If anyone can help me get these two to work together I would be eternally grateful.
I have the Orion HDX110 and I bought the Shoestring Astronomy USB2EQ5 cable to connect directly to the RJ-45 port (handset port) on the mount.
I downloaded the SkyWatcher drivers from
When I go to run PHD2, the error I get is a COMPORT # empty. I set the COM number (known to me) and still no connection.
Now PHD2 doesnt "see" the EQ8 or HDX110 mount. I have to select the SkyWatcher general hub driver.
I dont know if this is the problem or not.
When I dig further into the USB ports with a COM/PORT viewer program, the USB PORT 4 (physical) I am using says
[COM 4} : USB Serial Converter
So am I supposed to be using a serial adapter and plugging the USB cable via adpater into the serial port?
I can get the cameras to connect all day, the mount just does not want to do anything.
Ryan - TufStars