STT-8300M & Off-Axis-Guiding

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  1. Alex Cardenas

    Alex Cardenas Standard User

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    Hi Folks,

    I am trying to use an STT-8300M with an 8-Position Filter Wheel that has OAG built-in. I'm using Nebulosity 4 for my image capture and PHD2 for my guiding on a Meade LX200 f/10 8". I connect my filter wheel to the STT and the STT to my computer via USB. My computer is an iMac.

    I am able to use the STT either for Image capture OR guiding but I am unable to connect to both. I get a device error code 27 (Device not Found) when I try to connect to both (I tried all combinations of connecting to Nebulosity and PHD2 that I could think of).

    I imagine that I should be able to connect to both. Would anyone be able to help me with this? If any more information is needed, please let me know! I am new to this forum and am at a loss for what to do.
     
  2. Doug

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    You cannot connect to the same camera from two different programs.

    You need to use a single program to both image and guide.
     
  3. Alex Cardenas

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    Hi Doug,

    Thank you for your response! That would make sense with why I was having troubles. Would you know of a single program that does that? Also, I know that Nebulosity has a "PHD Connection" feature but I couldn't seem to get that to work, do you have any experience with this? (I understand this may not be the place to ask for that specifically).

    Thank you!
     
  4. Doug

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    I don't have any information on third party programs.

    MaxIm DL Pro will autoguide and image at the same time. Why don't you try our demo version?
     
  5. Alex Cardenas

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    I think I will go ahead and give it a shot! As always, we have cloudy skies in here MN. But I am expecting a clear night on Thursday.

    I just looked up MaxIm DL Pro. How can I get that process started?

    Thank you,
    -Alex
     
  6. Doug

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    Click the Demo tab and fill out the form.
     
  7. Alex Cardenas

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    Thank you, Doug, for your help! I'll let you know if I get it working!
     

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