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Installation

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Please follow the instructions step by step.

Step 1 Install the required software

Step 2 Configure POTH HUB

 ConfigPOTHTelescope
  • Set the site information.
  • Set the Optics information.
  • Set the equatorial system to “Local”.
  • Set does refraction to “No”.
  • Choose the scope. Be sure that you installed the Driver
  • Check that you can connect your telescope

Step 3 Configure Maxim DL part 1

  • Application

    • Under Menu “File”->Configurations, create a Maxim DL configuration Astromatik
 ConfigMaximDL
    • Under “File”->Settings, select the Tab “Site and Optics”, put exactly the same value as in the POTH
Settings_SiteOptics_MaximDL
    • Set POTH as default for telescope and Focuser.Telescope
    • in Maxim DL press “crtl+T” then set as in the view below
ConfigObservatoryMaximDL
  • Camera

    • Configure the camera, and optionaly the guider camera and the filter Wheel

—!!!Save your Maxim DL configuration!!!—

  • Test your Maxim DL setup
    • Telescope
      • connect the POTH telescope and The POTH Focuser to Maxim DL.
      • Check if the POTH telescope works, then synchronise to a know position.
      • Check if the Goto works.
    • Camera
      • Connect the camera.
      • Check if the main camera can do an exposure.
      • Check if the filter wheel works.
      • Check if the guider can do an exposure.

Step 4 Configure FocusMax

  • Set POTH as default for telescope and focuser.
  • Do V curve for your setup.
  • Check if the obtain V curve is reliable.
  • Check if your FocusMax Setup is reliable.

Step 5 Configure Maxim DL part 2

  • Check if Pinpoint in Maxim DL can solve a plate made with your setup.
  • Check that the computed focal length is the same as you give in the POTH telescope.
  • Check if guiding is reliable.
  • Create bad pixel map “guider1x1” for the guider with binning 1×1
  • Create bad pixel map “guider2x2” for the guider with binning 2×2
  • Create bad pixel map “mainCCD1x1” for the main camera with binning 1×1
  • Create bad pixel map “mainCCD2x2” for the main camera with binning 2×2
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