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Mount Discussions / Re: Skywatcher Allview altaz mount support
« Last post by John Eccles on May 17, 2019, 03:28:28 PM »
I have already implemented ASCOM software as an independent package that I was able to test with the appropriate simulators. All I have to do is now integrate it into the Satellite Tracker code. Since I have been busy with all this moving and relocating that effort has stopped. My goal was to implement ASCOM into Satellite Tracker next. I have even gone as far as purchasing a complete Losmandy Gemini II mount which is still brand new in the box and has never been turned on.
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Mount Discussions / Re: Skywatcher Allview altaz mount support
« Last post by Kilian Hametner on May 17, 2019, 01:06:05 PM »
It would be a Milestone if this Software would be ASCOM compatible! Good Luck!
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Mount Discussions / Re: Cannot communicate with Telescope
« Last post by John Eccles on May 17, 2019, 12:09:16 PM »
The user manual located at this link (http://www.heavenscape.com/Forums/index.php?topic=49.0) is your best friend. Please review this manual while you are familiarizing yourself with the Satellite Tracker application.

Also the archived messages that were extracted from the original Yahoo Group (http://www.heavenscape.com/Forums/index.php?topic=80.0) has valuable information. You can do a search using your mount type and various other keywords as well.
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Mount Discussions / Cannot communicate with Telescope
« Last post by Kilian Hametner on May 17, 2019, 11:51:47 AM »
I am trying to connect my AZEQ6 with Satellite Tracker, but it always responds with "Cannot communicate with Telescope!".
The Mount can communicates with the EQMODLX and when i try another com port in ST it instantly says "Unable to initialize Serial Port". I think this means it knows there is a Connection to the Mount but it cannot communicate with it.

Mount >USB\RS232 cable > EQMOD HEQ5/EQ6 > EQMODLX > HWVSP > ST

Of course i have Meade LX200GPS Polar set.

Hope you can help me!

Nikolaj
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Satellite Tracker supports the Meade LX200 and Nexstar 8 series communications protocol as a minimum. The ICD's for these two telescopes can be found in the Documentation section of this forum (http://www.heavenscape.com/Forums/index.php?board=28.0).
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Satellite Tracker Nice to Have/Wish List / Satellite tracker SW ICD/protocol
« Last post by Nitsan Levy on April 29, 2019, 04:24:13 AM »
Can Someone send me Satellite tracker SW ICD/protocol, so I can use (my) SW to operate "Satellite tracker" automatically (no man in the loop)?
Thanks
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Thank you Jimmy for chiming in on this subject. It is greatly appreciated.
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You can check your joystick connection to Satellite Tracker without connecting to telescope.

All you need to test is a
Joystick and a computer running Satellite Tracker

I connect my wireless joystick transceiver to USB port on computer
Start Satellite Tracker
Check mark in box for ''Joystick Adjust'' bottom right
May need to restart Satellite Tracker  not sure, mine stays checked always.
Moving the joystick will change the
Timing Offset (sec) and
Alignment Adjustment (steps)

If no change
Restart  Satellite Tracker
Try another joystick

Once you get this working you are almost finished.

The final settings will need to be adjusted when tracking a satellite.
Find a satellite that is moving slow and move it around with joystick or buttons on Satellite Tracker

If the satellite moves around too slow or too fast

Click ''Options""
Click ''Preferences''

Adjust the
''Timing Offset increments Coarse and fine'' to speed up or slow down Satellite movement
''Alignment Adjustment Increments'' to speed up or slow down Satellite movement

These adjustments will need to adjusted for a joystick and/or using Satellite Tracker's buttons.
Any changes are immediately active, no need to close window until you are happy with speeds.

Jimmy
My ISS movies
http://jimmyjujames.com

Our Big-Bang may have been the creation of a Black-Hole and
 our Universe exist inside this Black-Hole.
Galaxies are being accelerated toward the outer massive Schwarzschild radius

As always, I may be wrong again.



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Satellite Tracker Bug Reports / Re: Download TLE file failed
« Last post by Peter Ashdown on April 03, 2019, 07:28:24 AM »
 ;D ok john for some strange reason i re installed the program and re edited the batch files and now its working.
thanks
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Satellite Tracker Bug Reports / Re: Download TLE file failed
« Last post by Peter Ashdown on April 03, 2019, 07:12:39 AM »
thanks john but i have done everything you mentioned i have an account and it works, i will re download the file and re edit see what happens .
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