New ZWO user, getting "sync failed" with AVX and SkySafari

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Foreur
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New ZWO user, getting "sync failed" with AVX and SkySafari

Post by Foreur » Mon Mar 25, 2019 8:47 pm

France
iPad and iPhone 5 SE, both 128Gb and IOS 12.1.4
Celestron AVX with StarSense and RS232 port on HC
ASI071MC Pro and ASI183MM Pro
EFW Mini (and OAG)

- First used ASIair with ASI071 standalone on an old JMI NGT 18" with tracking only, worked like a charm, plate solving impressed me, fast and correct! (this was in La Reunion, southern sky!)
- Then tested on the AVX with ASI071, including SkySafari 6+ V6.3.0.0, all worked fine, except the "sync failed" after plate solve (haven't figured that out yet!)
Driving the mount from ASIair App or SkySafari worked perfectly
- Then tested the ASI183 with EFW on the AVX in day time, all fine, could even drive the EFW though the USB port on the Camera, from the ASIair App
Note: haven't yet tried to update the version of the firmware, running 1.52 currently
Question: for the AVX, mount selection, should I use "Celestron SLT/CPC/CGE..." or "SkyWatcher SynScan" ?
Celestron Nexstar is for AltAz, and I don't know if there is an EQMOD for the AVX.
Last, having an electric focuser would be super, as well as doing live stacking on ASIair !!!
And being able to connect from a PC to ASIair (in Wi-Fi) would be useful too (ASIair would be kind of a "concentrator" and local intelligence).
But not just to retrieve images, also to use Astro software like SharpCap, AstroArt, MaximDL etc...
Keep doing good products, looking forward to hear from Sam or the other ZWO staff members, thanks, JC

Foreur
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Re: New ZWO user, getting "sync failed" with AVX and SkySafari

Post by Foreur » Fri Mar 29, 2019 3:32 pm

Anybody there ???????

HDastro
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Re: New ZWO user, getting "sync failed" with AVX and SkySafari

Post by HDastro » Sat Mar 30, 2019 3:02 pm

Being a Skywatcher user but reading many posts on the ZWO Facebook site, I would choose the Celestron choice for the mount.
ZWO will be bringing out an EAF soon fully compatible with the Asiair.
Connecting from a Laptop or PC can be done by using BlueStacks which is an Android emulator that can run Asiair app and Skysafari. That is what I use.
I believe I read that Eqmod and Skysafari are incompatible, however, Eqmod works with Asiair.

Hope some of this helps

Foreur
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Re: New ZWO user, getting "sync failed" with AVX and SkySafari

Post by Foreur » Mon May 27, 2019 8:47 am

Thank you HDastro, very useful feedback!
My "synch failed" was resolved by software upgrade (both Celestron AVX and ZWO), and yes, Celestron is the right menu choice
Have seen the EAF ( Electronic Automatic Focuser) is out on ZWO site, excellent!
When connecting to PC, I meant "to use PC Apps, like SharpCap, to perform live stacking"
Haven't tried yet EQMOD with ASIair, but will shortly
Thanks again for your help, best, JC-Foreur

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