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#1 pizzaboy71

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Posted 24 June 2009 - 09:52 AM

i like to use my webcam with phd to guide with my cg5 mount what cables would i need to buy to get it running?

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Posted 24 June 2009 - 11:13 AM

Assuming this is the cg5-gt, you need the rs-232 cable sold here:

http://www.amazon.co...e/dp/B0000665UZ

and depending on if your computer has a rs-232 port or USB only you may need a RS-232 to USB cable which you can get here for $15 (it is close to $60 through Celestron)

https://www.crystalf...p?product=cable

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Posted 24 June 2009 - 11:17 AM



ps- that is the physical cables but you will also need the ASCOM software platform (free).

And this is also assuming 32 bit Windows OS.

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Posted 24 June 2009 - 12:10 PM

yes it is a cg5-gt mount. that's good news because i thought that i mite need a Shoestring Astronomy GPUSB cable to. already have ascom software and yes running 32 bit windows . thanks mark

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Posted 24 June 2009 - 03:49 PM

yes it is a cg5-gt mount. that's good news because i thought that i mite need a Shoestring Astronomy GPUSB cable to. already have ascom software and yes running 32 bit windows . thanks mark


You will need that Shoestring adapter if you are planning to guide through the autoguide port. If you are going to guide through the serial port on the HC, though, yeah, all you need is the cable and PHD Guiding (free).






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