I've got a whole slew of dumb newbie questions but I'll start with this one. I've got a new Sky Watcher EQ6-R Pro mount that I'd like to connect to my PC (mac or windows, I can do either, was planning on Win 10). I tried last night with APT and my EQ6 seems different than a lot of the posts I've read. For the most part I've seen people connect USB to a DB9 serial on the mount or USB to RJ45 using special cables. But my mount doesn't have a DB9 serial connector on it:
The SynScan has a USB host port on it as shown below:
So I tried connecting my USB cable to that and then choosing Utilities and Direct to PC mode and tried to control the mount using APT but it never manged to connect. I fiddled with EQMOD too .. with no effect.
I guess the first question is ... is a direct PC connection supposed to work this way? Or am I supposed to track down a new cable? It's possible I just didn't go through my setup in fine enough detail to get eqmod/ascom working right ... I ended up playing the my camera and gave up on the mount for the night.