Re: PHD2 stopped talking to my mount #EXOS2 #OpenGOTO #ASCOM #pmc-eight

Jerry Hubbell - Explore Scientific VP Engineering

On Fri, Oct 16, 2020 at 10:01 AM, Jennifer Shelly wrote:
The third screen shot in post 8515 shows the mount is connected, but the camera is not connected.  I am not sure if it makes a difference or not, but have you tried connecting the camera and the mount at the same time and the tried moving the mount in PHD2?  
Hi Jennifer, James,

Yes, I think in order to send manual pulse guide commands, you may have to connect the camera, although I have not tried using the manual guide without the camera to see if that is actually a problem. Also since guide commands are very very small, you may not be able to see any "physical" movement of the mount at all. The way you should test this is to first slew to an object using a planetarium program (which I will explain why it is needed) and make sure it is tracking. Once you do that then bring up the manual guiding in PHD2 and zoom up on the target in your planetarium so you can see small position changes on the chart. Make sure your chart is zoomed up to see the motion when you push the guide buttons.

Give that a try and let us know
Jerry Hubbell
Vice President of Engineering

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