i was shocked to find that optec’s ascom driver only supports one client. i noticed in another thread that @Andy wrote his own driver that supports multiple connections, but it seems like it won’t install on Windows 10. for now i’ll have to use optec’s hub in order to get PhD2 and SGP connected to the rotator.
does anyone have tips on using a rotator SGP? the documentation does not explicitly say but i think the angles in the program are sky angles. i’ve set my camera as close as possible to 0 degrees sky angle and then told the driver to reset the 0 position to that angle. does this seem like a reasonable strategy? or does SGP just treat all rotator moves such that making PA == sky angle wouldn’t matter?
also it looks like (from the online documentation) that there’s no filename keyword to indicate what side of the pier the OTA was on, nor are there keywords for the rotator position or sky angle. seems like this could be useful for matching flats. maybe these things are in the FITS header? i’ve never looked… for now i think i don’t care about flipping the camera over after a meridian flip but it would still be nice to see the sky angle at a glance in the filename.