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Mount connection issues

2 months 1 week ago
Frodo 57
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Mount connection issues #43198
There is always another way. Dispense with the cable and use the Skywatcher SynScan WiFi dongle. Well at least that is what I have been told. So far though I have had no joy with this method. It seems Astroberry is stuck on a single IP and will not connect to the dongle. On the other hand Stellarmate has turned up trumps with this method and I can control the mount remotely from my Mac via the dongle and the Rpi. As I see it Stellarmate has a better choice of Wifi networks available and Astroberry does not.

Does anyone have any experience of using the SynScan WiFi dongle with Astroberry? If you do how did you do it?

Thanks in advance

Skywatcher Explorer 200p on HEQ5 pro
Rpi 3B running Stellarmate.
Canon EOS 550D

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2 months 1 week ago 2 months 1 week ago by stash.
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Mount connection issues #43201
FDTI cables are the best for another good reason they have unique serial numbers which allow Linux via Udev to assign ports to devices. CH340 work too and come with 5v/3.3v switch but with the Udev problem.

Prolific and CH340 ,to name a few, do not any unique identification and so there is no simple way , other than position (as far as I am aware) in the USB hub to create a udev rule - but this is messy and prone to "cock ups".

RPI3 Ubuntu 16.04 / AMD desktop Kstars under Ubuntu 16.04 Mounts :azeq6 ,SWAZGoTo

RPI3 Fedora testing out on AMD desktop Fedpra 28 - running kstars 2.9.4 , Indilib 1.7.4 ?????

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2 months 1 week ago
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Mount connection issues #43202
This is the cable I have for my HEQ5 Pro. And it is built on an FTDI chip.
www.firstlightoptics.com/sky-watcher-mou...-and-eq8-mounts.html

INDI/KStars on Raspberry Pi 3B+
Lubuntu 16.04
Skywatcher HEQ5 Pro Mount
Canon 600D Camera
Orion SSAG @280mm Guide Scope
PHD2
Adafruit Motor Hat shield
Adafruit GPS Module
Generic Bluetooth Joystick.
Startech 7 port powered USB Hub.

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2 months 1 week ago
Frodo 57
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Mount connection issues #43203
So it has come around full circle. This is the product I have been asking about in the first post. As asked in that post I am assuming I choose the EQMod mount in Astroberry and that should do the trick?

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Skywatcher Explorer 200p on HEQ5 pro
Rpi 3B running Stellarmate.
Canon EOS 550D

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2 months 1 week ago
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Mount connection issues #43209
Ah yes, I should've gone back to read the first post.
And yes EQmod driver is the one you want with that cable directly to the mount. The synscan driver is intended to be used via the hand controller.

INDI/KStars on Raspberry Pi 3B+
Lubuntu 16.04
Skywatcher HEQ5 Pro Mount
Canon 600D Camera
Orion SSAG @280mm Guide Scope
PHD2
Adafruit Motor Hat shield
Adafruit GPS Module
Generic Bluetooth Joystick.
Startech 7 port powered USB Hub.

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