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Dome Properties

The Dome type exposes the following members.

  Name Description
Public property Altitude
The dome altitude (degrees, horizon zero and increasing positive to 90 zenith).
Public property AtHome
Indicates whether the dome is in the home position. Raises an error if not supported.

This is normally used following a FindHome operation. The value is reset with any azimuth slew operation that moves the dome away from the home position.

AtHome may also become true durng normal slew operations, if the dome passes through the home position and the dome controller hardware is capable of detecting that; or at the end of a slew operation if the dome comes to rest at the home position.

Public property AtPark
True if the dome is in the programmed park position.
Public property Azimuth
The dome azimuth (degrees, North zero and increasing clockwise, i.e., 90 East, 180 South, 270 West)
Public property CanFindHome
True if driver can do a search for home position.
Public property CanPark
True if driver is capable of setting dome altitude.
Public property CanSetAltitude
True if driver is capable of setting dome altitude.
Public property CanSetAzimuth
True if driver is capable of setting dome azimuth.
Public property CanSetPark
True if driver can set the dome park position.
Public property CanSetShutter
True if driver is capable of automatically operating shutter.
Public property CanSlave
True if the dome hardware supports slaving to a telescope.
Public property CanSyncAzimuth
True if driver is capable of synchronizing the dome azimuth position using the Dome.SyncToAzimuth method.
Public property Connected
Set True to connect to the device hardware. Set False to disconnect from the device hardware. You can also read the property to check whether it is connected. This reports the current hardware state.
(Inherited from AscomDriver.)
Public property Description
Returns a description of the device, such as manufacturer and modelnumber. Any ASCII characters may be used.
(Inherited from AscomDriver.)
Public property DriverInfo
Descriptive and version information about this ASCOM driver.
(Inherited from AscomDriver.)
Public property DriverVersion
A string containing only the major and minor version of the driver.
(Inherited from AscomDriver.)
Public property InterfaceVersion
The interface version number that this device supports.
(Inherited from AscomDriver.)
Public property Name
The short name of the driver, for display purposes
(Inherited from AscomDriver.)
Public property ShutterStatus
Status of the dome shutter or roll-off roof.
Public property Slaved
True if the dome is slaved to the telescope in its hardware, else False.
Public property Slewing
True if any part of the dome is currently moving, False if all dome components are steady.
Public property SupportedActions
Returns the list of action names supported by this driver.
(Inherited from AscomDriver.)
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