ASCOM support for Omegon EQ-500-X

Following my porting in C# of its INDI driver, I’m pleased to announce ASCOM support for the Omegon EQ-500-X equatorial mount. Look it up on the scope driver page!

This ASCOM driver is available in version 1.2 and passes the conformance tests successfully. It provides slew-to-coordinates and timed pulse-guiding functionalities, and was tested with Stellarium and TheSkyX.

Note that the ASCOM conformance tester reports two issues, related to the precision of the coordinates. While the validation expects sub-arcsecond precision, that is, with seconds as decimal, the mount does return right ascension and declination with integer seconds. The mount is actually able to adjust under one arcsecond, but will just not report that much precision.

The driver runs with with ASCOM 6.4, and supports 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows 7, 8 and 10. The installer package can be downloaded from my GitHub repository. The source of 1.2 is released under the LGPL-2.1 license.

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