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Controlling modded losmandy mount with INDI

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I have a G11 mount with Gemini 2 that has McLennan gearboxes instead of the original gearboxes. When using Ascom drivers, it’s necessary to switch the type of mount to MI-250 so it tracks correctly.

Since I’m very keen on controlling my entire setup with Ekos, will I run into issues with my modded G11 using the INDI driver? Is there a way to change the mount type to MI-250? Do I even have to do that going the INDI route?

Thank you!
Software:
MacOS 10.15.6
Kstars 3.5.0
Indi library 1.8.6

Equipment:
- RPI3B+
- Losmandy G11
- Stellarvue 80mm F/6 APO
- Atik 383L+
- QHY5II with Orion 50mm guiding scope
- Pegasus focuser
- Flip-Flat
- QHY Polemaster
- Pegasus Ultimate powerbox

1 year 8 months ago #43965

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Hello Hatty, welcome to INDI forums. I emailed Eric who developed the driver and hopefully he can provide a definite answer on this.
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1 year 8 months ago #43966

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It should be doable but let me look back at the source. I haven't touched that code in a while and it may take me a few days because work is really crazy at the moment. I will reply here when I get an answer.
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Definitely appreciate the effort looking into it ColoradoStar. Thanks!
Software:
MacOS 10.15.6
Kstars 3.5.0
Indi library 1.8.6

Equipment:
- RPI3B+
- Losmandy G11
- Stellarvue 80mm F/6 APO
- Atik 383L+
- QHY5II with Orion 50mm guiding scope
- Pegasus focuser
- Flip-Flat
- QHY Polemaster
- Pegasus Ultimate powerbox

1 year 8 months ago #44104

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This has been answered elsewhere, the control is handled by the mount controller and Ekos just sends the commands and the mount responds.

Nothing further should be required.

Paul
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