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TOPIC: 10Micron Mount Modelling

10Micron Mount Modelling 9 months 3 weeks ago #20413

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Hi Michel, Yes, setting the temperature and pressure for the mount to use to correct for refraction is in there. (the :SRTMP and :SRPRS commands)
These can be seen in the screenshot I posted in the first two rows.
Obviously something still needs to provide real temperature and pressure measurements, but the driver can at least set them in the mount.
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10Micron Mount Modelling 7 months 1 week ago #22255

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This is excellent thank you. When or if I ever have clear skies again I will try this.

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10Micron Mount Modelling 3 months 2 weeks ago #25686

Hi,

long time no sign from further developments. But development still went on. For that reason I would like to give you a sneak preview of the next version 3:
It is still in alpha for testing.
MountWizzard3 runs on Windows10, Linux and Mac OSX with the same functionality.

Main topics were to go for multi platform, increase model making and handling speed, integration INDI framework especially for non windows users and adding support for profiles.
The videos are mainly made on windows, but there are 2 showing the usage on Mac and Linux as well. There is no difference in GUI and features between platforms.

The videos are on youtube, you will find them:

Doing the preparation before model build:

Dealing with settings:

Optimizing the model:

Building an initial model:

Building a full model with 43 points:

Building a full model with 100 points:

Working with profiles:

How to work on Mac OSX:

How to work on Linux Ubuntu 16.04:


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Michel
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10Micron Mount Modelling 3 months 2 weeks ago #25696

Great work Michael, this looks absolutely fantastic!

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10Micron Mount Modelling 3 months 1 week ago #25775

Hi Jasem,

thanks for the motivating feedback !

Michel

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10Micron Mount Modelling 3 months 1 week ago #25887

Awesome job (I looked at the linux video).
I am seriously considering buying a 10micron because of the availaibility of such software.

I havent had time to take an in-depth look into github.com/mworion/mountwizzard , but I wanted to ask you if it would be possible to completely automate the modeling process by calling your software functions through an API ?

The 2.5 branch on your github doesn't look like it is featuring much of the indi support you show on the video, am I doing something wrong ?

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10Micron Mount Modelling 3 months 6 days ago #25903

Hi,
first 2.5 branch does not support indi, it will be available on MountWizzard3. You saw videos from alpha versions of MW3.
Actually automating the process is exactly what MountWizzard3 does. Just one button press and you get a new model in your mount. There is a remote shutdown feature build in in case you would like to close all programs remotely.
The point is if you are doing model build, especially outside, there is the need of manual interaction for polar alignment necessary by turning knobs. So this can't be automated (at least with low effort).

Michel

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10Micron Mount Modelling 3 months 6 days ago #25904

Ok thank you, then I will wait for version 3 to be released.

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10Micron Mount Modelling 3 months 2 days ago #25988

Hi,

after having some late tests under real sky, I put MountWizzard3 beta0 online.

Some notes about this package:
- It is beta ! Thankful I had the support for testing in alpha time from Barry, Hans, and Willem-Jan, but still there is a limited sight of different environments.
- My software is far from perfect and never will be. So and feedback welcome. Please add the log file and screenshots / videos etc. if you found bugs.
- MountWizzard3 should be able to install an run in parallel to MountWizzard2.6 release. But please choose a separate working directory!
- As it is now multi platform, the distribution folder has now three entries: Two EXE (one with command console open) for Windows 7/10 and a tar.gz file for
Mac and Linux. Still if you want, you could install it directly in windows, when you have python 3.6.5 32 bit installed. On windows this improves loading time.
- It does not support connection via driver, so you have to have a ethernet / IP connection to your mount.
- The documentation is as well on GitHub. Please have a look to this. I try to complete all the things, but give it a try. Some functions could be seen on the sneak preview videos.
- The software is as is: Please take care and use it on your own risk !

- Please report back in GitHub under Issues.

Now finally where to find it:

github.com/mworion/MountWizzard3-DIST

Hope you have productive nights,

Michel
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MAC App for 10Micron Mount Modelling 3 weeks 2 days ago #27713

Hi all,

I got now a MAC App build for MountWizzard3. So installation in OSX becomes very easy. Download the mountwizzard3.app.zip from GitHub and unzip it to your working dir. Just double click starts the application. No python installation needed anymore !

Michel
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10Micron Mount Modelling 3 weeks 1 hour ago #27817

I looked up the price of a GM1000 HPS :ohmy: :ohmy: :ohmy:

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