GPUSB with MaximDL and Paramount

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idahoman
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GPUSB with MaximDL and Paramount

Post by idahoman » Sun Dec 02, 2007 8:51 pm

I have MaximDL 4.57, which supposedly has built in GPUSB support. I am trying to use a DSI Pro camera through MaximDL and GPUSB to guide a Paramount mount. I downloaded the latest ASCOM platform and the GPUSB ASCOM driver. In Maxim, I have tried GPUSB as well as ASCOM Direct with GPUSB. No matter which I use, the moment I plug the ST4 cable into the mount, the mount goes crazy. This is before I even try to guide. Do I need a virtual serial port? Am I missing something? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.

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Post by dpanderson » Mon Dec 03, 2007 9:35 am

This sounds like the classic symptoms of using the wrong RJ12 cable. Your cable must be wired pin 1 to pin 1 as outlined in this document:
http://store.shoestringastronomy.com/gu ... cables.pdf

Many RJ12 cables are wired pin 1 to pin 6. If you did not buy the RJ12 cable from us, check it very carefully to make sure it is wired pin 1 to pin 1.
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Re: GPUSB with MaximDL and Paramount

Post by Bob Phalon » Thu May 28, 2009 2:42 pm

So is the GPUSB adapter compatible with MaximDL. Is it regulated to complete autoguiding or can it control the mount for Polar Alignment procedures. thanks


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Re: GPUSB with MaximDL and Paramount

Post by dpanderson » Thu May 28, 2009 3:25 pm

Yes, the GPUSB is compatible with MaximDL. It is only for autoguiding, not polar alignment.
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