Re: New Chat: 1100GTO and TheSky X #chat-notice




Call me.   I’ll walk you through setup.






George Whitney

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From: <> On Behalf Of Donald Gaines
Sent: Wednesday, June 2, 2021 5:27 PM
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] New Chat: 1100GTO and TheSky X #chat-notice


I can connect with APCC to the mount with the 15 ft serial cable which came with the mount, using Serial Port 3. I think this part is working because I am able to control the mount with APCC, driving it from point to point works, and I can park it.


The problem occurs when I try to connect to the mount in TheSky.


I follow the instructions in the text box pop up during the TeleAPI driver installation.  When I get to step 6: “Again go to Mount Settings and this time choose Settings. This time the ASCOM telescope chooser will appear.” When I do this I get the pop up “A necessary driver was not found. Error =217.” When I went to the ASCOM home page to download the TeleAPI drive, it says do not use with TheSky X. It was TeleAPI v5.04 specified in the AP ASCOM instructions, but I wonder if that could be a problem?



On Wednesday, June 2, 2021, Liam Plybon <liam@...> wrote:

Do you get any kinds of errors when trying to connect with to the CP4? Are you sure you are connecting with the correct com port?





From: <> On Behalf Of Notification
Sent: Wednesday, June 2, 2021 4:50 PM
Subject: [ap-gto] New Chat: 1100GTO and TheSky X #chat-notice


A new chat has been created:


I recently received an 1100GTO with AE,  and I am a new user.  I’m trying to figure out the best way to configure it for remote imaging, and would appreciate your help. 

Seems like you need a method to drive the scope to the desired target, then APCC Pro takes care of tracking with help from a guide scope for long exposures. 

Also, I’ve read on the forum that Roland uses TheSky X (I assume for target selection), and Maximum DL (I assume for camera , focusing, and guide scope control).  Did I read Roland’s post correctly?

I purchased TheSky X Pro, downloaded and installed the TeleAPI v5.04 driver, but have been unable to connect. Can anyone help with this issue. 


By: Donald Gaines <onegaines@...>

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