Be as specific as possible when reporting issues and *ALWAYS* include the full version number of the application you are using and your exact *CAMERA MODEL*
NEVER POST YOUR KEY IN ANY PUBLIC FORUM, INCLUDING THE O'TELESCOPE SUPPORT FORUM ::: IF YOU DO YOUR KEY WILL BE DEACTIVATED WITHOUT NOTICE!
After doing this the hard way for a couple years, last night I finally decided to test out ASCOM pulse guiding through a modified Logitech QuickcamPro 3000.
Everything was going smoothly until I decided to opt for manual guiding since the declination motor calibration through ASCOM failed. Can't figure out why that happened but it did, and irritated me a bit.
I am using a simple 4-port USB hub to run my MC-DC2/USB camera control cable and the USB cable for the D5100.
On the adjacent USB port on my laptop, I run a USB-to-RS232/DB9 serial adapter with a Prolific PL-2303 chipset. This is then hooked up to a 50-foot run (which will be shortened) of RJ-11 data line cable. This is hooked up to the RS232 port on my LX200.
When I went to execute manual guiding on the LX200 through the webcam and ASCOM, it disconnected the D5100 in BackyardNIKON right in the middle of capturing a test frame.
Unfortunately no log file of the event was generated that gave any details, and I cannot figure out what the cause of the random disconnect was. I will try this again tonight and if I experience the same thing again, I will post an update.
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