Re: One beginner's guide to getting EXOS2/PMC8 fully operational with ASCOM, Stellarium, SharpCap, ASPS, and ASCOMPAD
USB to Serial via Parallax FTDI chip cable (https://www.parallax.com/product/28031)
- tried both USB 2.0 and 3.0 ports
- I have two of these cables and each gave the same results - interestingly, PMC Manager shows different COM ports whe I i plug in each cable/adapter (COM 3 and COM 5 respectively), in the same USP port
Nothing else connected to laptop at this time.
PmC-EIght Config Manager output:
7 Com Port: COM3
6 Com Port: COM3
4 Sending via Serial: ESX!
2 Sending via Serial: ESGp0!
1 The mount does not appear to be connected. Please check your settings and network connection.
0 Com Port: COM3
Tried WiFi connection - this worked. Disconnected the WiFi and attempted to switch to serial "Via ASCOM" and received pop up message:
"Mount is currently busy. Please try again in a second...":
31 The mount does not appear to be connected. Please check your settings and network connection.
30 Com Port: COM3
29 Switching to TCP......Already on TCP
28 Switching to TCP...
27 Switching to ASCOM......Could not switch.
26 Switching to ASCOM...
25 Switching to ASCOM......Could not switch
Could the PMC-Eight unit be faulty ?
Mount: EXOS2-GT, Orion SkyView EQ
Scope: ESED80-FCD100, Orion 8” Newt
Guide system: Starfield 50mm, Altair GPCAM2 130M
DSLR: Canon 6D, T3i
Software: ExploreStars W10, iOS; Sharpcap, Altair ImageCapture, PMC 8 Manager, Stellarium
Location: Sierra Foothills, CA