I recently purchased from Don Pensack at Eyepices.Etc the encoder kit for my G11 along with the Nexus II, and installation went smoothly, and everything hooks up. But I am running into the problems with finding a Windows based planetarium program, and I wanted to see if anyone on this site had any experience or suggestions with this issue.
I've used the mount with SkySafari on my Android tablet (Galaxy S4), and set up the Basic Encoder, GEM and 311,296 ticks/rev for each encoder. This works out of the box with these encoders, and completely cycling my Dec axis brings the reticle on SkySafari back to the same spot on the planetarium map.
I've want to try, though, using both Starry Nights and Carte du Ciel on my Surface Pro using ASCOM drivers (the only way to hook up encoders it seems on Windows platforms). The NexusII documentation says use "Orion Intelliscope" but the encoders on that only go up to 65536 ticks/rev, not 311K. There is some discussion on Cloudy Nights about whether these encoders are even Orion's as Orion hasn't had them on their site for years. I've downloaded Green Swamp, which seems to work for other Orion products, but this seems to have driver problems on the Surface -- I can't set the parameters. I've tried using David Ek's DSC settings, but again, encoders max out at 65K ticks.
So right now, I'm stuck on how to Windows interface with the G11.I feel like I'm 95% of the way there, but just can't get that last driver to work.
Any suggestions, or perhaps someone could tell me how others have gotten this to work.