I've been working with a Planewave L-350 mount for the past few months with the goal of automating its use. Unfortunately, Planewave has yet to develop any ASCOM drivers.
I had the idea to use the INDI telescope simulator as a bridge between Ekos and Planewave Interface 4. I've managed to write a script that will update the position of the simulated telescope (using sync) after the L-350 has settled on a target but the coordinates of said target have to entered manually. Ideally I would like to have Ekos only read the telescope sim info rather than submit new positions for it to go to and a way to communicate targets from the Ekos scheduler (preferably in python). I have looked over the DBus documentation and could not find anything resembling these two goals. Any advice would be greatly appreciated!
Do you have a link to this python class or some interface documentation? Our dome is working with an indi driver (still being written) and we're planning on buying a planewave L500 mount, so this kind of interfacing might be 'enough' to integrate the two.
Last edit: 1 year 6 months ago by Mike Rosseel. Reason: clarification
Here is a directory
with the needed python files from the PlaneWave website.
There is a zip file labeled pwi4_python.zip which should have everything you need.
Keep in mind that PWI4 must be running while using the scrips provided.