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by howardgrams
Sun Jan 14, 2018 9:53 pm
Forum: Not Currently Planned
Topic: Record Focal Length with images
Replies: 2
Views: 857

Record Focal Length with images

Robin, I've been experimenting with various combinations of focal reducers and also with ASPS platesolving. "One thing you may notice is that there is the option to include the current filter name in the filename using the {Filter} tag. If you are not using an ASCOM filter wheel then you can still u...
by howardgrams
Wed Dec 13, 2017 12:36 am
Forum: Bug Reports
Topic: Quirks with ASCOM support of iOptron AZ Mount Pro
Replies: 1
Views: 359

Quirks with ASCOM support of iOptron AZ Mount Pro

Hi Robin, I gave up on using my old iOptron Minitower and have acquired a new iOptron AZ Mount Pro. On the whole, Sharpcap Beta 3.1.4722 is much happier. But I have noticed the a couple of problems. * Version of SharpCap: 3.1.4722 * Camera and other hardware being user: ZWO ASI224MC * Operating syst...
by howardgrams
Fri Sep 15, 2017 7:25 pm
Forum: Bug Reports
Topic: iOptron Minitower - Error connecting to ASCOM mount. Object required.
Replies: 21
Views: 2310

Re: iOptron Minitower - Error connecting to ASCOM mount. Object required.

I've been doing a little more experimenting. Carl-Christian, I definitely confirm your observation that "As soon as I sync I get weird stuff going on, even overcurrent errors and sometimes the object suddenly moves below the horizon (warning in hand controller)". This happens when I drive it with my...
by howardgrams
Tue Sep 12, 2017 11:55 pm
Forum: Bug Reports
Topic: iOptron Minitower - Error connecting to ASCOM mount. Object required.
Replies: 21
Views: 2310

Re: iOptron Minitower - Error connecting to ASCOM mount. Object required.

Hi Carl-Christian, I haven't tried it with plate solving - in fact your question prompted me to look it up in the Sharpcap documentation which led me to http://www.astrogb.com/astrogb/All_Sky_Plate_Solver.html. This looks VERY useful - thanks for that tip. I haven't been able to play much lately wit...
by howardgrams
Sun Aug 20, 2017 2:01 pm
Forum: Bug Reports
Topic: iOptron Minitower - Error connecting to ASCOM mount. Object required.
Replies: 21
Views: 2310

Re: iOptron Minitower - Error connecting to ASCOM mount. Object required.

Hi Robin, Hold the presses! There is a newer/better iOptron ASCOM driver and it appears to work with the MiniTower mount. When one goes to the iOptron support webpage and selects ASCOM drivers, and then selects "MiniTower, MiniTower II and MiniTower Pro" it only displays the 2011-vintage ASCOM Drive...
by howardgrams
Sun Aug 20, 2017 2:04 am
Forum: Bug Reports
Topic: iOptron Minitower - Error connecting to ASCOM mount. Object required.
Replies: 21
Views: 2310

Re: iOptron Minitower - Error connecting to ASCOM mount. Object required.

Hi Robin, But since the mount has reported that it can't move any of the axes: 13:48:13.556 CanMoveAxis:Primary OK CanMoveAxis:Primary False 13:48:13.610 CanMoveAxis:Secondary OK CanMoveAxis:Secondary False 13:48:13.674 CanMoveAxis:Tertiary OK CanMoveAxis:Tertiary False shouldn't you take that to me...
by howardgrams
Sat Aug 19, 2017 6:26 pm
Forum: Bug Reports
Topic: iOptron Minitower - Error connecting to ASCOM mount. Object required.
Replies: 21
Views: 2310

Re: iOptron Minitower - Error connecting to ASCOM mount. Object required.

Hi Robin, Attached is the result of running the conformance test on my Asus netbook 32bit Win 10 system. I was unable to run the conformance test on my HP laptop 64bit Win 10 system. When I'd go to select the telescope, it would pop up a messagebox saying "ASCOM telescope chooser. Incompatible drive...
by howardgrams
Fri Aug 18, 2017 11:53 pm
Forum: Bug Reports
Topic: iOptron Minitower - Error connecting to ASCOM mount. Object required.
Replies: 21
Views: 2310

Re: iOptron Minitower - Error connecting to ASCOM mount. Object required.

Hi Robin, I'm sorry to report that the newly written ASCOM 6.3 code in Sharpcap 3.1.4205 still has a problem with the iOptron Minitower. It now posts a messagebox saying "Error connecting to ASCOM mount: Exception has been thrown by the target of an invocation." The log file is attached. Regards, Ho...
by howardgrams
Fri Aug 18, 2017 8:25 pm
Forum: Bug Reports
Topic: iOptron Minitower - Error connecting to ASCOM mount. Object required.
Replies: 21
Views: 2310

Re: iOptron Minitower - Error connecting to ASCOM mount. Object required.

Hello Robin,

Sure, I'd be happy to test it and let you know.

Regards,
Howard
by howardgrams
Thu Aug 17, 2017 8:26 pm
Forum: Bug Reports
Topic: iOptron Minitower - Error connecting to ASCOM mount. Object required.
Replies: 21
Views: 2310

iOptron Minitower - Error connecting to ASCOM mount. Object required.

Trying to use Sharpcap 3.0.4002 with an iOptron Minitower mount using iOptron ASCOM driver 2.1. Two different planetarium programs (Project Pluto Guide 9 and Cartes du Ciel 4.0-3575) can connect to the mount and drive it at the same time using the ASCOM Generic Hub driver ahead of the iOptron driver...