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PostPosted: Thu Apr 06, 2017 9:39 am 
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Hi,
I have a Skywatcher Explorer 130P Synscan AZ Goto telescope. Had it for 8 years, but starting to get back into trying to use it again. I used to use a windows 7 laptop, but I now use an iMac and a MacBook pro. I have a USB to serial adaptor that i used to use to control the telescope within stellarium software. Does anyone know where I can get suitable software drivers for the adaptor, looked around the internet, but not too sure what i need. Apologies if this is in the incorrect forum.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 06, 2017 10:45 am 
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I have actually now downloaded a suitable driver for the USB to serial lead. Problem now is, that you can only update the hand control firmware using a windows based pc and I now use mac. been told by Skywatcher that they are working on a solution for this. Thanks
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 06, 2017 7:25 pm 
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Hi Martin and welcome.

Looking via Google, it does appear that this particular problem has been around for years, so I'm not sure that Skywatcher can be trusted to provide updates for Mac in the near future :(

http://www.astronomyforum.net/skywatche ... oto-5.html

Many Mac users do keep a cheap Win PC to run their astro gear. Maybe worth a thought?
I'll get my coat :mrgreen:

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 06, 2017 7:43 pm 
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I have managed to download a driver for the USB to serial adaptor for mac. I have set up the telescope, and using stellarium, it is working okay. As I said though, I did contact Skywatcher regarding hand control firmware update, but this is not available for mac, although they did assure me that they are working on this.
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