Found this thread, kicked off by Bobby's original post, by looking for support in getting my Evo mount and StarSense updated. The original post gave me tons of Info already, but what got me over the finish line yesterday were Johnny's and Eduardo's tips below.
@Bobby, thanks for your original post, it pointed me in the first clear and structured direction.
And thank you to everyone for having kept the thread alive and up to date. As Johnny rightly wrote, we're all on updated Tech by now.
@Johnny, thanks for the link for the Prolific driver, this one worked for me. For some reason, the other links didn't help, must have been outdated.
@Eduardo, thanks for detailing the steps to manually search for the serial port number. Have looked at the Terminal app before but never really used it so yesterday was a first.
Clear skies to you all!
Here's my take on what worked for me when I couldn't get my MacBook Pro USB-C to detect my telescope.
Once you have your device connected to your USB port, preferably your device and nothing else (I needed a USB to USB-C adapter, obviously), launch Terminal app and type the following:ls /dev/cu*
You should then get all your connected devices listed. Try finding one that says cu.usbserial-xxxx (1450 in my case). Once you get that, go into Celestrons Firmware Manager's settings and set it to:
Hopefully this will make your device visible to the manager.
Another thanks here, worked a treat.
As this is now an old thread, and we're all on new technology, I'll do another simple list of steps in case it helps.
- 2020 MacBook Pro, USB-C ports
- Big Sur 11.3.1 (the latest, as of writing)
- Plain old USB-A to USB-mini cable, plus Apple USB-C to USB-A adapter
- New (woohoo!) Celestron 6SE
Steps for success :-)
- Install the Prolific driver.
- Note there are two links on the page. Confusingly the one at the top isn't coloured and doesn't look like a link! This got me first time.
- So you need the top one, which is currently v2.1.0. The lower one is v1.5.1 and this will not run on Big Sur.
- Don't forget to to go System Preferences > Security & Privacy > General tab and click the Allow button at the bottom. Then reboot.