RE: [ASCOM] The Sky6 and Maxpoint
- Now I'm confused, I can't work out which driver/protocol you are using.
If you're using our AWR ASCOM driver, then you need to set your handset
to "AWR" protocol mode, it will not work at all with the LX-200
emulation and the driver will tell you to change your settings when you
try to connect. If you are having problems setting up our driver then
please open a case on our helpdesk system by emailing support (at)
tigranetworks.co.uk and we will help you that way.
Otherwise, if you are trying to use the LX-200 protocol emulation, then
you should probably talk to Alan at AWR Systems about that. He's very
From: ASCOM-Talk@yahoogroups.com [mailto:ASCOM-Talk@yahoogroups.com] On
Behalf Of sean.clarke@...
Sent: 17 March 2013 22:24
Subject: Re: [ASCOM] The Sky6 and Maxpoint
Thanks for your reply.
I forgot to add, I am also using the Tigranetworks Ascom protocol.
Is there anything else that can be done?
--- In ASCOM-Talk@yahoogroups.com, "Tim Long" <Tim@...> wrote:
> The perennial problems with protocol emulations is that they are never
> quite perfect. We were working with an observatory with a 1m class
> instrument when we discovered compatibility problems with TheSky's
> LX200 driver and the AWR LX200 emulation - that's why we wrote an
> ASCOM driver for the AWR system that uses its native 'AWR' protocol.
> TinyURL: http://bit.ly/15eyGhb
> Best regards,
> Tim Long
> -----Original Message-----
> From: ASCOM-Talk@yahoogroups.com [mailto:ASCOM-Talk@yahoogroups.com]
> On Behalf Of sean.clarke@...
> Sent: 17 March 2013 14:26
> To: ASCOM-Talk@yahoogroups.com
> Subject: [ASCOM] The Sky6 and Maxpoint
> Hello All,
> I am new to this group. I have read through previous listings of a
> similar issue but unfortunately I'm still stuck.
> I have a 20 inch telescope whose drive (by British firm AWR) emulates
> LX200 mode and works very well with the Sky6. I have recently added
> Diffraction Limited's MaxPoint and this is where my trouble began.
> I have installed the ASCOM TeleAPI as per instructions. After starting
> The SKY I have set telescope settings to Telescope API and then
> settings to MaxPoint as the telescope driver. In Maxpoint I have then
> set to the emulation of LX200. and okayed.
> The error I get is that the handset is not set to LX200 mode, where
> actually it is. Also the telescope drive stops although I can still
> slew if I press a direction button on the main handset.
> I hope someone can offer a way forward otherwise it's back to The Sky
> Many thanks for your consideration.
> Best wishes
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- Yes, remember when "Hayes Compatible" was supposed to be a feature of a modem? Same exact deal. That's why we have been promoting the layered driver-client architecture for 13 years (and the rest of the computer industry has been using it for 30+ years!).
The perennial problems with protocol emulations is that they are never quite perfect.