Can't guide with the asi air

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Re: Can't guide with the asi air

Post by W7AY » Sat Nov 09, 2019 6:33 pm

>> I've tried the st4 cable to USB and that doesn't work with the air.

To guide using ST4, you'll need to select "On-Camera-ST4" as the telescope type in the Telescope Settings window. Then connect the ST4 port from the selected guide camera to the ST4 port of the mount -- no USB involved.

With ASIAIR (today), you cannot concurrently control the equatorial mount and use ST-4 for guiding. It would definitely be a useful option (someone else on this forum has also asked for it).


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Re: Can't guide with the asi air

Post by themoeller » Sat Nov 09, 2019 7:04 pm

Thanks Chen. Looks like tomorrow night's going to be clear so I'll give it a go.

Also, after doing some digging on the forums, I saw another user had the same problem that I'm having. I'm using the synscan hand controller for the telescope driver, he suggested the beta.

I will try that as well and report back.

I also just picked up a few extensions for the 290 mini, and I'm going to try my 72mm doublet as a guide scope for my 127 Ed.

thank you for all your help and I will let you guys know what happens.

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