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    Default Mod the handpaddle for an old CG5 (not GOTO) version to accept Autoguider signals ?



    I am reluctant to give up my old dual axis CG5 , plenty of life in it yet and it'll do fine as a portable skypatrol camera platform for wide field imaging if I can get the handpaddle modded to accept signals from my Starshoot Autoguider .... fed up with manual guiding .

    Anyone done this mod ?

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    Howdy and Welcome Ian , not sure if I have welcomed you yet ...

    ... no I have not ... I recently got hold of one of those CG-5s and other than "tweeking" it to make it run better I have not even thought beyond getting it wired up with a power supply to save batteries ...

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    Hi Ian, I have read somewhere instructions for an autoguiding relay box however I am not sure where you could plug that in - maybe before the handcontroller?

    Do you have any ports on your mount or handcontroller for serial connectors?
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    Quote Originally Posted by admin View Post
    Hi Ian, I have read somewhere instructions for an autoguiding relay box however I am not sure where you could plug that in - maybe before the handcontroller?

    Do you have any ports on your mount or handcontroller for serial connectors?

    I think I saw something a couple of year ago (AWR in UK ???) had a mod that they could do ..???

    No ports on the old CG5.

 

 

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