Hello! I purchased a LSM9DS1 in order to help me detect where my telescope is positioned since it is difficult for the Windows PC computer that controls the telescope to talk with the Pi that controls the box observatory while keeping VNC and TeamViewer active with the home computer inside the house.
First, is there a python library for this chip? I found a C++ library on GitHub, and it works fine. However, I don't know C++ and am just getting to know python, so I would prefer a python library.
Second, is this the right chip to use for this purpose? When the observing run starts, the telescope will need to point to, and takes images of, a special flat field light source. Those exposures will be used to normalize the star images. I want to place the LSM9D31 on the scope in order to let Pi know when the telescope points at the light source so that the Pi can be turn it on and then when the telescope moves away so that the Pi can turned it off. It seems to me that, with the 9 degrees of data of the chip, it should provide consistent directional information when the scope points to the same place where the light source is, correct?
Thank you and best regards.