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by 2crows
Fri Feb 09, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Controlling nexstar via usb to rj45
Replies: 8
Views: 137

Re: Controlling nexstar via usb to rj45

Peter, thank you for your help, and patience with a newcomer. Everything seems to be working now. For the reference of any other newcomers, the usb/serial adapter that is working is from Plugable Technologies, model pl-2303-db9, and the cord from this to the telescope handset is the Celestron part #...
by 2crows
Tue Feb 06, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Controlling nexstar via usb to rj45
Replies: 8
Views: 137

Re: Controlling nexstar via usb to rj45

Peter,
thank you, I will try this. The cable is still available, it should mate with the usb to serial cable I had ordered.
Will report on my success....
by 2crows
Tue Feb 06, 2018 6:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Controlling nexstar via usb to rj45
Replies: 8
Views: 137

Re: Controlling nexstar via usb to rj45

hello again, Peter. in response to your questions, telescope is a celestron cpc 800, HC (hand controller?)is NXS 4.21, MC is 5.14. There are lots of messages in console (a shocking number, really), but I can't see that they are relevant. I included a sample below, from around the time I turned astro...
by 2crows
Mon Feb 05, 2018 11:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Controlling nexstar via usb to rj45
Replies: 8
Views: 137

Re: Controlling nexstar via usb to rj45

Hello, Peter. Device name is /dev/cu.usbserial-A9078TPQ. In Mac system information, under hardware/usb, I find Ft232R usb uart: Product ID 0x6001 Vendor ID x0403 Version 6.00 Serial number a9078tpq Speed up to 12Mb/sec Manufacturer FTDI LocationID 0x14100000/2 Is there any other info that would help...
by 2crows
Mon Feb 05, 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Controlling nexstar via usb to rj45
Replies: 8
Views: 137

Controlling nexstar via usb to rj45

Purchased astrotelescope software, hope to be able to control Celestron scope under Mac v10.3.3, using usb to the serial pc port on telescope. Astrotelescope loads fine, “nexstar detected”at open. “No telescope” changed to “nexstar”, get error message “invalid echo response!”. Home, slew, sync,stop ...
by 2crows
Mon Jan 15, 2018 7:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Preview problem
Replies: 2
Views: 71

Re: Preview problem

Peter, thank you for the prompt reply and solution. I seem to be good now. Again, many thanks.
by 2crows
Mon Jan 15, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Preview problem
Replies: 2
Views: 71

Preview problem

Hi, very new to using AstroImager. When attempting to use preview, get error message “invalid range for width. Valid range is from 1 to 4144. Requested value is 0.” Never get an image in the image preview panel. Am able to take pictures, though, using image capture. When I check the image settings, ...