They do indeed do everything with a PC running TheSky. Please contact Explore Scientific for more information. All around chip tolerances may take this to twice that, which is why the 78M05 regulator is recommended if adding the focuser chip. Please bear in mind: Most often, all you have to do is select your telescope model from a telescope set up window, enter the proper com port number, and leave the defaults as they are. What had happened is that I could connect to the scope via ASCOM with any of these pieces of software one at a time, but regardless of the order I launched the software, not two programs simulateously.

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If you really can’t determine what the guide speed settings are in the mount, leave the setting at the default value of 0. I’ve tried it with and without MonoBin. Ascom 2X Mount Adaptor Paramount, etc. For the guider portion of the For ascok focuser portion of the Reticule Info.

Setting up all the software on my win10 laptop and getting things to talk to one another is a nightmare. Always compile with all optimizations off.

The only hang-up is that often a new user is not sure which com port the USB – serial device establishes itself as.

Telescope/Mount Drivers

Upon connecting from your software, the scope will be aligned and ready for autostr. Say you send the scope on a go-to from the computer. By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use.


I do it auostar way you are askingI am useing a heq5 mountby useing utility on the handset you see pc driect. You need to be a member in order to leave a comment. The LD is good for twice that. Create an account or sign in to comment You need to be a member in order to leave a comment Create an account Sign up for a new account in our sutostar. By michaelmorrisJuly 23, in Discussions – Software. All that is simple; just download the files, telling Windows you want to open rather than save them, and click through the install dialogs saying yes to everything.

From Jameco no affiliation with them. That is accomplished by installing a printer driver on the computer. I have got the camera ZWO drivers installed and sharpcap can see it and will autostat to it properly.

Meade LX200GPS / R Telescope and Focuser Driver

Below is a list of parts we use for this setup; some are required, some are highly recommended asclm some are optional. Setting up Ethernet communications is a little more involved than serial, but not much, especially if you are used to fracking around acsom your home network to get your computer and printers and routers playing together.

Any input on that socket when the handbox is displaying “Scope parked The last option is the best for most users, but dome users should take the time to use option 2 and fill out the fields.

Autosatr only need this USB Bluetooth dongle if your laptop or desktop computer does not already have Bluetooth capabilities. Now you need to pair the serial Bluetooth adapter with your computer.


It has been reported that this driver also works with the RCX except it doesn’t allow access to its unique features. What is the ultimate in computer control of telescopes? Low torque full steps forward:. External view of assembled functional guider only, looking at Guider port input cord will be black in units supplied.

Assuming autosfar built-in-driver program supports your telescope mount, what do you have to do to get it going? NexRemote and EQMOD allow me to sit at the computer and run everything instead of having to continually get up and go to the scope, or at least hunt around for a cotton-picking hand control.

Register a new account. This driver works with either alt-az mounts like a dobsonian or equatorial mounts.

Technical info on 909 and Aux Bus

For a full rundown on these wonderful programs, investigate the links above, but what both do is add more features including GPS for GPSless autostsrallow everything to be done from the PC without the hand control even being plugged into the mount, and, maybe coolest of all, allow the use of autostaar wireless PC gamepad or even a Wii remote in lieu of the telescope hand control. Raw16 is selected and seems to be the default. Hex files ready for burning included.