It is almost impossible to help if insufficient information is given. This guide port interface uses optocouplers to electrically isolate the computer from the telescope, eliminating a possible source of electrical interference. Similarly, if you’re guidng with an OAG on your main imaging scope, the focal length will be that of the main scope. To use our products shown below, your mount will need an ST-4 compatible guide port. Exactly what you did, what worked and what did not.

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If your guide camera supports binning many do notyou can specify what level of binning you want to use for this equipment profile. This resulted in damage to the electronics in his mount, as well as damage to the interface adapter. Things to Try First If the driver doesn’t work at all then in the majority of cases it is one of the following causes: These are in constant development, and are usually updated first on the Google Group.

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If you say ‘yes’ to the connection option prompt, PHD2 will attempt to read the current guide speed from the mount. What application you are using. Thanks to webcam technology, it is now easy and much less expensive to set up your own autoguiding system. Altair Camera Image Gallery. A mm refractor guide scope will probably have a focal length in the range of mm, not mm. sacom

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The handset offers Man down and No movement options with integration geolocation. Plug the grey ST4 cable into the camera, and into the mount. Download AltairCapture Windows 3. If you said ‘no’ or if the device doesn’t report its pixel-size, you’ll need to enter the value by hand. Thanks for your patience, and your patronage. Output file formats include. The cable between the PC and the mount it’s worth double checking, this is the source of the majority of problems.

Read the help that comes with the driver. Saying ‘no’ simply means you’ll have to enter the data by hand.

ksb PHD2 never sets the mount asdom speed, it only reads it. It is usually expressed as a multiple of the sidereal rate and is typically in the range of 0. AstroGuider OS X www.

You can also use it as a debugging tool anytime your system is not functioning properly. If you’re using different guide speeds on the RA and Dec axes, enter the larger value. Ascom https: It uses the D4, D5, D6, and D7 lines of the parallel port. The handsets offer Man down and No movement options with integration geolocation. You should use this the first time you set up your system.


We need to know:. In some cases, you may be using a small threaded focal reducer on the guide camera, so that must also be taken into account.

You’ll need a PC or laptop computer, a webcam or other video device, autoguiding software, and some sort of interface so that the computer can talk to your telescope mount and acom it’s motion. If the driver doesn’t work at all then in the majority of cases it is one of the following causes:. Some poorly designed USB to serial connectors can select a different port each time they are connected, especially if they are plugged into a different USB socket or in a different order.

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