This is cross-posted from DC3 dreams hoping for a touch of insight here:
Have made considerable progress with the help of the folks at Pier-tech. This is I am afraid rocket science. My current status is that the roof opens and closes reliably using their control panel or their remote software, which communicates through COMM 16.
Where things get a but hairy is when I try to integrate this into ACP. If I engage Dome control the roof opens nicely but when it closes it first parks the mount (I like this as it parks well below the roof), then closes but then the system locks up. I am using APCC and APCC hangs solidly enough I have to reboot.
Things I have to learn include the scripting language and I am just using the standard shut down script that came with Expert Scheduler.
I do not want to divorce myself from APCC since that software gives me nice modeling slews and great guiding performance....
Any insights appreciated as I am about to go off the high dive into scripting (I think).
As I write this, probably a first step is to disable APCC and just do a direct connect to the mount with APC and see if everything closes correctly.
Thanks for the support here...