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Calling 10Micron mount users 3 months 2 weeks ago #14307

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Hi all,

I've just started an indi_lx200_10micron driver which initial main focus was to support connecting to the mount over ethernet instead of serial.
This now works and the socket code is being moved up into INDI::Telescope so that all drivers can use it leaving this driver quite empty ;-) which is a good thing of course.
10Micron has lots of LX200 protocol extensions and these should all be added in the driver.
Who wants to help ? Or has ideas which extensions are needed first ?
And if you're working at 10Micron; please help this driver forward in any way possible !

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Calling 10Micron mount users 3 months 2 weeks ago #14314

I am using a 10 Micron GM2000 HPS II mount ( see my Flickr stream www.flickr.com/photos/kees-scherer/ and the observatory build link here: www.cloudynights.com/topic/553035-scoped...rvatory-in-portugal/ )
I am using Per Frejvall's ASCOM driver ( astro.frejvall.se/index.php?id=4 )for the mount because it features the support for the GPS (exact time) and Stickstation weather (pressure, relative hum and temperature) for the refraction correction. The mount operates with <7 arcsecond pointing accuracy.
As my setup runs flawlessly with Windows 7/Ascom/ Sequence Generator Pro (not updated, no internet connection) i do not intend to switch to Indy anytime soon but perhaps this information can help you on your way.
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Calling 10Micron mount users 3 months 2 weeks ago #14316

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You can add your observatory on page Who uses INDI?

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You can try my open project Ubuntu Astronomy
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Calling 10Micron mount users 2 months 2 weeks ago #14956

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Here's a brief progress update :
- TCP/IP connect works
- Mount model/control-box/firmware details are exposed :
10micron.PRODUCT_INFO.NAME=10micron GM2000HPS
10micron.PRODUCT_INFO.CONTROL_BOX=Q-TYPE2012
10micron.PRODUCT_INFO.FIRMWARE_VERSION=2.14.11
10micron.PRODUCT_INFO.FIRMWARE_DATE=2016-11-21T13:22:55
- On connect the driver activates the 10-Micron Ultra Precision mode (needed for ao. model building and of course helps with pointing)
- The Park/Unpark extension works

TODO's:
- Find out where J2000 to Jnow is needed
- Help build pointing models. Maybe by porting MountWizzard (python code, but tied to ASCOM and SGpro)
- remaining 10Micron protocol extensions

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Calling 10Micron mount users 2 weeks 5 days ago #16474

I can't help as I do not have this mount, I have been thinking of getting one as they are awesome. I'll be watching your progress, keep us informed please.

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Calling 10Micron mount users 2 weeks 5 days ago #16492

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Hey Gonzothegreat, driver development has been quiet for a few weeks (real life wanted its time back ;-) and next steps will be about support for pointing models.
Building a pointing model can be done with just the hand controller of course but automation will produce better models. The other basics are there.
I did not find a co-developer yet, still hope to find one.
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