I am not very good with computers and when I start thinking about Com Ports my head starts to hurt. It all works by magic!
I am using a Celestron CGEM mount and PHD2 for tracking. I would like to use the Celestron application "NexRemote" That would put a virtual hand controller on my computer screen.
PHD2 is connecting to the CGEM mount using "Celestron Telescope Driver (ASCOM)" using COM4 (the only option offered). "NexRemote" uses PC port COM4. (The Only option offered). I have a serial interface connecting a USB port to the bottom of the Hand Controller. The Hand Controller is Connected to the Hand Controller port in the CGEM Mount.
Only one of the applications will talk to the mount at any time. If PHD2 is connected than NexRemote is refused access to COM4. If NexRemote is connected than PHD2 is refused access to Com4. To switch, PHD2 must be closed and then restarted; restarting the calibration process again. (Not Good!)
Has anyone out there experienced this or know of a solution?
I can put very long connectors and move the hand controller between the computer and the mount (about 15 feet) but it would be much better if I could leave the hand Controller at the Mount and have the virtual Hand controller on the computer screen.
Thanks for any help