Last updated: 21 March 2008
This page is for user comments on Astronomy software for the PC, Macintosh, or Palm OS systems. Items that are more "review" oriented will be posted on the Astronomy Software Reviews page. If you have any comments, suggestions, questions or answers to questions posed here, e-mail them to me and I'll post them. Please use an appropriate Subject Line on your message. Thanks.
Subject: re: USB-Serial Adapter Sent: Monday, March 17, 2008 20:11:15 From: richard seymour (firstname.lastname@example.org) > What's been your experience with the Keyspan high > speed adapter, or are there less expensive options. The Keyspan USA-19HS can be found for about $32 or less these days, even from Dell and Amazon (where free shipping may apply)... I use StarryNightPro v4.5 with my Keyspan, and it works quite happily... on my Windows XP box. have fun --dick
Subject: USB-Serial Adapter Sent: Friday, March 14, 2008 06:45:54 From: Ted Witt (email@example.com) It's been a while, but I want to get back into this astronomy thing with my ET-90 PE. I would like to start controlling it with my Mac......I have a MacBook Pro 17" running OS 10.5.2, with 4 GB of RAM, and, if possible, I'd like to control the ETX using my Starry Night Pro (Version 6.2.3) software. What's been your experience with the Keyspan high speed adapter, or are there less expensive options. Is there anything else I need to complete the connection? I'll most likely buy what I need....my soldering skills are less than stellar. I know this has been covered before, but a search of your web site mostly showed earlier (2001 2004) solutions, and I want to make sure what I get will work with my system. Thanks, Ted WittMike here: My Keyspan Twin Serial USB adapter works fine on my MacBook Pro with Mac OS X 10.5.2. You will also need a #505 serial cable to connect to the AutoStar. It is easy to make using the instructions on the Helpful Information: AutoStar Info page.
Thanks for the quick response. Do you know of anyone who's used that with Starry Night Pro? TedMike here: I don't recall anyone mentioning that but I'm sure there are users who have.
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