This may be question for the developers or ASCOM support but also for any Argo Navis - ServoCAT users.
I’m potentially looking into using an Argo Navis - ServoCAT control system & wondered if anyone else actually uses this?
Wildcat Innovations inform me that the recommended wring topology is PC <-> ServoCAT <-> Argo Navis. And that there is an ASCOM driver available for the ServoCAT.
However, the Argo Navis feature two serial ports & can operate via the Meade LX200 protocol.
So my first question is: Does SGP support the ServoCAT protocol?
My second question is has anyone managed to use the PC <-> Argo Navis <-> ServoCAT wiring topology?
Wildcat Innovations also inform me that:
“Though both the Argo Navis and ServoCAT continue to operate normally if you do a manual meridian flip, the two don’t have their own inherent
provision for setting limits and the flip being automated. So when crossing the meridian, you would have to intervene manually.”
So my final question is:
My understanding of the automated Meridian flip is that if the mount\driver canSetSideOfPier() = true, then SGP can itiate a GOTO before the meridian is reached. If not then so long as the driver can report the sideOfPier() then ASGP can issue a GOTO at a point after the meridian in order to effect a flip.
If the above statement is true the so long as the ServoCAT driver can at least report sideOfPier() AND can accept a GOTO instruction then surely SGP would effectively be performing the intervention referred to in the above statement from Wildcat Innovations? Provided of course AGP can work with the Argo Navis - ServoCAT setup anyway.