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After searching several days I have found a way of controlling my mount using OSX software - would just like to say great effort and a big thank you from the developer of this, works perfectly with my EQMOD sub lead. Just downloading the latest drivers for my Canon 450d and everything seems to work. Would just like to ask are Atik CCD's supported by anyone, heard of a great initiative called the AOSX which encourages Astro software to be developed for the macs. Long may it continue and great effort by people involved.
G'day y'all, I am trying to connect Sky Safari Pro 4.4 to a Skywatcher NEQ6 Pro mount by 1. direct USB connection from Macbook Pro 13 retina (late 2013). My equipment comprises... Seeing with: Skywatcher Quattro CF 200mm reflector; Orion 80mm f4 Short Tube; Swarovski CL Companion 8 x 30 Mounted upon: Skywatcher NEQ6 Pro; guided by: Synscan, Orion StarSeek WiFi or EQmac, Sky Safari 5 pro; stabilized with: Orion Starshoot Autoguider/PHD2 Capturing with: Canon 1D-X, Canon 5D mk III; through: T-ring adapter on scope or EF 600mm f4L +1.4x(800mm)/2.0x (1200mm) ext. Laptop and Operating system: Macbook Pro 13inch Retina Late 2013 Mac OSX El Capitan 10.11.15 Software: EQMac version 2.0.0 beta 3 PHD2 version 2.6.1 Sky Safari Pro 4 for OSX version 4.4 SynScan EQ computer: Version 03.28 Wiring: Macbook Pro: 2 x USB ports connected as follows USB port 1: Orion StarShoot Autoguider (SSAG) with Orion supplied USB cable; USB port 2: Direct connection to Skywatcher SynScan DB9 RS232 port on NEQ6 Pro with purchased Shoestring USB2EQ' cable Orion SSAG auto guider connected to auto guider port on NEQ6 Pro. Results: EQMac appears to connect to and operate the mount correctly. PHD2 reports a successful connection. Guiding was not tested as this was done during daylight. Sky Safari 4 Pro does not connect. Note: I previously have tried to use Sky Safari Pro 4 on an iPad to the mount through an Orion StarSeek WiFi module connected to the mount’s SynScan hand controller. I was able to slew the mount using the soft buttons on the Sky Safari scope control display but the displayed position of the scope icon moved in the opposite direction. I disconnected the WiFi module and dispensed with the iPad method. I've attached a number of MBP screenshots below referenced as follows: EQMac settings (connected successfully): Image 1 of 8 attached PHD2 (connected successfully): Image 2 of 8 attached Sky Safari (not connecting): Image 3 of 8 attached Choices for Scope Type are: Images 4 and 5 of 8 attached Choices for Mount Type are: Image 6 of 8 attached Choices for 'Connection' are: Image 7 of 8 attached The error that appears when connecting is: Image 8 of 8 attached Any assistance in choosing the correct settings for Sky Safari Pro for both the direct connection to the Macbook pro as well as some help with the iPad-to-Orion Starseek WiFi setup would be greatly appreciated. Apologies for the monster-sized screenshots Pete
For those of you on Macs, I've just released v1.3.0 of the EQMac software, which will allow you to control your Skywatcher mount from the Mac without a hand control. You can find out about the new release on the EQMac website. Regards, David
Hi all, I'm trying to connect SkyWatcher Synscan to my MacBook Air via wifi adapter using EQMac v2.0.0 beta3. According to the release note of EQMac v2.0.0 beta1, it supports wifi as well as serial connection. However, I couldn't find any document for wifi connection. What I'm trying to do is.. 1. Establish Wifi connection to "SynScan_WiFi_####" 2. Configure following connection in EQMac's Preference Connection Type: TCP/IP IP Address: 192.168.4.1 Port: 11880 3. Close Preference setting However, EQMac console is still gray out.. Appreciate if anyone share how to configure EQMac for wifi or alternative application/tool to connect Synscan to Mac via wifi.
Think for you help! I had some questions, i used USB-Serical(PL2303) cable to connect my Mac(OS X 10.11),and that cable connect my SynScan hands by R11-Rs232 cable. In the terminal, i finded serial port just appeared is "cu.usbserial", and the serial options appeared "usbserial" item in EQMac(1.3 beta). The EQMac notice me that mount cannot be finded. Does the Serial Port work correctly? How can set up both the USB-Serical(PL2303) and the EQMac?