INDIGO AstroTelescope

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Peter Polakovic
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Re: INDIGO AstroTelescope

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It is probably too old (and with old SIMBAD code), pls. can you try build 429?

http://download.cloudmakers.eu/AstroTel ... .9_429.dmg

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Re: INDIGO AstroTelescope

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It works perfect now. Thanks, Peter.
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Re: INDIGO AstroTelescope

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New control panel (from Dashboard):

http://download.cloudmakers.eu/AstroTel ... .9_432.dmg
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Re: INDIGO AstroTelescope

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Peter,

I wanted to move this discussion to the forum. I've emailed you another trace log.

I'm having an issue with AstroTelescope version 3.9_432. When I plug in the USB cable to my Mac the following driver becomes available under Default port for local mount drivers:

/dev/cu.usbmodem_CGX_v11

When I select this, and the Nexstar Mount (2.0.0.1) option under the INDIGO Drivers preferences, Mount Nexstar becomes an available option on the main screen. When I select it I always get the following message:

indigo_mount_nexstar[89, mount_open, 0x70000776b000]: open_telescope(/dev/cu.usbmodem_CGX_v11) = -1

This is happening on two different Macs:
1. MacBook Pro 13-inch, 2017 with macOS Mojave 10.14.3 with connection from USB to USB-C Adapter.
2. Mac mini, Late 2012 with macOS Mojave 10.14.3 with connection from USB directly to Mac with no hub or adapter.

At your recommendation I ran the following sudo command to confirm that no other application had the the port opened.

sudo fs_usage | grep /dev/cu.usbmodem_CGX_v11

Here are the results:

Macmini:~ administrator$ sudo fs_usage | grep /dev/cu.usbmodem_CGX_v11
Password:
11:03:57 lstat64 /dev/cu.usbmodem_CGX_v11 0.000010 AstroTelesco
11:03:57 lstat64 /dev/cu.usbmodem_CGX_v11 0.000007 AstroTelesco
11:03:57 lstat64 /dev/cu.usbmodem_CGX_v11 0.000007 AstroTelesco
11:03:57 lstat64 /dev/cu.usbmodem_CGX_v11 0.000007 AstroTelesco
11:06:56 access /dev/cu.usbmodem_CGX_v11 0.000076 AstroTelesco
11:06:56 access /dev/cu.usbmodem_CGX_v11 0.000123 AstroTelesco
11:06:56 open /dev/cu.usbmodem_CGX_v11 0.003638 AstroTelesco
11:07:25 lstat64 /dev/cu.usbmodem_CGX_v11 0.000011 AstroTelesco
11:07:25 lstat64 /dev/cu.usbmodem_CGX_v11 0.000007 AstroTelesco
11:07:25 lstat64 /dev/cu.usbmodem_CGX_v11 0.000007 AstroTelesco
11:07:25 lstat64 /dev/cu.usbmodem_CGX_v11 0.000007 AstroTelesco

Below is the error level log I get at this time.

11:07:28.477 INDIGO Service AstroTelescope is ready to publish
11:07:28.724 INDIGO Service AstroTelescope was removed

Please let me know if there is anything else I can do to help you troubleshoot the issue.

Thanks for your time on this!
Wade Prunty
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MacBook Pro 13 inch 2017, Mac mini Late 2012
Celestron CGX EQ, EdgeHD 9.25, ASI 120MM-S Guide Camera
Nikon D750
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Re: INDIGO AstroTelescope

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Thank you Wade, it looks correct as well. Pls can you check /Applications/Utilities/Console for some AstroTelescope related messages? The best way how to do it is to start Console, set AstroTelescope to filter field and then to repeat the test with AstroTelescope.

Rumen, any other idea?

Peter
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Re: INDIGO AstroTelescope

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OK, here's the result from the Console.

Thanks,
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Re: INDIGO AstroTelescope

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Hi,
I have no idea what might be wrong:(
Meanwhile can you do some tests for me? You need to install some perl module:
cpan -i NexStarCtl
and then issue:
nexstarctl info -v /dev/cu.XXXXX

The output may shed some light on the problem.

Rumen
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Re: INDIGO AstroTelescope

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Rumen,

When I installed the perl module I noticed the following dependencies in the readme:

DEPENDENCIES

Device::SerialPort
Time::Local

Both my Nexstar controller and CGX mount only have USB ports.

Here is the output from the nexstarctl info -v /dev/cu.XXXXX command:

PruntMINI:NexStarCtl-0.15 wadeprunty$ nexstarctl info -v /dev/cu.XXXXX
Can't locate Device/SerialPort.pm in @INC (you may need to install the Device::SerialPort module) (@INC contains: /Library/Perl/5.18/darwin-thread-multi-2level /Library/Perl/5.18 /Network/Library/Perl/5.18/darwin-thread-multi-2level /Network/Library/Perl/5.18 /Library/Perl/Updates/5.18.2/darwin-thread-multi-2level /Library/Perl/Updates/5.18.2 /System/Library/Perl/5.18/darwin-thread-multi-2level /System/Library/Perl/5.18 /System/Library/Perl/Extras/5.18/darwin-thread-multi-2level /System/Library/Perl/Extras/5.18 .) at (eval 6) line 2.
BEGIN failed--compilation aborted at (eval 6) line 2.
Compilation failed in require at /usr/local/bin/nexstarctl line 12.
BEGIN failed--compilation aborted at /usr/local/bin/nexstarctl line 12.

Thanks,
Wade Prunty
TX, USA

MacBook Pro 13 inch 2017, Mac mini Late 2012
Celestron CGX EQ, EdgeHD 9.25, ASI 120MM-S Guide Camera
Nikon D750
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PruntWHAT
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Re: INDIGO AstroTelescope

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Peter/Rumen,

My last post got me thinking about the hand controller and the USB port on the bottom of it. So, I plugged it in and a new driver showed up in the INDIGO preferences:

/dev/cu.usbserial

When I select this I can now control the mount. Should I not be able to control it via the USB port directly on the mount using the following driver?

/dev/cu.usbmodem_CGX_v11

I believe I've read that going in through the controller's USB port gives you limited function. Do you know if this is true?

Thanks,
Wade Prunty
TX, USA

MacBook Pro 13 inch 2017, Mac mini Late 2012
Celestron CGX EQ, EdgeHD 9.25, ASI 120MM-S Guide Camera
Nikon D750
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Peter Polakovic
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Re: INDIGO AstroTelescope

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Hi, so... well, it was misunderstanding from the beginning :)

NexStar protocol is a "serial" protocol. If there is only USB socket on the hand controller it probably means, that it has built-in USB-to-serial adapter, but you always need hand controller to interpret the commands. The purpose of USB port on the mount is probably different.

Peter
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