See the bottom of pg 65 in this document.
Thanks. Well I read that part and I guess if I compare it to a Gemini then it comes down to the following.
AP does not allow to set a limit further the -90 or +90 degrees eg. the DEC axis can not move further down then horizontal.
Enabling the so called Meridian delay does allow it by defining an amount of time which has to be found by trial and error until one know does the camera or whatever hits the pier or the tripod Â¿ correct ?
Then if I take my Gemini control I just slew to the safe position on each side and I set mi Safety limits on the EAST and WEST side and I have the meridian delay on my Gemini Â¿ correct ?
For example I have a GM-8 here and the safety limits I set are EAST side 100Â° and WEST side 100Â° and my understanding then that If I would have set this on an AP mount I would have had to specify for each side a Meridian delay of 40 minutes eg. 10Â° Â¿ correct ?
Gemini offers also a command named " Set GoTo "
See Instruction Manual page 68 point 184.108.40.206.6 "Set Safety Limit " and following pages ...
If I compare this, it is easier to define a forced meridian flip in Gemini as you just define when to do it. With an adjustment Set GoTo : 90 then that defines that any object beyond the meridian (90Â°) will force Gemini to locate the Telescope on the EAST side of the Mount ...
A practical case would be that if the meridian time is 12:00 and the object is at 12:15 and you have 40 minutes eg. 10Â° of reserve on the east side then Gemini will position the telescope on the east side. Should the object be further away then 10Â° to the West, seen from the meridian then, then Gemini will not move Â¿? or will it move to the West side (if I have more then 10Â° on the West side) if there the limit is more then 10Â°Â¿? as the safety limit on the East side is only 10Â°. Â¿ Is it ?
Will have to test this next time I am in the Observatory