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by dpanderson
Sun Jul 04, 2021 2:18 pm
Forum: Shoestring Hardware and Software
Topic: Command protocol
Replies: 2
Views: 77

Re: Command protocol

You are correct, the FCUSB is a pure USB device, not mapped as a serial port. If you would still like to use the FCUSB and are writing your own software, there is DLL available for it. Let me know if you are interested.
by dpanderson
Tue Jun 22, 2021 12:20 pm
Forum: Shoestring Hardware and Software
Topic: GPUSB error message to connect via ascom on windows 10 64 bits. I need a driver dll to be recognized in Cartes du Ciel
Replies: 1
Views: 107

Re: GPUSB error message to connect via ascom on windows 10 64 bits. I need a driver dll to be recognized in Cartes du Ci

The GPUSB does not have a 64 bit driver. The GPUSB is only intended to creates small movements of the telescope mount that are used when autoguiding during a long exposure photograph. It will not create the large sweeping movements that you would use with an application like Cartes du Ciel to move t...
by dpanderson
Sun Jun 13, 2021 6:43 pm
Forum: Shoestring Hardware and Software
Topic: Could not connect to EQ Mount
Replies: 1
Views: 103

Re: Could not connect to EQ Mount

It looks like you have done everything correctly. Are you sure COM 6 is what the cable mapped to when it was installed? You might try unplugging the cable, telling Windows to forget about COM 6, then plug the cable in again and see which COM port it maps too. You might also try manually reassigning ...
by dpanderson
Sun May 09, 2021 6:12 am
Forum: Shoestring Hardware and Software
Topic: Adding guide port conversion kit to single-axis eq3 hand box
Replies: 2
Views: 368

Re: Adding guide port conversion kit to single-axis eq3 hand box

If you would take it apart and email pictures of the top and bottom side of the printed circuit board, I will do my best to help out. My email address is doug@shoestringastronomy.com
by dpanderson
Mon Jan 11, 2021 7:29 am
Forum: Shoestring Hardware and Software
Topic: EQ Direct Cable
Replies: 1
Views: 535

Re: EQ Direct Cable

First you need the Virtual COM Port driver from FTDI, found at: https://www.ftdichip.com/Drivers/VCP.htm Then you need the ASCOM platform, start at: https://www.ascom-standards.org/ Then you need the EQMOD ASCOM driver, start at: http://eq-mod.sourceforge.net/ Finally, if you don't already have some...
by dpanderson
Thu Nov 05, 2020 6:16 am
Forum: Shoestring Hardware and Software
Topic: USB2EQ5 Connection Problem
Replies: 1
Views: 551

Re: USB2EQ5 Connection Problem

I've seen it install with both an incoming port and an outgoing port. Be sure to select the outgoing port. Try different USB ports on you computer and if possible a different computer. If that doesn't work, the best source of information is the EQMOD group at https://groups.io/g/EQMOD The EQMOD deve...
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: 1290

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: 1290

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: 1079

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: 1079

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: 1198

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: 1198

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: 2717

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: 2717

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: 2717

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!