Latest firmware is recommended but will run with old firmware backwards compatible with reduced features. Once I get the failed to connect messsge, I then get a great long error message and have to reinstall the driver to get another go. Please follow the procedure given below to the letter or risk having pointing problems. You may have noticed that there are two Meade drivers listed in the Telescope Chooser: See the applicable section below.
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This driver works with either alt-az mounts like a dobsonian or equatorial mounts. Latest firmware is recommended but will run with old firmware backwards compatible with reduced features. This driver has been supplied by the manufacturer and has passed all conformance tests report here.
The park position can be qscom using the Autostar II handbox only. Share this post Link to post Share on other sites. The 16″ checkbox must be turned on in the setup window or slewing will not work properly. It contains both a Telescope driver as well as a Focuser driver since the scope and focuser controls share the same serial port.
Simple applications such as planetarium slewing are more likely to work than demanding automation applications. If you don’t explicitly set the Park Position, the mdade will assume the default wake up position previous paragraph. Or sign in with one of these services. Again, the scope must be parked for auto-startup to work! Celestron Telescope Driver ProgId programmers only: Please contact Explore Scientific for more information.
It is not necessary to power down the scope after parking; the driver neade warm-reboot the Autostar II resulting in a ready-to-use aligned scope.
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The Autostar II cannot be unparked by the driver. The scope is always tracking when connected. If you move your scope or disengage the RA or Dec clutches, azcom you must power up and align your scope with the handbox before connecting from your software.
It should also work with TheSky6 and TheSky5 but not all functionality will be present.
We have not prioritized development of this driver due to the very poor sign-up rate on the mailing list.
The author provides a self-contained installer. Changing the com port in device manager does not cure it. There are two mandatory settings:.
You may have noticed that there are two Meade drivers listed in the Telescope Chooser: You need to be a member in order to leave a comment. When you upgrade from firmware 3. You don’t have to set it again, unless you want asco, change to a new Park Position. The purpose of parking a scope is to allow a stationary scope to be powered up at a later time and not have to be synced or otherwise aligned. If you park your scope after each made, you will never have to hand-slew to a star and sync again.
Tigra Astronomy – ASCOM Unified Driver for Meade Telescopes
If you would like to help the project along, please share this sign-up link with your colleagues who you think might be interested. Earlier firmware versions will likely not work at all.