Re: Problems conducting pier flip with G-11 #G11

Jerry Hubbell - Explore Scientific VP Engineering

On Sat, Sep 28, 2019 at 12:34 PM, JI THERIOT wrote:
I think I am pretty certain now that there was some contact between the OAG and some part of the mount which  was causing a loss of steps.

Hi Ji,

Thanks for the update on your problem. Wes and I had a few minute conversation about you problem, and we came to the conclusion that the most likely scenario was that your telescope was contacting your tripod and causing it to stop. That prompted us to have conversation about mount limits and how we might create a program to model "keep out zones" that could be used by the ASCOM driver. We need to have more discussions on this, but if anyone has any thoughts on this, I will start a new thread to have that discussion.

Clear Skies! 
Jerry Hubbell
Vice President of Engineering

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