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 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.

2.1 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

3 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.

3.1 Guides

Chronomotion Installation Guide

Chronomotion Compile Guide

3.2 Source Code

https://gitorious.org/apertus/chronomotion