- the main thing You need is GOTO hand controller - and RS232 - USB prolific 2303 adapter - You need install stellarium scope http://www.bytearts.com/stellarium/ - and ASCOM platform http://ascom-standards.org/ - and ASCOM driver Celestron Unified (5.0.23) from http://ascom-standards.org/Downloads/ScopeDrivers.htm - when You install and start merlin - need to star aligning by hand controller - You can connect rs232 - usb adapter to pc (via hand controller) - run stellarium scope - and "Select mount" -> Celestron Scope Driver - go to Properties and select Scope Type "NexStar 5i) and Serial Port; track mode AltAz - Settings for "scope" and "site"? -I am not sure is it necessary. I set just "site" - when set and accepted -> back to stellarium scope window -> select Update Stellarium Configuration (only first time) - select Connect -> if all is correct mount will connected - Start Stellarium from Stellarium Scope - and it should be all. I wrote it as I remember (I need buy new rs232-usb adapter). Check stellarium short code to track object.
I don't have the GOTO controller, only the basic controller. I do have the Bluetooth module and I can control the head via Papywizard from my laptop just fine. Anyway to track the Pan-STARRS comet this weekend via Stellarium over Bluetooth without the GOTO controller?
Well, I've tried connecting via ASCOM and Stellarium Scope, but when I click the connect button it just unchecks itself. Papywizard is working fine so my Bluetooth connection is good. Near as I can tell it's COM4. Any ideas?