Interprocess communications

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Dunmunro
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Interprocess communications

Post by Dunmunro » 07 Jan 2020, 22:43

Hi. AA7 can send commands to PHD2. Can it send commands to multiple instances of AA7, to coordinate dithering and imaging sequences?

fabdev
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Re: Interprocess communications

Post by fabdev » 09 Jan 2020, 13:42

Hi,
yes for dithering. The second instance of AA will receive the dithering commands and adjust the reference. The reference cross will become blue during the settling.
This can be tested indoor too:
1) Start the first AA instance, which will be used for guiding, connect the Simulator Camera and Telescope, setup the Guide Window and start autoguiding.
2) Start the second AA instance, connect the Simulator camera, enable Dithering in the Sequence page, then start a short sequence, with dithering every image. At the end of each exposure this instance will show "Dithering.." in the status bar. The other instance will show the reference cross in blue.

Dunmunro
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Re: Interprocess communications

Post by Dunmunro » 10 Jan 2020, 10:35

Thanks

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