I am new to the forum.
I have just purchased SG Pro and I am in the process of reconfiguring my Paramount ME/TEC 140/Atik 16200/Lakeside Focuser/Lodestar set up so it can be moved next month to a remote observatory. (I’m just fed up with cloudy nights in my damp corner of the UK!) and I have been advised to use SG Pro. So far, I am very impressed with it.
Until now I have used a Lodestar guide camera running on PHD2 using a standard ST4 cable to the mount. I am trying to reduce/ tidy up the cables. I have already got all my equipment (including the mount via the Sky X Pro Ascom driver) happily connecting to SG Pro and PHD2 running alongside. So far so good, although I have only be able to briefly try things under the sky due to the weather.
Does anyone with a similar set up run the Paramount Direct Guide with SG Pro? Is it even possible?
It would be good to do away with the guide cable. If so, could you please explain how to get it to work.
I am a novice on this because, although I have had the Paramount ME a few years, I never got round to trying Direct Guide. I was just comfortable with the ST4 connection which always worked perfectly.
However, as I am having to change lots of other things in software and hardware I think I should try to bite the bullet to help cable management.
I know Ascom pulse guiding is an option but I never learned how to set that up. So, again I would very much welcome some guidance on that as an option from anyone with relevant experience.