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Jeff55
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SKYQ with CGEM
      #5320595 - 07/16/12 03:25 PM

Just got notified my SkyQ wifi controller is on its' way....anyone using this and any success with align function.

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budman1961
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Re: SKYQ with CGEM new [Re: Jeff55]
      #5321908 - 07/17/12 12:37 PM

I thought I read somewhere that the SkyQ and Link system were for CPC and Nexstar units only......

Andy


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frank17601A
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Re: SKYQ with CGEM new [Re: budman1961]
      #5321987 - 07/17/12 01:29 PM

That is incorrect.

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rmollise
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Re: SKYQ with CGEM new [Re: budman1961]
      #5322012 - 07/17/12 01:52 PM

Quote:

I thought I read somewhere that the SkyQ and Link system were for CPC and Nexstar units only......

Andy




No. They will work with just about any NexStar scope (which includes CPC, CGEM, CG5, CGE Pro, etc.). You do need an Aux Port.


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Jim Romanski
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Re: SKYQ with CGEM new [Re: rmollise]
      #5322206 - 07/17/12 04:02 PM

Quote:

You do need an Aux Port.




Originally, that's what they said. But here's the latest from their instruction sheet:

"A. Direct Connect Mode – SkyQ Link connects the telescope directly to your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch.

1. Plug the SkyQ Link module into the telescope’s AUX or Hand Control port.
Make sure that the switch on the side is in the UP position for Direct Connect Mode, as shown in Figure 2, then power on the telescope.

NOTE: When controlling the telescope with the SkyQ App, you do not need to have
your telescope hand controller plugged in. The exception is for NexStar SE 4/5
users, who must leave the hand controller attached to the telescope."


I'm still waiting to hear back from Celestron on why the app crashes when trying to use it for alignment.


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rmollise
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Re: SKYQ with CGEM new [Re: Jim Romanski]
      #5322242 - 07/17/12 04:24 PM

Even better...

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jbaynard
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Re: SKYQ with CGEM new [Re: rmollise]
      #5325596 - 07/19/12 06:44 PM

I received my SkyQ link today, I performed a test alignment (3 star) inside the house approximating the position of the stars. The process worked without crashing the app and appeared to work as far as I could tell. I did however have a couple of app crashes but determined these crashes seem to be related to losing association between my SkyQ link and my Iphone while using direct mode. Anxious to try it out tonight. (Using it with a CPC 1100 btw.)

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frank17601A
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Re: SKYQ with CGEM new [Re: jbaynard]
      #5327463 - 07/20/12 08:53 PM

I have not been able to get it to work on my iphone, But no problems on my IPAD...make sure you set the port to 2000.

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wrz0170
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Re: SKYQ with CGEM new [Re: frank17601A]
      #5327469 - 07/20/12 08:58 PM

I will be watching this as at the present moment, I have Sky Safari for my CGEM. Is anyone else using SF and SKYQ for comparison?

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pgrunwald
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Re: SKYQ with CGEM new [Re: wrz0170]
      #5528516 - 11/19/12 06:17 PM

How about with a CGE?

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