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Cornelius Varley

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  1. @markse68 For future reference : Please follow the guidelines in the link below. There is no need to add COMPLETED yourself. This is done automatically when the ad is closed.
  2. The cable isn't a ST4. It should not be connected the mount's guideport, but to the smaller port on the handset.
  3. Actually, you do need that cable. It should be connected to the handset, not the guideport on the mount.
  4. It isn't a ST4 cable. The cable needs to be connected to the handset and pc to make it work.
  5. That isn't a ST4 cable. ST4 cables have a telephone type plug at each end like this. The cable you have it the one for connecting the handset to the pc and is usually called a serial data cable. You cannot use it to connect the mount to the pc through the guideport on the mount. This is why you are getting connection errors.
  6. @Lancebloke You haven't mentioned the type of camera you are using for guiding. It might help to know this.
  7. You have two options. 1. Connect the cameras ST4 to the mount's autoguider port and select ST4 guiding in PHD2 and EQMod. The guide commands are sent to the mount through the ST4 cable. or 2. Remove the ST4 cable from the equation and select pulseguiding in PHD2 and EQMod. The guide commands are sent to the mount via the handset. Question. Does the white cable connected the guide port terminate in the RS232 plug in tyour next photo ? If so, the cable should be connected to the smaller port on the handset. That cable is for firmware updates and controlling the mount from a pc.
  8. Focusing is achieved by turning the wheel on the side of the focuser, not by rotating the eyepiece.
  9. Er ? I don't understand your argument. Why would ZWO or any other camera manufacturer, astro or otherwise, design a piece of software that was compatible with a competitors camera. Canon software isn't compatible with Nikon etc and visa versa. That's why we have third party software developers. Skywatcher, Meade, Celestron etc all make a standard mounting system based upon the vixen dovetail.
  10. Power up the handset and the handset will display the firmware version. Newer, v4 / v5, handsets also have a different shape to the earlier v2 and v3 handsets.
  11. Not quite. The "operating system" is v4.39.10. The handset updater can be considered as the installer of the new os and is only used when the handset is put into update mode.
  12. The latest Synscan handset firmware version is 4.39.10. this is the firmware that controls the mount. The latest version of the firmware can be found here The Synscan update firmware (v2.4) is the firmware that is used to update the Synscan handset to the latest version of the handset firmware. Skywatcher release new versions of the handset firmware, currently v4.39.10, to add new features etc. They sometimes also update the update firmware to fix the occasional updating bug. The more important one is the Synscan handset version, the version number of which is displayed when the handset is powered up.
  13. Hello and welcome to SGL. How far away was the object you were trying to focus on ? If it was too close the telescope might not be able to reach focus at that distance. Alternatively, you didn't adjust the focusing.
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