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coinboy1
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Nexstar 11 GPS + Stellarium + Mac = SUCCESS!
      #6163161 - 10/28/13 06:57 PM

Hello,

Just got Stellarium to slew my Nexstar 11 GPS using my MacBook. It took a few tries with different drivers to get it to work on my 10.8.5 version of OSX. I bought a cheap PL2303 USB to RS232 clone from eBay and it has some hang-up issues with slewing but when can be worked with if you disconnect and connect in the telescope plug-in portion of the software. I really like using Stellarium so I can find what faint fuzzies are nearby. Its nice to see what NGC/IC objects are nearby because not a lot of people image these objects as compared to some of the more popular objects.

Now, all I have to do is convince the wife that building an observatory in the backyard will actually save time...


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Whuppy
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Reged: 08/20/13

Loc: Ortonville, MI
Re: Nexstar 11 GPS + Stellarium + Mac = SUCCESS! new [Re: coinboy1]
      #6201507 - 11/18/13 11:33 AM

What version is your MC and HC?

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Bruce N
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Re: Nexstar 11 GPS + Stellarium + Mac = SUCCESS! new [Re: coinboy1]
      #6201733 - 11/18/13 01:40 PM

How accurate is Stellarium in directing the slewing?

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