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Does anyone know of an online or downloadable calculator that will input telescope Alt/Az parameters and calculate the required dome Az (once configured with the dome and mount geometry).


This is obviously built-in to numerous programs, but I'm looking for a stand-alone calculator. I've found the equations, but they are beyond my programming capability.

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George - yes that is what I had found (same paper from a different source). Way too complicated for me to program with any confidence. I'm thinking my best bet is to use the ASCOM POTH to do the maths. If I set it up with the scope and dome simulators I should be able to issue scope Alt/Az pointing commands and intercept the resulting Dome Alt command.


My objective is firstly to check my dome slaving (which seems a bit off) and secondly to optimise pointing files to minimise dome rotation time.

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