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#1 patrizioitalian

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Posted 11 June 2021 - 06:10 AM

I have a SKYFI device version 2 and a CG5 Advanced mount.

 

I would like to use it with this mount and connect it to the remote control.

 

Can I do this?

 

But I discovered that RJ11 pins on the remote Celestron Controller are 4 and pins that comes out from the RJ connector of the SKYFI are 6 so how I COULD MAKE THE RIGHT CABLE?

 

Is there anyone who knows which pin to use to make a 6-pin 4-pin cable to be included in the CG5 Advanced?

 

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Edited by patrizioitalian, 11 June 2021 - 06:52 AM.


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Posted 11 June 2021 - 07:26 AM

Here you go:

 

https://skysafariast...yfi/serial.html



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Posted 13 June 2021 - 02:40 AM

Understand, thanks but in my case that I don't have the serial adapater, maybe I could do wiht RJ connectors, it is useless to put a DB9 in the middle (or rather two). I think the two pieces of cable can be connected together by putting an RJ 4 pin aside and RJ11 (6 pin).

there is no electronics in between but only connections.

Something like this could be work, without using any DB9 Serial connector

 

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Thanks

 

Pat


Edited by patrizioitalian, 13 June 2021 - 02:45 AM.


#4 RTLR 12

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Posted 13 June 2021 - 03:46 AM

Pat,

You need the serial cable adapter #93920 from Celestron.
You can find it here:

https://agenaastro.c...unts-93920.html

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#5 patrizioitalian

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Posted 13 June 2021 - 04:11 AM

Pat,

You need the serial cable adapter #93920 from Celestron.
You can find it here:

https://agenaastro.c...unts-93920.html

Stan

I have one homemade that I used in the past with MEADE Autostar #497, is it the same I suppose

 

this one:

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#6 RTLR 12

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Posted 13 June 2021 - 08:44 AM

I don’t know for sure, but I think that the Meade and Celestron serial cables are wired differently.

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