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SkyGuider Pro won't connect to my Asiar

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#1 GerryGoldman

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Posted 23 September 2022 - 04:24 PM

Man, I feel like a rookie all over again.

 

This is my first star tracker, but I expected it to be fairly straightforward.

 

I'm a bit annoyed as I have been imaging all summer with the same equipment except I just swapped out my CEM40 for a SkyGuider Pro for my travel kit.

 

Today I decided to set it up and test it out.

 

I have connected the SGP to the AAP by the included cable (mini USB to USB).

 

Guide camera (ASI120MM) is connected via ST-4 cable to the mount's ST-4 jack.

 

All equipment, cameras, filter wheel, etc is recognized by the Asiair, but when I select the telescope icon and choose Mount as On-Camera-ST4, I get a pretty blank screen with no info showing...

Screenshot 2022-09-23 at 5.41.56 PM.png

 

I experimented with the Polar Align function and get "no mount connected error"

 

Am I doing something wrong or did I get a dud?



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Posted 23 September 2022 - 05:07 PM

From what I understand, the ASIAIR will only work with ZWO equipment. Since your SkyGuider  is iOptron, ASI air doesn't recognize it.

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Posted 23 September 2022 - 05:37 PM

From what I understand, the ASIAIR will only work with ZWO equipment. Since your SkyGuider  is iOptron, ASI air doesn't recognize it.

Tom

The ASIAir will work with any ASCOM mount.  Unfortunately the SGP can't use ASCOM.
 



#4 GerryGoldman

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Posted 23 September 2022 - 05:44 PM

From what I understand, the ASIAIR will only work with ZWO equipment. Since your SkyGuider  is iOptron, ASI air doesn't recognize it.

Tom

Cameras, focus motors and filter wheels only.

 

it works fine with my iOptron CEM40 and most popular mounts. 


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Posted 23 September 2022 - 05:45 PM

The ASIAir will work with any ASCOM mount.  Unfortunately the SGP can't use ASCOM.
 

So this isn’t really an issue. It seems to be ok with guiding. 


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Posted 24 September 2022 - 11:38 AM

From what I have read from PHD2 you don't need ASCOM if you drive the mount through the camera ( "on camera" mode )

But if ASI Air behaves like a PC with PHD2  you must turn on the camera BEFORE the mount .



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Posted 24 September 2022 - 12:18 PM

From what I have read from PHD2 you don't need ASCOM if you drive the mount through the camera ( "on camera" mode )

But if ASI Air behaves like a PC with PHD2  you must turn on the camera BEFORE the mount .

Thanks. I’ll experiment further. 



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Posted 24 September 2022 - 12:34 PM

Yes, I was wrong about mount manufacturers (as noted above).undecided.gif

Tom


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