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Skywatcher AZ Goto laptop control


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I have the a little merlin tabletop mount which is like the SW AZ & i have to run a cable from the laptop to the hand set & also the same with my Ioptron mount, if you look on the bottom of your hand set you have two ports one forthe h/set to the mount & the other for plugging your laptop cable from the laptop the you can control your mount by using stellarium, or other planeterium programs hope this helps. 

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I don't actually own one as yet. I've seen one advertised without the handset for a good price, but I'm not interested unless there is an economic way of of running the mount. Even a second hand handset would be quite pricey.

I'd prefer to run the mount from a laptop anyway. I was thinking about using one of these cables:

http://www.astronomiser.co.uk/eqdir.htm

There's one for the AZ Goto at near the bottom of the page. Still a bit pricey though. I might have a go at making my own.

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I don't actually own one as yet. I've seen one advertised without the handset for a good price, but I'm not interested unless there is an economic way of of running the mount. Even a second hand handset would be quite pricey.

I'd prefer to run the mount from a laptop anyway. I was thinking about using one of these cables:

http://www.astronomiser.co.uk/eqdir.htm

There's one for the AZ Goto at near the bottom of the page. Still a bit pricey though. I might have a go at making my own.

Has anyone used the AZ goto with one of these wires?

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