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I was trying out ASCOM EQmod on my laptop, with the EQ5 Pro SynScan mount. 

My question is, is it normal for the EQ5 to show up as HEQ5/HEQ6 on the pull down menu selection for ASCOM? 🤔

 

It works okay, just curious... 

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Ian, Chris Shillito originally wrote EQMOD for his own EQ6 around 12 years ago hence the HEQ5/EQ6 reference.  Naturally people were interested in the ability to control a telescope from a PC so it was shared and it developed from there.  The software reads the firmware in the synscan unit / motor board and obtains the mounts parameters it needs to control the mount, so it doesn't matter that other mounts are not listed.  So long as the driver is set to SyntaEQ it will be fine.

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2 hours ago, malc-c said:

Ian, Chris Shillito originally wrote EQMOD for his own EQ6 around 12 years ago hence the HEQ5/EQ6 reference.  Naturally people were interested in the ability to control a telescope from a PC so it was shared and it developed from there.  The software reads the firmware in the synscan unit / motor board and obtains the mounts parameters it needs to control the mount, so it doesn't matter that other mounts are not listed.  So long as the driver is set to SyntaEQ it will be fine.

Thanks for the info, as I was just wanting to use it as a backup on my laptop, incase my RPi was unavailable, etc...

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