ASCOM Telescope Drivers
ASCOM is a third party platform that
provides an interface to various telescopes and other devices.
SkyTools Real Time Telescope Contol requires ASCOM to interface
with all but the Argo Navis and Sky Commander devices.
To use ASCOM,
and install the latest ASCOM
platform. If you already have and older version of ASCOM
installed on your device, uninstall it before installing the
download and install the ASCOM
device drivers that you require. Direct link to ASCOM
ASCOM supports Tangent-based
DSCs such as the Celestron Advanced Astromaster, David
Chandler Co. Deep Space Navigator, Discovery Digital Setting
Circles, Grecner Navigator, JMI NGCMAX, Lumicon Sky Vector,
Mountain Instruments Star Pilot, Orion Sky Wizard 3, and TeleVue
Sky Tour, as well as BBox, Ouranos, MicroGuider III and V, and
other similar units.
ASCOM 5 or greater is required for
SkyTools, as well as the latest driver for your mount. If you
receive an error when you connect to ASCOM, or to your telescope,
the issue is most likely related to your ASCOM installation. Pay
special attention to driver requirements with respect to the
firmware version you are using. It is also important to properly
set all of the correct driver properties via the ASCOM telescope
chooser. If you still receive an error, try connecting via the
ASCOM POTH hub.