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by dpanderson
Mon Aug 13, 2018 8:37 pm
Forum: Shoestring Hardware and Software
Topic: BT2EQ6 Hardware issue
Replies: 1
Views: 23

Re: BT2EQ6 Hardware issue

Without a handcontroller, this would be difficult. If you have a 12VDC power supply and a bare DB9 connector that would mate to the BT2EQ6, you could power it up to see if the LED blinks, which would be decent indicator of proper operation. If this is an option for you, let me know and I will provid...
by dpanderson
Thu Aug 02, 2018 12:16 pm
Forum: Shoestring Hardware and Software
Topic: DSUSB cable with Nikon D7000
Replies: 1
Views: 22

Re: DSUSB cable with Nikon D7000

I don't have a Nikon D7000 myself, so I can't help you with issues specific to that camera, but I am glad to hear that you received the DSUSB and it is working. Hopefully another D7000 owner here will be able to help. You might also try contacting Backyard Nikon tech support.
by dpanderson
Sat Jul 21, 2018 7:17 am
Forum: New Product Ideas?
Topic: Shorter, Coiled USB2EQ5 Cable
Replies: 1
Views: 46

Re: Shorter, Coiled USB2EQ5 Cable

I can look for some ways to do this, but unfortunately the stock FTDI cables only come in one style. Thank you for the suggestion.
by dpanderson
Fri Jun 29, 2018 11:22 am
Forum: Shoestring Hardware and Software
Topic: Need help with DSUSB and Nikion D5000
Replies: 3
Views: 80

Re: Need help with DSUSB and Nikion D5000

Yes, I believe it is the GPS port. I don't have access to one of these cameras myself, so going off of what I can find on the internet. In addition to bulb mode, you might need to be in full manual mode and autofocus turned off. Just guessing here... With DSUSBCheck, you may need to try various comb...
by dpanderson
Thu Jun 28, 2018 5:10 pm
Forum: Shoestring Hardware and Software
Topic: Need help with DSUSB and Nikion D5000
Replies: 3
Views: 80

Re: Need help with DSUSB and Nikion D5000

I have not used BackYardNikon myself, but I'll make a few guesses.

Do you have both the DSUSB and the camera's USB cable running to your PC?

Have you tried DSUSBCheck to see if basic operation of the DSUSB is working?

If it looks like a BackYardNikon issue, have you tried their tech support?
by dpanderson
Thu Jun 14, 2018 5:50 pm
Forum: Shoestring Hardware and Software
Topic: Combined driver
Replies: 2
Views: 113

Re: Combined driver

The combined driver is still linked on our Downloads page: http://store.shoestringastronomy.com/downloads.htm Specifically: http://store.shoestringastronomy.com/downloads/Shoestring_FCUSB_Combined_Setup.exe About every 5 years, I do get asked for an FCUSB3. The amount of extra work it would take to ...
by dpanderson
Wed Jun 13, 2018 7:55 am
Forum: Shoestring Hardware and Software
Topic: Problem with TeleVue Focus Master
Replies: 2
Views: 57

Re: Problem with TeleVue Focus Master

Let's cover the deep software aspects via email at doug@shoestringastronomy.com As for the USB connection, a powered hub is usually best since these focus motor controllers can take the entire 100mA allowed out of the port during motor start. If your hub is powered and that doesn't help, then it sou...
by dpanderson
Sun Apr 15, 2018 11:25 am
Forum: Shoestring Hardware and Software
Topic: Can 2 BT2EQ6 users run next to each other?
Replies: 4
Views: 415

Re: Can 2 BT2EQ6 users run next to each other?

Thank you Paul for posting a follow-up. This will be quite useful information to others.
by dpanderson
Tue Mar 27, 2018 6:27 pm
Forum: Shoestring Hardware and Software
Topic: Can 2 BT2EQ6 users run next to each other?
Replies: 4
Views: 415

Re: Can 2 BT2EQ6 users run next to each other?

I believe that should work as long as you make sure each PC is paired to the correct device.
by dpanderson
Tue Mar 27, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: Shoestring Hardware and Software
Topic: Losmandy G11 and ZWO ASI174
Replies: 4
Views: 140

Re: Losmandy G11 and ZWO ASI174

I am not familiar enough with the G11 to know if just a splitter will work. Our GPUSB product will work for sure.
by dpanderson
Fri Mar 09, 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: Shoestring Hardware and Software
Topic: DSUSB has stopped controlling the shutter on D7000
Replies: 6
Views: 352

Re: DSUSB has stopped controlling the shutter on D7000

To be absolutely sure, you will need to short both the tip and the ring to the shield, all at the same time.
by dpanderson
Wed Mar 07, 2018 8:41 am
Forum: Shoestring Hardware and Software
Topic: which part needed for my new EQ5 mount
Replies: 3
Views: 222

Re: which part needed for my new EQ5 mount

No, that is not a concern.
by dpanderson
Tue Mar 06, 2018 6:43 pm
Forum: Shoestring Hardware and Software
Topic: which part needed for my new EQ5 mount
Replies: 3
Views: 222

Re: which part needed for my new EQ5 mount

If you only want to do autoguiding, then the GPUSB is all you need. If you want to include the features that the EQMOD ASCOM driver can add to your equipment, then you would need to add the USB2EQ5.
by dpanderson
Tue Mar 06, 2018 8:33 am
Forum: Shoestring Hardware and Software
Topic: DSUSB has stopped controlling the shutter on D7000
Replies: 6
Views: 352

Re: DSUSB has stopped controlling the shutter on D7000

Each camera is different, but if you short all three terminals together, that should fire the shutter on most cameras.
FYI: "Focus" or "Wakeup" is done when ring is shorted to shield, "Shutter" is when tip is shorted to shield. Shorting all three together tells it to wake up and fire shutter.