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#1 photon

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Posted 07 September 2013 - 08:27 PM

Dear group,

 

in my imaging process I could automate everything, except one thing: Turning the telescope fan on. Currently this is possible only using the Autoslew GUI.

 

Therefore I would desire to implement an API call in Autoslew to set the Fan speed (the same extended ASCOM calls as already used for MotorOn/Off, LaserOn/Off, etc.).

 

Gerald


Edited by photon, 07 September 2013 - 08:29 PM.


#2 lukepower

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Posted 08 September 2013 - 07:35 AM

+1 from me, would definitively make sense :) It would be even better if there would be something like a temperature control/reading to use (but I guess that would need some external sensor)


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#3 mattssporre

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Posted 08 September 2013 - 03:28 PM

Why not have an option in AS that, when checked turns on the fan automatically?

 

Maybe not as fancy but it would help me at least.

 

BR
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#4 photon

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Posted 14 February 2016 - 06:51 PM

*up* after 3 years.

 

Maybe someone at ASA finally finds time to implement this or at least what Matts suggested.

 

- Gerald



#5 nomis

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Posted 05 September 2016 - 02:33 PM

Hello Gerald (photon),

 

I do not have an answer to your question .... sadly. 

 

But you may have an answer to my question:

 

You said there is an extended ASCOM command to turn the motors ON/OFF ?

 

Can you tell me what this command is ? Is there some place where all these extra commands are listed/documented ? 

 

Thanks



#6 lukepower

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Posted 05 September 2016 - 04:41 PM

Hm there is a file named "AutoslewUpgradeReport.txt" in the install directory with the changelog. And it mentions that features...


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#7 lukepower

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Posted 05 September 2016 - 04:47 PM

And here a list of supported commands, extracted from the Version History (there might be more):

AlignmentMode
Altitude
AltitudeLimit
ErrorRaised
ErrorString
LocalMeanSiderialTime
LocalTime
ErrorClear
ApertureArea
ApertureDiameter
Azimuth
CanFindHome
CanPark
CanMoveAxis
CanSetCovers
CloseCover
OpenCover
CanPulseGuide
CanSetGuideRates
IsPulseGuiding
MoveAxis
CanSetRightAscensionRate
CanSetDeclinationRate
CanSlew
CanSetPark
CanSetPierSide
CanSetTracking
CanSlewAsync
CanSlewAltAz
CanSlewAltAzAsync
CanSync
CanSyncAltAz
CanUnpark
AtHome
AtPark
FocalLength
ForceNextPierSide
GuideRateDeclination
GuideRateRightAscension
Horizonlimit
MotorOn
MotorOff
MeridianFlipMaxAngle
RightAscension
RightAscensionRate
SiderealTime
SiteElevation
SiteLatitude
SideOfPier
SiteLongitude
ShutDown
Slewing
SlewSettleTime
SlewToAltAz
SlewToAltAzAsync
TargetDeclination
TargetRightAscension
Tracking
TrackingRate
TrackingRates
TrackPosition
UTCDate
AbortSlew
Park
PointingCorrectionDE
PointingCorrectionRA
PulseGuide
SetPark
SetupDialog
SlewToCoordinates
SlewToCoordinatesAsync
SlewToTarget
SlewToTargetAsync
SyncToCoordinates
SyncToTarget
Unpark
IsDomeInScopePosition  


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#8 nomis

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Posted 07 September 2016 - 08:03 AM

thank you very much for the list !

 

I was not aware of that file .... 



#9 lukepower

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Posted 07 September 2016 - 08:07 AM

Well, most of the commands are from the ASCOM interface.

 

There is also a CommandBlind function which is not documented. Seems that Sequence is using it to send the MLPT measurements to Autoslew, but maybe it has some other functions, too.


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#10 maxmirot

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Posted 14 September 2016 - 02:07 PM

My my you are full of secret code.. ;)

 

 

Max



#11 lukepower

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Posted 14 September 2016 - 03:31 PM

Indeed  :P


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