Croz wrote: OK so I upgraded to SM 1.5.3. I’ve been trying to use the new AUX driver. Now I have an AVX and I’m not sure it’s supported?
I’ve been able to connect to the scope using the same USB connector to the handset. It doesn’t require me to do any alignment. And I can connect and slew. So this is good.
But from this point I run into issues. I would expect to plate solve and sync and then the avx would get it’s coordinates. I would then be able to see the crosshairs in Kstars. I’ve been using the AUX connector with the simulators. I set the scope to home position.
There is RA and Dec info under the EQ coordinates. When I try and set these the mount slews but only RA, not Dec. in the description of the beta there is mention of connecting via the handset, but then there is a point that says the handset can confuse Ekos. Could this be what is happening?
Let me know if I can provide logs to help.
Croz wrote: Check out hype description for Celestron AUX under the INDI drivers. The beta is described as the EQMOD for Celestron. No handset needed. The driver is now available in SM 1.5.3, so it looks to be out of beta.
Croz wrote: StellarMate OS v1.5.3 is out! Major Highlights:
+ Raspberry PI4 8GB variant Support.
+ Mount Bluetooth Pairing.
+ Mallincam cameras support.
+ High Continuous Gain (HCG) support for multiple cameras.
+ New Celestron Auxiliary driver (no handset!)
+ Canon CR3 format support.
+ Preliminary support for RPI High Quality Camera.
+ New Native Pentax DSLR drivers.
+ Always-on Hotspot mode.
+ Updated INDI Library v1.8.6 and KStars 3.4.3.
I am now using 1.5.3 and can verify that the driver is included in the standard build. The questions I have are does it support the AVX. Although the beta description was that this driver was tested with two of the Celestron mounts. That does not mean those are the only two mounts that it supports. CPC EQ mount was the other model. So not just for alt az mounts.
I have messaged the two people listed on the beta, earlier today.
If we can get this working this could be a major benefit to all Celestron users. I can’t be the only one interested in this driver. This is like EQMOD for the Celestron mounts. If the driver is included in the standard SM build, my expectation is that we should be getting support on how to use it.
Fabrizio wrote: Celestron AUX is designed to work without the Hand Controller. The HC can be used only as transparent connection port.
This driver uses the alignment procedures offered by Ekos that are based on the alignment subsystem of the indilib.
See the Align tab of Ekos. There is several documentation around.
This is the first step to see correct coordinates in your scope.
Remember that an alignment with ta least two stars can automatically establish if your mount is equatorial or altazimuth oriented.
I developed the serial connection for the driver on my CPC 1100 that has only serials, no USB.
If the AVX mount slew with manual commands from Ekos, this is really good. meaning that the AVX mount can be added to the supported list.
A question: which cable and port are you using? USB or RJ connector? If RJ, how many contacts has the connector?
CPC EQ mount was the other model. So not just for alt az mounts.