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24-10-2011, 08:43 PM
Howdy, to get my MAC talking to an EQ6 mount straight from Stellarium I apparently need an EQDIR adapter (http://www.firstlightoptics.com/astronomy-cables-leads-accessories/hitecastro-eqdir-adapter.html). Is anybody using this setup on a MAC successfully or know of some similar adapter for this? BTW I don't have a hand controller so the through the handset option is out.
24-10-2011, 11:35 PM
I don't use a Mac but this link may help
25-10-2011, 12:00 AM
Thanks Jeremy, I had a look at that site this morning which sparked my interest in using the Mac for this. I will give it a crack but of the two EQDIR adapters / cables available one is twice as much as the other so I would just like to get some feedback if anyone is using one or the other on the Mac.
This is the other adapter (http://www.store.shoestringastronomy.com/products_eq.htm) (cheaper) available.
25-10-2011, 06:50 PM
Saw your post on SGL so I hope it all works out.
25-10-2011, 07:39 PM
Thanks Jeremy. As it turns out an Australian company - Bintel (http://www.bintel.com.au/Mounts---Tripods/Mount-Accessories/Shoestring-USB2-br--EQ6-Interface/775/productview.aspx) - stock the adapter. One on the way. Will post results as soon as I get it cracking.
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