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Skywatcher HEQ5 Synscan connection

2 months 5 days ago
Frank
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Skywatcher HEQ5 Synscan connection #51332
Hi everyone!
I am not able to connect my Skywatcher HEQ5 mount via Synscan to Ekos before setting the Location and TIME information into the remote controller, and especially before alligning the mount via the routine inside the remote controller.
After the allignment, then I can finally connect also the mount to Ekos. Is it normal?
Does exist a method to immediately connect the mount via Synscan to my Mac and to perform the star allignment directly from Ekos ?

Thank you in advance for your availability and patience.
Regards,

Frank

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2 months 4 days ago
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Skywatcher HEQ5 Synscan connection #51336
Yes, this is normal. I use an EQMod cable that replaces the handcontroller and that needs to plugged directly into the mount instead of the handcontroller cable. Then KStars is completely in charge of the mount and no alignment needs to be performed with the hand controller nor do the date and time have to be set because KStars does that then.

HTH, Wouter

ASI1600MM-Pro Cooled and filter wheel with a SkyWatcher Esprit 80 ED on a SkyWatcher HEQ5-Pro
ASI1600MM-Pro Cooled and filter wheel with an 8" TS Ritchey-Chrétien on a SkyWatcher EQ6-R
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2 months 4 days ago
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Skywatcher HEQ5 Synscan connection #51353
wvreeven, thank you for your answer.
Can I ask you which Eqmod cable do you use? I have to plug it in a Macbook Pro. Do I need specific drivers for Mac OS?
I would like to consider your solution in order to completely control my telescope from ekos.
Thank you in advance.

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2 months 4 days ago
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Skywatcher HEQ5 Synscan connection #51356
Hi Frank,

This is the cable I use both on Linux and on my MacBook. No additional drivers needed, it works out of the box.

www.teleskop-express.de/shop/product_inf...er-H-EQ5-Mounts.html


Wouter

ASI1600MM-Pro Cooled and filter wheel with a SkyWatcher Esprit 80 ED on a SkyWatcher HEQ5-Pro
ASI1600MM-Pro Cooled and filter wheel with an 8" TS Ritchey-Chrétien on a SkyWatcher EQ6-R
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2 months 3 days ago
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Skywatcher HEQ5 Synscan connection #51401
Perfect Wouter!
This is exactly what I was looking for!
Thanks a lot!

Frank

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2 months 2 days ago
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Skywatcher HEQ5 Synscan connection #51423
Just to add to Wouter's reply, don't forget that you will need to change the mount driver in Ekos from Synscan to Eqmod.
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2 months 2 days ago
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Skywatcher HEQ5 Synscan connection #51428
Thank you very much, Kross!

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1 month 3 weeks ago 1 month 3 weeks ago by Frank.
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Skywatcher HEQ5 Synscan connection #51662
Hi guys!
Finally the Eqmod cable was delivered but I am experiencing a problem.
The connection between my Mac and the mount cannot be established. I directly connected the Eqmod cable to the mount and the USB side in my Mac. In addition, I also selected the Eqmod driver for my Skywatcher HEQ5 mount in Ekos.
Do some drivers are missing? How can I solve this problem?
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1 month 3 weeks ago
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Skywatcher HEQ5 Synscan connection #51666
Good news guys!
I installed some drivers and now the mount goes perfectly! I link the drivers here for everyone need it.
See you!

Frank
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