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samm
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Switched mounts: will PHD Guiding still work?
      #5943662 - 06/27/13 07:17 PM


I used PHD Guiding with my Meade LX200 GPS ... but I just I bought a Skywatcher HEQ5 mount ... do I need new drivers or ASCOM files or anything like that, or should the program still work with the different mount?Thanks


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CA Stargazer
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Loc: Milpitas, California
Re: Switched mounts: will PHD Guiding still work? new [Re: samm]
      #5943820 - 06/27/13 09:05 PM

Which guider are you using?
If it has a built-in ST4 port, it should interface with the HEQ5's guider port.
Otherwise you'll need eqmod.
http://eq-mod.sourceforge.net/


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rmollise
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Re: Switched mounts: will PHD Guiding still work? new [Re: CA Stargazer]
      #5943906 - 06/27/13 10:19 PM

Quote:

Which guider are you using?
If it has a built-in ST4 port, it should interface with the HEQ5's guider port.
Otherwise you'll need eqmod.
http://eq-mod.sourceforge.net/




No he will not. At most, if he is guiding over the serial port rather than the autoguide port, he will need the Celestron ASCOM driver, which includes SynScan.


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Coastal
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Re: Switched mounts: will PHD Guiding still work? new [Re: rmollise]
      #5943999 - 06/27/13 11:23 PM

Quote:

Quote:

Which guider are you using?
If it has a built-in ST4 port, it should interface with the HEQ5's guider port.
Otherwise you'll need eqmod.
http://eq-mod.sourceforge.net/




No he will not. At most, if he is guiding over the serial port rather than the autoguide port, he will need the Celestron ASCOM driver, which includes SynScan.




While he may not -need- EQMOD, he could certainly benefit from it. Better yet, with the proper cable (like Shoestring's USB2EQ5 or whatever its called) the hand controller becomes optional.


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rmollise
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Re: Switched mounts: will PHD Guiding still work? new [Re: Coastal]
      #5944379 - 06/28/13 08:29 AM

"Need" and "benefit" are two different things...and not what he was asking.

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