Mount Control

Discussions on extending SharpCap using the built in Python scripting functionality
Post Reply
SteveJP
Posts: 9
Joined: Sat Apr 28, 2018 8:35 am

Mount Control

Post by SteveJP » Fri Nov 30, 2018 1:37 am

Hi,
I pretty new to scripting, but I'm trying to find a way to control the Mount positions (in RA & Dec). The ultimate aim is to write a script that will dither between frames - without the added complexity of PHD2.
I can see I can move the mount with the SlewTo() fn
Ie SharpCap.Mounts.SelectedMount.SlewTo(ra,dec)
but I'd really just like to be able to move a tiny amount in either RA or Dec or both. Is that possible?
The information in the manual on controls except the camera is minimal. Is there any documentation of the controls available to the Mount?
I have been exploring the options in the Python Console, but as I said, I'm pretty new to this.
Thanks
Steve

User avatar
admin
Site Admin
Posts: 2143
Joined: Sat Feb 11, 2017 3:52 pm
Location: Vale of the White Horse, UK
Contact:

Re: Mount Control

Post by admin » Fri Nov 30, 2018 5:02 pm

Hi Steve,

you would want to use the

Code: Select all

MoveAxis
And

Code: Select all

Stop
methods to achieve the result you want. I think that stop should put you back into the same tracking mode that you were before you called move axis. I believe the rate parameter for move axis is in multiples of sidereal rate, and you use a negative value to move in the opposite direction.

Hope this helps, Robin

SteveJP
Posts: 9
Joined: Sat Apr 28, 2018 8:35 am

Re: Mount Control

Post by SteveJP » Fri Nov 30, 2018 10:05 pm

Thanks Robin. I'll give that a go.

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest