The button leads to David’s web site for this driver as well as other info on DSCs. It should also work with TheSky6 and TheSky5 but not all functionality will be present. The elevation above mean sea level meters of the site at which the telescope is located. True if this telescope is capable of programmed synching to local horizontal coordinates. Be prepared for limitations and problems.

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The right ascension hours of the telescope’s current equatorial coordinates, in the coordinate system given by the EquatorialSystem property. See the help file and release notes! True telexcope telescope is currently moving in response to one of the Slew methods or the MoveAxis TelescopeAxes, Double method, False at all other times. While not complete functionality e.

Simply set each package to connect to MaxPoint.

Launches a configuration dialog box for the driver. True if the DeclinationRate property can be changed to provide offset tracking in the declination axis.

True if this telescope telezcope capable of programmed slewing synchronous or asynchronous to local horizontal coordinates. Transmits an arbitrary string to the device and waits for a string response. It has been reported that this driver also works with the RCX except it doesn’t allow access to its unique features. The geodetic map latitude degrees, positive North, WGS84 of the site at which the telescope is located.


Telescope/Mount Drivers

This is the home of the ASCOM Initiative, a loosely-knit group of astronomy software developers and astronomy device manufacturers devoted to vendor-independent plug-and-play control.

Shows whether the telescope can be controlled about the specified axis via the Asvom method.

True if this telescope is capable of programmed slewing synchronous or asynchronous to equatorial coordinates. True if the telescope is stopped in the Home position. Vixen SkySensor 6. Predict side of pier for German equatorial mounts. This driver does NOT support Synta mounts.

teelscope The Altitude above the local horizon of the telescope’s current position degrees, positive up. The longitude degrees, positive East, WGS84 of the site at which the telescope is located.

True if the RightAscensionRate property can be changed to provide offset tracking in the right ascension axis. Name Description AlignmentMode The alignment mode of the mount. True if this telescope is capable of programmed unparking Unpark method. It also recognises the StarSense HC.

ASCOM Telescope Drivers

Views Read Edit View history. For more information see Working with TheSky section 1. Move the telescope to the given equatorial coordinates, return immediately after starting the slew. Ascoj are no particular licensing requirements acsom than that the ASCOM logo may only be used if the client application is ASCOM compatible, and an ASCOM driver must implement all the required properties and methods but need not implement any of the optional properties and methods.


Each controlling program will allow the user to send commands to the telescope, and each will display the current telescope status. Driver name users, in the Chooser: Of course, your telescope simulator doesn’t have any pointing errors, but you can quickly get a feel for using the package using the simulator. Once again, I should say, the samples etc. ASCOM also aacom a range of optional Properties and Methods to take advantage of common features that may not be available for every manufacturer’s device.

Although ASCOM is predominantly used by the amateur community, because the standard is freely available it is also used in some professional installations. Please go to the Astro-Physics Driver web page for their driver and associated software. As ASCOM developed, the term became less associated with the Component Object Model, and has asom used more broadly to describe not only the standards and software based on them, but also to describe an observing system architecture and a robotic telescope design philosophy.

When positions come back from the telescope, they are also corrected to “true” coordinates before being passed back to the control program.

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