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Re: Problem connecting to my IEXOS-100 via USB on both Indi and ASCOM #iEXOS-100 #TECHNICAL

Mehdi Tlili
 

Also,
when I try connecting via Wifi with ASCOM, it gets stuck for a while then I get the following error:

Create              Creating device
Connected           Connecting to device
Error               ASCOM.NotConnectedException: GetRAMotorPosition
   at ASCOM.ES_PMC8.Telescope.GetRAMotorPosition()
   at ASCOM.ES_PMC8.Telescope.set_Connected(Boolean value)
   at CallSite.Target(Closure , CallSite , Object , Boolean )
   at System.Dynamic.UpdateDelegates.UpdateAndExecute2[T0,T1,TRet](CallSite site, T0 arg0, T1 arg1)
   at ASCOM.DriverConnect.ConnectForm.btnConnect_Click(Object sender, EventArgs e) in C:\ASCOM Build\Export\ASCOM.DriverConnect\ConnectForm.cs:line 268
Dispose             Disposing of device
Dispose             Completed disposal
ReleaseComObject    Releasing COM instance
GC Collect          Starting garbage collection
GC Collect          Completed garbage collection

I checked the settings and they seem correct in the ASCOM device connection tester (Using ESP.WROOM02 as wifi module for iexos 100)


Problem connecting to my IEXOS-100 via USB on both Indi and ASCOM #iEXOS-100 #TECHNICAL

Mehdi Tlili
 

I just received my iEXOS 100 today and wanted to test its capabilities.
Connecting to the wifi through the ExploreStars app works with no problems and I can move both axes.
The problems started when I tried to connect to the mount via usb. I first started using Indi since I use Ubuntu as main OS.
I followed the tutorial but it always ended up with a timeout when trying to connect.

Then I switched to Windows and installes ASCOM and the ASCOM 64/32 bit drivers.
I also upgraded the firmware to the latest version, this worked via usb.

When I open ASCOM diagnostics and try to connect, I also get a timeout, but the log is more detailed than in Indi

Create              Creating device
Connected           Connecting to device
Error               System.Runtime.InteropServices.COMException (0x80040402): Timed out waiting for received data
   at ASCOM.Utilities.Serial.ReceiveTerminated(String Terminator) in C:\ASCOM Build\Export\ASCOM.Utilities\ASCOM.Utilities\Serial.vb:line 1204
   at ASCOM.ES_PMC8.Telescope.CommandString(String Command, Boolean Raw)
   at ASCOM.ES_PMC8.Telescope.GetRAMotorPosition()
   at ASCOM.ES_PMC8.Telescope.set_Connected(Boolean value)
   at CallSite.Target(Closure , CallSite , Object , Boolean )
   at System.Dynamic.UpdateDelegates.UpdateAndExecute2[T0,T1,TRet](CallSite site, T0 arg0, T1 arg1)
   at ASCOM.DriverConnect.ConnectForm.btnConnect_Click(Object sender, EventArgs e) in C:\ASCOM Build\Export\ASCOM.DriverConnect\ConnectForm.cs:line 268
Dispose             Disposing of device
Dispose             Completed disposal
ReleaseComObject    Releasing COM instance
GC Collect          Starting garbage collection
GC Collect          Completed garbage collection

I need the cable connection as I plan to use a Raspberry Pi as control device for my setup.
Any help would be appreciated.


Re: PMC-8 & ASCOM / 1 program at a time #EXOS2 #iEXOS-100

murfkcco@...
 

I would like to thank all of you for this information I was at my wits end as I am brand new to guiding and could not figure out why PHD2 kept disconnecting my telescope. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU 


Re: iExos-100 and dedicated polar scope #polaralignment #iEXOS-100

Jason Colbeck
 

Mines on the exos-2 is the same , No clock face like the pics you posted,,,that's what I'm used to on my old CG4 mount,,now it just has 4 stars & a place for polaris...I'll get used to it,, just different. 


On Tue, 25 Aug 2020, 23:34 , <kalski44@...> wrote:
Yes. I switched on, and I see there only lines which define center ohe the scope and lines/marked stars to align mount on southern hemisphere (I guess), but there is no any circle to setup appropriate position of the polar star. I'm talking about the circle like here:

  


Re: iExos-100 and dedicated polar scope #polaralignment #iEXOS-100

brian skinner
 

Hi, I'm not sure that you are using the dedicated iEXOS100 Polar Scope. If you go to the Explore Scientific product website you will find it. It attaches to the mount with a bracket and the reticule shows both Ursa Major and Cass.

I can go through the PA procedure for you using the product if you wish, but yours as I say I don't think is the dedicated PS.
--
Brian Skinner
iEXOS100
Canon 1300d dslr
Various lenses
ES Polar scope
Sequator image stacker
PIXR image editor


Re: Iexios-100 and getting it to point to the target

Lloyd Simons
 

Miko,

I wouldn't use the POTH buttons to move the mount. The way they work is not intuitive, Connect your mount (via POTH) to Cartes du Ciel and choose a target to sync the mount. The hand controller buttons in CdC work as expected to make fine adjustments. A properly aligned finderscope or red dot finder can also help if the alignment star is not in your FOV.
  
--
Lloyd Simons
Mattawan, MI
Telescopes: Astrotech AT72ED II, Orion 8" Dobsonian, Tectron 15" Dobsonian, Celestron Super Polaris C8
Imaging Camera: Canon T3i
Guide Camera: QHY5L-IIM on a 60mm F4 Guidescope
Mounts: iExos-100 PMC-8, Vixen Super Polaris
Mount Control: KODLIX gn41 mini PC, Explorestars on a Lenovo Tab 2 A10-70F Android 6.0
Software: N.I.N.A. for imaging, PHD2 for guiding, Sharpcap for PA, Cartes du Ciel, PixInsight


Iexios-100 and getting it to point to the target

MikoSkye
 
Edited

Hi everyone. 

Well, this has been a journey. The results from this mount mean it is worth persevering but OMG, it is sometimes ever so frustrating. I finally can get good polar alignment and unguided tracking works a treat. But I am struggling to get guided tracking. The issue is after I have polar alignment, I cannot get the mount to slew to target using the NSEW controls. The only way I have been able to get the target is to manual release the clutches and swing the whole mount towards the target (polar alignment thereafter somewhat haphazard).

Really could do with some help, as I am sure I am missing something really basic. This is my process:
  • POTH Hub connected and able to control the mount using the sw controls and make sure the GPS coordinates are entered correctly
  • Polar align using SharpCap - minor adjustments using the knobs.
  • Use the POTH Hub sw controls to point to a star away  from Polaris (this is where it fails!!) - it will slew but I cannot get it to point south. All the directional controls work. but it seems as if the E makes it move slowly to the N and thee N  slews a large distance...and so on. 
So I have to manual swing the mount. If I could use the sw to align to a star away from Polaris, I would then:
  • Run PHD2 and calibrate
  • Point at target using POTH Hub sw controls
  • Run guided tracking through PHD2
  • Take many images and sip a warm coffee.
What am I doing wrong!?!
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Hardware:
IExios 100 PMC 8 mount / ZWO ASI 120mini guiding camera / Orion 30mm guide scope / Canon 5D4 + EF lenses / Bresser 100w battery pack / Windows 10 laptop  

Software: PHD2, Sharpcap Pro, ASCOM, Cart Du Ciel.


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

Timothy Myers
 

My M27 from the last week or so


--
Tim Myers

Telescopes:           Celestron 4SE, Celestron 8SE, SkyWatcher 100ED Pro
Mounts:                 4-5 SE, 6-8SE, EXOS-2GT with PMC-Eight
Cameras:              ASI1600MC Imaging Camera, Cooled, ASI120 Guide Camera
Focuser:               ZWO EAF
Scope Mini PC:    Topton Pentium
Laptop:                Lenovo
Software:             CDC, SharpCap Pro, NINA, PHD2


Re: "Please Wait" #windows10 #app #pmc-eight

Dallin
 

Cheers Mate!

--
Dallin McLaws
Location: 
Vail, AZ
Mounts
: ES PMC-Eight EXOSII 
Scopes: Omegon 110 F6 FPL-53 ED APO CF
Cameras:  Nikon D850
Operating System: Dell XPS Windows10 / Ipad Mini
Software: ExploreStars


Re: "Please Wait" #windows10 #app #pmc-eight

Shailendra Sharma <sshailendrasharma@...>
 

Hi mate. Ill do a vid. I have a laptop here that has just been rebuilt. So I'll set that up start to finish.

Cheers
Shailendra


From: MAIN@ESPMC-Eight.groups.io <MAIN@ESPMC-Eight.groups.io> on behalf of Dallin <Vaught427@...>
Sent: Wednesday, August 26, 2020 1:35:31 AM
To: MAIN@ESPMC-Eight.groups.io <MAIN@ESPMC-Eight.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [ESPMC-Eight] "Please Wait" #windows10 #app #pmc-eight
 
I'm unsure if wireless is set correctly in the pmc config manager. I guess part of the issue is that I don't really know how to tell what it is set to, what it should be set to, or how to change it. Under mount type i do have Exos-2 selected. I am unable to change any fields under the connection tab besides the mount type. 

Thanks again 
--
Dallin McLaws
Location: 
Vail, AZ
Mounts
: ES PMC-Eight EXOSII 
Scopes: Omegon 110 F6 FPL-53 ED APO CF
Cameras:  Nikon D850
Operating System: Dell XPS Windows10 / Ipad Mini
Software: ExploreStars


Re: "Please Wait" #windows10 #app #pmc-eight

Dallin
 

I'm unsure if wireless is set correctly in the pmc config manager. I guess part of the issue is that I don't really know how to tell what it is set to, what it should be set to, or how to change it. Under mount type i do have Exos-2 selected. I am unable to change any fields under the connection tab besides the mount type. 

Thanks again 
--
Dallin McLaws
Location: 
Vail, AZ
Mounts
: ES PMC-Eight EXOSII 
Scopes: Omegon 110 F6 FPL-53 ED APO CF
Cameras:  Nikon D850
Operating System: Dell XPS Windows10 / Ipad Mini
Software: ExploreStars


Re: "Please Wait" #windows10 #app #pmc-eight

Shailendra Sharma <sshailendrasharma@...>
 

Not that I found. I think you unplug the unit press the button and then plug it back in. Not 100% as only did it the once. Before you do that.
Is your wireless set correctly in pmc config manager?


From: MAIN@ESPMC-Eight.groups.io <MAIN@ESPMC-Eight.groups.io> on behalf of Dallin <Vaught427@...>
Sent: Wednesday, August 26, 2020 1:11:07 AM
To: MAIN@ESPMC-Eight.groups.io <MAIN@ESPMC-Eight.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [ESPMC-Eight] "Please Wait" #windows10 #app #pmc-eight
 
I did reboot the laptop. I also pulled the PMC8 power and plug it back in (I think this is how you reboot the PMC8?) prior to connecting. I have not tried the reset button. Can pushing the reset button mess anything up? 

Dallin McLaws
Location: 
Vail, AZ
Mounts
: ES PMC-Eight EXOSII 
Scopes: Omegon 110 F6 FPL-53 ED APO CF
Cameras:  Nikon D850
Operating System: Dell XPS Windows10 / Ipad Mini
Software: ExploreStars


Re: "Please Wait" #windows10 #app #pmc-eight

Dallin
 

I did reboot the laptop. I also pulled the PMC8 power and plug it back in (I think this is how you reboot the PMC8?) prior to connecting. I have not tried the reset button. Can pushing the reset button mess anything up? 

Dallin McLaws
Location: 
Vail, AZ
Mounts
: ES PMC-Eight EXOSII 
Scopes: Omegon 110 F6 FPL-53 ED APO CF
Cameras:  Nikon D850
Operating System: Dell XPS Windows10 / Ipad Mini
Software: ExploreStars


Re: "Please Wait" #windows10 #app #pmc-eight

Shailendra Sharma <sshailendrasharma@...>
 

Hey.

Thats odd. Have tou tried a reset? I have had to do that once. Its the button next to the power slot. Also did you reboot the pmc 8 and the laptop?


From: MAIN@ESPMC-Eight.groups.io <MAIN@ESPMC-Eight.groups.io> on behalf of Dallin <Vaught427@...>
Sent: Wednesday, August 26, 2020 12:53:38 AM
To: MAIN@ESPMC-Eight.groups.io <MAIN@ESPMC-Eight.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [ESPMC-Eight] "Please Wait" #windows10 #app #pmc-eight
 
I am getting almost the exact same thing start to finish. I get the same exact lights at start up, When I launch the config manager I get the same thing except the comm port field on mine loads up blank. When i click do it, the "UNKNOWN" changes to "NONE." and the message "The mount does not appear to be connected. Please check your settings and network connection" appears. After connecting to the PMC-8 Wifi I have the same lights at the end of the video. 

--
Dallin McLaws
Location: 
Vail, AZ
Mounts
: ES PMC-Eight EXOSII 
Scopes: Omegon 110 F6 FPL-53 ED APO CF
Cameras:  Nikon D850
Operating System: Dell XPS Windows10 / Ipad Mini
Software: ExploreStars


Re: "Please Wait" #windows10 #app #pmc-eight

Dallin
 

I am getting almost the exact same thing start to finish. I get the same exact lights at start up, When I launch the config manager I get the same thing except the comm port field on mine loads up blank. When i click do it, the "UNKNOWN" changes to "NONE." and the message "The mount does not appear to be connected. Please check your settings and network connection" appears. After connecting to the PMC-8 Wifi I have the same lights at the end of the video. 

--
Dallin McLaws
Location: 
Vail, AZ
Mounts
: ES PMC-Eight EXOSII 
Scopes: Omegon 110 F6 FPL-53 ED APO CF
Cameras:  Nikon D850
Operating System: Dell XPS Windows10 / Ipad Mini
Software: ExploreStars


Re: "Please Wait" #windows10 #app #pmc-eight

Shailendra Sharma <sshailendrasharma@...>
 
Edited

 
Same as this at start and finish? Have you tried to reboot?
 


From: MAIN@ESPMC-Eight.groups.io <MAIN@ESPMC-Eight.groups.io> on behalf of Dallin <Vaught427@...>
Sent: Wednesday, August 26, 2020 12:14:31 AM
To: MAIN@ESPMC-Eight.groups.io <MAIN@ESPMC-Eight.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [ESPMC-Eight] "Please Wait" #windows10 #app #pmc-eight
 
Shailendra,

Light 1 (yellow) is out
Light 2 (green) is on - steady
Light 3 (green) is out
Light 4 (green) is on - slow blinking
Light 5 (red) is on - faster blinking
Light 6 (red) is on - steady

--
Dallin McLaws
Location: 
Vail, AZ
Mounts
: ES PMC-Eight EXOSII 
Scopes: Omegon 110 F6 FPL-53 ED APO CF
Cameras:  Nikon D850
Operating System: Dell XPS Windows10 / Ipad Mini
Software: ExploreStars


Re: "Please Wait" #windows10 #app #pmc-eight

Dallin
 

Shailendra,

sorry, have to change that a little. I was connected to my home wifi while looking at the PMC-8 While connected to PMC-8 wifi the following lights are on....

Light 1 (yellow) is out
Light 2 (green) is on - steady
Light 3 (green) is out
Light 4 (green) is on - slow blinking
Light 5 (red) is out
Light 6 (red) is on - steady

sorry for the confusion.

cheers
--
Dallin McLaws
Location: 
Vail, AZ
Mounts
: ES PMC-Eight EXOSII 
Scopes: Omegon 110 F6 FPL-53 ED APO CF
Cameras:  Nikon D850
Operating System: Dell XPS Windows10 / Ipad Mini
Software: ExploreStars


Re: "Please Wait" #windows10 #app #pmc-eight

Dallin
 

Shailendra,

Light 1 (yellow) is out
Light 2 (green) is on - steady
Light 3 (green) is out
Light 4 (green) is on - slow blinking
Light 5 (red) is on - faster blinking
Light 6 (red) is on - steady

--
Dallin McLaws
Location: 
Vail, AZ
Mounts
: ES PMC-Eight EXOSII 
Scopes: Omegon 110 F6 FPL-53 ED APO CF
Cameras:  Nikon D850
Operating System: Dell XPS Windows10 / Ipad Mini
Software: ExploreStars


Re: "Please Wait" #windows10 #app #pmc-eight

Shailendra Sharma <sshailendrasharma@...>
 

Is the green light on?


From: MAIN@ESPMC-Eight.groups.io <MAIN@ESPMC-Eight.groups.io> on behalf of Dallin <Vaught427@...>
Sent: Wednesday, August 26, 2020 12:03:39 AM
To: MAIN@ESPMC-Eight.groups.io <MAIN@ESPMC-Eight.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [ESPMC-Eight] "Please Wait" #windows10 #app #pmc-eight
 
Haha, it seems so simple. Unfortunately when I click "do it" the following message appears...

26       The mount does not appear to be connected. Please check your settings and network connection.

cheers,

--
Dallin McLaws
Location: 
Vail, AZ
Mounts
: ES PMC-Eight EXOSII 
Scopes: Omegon 110 F6 FPL-53 ED APO CF
Cameras:  Nikon D850
Operating System: Dell XPS Windows10 / Ipad Mini
Software: ExploreStars


Re: "Please Wait" #windows10 #app #pmc-eight

Dallin
 

Haha, it seems so simple. Unfortunately when I click "do it" the following message appears...

26       The mount does not appear to be connected. Please check your settings and network connection.

cheers,

--
Dallin McLaws
Location: 
Vail, AZ
Mounts
: ES PMC-Eight EXOSII 
Scopes: Omegon 110 F6 FPL-53 ED APO CF
Cameras:  Nikon D850
Operating System: Dell XPS Windows10 / Ipad Mini
Software: ExploreStars