I can't seem to get SkySafari to recognize and connect to my Orion SkyView Pro via Synscan v4. I assume this is supported via a USB cable, or do I have to buy a serial connector instead?
Please provide more information about your setup:
- What app and version?
- What OS?
- What device?
- Can you establish a connection from your device to SkyFi 3?
- Does your hand controller have a USB port or an RS232 port on the bottom?
- Please provide photos showing how you are connecting SkyFi 3 to your mount.
- Please provide a screenshot of the error message in SkySafari.
SkySafari 6 Pro v188.8.131.52
Apple iPad IOS 14.4.2
Orion SkyView Pro mount with GoTo Synscan V5 Controller - firmware v4.39.15
My iPad connects to SkyFi without issue.
The controller has both a USB and RS232 port on the bottom. The manual says it can be controlled by a computer via the USB port. This is the same issue as this one posted here. Same controller - same setup.
The error message says that I can connect to SkyFi but cannot get a response from the telescope.
The solution I provide was as follows:
Please try the Multi-Purpose Port in the middle. Its not clear from the manual that USB can be used for computer control. It may just be for firmware updates.