SG-4 Remote Guide On/Off

Discussion in 'Specialty Cameras SG-4, AllSky, ST-I' started by planetnoble, Jan 14, 2019.

  1. planetnoble

    planetnoble Standard User

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    I have an SG-4 Autoguider which works great, but I'd like to remote control my astrophotography setup so that I don't need to baby-sit or venture out into the cold as much.

    The remote setup will consist of a INDI based RPi controlling the imaging DLSR, the mount, and the focuser. I'll have a Mac/PC controlling the RPi via Ethernet or Wifi from inside the house.

    Is it possible to communicate to the SG-4 through either the I2C or RS-232 connector to reset the autoguider Guide On/Off button? The SG-4 manual says the I2C connector is intended for "future expansion" so I'm hopeful that this was intended? Also, what output was intended for the external LED power connector?

    I suppose I could wire a solution to the push button itself but if the I2C connector is capable of doing this it would be a cleaner solution.

    Thanks,
    -Dave
     
  2. Doug

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  3. planetnoble

    planetnoble Standard User

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    Got it! Thanks!
     

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