Simple applications such as planetarium slewing are more likely to work than demanding automation applications. Slew the telescope to point at any desired target. Cartes du Ciel Sky Charts Cost: Note that, to use this driver, the Skysensor must be set to use LX emulation mode. New version uploaded to fix a bug occurring when attempting to slew to a declination below 10 degrees.

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I wonder if storing my AVX in the shed caused that, or my attempt to take the mount apart.

Software and Apps Compatible with Celestron Telescopes

In other words, the ASCOM driver program acts as an interface between another program and your telescope. Your header in Here. Show the telescope’s position with a cross-hair cursor on the map.

The driver has also passed cekestron Conformance Checker tests see this report. This allows complete remote control of the little NexStars after the initial alignment is accomplished.

I also heard a strange knocking motor sound. This contains both the telescope driver gemini. When known for certain, I have indicated compatibility with Vista – other programs may also work with Vista but I have not yet received confirmation.

First and foremost, don’t plug anything in if you are just guessing how things work. Other useful observing tools as well. Features are limited, and end-of-slew detection may be unreliable requires adjustment of encoder resolution. Be prepared for limitations and problems. Ceelstron Installs a driver for all computerized Celestron telescopes.


You are now ready to connect your computer to the hand control via the serial Bluetooth adapter. Clicking the above link will download a file called “gemini. Latest firmware is recommended but will run with old firmware backwards compatible with reduced features. BTW, the guy who sold me the AVX warned me ahead of time that he had experienced problems with backlash and that’s why he was upgrading to a better mount.

You will need to use a USB Bluetooth dongle if your computer does not already have Bluetooth capabilities; otherwise click celeshron Bluetooth icon in Windows task bar:. Windows should now pair with the serial Bluetooth adapter and you should get the following message:. This is a full-featured driver that provides not only ASCOM standard driver functions, but also user access to many of the Temma’s special features.

Provides position readout, slews, side of pier where appropriateand pulse guiding among its basic capabilities.


The driver file is all that is required if you simply want to use the driver – the source code may be of interest to programmers. Ascom 2X Mount Adaptor Paramount, etc. Celestroh using Ascom alone wasn’t a problem and I didn’t need to change any settings. Set the Skysensor’s latitude, longitude and time zone to the values on the current SkyMap Pro map.


Controlling a Telescope from a PC over Bluetooth Using ASCOM

Check the COM port numbers after restart. Originally Posted by Ganders2. I’m out of room on my braided cable loom as it is so this is a good thing right now if it works well.

This driver works with either alt-az mounts like a dobsonian or equatorial mounts. When this file is unzipped you’ll have two files – “nexstar.

Results 1 to 10 of SkyTools with Real Time Cost: Newer mounts may be able to use CPWI above. Telescope control with a hand-picked database of objects. When asked nexsar slew, the NexStar will sometimes fail to send back an acknowledgement that the slew has been completed. Tested and confirmed working software: