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#1 sunsina

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Posted 04 April 2020 - 02:47 PM

I have an old "Skywatcher Virtuoso  Heritage 90" mount and I would like to connect it into skyscan software via a controller or any hobby WiFi module.

As I investigated it seems that the TX/RX pins of the Virtuoso mount are electrically connected to each other, which I guess it makes the mount not controllable.

I would like to know if I can detach these two pins internally and make it to work via its COM port!?
In addition I would like to know if there is any manual on how to open the mount and reach the mount's PCB find the component that couples the TX/RX pins on the  PCB, !?
At last I want to know if the board firmware could handle the COM port commands or not.

 

(I took out the mount's PCB board and it is has following spec (serial/model) on the PCB.

HS c4  94V-O (1224) / SYNTA MC006 Rev. E  (2012.02)

Any help is really appreciated.
Thanks in advance


Edited by sunsina, 04 April 2020 - 05:06 PM.


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Posted 04 April 2020 - 03:27 PM

Long time ago but I thought the scope could have a Synscan handset plugged in, although it may have been the more basic Syntrak one.

 

Seem to think it was "updatable" from the basic unit to a handset but maybe the handset was as said the basic Syntrak (L/R and U/D only). But what to is now an old memory.

 

Where are you?

 

A few in the UK bought the scope when it appeared, if I recall there were a couple of models - different scopes on it (???). Seem to think a small Mak (90 maybe) and a small reflector (130 maybe).

 

It is owing to the UK purchases and conversations that I think some form of handset was possible.




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