Celestron Telescope Control Plug-in with wifi

Asked by Frank Cassia on 2017-04-14

I'm running Stellarium on my Windows 10 laptop. I have a Celestron 8 Nexstar Evolution that generates its own wifi. Is it possible to use Stellarium with the Celestron wifi connection and if so what parameters do I need to set?
Thanks,
Frank Cassia

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gzotti (georg-zotti) said : #1

We do not have a Celestron 8 Nexstar Evolution to check ourselves.

Maybe this works with StellariumScope as described in the Guide.

Frank Cassia (fcassia) said : #2

I installed StellariumScope as you recommended(version 2016.12.26.351). Section 8 of the User's Guide, Scope Driver Setup, shows the listing of ASCOM Telescope Chooser. My drop-down only has 6 options of which 1 is a diagnostic and 2 are simulators. I do not see the Celestron option which is what I need.
Any ideas???
Regards,
Frank C.

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gzotti proposed the following answer:
We do not have a Celestron 8 Nexstar Evolution to check ourselves.

Maybe this works with StellariumScope as described in the Guide.

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Frank Cassia (fcassia) said : #3

Is anyone looking into this issue? I sent an update on 4/18 and have not heard anything.
Regards,
Frank

Alexander Wolf (alexwolf) said : #4

Are you can drive your mount from PC through Celestron's software? Are you had installed drivers (include ASCOM drivers) for your mount?

Frank Cassia (fcassia) said : #5

Based on your question, I installed the Celestron ASCOM driver. The problem I have now is that when I select the Celestron telescope the Properties window requires a com port. I am connected to the scope via wifi. I will buy a usb cable and try that and let you know how I make out.
Thanks

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Alexander Wolf requested more information:
Are you can drive your mount from PC through Celestron's software? Are you had installed drivers (include ASCOM drivers) for your mount?

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Frank Cassia (fcassia) said : #6

Problem solved thanks to a YouTube video that showed how to attach the comm cable. I needed to get an adapter for the hand controller. All is working.
Thanks

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Based on your question, I installed the Celestron ASCOM driver. The problem I have now is that when I select the Celestron telescope the Properties window requires a com port. I am connected to the scope via wifi. I will buy a usb cable and try that and let you know how I make out.
Thanks

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Alexander Wolf requested more information:
Are you can drive your mount from PC through Celestron's software? Are you had installed drivers (include ASCOM drivers) for your mount?

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