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Telescope Methods

The Telescope type exposes the following members.

Methods
  Name Description
Public method AbortSlew
Stops a slew in progress.
Public method Code example Action
Invokes the specified device-specific action.
(Inherited from AscomDriver.)
Public method AxisRates
A collection of rates at which the telescope may be moved about the specified axis by the MoveAxis(TelescopeAxes, Double) method.
Public method CanMoveAxis
Shows whether the telescope can be controlled about the specified axis via the MoveAxis() method.
Public method Static member Choose
The Choose() method returns the DriverID of the selected driver. Choose() allows you to optionally pass the DriverID of a "current" driver (you probably save this in the registry), and the corresponding telescope type is pre-selected in the Chooser's list. In this case, the OK button starts out enabled (lit-up); the assumption is that the pre-selected driver has already been configured.
Public method CommandBlind
Transmits an arbitrary string to the device and does not wait for a response. Optionally, protocol framing characters may be added to the string before transmission.
(Inherited from AscomDriver.)
Public method CommandBool
Transmits an arbitrary string to the device and waits for a boolean response. Optionally, protocol framing characters may be added to the string before transmission.
(Inherited from AscomDriver.)
Public method CommandString
Transmits an arbitrary string to the device and waits for a string response. Optionally, protocol framing characters may be added to the string before transmission.
(Inherited from AscomDriver.)
Public method DestinationSideOfPier
Predict side of pier for German equatorial mounts
Public method Dispose
Releases the unmanaged late bound COM object
(Inherited from AscomDriver.)
Public method FindHome
Locates the telescope's "home" position (synchronous)
Public method MoveAxis
Move the telescope in one axis at the given rate.
Public method Park
Move the telescope to its park position, stop all motion (or restrict to a small safe range), and set AtPark to True.
Public method PulseGuide
Moves the scope in the given direction for the given interval or time at the rate given by the corresponding guide rate property
Public method SetPark
Sets the telescope Park position to the current telescope position.
Public method SetupDialog
Launches a configuration dialog box for the driver. The call will not return until the user clicks OK or cancel manually.
(Inherited from AscomDriver.)
Public method SlewToAltAz
Move the telescope to the given local horizontal coordinates, return when slew is complete
Public method SlewToAltAzAsync
This Method must be implemented if CanSlewAltAzAsync returns True.
Public method SlewToCoordinates
Move the telescope to the given equatorial coordinates, return when slew is complete
Public method SlewToCoordinatesAsync
Move the telescope to the given equatorial coordinates, return immediately after starting the slew.
Public method SlewToTarget
Move the telescope to the TargetRightAscension and TargetDeclination coordinates, return when slew complete.
Public method SlewToTargetAsync
Move the telescope to the TargetRightAscension and TargetDeclination coordinates, returns immediately after starting the slew.
Public method SyncToAltAz
Matches the scope's local horizontal coordinates to the given local horizontal coordinates.
Public method SyncToCoordinates
Matches the scope's equatorial coordinates to the given equatorial coordinates.
Public method SyncToTarget
Matches the scope's equatorial coordinates to the given equatorial coordinates.
Public method Unpark
Takes telescope out of the Parked state.
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