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ITelescopeV3SiderealTime Property

The local apparent sidereal time from the telescope's internal clock (hours, sidereal)

Namespace:  ASCOM.DeviceInterface
Assembly:  ASCOM.DeviceInterfaces (in ASCOM.DeviceInterfaces.dll) Version: 3351c4f3fa64146a7efd5b51ed4591e32a0a5484
double SiderealTime { get; }

Property Value

Type: Double
NotConnectedExceptionIf the device is not connected
DriverExceptionAn error occurred that is not described by one of the more specific ASCOM exceptions. Include sufficient detail in the message text to enable the issue to be accurately diagnosed by someone other than yourself.

Must be implemented, must not throw a PropertyNotImplementedException.

It is required for a driver to calculate this from the system clock if the telescope has no accessible source of sidereal time. Local Apparent Sidereal Time is the sidereal time used for pointing telescopes, and thus must be calculated from the Greenwich Mean Sidereal time, longitude, nutation in longitude and true ecliptic obliquity.
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