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Old 19-11-2010, 10:53 AM
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Takahashi temma to QHY5 cabling Question

I have just got hold of a little EM10 to do some widefield nb from (with the weather I have take every opportuinty to grab data - lauigh)

Does anyone have any experience connecting a QHY5 or Orion autoguider to a tak temma mount. The standard tak autoguider cable has the standard SBIG serial type plug (which is fine when I use the ST11K) but when i use the ST8300 I have to use a guidescope with the little autoguider that takes a RJnn phone type plug.

Does anyone have any ideas re wiring of the cable from RJ plug to SBIG serial plug? I suspect it would be the same as the old cable you had to make to go from the ST4 box to a Losmandy mount.

Anyone have any experience or ideas?

Mark Bolton
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Old 19-11-2010, 11:00 AM
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After reading Tonys thread the penny dropped with GPUSB and I found the following on the shoestring website

"Takahashi EM-10 (must use the GPCNV-TAK guide port converter),"

So I amy have answered my own question.

ANyone have experience with this or alternatives

Thx for any info

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Old 19-11-2010, 11:53 AM
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Hi Mark

I have used the GPCNV-TAK Guide Port Converter for Takahashi Mounts for my Takahashi EM200 purchased via AEC some 5 or 6 years ago.

I purchased the following parts:
GPCNV-TAK: plugs into the EM200 control box on the mount body.
GPUSB: USB Guide Port Interface – plugs into a USB2 port on my Notebook computer.
GPFC-7: Guide Port Flat Cable, 7 feet: connects GPCNV-TAK to GPUSB. Note that this is not a standard telephone cable – I think it may be “reversed” but if you buy the one from Shoestring, it should work.

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Old 19-11-2010, 01:28 PM
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Hey thanks Dennis

This is exactly what I was searching for. I will get onto Shoestring and have a look

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Old 19-11-2010, 01:54 PM
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There's a pinout diagram which works on my em-200 in this thread -> http://qhyccd.com/ccdbbs/index.php?P...prev_next=prev

You can get the mini din plugs from jaycar.
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Old 19-11-2010, 05:11 PM
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Fantastic Robin. Being a habitual DIY'r this is appealing. Will definately investigate this option.

Off to the cloudy observatory now - damn you la nina.

Thanks for the help

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