to browse the forum and our knowledge base on the explorescientificusa.com website, and ask questions here. Your fellow customers have a wealth of experience using the PMC-Eight system, and if I can't get to your question in a timely manner, I am sure someone here on the forum will be able to help out.
--
Jerry Hubbell
Vice President of Engineering

Explore Scientific, LLC.
jrh at explorescientific.com

www.explorescientificusa.com
1010 S. 48th Street
Springdale, AR 72762
1-866-252-3811

Author: Scientific Astrophotography: How Amateurs Can Generate and Use Professional Imaging Data
             Remote Observatories for Amateur Astronomers: Using High-Powered Telescopes From Home


Mark Slade Remote Observatory (MSRO) IAU MPC W54 Equipment
Wilderness, VA
Mounts
: ES PMC-Eight G11 + Telescope Drive Master (TDM)
Scopes: ES 165 FPL-53 ED APO CF, ES 102 FCD100 ED APO CF
Cameras:  QHY174M-GPS + FW, QHY163C
Misc: 3-inch 0.7x Focal Reducer Field Flattener, Filters: Luminance,
Red, V-band Photometric, Diffuser, 200 lpmm Spectral Grating

Software: MaxIm DL 6, Cartes du Ciel, Astrometrica, AstroImageJ, AutoStakkert!


Re: POTH HUB Setup

thilqvist@...
 

Thanks Robert, I found the post from Tamas Hargitai, who had the same problem, living in Hungary

Best regards from Denmark
Palle

--
*Mounts:* ES EXOS2-GT PMC-8
*Scopes:* ES PN208 Photo Newton Hexafoc 8" - 812mm f/3.9
*Cameras:* Canon 5D III

Misc : Orion Mini 50mm Guide Scope with StarShoot AutoGuider camera, ES HR Koma Correktor, OHYCCD Polemaster, TS-Optics Bahtinov, BM Hexafoc 10:1

Software : APT, PHD2, Polemaster, ASPS, Stellarium, TeamViewer, DSS, PS, LR, Refurb

*PC:* Dell Latitude E6330 i5-3320M, 2.6 GHz, 16 GB - 240 SSD


Re: ASCOM driver problem, and the fix

thilqvist@...
 

Yesterday I ran into the problem, living in Denmark

Where and how exactly do I change these settings, so I'll be able to use the ASCOM telescope driver?

My site location is
54°56'29.3"N 12°13'50.0"E
54.941482, 12.230558

Elevation 6 meter

Post with error messages here: https://espmc-eight.groups.io/g/MAIN/topic/30180224#2762

Wishing you al a great weekend
Best regards from Denmark
Palle

--
*Mounts:* ES EXOS2-GT PMC-8
*Scopes:* ES PN208 Photo Newton Hexafoc 8" - 812mm f/3.9
*Cameras:* Canon 5D III

Misc : Orion Mini 50mm Guide Scope with StarShoot AutoGuider camera, ES HR Koma Correktor, OHYCCD Polemaster, TS-Optics Bahtinov, BM Hexafoc 10:1

Software : APT, PHD2, Polemaster, ASPS, Stellarium, TeamViewer, DSS, PS, LR, Refurb

*PC:* Dell Latitude E6330 i5-3320M, 2.6 GHz, 16 GB - 240 SSD


Re: POTH HUB Setup

 

Welcome!

We had a post from a European user a while ago about difficulty they had with the decimal separator.   European "," vs North American ".".
No idea whether that's caught up with the ASCOM driver, but you might try switching your decimal separator on POTH setup, push its update button, and see if that sets your driver properly.

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Mounts: ES PMC-8 EXOS2
Scopes: SV 102EDT
Cameras:  Nikon D5300, Altair GPCAM2-IMX224C
Software: ASCOM, CdC, AstroTortilla, BYN Pro, Sharpcap, PHD2


POTH HUB Setup

thilqvist@...
 

Hi Guys.

I Think there will be a very simple solution for this, but I can't figure it out. (please see attached pictures)

I get error messages every time I push ok button on ES PMC-8 ASCOM Driver (please see attached picture)

When I push "update scope" these error messages shows up
Latitude change not supported by this scope, simulating the change
Longitude change not supported by this scope, simulating the change
and last
Date/Time change error, processing.

My site location is
54°56'29.3"N 12°13'50.0"E
54.941482, 12.230558

Elevation 6 meter

Hoping for a good explanation
By the way, I connect PMC-8 via cable to my laptop and not via wifi!
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*Mounts:* ES EXOS2-GT PMC-8
*Scopes:* ES PN208 Photo Newton Hexafoc 8" - 812mm f/3.9
*Cameras:* Canon 5D III

Misc : Orion Mini 50mm Guide Scope with StarShoot AutoGuider camera, ES HR Koma Correktor, OHYCCD Polemaster, TS-Optics Bahtinov, BM Hexafoc 10:1
Software : APT, PHD2, Polemaster, ASPS, Stellarium, TeamViewer, DSS, PS, LR
*PC:* Refurb Dell Latitude E6330 i5-3320M, 2.6 GHz, 16 GB - 240 SSD

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