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Mount

Basic interaction with the mount using the command line.

Overview

The pocs mount command offers some basic ways to interact with the mount, mostly to be used while testing or as a backup if something goes wrong.
You should not run these commands while POCS is running!

Commands

park

Used for moving the mount to the parking position.
(conda-pocs) panoptes@panoptes  pocs mount park

search-home

Search for the home position on mounts that support it. Currently that is the iOptron CEM40.
(conda-pocs) panoptes@panoptes  pocs mount search-home

slew-home

Slew to the saved home position.
(conda-pocs) panoptes@panoptes  pocs mount slew-home

setup

Auto-detect the mount port and type, check for the firmware version, and set the config entries.
(conda-pocs) panoptes@panoptes  pocs mount setup

Configuration

The configuration key for the mount is simpy mount.
(conda-pocs) panoptes@panoptes  pocs config get mount
{
'brand': 'ioptron',
'commands_file': 'ioptron/v310',
'driver': 'panoptes.pocs.mount.ioptron.cem40',
'model': 'cem40',
'serial': {'baudrate': 115200, 'port': '/dev/ttyUSB0', 'timeout': 0.0},
'settings': {
'max_tracking_threshold': 99999,
'min_tracking_threshold': 100,
'non_sidereal_available': True,
'park': {
'dec_direction': 'north',
'dec_seconds': 15,
'ra_direction': 'west',
'ra_seconds': 15
},
'update_tracking': False
}