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howto:setup_rts2_for_sidereal_tech_mounts

Sidereal tech mounts

Sidereal manufactures two distinct controllers - Sidereal I and II, and Force One. Both share the same protocol, described on Sidereal pages.

Force one are strictly ACS - all commands need to be send with checksum. Some older I and II controllers does not support checksum at all, and need to be run in ASCII only mode.

Driver setup

rts2-teld-sitech-gem is a generic German equitorial mount. You will need .ini file with default values to make it work correctly.

There is sample .ini for APM GEMs. You need to save this into file and add it as –defaults to rts2-teld-sitech-gem:

_ha_zero = 230
_dec_zero = -160
_ha_cpd = 186413.511111
_dec_cpd = -186413.511111
_ac_min = -200000000
_ac_max =  200000000
_dc_min = -200000000
_dc_max =  200000000
_ra_ticks = 67108864
_dec_ticks = 67108864

ra_speed = 12
dec_speed = 12
howto/setup_rts2_for_sidereal_tech_mounts.txt · Last modified: 2015/03/12 22:50 by pkubanek