Photo: Qhy9 mono + qhy 5x2" filter wheel and Baader 2" LRGB, Ha, O3 and S2 filters , Meade DSI Pro 2 as guider, TS 9mm off-axis guider Binoculars: Nikon Action 12x50 Telescopes: Skywatcher Evostar 120ED f7.5 APO + TS 2" flattener Mounts: HEQ5 Pro Eyepieces: Nagler 11mm type6, Pentax XW 7mm, Televue 2X barlow 1.25"
Quote:Ladies & GentsProbably a stupid question - I was under the impression that the autoguiding port on the mount itself was the one you wanted to use.. using the supplied com cable. However, I am unable to connect via Ascom when this cable (or the longer one I purchased) is plugged in there. I hear the mount attempt to engage and then I get an error.When I plug this cable into the SynScan hand controller I have no problems. I am using PHD for guiding and I get the small handbox window up so I can move the mount remotely.Just to expand.. I am using the latest Ascom platform with the latest Celestron drivers which actually gives me a Synscan/Synta option in the property setup window.Am I missing something?? Am I ok to use autoguiding this way??I'll be using a DSI II Pro via PHD for guiding once my QHY8 shows up. Thoughts and opinions plsLeigh
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Quote:Ok.. thanks for the answers.. so just to clarifyIt's ok to use a camera (DSI) with PHD and have PHD do all of the autoguiding calculations and send the controls via the handbox?Or is it better to get the guideport adapter and have the DSI plugged into that and then into the AutoGuide port on the mount.Its rather confusing
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Quote:Best way is to try guiding through ascom and then if you have problems this way to try st4 guiding.
Quote:Quote:Best way is to try guiding through ascom and then if you have problems this way to try st4 guiding. Well, I can GUAR-RON-TEE you'll have problems with autoguiding the first time out. That's the nature of the beast. But I have never noted any difference between serial/ST4 guide quality. I guide ST4 because that's what I've always done and it seems a little simpler to me. But not better.