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  1. OMG... after a disconnect and reconnect and choosing 'COM4' followed by Connect, I am in! HUGE THANKS!!! Would never have figured this out on my own. Never. Legend.
  2. OK I didn't have it installed as you suspected. On to the next issue thank you for bearing with me. Tried pointing to COM4 but not detecting the mount.
  3. For the life of me I cannot find that screen. That and the fact that I don't see the EQMOD.Telescope in the options dropdown would suggest I do not have EQMOD installed either fully or correctly. I will investigate and revert. Thank you all for the support thus far. You are legends... all of you!
  4. I'm going to need a bit of help accessing that screen. Had a root around and can't find it?
  5. Thanks everyone. I think we're getting somewhere. I had installed the driver for the HitecAstro USB - and consequently it showed up in Device Manager under Ports COM & LPT. It's listed under COM4 which I read was a-OK. Previously, before I had installed that driver, it was showing as an unknown USB device, so when I sorted that I thought I had it licked. But the issue is, in all of the ASCOM utilities when I try to add and configure the mount, despite the fact that it showed up in the list after I'd installed the drivers: The COM dropdown is blank:
  6. I'm trying to get set up to control my mount using my laptop and am hitting a brick wall with ASCOM so am wondering if I am doing things completely wrong. I have an AZEQ6-GT, I have plugged one end of the 'Hitecastro USB EQ Direct Interface' cable into the Hand Control port and the USB into the USB port on my laptop. I have downloaded the ASCOM driver from the Skywatcher website and it's picked up by the ASCOM telescope chooser. I have installed all manner of the latest EQMOD and ASCOM drivers and software and I've tried connecting to the Mount using Cartes Du Ciel, Stellarium S
  7. I posted this possibly on the wrong forum yesterday [Imaging - Planetary] so mods please delete the other one if necessary. Hi there, I sold my Neximage 5 a while back and am in the market for a planetary camera to use with my C11 XLT. As far as my limited knowledge and ability to research goes I think the Altair GPCAM3 385c Colour (details at bottom of post) might be the best bang for buck due to the high framerate. I was also recommended the following 2x Barlow (Altair Lightwave 2x Flat Field Tele Extender Barlow) as an ideal Barlow to accompany the 385c. The two should cost in th
  8. Hi there, I sold my Neximage 5 a while back and am in the market for a planetary camera to use with my C11 XLT. As far as my limited knowledge and ability to research goes I think the Altair GPCAM3 385c Colour might be the best bang for buck due to the high framerate. I was also recommended the following 2x Barlow (Altair Lightwave 2x Flat Field Tele Extender Barlow) as an ideal Barlow to accompany the 385c. The two should cost in the region of £400. Without getting into crazy money can anyone recommend a better option than this or does this look about right for the 11" C11 XLT and planet
  9. Yes thank you :). I was wondering why my GoTo wasn't really working accurately after alignment. The SCT must have been sliding out of position regularly. Imaging with an 11" SCT is indeed a challenge. I can't wait until I move to a widefield refractor imaging setup. I expect it will be far easier.
  10. Solved! The grub screws were loose. Sorted thank you so much!
  11. How do you get that off? I can't see any way to take that off the mount.
  12. These are the holes I am referencing. https://photos.app.goo.gl/8ab8Dmktw195kmkS6 They are empty at the moment. I'm stumped.
  13. https://photos.app.goo.gl/gco2NNpeFyN2kCW57 See video. I can't see any screws that are accessible? Just a few thread holes above the dial? Any ideas?
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