Voyager interface to mount have a method dedicated to home … now is implementend only for TheSkyX Mount. ASCOM doesnt have this method but if you can understand which is the commandstring to send to mount i can add to ASCOM adding a flag in setup for IOptron.
Let me know when you found this command, i think the best is to found ioptron docs or ask directly to their developer.
I also using a Paramount MX with a ASA Newtonian, the Home command works perfectly thought TSX. The only one thing I hate of this mount is, I can not use SYNC command from Voyager… because TSX is using the pointing model and when I sync, i loose it for the single session. Do you have any workaround for that?
Haha, yes you got the answer on the other post.
Actually I have a 35 Kg load (77 pounds). There are no problems to handle it, you just need a very accurate load balancing. It took about 3-4 hours, moving the single USB cable from left to right and back to find the perfect DEC balance. The losmandy dovetail with graduate scale helped a lot…
Command: “:MSH#”Response: “1”This command will auto search the real zero position (home position) immediately. This command ignores any current zero position, and designed to be a safe operation in any cases. Currently, only CEM60 and CEM60-EC support this feature.
What about this command ? (only cem60) they have a zero sensor ?
Yes, I checked "Not Sync … " option in the Mount config.
I will check if Paramount implemented it recently.
CEM60 have a Zero sensor
CEM60 EC have the AR encoder and Zero sensor of course.
CEM120 - CEM120EC - CEM120EC2 have Zero sensor and encorders (ec, ec2).
Based on CEM120EC Documentation, the command line is the same:
This command will slew to the zero position/home position immediately.
This command will automatically search the mechanical zero position/home position immediately
by detecting homing sensors. Current zero position/home position will be overwritten by this
operation if the operation succeeds.
Note: This command only available in CEM120 series and CEM60 series mount.
This operation is designed to be a safe operation in any cases.