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Position: Where the driver thinks the focuser is.
In/OutPress to move in or out 'sliders' number of pulses
SliderSelect number of 'pulses' to do at a time, range 1 to 999
CIn/COutMove continuous in or out, each move is 'sliders' worth of pulses
Manual StepsShows value selected on 'slider', allows manual entry of # pulse to send also
Connect to nSTEPConnect to GCUSB_nSTEP on Comm port selected in Setup screen
Note: Once connected cannot disconnect without quitting program.
Note: An ASCOM application opening the driver will force this connection when 'Linked'
Current temperature In degC or degF if temperature probe is attached
Temperature Sensor detected
Will be 'checked' if sensor is attached to GCUSB_nSTEP
If temp probe detected then you can choose to allow automatic temperature compensation.
Note: You cannot move in or out if in auto mode.
nSTEP Serial Port
Set to Comm port as shown in device manager for GCUCB-nSTEP
Provides maximum number to count to if set to Absolute, not really used if relative
Maximum number of pulses to send at one time, limits ASCOM application to 'move' by this maximum for each call
Step Time On(ms)
Range 1 to 250 - How many ms each step is
Function as an absolute position focuser
Function as a relative position focuser
Reverse In/Out directions
If Absolute, set current position to (MaximumPosition/2)
If Relative, set current position to 0
This provides for the Advanced (as shown) or Basic setup (only upper part of screen)
Cancel changes and discard all made, return to the handbox view
Apply all changes, return to handbox view
Temperature Sensor Detected
If temperature probe is attached this box will be 'checked' and enable other menu items
Enable automatic temperature compensation. Manual movement is disabled
If "Apply Backlash on Temp Comp" is chekced then apply backlash if moving "IN", else if moving "OUT"
Current TemperatureAs read from device if probe attached
For a change of Delta T, move "Steps/DeltaT"
# of steps to move if "Delta T" temperature change is detected
Check to report temperature in Centigrade, else F
Move this number of pulses to ompensate for backlash
# readings to average
Read the temperature and average this many times before displaying temperature or apply compensation