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Re: IEXOS-100 with prototype polar scope unguided images #iEXOS-100

Wes Mcdonald
 

Brian

You need to get a long focal length lens.  My guess is it would be less expensive to buy a telescope and use it as a prime lens.  It will also have the advantage of less glass (optical loss) greater apperature (see more dim objects) and probably less coma and pincushion.  By the time you buy one of those 3 or 4 inch camera lens with 800 mm focal lengths you are talking real money...way more than the mount, way more than the exos2.

You can get a nice little ST 80 scope for 100$.  Add $50 for the t adapter and maybe an extension tube and you will be in business at f5.  Still sort of wide.  Then add a 2x Barlow and you will be at f10 which will fill the fov for many clusters and nebula such as the Swan nebula.  And by not using the 2x you can shoot wide field nebula and clusters such as Pleiades and the double cluster.

Other better telescopes also would be cheaper than the camera lens.  And realize the lens you need is sort of for special use anyhow so you probably wouldn't use it for much else anyway. Big waste of money in my view given the telescope as prime lens option.

I believe the iexos can easily deal with that weight.  Now understand that with an 80mm scope you will need to take longer exposures of nebula so you will likely move on to guiding.  But you will be able to shoot lots of images unguided I believe, especially with stacking and sort of high ISO.

Wes

On Wed, Jul 10, 2019 at 10:24 AM brian skinner <brianjimskinner@...> wrote:
Hi chaps, some advice from you experienced DSLR astro photographers if possible please....
I am using a Cannon EOS1300D DSLR on my IEXOS 100 mount. The camera I picked up second hand and it came with a very wide angle lens, which is great for panoramic sky shots. I would like to know the type of lens I need for more concentrated individual object shots such as star clusters, planets and deep sky objects.
Any advise would be appreciated.
 
If it helps my present lens is a fixed F3.5 lens with limited zoom capability.

Kind regards, Brian 

On Wed, 12 Jun 2019 05:02 Craig Bobchin, <cbobchin@...> wrote:
I've been testing the IEXOS with a proptype polar scope and had a chance a couple of weekends ago to take it some dark skies in Northern AZ. 

These are both single unguided 60 sec exposures. 
Pentax K-1
Pentax FA* 300mm f/4.5 @ f/4.5
ISO 3200

Rho Ophiucus area






North American Nebula (Off Center a bit)


--
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: IEXOS-100 with prototype polar scope unguided images #iEXOS-100

brian skinner
 

Hi chaps, some advice from you experienced DSLR astro photographers if possible please....
I am using a Cannon EOS1300D DSLR on my IEXOS 100 mount. The camera I picked up second hand and it came with a very wide angle lens, which is great for panoramic sky shots. I would like to know the type of lens I need for more concentrated individual object shots such as star clusters, planets and deep sky objects.
Any advise would be appreciated.
 
If it helps my present lens is a fixed F3.5 lens with limited zoom capability.

Kind regards, Brian 

On Wed, 12 Jun 2019 05:02 Craig Bobchin, <cbobchin@...> wrote:
I've been testing the IEXOS with a proptype polar scope and had a chance a couple of weekends ago to take it some dark skies in Northern AZ. 

These are both single unguided 60 sec exposures. 
Pentax K-1
Pentax FA* 300mm f/4.5 @ f/4.5
ISO 3200

Rho Ophiucus area






North American Nebula (Off Center a bit)


Re: Simple fix to stop PMC-Eight metal bracket from sliding on tripod leg

Scott
 

I gve the link below to Benway and he build the first item for me. 

https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3120066

So I guess this is Mike Leemhuis's design..

https://www.thingiverse.com/skislalom1/about


locked Re: IEXOS-100 PMC-EIGHT - Wifi Connection Issue #TECHNICAL #iEXOS-100

Jerry Hubbell - Explore Scientific VP Engineering
 

On Mon, Jul 8, 2019 at 10:38 AM, Marc West wrote:
These are things people look at, I believe there is a lot of vapour and I am kit falling for it, I have invested a lot in the product and it doesn’t provide what if makes out.
 
You can’t espouse that the product does what it does and then say well you have to read this is contatx stellarium.
 
Either it officially works or not!! 
 
This will be case when I take it to Amex and OPT let’s see what they say!!! I won’t stop here!!!
I really don't appreciate your threats to go back to Amex and OPT to get a full refund without you demonstrating an ounce of due diligence to get your system working.

I don't really know what you would have us do that is fundamentally different than what we have provided. I am at a loss on how to respond further and I suggest you call our customer service at +1 (866) 252-3811 ext 2 to further this conversation. I am temporarily suspending approving your posts until I hear that you have made any progress in getting your mount problems corrected.
 
--
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!


locked Re: IEXOS-100 PMC-EIGHT - Wifi Connection Issue #TECHNICAL #iEXOS-100

Marc West
 

Jerry

I Am notninsuating anything I simple ask you to send me the ii structiona to set it up.

Are you saying there are not clearly defined instructions of how to setup?

What has actually changed in 2 years has anything progressed?

Does it speak to all the software you advertise?
Does it work seamlessly?
Does the software actually provide value for the expense of PMC8 verses a hand held device?

These are things people look at, I believe there is a lot of vapour and I am kit falling for it, I have invested a lot in the product and it doesn’t provide what if makes out.

You can’t espouse that the product does what it does and then say well you have to read this is contatx stellarium.

Either it officially works or not!! 

This will be case when I take it to Amex and OPT let’s see what they say!!! I won’t stop here!!!



Regards Marc

On Jul 8, 2019, at 6:20 AM, Jerry Hubbell - Explore Scientific VP Engineering <jrh@...> wrote:

Marc,

If you had done only a minimum of reading about ASCOM, you would know that ASCOM only works on the Windows platform. We never say anything different. We offer the ExplorStars application for the Windows, Android and iOS platform. The ExploreStars app only works wirelessly over WiFi using the UDP/IP network protocol. You can use ASCOM either wirelessly over WiFi using the TCP/IP network protocol, or hardwired using a DB9 Serial to USB adapter cable. That's all there is.

We provide more than adequate instructions to install and use our software for anyone willing to simply follow them. Your continued insinuation that our system does not work or operate as we say it does will put you at risk of being removed from this forum. If you have any questions after reviewing the materials we provide in our knowledge base or on our software and downloads page on our website, i sugfest you contact customer support at +1 (252)-3811 ext 2.
--
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!


locked Re: IEXOS-100 PMC-EIGHT - Wifi Connection Issue #TECHNICAL #iEXOS-100

Marc West
 

Wes

I don’t know why you guys are getting so rude.

Simply i am a customer purchased a product and want to make it work why does that not resonate?

As a customer do you thing customers need to go to a forum or websites, read countless non instructional guides to set up the device that says what it says on the box?

Even wen I use the Es iOS software all I get is ticking sound and jarring.

Regards Marc


On Jul 8, 2019, at 8:47 AM, Wes Mcdonald <wesmcd6@...> wrote:

Marc

By your response I believe you have a wrong impression.  I am not affiliated with ES in any way, I don't work for them in any capacity and I am not receiving anything from them.   Is that clear to you? Get it?

If you want help from me I will try, within limits to provide it.

I sent you a link to a top level step by step of how to do this.  If you cannot fill in the blanks, please ask specific questions regarding a gap as you encounter it.  If I have the time I WILL READ the documents for you and attempt to answer them.  

If that's not good enough for you, ask elsewhere.



--
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


locked Re: IEXOS-100 PMC-EIGHT - Wifi Connection Issue #TECHNICAL #iEXOS-100

Jerry Hubbell - Explore Scientific VP Engineering
 

On Mon, Jul 8, 2019 at 10:33 AM, Marc West wrote:
All I get is jarring and ticking sounds.
Marc,

If you had said that you were having mechanical issues (you probably did at some point and I missed it) then I would have directed you to send it back to us for adjustment/replacement as required. You should not have to struggle with a malfunctioning mount. It's pretty obvious if it is a mechanical issue that it would need adjusting. Please contact Explore Scientific Customer Support at +1 (866) 252-3811 ext 2 to return you mount for adjustment if that is what you think the problem is
 
--
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!


locked Re: IEXOS-100 PMC-EIGHT - Wifi Connection Issue #TECHNICAL #iEXOS-100

Marc West
 

Jerry

I don’t understand why you are getting so defensive and rude if he does what it says?

As a customer all I want to do is get it working.

All I get is jarring and ticking sounds.

The inststructions on the website, keep referring to other organizations to get it to work.

You go round and round in circle and after 2 years I am very frustrated with the lack of support when purchasing a very expensive item.

Regards Marc

On Jul 8, 2019, at 6:06 AM, Jerry Hubbell - Explore Scientific VP Engineering <jrh@...> wrote:

Marc, 

The system does exactly what we say. There is no ambiguity in the statements in our marketing materials, documentation, knowledge base, or anything I have said on this forum. Your continued insinuation that we have not provided a product that does what we say it does, and that we do not provide instructions for customers is not consistent with our hundreds of customer's experience.

I have posted links to all our information and instructions, it is up to you whether you wish to utilize those instructions or not. I am not going to allow this repeated insinuation that our equipment does not do as we say. I have been more than patient in pointing out where our instructions are. I am sorry you cannot follow our instructions as hundreds of our other PMC-Eight have successfully done. I would suggest that if you need further help, please contact our customer support group at +1 (866) 252-3811 ext 2.
--
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!


locked Re: IEXOS-100 PMC-EIGHT - Wifi Connection Issue #TECHNICAL #iEXOS-100

Wes Mcdonald
 

Marc

By your response I believe you have a wrong impression.  I am not affiliated with ES in any way, I don't work for them in any capacity and I am not receiving anything from them.   Is that clear to you? Get it?

If you want help from me I will try, within limits to provide it.

I sent you a link to a top level step by step of how to do this.  If you cannot fill in the blanks, please ask specific questions regarding a gap as you encounter it.  If I have the time I WILL READ the documents for you and attempt to answer them.  

If that's not good enough for you, ask elsewhere.



--
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


locked Re: IEXOS-100 PMC-EIGHT - Wifi Connection Issue #TECHNICAL #iEXOS-100

Dan Ward <warddl01@...>
 

I bought my EOS2 primarily for visual and have not needed to use ASCOM or stretch PMC-Eight to the limits of its stated capability.  The support from Jerry and the ES staff was great during my early learning curve, but I really haven’t had problems or needed to talk much.  Watching a few people voice their frustrations, I’ve counted my blessings that my experience has been extremely positive over the past two years.

 

Yesterday I actually hit a snag.  For whatever reason, I just could not connect, while two days ago, all was well.  Kept getting the dreaded “Please Wait”.  Can’t explain why the connectivity broke, but the darned thing transformed itself into a nonresponsive brick!

 

But wait – I checked the FAQs and searched the discussion group and leveraged that great shared knowledge.  Reset everything back to factory specs and voila!  “Reunited and it feels so good!”

 

Thanks Jerry and the rest of the gang at ES, plus the constructive criticism by participants in this group.  For the rare souls who can’t find what they need in a way that works for them, I do appreciate that you are frustrated.  There must be something unique in your circumstances.  I hope you can find what you are looking for.  It might require a different product for your needs.

 

 

Dan

 

From: MAIN@ESPMC-Eight.groups.io <MAIN@ESPMC-Eight.groups.io> On Behalf Of Jerry Hubbell - Explore Scientific VP Engineering
Sent: Monday, July 08, 2019 6:21 AM
To: MAIN@ESPMC-Eight.groups.io
Subject: Re: [ESPMC-Eight] IEXOS-100 PMC-EIGHT - Wifi Connection Issue

 

Marc,

If you had done only a minimum of reading about ASCOM, you would know that ASCOM only works on the Windows platform. We never say anything different. We offer the ExplorStars application for the Windows, Android and iOS platform. The ExploreStars app only works wirelessly over WiFi using the UDP/IP network protocol. You can use ASCOM either wirelessly over WiFi using the TCP/IP network protocol, or hardwired using a DB9 Serial to USB adapter cable. That's all there is.

We provide more than adequate instructions to install and use our software for anyone willing to simply follow them. Your continued insinuation that our system does not work or operate as we say it does will put you at risk of being removed from this forum. If you have any questions after reviewing the materials we provide in our knowledge base or on our software and downloads page on our website, i sugfest you contact customer support at +1 (252)-3811 ext 2.
--
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!


locked Re: IEXOS-100 PMC-EIGHT - Wifi Connection Issue #TECHNICAL #iEXOS-100

Jerry Hubbell - Explore Scientific VP Engineering
 
Edited

Marc,

If you had done only a minimum of reading about ASCOM, you would know that ASCOM only works on the Windows platform. We never say anything different. We offer the ExplorStars application for the Windows, Android and iOS platform. The ExploreStars app only works wirelessly over WiFi using the UDP/IP network protocol. You can use ASCOM either wirelessly over WiFi using the TCP/IP network protocol, or hardwired using a DB9 Serial to USB adapter cable. That's all there is.

We provide more than adequate instructions to install and use our software for anyone willing to simply follow them. Your continued insinuation that our system does not work or operate as we say it does will put you at risk of being removed from this forum. If you have any questions after reviewing the materials we provide in our knowledge base or on our software and downloads page on our website, i suggest you contact customer support at +1 (252)-3811 ext 2.
--
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!


locked Re: IEXOS-100 PMC-EIGHT - Wifi Connection Issue #TECHNICAL #iEXOS-100

Jerry Hubbell - Explore Scientific VP Engineering
 
Edited

Marc, 

The system does exactly what we say. There is no ambiguity in the statements in our marketing materials, documentation, knowledge base, or anything I have said on this forum. Your continued insinuation that we have not provided a product that does what we say it does, and that we do not provide instructions for customers is not consistent with our hundreds of customer's experience.

I have posted links to all our information and instructions, it is up to you whether you wish to utilize those instructions or not. I am not going to allow this repeated insinuation that our equipment does not do as we say. I have been more than patient in pointing out where our instructions are. I am sorry you cannot follow our instructions as hundreds of our other PMC-Eight customers have successfully done. I would suggest that if you need further help, please contact our customer support group at +1 (866) 252-3811 ext 2.
--
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!


locked Re: IEXOS-100 PMC-EIGHT - Wifi Connection Issue #TECHNICAL #iEXOS-100

Marc West
 

Jerry

It’s quite simple provide is instructions for setting up IOS, Or windows tablet for setting up ascomm if however if find the same issue with the Explore scientific software. Or working like my last attempt I can only assume it doesn’t work and as the customer you have sold me something that doesn’t provide what it’s states and will have to take up with Amex and OPT.

I state I am not trawling forums for fixes I want specific instructions that work for either IOS or windows tablet.

Thank you

Regards Marc

On Jul 7, 2019, at 7:06 PM, Jerry Hubbell - Explore Scientific VP Engineering <jrh@...> wrote:

Marc, Explore Scientific provides instructions for using the PMC-Eight ASCOM driver in the knowledge base, we do not provide support or specific instructions for any particular applications other than our ExploreStars application. You should visit the Stellarium website to find out how to use ASCOM drivers with Stellarium. Alternatively, you can search this forum for threads related to Stellarium. Others on this forum using Stellarium may chime in here also.
--
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!


locked Re: IEXOS-100 PMC-EIGHT - Wifi Connection Issue #TECHNICAL #iEXOS-100

Marc West
 

Jerry

I purchased the product and was told that provides the functionality as described in the sales information.

The product specifically says it supports WiFi connection either via iOS, Android or Windows, ans that support Stallarium.

Are you saying the product doesn’t provide the adequate tools for configuring and is instructions to setup?

I also don’t believe the point of sale informations says anything about not providing installation instructions or that basic support isn’t provided is this the case?

If this is the case I will speak to OPT and Amex Monday to see what they recommend. 

Regards Marc

On Jul 7, 2019, at 7:06 PM, Jerry Hubbell - Explore Scientific VP Engineering <jrh@...> wrote:

Marc, Explore Scientific provides instructions for using the PMC-Eight ASCOM driver in the knowledge base, we do not provide support or specific instructions for any particular applications other than our ExploreStars application. You should visit the Stellarium website to find out how to use ASCOM drivers with Stellarium. Alternatively, you can search this forum for threads related to Stellarium. Others on this forum using Stellarium may chime in here also.
--
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!


locked Re: IEXOS-100 PMC-EIGHT - Wifi Connection Issue #TECHNICAL #iEXOS-100

Marc West
 

Wes,

I didn’t purchase the product as a customer to reviewing documents.

You don’t buy a computer and get asked to review documents to get it working so you?

I purchased this product under the impression it supports IOS and Windows via WiFi and also that it supports a range of products including Stellarium.

Please send me the instructions thanks.

Regards Marc

On Jul 7, 2019, at 7:18 PM, Wes Mcdonald <wesmcd6@...> wrote:

Marc:

Review this and let me know what else you need.
Wes.



--
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: Astrophotography Done with the iEXOS-100, EXOS 2, and G11 Post your Pictures and Details! Lets Show What These Mounts Can Do. #G11 #astrophotography #iEXOS-100 #EXOS2

Jordan Lowry <jalowry0328@...>
 

Thanks Wes,

I didn't think about the pixel size of my guide camera. A new guide camera is on my wishlist, as it can be difficult getting a polar alignment in SharpCap with the huge pixels, even at 200mm, and the 5R-II-C is very noisy and not very sensitive.  

Either way, I'm still happy with the performance all things considered. I'm quite impressed with the little ST80.

Jordan.

--
Mount: Explore Scientific iEXOS 100 PMC-Eight
Main Scope: Orion ST80
Imaging Camera: Canon 1000D Modified
Guide Scope: MEOPTEX 50mm guide scope
Guide Camera: QHY5R-II-C Guide Camera


Re: #iexos-100 Polemaster, Field Flattener, guiding questions? #iEXOS-100

Wes Mcdonald
 

Sean:

You can use a polemaster with the special jig Mike Leemhuis designed.  You will find it on the Thingverse web page.  It is a 3D printed part you can print yourself or order from a place like 3DHubs. You would use the thing to align the polar axis prior to mounting your telescope on the saddle.   

The 100 connects via the USB cable to the PC.  Guiding is done via pulse guide commands, and thus no ST4 cable is needed.  Correct since you will be using ASCOM, PHD is happy to guide via the ES ASCOM driver.

The ADM adapter required you clamp it onto a vixen bar.  I would give the 3D part a whirl first.  I have it and it seems like it will work a treat.  Since I have an Exos2 I just haven't had time to test it, but it should be great.  And it will cost a lot less than an ADM part.
Wes.

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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: Astrophotography Done with the iEXOS-100, EXOS 2, and G11 Post your Pictures and Details! Lets Show What These Mounts Can Do. #G11 #astrophotography #iEXOS-100 #EXOS2

Wes Mcdonald
 

Jordan:

You might want to read through this (unless you are a pro and it sure looks like you are) https://espmc-eight.groups.io/g/MAIN/topic/31941122#3826

Seems to me that for the focal length of that ST80 and the pixel size of your guide camera, you are getting about all you can get.

Wes.


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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


locked Re: IEXOS-100 PMC-EIGHT - Wifi Connection Issue #TECHNICAL #iEXOS-100

Wes Mcdonald
 

Marc:

Review this and let me know what else you need.
Wes.



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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


locked Re: IEXOS-100 PMC-EIGHT - Wifi Connection Issue #TECHNICAL #iEXOS-100

Jerry Hubbell - Explore Scientific VP Engineering
 

Marc, Explore Scientific provides instructions for using the PMC-Eight ASCOM driver in the knowledge base, we do not provide support or specific instructions for any particular applications other than our ExploreStars application. You should visit the Stellarium website to find out how to use ASCOM drivers with Stellarium. Alternatively, you can search this forum for threads related to Stellarium. Others on this forum using Stellarium may chime in here also.
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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
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