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    SkyWire is maybe 15 m with an extension.

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      Eijibru

      Hello, this is a helpful information. I just want to make sure what kind of extension cable we can use for this purpose. From serial to RJ-11 port, we need to use the specific cable according to the mount (telescope-specific RJ-11 serial connector), right? Can we just use a normal RJ-11 cable extension (which I can get at anywhere) between "Serial-RJ-11" adapter and mount? Or is it better to use the serial cord extension (RS-232) between Skywire and telescope-specific RJ-11 serial connector? I am a bit cofused ... Thank you for your time.

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      Keiron Smith

      What telescope/mount do you have?

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      Eijibru

      Celestron AVX ...

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      Keiron Smith

      Does your Celestron AVX have an RS232 port on the hand controller or a USB port?

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      Eijibru

      it is RS232 port on the hand controller

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      Keiron Smith

      Ok, so, you use our SkyWire (with SkySafari on an iOS device) with a Celestron-specific RS232 cable which we sell here:

      https://store.simulationcurriculum.com/collections/scopes-and-accessories/products/telescope-serial-cable

      Thats all you need.

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      Eijibru

      Thanks. But my primary question is how to extend the cable ... is it RS232 serial extension cable I need to insert between the connector you just showed me and skywire serial side (I believe it is a female, so need male to male serial extension cable), or other cable for other places?

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      Keiron Smith

      The RS232 must be Celestron-specific. Not ANY RS232 will do. See here about building custom cables.

      http://skysafariastronomy.com/products/skyfi/serial.html

      Edited by Keiron Smith
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      Eijibru

      Ok Thanks

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      Keiron Smith

      You're welcome.

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