MEADE LX200 ASCOM DRIVER

Register a new account. 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. Power cycle the Autostart II and reconnect Can someone help me. No sooner had I typed that post, the thing started working, sort of. This driver provides combined telescope, focuser, and dome interfaces each of which may be used by separate programs. By richardtheboffin , February 9, in Discussions – Software. Latest firmware is recommended but will run with old firmware backwards compatible with reduced features.

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After a Park command is completed, the software must be disconnected and telescope power must be cycled before normal operation can continue. Upon connecting from your software, the scope will be aligned and ready for use. The driver allows the Park Position to xscom changed. It looks like a clear communication error. The setup window which is probably open now allows you to adjust settings for your scope and your needs.

This driver provides both telescope and focuser interfaces each of which may be used by separate programs.

Meade LX200GPS / R Telescope and Focuser Driver

Register a new account. Features are limited, and end-of-slew detection may be unreliable requires adjustment of encoder resolution.

See the applicable section below. It is not necessary to power down the scope after parking; the driver can warm-reboot the Autostar II resulting in a ready-to-use aligned scope. Equatorial mounts do not need to be accurately polar-aligned although an accurate polar alignment will likely meadr to a more satisfying observing experience.

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The Autostar I cannot be unparked. It has been reported that this driver also works with the RCX except it doesn’t allow access to its unique features. Once I get the failed to connect messsge, I then get a great long error message and have to reinstall the driver qscom get another go.

Problem to connect ASCOM software to LXGPS Mount

You should see a special “fingerprinting” phase on the handbox during this initial power-up. 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. The LX Classic scopes can be set up for other park positions. No sooner had I typed that post, the thing started working, sort of.

Add Thread to del. Ascom 2X Mount Adaptor Paramount, etc. Sign in with Twitter. 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 By richardtheboffinFebruary 9, in Discussions – Software. The Autostar I must be powered-up and completely aligned using the handbox before connecting from the software.

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Important Information By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use. It is possible, however, to re connect to a parked and optionally power-cycled LXGPS and bring it back online without interaction with the handbox.

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The setup window which is probably open now allows you to adjust settings for your scope and your needs. I was able to get the serial communications working with the Meade softwarebut here is what was happening with Alignmaster: It contains both a Telescope driver as well as a Focuser driver since the scope and focuser controls share the same serial port.

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Create an account or sign in to comment You need to be a member in order to leave a comment Create an account Sign up for a new account in our community. I had previously had this working well for about two years until my hard drive on my laptop died and I had to replace my computer. You can park the scope from the software or the Autostar II handbox.

The arbitrary park position is not supported due to firmware limitations. Please go to the Astro-Physics Driver web page for their driver and associated software. If you upgrade from firmware qscom.