PEMPro Versions 1.7 APSE and 2.0 from CCDWare

Dramatically improve guided and unguided imaging resulting in better images and fewer lost exposures.

Astro-Physics AP900GTO (Vintage 2000)
Peak-to-peak error of 7.6 arc-seconds before correction. (Red line)
Peak-to-peak error of 0.7 arc-seconds after correction. (Blue line)
Guiding RMS without PE Correction: 1.2 arc-seconds.
Guiding RMS with PE Correction Enabled: 0.4 arc-seconds

Features

PEMPro is a Microsoft Windows application that will analyze the performance of any mount that is equipped with a CCD camera and compatible camera control software. No more exporting log files and Excel spreadsheets. PEMPro will reveal your mount's performance in real time regardless of seeing conditions.

PEMPro gives you powerful tools to program your mount's periodic error correction firmware to achieve the best possible performance for your mount. PEMPro dramatically improves guided and unguided imaging resulting in better images and fewer lost exposures.

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Specifications

Collect Periodic Error Data:  

Analyze Your mount's Performance:

Program your Mount's Periodic Error Correction Firmware: 

See the Results of Your Corrected Mount:

Advanced Refinement Tools:

PEMProAP Special Edition

Beginning December 1, 2004, all new Astro-Physics 1200GTO and 900GTO mounts will ship with a Special Edition of PEMPro. PEMProAP works with the new GTOCP3 controller to give you complete control over your Periodic Error Management. Please note, this version of PEMPro will only be available for the new 1200GTO and 900GTO mounts. People who upgrade to the new GTOCP3 control box or have mounts delivered prior to December 1, 2004, will require a full version of PEMPro. For more information, please see the Feature Matrix below.

Feature matrix for AP Mounts for PEMPro v1.70

 

 
PEMPro v.1.70 Full Version
PEMPRO AP
Feature
Quartz Micro Drive (QMD) Mounts
GTOCP1 and GTOCP2 (All firmware versions)
GTOCP3 (PEMPro Full Version)
GTOCP3 (AP Special Edition 1)
Collects and Analyzes PE Data with MaximDL V3, MaximDL V4, CCDSoft V5, AstroArt V3
YES
YES
YES
YES
Programs PEM in 6.4 minutes with Maxim V4.06 or later using Relays or serial port commands.
YES
YES
YES
NO
Programs PEM in 6.4 minutes with CCDSoft V5.00.170 or later using Relays.
YES
YES
YES
NO
Programs PEM in 6.4 minutes with AstroArt V3 or later using Relays.
YES
YES
YES
NO
Programs PE curve directly to Controller without having to wait 6.4 minutes for playback.
NO
NO
YES
YES
Measures PE after corrections applied and PEM enabled.
YES
YES
YES
YES
Compares, refines, and reprograms PE curves.
YES
YES
YES
NO
Exports raw and processed data to text files for analysis by external programs such as Excel.
YES
YES
YES
YES
Remotely turns PEM on and off with AP ASCOM Driver.
NO
YES
YES
YES
Automatically starts PEM Record with AP ASCOM driver.
NO
YES
YES
YES
Reads PE data from the Controller and graphs it.
NO
NO
YES
YES
Smoothes PE data read from the Controller and rewrites it back to the Controller.
NO
NO
YES
YES
Loads different PE curves at any time (phase is remembered), including if mount is moved in RA.
NO
NO
YES
YES
Works with other mount types.  
YES
YES
YES
NO
Included with new 900GTO and 1200GTO mounts
NO
NO
NO
YES

 

1 The AP Special Edition of PEMPro is included with all new 900GTO and 1200GTO mounts. It is not available for sale nor is it included with the GTOCP3 control box upgrade. Unlike the full version of PEMPro, the AP Special Edition will only work with the GTOCP3 control box. It will not work with the GTOCP1 and GTOCP2 control boxes or other AP and third-party mounts.

 

New features in version 1.7

System Requirements

Camera Control Software:

CCDSoft version 5.00.135
MaxImDL/CCD version 4.06
MaxImDL/CCD version 3.22

Mount Control Software:

ASCOM platform 3.0
 

Operating System:

Windows Vista
Windows XP
Windows 2000
Windows ME
Windows 98

Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1

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PEMPro v. 2.0 was released in July 2007! In addition to the features in v.1.7, PEMPro v. 2.0 has tools for accurate polar alignment and backlash removal. Additional features of v. 2.0 are a star finder and video interface. Version 2.0 will only be available as a full version. The AP Special Edition will remain v.1.7

  PEMPro Full Version 2.0 Trial

  PEMPro AP Special Edition Version 1.7 Astro-Physics - Upgrade ONLY

PEMPro AP Special Edlition Version 1.70. This newly upgraded version (March, 2007) has all the features and capabilities of the full version (v. 1.7), except that it will not allow any other mount choices and will only work with one mount. IMPORTANT: Before you download, remember that this version is ONLY for those who have received a new AP1200GTO or AP900GTO with a PEMPro AP SE license key.

Purchase (If upgrading from a previous FULL version, scroll down the page at the following link.)

  PEMPro Version 2.0   ($149.95US)
Note: This link will direct you to the CCDWare e-commerce site. This item will NOT be in your Astro-Physics shopping cart. All orders placed will be for the most current version and the latest release.

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