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How to get Gemini 2 to connect to PHD2 and Cartes du Ciel at the same time

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I can't seem to get PHD2 for guiding and Cartes du Ciel for telescope pointing to work at the same time.  In my setup I'm connecting to a Windows 10 pc using the Ethernet port on the Gemini 2, Ascom 6.2 and Ascom Gemini Telescope driver.  I can connect to one or the other but not both at the same time.  I can connect to Cartes du Ciel to move the telescope and then have to disconnect the telescope from that software and then connect it to PHD2 to guide.  I can see that there may be some conflict with two software's trying to  control the telescope...is that the problem?
asked May 20, 2017 by doleman (130 points)

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Multiple programs can use Gemini.NET ASCOM driver at the same time. It's an ASCOM hub.

If you are having problems connecting from multiple programs, it's likely that you have different user settings for one or more of the programs. If any of the programs are being run 'As Administrator', you'll need to make sure that all of them run that way. Mixed 'As Administrator' programs and 'as regular user' programs will not work together.
answered May 22, 2017 by paul_kanevsky (4,170 points)