Rotator Setup

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Color Coding

Throughout the Setup workspace, Voyager uses color to indicate the following:

  • Black: A normal setting
  • Gold or Yellow: Use caution when changing as things may not work well or as expected
  • Red: Use extreme care when changing this setting - the wrong value can damage your equipment or the imaging session may fail

Rotator Setup Workspace

Click the Rotator button in the Setup workspace to display the Rotator Setup window:

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Rotator Choice

Select your rotator from the drop-down list at the top of the Rotator Setup window:

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  • The options are None for no rotator and ASCOM Rotator for a rotator controlled via an ASCOM driver.
  • Click the ASCOM button to choose the ASCOM driver for your rotator


Rotator Workaround

The Rotator Workaround panel of the Rotator Setup workspace contains a workaround for rotators that require a delay after finishing the move and before resuming exposures:

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  • Wait Time After Rotator FInished Move: Check the box and enter the delay time in seconds if your rotator requires Voyager to delay the next action after the rotator move finishes. This can be helpful if your rotator returns from the "Move" command before it actually finishes the rotation, or if a delay is required after the move completes to allow vibrations to settle down. Some rotator drivers report rotation is finished before the rotator has actually stopped. This can cause elongated stars if the next exposure starts immediately


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