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When you for the first time setup an off-axis adapter it can be confusing, at least it was for me. I have written down a tutorial that maybe can be of some help:
I will edit and do some complement in the text later.
A question to all you that already have an off-axis adapter, what make and model do you have ? Are you satisfaid with it ?
A friend has an EQ3 Goto mount, I think it's the Sky-watcher one. Currently, I know nothing about them, except that he's having issues getting it to work. To the point that he's getting so frustrated with it he's seriously starting to thinking about throwing the mount away.
He's described what's happening to me. What he's saying is that the mount never points to the place where he's asked it to point. He's saying that say the scope is supposed to point towards something in Orion, it'll end up pointing somewhere on the other side of the sky. He's also said that it doesn't seem to want to track past a certain point in RA.
I'd thought rather than simply jump in and try to help him out and get just as confused, I was wondering if there's some check list of common EQ3 faults that I could work through to see if we can solve the issue.
Once thing I do know is that he's running the mount from a dedicated tracer battery, so it maybe safe to assume that the power supply is good. (althought it's something I'm going to double check as I don't want to miss anything)
Sorry its the old driver issue (I think)
Im running win 10 and have a QHY 5 II M
ASCOM 4 driver
Camera shows up in Device Manager as:
Astroimaging - QHY5II
Start Sharp Cap and it finds: QHY 5 II M and connects - however if i start to capture there is just a dark screen (given it day time and the camera has plenty of light I would have expected basically a white screen)
Start QGVideo and it just says No Camera Detected
Im sure it is a driver issues but I find the info online overwhelming as there is so much
Pointers really appreciated
I've made a video on how to setup an equatorial mount.
Hope this is useful, tips are welcome!
Setting up all the software on my win10 laptop and getting things to talk to one another is a nightmare.
I'm starting a new thread, so I can post all the problems I am having, one at a time, so issues don't get confused. This will also hopefully help anyone coming to similar situations later, as the problems and answers will not be interlaced.
First issue: APT does not detect ZWO camera.
I have got the camera (ZWO) drivers installed and sharpcap can see it and will connect to it properly. However, when I try to connect the camera in APT, the only CCD options it gives me are SBIG (which it isn't), QSI (which it isn't) and ASCOM. Now it shouldn't need to use an ascom driver, because the proper driver is installed, but I give it a go anyway, and this just offers me 2 simulators and 3 QHY cameras (I have one qhy driver installed for the guidecam .... I'll get to that later!). I have disconnected both the filterwheel and guide camera from the camera hub, so they cannot be interefering with the process.
I am at a total loss ... any suggestions?