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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
 

One more photo of M45, reprocessed in Photo Shop.
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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: Malicious Download Detected Error

James Ball
 

I use Firefox and so far have not found any problems.  It could be a setting in Edge that is flagging it.
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James Ball
Dawson Springs, Ky
Mounts: iEXOS-100
Scopes: Meade ETX90RA(deforked now) Sky Watcher 150MCT
Camera: ZWO ASI 120MC-S
Software: Explore Stars Android, ASCOM, Stellarium Scope, Stellarium, AS!3, SharpCap, RegiStax6.


Re: Connecting Pmc8 to Phd2

Wes Mcdonald
 

Madhavan 

Yes always use the poth hub.  Connect poth to the ascom driver.  All other applications connect to poth.

Welcome!

Wes

On Fri, Nov 20, 2020 at 3:34 PM <pisharam.astrophotograhy@...> wrote:

[Edited Message Follows]

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


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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: Can the Mount Saddle on the IEXOS-100 be Replaced #ExploreScientific

Ming
 

I'd like to find out about that also.

The stock iEXOS-100 is fine with the original saddle as its load capacity is limited. However once the user upgrades the tripod to ST2/3 and gets more counterweight, the iEXOS-100 can support upto 10kg load. In this case I feel the original saddle might be inadequate.

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Scopes: APM-LZOS 115/805, Skywatcher 200P Dob & APM 107/700 (grab'n'go)
Mount: Skywatcher HEQ5 Pro w/ Rowan belt mod + ADM saddle & ES iEXOS-100 PMC8 w/ Fine AZ adjuster + ST2 tripod

Eyepieces: ES68 34mm, 24mm; Pentax XW 14mm; ES82 14mm, 8.8mm; Baader Morpheus 6.5mm, 2.25x Q-Barlow; TV Delos 4.5mm, 2.5x Powermate
Imaging: Canon EOS 600Da, Canon 135mm f/2L + 1.4x extender, TS 2" 0.79x FR/FF, IDAS NB1 triband filter, Altair Starwave 50mm + ZWO ASI120MM Mini (guiding)

Software: BYE, PHD2, ASTAP, Cartes du Ciel, DSS, PIPP, AutoStakkert2, PS CC

Binoculars: Vixen Ascot ZR 8x42WP


Explore Alliance deals

Kent Marts- Explore Scientific Customer Service
 

Thought I'd drop a message here regarding the Explore Alliance. As a PMC-Eight Users Forum member everyone here is automatically an Explore Alliance Legacy member. Paid Explore Alliance members ($30 level or $100 level) are given special deals on Explore Scientific products.

You'll be seeing an email soon -- if not already -- announcing a two-week sale. Our red-light flashlight for $10 -- that's 50% off, and the lithium-ion power bank designed specifically for the PMC-Eight system, for $90. Regular price is $129.99, and the sale price has been $99.99. These deals end Dec. 3, 2020.

Additionally, the sale price on the new hybrid finder scope base ($29.99, $10 off), the 5-in-1 Weather Sensor Professional Weather station ($129.99, $40 off) and the atomic clock ($15.99, regularly $24.99) technically ends today, but if you order this weekend I'll give you the deal. 

To get in on these deals, email explorealliance at explorescientific.com.

If you're not a paid Explore Alliance member, you can join at https://explorescientificusa.com/products/explore-alliance-membership

The cool thing is, after you join, we send a gift card back in the amount you paid. There are other benefits to membership that are outline on the website.

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Kent Marts
Customer Service Manager
Explore Scientific

Gear: Anything in the store!


Connecting Pmc8 to Phd2

Pisharam Astrophotography
 
Edited

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
This email has been filtered by SMX. For more information visit smxemail.com

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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 W
 

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 <Tbowman@...>
 

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 <Tbowman@...>
 

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 <Tbowman@...>
 

you must enter this into the competition at explore scientific.

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