Trouble connecting classic LX200 to PC
Posted 23 November 2012 - 11:40 PM
LX200 not responding. Please check communications port settings, power and connections to the control system.
Any ideas? Ive tried it on with 2 computers and the same thing is happening. Im using the usb to serial from Plugable.com I read about it and it seemed like others had alot of luck with it. Im running windows 7 if that makes any difference.
Posted 24 November 2012 - 09:55 AM
Posted 24 November 2012 - 01:25 PM
Posted 24 November 2012 - 02:39 PM
Im using the usb to serial from Plugable.com I read about it and it seemed like others had alot of luck with it. Im running windows 7 if that makes any difference.
USB to COM adapters are probably the biggest cause of frustration for people attempting to control their telescopes with a PC.
Prove the individual components are working. Start with the mount. Can you try to control it with another computer? If you have a PC with a real com port available, try that. If you have to take the telescope to a friends computer and try it. That will at least prove that the mount's RS-232 port and cable are working.
If the mount works with another PC then replace the USB adapter.
Ideally you would want to find someone that is controlling the same mount with a PC and try your equipment with that.
Posted 24 November 2012 - 05:07 PM
"The scope appears to be an unrecognized meade scope type. Check the ASCOM-Standards.org web site for driver updates."
I just installed all the meade stuff on there and still have the same error.
Posted 24 November 2012 - 05:12 PM
Posted 24 November 2012 - 07:21 PM
Posted 25 November 2012 - 10:34 AM