Re: [NINA] Astro-Physics Tools 0.4


Ray Gralak
 

Thanks Dale, for your hard work on this!

-Ray

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From: main@ap-gto.groups.io [mailto:main@ap-gto.groups.io] On Behalf Of Dale Ghent
Sent: Wednesday, February 16, 2022 11:32 PM
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Subject: [ap-gto] [NINA] Astro-Physics Tools 0.4


Hi all,

After a bit of a holiday break, followed by a definitely not-boring time at the day job, I was finally able to
return to some coding and have a small (but perhaps big to some) update to my Astro-Physics Tools plugin
for NINA 2.0.

The major change with version 0.4.0.0 is in the way that the plugin's settings are saved. Instead of using the
traditional Windows app settings method, which left you with settings that were the same no matter which
NINA profile you were using, the plugin's settings are now saved in the active NINA profile itself. This will allow
you to have settings that are specific to each profile you might have. This is useful in case you use multiple
setups on your A-P mount(s) that are different enough that you might want some varying model creation
settings or whatnot. Your existing settings are converted into the profile-based storage automatically.

Another change is that my original plugin, Utilities for Astro-Physics Mounts, is now considered unsupported
and has been removed from the NINA plugin manager listing. Astro-Physics Tools is its replacement and will
continue to be developed. U4APM was a good first cut that proved out the idea of a sequencer integrating
with an external modeling app. With Ray's work bringing the API in 1.9 to fruition, U4APM is no longer needed
and I'll see it off in a viking funeral.

I've updated the plugin's documentation, including adding some diagrams that I hope will further explain how
declination arc are laid out. It may be found here: https://daleghent.com/astro-physics-tools

This release requires NINA 2.0 beta build 45. Full change log here: https://github.com/daleghent/nina-astro-
physics-tools/blob/main/CHANGELOG.md

/dale

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