To connect the telescope of an instrument, you must first select it and then click the  button to establish the connection between SKG and the telescope mount through the configured ASCOM driver.

 Before trying to connect, you must check if the telescope mount is switched on and correctly connected to the computer where SKG is running. If SKG is unable to establish the connection with the telescope mount an error message is displayed.

Once connected, the top row of the advanced user interface is refreshed with the following informations :

To disconnect the instrument, just click the  button and click "Yes" to confirm or "No" to cancel.

When SKG is not connected to an instrument, the top row is displayed as following:

 We strongly recommend that you test the connection to the configured telescope mount prior starting with guiding operations.