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Issue connecting celestron focus motor using SGP

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#1 nthoward41

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Posted 25 October 2020 - 11:08 AM

I am fairly new to SGP so I was attempting to get everything setup the other night for the first time. I am running on a win10 laptop. Everything connected well (amount (CGX-L), Camera (071mc pro), and powerbox but I had issues with the celestron focus motor. At first it appeared connected but when I tried to ask it to move, SGP hung up and I had to force the program to close. After that point it would not connect to the focus motor (or even appear to). If I hit the settings button it would just pop up a message saying something to the effect that celestron focus motor is connected - but SGP did not register it as connected. I then decided to downloaded the newest celestron focus motor ASCOM driver and retried. This time when I attempted to connect, I got an error message from SGP they said “Celestron focus motor driver is a relative position focuser. Sequence generator pro currently only supports absolute position focusers.” I have read that people are using the celestron focus motor with SGP so I am not sure What the issue is. Everything with the motorized focuser works well if I use the celestron utility. I am open to any suggestions of what to try so any help would be appreciated.  
 

For those using the celestron focus motor with SGP, what driver are you using?



#2 alfunk

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Posted 27 October 2020 - 12:36 AM

Mine describes it as “celestron usb focuser”

Try testing with the Celestron focuser utility then try SGP.


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