> PMFJI but I have seen something similar here with 3.3.7 with a completelyI too have seen this. I have two setups, one using the TCC, and one using a
> different focuser, the RCOS TCC in this case. (Also using CCDSoft, if
> makes a difference.) In my case, the focuser had travelled to its
> position and jammed.
> I had accidentally set the Focus Start Use selection to Current Position.
> This evening, I had restored it to Use HFD and focus proceeded normally.
> you are not using Use HFD for Focus Start, you may want to try that.
RoboFocus (actually the RoboFocus 'emulation', in AstroHub). The former was
working fine (and still was - touch wood!), and the latter started doing
this a few days ago. I ran another v-curve, and it worked fine. Tried
focussing again, and the focuser started off to Timbukthree (slightly
further away than you know where!). Eventually, I rebooted, re-ran the
first light wizard, and suddenly it all started working again. I had
checked obvious likely problems (having the focusser close to zero etc. -
it was at 2373, and the V-curve covered a couple of hundred counts each
side). This was a few days ago, and I decided I was just having a 'bad
I was using Maxim, Focussing via the RFCP, and looking at it's comm
traffic, showed the focusser being sent off to a 'silly' number (many
thousands of points away). Anyway, for me, first light wizard did fix it.
The 'Current position' explanation could fit. I notice that FocusMax,
switches RFCP, to display in 'relative' mode, and it almost looked as if it
had worked out a 'relative' position (perhaps -100), and had sent this as
an 'absolute' location. Could be wrong though on this....
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: ASCOM-Talk@yahoogroups.com
>> [mailto:ASCOM-Talk@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Robert Burns
>> Sent: Monday, January 30, 2006 10:01 PM
>> To: ASCOM-Talk@yahoogroups.com
>> Subject: Re: [ASCOM] Focusmax/CCDsoft/ASCOM
>> Sorry about the blockage. I've talked with our IT guys at the
>> unversity and they say we don't have SPAM blockage only Spam ranking.
>> But yours is not the only email from outside the system so
>> blocked, so I think they're splitting hairs.
>> Could you send the blockage report to my commercial email:
>> robertburns AT sbcglobal dot net?
>> Back to my Focusmax problems:
>> I didn't tell you in the other email, but despite getting a
>> good v-curve, Focusmax defocuses not focuses when I click on
>> the focus button. Substantially so. Perhaps this is a clue . . .
>> I am running Robofocus on COM3 from a PCMCIA slot serial
>> card. Perhaps I might try to see if I can re-configure
>> everything so that Robofocus is running on COM1