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Mariner10
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EQ Direct Cable

Post by Mariner10 » Sun Jan 10, 2021 10:04 pm

Hi all, I recently purchased an EQ Direct Cable from Shoestring and was wondering what driver I need to download.
My PC isn't seeing the mount so I'm going to start with the cable and work back from that.
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Re: EQ Direct Cable

Post by dpanderson » Mon Jan 11, 2021 7:29 am

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 something installed, you will need a top layer astronomy app that supports ASCOM. There are many to choose from.
Doug Anderson
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