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eq6update-config

What is eq6update-config?

eq6update-config is a utility for configuration of the EQ6 MCU Update Kit. It is written in Freepascal and distributed under GPL.

Use lx200ctl for motion control.

Download

eq6update-config.tar.bz2
Sources
eq6update-config.linuxelf.tar.bz2
Linux binaries

Installation from sources

Unpack the archive:
bunzip2 -c eq6update-config.tar.bz2 | tar -x
change to the base directory:
cd eq6update-config
and run the commands:
make
make install
The first command builds the package, the second installs it. Edit the Makefile to change the installation directories.

Installation of the binaries

Change to the root directory
cd /
and unpack the archive:
bunzip2 -c <location of the archive>/eq6update-config.linuxelf.tar.bz2 | tar -x
<location of the archive> is the directory where the archive is stored.

Usage

eq6update-config [options]
  
Options:
    -d <device>      Serial device (default: /dev/ttyS0)
    -v               Get version of EQ6 MCU update kit and exit
    -h               Help
    -all             Set all values
    -o [l|r]         Set telescope orientation to ...
                       l: left (default)
                       r: right
    -pec [<b|e|0>]   PEC (periodic error) control
                       b: Start PEC training
                       e: Stop PEC training
                       0: PEC off (default)
                       1: PEC on
    -ra_n [<nnn>]    Set RA backlash to the specified amount of steps (default: 0)
    -ra_m [-|0|+]    Set RA backlash mode
                       -: Always finish motion in down direction
                       0: Backlash only at the start of motion (default)
                       +: Always finish motion in up direction
    -dec_n [<nnn>]   Set RA backlash to the specified amount of steps (default: 0)
    -dec_m [-|0|+]   Set RA backlash mode
                       -: Always finish motion in left direction
                       0: Backlash only at the start of motion (default)
                       +: Always finish motion in right direction
    -t [0|s|p|l]     Set tracking rate
                       0: Disable Tracking
                       s: Sidereal rate (default)
                       p: Solar/planetary rate
                       l: Lunar rate
    -p [0.3x|1x]     Set movement rate used in 2x paddle movement mode (default: 1x)
    -g [<nnn>]       Set gearbox reduction ratio (default: 132)
    -rg [0|1]        Reverse gear direction
                       0: off (default)
                       1: on

Examples

eq6update-config -g 100 -all
Set gearbox reduction ratio to 100 and all other values to default
 

eq6update-config -ra_n 100 -ra_m -
Only set RA backlash to 100 and RA backlash mode to "finish down motion"
 

eq6update-config -ra_n 100 -ra_m
Only set RA backlash to 100 and RA backlash mode to its default ("backlash only at start of motion")


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