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Autoguiding em200 with DSI

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#1 lernerda

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Posted 26 April 2009 - 09:19 AM

I am about to purchase an em200, and looking to guide using my dsi-C. Can anybody help me with how to information? Software?

#2 jrcrilly

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Posted 26 April 2009 - 09:23 AM

The easiest way would be to use PhD software, a GPUSB, and the Shoestring astronomy Tak guiding adaptor. The SBIG guide cable that comes with the mount can be adapted to work with the GPUSB but the guide adaptor is easier.

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Posted 26 April 2009 - 11:00 AM

Shoestring astronomy Tak guiding adaptor. Not expensive, $18.

I already the DB-9 to RJ-11 Adapter that came with the camera and a usb-serial cable. This has already worked in controlling my meade lx90 with the computer. Do I still need to purchase the GPUSB from showstring?

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Posted 26 April 2009 - 11:12 AM

Shoestring astronomy Tak guiding adaptor. Not expensive, $18.

I already the DB-9 to RJ-11 Adapter that came with the camera and a usb-serial cable. This has already worked in controlling my meade lx90 with the computer. Do I still need to purchase the GPUSB from showstring?


I dunno. I've never heard of anyone guiding a Tak mount via the serial port, and I've never tried it myself. I don't know whether the Temma Ascom driver implements the necessary commands or not. If I ever get some sky, I can check and see.

#5 iriise

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Posted 27 April 2009 - 12:06 AM

The ASCOM driver does support guiding through the serial port!


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