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Quote:...when I went to calibrate the mount I got an error message saying that the mount did not move far enough to do a calibration. I can only assume that means the mount was not moving at all.
Quote: Remember to use ONLY the ST-4 cable that came with the guider (not others you may have)
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Quote:I assume you already checked "On-Camera" under "Mount" pull-down menu like your thread title?If you did, then the only thing I can think of is faulty white ST-4 autoguider cable that came with Lodestar. Not the first time I've heard.
Quote:Here's the brain info I used. When going through the calibration, I could not detect any mount movement at all.
Quote:I just remembered that Lodestar can have a good number of hot pixels. It's pretty easy to tell a difference between hot pixels and stars. Hot pixels look too good to be stars.
Quote:Patrick you're the second person I know with same problem on same mount. A faulty ST-4 was rule out when using the SX guiding software all work. On other threads out CN I found that was possible that a driver from the SX installation disk came without the proper driver that PHD needs. In my opinion contacting Terry at SX can be productive. Other failed try's was to install an older version of PHD. Good Luck
Quote:There are several drivers for SX cameras depending on Operating System and 32 or 64 bits:
Quote:I notice that the drivers are for USB 2.0 or 1.1. I've had my USB hub connected to a USB 3.0 port. Do you suppose that could make any difference? I can try hooking it up to one of the USB 2.0 ports to see if it makes a difference.
Quote: I should have mentioned, USB 3.0 didn't work for me. I had to plug into USB 2.0 port for PHD to work properly. I would also suggest removing hub from the equation. I think you are close to solving your problem. Thx
Quote:What computer, Operating System and is it 32 or 64 bits? If you have USB 3.0, it sounds like you have a new computer.
Quote:I will try plugging into the USB 2.0 port.
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Quote:Hi Patrick,If you did, then the only thing I can think of is faulty white ST-4 autoguider cable that came with Lodestar. Not the first time I've heard.Peter