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Telescope mount position control


telescope [options] [set | get] [commands]


The options are as follows:


(specify nothing, one or more option)
print Right Ascension in degrees
print Declination in degrees
print Azimuth (180 deg = sud)
print Altitude
print Hour Angle
print Julian date
sychronisation,(1=values are probably correct)
print status of moving telescope
RA and Dec velocities in format current/max
(every option needs additional argument(s))
RA Dec set the Equatorial coordinates in degrees
HA Dec set the Equatorial coordinates (I. kind) in degrees
RA Dec calibrate Equatorial the coordinates in degrees
[ddd.d..] add value (may be negative) to R.A. in degrees
[ddd.d..] add value (may be negative) to Dec in degrees
[+|-] for continue slew without endpoint
[+|-] for continue slew without endpoint
! stop slew in Right Ascension
! stop slew in Declination
set velocity of Right Ascension in degrees per second
set velocity of Declination in degress per seconds
set velocity of the hour clock
on start the hour clock
off stop the hour clock


address[:port] hostname of server, default to local
don't print telescope status during setting of telescope
show progress indicator (on new line)
print this info

Setting of environment variable TELESCOPE_HOST is equivalent to -host option.

Reporting Bugs


Not found except listed on

See Also

nightview(1). See the /usr/share/doc/nightview-doc directory for description. Homepage:


This manual page was written by F. Hroch <>, for the Debian GNU/Linux system (but may be used by others).


February 2016 Telescope mount position control User Commands