Do Skyprodigy and SkyFi work together?
Posted 19 February 2013 - 08:19 PM
I've asked Celestron, Southern Stars,and the good folks at Optcorp and no one seems to have a definitive answer as to whether they will work together.
Has anyone had any experience with the two in combination?
Posted 20 February 2013 - 12:48 PM
Other than this suggestion I'm still not sure. WC
Posted 21 February 2013 - 06:22 PM
The SkyProdigy hand controller (StarSense) RS232 port appears dead. I posted something about it here:
Anyway, last May I contacted Celestron, and they said there was a good chance for a firmware update at the end of 2012. I've been waiting patiently and I contacted them again (about a week ago), and it looks like June or July.
They are releasing a StarSense accessory that will fit other telescopes, so my guess that will have updated firmware which will enable the RS232 port:
Posted 21 February 2013 - 06:31 PM
Posted 21 February 2013 - 07:04 PM
I saw your post and was hoping you'd gotten it resolved.
I also have a Meade LX200 GPS and am looking for a solution I can use for both scopes.
I guess I'll have to be patient until this summer.
In the meantime, if the firmware update comes out and you get everything to work, would you make a post to either this group or the computers/software forum and fill us in?
Thanks a lot!
Posted 21 February 2013 - 07:29 PM
Posted 21 February 2013 - 07:34 PM
Posted 20 May 2013 - 03:37 AM
I have a skyprodigy 130, it doesn't work with skyfi but I bought nexstar+(Item # 93988) HC and it works with skyfi. However you have to choose another type of celectron telescope(SLT or LCM) to make it work from sky safari setup.