On 4/30/2014 4:05 PM, Lynne Jolitz wrote:
You can't use the sensor information filtered through a traditional java app. Instead you must access the raw data using the C++ dev library access to the underlying raw sensor information at the HAL layer (hardware abstraction layer). This actually got discussed at a Lab 126 talk a few months back.
If you don't use *and* process the raw information appropriately, the slew lags, making the app too imprecise for your needs. This is due to the lag induced by the filters and an inappropriate selection of mathematical distribution for use with astronomical equipment. One must use the raw data and then use the correct distribution (in this case, a Kent distribution). Then one uses techniques to minimize delays. It's actually a subtle area of app development and not the province of script kiddies.
Hope this helps. I'd like to see a better astro app for this purpose myself. Get developing. ;-)