Show the telescope’s position with a cross-hair cursor on the map. If you are interested in helping us develop this exciting new driver, or if you’d just like to know when it is available, then please sign up to our mailing list using the signup form at the bottom of the page. It contains both a Telescope driver as well as a Focuser driver since the scope and focuser controls share the same serial port. When in “RS mode”, pressing the “arrow keys” on the NexStar’s hand controller will cause the telescope to “lock up”, again requiring a total reset. Please contact Explore Scientific for more information. Email me Tim at tigra-astronomy dot com directly.
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Meade LX200 GPS and Classic
The only way to recover from this is zscom power off the telescope, then switch it back on and re-do the alignment procedure. Find us on Facebook. If your serial Bluetooth adapter’s serial number is or higher then the default baud rate is bps which is also the default baud rate for most telescope mounts and you can continue with paring zscom adapter with your computer as described below.
Slew the telescope to point at any desired target. If you move your scope or disengage the RA or Dec clutches, then you must power up and align your scope with the handbox meaxe connecting from your software. This firmware upgrade alters the Smart Drive behavior, and existing PEC data must be converted to the new format.
ASCOM Platform 6.3
You can park the scope from the software or the Autostar II handbox. This was done to make the information available teoescope various SMP versions. This driver has special features that allow it to maede a parked LXGPS from a cold-start park, power-cycle, connect or a warm-restart park and reconnect without power-down. Driver name users, in the Chooser: This driver provides both telescope and focuser interfaces each of which may be used by separate programs.
You should see a special “fingerprinting” phase on the handbox during this initial power-up. Serial to Ethernet Converters.
ASCOM Platform / Telescopes, Solar Telescopes, Binoculars, Spotting Scopes
Start Cartes du Ciel. If you park your scope after each use, you will never have to hand-slew to a star and sync again.
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. Upon connecting from your software, the scope will be aligned and ready for use. Simply click the OK button to continue. Click here to download the NexStar 5 driver 13kb Clicking the above link will download a file called “N5.
However, thanks to the research and contributions of several people, a procedure was found that would allow this. It contains both a Telescope driver as well as a Focuser driver since the scope and focuser controls share the same serial port.
Tested and confirmed working mounts: After a Emade command is completed, the software must be disconnected and telescope meadee must be cycled before normal operation can continue. Tested and confirmed working controllers serial port based only: If you upgrade from firmware 3. Alternatively the Bluetooth adapter’s baud rate can be changed over Bluetooth however this can be a challenge if you are not meadr with this process; using this USB to RS adapter is much easier.
The park position can be changed using the Autostar II handbox only. Upon connecting from your software, the scope will be aligned and ready for use.
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. Please contact Explore Scientific for more information. If you power-up the scope from a different position say from manually moving the scope axis while offthen the scope will be lost, and manual sync to the sky will be required.
When you want to use the scope again, depending on whether you left it powered up or not, do one of the following:. Click here to download the sharedrv.
Simple applications such as planetarium slewing are more likely to work than demanding automation applications. You are now ready to connect your computer to the hand control via the serial Bluetooth adapter.
This is a preliminary version of the driver. Tested and confirmed working software: