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Offline mcgillca

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LakesideAstro Focuser X2 Driver
« on: 15:29:44, 26 March, 2018 »
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For those of you who use Peter Chance's LakesideAstro focuser, there is now a native X2 plugin available for Windows, Mac, Linux and the Raspberry Pi.

The plugins can be downloaded at Peter's site: http://www.lakeside-astro.com/downloads.html

I've tested on my Pi (actually my Odroid XU4, but ...) and it works well.

Colin
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Re: LakesideAstro Focuser X2 Driver
« Reply #1 on: 16:18:43, 26 March, 2018 »
Hi Colin,

I take it was you who wrote the driver?  If so, nicely done Sir :clap:

btw, there is also an INDI driver for the Lakeside too...  :D

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Re: LakesideAstro Focuser X2 Driver
« Reply #2 on: 19:02:42, 26 March, 2018 »
Hi Colin,

I take it was you who wrote the driver?  If so, nicely done Sir :clap:

btw, there is also an INDI driver for the Lakeside too...  :D

Phil


Thanks, Phil - yes, I wrote the X2 plugin - Peter had told me that you'd already written the Indi version - if I'd got stuck I was hoping you'd be able to help, but the code was relatively straightforwards  - the difficult bit was dealing with the intermediate positions in the event of a long move.

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Re: LakesideAstro Focuser X2 Driver
« Reply #3 on: 19:21:21, 26 March, 2018 »
Yeah... fortunately the INDI framework handles all the interrupts... just a case of polling for the end of the move... easier than I first envisaged, which is praise to the INDI setup.

This means that most angles are covered for this excellent British focuser  :thumbup:

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Re: LakesideAstro Focuser X2 Driver
« Reply #4 on: 21:27:05, 26 March, 2018 »
What does this do ?? 

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Re: LakesideAstro Focuser X2 Driver
« Reply #5 on: 22:39:36, 26 March, 2018 »
What does this do ?? 

Rog

It allows you to control the Lakeside focuser without using ASCOM with The Sky X - the most important use is if you want to use a Lakeside focuser with a Mac or on a unix box.

Colin
Main scope: Ikharos 8" RC
Camera: Atik 460ex with Atik EFW and Baader LRGB Ha, OIII and SII filters
Guide scope: On Axis Guider with Atik 314L+
Mount: Paramount MX located in Astrocamp, Nerpio, Spain

 

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