Avalon connection


#1

Hi Everyone,
I’m new to SG, i think i sussed most of the settings… well for now anyway!
but i am having trouble connecting my Avalon? does anyone have any tips please!

i have seena couple of my friends connect through EQmod, i was hoping i wouldn’t have to… sort of defeats the object of having it all in one place!

the mount is being seen by my pc, i have input the correct coms port?
thanks for any help :smile:
Colin


#2

Did you install latest ASCOM driver and Avalon’s ASCOM mount driver? SGP requires ASCOM drivers to control the mount. If you didn’t, it’s really easy and pretty much transparent except you may have to setup a few settings in Avalon’s ASCOM mount driver like computer’s COM port number.

ASCOM driver: http://ascom-standards.org/

Avalon’s ASCOM mount driver: http://www.avalon-instruments.com/StarGo_BT?id=77aa03a0-00b9-42f9-b2f2-b9b3507430dd

I can’t find Avalon ASCOM mount driver but your mount probably came with a CD or DVD disk containing necessary ASCOM mount driver.

Peter


#3

Hi Peter,
I have all yhe upto date drivers…I will double check the Avalon one, but I’m pretty sure thats good? Hey… I know its going to be something silly and probably pilot error!
Thanks for the suggestions, I will let you know how I do!
Colin

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-------- Original message --------
From: topboxman forums@mainsequencesoftware.com
Date:26/10/2014 03:35 (GMT+01:00)
To: shineyslug@gmail.com
Subject: [Main Sequence Software] Avalon connection

topboxman

October 25
Did you install latest ASCOM driver and Avalon’s ASCOM mount driver? SGP requires ASCOM drivers to control the mount. If you didn’t, it’s really easy and pretty much transparent except you may have to setup a few settings in Avalon’s ASCOM mount driver like computer’s COM port number.

ASCOM driver: http://ascom-standards.org/

Avalon’s ASCOM mount driver: http://www.avalon-instruments.com/StarGo_BT?id=77aa03a0-00b9-42f9-b2f2-b9b3507430dd

I can’t find Avalon ASCOM mount driver but your mount probably came with a CD or DVD disk containing necessary ASCOM mount driver.

Peter

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#4

Can you post the logs? Do you get an ASCOM controller that pops up and you can manually control your mount from your computer without SGP?

If you can control it through ASCOM, SGP will work with it.


#5

hi,
i think i have sussed the problem, probably the rj11 lead i am using?
i have the synscan update lead, just not with me… i will try that when i get a chance

when i use it in my ficuser it’s fine, and i thought i could use it in my handset… but its obviously different my pc sees the converter, but dosn’t see the mount… so i think it can only be this… doh!
thanks for your help


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