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ACP scheduler project/plan/obs names
#1
Apologies if this is already mentioned in a thread or a help, but I was unsuccessful in finding so.

How can I change the project, plan and observation names sent to ACP scheduler? For instance, what is created at the moment is "M 12 isP19"/WatchObs Blu-SII filter/PA 90 Binx2/1x120 sec. I can figure where all of these came from except the P19, but I have years of data captured through the scheduler that follows a different pattern and scripts to decompose and align the images which the ST4 format caused my scripts to fail. I can't reconcile both formats unfortunately. My older format is, for instance, "parallax + Proper motion"/61 Cyg/61 Cyg/Lum-Lum (5), and indeed there is wasted repeating, but one could argue the merits of either format.

Another oddity is that I actually have 2 formats that are quite different from each other issued from ST4, although it is possible one is from a beta version at the time when testing was ongoing.

Cheers & thank you
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#2
Hello,

As I recall, at least some of the naming format is required by Scheduler to make sense of what is being sent to it by SkyTools. The isP19 part sounds a lot like debugging info that was being sent via a beta version of ST4. What version are you running?
Clear skies,
Greg

SkyTools Developer
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#3
(2019-08-26, 04:02 PM)theskyhound Wrote: Hello,

As I recall, at least some of the naming format is required by Scheduler to make sense of what is being sent to it by SkyTools. The isP19 part sounds a lot like debugging info that was being sent via a beta version of ST4. What version are you running?
THank you  for the reply,

4.0d

I have not been able to update fromST4 because it pops up an error about accessing the web. Used to be fine previously.

Cheers
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#4
That should not happen. Can you be more specific about what you error you are seeing and where? You can force an update via the Updates, Registration and Feedback selection on the top level Setup menu. It is important to keep up to date, and if there is a problem I very much would like to hear about it.

Updating won't solve the name issue, however. I will look into that.
Clear skies,
Greg

SkyTools Developer
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#5
(2019-08-27, 02:22 AM)theskyhound Wrote: That should not happen. Can you be more specific about what you error you are seeing and where? You can force an update via the Updates, Registration and Feedback selection on the top level Setup menu. It is important to keep up to date, and if there is a problem I very much would like to hear about it.

Updating won't solve the name issue, however. I will look into that.

Indeed. See attached, from the very same setup update tab. I had written to you via PM months back when I paid for an ST4 imaging license that there where installation errors, but that PM thread went quiet after a few replies. My PC setup otherwise has not changed since I had ST3. However, I did disable Avast with the same outcome. There are no events logged in the O/S eventviewer. I am on the very much antiquated WinXP.


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#6
Hello,

It's likely that XP is the problem. Web sites were updated to always use the secure https vs. http a couple of years ago, and this breaks SkyTools' access to the web under XP. SkyTools accesses the web via Windows and in XP it simply can't handle the more modern secure protocols. This should also affect your subscriptions and downloading DSS images. A heck of a price to pay...

You should be able to upgrade manually, however:

https://www.skyhound.com/stupdate4.html
Clear skies,
Greg

SkyTools Developer
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#7
(2019-08-27, 03:00 PM)theskyhound Wrote: Hello,

It's likely that XP is the problem. Web sites were updated to always use the secure https vs. http a couple of years ago, and this breaks SkyTools' access to the web under XP. SkyTools accesses the web via Windows and in XP it simply can't handle the more modern secure protocols. This should also affect your subscriptions and downloading DSS images. A heck of a price to pay...

You should be able to upgrade manually, however:

https://www.skyhound.com/stupdate4.html
Thank you,

I suspected so (XP). The cost to code and purchase new h/w to migrate my automated observatory to Win10 is too steep. But I built a second one which will be Win10, so ST4 will naturally migrate to that PC in the coming months.

But to return to the original question, can you add manual overrides over the naming of the tokens that ACP requires? Indeed, I should try the update, and will next clear night to see how things have changed since.

Cheers
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#8
(2019-08-29, 12:09 PM)Andre Germain Wrote:
(2019-08-27, 03:00 PM)theskyhound Wrote: Hello,

It's likely that XP is the problem. Web sites were updated to always use the secure https vs. http a couple of years ago, and this breaks SkyTools' access to the web under XP. SkyTools accesses the web via Windows and in XP it simply can't handle the more modern secure protocols. This should also affect your subscriptions and downloading DSS images. A heck of a price to pay...

You should be able to upgrade manually, however:

https://www.skyhound.com/stupdate4.html
Thank you,

I suspected so (XP). The cost to code and purchase new h/w to migrate my automated observatory to Win10 is too steep. But I built a second one which will be Win10, so ST4 will naturally migrate to that PC in the coming months.

But to return to the original question, can you add manual overrides over the naming of the tokens that ACP requires? Indeed, I should try the update, and will next clear night to see how things have changed since.

P19 appears with version 4.0e as well.

Cheers
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#9
Hi,

Some of the naming format is expected by ACP in order to communicate properly with SkyTools. But there is the possibility of allowing the user to define some parts of the format. This is something I can look into down the road, after SkyTools 4 Visual is finished.
Clear skies,
Greg

SkyTools Developer
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#10
I look forward to it!

Cheers
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