I bought a ZWO ASI 120mm camera to use for guiding. It arrived today and I set to work trying to connect it and get it working. I am using PHD2 software. There is a manual included in the CD that came with the camera but it is next to useless. I found another manual on-line but it is four years old and is not relevant to the current version of the ZWO or PHD(I guess.) Appealing to the ZWO site yielded a version of the next to useless manual included on the CD that is made totally useless because it is written mainly in Japanese and I could not begin to read it.
After much frustration and guessing and by-goshing due to the lack of a competent set of instructions, I managed to get the camera and mount (CGEM) to connect to the lap top. However, after 30 seconds the camera connection fails.
I had hoped to be able to make direct connection from the camera to the mount without going through the hand controller. That's one of the reasons why I bought the camera. Right now, I don't care if I have to route the connection through Bungfuzzle, Egypt. I just want to get it working. I have tried through the hand controller as well as directly into the Auto Guide port of the CGEM. I have tried the different drivers available from ZWO for which there is no explanation as to what the differences are. Nothing has worked.
What I am appealing to you forum members for is maybe some info. on where I can find a competent and current manual for dealing with a ZWO camera. If not that, maybe just a set of instructions that works.