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 +====Controlling the Mount====
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 +==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.
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 +You may need to select the RA or DEC reverse options to move the mount in the way you would expect.
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 +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. ​
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 +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.  ​
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 +{{wiki:​slewcontrolsextra.gif}}The extra icons at the bottom of the the slew controls provide some extra functionality.
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 +{{wiki:​slewcontrolsextratour.gif}}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.
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 +{{wiki:​slewsontrolsextramosaic.gif}}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.
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 +{{wiki:​slewcontrolsextraspiral.gif}}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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