Bruce Eppler replied to the topic 'Ioptron CEM 40 unable to connect' in the forum. 4 months ago

Try connecting through the hc. I could not connect my cem120 directly using usb to mount but could when I used hc.

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Bruce Eppler replied to the topic 'Powering the Raspberry Pi' in the forum. 6 months ago

Kamisan, I recall reading a post about someone powering their two Rpi with Li battery pack. Was that you and if so which ones do you use?

Thanks

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Bruce Eppler created a new topic ' Noob Help with indi library updates' in the forum. 7 months ago

Greetings,

Being very new to Indi from formally all Windows use, I am struggling to figure out some very basic stuff in Stellarmate.

1. How do I know which version of inid library I am running, where do I go to check in Stellarmate?
2. Does Stellarmate automatically find and update the latest drivers, or do they need to be manually loaded?
3. Where are the commands "sudo"...etc. actually entered in? Im' assuming Mate Terminal but not sure.
4. Do I need to update Ubunto (not even sure what that is) when I update indi library?

There are probably other questions I should be asking but I will start with these

Thanks!
Bruce

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Bruce Eppler replied to the topic 'HELP - EKOS mount connection for dummies' in the forum. 7 months ago

Thanks for the suggestions Ihoujin. I was finally able to connect my mount to stellarmate and it looks from what I can tell, the only thing that changed was to change the baud rate up to the highest setting. Perhaps the iOptron drive V3 was not connecting under the 9600 baud default but that is the only thing that I can think of that changed that made it finally connect.

Clear skys!

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Bruce Eppler created a new topic ' HELP - EKOS mount connection for dummies' in the forum. 7 months ago

Greetings,

I have had my Stellarmate now for almost a month and still cannot get it to control my iOptron 120 mount. I can connect via stellarmate to every possible driver (focuer, ZWO, etc. ) but not my mount. At times I do get it to "show" it being connected to the mount, but there is no response when I try to make the mount move, slew, goto, ,etc. It shows coordinates changing, etc. but not actual movement. I am connecting from laptop via VNC connection to SM. I have tried all the wizards, etc. but nothing seems to make it connect. I am connected to SM via usb/serial from mount, and running all the connections (camera ,mount )through startech powered USB 3 hub which plugs into SM. As a test, I used the same ethernet and USB set-ups to control my mount successfully directly from my laptop so I know those USB/ethernet cable connections work when not running through SM. Based on my limited knowledge of everything I have tried, it looks to be a driver related issue and how EKOS is not recognizing the library?

Questions:

1. Should settings be local or remote? How do I know what I am?
2. There are several drivers listed for iOptron mount including one that looks to be for the GOTONova (HC?). I have tried several but nothing seems to make it connect.
3. I use the serial port wizard and it maps successfully to /dev/mount, but in EKOS, it does not seem to recognize that port name. Is there something that has to be done to place the dev/mount drive into EKOS?
4. I have tried connecting from mount to SM via ethernet but that does nothing. Not even sure what IP address to use in EKOS (is it the mount, the router, or SM's IP).


We can send a man to the moon, it should'nt be that difficult to connect and make the mount respond so I would love to know how you'all are doing it.

Thanks

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Bruce Eppler replied to the topic 'Ioptron mount connection support needed' in the forum. 8 months ago

Thanks. I tried connecting from the r232 on mount to usb converter to SM and it wont recognize unless i connect via HC so i must still be doing something wrong. Yes it was unparked, etc. Not sure why ethernet from mount to SM wont connect either. I have heard some connect mount to SM via the mounts Wifi but that does not sound right either.

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Bruce Eppler created a new topic ' Ioptron mount connection support needed' in the forum. 8 months ago

I have not been able to move my mount using Ekos commands even though Ekos shows it (CEM120) as being connected. I have it connected via HC using converter to USB plugged into Stellarmate. My mount has wifi and LAN too but not sure if those are options to connect via SM either. If anyone has connected their SM to iOptron mount I would like to know how.

Thanks

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Bruce Eppler replied to the topic 'Cannot seem to get EKOS to recognize my mount' in the forum. 8 months ago

I managed to connect to my mount through the HC but cannot make the mount move in the mount control box in kstars.

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Bruce Eppler created a new topic ' Cannot seem to get EKOS to recognize my mount' in the forum. 8 months ago

I was finally able to get SM to connect via wifi to my laptop and have set up my profile in EKOS for focus, camera, and guider but cannot for the life of me make it see my mount (iOptron 120). I tried connecting ethernet between mount and stellar mate, I tried USB and even RS 232 via USB converter but nothing seems to work. My mount has wifi, RS232, USB and ethernet connections. Any ideas of what I can try next would be very appreciated.

Thanks!

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Thanks Werper for this summary. I am just learning to navigate the Indi Ekos SM world and still have yet to connect even to SM . I am still a caveman lawyer with all this stuff but hope to get it up and running soon with the help of this great forum.

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