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, "James" <jfisher857@v...> wrote:
> You would have to have your Guiding Rate set to 100%
> for this to work perfectly.
> Plug it in, and the scope should effectively stop tracking.
> have fun
> Would I be correct in thinking this mode is "just" as dangerous
> as the sleep mode for long time storage. The scope would still
> be powered up................
> and if affected by an errant signal or electrical
> noise........could take off on a wild slew. Or does this
> "constantly assert a "guide East" signal" preclude the
> scope from slewing wildly??? The original post asks
> "how is it better than "park" scope"...................
> .my initial thought would be that "park" is much
> safer....depending on your answer to the above, of course.
I am a big fan of "turn it OFF" when it's not being monitored.
I'm uncomfortable positing a guess of which is "better",
if both choices are far riskier than "OFF".
I don't think -either- Sleep or the Scope-Sleeper invites
Sleep (if awoken by "noise") will probably just resume
The Scope-Sleeper is actively fighting that, and might
be a smidgeon "safer", since it's not depending upon
"quiet" to do the job.
In either case, you could choose your "idle" (vs park)
position to minimize damage if it -did- wake up and