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autoguide input for celestron ultima dc servo ?

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#1 Ron359

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Posted 21 October 2013 - 05:35 PM

Does the old 9v Celestron ultima DC servo drive take a standard auto guider camera input for guiding in the hand control jack? maybe with a shoestring adapter? thanks. Ron

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Posted 21 October 2013 - 05:39 PM

No. I couldn't get mine to work with an ST-4 input, anyway. What I had to do was put a relay box between HC input on the Ultima and the guider output. Sorry.

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Posted 21 October 2013 - 06:12 PM

thanks. what sort of relay box, something celestron made or someone else?

Ron

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Posted 24 October 2013 - 05:32 PM

No. I couldn't get mine to work with an ST-4 input, anyway. What I had to do was put a relay box between HC input on the Ultima and the guider output. Sorry.


Just post this for a future 'data point' in case someone has the question. I tried it and it works! No relay. Just using PHD on macbook pro w/ a Shoestring GPUSB.

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Posted 26 October 2013 - 10:08 AM

See my reply here:
http://www.cloudynig...6150122/page...

#6 rmollise

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Posted 26 October 2013 - 10:16 AM

thanks. what sort of relay box, something celestron made or someone else?

Ron


I got it from my camera maker...back then, that was Starlight Xpress...


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