EQAlign, Vixen Sphinx and QHY5
Posted 09 April 2011 - 06:03 AM
last night I wanted to use my QHY5 for drift alignment of my Vixen Sphinx mount. I've installed everything that I could think of (EQAlign, Ascom drivers, QHY5 ascom drivers, ...) but I keep getting the error that the software is unable to connect to the mount. I find this very strange since everything works perfectly in PHD Guiding.
Has someone encountered the same problem and if so, how did you solve it?
EDIT: The version of EQAlign is 2.3.6.
Posted 09 April 2011 - 10:03 AM
Remember that you need to use the same USB port in the computer for the camera or else you will need to load the camera drivers again
Hope that helps Pete
Posted 09 April 2011 - 12:38 PM
I don't know if Ascom is needed, the developers placed it in the requirements list.
Posted 19 April 2011 - 04:22 PM
To get the QHY5 working you have to go to the (auto)guide menu and select the config dialogue. After selecting the QHY5 you can guide, drift align, .... with a Vixen Sphinx (and probably every other mount) and the QHY5. A bit counterintuitive to skip f.e. the calibration section but apparently it's the way to go.
@ adamsp123: Thanks for that method. It's definitely a good method but I prefer the "automated" drift alignment of EQAlign.