Pinout of the AUX port on a Celestron CG5 mount ??
Posted 16 June 2010 - 09:39 PM
Posted 17 June 2010 - 07:56 AM
Posted 17 June 2010 - 08:48 AM
You are required to use the NextRemote software.
Connect to your mount via the PC port. You need to by it from Celestron or make your own.
In NextRemote, set the "virtual port" to a desired number. Configure your external software to look at that port.
No more need for a hand box connection to the mount.
Posted 17 June 2010 - 09:23 AM
External device connectivity is usually done through either of the two serial ports. One is on the base of the HC and the other is on some (but not the CG-5) mounts and is marked as a PC port. It is highly preferable to use these serial ports as the protocol is well known and being serial they are a bit more impervious to being abused with voltage on the wrong pins and such.
The HC and Aux ports are TTL level ports (and therefore are easily damaged electrically), the only devices produced by Celestron for them are the port expansion kit and the external GPS unit.
Posted 17 June 2010 - 10:13 AM
Posted 17 June 2010 - 11:22 AM