Author Topic: ASI 120 MC-S & Firecapture  (Read 1605 times)


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ASI 120 MC-S & Firecapture
« on: February 12, 2016, 12:29:29 AM »
I have just bought an ASI 120 MC-S to use with my 102mm APO triplet for planetary work.   I also have a lakeside focuser.  I have a windows 8 laptop, Intel 5 8gb RAM and control my mount using Ascom EQMod.  I also use Carte Du Ciel and want to use Firecapture (FC).

 I open CDC and connect my mount to EQMod, this uses com port 4.  I then open FC and then switch on the focuser (have found that if this is on before I open FC, FC will not initialise with the focuser) which uses com port 5.

 I have also noticed that when FC opens, it also tries to connect to EQMod and another control box opens but gives an error message that no port is available!

 After a short while (less than a minute), EQMod & CDC doesn't respond any further and have to be shut down.  I assume that this is due to the second control box opening for EQMod??

 Has anyone experienced a similar issue and if so can advise as how to resolve it?  Does FC need to connect to EQMod if I am just using the 120 MC-S as a capture camera?  I do not need it to be used as a guidecam.  How do I het FC to open without connecting to EQMod as I assume that this is the issue???

 Hope someone can help me, thanks

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