Aug 24, 2017, 3:05:01 PM8/24/17
to USB_Focus, ha...@hnsky.org
Let me explain problem 1) in more detail:
For MAXIM DL:
As soon the PC is started and the ASCOM connection is established, the focuser runs wild to position 64000. If reverse is on (not revert) it run wild to position 0. The movement can be stopped by any move. After that there is not temperature control.
After a disconnect and connect ASCOM driver the focuser has temperature control. As soon any movement is made the temperature control is no longer working. Only connect and disconnect activates the control again. This behaviour is similar as the ASCOM simulator but not desirable. So to work with it, I have first 1) to stop the wild move. 2) Focus the telescope and then 3) disconnect & connect to start temperature control. Any fine tuning will stop temperature control. :(
The focus controller is stable after first connect but also no temperature control. I assume APT writes to the focuser and stops the wild movement. APT has it’s own temperature control which works fine.
The focuser has already run twice against its mechanical limit so this problem is important to solve.