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Does SySafari 6 Pro Support The RedPark Serial-To-Lightning Cable? (Answer: No)

Does V6 pro still support skywire? I am using a Meade lxd75 that runs fine on Starry Nights PC Windows with a rs232 cable. When I plug the same cable into SkySafari I get “wireless network not found” I am using a iPhone XR. Software version 13.31 and the recommended $$$Redpark L2-db9v3t Thanks

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    Pedro Braganca

    Hi, SkyWire is officially discontinued but should still be compatible with the latest iOS version and recent devices. If you are using SkySafari with SkyWire connected to your iPhone then SkySafari will use SkyWire (rather than Wi-Fi) to communicate with your telescope.

    You can refer to:

    https://support.simulationcurriculum.com/hc/en-us/articles/115015943188-Scope-Setup-Help

     

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    Lancehsch

    If SkySafari no longer supports skywire they should quit ambushing people because the Apple store specifically states skywire is supported.
    All I wanted to do was wean my setup from a laptop to a IPhone.
    My iPhone settings shows I have a rs232 connection when I plug in the dongle, when I plug in the cable that works fine with Starry Nights I get a communications failure notice.
    V6 does not offer me any communication options.
    Is there any way I can downgrade to a previous release that supports skywire?

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    Pedro Braganca

    Hi Lance, i didn't say SkySafari 6 no longer support Skywire - only that SkyWire is no longer being sold.  To be honest, I don't known much about SkyWire (and don't have one on me) so I'll wait for Keiron to pitch in with more advice.  It could be that you you have the "Auto-detect SkyFi" option on (SkyWire is not wireless like our SkyFi product), or you need the right RS232 cable, or the serial cable is not being plugged in the bottom of hand controller.

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    Lancehsch

    Ok here is what I have
    1. I went to iPhone settings, plugged in the Redpack and watched iPhone acknowledge it had a serial connection.
    2. Next I went to SkySafari telescope settings and turned everything off.
    3. Still no connection.
    4. I unplugged the iPhone then took the same rs232 cable and plugged it into the laptop and it immediately worked.
    5. I am running Starry Nights ver. 6.4.3

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    Keiron Smith

    Lance, 

    The RedPark cable is not the same as our SkyWire.  We support the use of our own SkyWire with iOS devices.

    https://redpark.com/lightning-serial-cable-l2-db9v/

    Sorry, RedPark will not work.

    Thanks!

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