Re: maintaining the scope pointing upward while slewing #APCC


Ray Gralak
 

Hi Morten,

I wonder if there is a way to make APCC slew while keeping the telescope pointing upward.
If, during slew, the scope points downward there is more stress on the mirror, and it may tend to move more
than if the weight is kept on its posterior support.
Currently, there isn't a way to do that, but it should be possible to implement either in firmware or via a multi-step slew in APCC.

-Ray Gralak
Author of APCC (Astro-Physics Command Center): https://www.astro-physics.com/apcc-pro
Author of PEMPro V3: https://www.ccdware.com
Author of Astro-Physics V2 ASCOM Driver: https://www.siriusimaging.com/apdriver


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Subject: [ap-gto] maintaining the scope pointing upward while slewing #APCC

I wonder if there is a way to make APCC slew while keeping the telescope pointing upward.
If, during slew, the scope points downward there is more stress on the mirror, and it may tend to move more
than if the weight is kept on its posterior support.

Morten

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