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by dpanderson
Wed Aug 28, 2019 9:07 am
Forum: Shoestring Hardware and Software
Topic: EQMOD SHOESTRING
Replies: 1
Views: 221

Re: EQMOD SHOESTRING

You can bypass the handcontroller completely and run directly to the handcontroller port on your mount using either the USB2EQ5 or USB2EQ6 (depends on the type of connector on your mount). I believe the software you have listed is compatible with the ASCOM standard, so you will also need the ASCOM p...
by dpanderson
Wed Aug 21, 2019 1:13 pm
Forum: Shoestring Hardware and Software
Topic: FCUSB and SGP
Replies: 24
Views: 11133

Re: FCUSB and SGP

To make sure this isn't an issue with the FCUSB, have you tried FocusPal that can be downloaded from the Shoestring Astronomy website?
by dpanderson
Wed Aug 21, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: Shoestring Hardware and Software
Topic: What do I need
Replies: 1
Views: 137

Re: What do I need

If APT supports the Orion StarShoot, then I think you have everything you need. You will need to connect the autoguider output port on the StarShoot to the autoguider input port on your mount.
by dpanderson
Wed Aug 21, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: Shoestring Hardware and Software
Topic: DSUSB cable - ERROR Initializing the DSUSB adapter issue! - SOLVED
Replies: 1
Views: 127

Re: DSUSB cable - ERROR Initializing the DSUSB adapter issue! - SOLVED

Glad to hear you have this working now. Thank you for the follow-up post that may benefit others.
by dpanderson
Sun Aug 11, 2019 10:34 am
Forum: Shoestring Hardware and Software
Topic: Need the shoestring adapter cable
Replies: 1
Views: 123

Re: Need the shoestring adapter cable

What mount do you have?
Can you send pictures of the cables you already have?
by dpanderson
Sat Jul 20, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: Shoestring Hardware and Software
Topic: FocusPal system error & H800041023
Replies: 3
Views: 242

Re: FocusPal system error & H800041023

I have not heard of this issue before. Did you try to uninstall then re-install FocusPal after the upgrade?
by dpanderson
Fri May 31, 2019 8:07 am
Forum: Shoestring Hardware and Software
Topic: Connecting GPUSB to Losmandy G9 Mount
Replies: 8
Views: 902

Re: Connecting GPUSB to Losmandy G9 Mount

Dallas,

Apologies for the slow reply, I just noticed this post today.

The voltage should not be an issue.

I believe the handcontroller should be able to run in parallel.
by dpanderson
Sun May 05, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: Shoestring Hardware and Software
Topic: Guide Port Converter for Takahashi Mounts Item #: GPCNV-TAK
Replies: 9
Views: 675

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

Yes, please do. It's certainly possible that the GPCNV-TAK has failed.
by dpanderson
Wed May 01, 2019 9:02 am
Forum: Shoestring Hardware and Software
Topic: Connecting GPUSB to Losmandy G9 Mount
Replies: 8
Views: 902

Re: Connecting GPUSB to Losmandy G9 Mount

I'd say it is quite likely that the output drivers on your GPUSB are now damaged, but the good news is that this is the part that is different between a GPUSB and a GPUSB-AH. So, I think the best course of action is to return it to me and I will repair/convert it to a GPUSB-AH. I'll send you a priva...
by dpanderson
Sat Apr 27, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: Shoestring Hardware and Software
Topic: Ultima 2000 Guiding
Replies: 2
Views: 267

Re: Ultima 2000 Guiding

Hi Russell. I've never owned one of these, so I am unable to help. Regarding the ZWO ST4USB, you should try ZWO or the dealer that sold it to you.
by dpanderson
Sat Apr 27, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: Shoestring Hardware and Software
Topic: Guide Port Converter for Takahashi Mounts Item #: GPCNV-TAK
Replies: 9
Views: 675

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

Didn't mean to cause confusion. As far as I know, this type of connector does not have a standardized way to number the pins. Thus, the way I number them and the way you did are different, but the end result is that the physical/electrical connections are correct. Glad to hear you have everything ru...
by dpanderson
Sat Apr 27, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: Shoestring Hardware and Software
Topic: Connecting GPUSB to Losmandy G9 Mount
Replies: 8
Views: 902

Re: Connecting GPUSB to Losmandy G9 Mount

From the diagram you provided, if the direction of the LED in the diagram is correct, then the 492 has an "active-high" configuration, which would explain why you had the failure. If true, you need the GPUSB-AH, not the GPUSB. Do you have a voltmeter? If so, attach the positive lead to pin 2 of the ...
by dpanderson
Sat Apr 13, 2019 7:43 am
Forum: Shoestring Hardware and Software
Topic: Guide Port Converter for Takahashi Mounts Item #: GPCNV-TAK
Replies: 9
Views: 675

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

I use a mirror-imaged pin numbering scheme on the DIN connector, but other than that you have the correct connections, so I don't think anything is broken. You might try flexing the cable a bit while testing continuity, just in case it is an intermittent connection.
by dpanderson
Mon Mar 04, 2019 8:40 am
Forum: Shoestring Hardware and Software
Topic: Orion snyscan dobsonian xx12g
Replies: 4
Views: 427

Re: Orion snyscan dobsonian xx12g

I agree. One other thing to keep in mind with an Alt-Az mount for astrophotography. For longer exposure times, you will suffer field rotation unless you include a derotator.
by dpanderson
Sun Mar 03, 2019 1:35 pm
Forum: Shoestring Hardware and Software
Topic: Orion snyscan dobsonian xx12g
Replies: 4
Views: 427

Re: Orion snyscan dobsonian xx12g

While the USB2EQ5 interface cable would work with this telescope since it uses the Synscan handcontroller, the problem is that it is an Alt-Az mount. The EQMOD ASCOM driver does not currently support Alt-Az mounts, only equatorial mounts.