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Obviously you need a Merlin/Orion/Skywatcher remote head powered, turned on and connected to your computer with a modified serial cable (TTL converter).
 
Obviously you need a Merlin/Orion/Skywatcher remote head powered, turned on and connected to your computer with a modified serial cable (TTL converter).
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= Installation =
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[[Chronomotion Installation Guide]]
  
 
= Running Chronomotion =
 
= Running Chronomotion =
 
 
There are 3 different packages available for download: Linux, Mac and Windows
 
There are 3 different packages available for download: Linux, Mac and Windows
  
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Mac and Linux users need a JRE and RXTX library installed the use Chronomotion. Check the [[Chronomotion Installation Guide]].
 
Mac and Linux users need a JRE and RXTX library installed the use Chronomotion. Check the [[Chronomotion Installation Guide]].
 
==Mac Troubleshooting==
 
If you receive the error "serial port already in use" when starting Chronomotion you can first check if Papywizard does work with the Remote head and/or try to execute the following in console:
 
sudo mkdir /var/lock
 
sudo chmod a+rw /var/lock
 
  
 
= Chronomotion Usage Details =
 
= Chronomotion Usage Details =
 
 
First select a COM port (they are discovered automatically so most likely you will only have COM1 anyway) and press the "Connect" Button.
 
First select a COM port (they are discovered automatically so most likely you will only have COM1 anyway) and press the "Connect" Button.
  
 
You should see Serial commands being sent and received in Terminal. This means everything connected properly and you can use all other buttons/commands.
 
You should see Serial commands being sent and received in Terminal. This means everything connected properly and you can use all other buttons/commands.
  
==Guides==
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[[Chronomotion Installation Guide]]
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==For Developers==
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https://gitorious.org/apertus/chronomotion
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[[Chronomotion Compile Guide]]
 
[[Chronomotion Compile Guide]]
 
==Source Code==
 
https://gitorious.org/apertus/chronomotion
 
  
 
[[Category:Project]]
 
[[Category:Project]]
 
[[Category:Software]]
 
[[Category:Software]]

Revision as of 12:33, 28 March 2013

Chronomotion Website: http://www.apertus.org/en/chronomotion

1 Requirements

Obviously you need a Merlin/Orion/Skywatcher remote head powered, turned on and connected to your computer with a modified serial cable (TTL converter).

2 Installation

Chronomotion Installation Guide

3 Running Chronomotion

There are 3 different packages available for download: Linux, Mac and Windows

The Windows archive is the only one containing a bundled JRE and libraries for convenience. Mac and Linux users are expected to be capable of installing JRE and libraries on their own.

Mac and Linux users need a JRE and RXTX library installed the use Chronomotion. Check the Chronomotion Installation Guide.

4 Chronomotion Usage Details

First select a COM port (they are discovered automatically so most likely you will only have COM1 anyway) and press the "Connect" Button.

You should see Serial commands being sent and received in Terminal. This means everything connected properly and you can use all other buttons/commands.


4.1 For Developers

https://gitorious.org/apertus/chronomotion


Chronomotion Compile Guide