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Gear Tab

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The Gear tab is the control center for the additional devices of your imaging kit - Telescope/Mount, Focuser, Filter Wheel, Rotator. If you don't need or don't use a section click on the small button in the upper right corner to collapse it and to save screen space.
 
Use Shift+Click on the Gear tab button in order to make the tab a floating window. Click on the "x" button or use Shift+Click to dock it back.
 
Use Ctrl+Click on all Connect Buttons to forget the selected driver and prevent auto connecting.
 
Gear Tab
 
1

Mount / Telescope

1.  Mount / Telescope
 
Controls the Telescope/Mount. For detailed information see the section Telescope.
 
2

Guiding

2. Guiding
 
This section shows the status and gives control over the guiding process. For detailed information see the section Guiding.
3

Focuser

3.  Focuser
 
Controls the Focusers. For detailed information see the section Focusers.
 
4

Filter Wheel

4. Filter Wheel
 
Controls the Filter Wheel. For detailed information see the section Filter Wheel.
 
5

Rotator

5. Rotator
 
Controls the Rotator. For detailed information see the section Rotator.
 
6

Ports Hub

6. Ports Hub
 
Controls the Ports / Switches Hub. For detailed information see the section Ports Hub.
 
7

INDIGO / INDI

7. INDIGO / INDI
 
Opens/Closes the INDIGO / INDI Panel gives control over connection to INDIGO / INDI server.
 
See INDIGO / INDI Section.
 
8

Lens Control

8. Lens Control
 
Opens/Closes the EOS Lens Control aid. It gives control over the attached EOS lens and allows to make precise auto-focus using FWHM (Full Width Half Maximum) or HFD (Half Flux Diameter) metrics. This method is better than camera built-in auto-focus which is not optimized for astro-photography.
 
 
9

Panel / Cover

9. Panel / Cover
 
Controls the Flats Panel / Cover. For detailed information see the section Flats Panel / Cover.
 
10

Web Cameras

10. Web Cameras
 
Opens/Closes the Web Cameras panel that allows connection to web camera and have a look on the setup.
 
See Web Cameras Section..
 
11

Extra Devices

11. Extra Devices
 
Opens/Closes the Extra Devices Panel that gives control over additional devices.
 
See Extra Devices Section.
 
12

Meade Specific

12.  Meade Specific
 
Gives access to Meade specific features. For detailed information see the section Meade Specific.