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Skywatcher AZ GTi in Az-Mode via cable?

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Hello,

I am preparing the AZ-GTi for my vacation and I am a bit confused about the driver options in EKOS. I would like to operate it via cable (USB EQ direct) in AZ-mode.

What I found out so far:

AZ-GTi driver: WIFI only
EQMod Mount; works via USB EQ direct cable (without hand controller)
Alt-AZ driver: does not work via cable for me.

So it seems, I need to go with the EQMod Mount driver, but where can I set AZ or EQ mode of the mount?

Thanks in advance

Amin
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2 years 4 months ago #57784

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Are you sure that AltAz mounts are supported by this cable? It is called EQMod for a reason...
Wouter van Reeven

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2 years 4 months ago #57793

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The cable is actually a different one than the "big" EQ direct cable for the skywatcher EQ-mounts (I have that as well for the EQ6-mount).

It has not the 6 pin connector and but this one specifically made for the AZ-GTi has a 4 pin connector like the ST4-connector.

The cable works fine, I can control the mount via Kstars manually, I am just wondering where to set the mount to AZ or EQ mode. When you startup the iPhone app it asks you first step to specify the mode.
Skywatcher Newton 200/1000, Sharpstar 60ED, Canon Lenses
Skywatcherr EQ-6 R, AZ-GTI
StellarMate @ Raspberry Pi 3B+
ASI 183 MC Pro
ASI 290 MC guiding cam on APM 60 ImageMaster
Sesto Senso 2 Focuser + Astromechanics Canon Focuser

2 years 4 months ago #57795

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Both drivers (EQMod for Equatorial and SkyWatcher Alt-Az for Alt-Az) would work with a serial connection.
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11 months 1 week ago #78882

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I'm using an AZ-GTi in Alt/Az mode over a homebrew cable right now, via the "Skywatcher Alt-Az" driver in stellarmate.
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This cable is connect PC/Laptop (usb side) to Skywater AZ-GTI mount auto Guide Specially, other device may not support . USB RJ12 Skywatcher AZ-GTI Theodolite Free hand control PC directly connected to EQMOD cable,please double check your device before buy it.

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This worked for me on Mac, thanks.
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