« Last post by John Eccles on April 18, 2017, 08:00:29 PM »
There is no ASCOM Interface with Satellite Tracker software.
Not all telescopes are capable of doing what you suggest, hence, why it does what it does, simply because of possible damage to the telescope if there would be interference in doing what you suggest.
For the time being, I don't think it would be a wise move to include an option one could select in Satellite Tracker to do what you suggest since this option could possibly be selected by accident and then would result in damage to the telescope should interference occur.
My azimuthal mount is correct as follows: if the ISS in elevation, for example, is 80 °, then it is trying to rotate almost 180 ° from the west direction to east direction. It would be simple if the telescope simply turned in the elevation "down the head". Of course, it is important to set the eyepiece ready for observation before and after elevation.
Did you try to set anything, for example, in Satellite Tracker? Or do you know if anything could be activated / set in ASCOM settings?
« Last post by John Eccles on April 17, 2017, 10:46:42 AM »
You first have to get your computer to generate a COM port off of the USB/RS232 adapter. You will need a driver for that if WIN10 does not already do that for you. Please consult the adapter manufacturer for the driver and instructions on how to get the adapter operational on a WIN10 computer. Once the driver is operational then you need to find out the COM port number that was assigned to the adapter and then you can get Satellite Tracker to talk to your COM port. Device Manager on your computer will tell you the COM port assignment.
« Last post by John Eccles on April 17, 2017, 10:42:44 AM »
Each time you visit the forum there is a link just under your name that says "Show unread post since last visit" which will get you that information. Also, at the bottom of the forum there is a section called "Satellite Tracker Recent Posts" and will list the recent posts starting with the latest. Links on the list will take you to that post.
The old Yahoo group had the advantage that new posts passed the mailbox, so you discovered them. As a newcomer to this forum, it is difficult to find the most recent posts. Is there a function that can help with that? If not, I suggest a way to see the last posts created.