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TelescopeTrackingRate Property

The current tracking rate of the telescope's sidereal drive

Namespace:  ASCOM.DriverAccess
Assembly:  ASCOM.DriverAccess (in ASCOM.DriverAccess.dll) Version: 3c9121baba46811fe6e53a58a05935662261416d
public DriveRates TrackingRate { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: DriveRates


Supported rates (one of the DriveRates values) are contained within the TrackingRates collection. Values assigned to TrackingRate must be one of these supported rates. If an unsupported value is assigned to this property, it will raise an error. The currently selected tracking rate be further adjusted via the RightAscensionRate and DeclinationRate properties. These rate offsets are applied to the currently selected tracking rate. Mounts must start up with a known or default tracking rate, and this property must return that known/default tracking rate until changed.

If the mount's current tracking rate cannot be determined (for example, it is a write-only property of the mount's protocol), it is permitted for the driver to force and report a default rate on connect. In this case, the preferred default is Sidereal rate.

This is only available for telescope InterfaceVersions 2 and 3

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