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libnexstar

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C API to control NexStar compatible telescopes

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Description

This library implements the serial commands supported by the Celestron
NexStar hand control (HC) and SkyWatcher/Orion SynScan HC. This applies
to the Celestron: NexStar GPS, NexStar GPS-SA, NexStar iSeries, NexStar
SE Series, NexStar GT, CPC, SLT, Advanced-VX, Advanced-GT, CGE, CGEM etc.
SkyWatcher: EQ5, HEQ5, EQ6 (Pro), AZ-EQ5 GT, AZ-EQ6 GT, EQ8 etc. and the
corresponding Orion mounts.

Communication to the hand control is 9600 bits/sec, no parity and one
stop bit via the RS-232 port on the base of the hand control.

Communication can be established over TCP/IP if nexbridge is running
on the computer connected to the telescope.

To control network based telescopes nexbridge must be used on the remote site.
https://sourceforge.net/projects/nexbridge/

libnexstar Web Site

Features

  • Can control network exported mounts with nexbridge
  • Full support for SkyWatcher /Orion mounts (HC firmware > X.38.06)
  • All published NexStar commands are supported
  • Some AUX commands are supported since v.0.08
  • Record / Play PEC data
  • Download / uplod PEC data from/to the mount
  • Set / Get mount backlash settings
  • Set / Get autoguide rate
  • Both Equatorial and Alt/Az mounts are supported
  • Works with Linux, Mac OS X, FreeBSD, Solaris

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  • 1 of 5 2 of 5 3 of 5 4 of 5 5 of 5

    I have never used this library as an API, but I use it as an extension to the Lin-guider as a guiding device and with openpectool to download and upload periodic error data. It works perfectly with my CGEM.

    Posted 04/02/2015
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    Very useful and easy in use backend for non-windows developers. Keep on your good work.

    Posted 02/10/2014
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2013-09-29

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