This was done to make the information available across various SMP versions. After a Park command is completed, the software must be disconnected and telescope power must be cycled before normal operation can continue. The Autostar II cannot be unparked by the driver. The driver has also passed the Conformance Checker tests see this report. If you park your scope after each use, you will never have to hand-slew to a star and sync again. Vixen Sphinx external link Driver for the Vixen Sphinx mounts. I believe the same would apply even when using POTH

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This firmware upgrade alters the Smart Drive behavior, and existing PEC data must be converted to the new format. I’m using PHD version v2. The other one is provided for backwards compatibility. When setting the telescope’s latitude and longitude to match those used by SkyMap Prothe latitude and longitude are now correctly rounded to the nearest minute of arc, rather than always being rounded downwards.

You must use this driver; the standard Meade LX driver will not work correctly with the Skysensor Autostar II firmware versions 3. Provides position readout, slews, side of pier where appropriateand pulse guiding among its basic capabilities.

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It’s really strange, and I do not understand what is going on? This will result in SkyMap appearing to “lock up” for about a minute, after which a message will appear saying that the operation has “timed out”. Once you have done the above, or any time you park the scope, you may power it down or leave it powered up with the “Scope parked Equatorial mounts do not need to be accurately polar-aligned although an accurate polar alignment will likely lead to a more satisfying observing experience.


The driver has a simple user interface allowing basic control of the telescope. Clicking the above link will download a file called “N5. Meade Autostar Click here to download the Autostar.

Unread post Mon Nov 23, 8: Click here to download the NexStar 11 driver 24kb This driver provides the following functionality: When asked to slew to a target, the telescope will sometimes continue slewing forever. It appears to work OK, but all comments are welcome! The arbitrary park position is not supported due to firmware limitations.

These are problems in the NexStar’s “on-board” software, not in SkyMap’s telescope driver. In order for this to work, there are a few Autostar II handbox settings that must be made once:. Register a new account. When this file is unzipped you’ll gemeric two files – “nexstar. It contains both a Telescope driver as well as a Focuser driver since the scope and focuser controls share the same serial port.


I think taking the full version after the year-end holidays. Celestron Telescope Driver ProgId programmers only: For full instructions on using this driver, please refer to the “readme” file included in the ZIP package or the AstroArt web site at www. This Meade driver is actually two drivers in one. Be prepared for limitations and problems.

Telescope/Mount Drivers

It also recognises the StarSense HC. The buttons for continouus movement in apt will now work fine. The SynScan Hand Controller version must be 3. 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. Ascom 2X Mount Adaptor Paramount, etc.

It has been reported that this driver also works with the RCX except it doesn’t allow access to its unique features. Sign up for a new account in our community. I return with my configuration windows 8.