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Использование звездного товарища со звездным авантюристом

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Hello all

I have just bought the StellarMate, with the intention of using it with my Star Adventurer. ( This is the Star Adventurer Pro 2i with built in wifi)

skywatcheraustralia.com.au/product/star-adventurer-pro-2i-pack/

I have seen a previous thread that the way to connect is to leave the mount blank and only connect to the guide scope. However this thread dates back to 2019 and I note that Staradventurer can be now chosen in the drop down list of mounts. Has this changed anything?

Should the Tablet on which the Stellarmate app is running be connected to the Stellarmate hot spot or should the tablet and the Stellarmate both be connected to the Staradventurer wifi?

Thanks in advance for any guidance

Narayan

Borg ED45
Star adventurer pro 2i
Canon 550 D- Primary Camera
ZWO 120 MC- Guide camera
Last edit: 5 months 4 weeks ago by Narayan Mukkavilli.
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Which model exactly? please share a link (and might be a good idea to edit your signature and add all your equipment there).
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Thanks Jasem


I have added a link and updated my signature with the equipment I want to use with Stellarmate as well:

Borg ED45
Star adventurer pro 2i
Canon 550 D- Primary Camera
ZWO 120 MC- Guide camera


Thanks
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Did you have any luck connecting to your mount? I recently added Stellarmate OS on a Pi4 to my Star Adventurer 2i and was successful in connecting it. I have a micro usb cable from the mount to the Pi and an st4 cable from the guide cam to the mount. Seems to be working well that way so far.
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Hi Stanley

Thanks for your response


To be honest I am still struggling- more with being able to use the Stellarmate app

However I have thanks to posts on Cloudy Nights and elsewhere found;

Option 1
ST4 cable from guide cam to Star Adventurer

Guide cam usb to Pi4 usb

Imaging camera usb to Pi4 usb

Equipment Profile

Select Staradventurer

Select guide cam- in my case ZWOASI 120 MC

Select CCD- in my case Canon DSLR


SA set to “star”

I have no issue connecting to the Stellarmate hot spot on a laptop using EKOS

( still having issues on the iPad app)

Option 2 - this I think I prefer

NO ST4 cable

Usb from SA to RASPBERRY Pi 4( provides both power and transfers data)

Guide cam usb to Pi4 usb ( as before)

Imaging camera usb to Pi4 usb ( as before)

Equipment Profile

Select Staradventurer 2 Pro USB

Select guide cam- in my case ZWOASI 120 MC

Select CCD- in my case Canon DSLR

I am still having trouble connecting my 550D - but the Mount and guide cam connect without a problem

Still on the journey but making progress!!!
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Greetings!
Interesting solution to connect SA to RPi4 using USB. I need to try it too. I have a similar designed ioptron SGP astrotracker.
I wonder if this combination of connection allows you to control the mount on the RA axis via EKOS Kstars?
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Too bad. I tried circuit number 2 to connect my Ioptron SGP. There are no miracles. It is not possible to control the RA axis unfortunately
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Hi


I haven’t tried it yet but I was reliably advised by a guy on cloudy nights that it is possible to “ GOTO” in RA and then use the manual Dec adjustment to reach targets

It was most definitely for the Staradventurer though

Haven’t tried it-blame terrible weather here thanks to La Niña but very hopeful it will work.
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Yes, it's interesting to try and test. Luckily you don't have to wait for good weather to do it. You can simply run EKOS Kstars at home and connect SA to it and try to control the motion of the RA axis with the GOTO command
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I finally got around to testing - and while I haven’t been out under stars I can confirm that the mount [Star Adventurer] can be connected via usb and controlled - slewed in RA - using StellarMate

Am long way from plate solving, syncing and slewing to a target ( in RA with manual adjustments in Dec) but I certainly think it is very promising
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Just as an update, I had previously reported trouble with my Canon 550 D not connecting reliably.

I updated the Canon firmware - and also reflashed Stellarmate on a new sd card - so I am not sure what resolved the issue but I was able to connect to all three devices in EkoS on a laptop and using the Stellarmate app on an android tablet. Experiencing crashes with my iPad.

Making - slow! - progress!
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