I did not know where to post this. I am not new, by any stretch of the imagination. Started Astronomy with my first telescope in the late 60's. But, I know some very knowledgeable and helpful people frequent this forum.
Here is my issue: I want to start using NINA. Great program, and I want to take advantage of it. My set up is:
6" Newtonian Astrograph
Celestron AVX mount
MyFocuser Pro 2
ZWO 30mm Guide Scope/Toupcam Guide Camera
4GB/2GHz mini PC running Windows 10 64Bit
A Sky dew control
Canon T6 DSLR for main imaging
A 9 Port 40A Connector Power Splitter Distributor Source Strip
So, the power comes onto the scope to the splitter/distributor, and goes from there to all devices requiring it. Stepped down in amperage where needed. So, only one power cord is hanging from the scope.
The mini PC has only two USB ports, 1 USB 2 and one USB 3. I put the USB 3 to a powered USB 3 hub. I should be able to access everything on the PC (via AnyDesk) through that hub. BUT, I cannot access both the mount, through CPWI, and the focuser. I have tried all com ports available in the focuser, but no dice. I cannot find in CPWI where I can assign a particular com port. AND, even if I plug the mount into the PC through the UBS 2 port, and the rest through the hub, it still does not play well together.
When I was using Backyard EOS, it was not bad. I just controlled my mount from my laptop, and everything else through the onboard mini PC. Still no extra cables hanging from the scope, because the mount is controlled from the base, and not the business end with the RA and DEC motors.
I don't' know if that is enough info to go off of, but can someone see where I may be able to fix this? Maybe I have too many amps for the available power from the 12V 10A DC power box.....maybe I am missing a com port configuration in CPWI....maybe I just need to forget the idea of using NINA (but, it's SO nice)
Any suggestions would be appreciated.
Edited by Betelgeuse1958, 08 April 2021 - 10:36 PM.