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 +====Starting EQMOD====
 +EQMOD is not a stand-alone program. ​ It is software that acts as a driver between other applications (such as your planetarium program). ​ For this reason you should start the planetarium program and then connect to the mount from within the planetarium program. ​ This will start up the EQMOD driver.
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 +Because there are many different combinations of software (and hardware) you will have to use the following examples to guide your own startup steps.
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 +**Caution:​**It'​s very important that EQMOD and your planetarium program agree upon your Latitude/​Longitude. A common problem is forgetting to set these values in **both** the planetarium program and EQMOD.
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 +**Information:​** If the "EQMOD ASCOM Scope Driver"​ does not appear in the ASCOM chooser window in the instructions below, you have an EQMOD installation issue. Check the installation instructions in this manual.
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 +===Planetarium program connected directly to EQMOD===
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 +==Cartes du Ciel (CdC) ==
 +  -Start the planetarium program
 +  -Select "​Telescope | Select Scope Interface"​ and click ASCOM
 +  -In the ASCOM Telescope interface window that appears click [Select]. If the window does not appear select "​Telescope | Configuration Panel" first.
 +  -In the ASCOM "​chooser"​ window that appears, select "EQMOD ASCOM Scope Driver"​
 +  -In the ASCOM Telescope interface window that appears click [Select]. If the window does not appear select "​Telescope | Configuration Panel" first.
 +  -When connected the EQMOD ASCOM driver window will appear.
 +  -Remember to check Latitude/​Longitude or use GPS.
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 +==Hallo Northern Sky (HNSKY)==
 +  -Start the planetarium program
 +  -Select "​Screen | ASCOM Telescope driver"​
 +  -In the ASCOM "​chooser"​ window that appears, select "EQMOD ASCOM Scope Driver"​
 +  -EQMOD will connect
 +  -You will want to move the EQMOD window aside to reveal the message window underneath.
 +  -Click the "​OK"​ button to dismiss the message window (otherwise you may have trouble accessing some of the HNSKY features).
 +  -When connected the EQMOD ASCOM driver window will appear.
 +  -Remember to check Latitude/​Longitude or use GPS.
 +**Hint:** If you select HNSKY'​s ​ "File | Save status"​ before exiting the program, HNSKY will remember that you use EQMOD the next time it is started.
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 +==Starry Night==
 +  -Start the planetarium program
 +  -Click the "​Telescope"​ tab
 +  -If necessary, expand the setup form
 +  -Click the [Configure] button
 +  -In the ASCOM "​chooser"​ window that appears, select "EQMOD ASCOM Scope Driver"​
 +  -Click the [Connect] button
 +  -When connected the EQMOD ASCOM driver window will appear.
 +  -Remember to check Latitude/​Longitude or use GPS.
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