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Both axis tracking with ASCOM driver #iEXOS-100 #ASCOM

@MartinRobomaze
 

Hi,
I found a tracking mode in ExploreStars app that tracks stars using both axis. I would like to ask if it is possible to enable both axis for tracking using the ASCOM driver.
Thank you for any answers.
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Martin, Kosice, Slovakia
Mount: iEXOS 100
Telescope: ExploreScientific ED80
Camera: Nikon D7100 stock
Software: APT, ROG Zephyrus G14 (Windows 10)


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
 

Darrell 

Danged nice helmet there!  Good work.



Wes

On Tue, Mar 2, 2021 at 12:39 PM Derrell Oliver <mtbkr123@...> wrote:
Hey Guys,
So I finally got around to imaging NGC 2359 Thor's Helmet, this is a heavily cropped image, it is a very small target for my AT80ED scope,
27 x 180sec lights, for 1.4 hrs total integration time, 10 darks, 10 bias and 10 flats @ ISO 800 using my Canon XSi 450D & Astro-Tech AT80ED.
I'm going to try to get some more integration time later this week and add to this image hoping to pull some more detail out and get a smoother image.
  
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Derrell Oliver

ES iEXOS-100 PMC-Eight with ES Heavy Duty ST3 tripod & Azimuth Adjuster
ES USB Power Bank
Astro-Tech AT80ED.
Astro-Tech 0.8 Field Flattener/Reducer.
Meade Infinity ST80 with Lunt Solar dual speed crayford focuser.
Meade Polaris 90 with GSO dual speed crayford focuser.
Meade Polaris 130 with ScopeStuff 1.25 crayford focuser.
ZWO ASI120mc-s, Canon XSi 450d.
ZWO ASI120mm-mini & ZWO 30mm f/4 Mini Guide Scope
EQ2 Mount with Orion EQ-2M RA Drive.
AZ3 Alt-Azimuth Mount.


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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

Derrell Oliver
 

Hey Guys,
So I finally got around to imaging NGC 2359 Thor's Helmet, this is a heavily cropped image, it is a very small target for my AT80ED scope,
27 x 180sec lights, for 1.4 hrs total integration time, 10 darks, 10 bias and 10 flats @ ISO 800 using my Canon XSi 450D & Astro-Tech AT80ED.
I'm going to try to get some more integration time later this week and add to this image hoping to pull some more detail out and get a smoother image.
  
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Derrell Oliver

ES iEXOS-100 PMC-Eight with ES Heavy Duty ST3 tripod & Azimuth Adjuster
ES USB Power Bank
Astro-Tech AT80ED.
Astro-Tech 0.8 Field Flattener/Reducer.
Meade Infinity ST80 with Lunt Solar dual speed crayford focuser.
Meade Polaris 90 with GSO dual speed crayford focuser.
Meade Polaris 130 with ScopeStuff 1.25 crayford focuser.
ZWO ASI120mc-s, Canon XSi 450d.
ZWO ASI120mm-mini & ZWO 30mm f/4 Mini Guide Scope
EQ2 Mount with Orion EQ-2M RA Drive.
AZ3 Alt-Azimuth Mount.


Re: IEXOS-100 Connection Issue

Tyler Bowman - Explore Scientific Customer Service
 

glad this was fixed and easy to boot and enjoy the IEXOS-100
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Re: IEXOS-100 Connection Issue

Sam Stirling <sam.stirling@...>
 

This is now sorted, turned out to be my fault, I had to install a VPC driver. Thanks Tyler for all your help :)


Re: IEXOS-100 Connection Issue

Tyler Bowman - Explore Scientific Customer Service
 

if you could send me some screen shots in email form at Tyler@... and we can communicate through there as well.
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Re: IEXOS-100 Connection Issue

Sam Stirling <sam.stirling@...>
 

Yeah if I am connected to the WiFi, I still cannot connect. I think I messed up through going to the serial stage, but now I cannot communicate with the device through serial,

Sam


On 1 Mar 2021, at 19:53, Tyler Bowman - Explore Scientific Customer Service <Tyler@...> wrote:

you cant even connect to the mount in wifi either under current wifi network?
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Fax        +1(479) 717-2898


Re: IEXOS-100 Connection Issue

Tyler Bowman - Explore Scientific Customer Service
 

you cant even connect to the mount in wifi either under current wifi network?
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Re: IEXOS-100 Connection Issue

Sam Stirling <sam.stirling@...>
 

The configuration manager says it can’t find a connection no matter how I try to connect the mount.

Thanks for your help,
Sam


On 1 Mar 2021, at 19:04, Tyler Bowman - Explore Scientific Customer Service <Tyler@...> wrote:

what does the configuration manager say as far connection. if you have it in serial mode its only good for ASCOM.
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Fax        +1(479) 717-2898


Re: IEXOS-100 Connection Issue

Tyler Bowman - Explore Scientific Customer Service
 

what does the configuration manager say as far connection. if you have it in serial mode its only good for ASCOM.
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Fax        +1(479) 717-2898


IEXOS-100 Connection Issue

Sam Stirling <sam.stirling@...>
 

Hi everybody, I know you are probably sick of hearing about this issue as I have found a number of related posts on here but any help would be extremely appreciated. 

I recently got an IEXOS100 and tried getting it connected from the explore stars app to work via serial. After the PMC8 configuration manager didn't work I tried to use the older connection method via the application note PMC8-AN002. I followed the instructions to the letter although the package sender did not return a response and no green light was seen on my device, I pushed forwards and inputted the EXS! command into putty and it returned a command suggesting it worked. I now cannot appear to connect to the mount in any way. Any help would be much appreciated, even to just get back to being able to use explore stars. If any more information is needed please ask!

Thanks, 
Sam


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

Parag Modi
 

Flame and Horsehead nebulae a couple of weeks ago.  Unmodded Nikon D7200, Sigma 18-300mm at 250mm on iExos-100.  Polar alignment using DARV in APT no guiding.  60 sec X 70 stacked in DSS and post processed in GIMP.
Not the best shot, but good enough.

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Parag Modi

Mounts: ES iEXOS-100
Scopes: APS-C Sigma 18-300 mm
Cameras:  Nikon D7200 (Unmodified)
Misc: Bahtinov Mask, K&F Concept Clear night filter
Software: ExploreStars, Stellarium


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ACorkill <viram@...> added the album RiverStar Observatory: Observatory with Explore Scientific at its heart!


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

alandebrut
 

Its because of skilled people like you Jennifer that we newbies aspire to achieve the beauty that is in this picture.

Brilliant :)

Alan
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Warrington
UK

Explore Scientific:
Telescope AR102, F6.5
Exos 2, PMC8 
QHY PoleMaster
ZWO Electronic Auto-focuser
Altair 290C

Celestron SE8 plus mount
Starsense
Sharpcap Pro
CDC
Stellarium
APT
Firecapture

Canon 80D


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

Amazing.  Absolutely amazing.  

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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

Jennifer Shelly
 

6 hours of narrow band data for the Rosette Nebula from my Askar FRA 400, QHY 600M, QHY CFW3-L, Baader NB filters, Baader SD II, and ES iEXOS PMC-8 mount.


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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: 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

TeeJayBee
 

First test of my new mount went OK, despite the nearly full Moon flooding the sky with too much light to record faint objects, the tracking was working well as were the star mapping and goto commands, not worth publishing the other pics of fainter nebulae and star clusters but here's a good old favourite, The Great Nebula in Orion, nothing fancy, no stacking just two shots, one for the very bright star factory core and the other for the fainter nebulosity
Both at ISO-800 one at 2 minutes the other at 20 seconds
Fujifilm X-T2, Sigma 150-600mm at 600mm F/6.3 on EXOS 2 PMC-Eight mount
It was really just a dry run of polar alignment and star alignment followed by goto tests and I'm pleased to say that the goto's got the targets in the frame at 600mm on an APSC camera every time, not perfect centre but good enough to see, M33, NGC864/9, M34, M41 and of course M42



Re: Connection issue #iEXOS-100 #ASCOM

Daniel Burdziak
 

I connect to the PMC-Eight “WiFi” on the laptop, and then for POTH I select POTH Hub I believe. I can check for sure when I get back from the store.


Re: Connection issue #iEXOS-100 #ASCOM

Tyler Bowman - Explore Scientific Customer Service
 

Hey Daniel, what are the settings with in POTH? i just want to make sure your connected to the PMC-Eight. 
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Re: Connection issue #iEXOS-100 #ASCOM

Daniel Burdziak
 

Welp I was able to move everything from the old drive to the new drive.

Now I can connect with POTH, and APT connects, but the mount doesn’t make that noise it makes when you unpark it and you can tell it’s running. Also unable to move it with control buttons or goto.

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