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Telescope Tool

This tool display the current telescope RA/DEC and Alt/Az position, the side of pier if reported by the driver, the time to or from the meridian.

You can Park or Unpark the mount using the corresponding button.
The Track button start the mount tracking.

The button open a virtual handpad to manually move the telescope.

Click the Goto button to move the telescope to a new position.

Enter an object name and click Search to get the position from the internal database.
You can also type directly the RA and Dec J2000 coordinates, using either the hms/dms or decimal format.

After the coordinates are entered, the target Azimuth and Elevation is show, so you can check if it is safe to slew the telescope there.

If you not want a precise centering of the object you can uncheck Use astrometry to refine the position. In this case a simple Goto is done, without plate solving.

There is an indication the Goto is in progress and you can stop it using the Stop button.

You can also use the planetarium or the sequence tool to move the telescope at a new location from CCDciel.

en/documentation/telescope_mount.txt · Last modified: 2022/11/26 15:41 by pch