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MikePaling

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  1. It looks likely that my problem was caused by MaximDL being corrupted in some way. I did a "deep" uninstall on Maxim and re-install ... and all works well now. I did the same short imaging run twice to check things out ... firstly with no MLPT followed by MLTP set to 1xiterations. Has anybody else had problems with MaximDL becoming corrupted when being used with Sequence at all??? Mike
  2. Last night I was hoping to do a short imaging run of a Comet .... 10 x 100sec using the CLS filter. Nothing fancy! First time the weather had been good enough for weeks! Everything looked to be going well until everything froze up halfway through doing the MLPT plate solving process .... I have never had this problem before. I can see that the first Sequence log file fails after the 6th plate solve for some reason The sky was clear so I don't know why it couldn't find any stars to solve on. After a complete shut down and full re-start of the computer the second at
  3. Hi Lauren ... I can send you a copy of my DDM60 manual ( it is a PDF file ) if you send me your email address. It has some information on there that might help you. This manual does not seem to be available on the ASA web site any longer. My email address is " mikepalingxyz@gmail.com " Regards Mike
  4. Thanks Thomas for this .... I understand now. Mike
  5. Hi .... I have been using the GSC11 catalogue very successfully in conjunction with Sequence for a while now .... but have been intrigued about some of the other options possible in the Sequence set-up area. This particular catalogue has been very difficult to track down on the Internet ..... but I have just noticed that the UCAC3 catalogue is now available to download on the ASA web site .... I can see that it is a very big set of files. Are there any benefits of using the UCAC3 cat instead of the GSC11 cat??? When & where should I consider using it??? Will it just clog up m
  6. Thanks for these two answers ... I will try to get things right when I get a clear night :-))) None of this is very clear in any manual that I have seen. So just what does the big red sync target icon do in Autoslew then??? It seems to be pretty redundant as far as I can see. Mike
  7. Can anybody help ??? For the second time I have completed a full Autopointing file and loaded it up into Autoslew but I am having a real problem getting my mount to sync before setting my new Homeposition. The steps that I am taking are: (1) Start up Autoslew where I can see that the correct Autopoint file is being loaded up when I start up the mount (2) I then carry out the normal Homefind procedure to find the RA & DEC marks. (3) Connect up to CdC and connect the mount. Autoslew and CdC are now tracking properly. (4) I slew to a star in CdC (5) I take an image using Maxim an
  8. It looks like I have managed to sort out my "error" problem :-))) At first, after getting some advice from a friend, I deleted the " Endpars.ini " file. Which is found at [ C: > Program Data > ASA > Sequence.] Apparently this file can get corrupted and is not deleted if Sequence is repaired or a newer version installed. However this did not fully solve the error problem. So I deleted the "Endpars" file again and installed the latest version of Sequence (v0.2.1.1) .... it now everything works in Sequence :-))))) Hopefully plain sailing now ... until I hit the next prob
  9. Hi again ... I have just downloaded the log from my error message .... I only get this error message when I ask Sequence to access my Moravian CCD. When I ask MaximDL to take test images everything seems to work correctly ... I can pick and choose my different filters and ask it to take different exposures without any obvious problems. It is only when I start to try to use Sequence that I run into this error message ... and this log is complete mumbo-jumbo to me!!! Any advice from anybody ???? The error log is as follows ..... *******************************************************
  10. Hi ... It looks like I am having a very similar problem :-( When I ask Sequence to read the filters on my Moravian G2-8300 I get a similar error message. At the minute I am unable find a solution. Am I using old Moravian ASCOM drivers for the filter wheel or am I doing something silly???
  11. Hi folks ... At some point in the future I am thinking of upgrading my current USB2 Mono CCD video camera for a better quality USB3 CMOS Mono camera. I understand that the hub on my DDM60/Pro is not USB3 capable .... for that matter my laptop only has USB2 ports. I have always understood that USB3 is "backwards compatible" and should be able to work on a USB2 port .... but a contact of mine seems to suggest that I might have some problems using a USB3 camera with my DDM60/Pro and laptop combo.. Will I be able to use a USB3 camera without any serious problems ... even if data tr
  12. I now understand that these changes can only be done by ASA either remotely or at the factory .... they don't seem to want to reveal things to customers about this matter. I have a feeling that the new versions of DDM mounts will not ne affected as they will have absolute encoders so it will become a problem of the past. Regards Mike
  13. Hi ... I have also been having a problem getting my DDM60Pro to do a Homefind. However .... after a great deal of effort my "Homefind" problem looks as if it has been solved ... but I will keep my eye on it. After eventually contacting ASA Martin Puchner, at ASA, kindly inspected my system remotely using Teamviewer and he made a couple of minor changes to one of the files within AutoSlew which seems to have done the trick. I am not sure exactly what he did as it happened very quickly. I got the impression that this is a known problem affecting "some people". I suggested that someb
  14. My "Homefind" problem looks as if it has been solved ... but I will keep my eye on it. Martin Puchner, at ASA, has been inspecting my system remotely using Teamviewer and he made a couple of minor changes to one of the files within AutoSlew which seems to have done the trick. I am not sure exactly what he did as it happened very quickly. I got the impression that this is a known problem affecting "some people". I suggested that somebody at ASA should post a bulletin on the forum to help others who might have the same problem ... he said that this was a good idea. Mike
  15. Hi Luis .... Your PDF was really useful for me when I first set up my DDM60 a few months ago ..... my system is now up and running and fully functional. Just out of interest did you ever get around to making a second PDF that was promised at the end of your first PDF to show the next stage? It would have been useful .... and would still be useful for any future total novices that come along. Mike
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