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Re: Exos-2gt pmc8 mount alignment

Wes Mcdonald
 

Kevin

Oh boy.

If you want to do serious astro you are going to want to go serial ascom.  But if you want to use  explorestars:
1.  You should polar align.  This will help with star drift as the explorestars alignment is virtual only not physical

2.  You should read and execute my procedure posted in the files section of either mounts or main that describes how to find polar home.  Do this.

3.  Set the scope to polar home after polar aligning and start everything.

4.  Now just goto  a star and perform a sync.  At that point the go-to accuracy should be pretty good.  

5.  Now go-to and make sure the explorestars mode is "T"

But I must warn you that unless you guide with that C8 focal length you are going to have some lousy stars, as the PE is in the order of 15 arc seconds ok to pk.

You could also go ahead and refine your go-to by doing a virtual alignment after a physical.

More as questions arise.

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


Exos-2gt pmc8 mount alignment

Kevin Rea <reakevinscott@...>
 
Edited

Hi guys,
I am coming from a Celestron 4SE, so I'm used to getting it aligned before I can go and Chase planets.
But now I have Celestron C8 mounted on my new exos-2gt mount.
So am I to understand that before I go chasing objects, I should do the polar alignment, and then a two or three star alignment?
Is this the correct procedure before I go photographing objects?
When using the 4SE, the handheld computer remote,  it takes you first to polar alignment, and once you have done that you press the button and it takes you to the two or three star alignment.
Then as you go through each step you press the button and it takes to The next step until you are finally completed and it says successful.
On Howthe new EXOS-2 GT mount,  do you know that each step is successful?

Thanks,
Kevin Rea
Lancaster, California USA


Re: Polar alignment through main scope #alignment #iEXOS-100 #sharpcap

Jeny@
 

I'm curious if somebody tried to plate solving with guide scope and SharpCap? I believe SharpCap can use Astrotortilla for it.


On Sat, Feb 1, 2020 at 10:48 AM, Tommy
<darko7411@...> wrote:
Hello everyone,

I have a newbie question. I am picking up a ZWO asi120mc-s camera that I was going to use on my 50mm Orion guide scope to polar align with Sharpcap. My question is, can I just use this on my main scope to polar align and use it to image as well? Or will the polar alignment only work on my guide scope? I have the iexos-100 Mount and a Astro tech 60ed scope. I also use a Nikon d5600 for imaging. Thanks in advance for the advice.

Tommy


Re: ASUS Nexus 7 #EXOS2 #ExploreStars

Wes Mcdonald
 

No need to check.  The ability to inhibit autoslew is only in the tablet versions not the windows version.  As I stated, the tablet versions are more advanced than the windows version at the moment.  This will not always be the case however.  

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: Polar alignment through main scope #alignment #iEXOS-100 #sharpcap

Jeff Paules <jeff.paules@...>
 

Skull HQX

I really do appreciate the feedback, and given the forum rules I wouldn't mind going into more detail with you in another space.

Regarding elaborating I'll do my best:

1.       Set-up and level the tripod & snug tight your mount to tripod know (located under the tripod middle)

a.       Not to be too insulting, but I messed this up.  Please check to make sure your bubble level works, if not find a fix.  Mine was way off.

2.       Attach and balance camera w/ lens

a.       Balance RA

b.       Balance Dec

3.       Attach your camera to your imaging software

a.       Power on

b.       Connect cable

c.       Connect button in software

4.       Start an imaging plan

a.       200 frames

b.       Iso 6400

c.       Pause 2 sec.

d.       Same images to a folder you know, make sure it’s empty

5.       Open SharpCap

a.       Choose folder monitor camera

                                                                                       i.      Select the folder you pointed your imaging software to

                                                                                     ii.      Press play

6.       Start up Polar Align

a.       Follow the Tutorial

                                                                                       i.      Solve home position – next

                                                                                     ii.      Solve 90D Dec turn – Next

                                                                                   iii.      Adjust to the SharpCap Numbers

7.       Solving to SharpCap numbers

a.       Use the altitude knob to zero in the up / down number in SharpCap

                                                                                       i.      Once your within 00:00:XX where xx is any number & you’re good

b.       This is the part I’m not sure I’m a huge fan of – To zero in the left Right in SharpCap with your thumb and finger grab the tip of your counterweight bar and push the bar forward for “right” and pull backwards for “left”

                                                                                       i.      This will pivot the mount on the Azimuth axis, but since you are extended so far out of the center of rotation you are able to make really fine adjustments quickly.

                                                                                     ii.      This will add torque to the counterweight bar and possibly loosen the bars connection to the axis over time.  Not sure, but likely.

c.       Do this till your Left right reads 00:00:XX were XX is any number, and you should now have an “Excellent” polar alignment in SharpCap

 

Using this method I’m able to get an excellent polar alignment in SharpCap in under 70 frames or (.333+2)*70=163.31 secs. Or 2.72 minutes.

 

Since Orion was just nearly directly above me I was able to use this grab the counterweight bar tip adjustment to do drift alignment corrections on the fly when I noticed a few frames in a row with identical trails.

 

Does that clarify.

 

And again, thanks for the photo feedback.  Quickly, as for the color you’re right.  I initially balanced my blacks by choosing a black point for reference and getting each the R, G, and B to all read the same numbers.  Ensuring the sky is black, and thus the image is color corrected.  But then while “juicing” saturation things got wonky and I edited it on the fly.  I’ll review my process to correct this error. 


Re: ASUS Nexus 7 #EXOS2 #ExploreStars

Skull HQX
 

On Wed, Feb 5, 2020 at 03:24 PM, Wes Mcdonald wrote:
One of the important changes in Android (over Windows) is its ability to inhibit auto align.  I recommend everyone turn auto align off.  With this off, you have the opportunity to skip through proffered alignment stars without having the mount skewing around the sky as you skip to the next star searching for one that is visible.  Jerry mostly, if not completely, crushed a persistent issue with slewing from one star to another rapidly.  While the mount probably can handle it now, I just don’t do it.  Disable auto slew and be very happy.
Hi Wes, for clarity, I think you mean 'auto align' instead of 'auto slew'?

Btw, the iPadOS version is able to turn off auto align as well. I'm not sure about the current Windows version to be honest. I'll check and report back soon.


Re: Polar alignment through main scope #alignment #iEXOS-100 #sharpcap

Skull HQX
 

On Wed, Feb 5, 2020 at 05:36 AM, Jeff Paules wrote:
I also aligned without the Azimuth adjuster in under 2mins, but I'm not sure this technique is best for the longevity of the equipment.
I'm not sure what you mean exactly. Can you elaborate? 

Regarding the resulting picture. It looks good Jeff. The core isn't overexposed and there is nice detail. For constructive feedback I would say regarding color, on my calibrated screen, the nebula is a bit too purple and the skyglow/larger nebulae a tad too blue/cyan. The core should be teal colored. But only if you'd ask for such feedback! ;) It's a good result as it is already.

Clear skies!


Re: ASUS Nexus 7 #EXOS2 #ExploreStars

Wes Mcdonald
 

Tim

The apps have different, though similar, UI.  Also the Android and the IOS versions have the most recent improvements while the Windows version is still the same as the initial release I believe 

The main UI difference between Windows and Android (iOS also) is that the various options are accessed via the menu button located next to the zero on the main screen number pad.  That gives you a slide-in pick list. Try them out to find the goodies.  Many things in the settings menu which you will need.

One of the important changes in Android (over Windows) is its ability to inhibit auto align.  I recommend everyone turn auto align off.  With this off, you have the opportunity to skip through proffered alignment stars without having the mount skewing around the sky as you skip to the next star searching for one that is visible.  Jerry mostly, if not completely, crushed a persistent issue with slewing from one star to another rapidly.  While the mount probably can handle it now, I just don’t do it.  Disable auto slew and be very happy.

Another difference between Android and all of the other apps is the ability to search for an alignment star during the alignment procedure.    Start the alignment and when you want to select a star just go to the catalog.  The app will pull up the star page and prompt you to select the associated alignment star.  Note the app picks stars automatically that are most likely going to result in a good alignment— remember the relative locations of the stars matter when it comes to accuracy.  But if you want to you can pick your own stars.  I have found it is helpful sometimes to pick another star than the one auto picked but in the same constellation, owing to obstructions.

Hope this helps
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: ASUS Nexus 7 #EXOS2 #ExploreStars

Pavel
 

I have never seen any other version except of the one for Android, but I suppose there are some small differences in the design. There are also minor differences between the slightly outdated documentation and the newer application updates that Jerry partly explained somewhere before. I still have no idea about the function of some buttons, such as the one concerning fimware.

For me, the UI fits perfectly on a 7” screen. On a 10” screen, there is free space on the right and bottom. I also tried my phone with a 6” screen and (of course) this is a no-go: only top left part of the control screen is visible with the most of the direction buttons and site data, OTA data and target data. The rest is missing. Also the settings screen is incomplete. On the other hand, the catalog scales very well on any screen size, large or small.

Regards,
Pavel

5. 2. 2020 v 1:07, Timothy Myers via Groups.Io <tim_s_myers=sbcglobal.net@groups.io>:

Paval,

Thank you that was easy enough to do. Question: Is the interface on the Android different from the one on a PC? I am not seeing the buttons across the top and bottom of the screen, or is that the scale issue with the Nexus 7?
--
Tim Myers

Telescopes: Celestron 4SE, Celestron 8SE
Mounts: 4-5 SE, 6-8SE, EXOS-2GT with PMC-Eight
Cameras: ASI1600ME, Cooled
Tablets: Asus Nexus 7


Re: Polar alignment through main scope #alignment #iEXOS-100 #sharpcap

FishWithFeet <jeff.paules@...>
 


I just thought I'd close the loop.  I posted this photo elsewhere on the forum, however I did want to say that the PA through SharpCap allow this photo of 80 stacked 30 sec. Exposures unguided.

I also aligned without the Azimuth adjuster in under 2mins, but I'm not sure this technique is best for the longevity of the equipment.

Same setup, 200 1/3rd iso 1600 photos, folder monitor camera.
 
In ShapCap polar align, dial in Altitude.  Then as per the SharpCap process your Right Ascension is parallel to the ground.  Using the counterweight bar I find that I can make fine adjustments with a little huge forward or back to get it "left" or "right"

During the capture process the mount fell out of alignment a few times (noticed by trails) I was able to also use this technique between exposures to counteract the drift.

I still think the AZ fine adjusters are the way to go, but I ran into an issue where I ordered mine from Andromeda to get free shipping.  The sell the old version of the part that does not have the pieces needed to use with the iEXOS stock mount.  If you do decide to buy this, buy from Explore Scientific direct.


Re: ASUS Nexus 7 #EXOS2 #ExploreStars

Timothy Myers
 

Paval,

Thank you that was easy enough to do. Question: Is the interface on the Android different from the one on a PC? I am not seeing the buttons across the top and bottom of the screen, or is that the scale issue with the Nexus 7?
--
Tim Myers

Telescopes:     Celestron 4SE, Celestron 8SE
Mounts:           4-5 SE, 6-8SE, EXOS-2GT with PMC-Eight
Cameras:        ASI1600ME, Cooled
Tablets:           Asus Nexus 7


Re: Amazon Fire 8HD #EXOS2

JJ75
 

Also, in recent Android versions there's an option of disabling battery optimization for selected apps. I would do this for ExploreStars.

As long as there's one app that keeps WiFi awake, the Android subsystem supporting WiFi won't go to sleep either.

I hope this helps.

JJ


Re: Recently Locked Thread on Beginner's Sub Forum #ExploreScientific #astrophotography

Jerry Hubbell - Explore Scientific VP Engineering
 

On Tue, Feb 4, 2020 at 12:06 PM, brian skinner wrote:
Hi Jerry, I must apologise for starting the lens vs telescope discussion
Hi Brian,  no worries.

I would suggest to everybody to post anything they like within the general guidelines. if you have a question about whether the post is on the edge you can send me a message and ask.  I prefer to have everyone's post show up immediately instead of moderating every post as it comes in (not showing it until approved) which is another option.

Thanks
 
--
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: Question on Explore Scientific EXOS2-GT Equatorial Mount with PMC-Eight GoTo System

charles mckowen
 

I’m packing around 18lbs doing Astro and having no problems. Sharp images and smooth tracking 


On Feb 3, 2020, at 3:16 PM, Kevin Rea <reakevinscott@...> wrote:



Hi guys,

I have just purchased the “Explore Scientific EXOS2-GT Equatorial Mount with PMC-Eight GoTo System” mount.

I was wondering why other telescope users in astrophotography are telling me that this mount is only capable of

Carrying 10 pounds of weight when doing astrophotography, when the specs clearly state 28 pounds ??
Not only that, but I know this mount without photography, just viewing will carry in excess of 70 pounds..

 

Thanks,
Kevin Rea

Lancaster, Calif.

 


--
Chuck McKowen
Bortle 3 Mangham/Monroe, La

WO Z61, ES ED 102, AstroTech 6 Rc, 
Celestron onyx 80 edf
Zwo 60mm/ Asi120mc-s
Astromania 60mm/ sgcmos
Exos II Pmc8/ Ioptron Smarteq++
Canon eos rebel t5 modified
Canon Eos Ra 
Poth - APT, Stellarium, Stellarium scope, and PHD2


 


Re: Recently Locked Thread on Beginner's Sub Forum #ExploreScientific #astrophotography

brian skinner
 

Hi Jerry, I must apologise for starting the lens vs telescope discussion and fully appreciate your concern about this. 
Obviously we (absolute) beginners are likely to, from time to time, seek hints from more experienced users of your iEXOS 100 system on topics that may not strictly be direct mount topics, fully understood.
All I can say is that I am extremely happy with my iEXOS 100 system and I (as I'm sure the majority of your customers also) very much appreciate the forums available to us.
Kind regards, Brian 

On Tue, 4 Feb 2020, 16:19 Jerry Hubbell - Explore Scientific VP Engineering, <jrh@...> wrote:
I recently locked a thread on the PMC-Eight iEXOS 100 Beginner's subgroup entitled "Lense vs telescope". The initial response I made (message 39 in the thread) talked about the discussion moving into DSLR photography and was off topic.

I misspoke, and I apologize for any confusion this caused.

The discussion had veered off into discussions of image processing DSLR images. The reason I locked it was because of that, not because it was about DSLRs. We welcome discussion about any topic related to PMC-Eight mount system performance in terms of imaging, tracking, guiding, ease of use, etc. That is the purpose of the forum and we especially like seeing the results of your imaging sessions using any camera you care to use. So I apologize again for any confusion. I should have said this is not an image processing forum, it is a mount system forum.

Please keep sharing your experiences with the PMC-Eight, and asking your questions, I think everyone appreciates coming hear and reading about what new successes, and yes, failures, are occurring with the system.

Thanks for your continued support!
Clear Skies
--
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!


Recently Locked Thread on Beginner's Sub Forum #ExploreScientific #astrophotography

Jerry Hubbell - Explore Scientific VP Engineering
 

I recently locked a thread on the PMC-Eight iEXOS 100 Beginner's subgroup entitled "Lense vs telescope". The initial response I made (message 39 in the thread) talked about the discussion moving into DSLR photography and was off topic.

I misspoke, and I apologize for any confusion this caused.

The discussion had veered off into discussions of image processing DSLR images. The reason I locked it was because of that, not because it was about DSLRs. We welcome discussion about any topic related to PMC-Eight mount system performance in terms of imaging, tracking, guiding, ease of use, etc. That is the purpose of the forum and we especially like seeing the results of your imaging sessions using any camera you care to use. So I apologize again for any confusion. I should have said this is not an image processing forum, it is a mount system forum.

Please keep sharing your experiences with the PMC-Eight, and asking your questions, I think everyone appreciates coming hear and reading about what new successes, and yes, failures, are occurring with the system.

Thanks for your continued support!
Clear Skies
--
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: Data base is on SD card but will not load onto the application #ExploreStars #Android

Pavel
 

Oops! So, you use Windows just to install the database for an Android device - then follow Kent and Jerry, I am terribly sorry!
P.

4. 2. 2020 v 15:37, Pavel via Groups.Io <pavel.vondricka=ff.cuni.cz@groups.io>:

Hi, that’s the common confusion of multiplatformity I am also forgetting all the time: the use of a SD card is specific to Android devices. If you use a Windows computer, the correct location for the database is (said to be) your „Pictures” folder (please, correct me if I am wrong, I am not using Windows myself).

Best regards,
Pavel

4. 2. 2020 v 4:59, John Pirrone via Groups.Io <pepperonihead=gmail.com@groups.io>:

I used my windows 10 laptop to load the explore stars database onto my Micro SD card. Installed it into my Lenovo Smart Tab M10. I can open ES and can move the mount but none of the database objects are in the app. When I open it an error message comes up that says Could not open database file and a bunch of other stuff but I can't read all of it because it disappears too quickly.
I can find the SD card on my tablet in the storage and I can open it and see the photos, alignment stars, etc. but it will not show up in the Explore stars app.
Driving me nuts!



Re: Data base is on SD card but will not load onto the application #ExploreStars #Android

Jerry Hubbell - Explore Scientific VP Engineering
 

On Tue, Feb 4, 2020 at 09:13 AM, John Pirrone wrote:
I can open ES and can move the mount but none of the database objects are in the app.
Hi John,

I am sorry you are having issues getting ExploreStars to work on your Android device. I assume that you used this page to download the database file:

https://explorescientificusa.com/pages/android-os-download

Please note that the ExploreStars folder copied to the root of the SD card contains not only the images folder but also the file "ExploreStars.sqlite" that is the file your device is looking for. First, verify that file is there, and then you need to make sure (Step 3 in the procedure) that under the application permissions (under settings) that you give the ExploreStars app permission to access your external storage (SD card).  

It should work for you if you have done these steps.
 
--
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: Data base is on SD card but will not load onto the application #ExploreStars #Android

Kent Marts- Explore Scientific Customer Service
 

The quick message that flashes up states that it cannot find the sqlite files. Those are the database files.

 

That tablet appears to be an Adroid device. As such it needs a different database set from the one Windows uses. You need to download the Android database on the Windows machine, extract it correctly, install it on the SD card, and put it card in the device.

 

There may be some security settings on the device that have to be set.

 

Here are the directions I’ve written, and posted before:

 

 

Follow the steps exactly:

1) From this page -- https://explorescientificusa.com/pages/android-os-download -- download the Android database onto a Windows machine.

2) Go to where it downloaded, probably the download folder, where you'll find ExploreStars in a zipped file.

3) Click on it ONCE.

4) At the top should see, in pink, Compressed Folder Tools. Click on that -- NOT on Extract.

5) A bit below that, on the right, you'll now see Extract All. Double click it.

6) I suggest you click the browse button so can make the machine download it onto your desktop. Once the location is chosen, click selection.

7) Then click Extract.

The extraction process will start.

Now that it is downloaded:

1) Find the ExploreStars folder on your desktop.

2) Double click it to open it. Inside should be 2 files – the Images folder and the file ExploreStars.sqlite.

If you have not already done so, insert your micro-SD card into the computer slot.

1) Open the micro-SD card. Delete ALL ExloreStars folders that may reside there.

2) Close the micro-SD card.

3) Click and hold on the ExploreStars folder AND DRAG it onto the micro-SD card.

4) Open the micro-SD card to verify the folder is on the FIRST LEVEL of the card.

5) If it is not, Get on the FIRST LEVEL.

6) Eject the card.

On the tablet:

1) If it is running, close the ExploreStars app.

2) Insert the micro-SD card.

3) Turn off the tablet.

4) Turn on the tablet.

5) Launch ExploreStars.

That process should get you up and running.

Now, some devices require you to give permission to let the app access the database. That is different on different operating systems. If that's the case, I need to know exactly what operating system you are running. You can probably Google it and find it yourself.

The most common mistaken I've seen in this process happens in Step No. 4 in the first paragraph: 4) At the top should see, in pink, Compressed Folder Tools. Click on that -- NOT on Extract. The mistake is clicking on Extract under the pink box. Click on the pink box to access the correct Extract All button.

I hope my directions make sense. I typed them as I went through the process on my computer.

 

Kent Marts

Customer Service

Explore Scientific

 

 

 

 

From: MAIN@ESPMC-Eight.groups.io <MAIN@ESPMC-Eight.groups.io> On Behalf Of John Pirrone via Groups.Io
Sent: Monday, February 3, 2020 10:00 PM
To: MAIN@ESPMC-Eight.groups.io
Subject: [ESPMC-Eight] Data base is on SD card but will not load onto the application #ExploreStars

 

I used my windows 10 laptop to load the explore stars database onto my Micro SD card. Installed it into my Lenovo Smart Tab M10. I can open ES and can move the mount but none of the database objects are in the app. When I open it an error message comes up that says Could not open database file and a bunch of other stuff but  I can't read all of it because it disappears too quickly. 
I can find the SD card on my tablet in the storage and I can open it and see the photos, alignment stars, etc. but it will not show up in the Explore stars app.
Driving me nuts!   


--
Kent Marts
Customer Service
Explore Scientific

Gear: Anything in the store!


Re: Data base is on SD card but will not load onto the application #ExploreStars #Android

Pavel
 

Hi, that’s the common confusion of multiplatformity I am also forgetting all the time: the use of a SD card is specific to Android devices. If you use a Windows computer, the correct location for the database is (said to be) your „Pictures” folder (please, correct me if I am wrong, I am not using Windows myself).

Best regards,
Pavel

4. 2. 2020 v 4:59, John Pirrone via Groups.Io <pepperonihead=gmail.com@groups.io>:

I used my windows 10 laptop to load the explore stars database onto my Micro SD card. Installed it into my Lenovo Smart Tab M10. I can open ES and can move the mount but none of the database objects are in the app. When I open it an error message comes up that says Could not open database file and a bunch of other stuff but I can't read all of it because it disappears too quickly.
I can find the SD card on my tablet in the storage and I can open it and see the photos, alignment stars, etc. but it will not show up in the Explore stars app.
Driving me nuts!

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