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

Doug Walker
 

OK, try this ;)

start everything up. In POTH unpark then click on the traffic button. Then do the manual guiding from PHD2. Do you see the commands showing up in the traffic log? When you click the East button 2 or 3 times do you see RA move by 1 second in POTH? Increase the guide pulse duration to 5000, then every click on East should move 2-3 seconds in RA.

N.b. I also notedthat if you use the manual guiding buttons in PHD2 it puts the scope in tracking mode, but this is NOT indicated in POTH (the checkbox does not turn on). However, when you first come out of park, the alt-az are stable and RA-Dec are moving, as you would expect. But as soon as you send a guide pulse, RA-Dec stabilize and Alt-Az start moving. This is all as expected, since guiding without tracking is nonsense. It caught me as unusual becasuse the "Track" checkbox in POTH didn't activate.

On 10/16/2020 10:48 AM, James Everson wrote:
Jennifer,
I tried with and without the camera connected as well. Just didn't want to take twice the screen shots. I'm a network systems engineer, so I am pretty comfortable with troubleshooting in general. I just don't have much experience with these software packages. As for how I am connecting, yes, I am connecting POTH to the mount and then connecting PHD2 to POTH. My account on the laptop is an admin account so I shouldn't need to run the apps with elevated rights, but I can certainly give it a shot. I am using the latest "any-cpu" version of the PMC8 ASCOM driver.
Thanks
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Mounts: Explore Scientific EXOS II GT, iEXOS-100, Celestron AVX
Scope: Explore Scientific AR102, AR152, FirstLight 152mm Mak-Cassegrain, SpaceCat 51
Guide Scope: Astromania 50mm Guidescope (190mm focal length)
Guide Camera: ZWO ASI120MM Mini Monochrome
Camera: Canon RP (IR modification)
Software: PHD2, ASCOM, and APT
--
Explore Scientific iEXOS-100
Canon T1i (no mod)
Canon 18-55mm zoom lens
Canon 75-300mm zoom lens
Astromania 60mm guidescope
ZWO ASI 120MC-S
Lenovo m93 / Win10Pro
NINA, DSS, SiriL, GIMP, Phd2


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

 

James,
 
One small checkbox item:
 
Jerry said:  "the PMC-Eight in Serial Mode with a Serial DB9 to USB FTDI chip adapter cable"
 
And you said: "I have both a serial (DB9) cable and a serial (ST4) cable I can use."
 
Question:  
Does the serial-to-USB cable that you are using have the FTDI chip?
 
- Bob 
 
--
Mounts: ES PMC-8 EXOS2
Scopes: SV 102EDT, ZWO 60/280 Guide
Cameras:  Nikon D5300, Altair GPCAM2 290M
Software: ASCOM, CdC, AstroTortilla, BYN Pro, Sharpcap, PHD2
Computer:  Thinkpad x230, Win7Pro/64


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

James Everson
 

Jennifer,

I tried with and without the camera connected as well. Just didn't want to take twice the screen shots. I'm a network systems engineer, so I am pretty comfortable with troubleshooting in general. I just don't have much experience with these software packages. As for how I am connecting, yes, I am connecting POTH to the mount and then connecting PHD2 to POTH. My account on the laptop is an admin account so I shouldn't need to run the apps with elevated rights, but I can certainly give it a shot. I am using the latest "any-cpu" version of the PMC8 ASCOM driver.

Thanks


--
Mounts: Explore Scientific EXOS II GT, iEXOS-100, Celestron AVX
Scope: Explore Scientific AR102, AR152, FirstLight 152mm Mak-Cassegrain, SpaceCat 51
Guide Scope: Astromania 50mm Guidescope (190mm focal length)
Guide Camera: ZWO ASI120MM Mini Monochrome
Camera: Canon RP (IR modification)
Software: PHD2, ASCOM, and APT


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

Tyler Bowman - Explore Scientific Customer Service
 

Ive had better luck with the POTH instead of the DEVICE HUB but let me know

 

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EXPLORE SCIENTIFIC, LLC

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Springdale, AR 72762 USA

 

Brands: Explore Scientific | Bresser | Explore One 
Official Licensee: National Geographic | Discovery

 

Publications:  Sky's Up Magazine

 

Affiliations: UNESCO Space Education Program | AstronomyOutreach network

 

 

From: MAIN@ESPMC-Eight.groups.io <MAIN@ESPMC-Eight.groups.io> On Behalf Of James Everson via groups.io
Sent: Friday, October 16, 2020 8:05 AM
To: MAIN@ESPMC-Eight.groups.io
Subject: Re: [ESPMC-Eight] PHD2 stopped talking to my mount #EXOS2 #OpenGOTO #pmc-eight #ASCOM

 

Because this is my first time setting this up and I didn't know there was a difference. That said, I have tested this with both and get the same result, so is the "why" important?

Thanks

--

Mounts: Explore Scientific EXOS II GT, iEXOS-100, Celestron AVX

Scope: Explore Scientific AR102, AR152, FirstLight 152mm Mak-Cassegrain, SpaceCat 51

Guide Scope: Astromania 50mm Guidescope (190mm focal length)

Guide Camera: ZWO ASI120MM Mini Monochrome
Camera: Canon RP (IR modification)

Software: PHD2, ASCOM, and APT


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Office   +1(866) 252-3811 Ext: 516

Fax        +1(479) 717-2898


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

Jennifer Shelly
 

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?  

What is your procedure for connecting the mount?  Are you first connecting to POTH then connecting to POTH In PHD2?

Have you tried running ALL of your astronomy programs in Admin mode? If not, it may be worth a shot.

Which ASCOM driver are you using for the PMC-8?  Is it the Any-CPU version?


Sincerely,

Jennifer Shelly
AstroPorch, VA

Mounts
: ES PMC-8 G-11, ES PMC-8 EXOS-2
Scopes: ES ED127 FCD-100, ES Levy Comet Hunter, ES N208CF, QHY Mini Guide Scope, Solomark F60 Guide Scope
Cameras: QHY600M, QHY128C, QHY168C
Misc: MoonLite CFL 2.5 / High Res Stepper / V2 Mini Controller, Baader SteelTrack NT / SteelDrive II, Baader UFC, Optolong 2" L-Pro / L-eNhance, QHY CFW3-L, Baader 2” LRGBSHO CCD
Imaging Software:  NINA, APT, SharpCap Pro
Processing Software: PixInsight, Lightroom, Premiere Elements


Re: Dec axis motor system faulty or newbie error?? #EXOS2

 

Paul,

If the DEC axis stays put when the clutch is on, then the clutch isn't slipping and neither is the mesh between the worm and ring gears.
If you open the belt cover and the belt is moving, but the axis isn't, then I would think that the most likely cause would be a loose setscrew on the large pulley.
Easy to check and service if you remove the DEC motor cover, not much to it.  Notes below :-)

https://espmc-eight.groups.io/g/MAIN/files/User%20Contributions/EXOS2PMC8_TuningNotes_v2.pdf
   
--
Mounts: ES PMC-8 EXOS2
Scopes: SV 102EDT, ZWO 60/280 Guide
Cameras:  Nikon D5300, Altair GPCAM2 290M
Software: ASCOM, CdC, AstroTortilla, BYN Pro, Sharpcap, PHD2
Computer:  Thinkpad x230, Win7Pro/64


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

James Everson
 

Because this is my first time setting this up and I didn't know there was a difference. That said, I have tested this with both and get the same result, so is the "why" important?

Thanks

--
Mounts: Explore Scientific EXOS II GT, iEXOS-100, Celestron AVX
Scope: Explore Scientific AR102, AR152, FirstLight 152mm Mak-Cassegrain, SpaceCat 51
Guide Scope: Astromania 50mm Guidescope (190mm focal length)
Guide Camera: ZWO ASI120MM Mini Monochrome
Camera: Canon RP (IR modification)
Software: PHD2, ASCOM, and APT


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

Tyler Bowman - Explore Scientific Customer Service
 

Im curious on why your using the Device HUB instead of POTH.

 

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Tyler Bowman - Customer Service

Office   +1(866) 252-3811 Ext: 516

Fax        +1(479) 717-2898

 

EXPLORE SCIENTIFIC, LLC

1010 South 48th Street

Springdale, AR 72762 USA

 

Brands: Explore Scientific | Bresser | Explore One 
Official Licensee: National Geographic | Discovery

 

Publications:  Sky's Up Magazine

 

Affiliations: UNESCO Space Education Program | AstronomyOutreach network

 

 

From: MAIN@ESPMC-Eight.groups.io <MAIN@ESPMC-Eight.groups.io> On Behalf Of jeverson.biz via groups.io
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Subject: Re: [ESPMC-Eight] PHD2 stopped talking to my mount #EXOS2 #OpenGOTO #pmc-eight #ASCOM

 

Jerry,

OK. So I connected to my PMC8 module with the DB9 cable. Then I opened ES PMC8 Config Manager and enabled serial mode and disconnected from wifi.


Then I opened the ASCOM Device HUB (replaces POTH in ASCOM 6.5+). Went to setup. Selected the PMC8 ASCOM device. Went into settings and made sure that serial connection was selected.






I was able to move the mount from the HUB console. I then opened PHD2 and connected it to the ASCOM Device as you suggested.



I then brought up the manual guiding control in PHD2 but could not move the mount with the PHD2 controls.



What would you recommend from here?

Thank you


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Re: Dec axis motor system faulty or newbie error?? #EXOS2

Tony
 

Try opening the belt inspection door on the DEC side and see if the motor is moving, and if so, if the belt and big pulley are moving as well.  Perhaps the bolt that holds the DEC motor loosened up and the belt is slack, allowing the motor to spin without grabbing the belt.  Do you hear any clicking or other noises?  You said it sounds normal when slewing, so I assume you do hear the motor moving.

Good luck,
-Tony

On 10/16/2020 8:05 AM, Paul Mogg wrote:
Last night, the DEC axis motor system on my new Exos 2 PMC-8 mount seemed to develop a problem and  stopped moving that axis at all. I tested it again this morning and it's the same. The clutches were all tight as I'd been advised, and It makes all the noises it normally makes when manually slewing using the compass rose controls, just doesn't physically move the DEC axis. I removed the cover to the belt drive on the DEC motor and all seems to be moving there correctly, and the belt is not broken or anything.

I'm aware that as a beginner I may be missing something basic here, but the clutches were tight on both axes, which is the only basic error I know of that could cause this.

Anyone got a clue before I call the fire brigade??
--
Location: southern Spain

Equipment:
Explore Scientific EOS-2 PMC-Eight mount
Skywatcher 200DPS Newtonian telescope
Telrad.
28mm 2" and 12mm 1.25" lenses.
2 and 5 x Barlows.
Macbook air 
Huawei Android T5 Tablet
Nikon D3200 DSLR
Software: ExploreStars Android & WIndows, Stellarium OSX & Android, AstroDSLR


Dec axis motor system faulty or newbie error?? #EXOS2

Paul Mogg
 

Last night, the DEC axis motor system on my new Exos 2 PMC-8 mount seemed to develop a problem and  stopped moving that axis at all. I tested it again this morning and it's the same. The clutches were all tight as I'd been advised, and It makes all the noises it normally makes when manually slewing using the compass rose controls, just doesn't physically move the DEC axis. I removed the cover to the belt drive on the DEC motor and all seems to be moving there correctly, and the belt is not broken or anything.

I'm aware that as a beginner I may be missing something basic here, but the clutches were tight on both axes, which is the only basic error I know of that could cause this.

Anyone got a clue before I call the fire brigade??
--
Location: southern Spain

Equipment:
Explore Scientific EOS-2 PMC-Eight mount
Skywatcher 200DPS Newtonian telescope
Telrad.
28mm 2" and 12mm 1.25" lenses.
2 and 5 x Barlows.
Macbook air 
Huawei Android T5 Tablet
Nikon D3200 DSLR
Software: ExploreStars Android & WIndows, Stellarium OSX & Android, AstroDSLR


Re: Newbie Alignment issues - Explorestars Android #Android

Paul Mogg
 

Thanks for that Mikas, yes I get what you're saying, stick to basics at first, just get it to slew roughly to something. I thought I had gone through that stage with using the SYNC button to align on Mars which I had working previously, and then using the button controls to tune in more finely, but this only works for slewing small distances.

Unfortunately, after all of this last night, the DEC axis motor system seems now to have a problem and is not moving that axis at all. It makes all the noises it normally makes when manually slewing using the compass rose controls, and I removed the cover to the belt drive and all seems to be moving there correctly, just the head is not moving on that axis. I have both clutches all tightened as I was told they should be. I'll post about this elsewhere as if it is faulty I guess I'll have to send it back. Oh well, onward and upward.

--
Location: southern Spain

Equipment:
Explore Scientific EOS-2 PMC-Eight mount
Skywatcher 200DPS Newtonian telescope
Telrad.
28mm 2" and 12mm 1.25" lenses.
2 and 5 x Barlows.
Macbook air 
Huawei Android T5 Tablet
Nikon D3200 DSLR
Software: ExploreStars Android & WIndows, Stellarium OSX & Android, AstroDSLR


Re: #iEXOS-100 #iEXOS-100

Karol Trepala
 

I'm using 300mm lens with MFT camera. And I think you should take some margin for those times given by people here... I started just a few months ago my AP hobby, with small tracker star adventurer mini, and I could reach 15-20s exposures (however it was overloaded because my lens weight is 2,3kg), I switched to iexplorer counting on much better results, but at the beggining it was exactly the same (even with pollar alignment by dedicated pollar scope, which I bought as an additional accessory, and which I don't recomend), pollar alignment with this mount is a real pain in the ass. After some fight with the mount and pollar alignment by sharpcap, I can reach 30-40s exposures without autoguiding. Maybe beacuse of te smaller sensor than APSC, or because of my particular mount imperfections (I tried to adjust gears, but I can't eliminate completly movement on RA axis), Nevertheless in my opinion realisticly you can count on 30s exposures. If will be better, than good for you... In my case I swithed to autoguided exposures, but also in this case It isn't as good as I would like... 2-3 minutes are max what I could reach due to the backshlash on my the gear. Until now I have got only 1 night with clear sky, to test this autoguiding, so I hope I can improve this result. Nevertheless at your place I would recomend you to buy for the beggining some decent tracker with autoguide camera, play with it and in some time switch to less "budget" mount than iexos. From the other hand if you like to fight with your equipement and learn a lot about it, this may be a good option.


Re: Newbie Alignment issues - Explorestars Android #Android

Mikas
 

Hi Paul,

I'm not an expert at all but learned some things after struggling with Skywatcher EQ5 pro with Synscan and EOS-2 PMC-8. What I would do:
1 Forget about 2 or 3-star alignment for a while. You need it only for visual observation and more accurate pointing to deep sky objects.
2 Level your mount.
3 Approximately Polar align
4 Grab spirit level and lay it on an even surface. Turn level 180 degrees and make sure it shows the same as before. If not look for another one.
5 Carefully remove mount head, making sure tripod legs do not move.
6 Level tripod by placing the spirit level on top of it.
7 On Explorestars Android app:
Settings; Reset Alignment, make sure time is correct, Load GPS coordinates, check if you mount is selected.
Catalog; Solar, Mars, Slew to object
8 Don't touch any controls! With polar alignment azimuth and declaration adjustment screws only center Mars on your Nikon D3200.
9 Fine-tune centering with Explorestars Android buttons and press sync.
10 Set your Nikon D3200 DSLR to 720p 60fps and start recording video


Newbie Alignment issues - Explorestars Android #Android

Paul Mogg
 

Hi all,
I'm having Alignment issues, I just bought an EOS-2 PMC-8 mount a week or so ago and am still struggling to get it to basically work. ( I always preface with the fact that I'm a complete beginner to all this, though I've read a lot of material )

Having figured out how I think a 3 star alignment should be done on Explorestars, through reading lots of posts and watching videos ( as there is no user manual available ), last night I finally though, after more than an hour of leveling, balancing, collimating, Telrad alignment, polar alignment using the polar finder and an app and the Telrad, and finally 3 star alignment in Explorestars, that I had it down. The software told me I had completed the 3 star alignment. I then told it to slew the EOS-2 to Mars as a test, ...whereupon it immediately slewed back to the North star and it seemed all my hard work was for nothing, which was frustrating to say the least.

Most frustrating of all was that, having discovered the list of "Alignment Stars" presented by pressing the "Catalog" button, I noticed that the Search function was no longer available, I really need this as I only have a limited knowledge of constellations and names of stars at this point.

Anyway, so I am back to square one of only having limited success by using the "SYNC" button to do a "1 star alignment" on an object ( though I know that's not exactly what the SYNC button does ).

Any thoughts on what I might be doing wrong much appreciated. Thank you.
--
Location: southern Spain

Equipment:
Explore Scientific EOS-2 PMC-Eight mount
Skywatcher 200DPS Newtonian telescope
Macbook air 
Huawei Android T5 Tablet
Nikon D3200 DSLR
Software: ExploreStars Android & WIndows, Stellarium OSX & Android, AstroDSLR


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

Doug Walker
 

On the setup screen, check the Motion Controls checkbox.

On 10/15/2020 10:09 PM, James Everson wrote:
Doug,

I couldn't find them. That said, when I clicked on the home button it did return the mount to the home position. So no reason to think the controls wouldn't work. Are the controls under the "telescope simulator"?

Thanks


--
Mounts: Explore Scientific EXOS II GT, iEXOS-100, Celestron AVX
Scope: Explore Scientific AR102, AR152, FirstLight 152mm Mak-Cassegrain, SpaceCat 51
Guide Scope: Astromania 50mm Guidescope (190mm focal length)
Guide Camera: ZWO ASI120MM Mini Monochrome
Camera: Canon RP (IR modification)
Software: PHD2, ASCOM, and APT
--
Explore Scientific iEXOS-100
Canon T1i (no mod)
Canon 18-55mm zoom lens
Canon 75-300mm zoom lens
Astromania 60mm guidescope
ZWO ASI 120MC-S
Lenovo m93 / Win10Pro
NINA, DSS, SiriL, GIMP, Phd2


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

James Everson
 

Doug,

I couldn't find them. That said, when I clicked on the home button it did return the mount to the home position. So no reason to think the controls wouldn't work. Are the controls under the "telescope simulator"?

Thanks


--
Mounts: Explore Scientific EXOS II GT, iEXOS-100, Celestron AVX
Scope: Explore Scientific AR102, AR152, FirstLight 152mm Mak-Cassegrain, SpaceCat 51
Guide Scope: Astromania 50mm Guidescope (190mm focal length)
Guide Camera: ZWO ASI120MM Mini Monochrome
Camera: Canon RP (IR modification)
Software: PHD2, ASCOM, and APT


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

Doug Walker
 

did the motion controls in POTH work?

On 10/15/2020 9:59 PM, James Everson wrote:
Doug,

I reran the ASCOM installer and installed the all the legacy components.





I was able to connect POTH over serial without issue. I then went back into PHD2 and pointed it at the POTH ASCOM device. Still no dice. The manual buttons do not move the mount. I tried setting POTH to parked/unparked and also toggled the tracking box.



Is there anything else to look at in POTH? Any other ideas?

Thanks


--
Mounts: Explore Scientific EXOS II GT, iEXOS-100, Celestron AVX
Scope: Explore Scientific AR102, AR152, FirstLight 152mm Mak-Cassegrain, SpaceCat 51
Guide Scope: Astromania 50mm Guidescope (190mm focal length)
Guide Camera: ZWO ASI120MM Mini Monochrome
Camera: Canon RP (IR modification)
Software: PHD2, ASCOM, and APT
--
Explore Scientific iEXOS-100
Canon T1i (no mod)
Canon 18-55mm zoom lens
Canon 75-300mm zoom lens
Astromania 60mm guidescope
ZWO ASI 120MC-S
Lenovo m93 / Win10Pro
NINA, DSS, SiriL, GIMP, Phd2


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

James Everson
 

Doug,

I reran the ASCOM installer and installed the all the legacy components.





I was able to connect POTH over serial without issue. I then went back into PHD2 and pointed it at the POTH ASCOM device. Still no dice. The manual buttons do not move the mount. I tried setting POTH to parked/unparked and also toggled the tracking box.



Is there anything else to look at in POTH? Any other ideas?

Thanks


--
Mounts: Explore Scientific EXOS II GT, iEXOS-100, Celestron AVX
Scope: Explore Scientific AR102, AR152, FirstLight 152mm Mak-Cassegrain, SpaceCat 51
Guide Scope: Astromania 50mm Guidescope (190mm focal length)
Guide Camera: ZWO ASI120MM Mini Monochrome
Camera: Canon RP (IR modification)
Software: PHD2, ASCOM, and APT


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

James Everson
 

Andreas 

Not sure what you mean. What client are you referring to?

Thanks



On Thu, Oct 15, 2020 at 7:12 PM Andreas Volz via groups.io <bassliner303=googlemail.com@groups.io> wrote:
Hmm, okay. 

Does the Device Hub at least show that there is some client connected to it? Should show up in the upper right corner. 

Regards,
Andreas 

James Everson <jeverson.biz@...> schrieb am Fr., 16. Okt. 2020, 01:03:
Andreas

I know it’s not checked in the image, but I tried both with and without it checked. I can certainly try again, but it didn’t seem to change the outcome.

Thanks 



On Thu, Oct 15, 2020 at 5:56 PM Andreas Volz via groups.io <bassliner303=googlemail.com@groups.io> wrote:
Think you need to check the "Tracking" checkbox.

<jeverson.biz@...> schrieb am Do., 15. Okt. 2020, 23:46:
Jerry,

OK. So I connected to my PMC8 module with the DB9 cable. Then I opened ES PMC8 Config Manager and enabled serial mode and disconnected from wifi.


Then I opened the ASCOM Device HUB (replaces POTH in ASCOM 6.5+). Went to setup. Selected the PMC8 ASCOM device. Went into settings and made sure that serial connection was selected.






I was able to move the mount from the HUB console. I then opened PHD2 and connected it to the ASCOM Device as you suggested.



I then brought up the manual guiding control in PHD2 but could not move the mount with the PHD2 controls.



What would you recommend from here?

Thank you


--
Mounts: Explore Scientific EXOS II GT, iEXOS-100, Celestron AVX
Scope: Explore Scientific AR102, AR152, FirstLight 152mm Mak-Cassegrain, SpaceCat 51
Guide Scope: Astromania 50mm Guidescope (190mm focal length)
Guide Camera: ZWO ASI120MM Mini Monochrome
Camera: Canon RP (IR modification)
Software: PHD2, ASCOM, and APT


--
Mounts: Explore Scientific EXOS II GT, iEXOS-100, Celestron AVX
Scope: Explore Scientific AR102, AR152, FirstLight 152mm Mak-Cassegrain, SpaceCat 51
Guide Scope: Astromania 50mm Guidescope (190mm focal length)
Guide Camera: ZWO ASI120MM Mini Monochrome
Camera: Canon RP (IR modification)
Software: PHD2, ASCOM, and APT


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

Doug Walker
 

FWIW,

I had nothing but problems with guiding using the new Device Hub. Switched to POTH and haven't had an issue since. If you've installed the latest Ascom then you have to run the installer again and specifically select it from the Out of Date Hubs" section.



--
Explore Scientific iEXOS-100
Canon T1i (no mod)
Canon 18-55mm zoom lens
Canon 75-300mm zoom lens
Astromania 60mm guidescope
ZWO ASI 120MC-S
Lenovo m93 / Win10Pro
NINA, DSS, SiriL, GIMP, Phd2