Jump to content

Canada's top-tier Telescopes & Accessories
Be as specific as possible when reporting issues and *ALWAYS* include the full version number of the application you are using and your exact *CAMERA MODEL*
NEVER POST YOUR KEY IN ANY PUBLIC FORUM, INCLUDING THE O'TELESCOPE SUPPORT FORUM ::: IF YOU DO YOUR KEY WILL BE DEACTIVATED WITHOUT NOTICE!
  • 0

Automatic meridian flip


gfunkernator
 Share

Question

Since BYE can read telescope position data, and can now plate solve, would it be possible to add a feature for an auto meridian flip?  I'm not well versed in ASCOM but I'm pretty sure a program like NINA knows where the meridian is based on time data received from an ASCOM mount-software interface such as CPWI.  I think this would be a tremendous addition to BYE.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • Answers 3
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters For This Question

Popular Days

Top Posters For This Question

3 answers to this question

Recommended Posts

  • 0

Meridian Flips are a function of the Mount.  Even ASCOM / CPWI Meridian Flip support primarily focuses on Configuration Settings - the actual Meridian Flip occurs at the Mount Logic level.

Perhaps you should start by elaborating on what Action you would want BYE/BYN to perform at what Condition related to a Meridian Flip.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 0

Not to put words in the OP's mouth, but what I would expect an automatic meridian flip to do is pause the capture plan once the mount goes counterweight-up, perform the meridian flip, re-center on the target, restart guiding, restart imaging.

Unfortunately, the current release of BYE/BYN does not allow pausing the capture plan, or automatic plate solving before imaging, or interacting with the autoguide provider to recalibrate and restart guiding.

The authors may always be looking to add value to BYE and BYN, but in the past have said that they want the apps to be primarily camera control solutions, so have resisted in feature creep such as what the OP suggests..

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Answer this question...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

 Share


×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

This site uses cookies to offer your a better browsing experience. You can adjust your cookie settings. By closing this banner, scrolling this page, clicking a link or continuing to browse otherwise, you agree to the use of cookies, our Privacy Policy, and our Terms of Use