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Connecting Pmc8 to Phd2

pisharam.astrophotograhy@...
 
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Hi,

          I am sorry if this is a newbie question but I was wondering if someone can help me as I am new to the PMC-8 system. I am trying to connect the Pmc8 to phd2 (Pulse GUiding). So should I use the POTH Hub  in mount options or the ES PMC8 Driver. Any help in this regard is appreciated. For some reason the mount doesnt seem to be calibrating properly. I am in India and using the ES G11 with the Pmc8.

Madhavan


Re: Malicious Download Detected Error

Paul
 

Hi Matt and Steve,

Thanks for looking into this.  When I used Internet Explorer, the downloads worked fine on both PCs.

Paul

 
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AT72EDii  OTA (on backorder)
iEXOS-100 mount
ZWO 30F4 mini guide scope
ZWO 120mm mini mono guide camera
Nikon D5300


Re: Malicious Download Detected Error

Steve Lang
 

Hey.

I've checked this main URL with VirusTotal, it compares it with a number of commercial antivirus engines etc (~80 or so), and it checks out OK. The actual download site (http://02d3287.netsolhost.com/pmc-eight/) has one hit against it (from Dr.Web). This is most likely because of some other content that has been hosted on netsolhost.com at some stage. I can't find any details as to why Dr.Web is thinking this...


Do you use Dr.Web for antivirus?


Some time ago, I had one of my home network security thingies complain about the main explorescientific site, but that was either a false positive, or rectified quickly.


Cheers -


On 20/11/20 5:01 am, Paul via groups.io wrote:
Hello,

On two different Windows 10 PCs, running both EDGE and Chrome,  when I try to download anything from the https://explorescientificusa.com/pages/software-and-downloads-for-pmc-eight-system, like the latest firmware, or the utility or config manager, I get an "Malicious Download Detected" error and the download aborts.  Anyone else seeing this?

Thanks,

Paul
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AT72EDii  OTA
iEXOS-100 mount
ZWO 30F4 mini guide scope
ZWO 120mm mini mono guide camera
Nikon D5300
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Mounts: ES PMC-8 G11, Orion Atlas
Scopes: ES FCD100-80, GSO RC8, Orion XT10i
Cameras: QHY 8L, QHY163m, QHY5L-II, Polemaster
Misc: QHY FW, OAG
Software: NINA, PixInsight


Re: Malicious Download Detected Error

Matt
 

Hi Paul, I have not encountered this trouble, however, it's possible you may be using the Safe Browsing feature (Chrome), SmartScreen (Edge) on the browser, or, possibly some anti-virus software shared by the PC's that may need adjustment. 

- Matt

On Thu, Nov 19, 2020, 11:01 AM Paul via groups.io <paulw617=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Hello,

On two different Windows 10 PCs, running both EDGE and Chrome,  when I try to download anything from the https://explorescientificusa.com/pages/software-and-downloads-for-pmc-eight-system, like the latest firmware, or the utility or config manager, I get an "Malicious Download Detected" error and the download aborts.  Anyone else seeing this?

Thanks,

Paul
--
AT72EDii  OTA
iEXOS-100 mount
ZWO 30F4 mini guide scope
ZWO 120mm mini mono guide camera
Nikon D5300


Malicious Download Detected Error

Paul
 

Hello,

On two different Windows 10 PCs, running both EDGE and Chrome,  when I try to download anything from the https://explorescientificusa.com/pages/software-and-downloads-for-pmc-eight-system, like the latest firmware, or the utility or config manager, I get an "Malicious Download Detected" error and the download aborts.  Anyone else seeing this?

Thanks,

Paul
--
AT72EDii  OTA
iEXOS-100 mount
ZWO 30F4 mini guide scope
ZWO 120mm mini mono guide camera
Nikon D5300


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

Derrell Oliver
 

Hey Guys,
This is my first attempt at M45 taken with my
iEXOS-100 PMC 8 and Astro-Tech AT80ED and 0.80 focal reducer/field flattener.
This was a quick processing job in PS, need to spend some more time and try to reduce the star size.
29 x 180sec exposures @ ISO400

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Derrell Oliver

Astro-Tech AT80ED
Explore Scientific iEXOS-100 PMC 8 with ST4 Tripod & Azimuth Adapter
ZWO 30mm Guide Scope, ZWO 120mm Mini Guide Scope
ZWO ASI120mc-s, Canon XSi 450d.
Explore Scientific USB Power Bank.


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

James
 

The Wizard Nebula taken last night. 2hr 50min of 5min exposures. Taken using iEXOS-100, Sky-Watcher Evostar ED APO 72mm, and Canon RP.



Enjoy and clear skies!


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Mounts: Explore Scientific EXOS II GT, iEXOS-100, Celestron AVX
Scope: Explore Scientific AR102, AR152, FirstLight 152mm Mak-Cassegrain, William Optics SpaceCat 51, Sky-Watcher Evostar ED APO 72mm
Guide Scope: Astromania 50mm Guidescope (190mm focal length), SVBONY SV165 Mini Guide Scope 30mm (120mm focal length)
Guide Camera: ZWO ASI120MM Mini Monochrome
Camera: Canon RP (IR modification)
Laptop: Dell XPS 13
Software: Windows 10 Home (20H2), PHD2, ASCOM, and APT


Re: iExos 100 disconecting from wifi #iEXOS-100

Luiz Sanches
 

On Wed, Nov 18, 2020 at 08:17 PM, Tyler Bowman - Explore Scientific Customer Service wrote:
have you tried to use the WIFI changer to see if that helps with Wifi to help with a stable connection.
Change the channel? That is it? Yes, the mount is on channel 6, best for my location.


Re: iExos 100 disconecting from wifi #iEXOS-100

Luiz Sanches
 

On Wed, Nov 18, 2020 at 07:04 PM, Tyler Bowman - Explore Scientific Customer Service wrote:
have you tried using POTH instead of the HUB im curious if you had to use it and does it give the same results. I'm aware that the device hub took over with the 6.5 update but you can still use poth
I can try....


Re: iExos 100 disconecting from wifi #iEXOS-100

Tyler Bowman - Explore Scientific Customer Service
 

have you tried to use the WIFI changer to see if that helps with Wifi to help with a stable connection.


Re: iExos 100 disconecting from wifi #iEXOS-100

Tyler Bowman - Explore Scientific Customer Service
 

have you tried using POTH instead of the HUB im curious if you had to use it and does it give the same results. I'm aware that the device hub took over with the 6.5 update but you can still use poth 


Re: iExos 100 disconecting from wifi #iEXOS-100

Luiz Sanches
 

OMG..........
1 minute after I send the last message, the mount disconnect. I am using APT connecting with ASCOM via ASCOM device hub.

The APT and the hub freezes, I went in the pmc-right configuration manager and clicked in "find current connection". Immediately the APT and device hub comes up and worked.


Re: iExos 100 disconecting from wifi #iEXOS-100

Luiz Sanches
 

Good news:
Serial works 100% good. Before, the problems was the same, wifi or serial. But I changed the usb cable and voila! Works! The cable that I did used, was new, but, I don't know why, didn't work. I used the same cable of my Canon camera in the mount and works very wheel.

But I am trying to use the mount via WiFi, and I discovered that the problem that make the wifi connect for some secunds and after, disconnect, is the WINDOWS!!! I am not 100% sure yet, but, I disabled the firewall of the windows and the mount is working!!!! It's working for 1 hour, but, until this, the mount disconnect, after working for 30 mim.

I am making more tests for have sure if is the windows firewall the problem.


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
 

Jennifer

Beauty.  

Wes

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Wes, Southport NC
EXos2-GT PMC-8, iExos 100
ES ED 127, 10" LX200GPS+wedge, Astro-Tech 8" Newt, ETX-90, 60mm no-name guide scope ~ 260mm FL
Polemaster, Orion ST-80 and SAG, ZWO 290MM, D5300 astro modified
Nina, Bootcamped Mac Mini control computer, RDP to iMAC
110 amp hour lead acid deep discharge battery for field power
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

Tyler Bowman - Explore Scientific Customer Service
 

you must enter this into the competition at explore scientific.


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

Jennifer Shelly
 

First processed image of M45 with my new ES iExos-100 and Askar FRA 400 scope.



M45 ~ The Pleiades
11/16/2020 @ AstroPorch, VA

QHY 168C @ -15C
Gain: 4
Offset: 50

20 Lights @ 240s
10 Darks @ 240s
50 Bias @ 0s
10 Flats @ 0.36s
10 Dark Flats @ 0.36s

Askar FRA 400
Baader Steel Drive II
Baader 2" UFC
Optolong 2" L-Pro Filter
QHY Mini Guide Scope
QHY 5LIIC
ES PMC-8 iExos-100

NINA Nightly
PHD2 Guiding
PixInsight 1.8.8-5 / PCL 2.1.20
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Sincerely,

Jennifer Shelly
AstroPorch, VA

Mounts
: ES PMC-8 G-11, ES PMC-8 iEXOS-100
Scopes: ES ED127 FCD-100, Askar FRA 400, ES Levy Comet Hunter, ES N208CF, QHY Mini Guide Scope, Solomark F60 Guide Scope
Cameras: QHY600M, QHY128C, QHY168C
Misc: MoonLite CFL 2.5 / High Res Stepper / V2 Mini Controller, Baader SteelTrack NT / SteelDrive II, Baader UFC, Optolong 2" L-Pro / L-eNhance, QHY CFW3-L, Baader 2” LRGBSHO CCD
Imaging Software:  NINA, APT, SharpCap Pro
Processing Software: PixInsight, Lightroom, Premiere Elements


Re: New iexos 100 Dec Slop #iEXOS-100 #VIDEO

Hughes Thompson
 

Don,

Glad it worked out.  Interested to know if you have any binding issues with all the backlash taken out.  Also, I had the same issue not being able to turn the screw on the worm gear bearing block.  I had to adjust the same way, by loosening the screw holding the block in place.  Hope this is not causing a problem.

Hughes


Re: Wobbeling - can i do something about it? #EXOS2

borderbridge
 

So any idea what it could be?

or what i could do to find out? The pattern really repeats and stays the same. Maybe that info can help.

Any sugesstion is appreciated

Greetings Manuel

Am 16.11.2020 um 00:12 schrieb Wes Mcdonald:

Not sanguine the rocking is PE.  PE has a 10 minute period.  Its magnitude is +- 15-20 arc seconds.  Seems like more there. 

Wes.


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Wes, Southport NC
EXos2-GT PMC-8, iExos 100
ES ED 127, 10" LX200GPS+wedge, Astro-Tech 8" Newt, ETX-90, 60mm no-name guide scope ~ 260mm FL
Polemaster, Orion ST-80 and SAG, ZWO 290MM, D5300 astro modified
Nina, Bootcamped Mac Mini control computer, RDP to iMAC
110 amp hour lead acid deep discharge battery for field power
Electrical Engineer, Retired


Re: New iexos 100 Dec Slop #iEXOS-100 #VIDEO

Don <donsinger@...>
 
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Thanks for the feedback guys.

I just guess this is a 'feature'.....

I have so much grinding noise that I am going to adjust as much of that out and see where backlash falls. Honestly, the screw at the end of the worm gear should not be shipped so tight that one cannot adjust it - otherwise, the user is having to adjust things in a way that gets the alignment askew, and I think that results in the grinding noise. 

The grinding noise is like a pain one experiences - it is telling you something that something is not right. Hughes, good to hear that this can be guided out because I only do imaging and was worried that this will not result in round stars.

UPDATE: Hughes, you nailed it!!! with your statement ' I'm wondering if it is just coming from the belt as you push on it." I turned the worm by gently rotating the belt gear on the belt side of the worm without pressing on it and, voila, 90% of the grinding went away...just a small spot at one point of the full rotation has that grind and I do not feel it will present a problem in operating the mount.

And, no more RA backlash.

Want to thank everyone on the group that made suggestions...you are all wonderfully helpful

Cordially,

Don


Re: iEXOS-100 serial connection "issue"

James
 

Well, the direct Mini USB to USB-C cable arrived today and it works just fine. That said, just curious why it can't pass the over a USB hub. Just tired of having to buy a new cable for every little thing.

Thanks


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Mounts: Explore Scientific EXOS II GT, iEXOS-100, Celestron AVX
Scope: Explore Scientific AR102, AR152, FirstLight 152mm Mak-Cassegrain, William Optics SpaceCat 51, Sky-Watcher Evostar ED APO 72mm
Guide Scope: Astromania 50mm Guidescope (190mm focal length), SVBONY SV165 Mini Guide Scope 30mm (120mm focal length)
Guide Camera: ZWO ASI120MM Mini Monochrome
Camera: Canon RP (IR modification)
Laptop: Dell XPS 13
Software: Windows 10 Home (20H2), PHD2, ASCOM, and APT

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