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INDI Library v1.9.0 Released (23 Apr 2021)

Major INDI Library release v1.9.0 bring significant internal changes championed by @pawel-soja to modernize core INDI Library drivers and clients. New drivers for DeepSkyDad Flat Panel & Pegasus devices plus further improvements to PCM8 drivers.

Ekos Output and Disabling Ekos Mount Control

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Hey all,

I've been working with a Planewave L-350 mount for the past few months with the goal of automating its use. Unfortunately, Planewave has yet to develop any ASCOM drivers.

I had the idea to use the INDI telescope simulator as a bridge between Ekos and Planewave Interface 4. I've managed to write a script that will update the position of the simulated telescope (using sync) after the L-350 has settled on a target but the coordinates of said target have to entered manually. Ideally I would like to have Ekos only read the telescope sim info rather than submit new positions for it to go to and a way to communicate targets from the Ekos scheduler (preferably in python). I have looked over the DBus documentation and could not find anything resembling these two goals. Any advice would be greatly appreciated!

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Tommy
9 months 1 week ago #57888

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Hi Tommy,

Welcome to INDI! Is there any communication protocol for the Planewave mount?
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Yes, Planewave Interface 4 starts up a local server that can receive commands via typing them into the url.
Planewave has written a class in python that does all the url inputs for you.
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Hi,

Do you have a link to this python class or some interface documentation? Our dome is working with an indi driver (still being written) and we're planning on buying a planewave L500 mount, so this kind of interfacing might be 'enough' to integrate the two.
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Hey,

Here is a directory with the needed python files from the PlaneWave website.
There is a zip file labeled pwi4_python.zip which should have everything you need.
Keep in mind that PWI4 must be running while using the scrips provided.
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