Tutorial for newcomer to connect and control a mount

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Tutorial for newcomer to connect and control a mount

Post by rpsutton » Fri Sep 11, 2020 10:30 am

Hello everyone,

I'm new to the concept of connecting and controlling a mount with a PC and I was wondering if there was a tutorial available showing step by step how to do this? I have a skywatcher EQ6-R mount and a dell windows 10 laptop and would be connecting through the HC using a USB mini cable. I would like to do as much as I can within sharpcap as opposed to using another program, if possible. My imaging scopes are an Orion 115ED triplet f/7 and a c8 edge with both the .7x reducer and a hyperstar option, and I have a 50mm guide scope (190mm f/l) and camera.

Thanks in advance for any help or suggestions!


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Re: Tutorial for newcomer to connect and control a mount

Post by admin » Fri Sep 11, 2020 8:28 pm


I'd suggest having a search on Youtube for something like


I'm fairly sure we don't have a tutorial covering those specific points here on the forums sadly.

Cheers, Robin

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