I received an EAF advanced kit as a Christmas gift and I'm very pleased with it's ease of installation and operation on my Stellarvue SV70T. I'm currently controlling it with the SharpCap imaging program via ASCOM. I was wondering if there are any image acquisition programs that you know of that currently use the temperature probe data to maintain focus automatically during an imaging session?
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I would like to revisit this topic as I'm still unsure as to how to put the EAF temperature probe to good use. Lacking written instructions and useful answers on this forum so far, I would welcome anyone's input on its actual use! My basic questions are:
1) Does the probe need a separate software program to automatically adjust the focus during image acquisition or is the native driver enough?
2) If it does require a program, which ones will work? I do not use ZWO cameras...Atik Horizons are my current kit. I do use SharpCap, Atik Dusk, and APT.
3) How does the probe work with a program?..please be specific. ZWO does a good job explaining the basic setup of the focuser in various astronomy programs but not for the use of the temperature probe.
Please feel free to jump in on this subject if you have anything to share! I would also ask the forum moderators to carefully read my questions and consider providing detailed responses that answer those questions. I'm happy to clarify anything that will help you in responding...just ask! Your responses will have an impact on my decision to purchase other products from you in the future!
EAF supports ASCOM driver, all the software use ASCOM can control EAF. But sorry we don't know what software and how it control EAF that you used.You could check the instructions of the software.
Ok, then let's back up a bit. What was ZWOs purpose in offering a temperature probe? Is it merely to provide a current temperature reading via the ASCOM driver? What are you envisioning that the customer will use it for when you offer it as an option for the EAF?