I am struggling to get my entire rig running as a complete setup.
Here are the components I need to link together. I’ll be using laptop to control mount. At first, I just want to be able to see what the telescope sees on my laptop. After I’ve learned to have the mount auto controlled by the laptop/guidescope camera I’ll get into recording images, stacking em etc.
1) ZWO ASI224mc cool (on scope)
2) ZWO asi290mm mini (on guide scope)
3) Pegasus Powerbox Advance
4) Sky-watcher eq6r pro (I’ll grow into it)
5) Laptop with all kinds of software I’ve downloaded till I figure out what does what...I got these from the video by roro about my eq6r pro. Here’s the list (I couldn’t get registax6 or pixi....weird errors):
(disregard timestamps; they’re where each is shown in vid)
0:57 ASCOM Platform
8:10 Nighttime Imaging N' Astronomy (NINA)
14:55 ASTAP & database (G17 or G18)
19:52 ASI Drivers & ASIStudio
25:28 PegasusAstro Software
30:05 FITS Liberator
I also got MetaGuide per a forum suggestion to explore vs phd2.
What goes into Pegasus? I have 2 available USB 3.0 ports on my laptop. I know Pegasus will go to one of them. I’ve found maps that show the asi290 going into asi224, then that to computer, or to Pegasus...this is my problem/confusion. There seem to be endless routes.
when trying to setup Eqascom driver settings, I cannot get it to see my mount when I hook it up and power everything on.