Hello all I just finished to build my "observatory". I have to set a parking position. Unfortunately the driver in INDI and the Ekos don't offer this possibility rather than the handpad which offers the 2 positions. Is that an oversight or didn't I missed something ?
I'm sure others know a lot more than I do about Park, but here is how I understand it.
You define the Park position in the INDI driver. Slew to whatever position you want to make "Park", then in the Site Management tab in the INDI control panel "Set current as Park position", then "Write data". From then on issuing a Park command from Ekos should send the mount to that position. This will quite possibly be different from the hand controller's version of Park, unless you intentionally make them the same.
Probably a good idea to Clear the Park position first - not sure what happens if you define a new one without first clearing the old.
Thank you Ron.
Damn I didn't saw the option in site management. I must admit that people having done the translation in french have been too far in this exercise. I use Ekos with UI translated in french. Park options is translated as "option de sécurité" which can be reverse translated as security options, which doesn't evoke to me the idea of parking the mount.