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corpusse
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Re: Interested in computer control of your CGE? new [Re: Tom Andrews]
      #5899633 - 06/03/13 01:01 PM

thanks for the history lesson, I still think it is silly they could not have designed one port to do both. I mean I know the CGE is old, but it's not that old that something like this would be unthinkable.

Up until reading this thread I've always just turned my scope off and chose last alignment until it needed to be corrected. Hibernate does seem to make a difference although I only briefly tried it thanks to clouds.

Do I really need to upgrade the hand controller? I mean this USB to serial adapter seems to work for everything else except updating the hand controller so if I don't need to I won't bother getting another.

I briefly tried solar imaging from inside. Very neat to be able to make the minor adjustments to have the sun where I want it on the chip. This is my first time doing everything from inside except rolling off the roof and pointing the scope at the sun originally. I then opened nexremote thats why it still says cge ready, I just needed to use it for minor adjustments.



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rmollise
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Re: Interested in computer control of your CGE? new [Re: corpusse]
      #5899642 - 06/03/13 01:03 PM

Quote:

thanks for the history lesson, I still think it is silly they could not have designed one port to do both.




They did. These days you can update both the motor control board and the hand control with the same port. Just took them a few software revisions to get it working.


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PhilCo126
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Reged: 01/14/05

Loc: coastline of Belgium
Re: Interested in computer control of your CGE? new [Re: rmollise]
      #5918455 - 06/13/13 09:59 AM

Anyone tried this with the wireless keyspan USB to Serial adapter ?

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Mkofski
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Re: Interested in computer control of your CGE? new [Re: PhilCo126]
      #5918476 - 06/13/13 10:16 AM

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Anyone tried this with the wireless keyspan USB to Serial adapter ?




I wasn't aware there was a "wireless USB to,serial" adapter. Do yu have a link to one you can post here?


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cn register 5
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Reged: 12/26/12

Re: Interested in computer control of your CGE? [Re: Mkofski]
      #5918703 - 06/13/13 12:49 PM

An alternative to NexRemote that will allow you to make minor centering movements remotely is the Celestron ASCOM driver. It has a small window that has HC buttons that work like the real HC buttons.

As for updating the HC what version do you have?

Chris


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PhilCo126
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Re: Interested in computer control of your CGE? new [Re: cn register 5]
      #6237707 - 12/06/13 04:23 PM

Which Operating System are You using ?

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