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    Default Stellarium not connecting



    I must be doing something wrong but I can't get Stellarium SW on my Windows 8 to connect with my Scope set up on a SW EQ6 mount. I am using a Serial cable, plugged into the handset, which I have downloaded he W8 driver off the disc. When I click the Telescope icon it tells me that there no active devices even though I have set the following ---Under "Telescopes / configure, I have entered - "Stelllarium , directly through serial port" - "Sky-Watcher Synscan 3 or later "- "Com3" which is correct ( have tried others up to 4 ) but it still wont start. Can someone help this Dummy? The version of Stellarium is the lastest one which I thought would be for Windows 8

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    Default Re: Stellarium not connecting

    Are you using a USB to Serial adapter? Some have been known to have problems with some computes. I'm using Stellarium under Win 10 to control my Star Seeker IV which also uses the SynScan Controller and it works fine. But I have configured it as a Celestron NexStar Compatible without GPS.

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    Default Re: Stellarium not connecting

    Thanks I will try that

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    Default Re: Stellarium not connecting

    Still no luck í*½í¸©

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    Default Re: Stellarium not connecting

    Please try enable debug mode for plugin and see logs.
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    Default Re: Stellarium not connecting

    I second BigJack's suggestion on the USB-Serial adapter. If you're using anything that's NOT an FTDI chipset adapter then expect trouble, especially if your Windows is 64bit. Prolific chipset adapters are the worst. Best bet is get a Keyspan USA-19HS, it'll work regardless of OS and bitrate.

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    Default Re: Stellarium not connecting

    You need to use Stellarium Scope in conjunction with Stellarium in order to control a Skywatcher mount.

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    Default Re: Stellarium not connecting

    For USB-to-Serial issues, I found that Windows 10 used a more recent driver that caused it to fail. It could be an issue with 8 as well. Using an earlier version of the driver got it working (links to the older driver are near the bottom of the first post):
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