The INDI NightCrawer driver provides complete functionality for all the features supported by MoonLite including relative and absolute positioning, temperature readout, rotator control, auxiliary control, preset and configuration parameters.
The rotator position can be controlled via either setting the absolute ticks count or angle. To change the current absolute position to a new position without moving the rotator, use Sync to set the new desired position. Once Sync is set, the current absolute position shall report the synced ticks. Depending on your specific NightCrawler model, each has specific maximum steps (ticks):
- WR25 374,920 steps per revolution
- WR30 444,080 steps per revolution
- WR35 505,960 steps per revolution
Limit switches indicate when you close to the limit to motors range of motion. When the limit switch state is Green, then the motor is not close to the limit switch, and when it turns Red, then it is close to the switch limit:
- Rotator Home: Switch actuated when rotator is close to the home position.
- Focus Out Limit: Switch actuated when focuser is nearly fully extended out.
- Focus In Limit: Switch actuated when focuser is nearly fully retracted.
Nightcrawler supports homing the focuser, rotator, and auxiliary axis in the Settings tab. To select which axis to home, check the desired axes in the Home Select property. Once done, click Start to initiate the process. Homing returns all motors to their zero home position. Depending on the current position of the rotator and focuser, it might take up to 10 minutes before such process is complete. While homing is active, you cannot issue any commands and must wait until the process is over.