Thanks... I guess bypassing the GPS is the way to go. I don't think I really need the GPS, since my location is fixed at the observatory and can use network time from the Pi. Setting the time and date is a pain on the handbox. Are you willing to share the code?

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My club has a Meade 14 GPS scope permanently mounted and aligned on a equatorial wedge in its observatory.  I've been using Stellarmate on an EQ6 and a refractor, so I'm hoping it will be a simple switch to this scope and mount.  I got a USB-RS 232 cable, which connected right away.  My problem is that when I try to sync the mount to my KSTARS position, the scope indicators moves to the right position, but then immediately jumps far away - maybe 6-7 hours of RA.  My guess is that the GPS is conflicting with KSTARS in some way.  I'm wondering how to fix this problem.

I pointed the scope manually, and guiding worked well.  It calibrated quickly, and was able to track well, even at the 3600mm focal length.  (I was using an Off-Axis Guider for the first time, so it was a pleasant surprise when it worked right away.

Any suggestions on how to fix this?  I'm wondering about some way to disable the Meade's GPS and just do everything from KSTARS.

Thanks.

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Thomas Munnecke replied to the topic 'iOptron GEM45' in the forum. 6 months ago

I have a GEM45 on order, (planning to replace my EQ6, which I've been running pretty well under Stellarmate).   I'm using a Pegasus Power system.  Just to confirm, the GEM45 is now fully supported?  And what is the status of the iPolar support?

Thanks for any information...

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I'm a newcomer to this forum, so forgive me if I ask a duplicate question.

I'm interested in a live display of astro images as the sub frames come...
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