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So after ordering my Asiair Pro and waiting a month for it to come I’ve made the schoolboy error of not understanding how to connecting it up successfully and now I’m left wondering what I need.
after 40 minutes trying to polar align I finally got the first plate solve! Then nothing from the mount..... I believe I need a cable to connect the hand controller to the asiair pro. But I can’t find anywhere which one is best to get!
Im unsure if I can just use a usb a to usb b cable or if I need a serial to usb or what. Hopefully someone can help!
Restoring a Backup on a Mac
Something else I came across and a chap called Terry on Facebook had a solution.
Again, you might already know this, but just in case.
You buy a new ASIAIR Pro, you are pretty much advised that one of the first things you should do, is to create a backup of your software(includes your license key) from the supplied SD card.
And one of the common methods suggested for Mac users is to use the “Apple Pi Baker” program/application.
So, I used the application to create my backup and saved it in a safe place, in fact I made two copies(belt and braces).
Then, yesterday, I thought I should really try to restore one of these backups to make sure they actually work, else what is the point of having a backup for that rainy day.
And actually, I will keep the original safe and use my copy going forward.
So, I inserted a new blank SD card(Fat32) and started the restore process, letting it run its course.
Once it had finished, I did a quick eye ball to compare the copy to the original and all the files appeared to be there.
I then plugged the restored SD card back into the ASIAIR Pro, but the device would not start/boot up!
Just in case, I then reformatted another SD card and tried that one, but still no good.
I then created another backup from the original SD card(so all in all I had img and zip versions) and tried to restore them, the same result, fail.
On further investigation, it looks like this is fairly common.
Terry on ASIAIR Facebook group suggested downloading the file from the ZWO website, but then using your own License file.
I then used the ASIAIR PRO link above(from the “How_to_Restore_ASIAIR_OS.pdf” on line doc) to get the file.
First, keeping a copy of my zwoair_license safe of course(still on the original SD card).
The file is pretty large, unzips to about 31 GB and takes a while to download(9GB zipped) even on cable.
I then restored(using Apple Pi Baker) this new downloaded file to my new SD card and once it had completed, I then overwrote(replaced) the
existing “zwoair_license” file with my original(my unique supplied copy).
Next, I then inserted the new copied/restored SD card into the ASIAIR Pro and it started.
Finally, I then connected via the ASIAIR app using my IPhone and was prompted to update the firmware to the latest version which I did.
Bingo all good, the original SD card supplied by ZWO stored in a safe place and I am now using this copy going forward.
Just got an asiair pro and am setting things up. Have updated to the latest firmware.
The aap and my ss2k seem to connect OK. However when I issue a goto command to the ss2k, nothing actually happens at the mount.
However the 4 directional arrows on the aap ui work fine and do indeed make the mount move.
Any clues please?
I'm using ASIAIR pro with Nikon D3300 DLSR, everything seems fine no majors issues expect operator error at this point 😂
Only question is, why do I only see ISO 100, 200, 400, 800 available in ASIAIR pro (see screen shot)? Does the app limit the ISO because I shouldn't need more than ISO 800 or is there is glitch? Does the DSLR need to be set to a particular setting before connecting to ASIAIR pro? I've asked ZWO the question on their forum, all they said install Beta v1.5 and send log file...done the needful don't see any change in ISO selection and don't know who to transfer the log file.
I wondered if anyone using ASIAIR pro and DLSR has come across something similar.
ps: Nikon D3300 is one of their tested cameras with ASIAIR Pro (as listed on their website).