Meade LXD75 Mount and Aux port
Posted 24 May 2010 - 02:37 PM
Does the AUX port/plug accept a guider (like a SBIG ST-402)or an autoguider (like Meade Autoguider)?
Posted 24 May 2010 - 02:44 PM
Posted 24 May 2010 - 03:58 PM
What I did was install the ASCOM drivers for MEADE. Connect the SSAG Autoguider, started the software and selected Mount>ASCOM>MEADE.
The first couple of times when using the cheap USB to Serial connector I purchased (not the one I recommended) I couldn't get the laptop to connect to the Mount, when I realized the laptop had a serial connection, no more issues. I am even able to use the Autostar software to connect and control the mount.
You will need several items:
1) USB To Serial Connection
2) Serial to Phone Line connection
3) The phone line (its a 6 pin width at the USB port and 4 pin at the handcontroller).
USB to Serial (above)
Serial to Phone Jack and Cables, I got mine from EBAY. 505 Cable
Posted 22 November 2012 - 06:51 PM
Posted 24 November 2012 - 06:45 PM
I keep reading about connecting the SSAG as a step but how --do I use both jacks on the SSAG or just the usb since there is no direct link to LXD75 mount? I have a Meade 505 cable from computer to the handbox and can drive the mount with Stellarium. I have the usb from computer to SSAG, but cannot connect to scope in PHD due to ASCOM error. Does SSAG drive out the same 505 cable to the handbox? Otherwise it appears I have to disconnect SSAG from handbox and reconnect Stellarium to handbox each time I want to change target locations?
You don't have to use "in-camera" guiding, you can just connect the SSAG to the laptop using the USB cable and use PHD guiding to guide the mount through the 505 cable from the laptop. It's much less complicated and works very well.