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Skysensor problem

Posted by Roger Dymock at 17:05 on 2010 Apr 18

I have a problem with my Skysensor 2000 PC. When I attach it to the PC and connect via Megastar the RA and Dec buttons on the hand controller cease to function. Unconnected it works OK, apart from a highly intermittent momentary reset, and driving the telescope using Megstar also works. Any ideas anyone?Regards

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Re:Skysensor problem

Posted by Paul A Brierley at 18:37 on 2010 Apr 18

Hi Roger,I hope I can help you here.I have never heard or had this problem with my SS2K. So this is speculative.Have you tried SS2K with any other software than Meagastar? If you can , try using Sky Map lite or pro if you have it. Then, if everything is OK. You'll know that it's Megastar causing this fault.Another option to try; upgrade your Ascom driver to the latest one. Or try connecting SS2K before powering up your computer!Then let the computer find the device.The only other cause is a faulty cable. And if it is. Speak to Astronomiser.HTH

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Re:Skysensor problem

Posted by Jeremy at 22:32 on 2010 Apr 18

Roger,as mentioned, the very helpful yahoo user group for the Skysensor SS2K is here:http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/ss2k/Go well!Jeremy

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Re:Skysensor problem

Posted by Roger Dymock at 15:13 on 2010 Apr 20

Thanks, SS2K group looks useful. I had searched on Yahoo under Skysensor but it didn't come up with that one.Regards

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Posted by Roger Dymock at 15:14 on 2010 Apr 20

Thanks, SS2K group looks useful. I had searched on Yahoo under Skysensor but it didn't come up with that one.Regards

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Re:Skysensor problem

Posted by Roger Dymock at 15:23 on 2010 Apr 20

Thanks for the post. I think and hope I have fixed the problem. When I checked through the Megastar settings I found that, in the LX200 dialogue box, Guide was selected. I changed this to Slew and all seems well. Previously I had thought that the telescope might be moving when I used the 4 Skysensor button but, if it was, then only very slowly. Don't know how that happened though as everything worked OK until recently.Regards

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Re:Skysensor problem

Posted by Duncan Bryson at 16:48 on 2010 Apr 20

HiI Personally Don't Know Anything About The Telescope But What I Think Is To Ring The Manufacturer And Ask About This.Sometimes I Think Connecting It To A Computer Can Override The Handheld Controller.Duncan

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Re:Skysensor problem

Posted by Paul A Brierley at 18:14 on 2010 Apr 20

That would explain it Roger. The guiding setting is I think 0.5x sidereal on your SS2K, so any movement will be very slow when the buttons are de-pressed.