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EQ8-R direct USB connection to EKOS/Stellarmate

1 month 2 weeks ago
screetch82
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EQ8-R direct USB connection to EKOS/Stellarmate #56080
Hi

I have a new EQ8-R which arrived yesterday. It is all connected but I cant establish connection in Ekos when I connect the mount using the USB port directly with the PI.
The USB device is recognised and assigned as USB0. I changed baud rate to 115000, but still no joy.

Any ideas?

I can connect the mount using windows and usb cable and the Skywatcher software..just on Indi/Ekos it doesnt work.
Please help me. Spend4 hrs fiddling in a perfectly good night.

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Norman

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1 month 2 weeks ago
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EQ8-R direct USB connection to EKOS/Stellarmate #56089
Which driver did you use for that? I think for direct USB, Synscan driver might work. For EQMod, you still need the EQDirect cable.

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3 weeks 15 hours ago
xthestreams
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EQ8-R direct USB connection to EKOS/Stellarmate #57090
I have the same mount and to be honest haven't tried with Windows, only Mac and RPi (Stellarmate is the best!).

First - attach the PC USB directly to the mounts USB input, not the hand controller.

Next - it works. It's really that simple for me, I may have to try setting up on Windows - something I told my mother I would never do. ;-)

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