It seems that all has been fixed with yesterdays libqhy and indi_qhy update!
I can successfully run looped guiding exposures with QHY5L-II-M together with Canon 700D imaging sequence.
Good job and kudos to our savior!
Yeah, I already know that... BUT I have to consider:
And to be honest I don't consider a mount being light a good measure for an imaging mount - you want stability.
- my spine injury (doctor said I'm not supposed to lift more than 25kg)
- neighborhood (guys wandering around at night, stealing things)
- I'm low on budget and can't afford HEQ5, worth in Poland ~1150$ (it's heavy BTW
I think that swapping my old, good EQ3-2 SynScan GoTo for iEXOS-100 is the right choice, as my mount isn't capable of guiding anyway.
What do you think?
Thanks guys for quick reply.
Let me clarify: I'm in process of decision whether to buy iEXOS-100 and get rid of my EQ3-2 SynScan Goto. I've just bought QHY5L-II-M and QHY miniGuideScope and planning to buy TS71SDQ Quadruplet, the only thing remains is the mount.
For my amateur astrophotography I use INDI server on Ubuntu Server 18.04 on RPi2B+ with WIfi dongle. As a client for INDI server I use macOS 10.15 and Kstars 3.3.6 and like to stick with it, as a macOS-only user (no plans for VMBootCamp with Wndows).
My hardware setup is: SW 150/750 on EQ3-2 SynScan Goto as EQMod Mount via PC-Direct mode and Canon 700D without IR filter.
I really like the iEXOS-100 mount because of it's light weight (I have to carry my gear IN and OUT everytime coz of robbing neighbourhood) and for belt-driven mechanism.
The thing is: will I be able to use iEXOS-100 the same way I did with EQMod Mount?
All the best!
I'd like someone to clarify the iEXOS-100 connection to computer.
In the mount manual there is an image showing miniUSB port. In the indilib Devices/Mounts/Explore Scientific PMC-Eight/Requirements section, there is a statement that says we have to use SPECIAL USB Serial cable and link to the solution incorporationg a FTDI USB<->Serial cable.
What is the purpose of using this SPECIAL USB Serial cable if we already have an USB port in the computer and mount itself?