The Telescope type exposes the following members.

Properties

  NameDescription
Public propertyAlignmentMode
The alignment mode of the mount.
Public propertyAltitude
The Altitude above the local horizon of the telescope's current position (degrees, positive up)
Public propertyApertureArea
The area of the telescope's aperture, taking into account any obstructions (square meters)
Public propertyApertureDiameter
The telescope's effective aperture diameter (meters)
Public propertyAtHome
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 propertyAtPark
True if the telescope has been put into the parked state by the seee Park()()()() method. Set False by calling the Unpark() method.
Public propertyAzimuth
The azimuth at the local horizon of the telescope's current position (degrees, North-referenced, positive East/clockwise).
Public propertyCanFindHome
True if this telescope is capable of programmed finding its home position (FindHome()()()() method).
Public propertyCanPark
True if this telescope is capable of programmed parking (Park()()()()method)
Public propertyCanPulseGuide
True if this telescope is capable of software-pulsed guiding (via the PulseGuide(GuideDirections, Int32) method)
Public propertyCanSetDeclinationRate
True if the DeclinationRate property can be changed to provide offset tracking in the declination axis.
Public propertyCanSetGuideRates
True if the guide rate properties used for PulseGuide(GuideDirections, Int32) can ba adjusted.
Public propertyCanSetPark
True if this telescope is capable of programmed setting of its park position (SetPark()()()() method)
Public propertyCanSetPierSide
True if the SideOfPier property can be set, meaning that the mount can be forced to flip.
Public propertyCanSetRightAscensionRate
True if the RightAscensionRate property can be changed to provide offset tracking in the right ascension axis.
Public propertyCanSetTracking
True if the Tracking property can be changed, turning telescope sidereal tracking on and off.
Public propertyCanSlew
True if this telescope is capable of programmed slewing (synchronous or asynchronous) to equatorial coordinates
Public propertyCanSlewAltAz
True if this telescope is capable of programmed slewing (synchronous or asynchronous) to local horizontal coordinates
Public propertyCanSlewAltAzAsync
True if this telescope is capable of programmed asynchronous slewing to local horizontal coordinates
Public propertyCanSlewAsync
True if this telescope is capable of programmed asynchronous slewing to equatorial coordinates.
Public propertyCanSync
True if this telescope is capable of programmed synching to equatorial coordinates.
Public propertyCanSyncAltAz
True if this telescope is capable of programmed synching to local horizontal coordinates
Public propertyCanUnpark
True if this telescope is capable of programmed unparking (Unpark()()()() method).
Public propertyConnected
Set True to connect to the device. Set False to disconnect from the device. You can also read the property to check whether it is connected.
(Inherited from AscomDriver.)
Public propertyDeclination
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 propertyDeclinationRate
The declination tracking rate (arcseconds per second, default = 0.0)
Public propertyDescription
Returns a description of the device, such as manufacturer and modelnumber. Any ASCII characters may be used.
(Inherited from AscomDriver.)
Public propertyDoesRefraction
True if the telescope or driver applies atmospheric refraction to coordinates.
Public propertyDriverInfo
Descriptive and version information about this ASCOM driver.
(Inherited from AscomDriver.)
Public propertyDriverVersion
A string containing only the major and minor version of the driver.
(Inherited from AscomDriver.)
Public propertyEquatorialSystem
Equatorial coordinate system used by this telescope.
Public propertyFocalLength
The telescope's focal length, meters
Public propertyGuideRateDeclination
The current Declination movement rate offset for telescope guiding (degrees/sec)
Public propertyGuideRateRightAscension
The current Right Ascension movement rate offset for telescope guiding (degrees/sec)
Public propertyInterfaceVersion
The interface version number that this device supports.
(Inherited from AscomDriver.)
Public propertyIsPulseGuiding
True if a PulseGuide(GuideDirections, Int32) command is in progress, False otherwise
Public propertyName
The short name of the driver, for display purposes
(Inherited from AscomDriver.)
Public propertyRightAscension
The right ascension (hours) of the telescope's current equatorial coordinates, in the coordinate system given by the EquatorialSystem property
Public propertyRightAscensionRate
The right ascension tracking rate offset from sidereal (seconds per sidereal second, default = 0.0)
Public propertySideOfPier
Indicates the pointing state of the mount.
Public propertySiderealTime
The local apparent sidereal time from the telescope's internal clock (hours, sidereal)
Public propertySiteElevation
The elevation above mean sea level (meters) of the site at which the telescope is located
Public propertySiteLatitude
The geodetic(map) latitude (degrees, positive North, WGS84) of the site at which the telescope is located.
Public propertySiteLongitude
The longitude (degrees, positive East, WGS84) of the site at which the telescope is located.
Public propertySlewing
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 propertySlewSettleTime
Specifies a post-slew settling time (sec.).
Public propertySupportedActions
Returns the list of action names supported by this driver.
(Inherited from AscomDriver.)
Public propertyTargetDeclination
The declination (degrees, positive North) for the target of an equatorial slew or sync operation
Public propertyTargetRightAscension
The right ascension (hours) for the target of an equatorial slew or sync operation
Public propertyTracking
The state of the telescope's sidereal tracking drive.
Public propertyTrackingRate
The current tracking rate of the telescope's sidereal drive
Public propertyTrackingRates
Returns a collection of supported DriveRates values that describe the permissible values of the TrackingRate property for this telescope type.
Public propertyUTCDate
The UTC date/time of the telescope's internal clock

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