Initial setup with Planetarium program

Initial setup with Planetarium program

If all seems to be working satisfactorily, it's time to try with your planetarium program. Every planetarium program has different steps in order to initiate the connection. For details refer to the “Using EQMOD with a Planetarium program” topic.

Once you initiate the connection:

  • You will also need to confirm that your planetarium program is also using the same Latitude/Longitude settings as well as time as EQMOD.
  • The ASCOM chooser dialog will appear.
    ascomchooser.jpg
  • Select EQMOD ASCOM EQ5/6. There is another option if you want to run the simulator “EQMOD ASCOM Simulator” so choose the one that is appropriate for what you're trying to do.
  • If you click the [Properties] button, you will display the EQMOD Setup window that you used previously. You should not need to make any changes.
  • Click the [OK] button and the EQMOD window should appear as the software connects to your mount.
  • At this point, you should be able to use the planetarium program to slew the mount. If this is your first attempt, be cautious that the mount is moving as expected. Once you have everything working, you should find that the mount works in a very reliable manner under the control of your computer. Even so, you should always exercise caution.
/home/welshdra/public_html/eqmod/data/pages/initial_setup_with_planetarium.txt · Last modified: 2012/07/14 18:21 by jon
 
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