Celestron CPC800 and Cartes du Ciel
Posted 11 March 2013 - 08:54 AM
I have a Celestron CPC800. The telescope is in Brasil.
My laptop is a Dell 64-bits, running Windows 7 in Portuguese and Cartes Du Ciel, version 3.6. Recently I bought from Celestron, the RS232 with USB-to-serial adapter, which will be available to me by the end of April.
I downloaded the Platform ACSOM 6 SP1, and the "Celestron ACSOM Driver Information." Following the instructions, I set up the Cartes du Ciel for the CPC800.
The questions that I have right now are:
1 - In the instructions, Chris Rowland (who wrote the driver) says "set the Com port number ... is the only thing that is essential." Since I am semi-literate in computers: how to determine to which Com port is the "RS232 with USB-to-serial adapter" connected?
2 - He also writes: "Very little testing has been done in the Southern hemisphere or with non English version of Windows." Is anyone running Cartes du Ciel in these conditions?
Thanks in advance,
Posted 11 March 2013 - 09:17 AM
In Windows, from the Start Menu, go to Control Panel and Device Managere. With your USB to serial converter plugged in, you'll see an entry in the tree for comm port. Expand that and it will tell you what the number is. Be aware that if you plug the converter into a different USB port next time, the number can change.
Posted 11 March 2013 - 10:36 AM
Posted 11 March 2013 - 02:24 PM
Posted 11 March 2013 - 04:53 PM
I've not heard about any recent issues with Southern Hemisphere operation, and it should be OK with different decimal point separators as well.