Takahashi mount autoguiding question

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Takahashi mount autoguiding question

Post by jwheel69 » Thu May 26, 2016 3:54 pm

Greetings,

New to the group and I am looking for an answer to the following question:

I have a Takahashi NJP mount but it does not have the Temma system. It has the PD7XY control box (picture attached). The autoguide cable that came with the mount has a serial connection. The previous owner of my mount used an SBIG relay box for autoguiding. I was wondering though, if the equipment from shoestring astronomy would be compatible with my system? this: http://www.store.shoestringastronomy.com/gpusb.htm and this: http://www.store.shoestringastronomy.com/gpcnv_tak.htm I know of other people that have used this equipment successfully with Temma systems but I am not sure about my system. I would also like to add that I did contact Texas Nautical and they have a Din to RJ-14 cable for the auto guider but it is pricey. It puzzles me that they mentioned RJ-14. I was under the impression that the "standard" was RJ-12? I did find an RJ-11 cable on their website though but no RJ-12. Also I plan to use this camera for autoguiding:

https://www.optcorp.com/qhy5lii-monochr ... amera.html

Any help that could provided would be greatly appreciated.

Joe Wheelock
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Re: Takahashi mount autoguiding question

Post by dpanderson » Tue May 31, 2016 12:26 pm

Please provide a picture of the Autoguide port.
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Re: Takahashi mount autoguiding question

Post by jwheel69 » Tue May 31, 2016 6:26 pm

dpanderson wrote:Please provide a picture of the Autoguide port.
Here are some links to hi-res pictures of the autoguide port:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/23614320@ ... 525772042/

https://www.flickr.com/photos/23614320@ ... 525772042/

I think it is a 6 pin DIN.

Joe

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Re: Takahashi mount autoguiding question

Post by dpanderson » Thu Jun 02, 2016 11:56 am

Based on these pictures, I believe our GPUSB and GPCNV-TAK will work with this mount.
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Re: Takahashi mount autoguiding question

Post by jwheel69 » Fri Jun 03, 2016 7:06 pm

dpanderson wrote:Based on these pictures, I believe our GPUSB and GPCNV-TAK will work with this mount.
Thanks!

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