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Connecting PMC-Eight to ZWO ASIAIR Pro


Dino Monaco
 

Hi,

So I’ve ordered the EXOS2 w the PMC Eight system. Backordered at the moment.
In the meantime, I was thinking of interfacing the ASIAIR Pro device to exploit full functionality of both systems; i.e. automated wireless mount driver of the PMC 8, & the camera + plate solving capabilities of the ASIAIR devices.
Question: how do I set this up?
I’ve noticed that the ASIAIR Application has a selection for explore scientific EXos2 in its telescope control setup menu.
I’m assuming I need to attach a DB9-USB cable from the device to the PMC8.
But I’m also assuming it won’t be just a plug & play situation.

Thanks for your help in advance 🙏

Dino Monaco





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Dino Monaco


Steve Siedentop
 

There’s some good documentation on setting up the PMC-Eight with the ASI Air in the files section.

-Steve

On Wed, Dec 30, 2020 at 6:48 PM Dino Monaco via groups.io <Dinomonaco=me.com@groups.io> wrote:
Hi,

So I’ve ordered the EXOS2 w the PMC Eight system. Backordered at the moment.
In the meantime, I was thinking of interfacing the ASIAIR Pro device to exploit full functionality of both systems; i.e. automated wireless mount driver of the PMC 8, & the camera + plate solving capabilities of the ASIAIR devices.
Question: how do I set this up?
I’ve noticed that the ASIAIR Application has a selection for explore scientific EXos2 in its telescope control setup menu.
I’m assuming I need to attach a DB9-USB cable from the device to the PMC8.
But I’m also assuming it won’t be just a plug & play situation.

Thanks for your help in advance 🙏

Dino Monaco





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Dino Monaco






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Mounts: ES PMC-8 G11 with Ruland Couplers and One Piece Worm Blocks, Skywatcher NEQ-6
Scopes: ES ED127CF FCD100, Orion 6” Mak, Stellarvue SV80EDT, Coronado Solarmax 40
Cameras:  CentralDS CDS-600, CentralDS Astro 60D, Orion Starshoot SSAG
Msc: Moonlite Focusers, Astrozap Dew Straps, Pegasus Ultimate PowerBox
Software: PixInsight, Cartes du Ciel, BackyardEOS, SkySafari


Omar Rahman
 

It’s not exactly plug and play but it’s not far from it either.
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Scope:        
ES ED102
Mounts
:      ES EXOS2-PMC-8, SkyWatcher Star Adventurer
Cameras:   ASI1600MM Pro, Nikon D7500
Lens:
          Nikon 200-500mm, Tamron 70-200mm G2, Nikon 120mm manual lens
Misc:          ZWO ASI120Mini Guide Camera, ZWO 30mm mini guidescope, Stellarmate, Asiair
Software:  Kstars, SkySafari, ExploreStars (android), Pixinsight, DeepSkyStacker, Regim, Astrostakkert, LR/PS, RNC-color-stretch
Computer:  Macbook Pro, Surface Pro 4, iPhone, Fire 7