Connecting guide camera SX lodestar

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Sat Jun 23, 2018 12:19 pm

I've reformatted the drive, installed the OS and starting a new with Prism. I like it a LOT MORE With a working registry.

So everything is working well so far... except. When I go to connect the lodestar I get " file can't be found". I looked and it's in the prism directory?
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I forgot how I had this configured last time. Currently. I have SELECT CCD CAMERA option selected is Starlight Xpress camera (all USB types). IS this correct? or should I do ASCOM and select lodestar from the ascom selection menu?
(THAT way does work). but I think someone advised me to use the (all USB types)?
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Sat Jun 23, 2018 9:59 pm

what does ASCOM say when you try and connect it that way? can you ensure your reinstalled the driver after the wipe.
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Mon Jun 25, 2018 11:24 am

I set it up a different way and it seems to work? (but is it the best way?) I want great guiding.
I think you had told me to use the ActiveX / usb option. That is what errors.

I now have it set as...

Camera #2
CCD camera selected is ASCOM camera
camera selection (driver in ascom opens) I select star light xpress lodestar.

But I think you had said I should selct (CCD camera... Starlight Xpress camera (all usb types?)
If I select that, there is no other option. (other than use camera embedded guiding relay port ? ( UNCHECKED) unless one uses a cable? (I do not).

If I do this it says the dll can't be found. (but I do see the .dll in the prism directory.
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