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tool for a 10micron mount

Project description

Welcome to MountWizzard4 is a utility for 10micron users for improving the workflow for astronomy work and imaging runs on Windows, OSx and Linux (Ubuntu 18.04 tested). As a python application, it should run in all environments supporting python 3.6-3.8 and PyQt5 as a GUI framework.

For being fully operational, MW4 needs either:

INDI server(s) (see: https://indilib.org) where your devices are connected to.

INDIGO server(s) (see: http://www.indigo-astronomy.org) where your devices are connected to.

ASCOM Alpaca remote server (see: https://ascom-standards.org/Developer/Alpaca.htm) abstracting your ASCOM devices or devices which speak native ASCOM Alpaca if you want to connect over IP with your environment.

For the core devices there is fom 0.150.16 on native ASCOM support (Windows platform only). Please be reminded, that ASCOM has 32bit and 64bit driver implementations and MW4 could also be installed in 32bit or 64 bit python environment. They could be not be mixed! 32bit python supports only 32bit drivers and vice versa. Normally this should not be an issue…

In addition an online connection is used for some services which might be very helpful.

It is recommended to use mount firmware 2.16 (ideally 2.16.11) or later as some of the functions don’t work with older firmware versions. It should not be a problem using older versions. A HW pre2012 might also have some issues.

Documentation

There is an online documentation available for MW4:

Web based: https://mountwizzard4.readthedocs.io

PDF format: https://mountwizzard4.readthedocs.io/_/downloads/en/latest/pdf/

Installing procedures: https://mountwizzard4.readthedocs.io/en/latest/install/index.html

Changelog: https://mountwizzard4.readthedocs.io/en/latest/changelog.html

Status: Documentation Status

And there are some videos available for explanation in Youtube channel:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJD-5qdLEcBTCugltqw1hXA/

Version, build and code coverage status

MountWizzard4's PyPI Status DownLoadsAbs DownLoadsMonth

PYTEST MacOS PYTEST WIN

CODE_QUALITY_PYTHON CODECOV CODE_QUALITY_ALERTS

CODECOV_CHART

6U 6W 6M

7U 7W 7M

8U 8W 8M

Feedback and issue reports

Please report your issues: https://github.com/mworion/MountWizzard4/issues. Please have a good description (maybe a screenshot if it‘s related to GUI) and add the log file(s) to the issue. Any feedback welcome!

Finally

MountWizzard4 is still in beta development. The use this software is at your own risk! No responsibility for damages to your mount or other equipment or your environment, please take care yourself!

Hope this tool makes fun and helps for your hobby,

CS Michel

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