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Re: How to get ASCOM control of the dome

Hi- Yes, the SkyX dome product works perfectly in my hands. You have to get the geometry right. Three common errors: +/- signs, units (you input inches instead
heathkitguy
Jun 26
#2023
 
2022

Re: How to get ASCOM control of the dome

I think I have Version 7.xx. I really don't like it and want to avoid it at all costs. I'm really to buy a dome upgrade to the Sky X to keep from using it.
drlane2007
Jun 24
#2022
 
2021

Re: How to get ASCOM control of the dome

Are you talking about the really old (circa 2000) ACP that was little more than a hand control for Meade scopes? Because the modern ACP is totally different…
Tim Long
Jun 24
#2021
 
2020

Re: How to get ASCOM control of the dome

Its not the best software for sure but it does seem to work better in some areas. Me no way to I want to have to go back to that. The Parrot was the only thing
drlane2007
Jun 24
#2020
 
2019

Re: How to get ASCOM control of the dome

ACP has one tiny advantage. IT WORKS. Best Regards, Tim Long From: home_dome_users@yahoogroups.com [mailto:home_dome_users@yahoogroups.com] Sent: 24 June 2015
Tim Long
Jun 24
#2019
 
2018

Re: How to get ASCOM control of the dome

Rob, Thanks for a great reply. However though I do have ACP I have no interest in using it. I find Maxpilote a vastly superior product but I'm not sure how to
drlane2007
Jun 24
#2018
 
2017

Re: shutter hits DSR and clasp

Hi Kent, I ended up installing slides on the dome flange that push the shutter out when closing. It seems to work and I did have to adjust some of the guides
cmaier16
Jun 15
#2017
 
2016

Re: How to get ASCOM control of the dome

Hi: I agree with 90% of what Tim is saying. During your normal automation use, you need to have the ASCOM driver installed, and let ACP drive the process.
heathkitguy
Jun 8
#2016
 
2015

Re: How to get ASCOM control of the dome

You need to have installed the ASCOM driver, which is available from the T.I. website, and then don’t run DDWCP, since only one program can use the serial
Tim Long
Jun 8
#2015
 
2014

Re: How to get ASCOM control of the dome

I'm using Maxpilote (I have ACP) and it can't connect to the dome when using DDWCP I'm trying to figure out how to use it without the dome addition to the Skyx
drlane2007
Jun 8
#2014
 
2013

Re: How to get ASCOM control of the dome

Hi Dave- I'm using ACP. ACP and DDWCP can't use the same rs232 port at the same time. So for manual maintenance tasks when I'm in the dome, I use DDWCP. For
heathkitguy
Jun 8
#2013
 
2012

How to get ASCOM control of the dome

I've been using my 6 foot home dome for about 6 months now. I finally figured how to get the scope to aim successfully threw the slot. The main problem I have
drlane2007
Jun 7
#2012
 
2011

Re: shutter hits DSR and clasp

Hi Chris, Did you ever get your shutter to work? In looking at my 10' Home Dome, the clearance is only about 4-6 mm. Pretty tight tolerance, actually, but it
kentdegroff
Jun 4
#2011
 
2010

Re: Nonstop Turning

Excellent! Glad it turned out to be not too serious. The other one I’ve seen along those lines is water in the door lock… --Tim From:
Tim Long
Jun 3
#2010
 
2009

Re: Nonstop Turning

Good news. Took the hand controller off and the dome stopped moving. So problem solved I think. Thanks Bill On Tuesday, 2 June 2015, Michael Cook
Bill Gardner
Jun 3
#2009
 
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