By Sscarboro in forum Telescope Accessories Forum. For more information, download the manual here. By 4dblob in forum Astronomy Beginners Forum. These are problems in the NexStar’s “on-board” software, not in SkyMap’s telescope driver. Below is an illustration of the connections from the hand control cable to the Bluetooth adapter. This driver provides combined telescope, focuser, and dome interfaces each of which may be used by separate programs. This driver corrects a minor bug in the version of the driver shipped with SkyMap Pro 4 and 5.

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For the two first reasons you will need to recheck your setup and confirm that the xscom Bluetooth adapter’s baud rate actually is I recently managed to get my first image using guiding for s frames. Models of NexStar Supported: Clestron versions of the NexStar had a number of bugs relating to external computer control: Displays a transparent crosshair on the PC screen and provides arrow buttons that emulate the hand control arrow buttons.

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Autoguide using most webcams and some astro video cameras. This driver provides combined telescope, focuser, and dome interfaces each of which may be used by separate programs. The button leads to David’s web site for this driver as well as other info on DSCs. As for backlash, my AVX is pretty good in RA and as long as the balance is ok then is not a problem as the RA axis never ce,estron in use, however in DEC it’s a real problem as my mount also suffers from backlash, once again I think balance is a must.


Provides on-screen arrow buttons and other remote control features. This is a specialized program that allows the use of PC cameras web cams for imaging some deep sky objects.

Check out the NexStar Observer List section. I have the AVX on the operating table right now to see what’s going on.

Supported Telescopes/Mounts

Note that this driver requires SkyMap Pro 6 or later. See the help file and release notes!

The author provides a self-contained installer. It appears to work OK, but all comments are welcome! When this file is unzipped you’ll have two files – “nexstar.

It also recognises the StarSense HC. This is a preliminary version of the driver. The serial cable that came with my AVX connects into the serial port of the hand controller.

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Controlling a Telescope from a PC over Bluetooth Using ASCOM

I wonder if it is a cable that can be used for the Nexremote? Numerous AVXes have been fried that way. This version corrects the installer so it can be installed on Platform 5 and 6 and later.


For full instructions on using this driver, please refer to the “readme” file included in the ZIP package or the AstroArt web site at www.

Telescope control with a hand-picked database of objects. By using a camera capable of displaying stars on the PC screen in real-time, you can manually guide with the arrow buttons on screen or on the real hand control. This driver was written by Mark Crossley mark dot crossley at dsl dot pipix dot com.

Then you have not tried it well enough. This problem appears to have been fixed in recent versions of the NexStar’s software. Observation session planning software.

Meade Autostar Click here to download the Autostar. This will result in SkyMap appearing to “lock up” for about a minute, after which a message will appear saying that the operation has “timed out”. Slew the telescope to point at any desired target. One thing to watch is you install the correct driver, I’ve found that the Prolific drivers seem to work well as long as I choose the 64bit version which matchs my laptop.