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Quote:Does PHD require drivers that are not installed when the PHD software is downloaded and installed?I own a Skywatcher EQ5P and use a Windows 7 laptop to control Nebulosity. Last night, I attempted to begin learning to use my SSAG with PHD, but could never get PHD to see the mount.The SSAG is connected to the computer via a USB cable, and to the mount's guideport via the included network cable. PHD started fine, and seemd to display an image from the camera, but when i attempted to connect to the mount I received an error message indicating a problem with the ASCOM driver.This morning I found the PHD manual on-line and noticed there are several versions of drivers listed, but not much in the way of explanations about which ones (if any) to use with specific mounts.If one of you might have experience with this mount and with the SSAG and PHD, I'd appreciate some help with the best settings to use for the connection dialog boxes.
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Quote:So - does PHD retain settings from one session to another, or do I need to save the file?
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Quote:I met with the same problems recently. The way I fixed it is in the Mount manu choose "on camera" but not "ASCOM". Because the camera is controlling the mount, not the computer via ASCOM.I have a question about SSAG/PHD as well and I wonder if I can post it here:When I am doing the calibration, firstly I believe it moves along RA from the original position and come back to cailbrate RA movement; This step works fine. Then it moves along DEC for about 60 steps, but it can't come back, and waring shows:"DEC calibration failed: Turning off DEC guiding". Does anyone knows what's the problem? Should I increase the calibration step in the brain manu?Thanks!