|Gemini-2 and Gemini-1 Telescope Mount Controller|
|Interactive Hand-Controller Menus - click on green button to Navigate|
This is the Safety Limit setting screen. It is
also described on the
Note: Safety Limits may not take effect until you power down and back up. This has been my experience. The writer of the code says they take effect when set.
The limits can be set either using the Web interface, on the Mount Selection Page, (it is under Menu-->Mount-->Limits) or on the menu to the left.
Note that the Web limits are set for left and right side, while the hand controller uses East and West. If using the hand controller, follow these steps. (The hand controller method only works correctly on August 16 or later firmware.) Also the safety limits are referenced to the CCW startup position. If you did not start up with a Cold start, or Warm Start with the mount at CCW, you must do this before setting the limits. It a very bad idea to start up with a "Warm Restart" and assume that the Gemini 2 has remembered the CCW. You can tell the Gemini-2 to part at CCW to make sure it knows where CCW is.
|Also the Limits are are stored permanently as "physical step" values and they don't depend on the model. But: the Safety limits depend on a good CWD position of the RA axis. With a sync or model, the Index parameters are set instead. Nevertheless, with a Western limit of 95 degrees set and a 2.5 degrees GOTO limit, there are only 2,5 degrees left. Especially if pointing at the Zenith, there will be an unreachable zone if the model has to take care of a rough polar alignment.|
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