KISA wrote: Ok. Thanks for explaining that, better to find out now then keep banging my head for the next 6 months.
You mentioned earlier you had it working fine with CdC (is it the same as Sky Chart?), did you have to do anything different to get it to work or did it just work fine straight away?
KISA wrote: Ok, so I've installed CdC and it connected to my mount, that seemed easy enough. And it seems to be slewing from point to point.
I was wondering why the MCU upgrade used a 15 pin connector instead of a standard 9 pin. Though I'm not familiar with ST-4, is that a way of controlling the mount externally from a tracking camera? I do have an old modified Phillips web camera I used to use, though I can't remember if it was for manual tracking or automatic.
Can CdC do auto tracking using ST-4?
Is there a way to control the speed of the tracking and slewing in CdC so I can utilise the Conrad gears I changed in my mount or is that just automatic after I set the speeds through v4 Control?
Sorry for the questions, I'm basically wondering if CdC will allow me to use most if not all of the functionality the MCU Update provides such as:-
Good PEC, and
Camera Auto Tracking.
KISA wrote: That was a well (or unlucky) timed post I did in updating my previous post, I even checked to ensure you hadn't posted before I did.
Thanks for explaining the MCU details and the associated speeds.
From my small play with CdC it looked like I could Goto any of the locations on the sky map, which it did, then it would just keep tracking once it got there? A quick read about PHD2 seems to imply if can connect to CdC and provide auto guiding even with the web cam I have. (I'll remember to use Pulse Guide if the option is available).
I did come across CCDCiel, it looks like a pretty good capture software, it does mention working with INDI and ASCOM, but I'll do some deeper investigation to see if it can work with CdC, otherwise I may be back here working with you again to get the INDI driver sorted
I do have pipe dreams of eventually setting up a fully automated system, which may end up leading me down the INDI path anyway...