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Getting Sky6 and AP 1600 mount to communicate

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#1 bpeterson

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Posted 23 July 2021 - 08:40 PM

After (maybe too many) years with an old computer, I'm trying to migrate

to a Windows 10 machine.

I'm having issues getting the software to work together. One problem is that 

The Sky 6 seems to link with the telescope fine, but it never actually registers

or updates where the scope is pointed. The Sky says the scope is pointed 

at RA = 0, Dec = 0

 

Here's what's involved:

AstroPhysics 1200 GTO CP3

The Sky 6 Pro

 

I've got the Ascom V2 telescope driver installed, as well as the plugin for The Sky 6.

In The Sky, in telescope setup I've chosen "Telescope API", and in the settings

section there have selected AstroPhysics GTO V2. I've confirmed that the Com Port

is set correctly.

 

What should I check / try next?

 

Thanks.

 



#2 Bob Denny

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Posted 23 July 2021 - 09:32 PM

TheSky 6 was released 8 years before Windows 10 was released, and Windows 10 has been out for 7 years.  Not even Software Bisque has that great of a crystal ball to develop software that would work well in an environment 15 years in the future. I would suggest you look to TheSky X (which is fully supported today). Alternatively there are other planetarium programs for Windows that work well, like Cartes du Ciel and Stellarium. 




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