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Controlling CGX mount with just a USB cable?

So I have read and read and all I see is information on controlling the CGX mount via WiFi of some form. Wether it be skyfi, or Celestrons wifi module. But I am not finding an answer to wether you can simply plug in a USB cable to the bottom of the Nexstar+ controller that comes with the CGX and the other end into a USB port on the MacBook pro and have sky safari control the scope via that cable. Using the same cable the HC is updated with from the MacBook. It seems the celestron documentation states that USB mini port on the bottom of the controller is for 2 things only. Updating the HC firmware with the Celestron CFM software *and* controlling the scope with ASCOM software via the same cable. But I can't seem to find docs on wether Skysafari will work like that to control the scope.

 

Anyone?

 

Thanks,

Chris

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    Bill Tschumy

    Chris,

    Yes, a USB cable running from the Mac to the bottom of the Celestron Hand Controller will work.

    Bill

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    Chris Watson

    Thank you for the clarification Bill!

     

    Chris

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