Skywatcher HEQ5 connecting Kstar - Macbook pro

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Skywatcher HEQ5 connecting Kstar - Macbook pro was created by Jantje

Hi, I bought a Skywatcher EVOSTAR 80/600 telescope with a Skywatcher HEQ5 mount at the end of last year.
I have search for a long time for software Astrophotography and because I use an apple Macbook, I came out to Kstars.
Hope Kstars is the right choice, but I have still some questions that I do not find directly via the internet (macbook user)
Which cable do you use for a Macbook to connect to HEQ5 mount ?

Have found some cables, but I'm not sure if they work.
Baader RS 232/RJ11 Cable 3.5M for Celestron
Baader USB/RS 232 with Converter Cable

If these cables are the right ones, how do I configure Kstars?
If not the right cables - which cable than...
Is there a youtube video of "setup Kstars for HEQ5 mount"

ps: sorry for my bad english, but it is not my mother language :blush:
1 week 3 days ago #34790

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Replied by knro on topic Skywatcher HEQ5 connecting Kstar - Macbook pro

Hello Jantje and welcome to INDI forums.

For HEQ5, please use this HEQ5 certified USB cable which is proven to work with INDI & Ekos. You then use EQMod driver from KStars and you should be good to go!

We make this cable. However, you can use any EQDirect cable of your choice.
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Replied by Jantje on topic Skywatcher HEQ5 connecting Kstar - Macbook pro

the cable that you recommend is for Celestron or am I wrong .. - Ikarus Technologies Mount USB Cable (Celestron)
I was thinking about this cable earlier. - Ikarus Technologies Mount USB Cable (EQDir HEQ5,EQ3,EQ8,EQ5)

I just wanted to order, but now I wait for an answer to my question before I order
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Replied by knro on topic Skywatcher HEQ5 connecting Kstar - Macbook pro

yes sorry, I correct the link above. Should be the HEQ5 one.
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Replied by Jantje on topic Skywatcher HEQ5 connecting Kstar - Macbook pro

Thank you for your help.
I order it right now.
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Replied by Jantje on topic Skywatcher HEQ5 connecting Kstar - Macbook pro

First of all I want to say that the USB cable that "knro" advised me now works perfectly on my MacBook. (thank you)
USB cable: Ikarus Technologies Mount USB Cable (EQDir HEQ5,EQ3,EQ8,EQ5)

Can someone tell me why the size can no longer adjust in Ekos "Capture" - see screenshot (Red Box)


Have already tried everything even removing the profile and creating a new profile does not offer a solution - the value remains the same
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Replied by knro on topic Skywatcher HEQ5 connecting Kstar - Macbook pro

Can you click to the red trash icon next to the camera name? then go to any tab and come back, it should give you a dialog to enter the values again.
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Replied by Jantje on topic Skywatcher HEQ5 connecting Kstar - Macbook pro

had done this before Jasem, but it didn't work - this time it works - thanks you Jasem

You may also have an answer to this question - I always put my DSLR D500 on RAW, but if I connect it and open Ekos “capture” and then take a picture via preview, it saves it in Jpeg
I have already looked in INDI Control Panel to see everything is on RAW and as far as I can see it is so .. - Or maybe I forget something.

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