You should now be able to talk to the Star Book from your computer. Therefore, I am happy to hear of the NexSxd replacement. Although Vixen and resellers try to charge for this not Vixen America you should strongly argue that the Star Book is pretty useless without it. The current driver works well for most people. Unread post Thu Mar 16, 2:

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I bought my first telescope two years ago and very soon started thinking about astrophotography. I would like to have options to guide at 0. This site was designed with the.

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Only one problem with the AGA This is the title of your first post. I’ll be interested to see how the NexSXD goes in your mounts and how performs. Please let me know if you have any problems! Everything depends on the weather. Jun 28th, by Peter Enzerink.

ASCOM Star Book Driver

It will be nice to have a guider port on the mount rather than on the controller where vixen thinks it should be. I have done Matt thanks but I have been waiting 2 months for nexremote to turnup from celestron.

Just like Japan was after WW2, and the old adage of “Made in Japan” meaning rubbish and take your chances. Nothing around compares, not even a Losmandy G8 and is why I have persisted with it.


Hi, I think I should share my experiences with Vixen Sphinx mounts. My driver was designed for the original SXW mount. Please go to the Astro-Physics Driver web sphnix for their driver and associated software.

Vixen Sphinx Mounts with NexSXD Motor Control [Archive] – IceInSpace

Celestron Telescope Driver ProgId programmers only: I even suspected my neighbour’s black sphimx I was pleased to find your web site at the top of the list when I googled this afternoon and wonder if anyone else has found errors in the Star Book like us.

Mark, You can download the trial version of NexRemote if this is the software you are waiting for from Celestron web site. I do not think you will have these problem.

Using the driver celestial objects can be easily targeted by planetary software. Congratulations and thanks for sharing your work for free. Corrected problem in installer that caused the driver not to register correctly voxen many circumstances. More modern network adapters have a feature called MDIX which allows the network port to automatically detect whether it is connected to another computer or a.


It is almost certain that the default IP address will be incorrect and you will need to change this to match the IP address displayed in the Star Book. I think I paid Euros plus shipping. She was not there: You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post. Set Star Book to maximum slewing rate for faster slews.

Cannot connect Vixen SXD to SGP Pro – Equipment Compatibility – Main Sequence Software

One user has also added a 3m privacy filter. And telescoppe you’ve mentioned Reworked handling of concurrent network requests to eliminate driver hanging problem.

They have the SXD listed as being able to carry 25kg even though the vixen manual clearly states it is 15kg 23 cm from the fulcrum. This will attempt to connect to the Sphinx and retrieve information such as longitude and latitude as well as the firmware version installed on the Star Book.

The SXW has a problem with the dec axis.