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Re: #iEXOS-100 Mount connection issues!!!! #iEXOS-100

Parag Modi
 

Wes,

Thank you again, I'll try it tomorrow night.  One more question, what if I wanted to just use serial cable for ASCOM?  I know ASCOM driver supports serial but I was unable to get my ASCOM connected over serial either.  I'm also thinking of just reflashing the firmware over the serial link tomorrow to see if somehow firmware got corrupted.

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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


Re: iExos 100 disconecting from wifi #iEXOS-100

Wes Mcdonald
 

Run as administrator has sometimes come up.  Windows is inscrutable.

Let us know how you make out

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: iExos 100 disconecting from wifi #iEXOS-100

Luiz Sanches
 

Thank you Wes, but no. Thats not the solution. I always use anycpu driver and corect IP. If IP was my problem, then serial will work.

I make many diferent tests Today. All the day I tryed to control the mount by a long time without loosing the green light and discover what is the problem. No sucess.
On the final of the day, In both computers (Desktop and Macbook via windows in Bootcamp) I used open the APT with "Run as Admnistrator" and I dont Know if it is the solution, but I could use the mount by the rest of the night and worked normaly.  Tomorow I will see if this is the solution, or, if I only had lucky....


Re: #iEXOS-100 Mount connection issues!!!! #iEXOS-100

Wes Mcdonald
 

Parag

Each time you send an ESX! The pc WiFi must be reconnected.   Also you will need to be in udp mode to use explorestars.  Tcp is fine for ascom.   You can switch these modes by the ESY! Command

But in general get your cm connected to both WiFi and serial as you have done.  Then use the connection tab to set things up correctly for the use you want.  

Remember the iexos can only talk udp or tcp, one at a time.  

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: #iEXOS-100 Mount connection issues!!!! #iEXOS-100

Parag Modi
 

Wes,

Thank you, I made a little bit of progress.  Attached serial cable (8 pin USB A to Mini B), installed FTDI driver.  Configuration manager now showed COM3.  After that went to advanced tab, selected serial and sent ESGv!.  Got a response back.  Sent ESX! successfully. Clicked the UDP button and sent EGSv! again it failed.  Tried TCP with the same results.  Went back to serial EGSv! worked.  Went to connection tab and hit find and got message saying "Mount connected to COM3, Note: It does not mean mount is connected via serial"

What next?

Any reason why this would happen when at the beginning of my session I was connected to ASCOM wireless (TCP) just fine?

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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


Re: iExos 100 disconecting from wifi #iEXOS-100

Wes Mcdonald
 

Luiz

It sounds like you have the dhcp/static issue we ha r encountered with the exos2 pmc8 connecting you the windows WiFi.  The solution is to go into the network adapter settings on the PC and change the ipv4 connection type to static.   Use the pc up address of 192.168.47.11.   Set the mask to 255.255.255.000.   Set the gateway address to 192.168.47.1

If you poke around in the forum you can find complete instructions I wrote.  

Also you might try loading the ascom driver called anycpu from the ES web site.  It is the correct one that pretty much always works in windows machines 

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: iExos 100 disconecting from wifi #iEXOS-100

Luiz Sanches
 

Hello.
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.
After 1 month of the mount working 100% fine via serial, the mount again, is showing the same problem: 
 
The mount connects (Both via WIFI (TCP) or Serial), works for secunds or minutes and the Green Light turns off and crash the program that I am using (anyone, but I use more APT).
 
I dont know why, but the mount worked very whell by 1 month. After that time I tryed to turn the Windows firewall on again, for test, and I am not shure if it's the cause, but this the mount stoped to work. I turn the windows firewall off again, but the mount didn't works again. Tryed in another computer and was the same...
 
The sequence for make the mount work after crashed a program (green light off): I go to Task Manager, finish the "ASCOM.DeviceHub (32 bits)" (my system is 64 bits, but only the 32 bits is used by Ascom, I don't know if is correct). I go to APT (it came to works again after the Ascom device Hub is closed, and is not necessary to close the program after the crash), "Disconnect Scope" and after "Connect Scope". A new Ascom Device Hub connects to the mount and I can use it for more some minutes until the green light turns off again. If I use POTH the problem is the same.
 
I almost lost the Sun eclipse! I coulnd't use the mount via serial/wifi, but I changed for UTP and with IPAD (Explore Stars) worked fine, without lost connection. But I dont want to use Ipad,  want to use the computer!
 
Thank you for your help!


Re: #iEXOS-100 Mount connection issues!!!! #iEXOS-100

Wes Mcdonald
 

Parag 
Do you have a usb-serial cable?

If so connect it to the pmc8 and the pc


Go to the advanced tab of the configuration manager.  Set the radio button to serial.  See if you can push out an ESGv! Command .  If so send an ESX! Command to put the pmc8 back into WiFi.

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: #iEXOS-100 Mount connection issues!!!! #iEXOS-100

Bear40
 

I had a similar experience.  It turned out that I had to hardwire using a serial connection to change it back to wireless using the manager.  Hope this helps. 
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Bear40 New to astronomy


Re: Can't Park with ASCOM6.5

Doug Doonan
 

Hi James,
Thank you very much for your operation with CDC. That makes very good sense, and I will try it out.
Thank you again.
Clear nights,
Doug Doonan



-----Original Message-----
From: James Ball <jedijeb@...>
To: MAIN@ESPMC-Eight.groups.io
Sent: Wed, Dec 16, 2020 8:19 am
Subject: Re: [ESPMC-Eight] Can't Park with ASCOM6.5

If you load CdC full screen and activate the Connect Telescope button at the top of the screen you get the telescope interface window.  If you click anywhere on the star chart the interface window will disappear behind the active CdC window that is full screen.  If you click Connect Telescope again, it will bring it to the front and you have control of the scope on the interface, it looks much like the POTH interface.
Connect Telescope button




Interface Screen


If this is hidden behind the main window and you close CdC, it will close first so you don't see it again.  If I am only using CdC, then I will make is slightly less than full screen and move the interface window to the side so I can control the mount with it instead of the POTH interface.



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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.

--

Doug Doonan
HomeBru  6 inch Reflector  f 6.6
HomeBru  85 mm Refractor  f 5.6
PMC-8, EXOS 2
Long retired EE.


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

 

That's gorgeous, Vince!

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Mounts: ES PMC-8 EXOS2
Scopes: SV 102EDT, ZWO 60/280 Guide
Cameras:  Nikon D5300, Altair GPCAM2 290M
Software: ASCOM, CdC, AstroTortilla, BYN Pro, Sharpcap, PHD2
Computer:  Thinkpad x230, Win7Pro/64


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
 

nice vince.  trapezium is tricky!

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

Jeff Snell
 

Absolutely amazing work Vince!  Graduate level stuff.  I'm still in high school :-( 

Jeff

PMC-Eight (serial connected Lenovo Laptop)
ES ED80mm APO
APT, CDC, Polemaster, PHD2 (50mm Orion Guidescope Package)
Celestron 8" Edge HD
Canon Ti-5 (Spencer Camera Astro-mod)


On Tue, Dec 15, 2020 at 9:20 PM Vince White <vnwhite@...> wrote:

Since it's that time of year, here's my take of the Orion Nebula.

~12.5hrs of total exposure over several nights, where I took groups of 30, 60, 300, 480 and 540 second exposures and created an HDR blend.  I thought 30 second exposures @ ISO1250 on my EOS RP would be sufficient to capture the bright highlights of the nebula, but apparently f/4 was still too much light and I blew out the highlights.

Regards,

Vince
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Mount: ES PMC-8 EXOS2-GT
Scopes: BRESSER 208mm f/3.9 Newt + ES HR Coma Corrector, Celestron C90 Mak, generic 50/191mm guide scope
Cameras:  Canon EOS RP, QHY 5-III 290C, T7C (ZWO ASI120MC clone)
Misc: 2" Optolong L-eNhance filter, 2" Optolong UHC filter, Raspberry PI 4
Software: INDI + Kstars + EKOS, DeepSkyStacker, GIMP, Lightroom, Photoshop, SIRIL


Re: Can't Park with ASCOM6.5

Yorksman
 

Under Telescope there is a Connect Telescope in the drop down. Opening that, you'll see it towards the bottom under Abort Slew


Re: Can't Park with ASCOM6.5

James Ball
 

If you load CdC full screen and activate the Connect Telescope button at the top of the screen you get the telescope interface window.  If you click anywhere on the star chart the interface window will disappear behind the active CdC window that is full screen.  If you click Connect Telescope again, it will bring it to the front and you have control of the scope on the interface, it looks much like the POTH interface.
Connect Telescope button




Interface Screen


If this is hidden behind the main window and you close CdC, it will close first so you don't see it again.  If I am only using CdC, then I will make is slightly less than full screen and move the interface window to the side so I can control the mount with it instead of the POTH interface.



--
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: #iEXOS-100 Mount connection issues!!!! #iEXOS-100

Parag Modi
 

Martin,

I checked the Wi-Fi connection on my PC and it showed it was connected to PMC with no internet.  Same thing with my Android tablet, it showed it was connected to PMC Wi-Fi in the settings.
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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


Re: #iEXOS-100 Mount connection issues!!!! #iEXOS-100

Martin Eastburn
 

Status green might simply mean I see it and it is in good condition, not connected due to password to the site is needed.
Does that on my phone. House is automatic, office - metal building - green no connection until log in.

Martin

On 12/15/2020 9:30 PM, Parag Modi wrote:
Hello all,

I was hoping to do some imaging tonight for the first time using APT.  I had a reasonable polar alignment done during the day time.  I started setting things up just before dark and was able to get my PC laptop connected to the mount via Wi-Fi ASCOM and 6.5 SP1 platform in APT.  I had my camera connected to the laptop with wired connection.  I then proceeded with focusing and got good focus.  But the problem started then!  I lost connection to the mount during my power down of the mount and I HAVEN"T BEEN ABLE to connect since then!  I go to the the Configuration Manager and I see my Wi-Fi status Green but connection status as Unknown.  I have tried several things in configuration manager such as "Find it", status request via UDP, status request via TCP but they all fail!  Before moving to the laptop and APT, I was able to connect to mount using a tablet and Explorestar but tonight I am unable to do so!  I have restarted the mount, laptop and tablet several times but still can't connect!

Can someone help urgently?  I have three days of good weather before moon phase starts becoming a factor.
--
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


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

Vince White
 

Since it's that time of year, here's my take of the Orion Nebula.

~12.5hrs of total exposure over several nights, where I took groups of 30, 60, 300, 480 and 540 second exposures and created an HDR blend.  I thought 30 second exposures @ ISO1250 on my EOS RP would be sufficient to capture the bright highlights of the nebula, but apparently f/4 was still too much light and I blew out the highlights.

Regards,

Vince
--

Mount: ES PMC-8 EXOS2-GT
Scopes: BRESSER 208mm f/3.9 Newt + ES HR Coma Corrector, Celestron C90 Mak, generic 50/191mm guide scope
Cameras:  Canon EOS RP, QHY 5-III 290C, T7C (ZWO ASI120MC clone)
Misc: 2" Optolong L-eNhance filter, 2" Optolong UHC filter, Raspberry PI 4
Software: INDI + Kstars + EKOS, DeepSkyStacker, GIMP, Lightroom, Photoshop, SIRIL


#iEXOS-100 Mount connection issues!!!! #iEXOS-100

Parag Modi
 

Hello all,

I was hoping to do some imaging tonight for the first time using APT.  I had a reasonable polar alignment done during the day time.  I started setting things up just before dark and was able to get my PC laptop connected to the mount via Wi-Fi ASCOM and 6.5 SP1 platform in APT.  I had my camera connected to the laptop with wired connection.  I then proceeded with focusing and got good focus.  But the problem started then!  I lost connection to the mount during my power down of the mount and I HAVEN"T BEEN ABLE to connect since then!  I go to the the Configuration Manager and I see my Wi-Fi status Green but connection status as Unknown.  I have tried several things in configuration manager such as "Find it", status request via UDP, status request via TCP but they all fail!  Before moving to the laptop and APT, I was able to connect to mount using a tablet and Explorestar but tonight I am unable to do so!  I have restarted the mount, laptop and tablet several times but still can't connect!

Can someone help urgently?  I have three days of good weather before moon phase starts becoming a factor.
--
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


Re: Can't Park with ASCOM6.5

Doug Doonan
 

Hi James Ball,
 I have been looking for a park button in CDC and have not seen one. Where is it located?
If you find it in the set up screen, I have not been able to find that  in CDC either. It goes away when I start CDC and is lost., to me. I must be doing something wrong.
Doug



-----Original Message-----
From: James Ball <jedijeb@...>
To: MAIN@ESPMC-Eight.groups.io
Sent: Tue, Dec 15, 2020 7:27 pm
Subject: Re: [ESPMC-Eight] Can't Park with ASCOM6.5

I usually use the Park button in CdC before disconnecting.
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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.

--

Doug Doonan
HomeBru  6 inch Reflector  f 6.6
HomeBru  85 mm Refractor  f 5.6
PMC-8, EXOS 2
Long retired EE.

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