Anyone that follows me knows that I have been relentlessly (bashing my head against the wall) trying to get Linux as my main astrophotography setup. I can successfully plug in my Canon 350D and download images instantly onto my computer with just a USB cable and the software Entangle: http://entangle-photo.org/
I do not use it as my means of controlling the shutter since I have an intervalometer that controls the shutter for imaging.
I use an Orion StarshootAutoguider (SSAG) as my guiding camera and a CG-5 mount, which I am attempting to control using Lin_Guider: http://sourceforge.net/projects/linguider/ I have successfully gotten the SSAG working to show me the stars it is imaging, but I still can't get the program to talk to the mount and send pulses. I can't calibrate or guide with it yet. This is the last thing I need to get working before I can be completely up and running in Linux, and finally be able to ditch Windows all-together.
I have been trying like crazy to get the computer to talk to the guide camera and mount, but I just can't get them to work yet. I'm probably missing something extremely simple.
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