Automating sync of dome when connecting scope to maxim

Discussion in 'Scripting and Programming' started by mike harrison, Oct 29, 2018.

  1. mike harrison

    mike harrison Standard User

    Oct 29, 2018
    I'm getting on with scripting the startup and close down of the rig, using maxim 5.14 for acquisition. However the user interface dialogues don't seem actionable and I just want to ensure these things are possible:
    1, I'd like to drive the 'connect all' feature programmatically.
    2, I'd like to ensure that both focusers are connected on scripting
    3, I'd like to ensure that after a slew to a new target, auto guiding pauses and then automatically reacquires a new star and starts guiding.
    Is this possible ?
  2. Doug

    Doug Staff Member

    Sep 25, 2014
    1. There's a feature in File menu Settings that auto-connects the equipment on program startup.
    2. Ditto as for #1. Please note that if you're doing something other than autofocus, it's best to simply connect your script directly to the focuser. That's why we don't replicate the focuser interface; you can talk to it directly.
    3. When scripting these things all have to be managed by the script. Stop imaging, stop the guider, slew the telescope (directly controlled from your script), restart the guider, then restart the camera.

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