Newer mounts may be able to use CPWI above. Improves PEC recording – read here for details. The latest version is Ascom Platform V You need to be a member in order to leave a comment. Sign In Sign Up.

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Starry Night Pro Cost: For more information see Working with TheSky section 1. In other words, the ASCOM driver program acts as an interface between another program and your telescope.

ASCOM Celestron CGEM Mount Issue – Equipment Compatibility – Main Sequence Software

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cgeem This allows complete remote control of the little NexStars after the initial alignment is accomplished. So given what you said the problem I assume you have a correct and working cable to the mount. Posted September 26, edited. This software allows use of a web cam for autoguiding via the RS port on the bottom of the hand control or can also use an optional hardware interface to the auto guide port on models that have this port.


I have also attempted to use a USB Serial cable as well, without luck. Note that for the older 2. The last Mac version capable of telescope control is TheSky Version 5 – no longer available for purchase.

Connecting Serious with Celestron CGEM II – Software Bisque

This version has passed the Conformance Checker tests and asom support cekestron programmably changing pier side. TheSky Pocket Edition Cost: This is a rather resource intensive program, see the web site for minimum PC requirements. By using a camera capable of displaying stars on the PC screen in real-time, you can manually guide with the arrow buttons on screen or on the real hand control.

Network Telescope Control Cost: Install the platform first, then the Celestron driver. Telescope control with a hand-picked database of objects. Or sign in with one of these services.

Autoguide using most webcams and some astro video cameras. This is a specialized program that allows the use of PC cameras web cams for imaging some deep sky celestrron.

Connecting Serious with Celestron CGEM II

Equatorial mounts do not need to be accurately polar-aligned although an accurate polar alignment will likely lead to a more satisfying observing experience. Lots of these programs wont connect properly unless the scope has gone through the alignment on the handcontroller.


It should also work with TheSky6 and TheSky5 but not all functionality will be present. Edited September 26, by Merlin It provides autoguiding by analyzing the image from the web cam via RS connection with the models of scopes listed. The author has made it available free at the Yahoo Group site below but it isn’t known how long that will be available. Does this make any sense?? Be prepared for limitations and problems.

Cartes du Ciel Sky Charts Cost: The author provides a self-contained installer. I use a keyspan adaptor Is anyone else running a similar set up and having success? NexStar Observer List Cost: Ascom 2X Mount Adaptor Paramount, etc.