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#1 ManuelJ

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Posted 11 March 2013 - 10:14 AM

Hi,

I've received this mount and I would like to connect it to iPad in AZ mode.

Questions:

1) Is it compatible?.
2) What cables are needed?.

I hope someone has done it in the past and I'm not the first! :grin:

Regards,
Manuel.

#2 HowardK

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Posted 11 March 2013 - 12:05 PM

Very easy...


Buy southern star's amazing sky safari planetarium from app store ..put on ipad...the best planetarium there is btw...
Buy skyfi wireless dodah from southern stars
Specify cable to connect to SynScan
This cable connects to the cable that comes with the az eq6 mount for firmware updates thru the hand control
Ipad automatically finds the skyfi network
Control full mount functions from ipad

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Posted 11 March 2013 - 12:07 PM

Or ...

Buy self contained cable from Carbon 12 ....this connects the skyfi dodah directly to the synscan hand control

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Posted 12 March 2013 - 04:56 PM

There is an issue with one of the directional arrows (I believe it is the left one). The button is non-functional. I know the guys at Southern Stars are aware of it and were in the process of getting hold of a mount to test it. I think there was one more issue which I do not recall. Otherwise it works.

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Posted 12 March 2013 - 05:34 PM

There is an issue with one of the directional arrows (I believe it is the left one). The button is non-functional. I know the guys at Southern Stars are aware of it and were in the process of getting hold of a mount to test it. I think there was one more issue which I do not recall. Otherwise it works.

JohnD


I never had this problem when last controlled the az eq6 in altaz mode with skysafari/skyfi/ipad

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Posted 13 March 2013 - 06:09 PM

Howard,

That's interesting. There are a couple of posts (one by me) in the Southern Stars Yahoo Group indicating the problem. The left directional arrow was a problem in EQ mode. Another person found an additional problem in Alt-Az mode. What Synscan firmware version do you have? SS was still working on it.

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Posted 13 March 2013 - 06:42 PM

I will have to double check this tomorrow

Will post back

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Posted 14 March 2013 - 07:33 AM

My firmware version is 3.32

My ipad via skysafari and skyfi controls the az eq6 in altaz perfectly

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Posted 14 March 2013 - 07:28 PM

Does this company "Carbon 12" have a website?

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Posted 15 March 2013 - 02:47 AM

Does this company "Carbon 12" have a website?


http://www.carbon12astro.com/

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Posted 15 March 2013 - 05:40 AM

Artcarter

Email carbon 12 re the cable to connect skyfi to synscan....i dont think it is listed on the site...they will reply to your email






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