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lynx eqdirect cable first impression


Bottletopburly
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Well the lynx cable came yesterday from FLO   and comparing with my previous eqdirect cable, build wise much better, more professional, thicker round cable,  metal  D-sub with long thumb screws  £34 ok not cheap but about the norm for an EQdirect cable , but im not messing with a soldering iron anymore ,quick check eqmod found straight off ,uses the fdti chip set so didn`t matter what usb port i used, still said com11.

https://www.firstlightoptics.com/skywatcher-mounts/lynx-astro-ftdi-eqdir-usb-adapter-for-sky-watcher-eq5-pro-heq5-syntrek-pro-az-eq5-gt-az-eq6-gt-and-eq8-mounts.html  

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On 2017-1-8 at 09:21, Bottletopburly said:

Well the lynx cable came yesterday from FLO   and comparing with my previous eqdirect cable, build wise much better, more professional, thicker round cable,  metal  D-sub with long thumb screws  £34 ok not cheap but about the norm for an EQdirect cable , but im not messing with a soldering iron anymore ,quick check eqmod found straight off ,uses the fdti chip set so didn`t matter what usb port i used, still said com11.

https://www.firstlightoptics.com/skywatcher-mounts/lynx-astro-ftdi-eqdir-usb-adapter-for-sky-watcher-eq5-pro-heq5-syntrek-pro-az-eq5-gt-az-eq6-gt-and-eq8-mounts.html  

 

 

Do you connect this straight to the mount or to the handset?

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1 hour ago, dtastro said:

 

 

Do you connect this straight to the mount or to the handset?

Connect d-sub to mount -USB to computer , then configure eqmod , assuming you have installed rellevant Eqascom files .then control mount with planaterium software such as skytech X or cart du ciel  then just a matter of  doing a few star alignments  then good to go ?

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40 minutes ago, Bottletopburly said:

Connect d-sub to mount -USB to computer , then configure eqmod , assuming you have installed rellevant Eqascom files .then control mount with planaterium software such as skytech X or cart du ciel  then just a matter of  doing a few star alignments  then good to go ?

 

I'm using a Macbook and hopefully Stellarium. I've installed the driver and it recognises the cable ok. I can choose the SerialUSB in the Stellarium configuration. Not sure if that will slew the mount or not till I get it in a couple of weeks.

P.S. by d-sub do you mean the rj45 connector?

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46 minutes ago, dtastro said:

 

I'm using a Macbook and hopefully Stellarium. I've installed the driver and it recognises the cable ok. I can choose the SerialUSB in the Stellarium configuration. Not sure if that will slew the mount or not till I get it in a couple of weeks.

P.S. by d-sub do you mean the rj45 connector?

It depends on the mount - EQ6 is DSUB(DB 9 pin),AZEQ6GT/HEQ5 is RJ45 

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1 hour ago, dtastro said:

 

I'm using a Macbook and hopefully Stellarium. I've installed the driver and it recognises the cable ok. I can choose the SerialUSB in the Stellarium configuration. Not sure if that will slew the mount or not till I get it in a couple of weeks.

P.S. by d-sub do you mean the rj45 connector?

 As above check cable for mount mines eq6 if yours is the rj45 then buy accordingly , not sure on Mac others may be able to tell you , I'm assuming you still need Eqmod there may be a thread on SGL not being a Mac user I couldn't be 100%

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2 hours ago, Bottletopburly said:

 As above check cable for mount mines eq6 if yours is the rj45 then buy accordingly , not sure on Mac others may be able to tell you , I'm assuming you still need Eqmod there may be a thread on SGL not being a Mac user I couldn't be 100%

 

I've returned the cable today. I'll go down the serial cable rout to the handset at some later stage. thanks for the input though.

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