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by dpanderson
Fri Sep 18, 2020 6:55 am
Forum: Shoestring Hardware and Software
Topic: EQ6-R Pro mount not visible to computer
Replies: 4
Views: 178

Re: EQ6-R Pro mount not visible to computer

Information on baud rate can be found in the quick start guide. You can find a link on this page:
http://eq-mod.sourceforge.net/tutindex.html
by dpanderson
Tue Sep 15, 2020 1:36 pm
Forum: Shoestring Hardware and Software
Topic: EQ6-R Pro mount not visible to computer
Replies: 4
Views: 178

Re: EQ6-R Pro mount not visible to computer

Sorry, I just noticed this recent post. Have you installed the FTDI virtual COM port driver for the USBEQ5? I assume you have since you said there is a COM port assigned. In the past, ASCOM needed a COM port number between 1 and 7. I think this restriction has been lifted, but you might want to chec...
by dpanderson
Sun Aug 09, 2020 2:00 pm
Forum: Shoestring Hardware and Software
Topic: Mac OSX Driver
Replies: 3
Views: 218

Re: Mac OSX Driver

That is correct. I can provide their developers the information they need.
by dpanderson
Tue Aug 04, 2020 1:48 pm
Forum: Shoestring Hardware and Software
Topic: Mac OSX Driver
Replies: 3
Views: 218

Re: Mac OSX Driver

There is not a separate driver. Support for the GPUSB is built directly into the various software packages. A list of those packages is found here along with the OS they support.
http://store.shoestringastronomy.com/products_gp.htm
by dpanderson
Fri Jul 24, 2020 6:03 pm
Forum: Shoestring Hardware and Software
Topic: Celestron AVX Mount and PhD2
Replies: 3
Views: 278

Re: Celestron AVX Mount and PhD2

If you have the Starshooter and you are trying to autoguide to improve tracking, you shouldn't need anything else. Just connect the autoguide port on the Starshooter to the autoguide port on the mount. PHD2 should be able to take it from there.
by dpanderson
Fri Jul 24, 2020 12:44 pm
Forum: Shoestring Hardware and Software
Topic: Celestron AVX Mount and PhD2
Replies: 3
Views: 278

Re: Celestron AVX Mount and PhD2

Hi Frank, Just to be clear, which Shoestring cable are you referring to? If you have the GPUSB to interface to the guide port on the mount, then an RJ12 cable wired pin 1 to pin 1 (we sell the GPFC-7, GPFC-14, GPFC-25, GPCC-5, and GPCC-7) is needed between GPUSB and guide port. This is where it is c...
by dpanderson
Wed Jul 22, 2020 8:57 am
Forum: Shoestring Hardware and Software
Topic: DSUSB not working in ImagesPlus Camera Control
Replies: 10
Views: 558

Re: DSUSB not working in ImagesPlus Camera Control

Thanks Geof and Bill for the follow up posts. This information could easily be useful to others too.
by dpanderson
Tue Jul 21, 2020 6:12 am
Forum: Shoestring Hardware and Software
Topic: DSUSB not working in ImagesPlus Camera Control
Replies: 10
Views: 558

Re: DSUSB not working in ImagesPlus Camera Control

Apologies Geof. When I read that you had success with DSUSBCheck, I thought you were on the way to getting everything to work. I don't have ImagesPlus, so helping with that will be difficult. In DSLRShutter, did you click the "File" menu, then select "AF during Exposure", since that is what worked w...
by dpanderson
Mon Jul 20, 2020 3:55 pm
Forum: Shoestring Hardware and Software
Topic: DSUSB not working in ImagesPlus Camera Control
Replies: 10
Views: 558

Re: DSUSB not working in ImagesPlus Camera Control

Different cameras seem to use different combinations of Wakeup and Shutter to fire the shutter. I don't think what you observed is unusual. Enjoy!
by dpanderson
Mon Jul 20, 2020 6:56 am
Forum: Shoestring Hardware and Software
Topic: DSUSB not working in ImagesPlus Camera Control
Replies: 10
Views: 558

Re: DSUSB not working in ImagesPlus Camera Control

Hi Geof, With the camera in bulb mode, from DSUSBCheck, first click Assert "AF/Wakeup", then click "Open Shutter". Some cameras require both signals to be asserted. If that works to open the shutter, then the DSUSB is OK and it would be something about the configuration in ImagesPlus. You might also...
by dpanderson
Tue Jun 30, 2020 7:34 am
Forum: Shoestring Hardware and Software
Topic: USB2EQ5?
Replies: 4
Views: 1058

Re: USB2EQ5?

Hi Ryan, You will need an FTDI Virtual COM Port driver installed: https://www.ftdichip.com/Drivers/VCP.htm Let me know if that gets you going. Also, I can do my best to troubleshoot hardware issues with you, but the best source for information and support for EQMOD in general is the EQMOD group foun...
by dpanderson
Sun Jun 07, 2020 6:18 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: RJ-12 to USB 2.0
Replies: 1
Views: 343

Re: RJ-12 to USB 2.0

We have the USB2RJ12 adapter cable. It is intended for EQMOD direct control for Skywatcher AZ-GTi mounts. Is that what you are looking for?
by dpanderson
Wed May 06, 2020 6:50 pm
Forum: Shoestring Hardware and Software
Topic: Meade Micro Focuser
Replies: 1
Views: 618

Re: Meade Micro Focuser

From what I read, SGPro supports ASCOM, our FCUSB focus motor interface supports the Meade Micro Focuser, and our FCUSB ASCOM driver is available. So, in theory, they should all play together.
by dpanderson
Tue May 05, 2020 4:21 pm
Forum: Shoestring Hardware and Software
Topic: USB2EQ5 random disconnects
Replies: 3
Views: 789

Re: USB2EQ5 random disconnects

Ground loops can be difficult to diagnose. It could be the mount supply, the laptop supply, the wiring in your house, a plug strip if you are using one. The only think I can suggest is trying to replace what you are able to until it goes away. You can try a plug checker to make sure the wiring in yo...
by dpanderson
Tue May 05, 2020 12:20 pm
Forum: Shoestring Hardware and Software
Topic: USB2EQ5 random disconnects
Replies: 3
Views: 789

Re: USB2EQ5 random disconnects

I've not heard of any issues like this until now. The USB2EQ5 does not provide any power to the mount. Given that the mount power supply is 12.5V but the mount is reporting 11.8V at rest, then dropping down to 10.5V during a slew where more current is drawn, I'd suspect something that is creating ex...