As we are sure you are aware, there are lots of different brands of mounts out there, each with different ways of connecting to a computer. This has caused a lot of confusion with needing different cables, adapters and software to run mounts.

asiair vs other device

 

However, ZWO have the perfect solution, the ASIAIR. Compatible with the four major methods of connecting mounts to a computer (serial port, EQMOD, WIFI and USB).

 

1. Serial port connection method

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CEM25P/EC, ZEQ25, iEQ30, iEQ45, etc. When using serial port connection, two data cables are required to connect ASIAIR and equatorial mount hand controller (as shown above). Select the corresponding equatorial mount model in ASIAIR’s equatorial setup with a baud rate of 9600.

Note: ZEQ25 must stay on the menu page and accept the command connection successfully. After entering the menu, it cannot receive the control command from the serial port.

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Mounts like the CEM60 also uses two serial port cables, shown above. The difference between this mount and the previous is that you can bypass the hand controller and instead plug directly into the mount.

In the ASIAIR setup, select CEM60 in the equatorial mount model selection screen and set the baud rate to 9600.

 

2. EQMOD connection method

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EQMOD has some advantages over the previous examples, being that you only need one cable and no hand controller.

Simply select EQMOD in the ASIAIR setup screen. You can straight away use the mount without even doing a 1-star alignment.

 

3. WiFi connection method

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To use a wifi connection you must first set the WiFi parameters in the SynScan App. After this you can connect the mount the ASIAIR’s WiFi and select the static IP address, 10.0.0.11.

In the ASIAIR setup, again you select EQMOD protocol and connect via port 11880 UDP.

 

4. USB connection method

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Similar to the EQMOD, this method only requires one cable and no hand controller.

In the ASIAIR setup screen, you select the mount model and then the baud rate which for the CEM120 is 9600 and the CEM40 is 115200.

 

38 Responses to How to connect your mount to a computer? It’s easy with the ASIAIR!
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    I’m following option 1 to connect to an iEQ45 with the 8407+ hand controller and selecting iOptron iEQ30/45 & 8407 but no matter what baud I choose it can’t connect. Any advice?




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      Try to use different RS232 cable, and select 8406.




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        Thank you. I didn’t have another rs232 cable but was able to connect in a deferent way. I used a serial to USB adapter and plugged this directly into the mount and connected directly to the ASIair pro. With the ioptron hand controller connected to the mount I was able to connect the mount in the app. Preliminary tests seem promising. It did inexplicably disconnect a couple time but I was able to reconnect and was able to slew, goto and guide. Is there any downside in connecting this way?




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    Hi!
    I have the Meade LX70 mount and powered it with the SkyWatcher EQ5 GoTo kit.
    I want to know if this set is compatible with AsiAir Pro and how to connect it.

    Thank you very much!




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    Hi – although I understood both ASIAIR and Celestron StarSense are ASCOM compatible, it’s seems StarSense camera is not supported in ASIAIR guide scopes. Is this correct or is there any way to connect the 2? Thanks




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    Hi – Is there any documentation available to explain how to connect the ASIAIR to a Celestron Nexstar Evolution Alt Az mount WiFi module? Is it supported or do we need another cable to replace the USB/serial cable that won’t work on Celestron scopes? Any help would be appreciated…so far, doesn’t look possible. Thanks.




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      1. Mount->Nexstar hand controller USB mini B port-> ASIAIR USB port.
      Choose serial port, baud rate 9600.
      2. You can also connect via RJ-RS232 -> USB-RS232.




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    What is the simplest way to connect an Ioptron IEQ30pro to ASIAIR?

    Thanks




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    Is the ASIAIR compatible with a QHY guide camera?




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    Does the asiair pro work with a Meade lx200 acf 12”?




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    Does ASIair work with Orion’s Dobsonian goto mount (e.g. XT10G’s AltAz)? Thank you




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    Can you provide recommended connection diagram for ASIAIR PRO, Celestron CGEM mount, 120mm guide scope, 294 Camera, SkySafari pro, powered hub, Wi-Fi connection. Wi-Fi extender?




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    Will the asi air pro work with a Meade LX200GPS mounted on a wedge?




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    asi air è compatibility is bresser exos 2 goto? thanks




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    Hi guys
    just wondering about the AVX Celestron?
    Could you please tell me which AVX mount can work great with your Asiair?

    thank you so much
    Julia




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    Hello ZWO Team!

    I wonder if ASIAIR Pro would be capable with Celestron stock Alt-Az mount. I converted it to EQ mount by using a wedge.

    Thanks!




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    Hi team,

    I have two japanese old mounts which is Sky Memo R with additional autoguider and a modified Takahashi PD4XY -B control box which are set out as below:

    https://page.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/o345084960
    https://page.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/x648748992

    May i know how should I connect to them and the setup in the App?
    Thanks.

    Alfred




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    Hi Team

    Could you please tell me which Vixn mount can work great with your Asiair

    Also, if not yet, which brand mount has Wifi works with Asiar?

    Thanks
    Tai




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    Hi guys just wondering about the skywatcher star adventure, if you can use it on that mount




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