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Control the Mount Telescope Vixen GPD2

How can I control the Mount Telescope Vixen GPD2  using skysafari?


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    Bill Tschumy


    It looks like the Vixen GPD2 still uses a StarBook controller.  And the only way to talk to a star book controller is via ethernet.  If I'm wrong and it has an RS-232 connection now, let me know.

    The Vixen StarBook controller uses an ethernet interface, which is also physically incompatible with SkyFi III. However, you can use an Apple AirPort Express (or other wireless router) to control the StarBook from our SkySafari iPhone app.  You also need to configure SkySafari to communicate with the StarBook controller at on port 80.

    This document explains in more detail:


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    Mariusz Kutrowski

    Bill would like to thank for the information.

    I have a tablet with system android (BT and WiFi).
    My Mount have drive MT-1 and haven't RS232.
    Driver Vixen has a symbol DD-3. 
    In the corporate controller of the system, GO TO assembly is based on libraries and controller Star Book.

    Once again, thank you for your help.

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