Nickel POCO User's Guide

Table of Contents

Menu & Title Bar
Target Panel
Position Display
Guider Buttons
Dome Status
Limit Status
Time Display
Virtual Joystick
Manual Slew
Offset Telescope
Guider Offsets
Guider - CCD Setup
Non-Sidereal Rates
Focus Telescope
Home Telescope
Park Telescope
Manual Dome
All Limits Status
Message Log
Starlist & Starchart

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Manual Slew

POCO's manual slew panel permits the observer to manually move the telescope at full slew (or full set) speeds. Choose "Slew" or "Set" and push and hold the desired button to move the telescope in that direction.

While manually moving at slew speed may at times be the appropriate choice, it is not recommended for routine use. For large moves, it is generally preferred to enter coordinates in the target panel on POCO's Main Window. East-West moves may be entered as a Right Ascension, or, if tracking is off, as an Hour Angle.

Smaller moves may also be made by entering new coordinates in the target panel, or by using either the Offset Telescope panel or the Virtual Joystick.
Last modified: Tue May 12 16:50:18 PDT 2009