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#1 Splodger

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Posted 15 June 2019 - 09:37 PM

Hi, This is a big ask but if you have a solution I'd love to know.

 

I have a Meade LX85 mount, and I'm thinking about getting the SkiFi iii device to link the mount to SkySafari on my iPhone. I'm not so technically savvy and I'm confused about how to connect the mount to the device. The device manual talks about linking with either a USB or a RS-232 serial. My mount has neither.

 

Here is a link to the quick start guide which explains the connection possibilities: https://skysafariast...start_guide.pdf

 

Below are links to pictures of the mount and ports. Tried to embed but couldn't work it out frown.gif

 

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Many thanks



#2 petert913

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Posted 15 June 2019 - 11:34 PM

Hi Roger. None of the photos are coming up for me. What is your hosting site?  Flickr or imgur work  well. 

 

And the RS 232 connection may be in your hand controller.  


Edited by petert913, 15 June 2019 - 11:36 PM.

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#3 Splodger

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Posted 18 June 2019 - 12:58 PM

Hi Roger. None of the photos are coming up for me. What is your hosting site?  Flickr or imgur work  well. 

 

And the RS 232 connection may be in your hand controller.  

Thank you for responding. Meade kindly got back to me and let me know that you connect via the hand controller.


Edited by Splodger, 18 June 2019 - 01:06 PM.



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