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--- In ap-gto@..., "Ray Gralak" <rgr@...> wrote:
asAs a future feature I'm planning to add sound effects so that
youyou adjust themount closer PEMPro will beep faster and higher pitched until
right atreach thecorrect position. This allows you to make the adjustments
ECUthe mountwithout having to go back and forth from the PC.I got a chuckle out of this, as a similar feature has been in
years.(Earth Centered Universe) Planetarium Software I've used for
the sameHi Tom,
purpose. I'm guessing in ECU it is used to signal how close youare pointing to
a target object by reading the scope coordinates. Is that correct?In PEMPro's
case you are doing the opposite... while you adjust the mount'saltitude or
azimuth to achieve better polar alignment the scope coordinates do_not_ change.
PEMPro has to take a picture, get the star(s) centroid coordinatesand update
the sound based on how far it is away from the theoretical targetposition. And
to make matters fun, until the user finishes adjusting the mount,drift is
occurring so the target position is changing!!! :-)Ray,
Your assumptions are correct about ECU, and I'm just a caveman
moving up to AP GTO mounts.
And yet what you are doing to nail the Polar Alignment and what
Dave LAne did to help push to guys find objects is so intuitive and
easy to follow (from the users standpoint).