Observatory Polling Time

I am writing a ASCOM driver for my roll off roof controller and would like to check if there is a way to change the polling rate for reading the shutter status.

Thank you.


Not at the moment. What I would recommend is caching the status in the driver and then only fetching it on an interval that you deem is appropriate to your hardware. “In general” the ASCOM driver should be able to respond to requests at any frequency from a client and should internally protect the hardware as needed. This can include making sure that your transactions with the hardware are atomic (if needed) and limiting polling.


Hi Jared,
Ok. Got it. I will take your advice.