ASCOM Developers FAQ

Monday July 25 2011 - - 0 comments

How Do I Access the ASCOM Source Code? If you're new to ASCOM development, please remember to look over the Developer section of the ASCOM web site . The source code for the ASCOM Platform resides at SourceForge. It can be found at http://sourceforge.net/projects/ascom – please go there for instructions on how to obtain the source. If you are working on an ASCOM related project that is not part of the platform, then you may be looking for the ASCOM-Contrib repository that is curated by Tigra Astronomy. ASCOM-Contrib uses the Subversion source code control system. You can browse the files in your...

About TiGra Astronomy

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About TiGra Astronomy

Welcome to TiGra Astronomy TiGra Astronomy is a scientific division of TiGra Networks that offers software, equipment and consulting services for astronomers. We support The ASCOM Initiative and we produce ASCOM drivers for telescopes, observatory domes, focusers, cameras, filter wheels, switch control gear and other robotic automation equipment. We accept commissions from end users and equipment vendors alike. We also offer observatory commissioning and consulting services for those who need help automating their equipment, or commercialising it for profit. Our software and custom control equipment...

ASCOM Driver for AWR Microstep Drive System

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ASCOM Driver for AWR Microstep Drive System

Robotic, Remote Controlled Observing Our driver for the AWR drive system was born out of a need to do robotic, remote control astronomy with AWR’s high quality drive system. Good though it is, the AWR system was designed for interactive use and presents a number of challenges for the remote observer. It’s LX-200 protocol emulation is not quite complete enough to work safely in a remote-controlled observatory and users were experiencing issues with the major planetarium and automation programs such as TheSky and ACP. With that in mind, we set out to create an ASCOM driver to address...