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AWR ASCOM driver


Mike Hawtin
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Is anyone using ASCOM to control the AWR microstep drive system? I am trying to obtain a copy the driver but have been unable to get a response from AWR or from the link on the ASCOM site :D. Any help will be very much appreciated.

Cheers

Mike H

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  • 5 years later...

Hi Mike,

sorry for not replying sooner but I have the ASCOM driver for the AWR microstep drivebox.

It is published by  a company called Tigra Networks.

http://www.tigranetworks.co.uk/

Unfortunately it costs quite a few quid - I think about £75 when I purchased it quite a few years ago.

As far as I can remember it works with Windows up to 7 but since I last used it I now run a W10 laptop and I'm hoping that Tigra can sort out a new driver for that - fingers crossed.

hope this helps

Robert

 

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Hi Mike,

update - the driver does work with windows 10 - but I have found that I needed a powered USB/Serial adaptor for it to work - a simple cable USB/serial won't work.

I have connected to the mount and bench tested the connection indoors.

I just did a trial manual sync using the IH, connected the laptop using AstroPlanner v2, fired up the AWR-EQ6 ASCOM connection and the program can control the mount.

Hope this helps.

Robert

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