Controlling the Mount

Controlling the Mount

Using the Slew Controls

In the EQMOD ASCOM driver window you will find the “Slew Controls” panel. Assuming that the mount is unparked, clicking &/or holding the mouse down on one of the N/S/E/W buttons will move the mount in the appropriate direction.

You may need to select the RA or DEC reverse options to move the mount in the way you would expect.

You can drag the rate controls to adjust how the mount responds to the direction buttons. You have a range of 0.1 to 800 x sidereal (so the sliders give 0.1, 0.2, 0.3….0.9, 1,2,3….800). The most precise positioning is achieved at the sub-sidereal rates. Anyone wanting to manually guide should use those rates and perhaps others could use them for fine centering during alignment.

The [Stop] button will stop tracking as well as GOTO slews. Stopping the mount will not affect alignment. Simply click the appropriate track rate button to restart tracking.

The extra icons at the bottom of the the slew controls provide some extra functionality.

Click this icon to jump to EQTour (assumes that EQTour has already been started). If EQTour is not already running, a file dialog will appear allowing you to browse to the location of EQTour.exe. Clicking on EQTour will start the program. A more detailed description appears later in this manual.

Click this icon to jump to EQMosaic (assumes that EQMosaic has already been started). If EQMosaic is not already running, a file dialog will appear allowing you to browse to the location of EQMosaic.exe. Clicking on EQMosaic will start the program. A more detailed description appears later in this manual.

Click and hold on this icon to initiate a spiral slew of the mount. Setting the slider will control whether it is a small or large spiral. Use this feature to help centre an object. A more detailed description appears later in this manual.

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