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mrramsey
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Control LX90 via laptop and Stellarium? new
      #5531723 - 11/21/12 08:56 AM

Has anyone successfully made a connection to a laptop and remote controlled their LX90 scope with Stellarium? I would like to try it but not sure where to start.

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Re: Control LX90 via laptop and Stellarium? new [Re: mrramsey]
      #5532015 - 11/21/12 11:19 AM

I think there is a video of it on Youtube?

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Re: Control LX90 via laptop and Stellarium? new [Re: mrramsey]
      #5532467 - 11/21/12 03:17 PM

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Has anyone successfully made a connection to a laptop and remote controlled their LX90 scope with Stellarium? I would like to try it but not sure where to start.




http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/lx90/


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mrramsey
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Re: Control LX90 via laptop and Stellarium? new [Re: REC]
      #5532472 - 11/21/12 03:18 PM

Nope not that I saw. What cabling do you need to connect the LX90 to the PC? just the Meade #504 with a serial to usb?

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CORONA
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Re: Control LX90 via laptop and Stellarium? new [Re: mrramsey]
      #5614580 - 01/09/13 10:00 PM

Check to see if the 504 cable is the right one, assuming that it is, and you have the usb connector, you're set. It's not difficult at all. Hook it up and chances are it will link right up.
Mine works perfect. You may need the right ASCOM files and you should be set. I use AstroPlanner which is the best in my opinion, for navigating and logging. Then use Stellarium and Virtual Moon Altlas. All of them have telescope control.

Edited by CORONA (01/09/13 10:07 PM)


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Re: Control LX90 via laptop and Stellarium? [Re: mrramsey]
      #5621575 - 01/13/13 08:19 PM

Yes it works fine. You need a 505 cable Item #: 07505 and a USB to RS-232 (Serial) Adapter #07507 if your PC does not have a serial port. In Stellarium you select LX200 compatible.


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Has anyone successfully made a connection to a laptop and remote controlled their LX90 scope with Stellarium? I would like to try it but not sure where to start.




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