Posted 23 July 2021 - 11:25 AM
To control the mount, you need the synscan pro app and ASCOM driver for the app.
Connect the computer to the mount WiFi, open the app and get the connection to the mount. For a more robust connection, get an EQMOD usb cable to direct connect to the mount via serial and bypass the WiFi. Do the alignment in the app.
Then use sharpcap to connect to the camera and setup sharpcap to use the synscan app ASCOM driver to control the mount.
You should plan to add one of the plate solving softwares to the computer. I have used both all sky plate solver (ASPS) and ASTAP successfully, ASTAP seems much faster usually.
Once this is all talking, you can use the plate solve function to capture a frame, solve the actual mount position. Sync the mount to the current actual location, and then recenter the intended target.
I also use a sky map program linked to the synscan app to graphically show where the mount is pointing and choose targets, but this can be done from the synscan app also.