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#1 zjc26138

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Posted 08 April 2021 - 08:16 AM

I have Astroberry running on a Pi 4. After some inital hiccups I got it running.

 

Now the next step is to get the CEM 60 controlled from the Astroberry Pi Unit.

 

 

What cable(s) will I need to hook up the Pi unit to the CEM60 mount?

 

For reference the Pi has 4 usb ports on it.

 

 

Thanks!

 

Zach



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Posted 08 April 2021 - 08:23 AM

This cable is entirely too long but it's what you need. It plugs into the RS-232 port on the CEM60 and your computer. (I connect mine to a Black Box extender, but the connections are the same for a computer/raspberry.) I shortened mine by 3'+.

 

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Posted 08 April 2021 - 09:27 AM

This cable is entirely too long but it's what you need. It plugs into the RS-232 port on the CEM60 and your computer. (I connect mine to a Black Box extender, but the connections are the same for a computer/raspberry.) I shortened mine by 3'+.

 

https://smile.amazon...ctronics&sr=1-2

Excellent!  Then I just connect the one end into the mounts rs232 port and the other into the pi correct? Sorry for seemingly dumb questions.

 

Just trying to get all my ducks in a row.



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Posted 08 April 2021 - 10:14 AM

Yep!


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Posted 08 April 2021 - 10:51 AM

Yep!

Sweet!

 

And I assume that I don't plug the hand controller in while running the mount via astroberry?



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Posted 08 April 2021 - 11:39 AM

You can. I do so I can sometimes see the RA/Dec. It won't bother anything as long as you don't press buttons.lol.gif


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