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by jeffweiss9
Mon May 06, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: Shoestring Hardware and Software
Topic: Guide Port Converter for Takahashi Mounts Item #: GPCNV-TAK
Replies: 9
Views: 227

Re: Guide Port Converter for Takahashi Mounts Item #: GPCNV-TAK

Doug- Actually I've learned now that I can Pulse Guide my EM-200 Temma2 through TSX so I think I am going to try to get this working without the ST4 output of the Lodestar X2 and no cable into the Temma2 autoguider MiniDIN. I found there were a few settings in the TSX driver for the Lodestar X2 that...
by jeffweiss9
Sat May 04, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: Shoestring Hardware and Software
Topic: Guide Port Converter for Takahashi Mounts Item #: GPCNV-TAK
Replies: 9
Views: 227

Re: Guide Port Converter for Takahashi Mounts Item #: GPCNV-TAK

Doug- I tried my new Lodestar X2 autoguide camera, instead of the SSAG that appeared to have problems with its drivers and TSX and Win10 in that it would not calibrate (motion +x too small). People told me the X2 had no problem with TSX or Win10. I tested it on the bench that the camera relays could...
by jeffweiss9
Tue Apr 23, 2019 10:53 pm
Forum: Shoestring Hardware and Software
Topic: Guide Port Converter for Takahashi Mounts Item #: GPCNV-TAK
Replies: 9
Views: 227

Re: Guide Port Converter for Takahashi Mounts Item #: GPCNV-TAK

Doug- I gave up on my Starshoot Autoguider since in subsequent retesting with TheSkyX, it wouldn't even connect reliably. I think it is clear that the Orion SSAG ASCOM driver does not work with TSX in Windows 10. I have now replaced it with a StarlightXpress Lodestar X2 that was recommended to me by...
by jeffweiss9
Sat Apr 13, 2019 9:49 am
Forum: Shoestring Hardware and Software
Topic: Guide Port Converter for Takahashi Mounts Item #: GPCNV-TAK
Replies: 9
Views: 227

Re: Guide Port Converter for Takahashi Mounts Item #: GPCNV-TAK

Doug- Thanks very much for the prompt response. I will try flexing and reseating the cable next time. This may lead me to suspect that at the same time this happened I also switched the driver of my autoguider camera (Orion SSAG) to its ASCOM driver because I had gone from a Win7 to a Win10 computer...
by jeffweiss9
Fri Apr 12, 2019 10:35 pm
Forum: Shoestring Hardware and Software
Topic: Guide Port Converter for Takahashi Mounts Item #: GPCNV-TAK
Replies: 9
Views: 227

Guide Port Converter for Takahashi Mounts Item #: GPCNV-TAK

Hi, I have this product from 6 or 7 years ago and used it successfully with my Takahashi EM-200 Temma2 mount since I bought it. However, it seems to have stopped working as I get "No movement in RA" when I try to calibrate the autoguider. I have tested the RJ-12 cable to be good but I measure some s...
by jeffweiss9
Wed Jul 17, 2013 11:28 pm
Forum: Shoestring Hardware and Software
Topic: Complete Confusion on ST-4 to Takahashi Temma2
Replies: 4
Views: 4227

Re: Complete Confusion on ST-4 to Takahashi Temma2

Doug, et al.-
Ok,the replacement SSAG camera now works fine getting the relay signals to the mount with the SSAG standard cable (no crossover) going to the GPCNV-TAK
Sorry for all the confusion but I guess, at least, I learned something for all the effort.
-Jeff
by jeffweiss9
Wed Jul 17, 2013 5:02 pm
Forum: Shoestring Hardware and Software
Topic: Complete Confusion on ST-4 to Takahashi Temma2
Replies: 4
Views: 4227

Re: Complete Confusion on ST-4 to Takahashi Temma2

HOLD THE HORSES. I apologize for posting incorrect information. Trying to understand information on another' SSAG-Tak connection using the GPCNV-TAK after the GSUSB, I reread the GPCNV-TAK manual more carefully and learned it also requires STANDARD ST-4 going in which is where I've been plugging the...
by jeffweiss9
Wed Jul 17, 2013 10:25 am
Forum: Shoestring Hardware and Software
Topic: Complete Confusion on ST-4 to Takahashi Temma2
Replies: 4
Views: 4227

Re: Complete Confusion on ST-4 to Takahashi Temma2

To clarify my confusion,evidently there is no ST-4 "standard" from finding the pinouts on the web for my Orion SSAG, SBIG ST-i and Takahashi Temma2. Even the original ST-4 pinouts are different from any of these: Pin...........SSAG ..........ST-i ................Tak 1............. NC.............RA+...
by jeffweiss9
Wed Jul 17, 2013 12:33 am
Forum: Shoestring Hardware and Software
Topic: Complete Confusion on ST-4 to Takahashi Temma2
Replies: 4
Views: 4227

Complete Confusion on ST-4 to Takahashi Temma2

I have successfully used a GPCONV-TAK to convert the supposedly ST-4 compatible autoguider RJ-12 type cable from the SBIG ST-i autoguider camera to the EM-200 Temma2 6-pin mini-DIN connector that plugs into the socket on the Temma2 box. It works just fine. However, I just purchased an Orion StarShoo...