Orion StarShoot II Control Software issue
Posted 18 October 2013 - 10:03 AM
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Posted 18 October 2013 - 05:03 PM
Your video camera seems to be the Orion StarShoot Deep Space Video Camera II (DSVC-II), a derivative of Mintron's videocam.
Included with the videocam is a USB video capture dongle. This gives you the ability top view/capture/record the videocam's video output from a PC.
What is not included is an IMHO expensive ($99) USB-RS232 serial port dongle, which has a special mini-DIN 8 pin connector on the RS232 serial side to plug into the back of the videocam.
That cable is for the PC control software to talk to the videocam to control it, which is equivalent to manually pushing the 5 buttons in the back of videocam.
There are other DIY methods to remotely control the cam, not always needed to use Orion's solution.
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