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  1. I am not sure how one can access the OS (Linux) and install drivers on the ASIAIR.
  2. I bough the ASIair Pro and an ASIair camera. Works like a charm. Perfect solution.
  3. Ok. Will check. Thanks. So far I had no issues.
  4. In my case, I left to DHCP to automatic. All my devices and the AAP app on the iPad could scan and automatically find the ASIair Pro.
  5. I used my old leftover Apple AirPort Extreme (AE) router. Plugging the Ethernet cable that comes from the Asiair Pro (AAP) into one of the Ethernet *outputs* from the AE router. The AE is configure as a normal wifi router. This way the AAP is part of the local network of the AE. The iPad connects through the AE wifi network to the AAP. The AAP app finds the AAP box immediately and automatically. Works like a charm. Also, other devices connected to the AE wifi can directly access the memory and images on the AAP. So cool and convenient. I guess this should work with any router
  6. Did anyone here try the ASIair already with an iPad Pro? AFAIK, you would still need the ASIAIR PRO "minicomputer" from ZWO to make the fully mobile connection: iOS App: ASIair App on iOS AppStore ASIAIR Pro hardware: ASIAIR Pro "minicomputer" (Raspberry Pi?)
  7. Hi Paul81! Thank you for the insight! This will help me getting started. The Lodestar should arrive this week. I am curious on how it will perform… weather permitting
  8. ... well, I guess should have read further... Do you use these "drivers" snippets ... http://www.sxccd.com/software-development ?
  9. Hi Paul81, This is great. I just ordered the Lodestar yesterday and found this post today. I settled for the Lodestar also because of its great support for Mac OS X with Nebulosity and PHD... and because of its sensitivity ;-) On the IT side I am using a MBP 2011/i7/8GB. My Orion (USA) SSAG is running under Win7 via Parallels. Not perfect but works well. Could you tell me, where exactly you found the Mac OS X drivers for the Lodestar? I might try some programming myself. I could only find the ASCOM and 64bit USB2 drivers, both for Windows. BTW, do you offer your software for download? I am
  10. Apparently (and supposedly), the SynScan is compatible to the Celestron NexStar (not only by the looks ;-)). I am not sure about the SynTrek, though. After looking at this info from Skywatcher, you probably need to upgrade to the SynScan. The SynTrek merely treks... You might find more info on the Wiki for the telescope control. Since I got my NexStar working flawlessly with the Mac, I suppose the SynScan should work as well. IMPORTANT NOTE: The only one tricky thing I found was, that the USB-Serial adapter address can change from one session to another. So you need to check with the termi
  11. Hi again on this... ;-) Depending on the settings for "OS X - Exposé & Spaces", Ctrl+number might switch the screen or nothing happens. On my Stellarium version, CMD+1 moved the scope. This was also mentioned and confirmed by others earlier in this thread.
  12. Thank you for all that digging. I highly appreciate a thorough analysis. Well, I bought that PL2303-based usb-serial cable last year. It worked without any problems on my old IBM X41 under WinXP. Now I changed to the MBP and all the trouble started. Hind sight is 20/20. Maybe now I wound buy a different cable based on a different chip. Thanks for the advice, though. The nice thing about WinXP is that it has been around for so long that there are no more driver problems. Even the "recent" drivers are at least 2 years old. You might want to edit your post on the procedure accordingly, since yo
  13. Hi NickK Just a couple of remarks on your procedure, which did not work for me. Here the important point for me was, that I tried different drivers from different sources: 1) From the CD that had come along with the cable => did not work 2) From the website from the cable manufacturer (Linklogic) => did not work 3) From the "welcome to Prolific" website => guess what => did not work, either, and turned out to be identical with the LogiLink ones or better the other way around, LogiLink provides the Prolific 2303 drivers 4) The 64bit drivers from the Apple Driver Site (same as the
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