69549Re: Definition of a Robotic Mount
- Jul 5, 2011So this make it sound like the A/P mounts are even more robotic than the Paramount since no Park or Home feature is required if the power goes out and then resumed. Is this correct?
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Mike Dodd <mike@...> wrote:
> Rex wrote:
> > I think the only difference that matters in this context is that
> > robotic systems can self recover and home themselves after a power
> > loss with only software commands, many mounts require someone to
> > allign the mount to a known position after power is lost.
> Well, the AP1200 automatically remembers where it was pointing just
> before power is removed. All you need to do to resume is turn on the
> power. No park is required, nor is a realignment or a "home" procedure.
> As long as the scope hasn't been manually moved during the power-off
> period, you just power-up and issue your first GOTO of the evening. This
> is true no matter how power is shut off -- with the switch or due to a
> power failure.
> I've done this dozens of times with my AP1200.
> Does this qualify the AP1200 as a "robotic" mount?
> Mike Dodd
> Louisa County, Virginia USA N37.58.23 W77.56.24
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