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Guiding telescope with Stellarium

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I was wondering how you can use stellarium to guide your scope. I have a celestron nexstar 114 goto telescope and have managed to connect it to my laptop. I know the connection works and using nexstar observers list I can control the scope. However, when I am in stellarium (nexstar closed) I cannot get it to control the scope using the CTRL+ scope number any ideas on where I might be going wrong, or if there is any other freeware software I could use?

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Thank you, I have managed to get the scope to work using stellariumscope, quite easy really to set up. Do you any of you have any further suggestions for useful software?
I found the following thread saved me a lot of time:


The ASCOM route was educational - and very functional. But I'm quite interested in trying out the Open Source drivers (last post) for Stellarium sometime... Might be a tad easier / neater? :)

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