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SkySafari 6 (mac) wont connect to Celestron Nexstar Evolution

I purchased SkySafari 6 for both my iphone/ipad and mac. I have a Celestron Nexstar Evolution. I have no issues connecting and controlling my mount using my iphone or ipad, but I cannot connect with my mac. I receive the error message below each time I try to connect with my mac. Additional info below.

-I was able to connect to my mount with my mac once when I first got the app. It disconnected and I haven't been able to connect again.

-The settings for my scope are the same in the mobile and computer app. 

     -Scope Type: Celestron Wi-Fi

     -Mount Type: Alt-Az. GoTo

     -Direct connect

-I have deleted and reinstalled the app on my mac. This didn't help.

-I do connect to the SkyQlink wifi when attempting to connect to the scope.

-I do not try to connect to the scope with multiple devices at once.



SkySafari 6 Pro can make a TCP/IP network connection to the telescope's IP address, but the scope is not responding.  Make sure it is connected and powered on.  Also check that your scope type is correct.


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    Keiron Smith

    Hi Mark,

    Are you sure you have ScopeType "Celestron WiFi" selected?  Please confirm.




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    Andrew Duffy


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