TheSkyX Pro X2 Rotator PlugIns

These PlugIns are multi platform : OSX (macOS), Windows, Linux (Ubuntu) and Raspberry PI.

As it's hard to get access to the real hardware, I'll give priority to whichever vendor is willing to help. If you own a filter wheel and want macOS or Linux support for TheSkyX Pro, let me know which one. If I can get the protocol documentation, I will try to write a X2 PlugIn for it.

Current PlugIns :

If you want to support the development, you can donate or lend hardware, or donate via PayPal so that I can acquire the hardware myself:

Contact info :

How to access the settings dialog in TheSkyX :

This applies to all my PlugIns

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Pegasus Astro Falcon Rotator :

The Pegasus Astro Falcon Rotator can be found on their website.

You need to install the latest FTDI drivers for your OS (not needed for macOS Catalina and up) : http://www.ftdichip.com/Drivers/VCP.htm.

Usage :

The settings dialog allow you to sync the focuser to a new position and change the rotation direction if needed.

Downloads :

The PlugIns and the sources are available below. For the macOS package, remember to set your "Allow apps downloaded from:" settings in the "Security & Privacy" system preferences to "Mac App Store and identified developers".

Current version : 1.0

This zip file contains the macOS installable pkg : Falcon Rotator X2 PlugIn for macOS

The Windows 32 and 64 bits installer file : Falcon Rotator X2 PlugIn for Windows.

The ARM 32-bit tgz (Raspberry-Pi and other ARM 32-bit sbc) file contains the needed files to install it : Falcon Rotator X2 PlugIn for ARM 32.

The ARM 64-bit tgz (Raspberry-Pi, Fusion and other ARM 64-bit sbc) file contains the needed files to install it : Falcon Rotator X2 PlugIn for ARM 64 / TheSky Fusion.

The Linux Ubuntu tgz file contains the needed files to install it : Falcon Rotator X2 PlugIn for Ubuntu.

The PlugIn source code is available on GitHub : Falcon Rotator X2 PlugIn sources. To compile the PlugIn yourself, you'll need the X2 Example code from Software Bisque. This is not required if you only want to install the PlugIn.

Big thanks to Pegasus Astro for giving me the hardware to develop and test this plugin.

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