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#1 Victor Toth

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Posted 09 April 2010 - 11:28 PM

Hello,

I just purchased a used skywatcher HEQ5, it's and older model that doesn't have the upgradeable firmware on the synscan controller.

I'm just wondering if I can still connect it via my laptop and run the mount using Starry Night for example.

#2 Victor Toth

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Posted 10 April 2010 - 05:42 PM

Anyone running synscan v2.05?

#3 Jim7728

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Posted 10 April 2010 - 05:56 PM

I think your looking for a EQMOD type setup.

I don't have any experience with it, but you can start looking here.

http://eq-mod.source...introindex.html

#4 Chris Rowland

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Posted 11 April 2010 - 02:06 AM

Try it, use the Celestron ASCOM driver.

I think the earlier Synscan controlers emulated the original Nexstar protocol, the driver send test messages to sort out what protocol to use.

Chris


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