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Guiding Advice


dark knight
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Hi all, hopefully someone will be able to advise.

I am going to have my first go at guiding, I have both cables from the Atik going to my pc ( 1 usb and 1 parallel), I then have a cable from pc to mount via the hand controller for now (Synscan eq5). Are these the only cables I need and will I still be able to use stellarium to control the mount goto, as one cable will give the corrections to the mount, whilst at the same time controlling the goto facility via stellarium???

Hope that makes sense and thanks

Carl

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Does your EQ5 mount have a guide socket (RJ11)??

The connection you describe are used for GOTO control from a planetarium program ( Carte due Ciel) etc and not for guiding.

Usually there is a separate guide port....????

For your camera, it sounds like you'll also need a cable from the computer to the guide port (SS USBDIR etc) and guide software ( PHD) to do the job.

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