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ITelescopeV3 Properties

The ITelescopeV3 type exposes the following members.

Properties
  Name Description
Public property AlignmentMode
The alignment mode of the mount (Alt/Az, Polar, German Polar).
Public property Altitude
The Altitude above the local horizon of the telescope's current position (degrees, positive up)
Public property ApertureArea
The area of the telescope's aperture, taking into account any obstructions (square meters)
Public property ApertureDiameter
The telescope's effective aperture diameter (meters)
Public property AtHome
True if the telescope is stopped in the Home position. Set only following a FindHome operation, and reset with any slew operation. This property must be False if the telescope does not support homing.
Public property AtPark
True if the telescope has been put into the parked state by the seee Park method. Set False by calling the Unpark() method.
Public property Azimuth
The azimuth at the local horizon of the telescope's current position (degrees, North-referenced, positive East/clockwise).
Public property CanFindHome
True if this telescope is capable of programmed finding its home position (FindHome method).
Public property CanPark
True if this telescope is capable of programmed parking (Parkmethod)
Public property CanPulseGuide
True if this telescope is capable of software-pulsed guiding (via the PulseGuide(GuideDirections, Int32) method)
Public property CanSetDeclinationRate
True if the DeclinationRate property can be changed to provide offset tracking in the declination axis.
Public property CanSetGuideRates
True if the guide rate properties used for PulseGuide(GuideDirections, Int32) can ba adjusted.
Public property CanSetPark
True if this telescope is capable of programmed setting of its park position (SetPark method)
Public property CanSetPierSide
True if the SideOfPier property can be set, meaning that the mount can be forced to flip.
Public property CanSetRightAscensionRate
True if the RightAscensionRate property can be changed to provide offset tracking in the right ascension axis.
Public property CanSetTracking
True if the Tracking property can be changed, turning telescope sidereal tracking on and off.
Public property CanSlew
True if this telescope is capable of programmed slewing (synchronous or asynchronous) to equatorial coordinates
Public property CanSlewAltAz
True if this telescope is capable of programmed slewing (synchronous or asynchronous) to local horizontal coordinates
Public property CanSlewAltAzAsync
True if this telescope is capable of programmed asynchronous slewing to local horizontal coordinates
Public property CanSlewAsync
True if this telescope is capable of programmed asynchronous slewing to equatorial coordinates.
Public property CanSync
True if this telescope is capable of programmed synching to equatorial coordinates.
Public property CanSyncAltAz
True if this telescope is capable of programmed synching to local horizontal coordinates
Public property CanUnpark
True if this telescope is capable of programmed unparking (Unpark method).
Public property Connected
Set True to connect to the device hardware. Set False to disconnect from the device hardware. You can also read the property to check whether it is connected. This reports the current hardware state.
Public property Declination
The declination (degrees) of the telescope's current equatorial coordinates, in the coordinate system given by the EquatorialSystem property. Reading the property will raise an error if the value is unavailable.
Public property DeclinationRate
The declination tracking rate (arcseconds per SI second, default = 0.0)
Public property Description
Returns a description of the device, such as manufacturer and modelnumber. Any ASCII characters may be used.
Public property DoesRefraction
True if the telescope or driver applies atmospheric refraction to coordinates.
Public property DriverInfo
Descriptive and version information about this ASCOM driver.
Public property DriverVersion
A string containing only the major and minor version of the driver.
Public property EquatorialSystem
Equatorial coordinate system used by this telescope (e.g. Topocentric or J2000).
Public property FocalLength
The telescope's focal length, meters
Public property GuideRateDeclination
The current Declination movement rate offset for telescope guiding (degrees/sec)
Public property GuideRateRightAscension
The current Right Ascension movement rate offset for telescope guiding (degrees/sec)
Public property InterfaceVersion
The interface version number that this device supports. Should return 3 for this interface version.
Public property IsPulseGuiding
True if a PulseGuide(GuideDirections, Int32) command is in progress, False otherwise
Public property Name
The short name of the driver, for display purposes
Public property RightAscension
The right ascension (hours) of the telescope's current equatorial coordinates, in the coordinate system given by the EquatorialSystem property
Public property RightAscensionRate
The right ascension tracking rate offset from sidereal (seconds per sidereal second, default = 0.0)
Public property SideOfPier
Indicates the pointing state of the mount.
Public property SiderealTime
The local apparent sidereal time from the telescope's internal clock (hours, sidereal)
Public property SiteElevation
The elevation above mean sea level (meters) of the site at which the telescope is located
Public property SiteLatitude
The geodetic(map) latitude (degrees, positive North, WGS84) of the site at which the telescope is located.
Public property SiteLongitude
The longitude (degrees, positive East, WGS84) of the site at which the telescope is located.
Public property Slewing
True if telescope is currently moving in response to one of the Slew methods or the MoveAxis(TelescopeAxes, Double) method, False at all other times.
Public property SlewSettleTime
Specifies a post-slew settling time (sec.).
Public property SupportedActions
Returns the list of action names supported by this driver.
Public property TargetDeclination
The declination (degrees, positive North) for the target of an equatorial slew or sync operation
Public property TargetRightAscension
The right ascension (hours) for the target of an equatorial slew or sync operation
Public property Tracking
The state of the telescope's sidereal tracking drive.
Public property TrackingRate
The current tracking rate of the telescope's sidereal drive
Public property TrackingRates
Returns a collection of supported DriveRates values that describe the permissible values of the TrackingRate property for this telescope type.
Public property UTCDate
The UTC date/time of the telescope's internal clock
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