MEADE LX200 ASCOM DRIVER

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The last option is the best for most users, but dome users should take the time to use option 2 and fill out the fields. The 1st option is for purists who need the raw scope behavior. I don’t really see why connected PHD has to be so difficult. In the latter state, all motors are off and the scope will not respond to commands from the handbox or the serial line. If you move your scope or disengage the RA or Dec clutches, then you must power up and align your scope with the handbox before connecting from your software. It also recognises the StarSense HC. Provides position readout, slews, side of pier where appropriate , and pulse guiding among its basic capabilities.

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Telescope Installs a driver for all computerized Celestron telescopes. You don’t have to set it again, unless you want to change to a new Park Position.

Problem to connect ASCOM software to LXGPS Mount

Sign in with Twitter. Thus you can leave the scope powered up without wear on the motors or the risk of tracking into the pier, cord wrap, etc. This can be done with one ascpm the planetarium programs available. The comm port is not recognised either.

Share this post Link to post Share on other sites. The Autostar I cannot be unparked. You can park the scope from the software or the Autostar II handbox.

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The scope is always tracking when connected.

ASCOM Platform 6.3

For more information see Working with TheSky section 1. Don’t use a Prolific! Mwade eyes To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. In the latter state, all motors are off and the scope will not respond to commands from the handbox or the serial line.

If you are a new user, it’s suggested that you use the Meade Telescope and Focuser selection, as this provides independent access to the telescope and focuser by different programs. By richardtheboffinFebruary 9, in Discussions – Software. Use this driver with mounts that purport to use the LX protocol. Already have an account? The author provides a self-contained installer. Once I click that, the scope slews as I was trying to do and the program stops.

While not complete functionality e. The Classic LX except the 16″ can have a park position remembered when used in the Northern hemisphere. Equatorial mounts do not need to be accurately polar-aligned although an accurate polar alignment will likely lead to a more satisfying observing experience. If I try then to close the application, it says that the COM port is prevent the meae from closing and shows the “Switch to The LX Classic scopes can be set lx2000 for other park positions.

You loose all your settings but the thing works again. This driver has special features that allow it to initialize a parked LXGPS from a cold-start park, power-cycle, connect or a warm-restart park and reconnect without power-down.

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Meade LX GPS and Classic

If you upgrade from firmware 3. Features are limited, and end-of-slew detection may be unreliable requires adjustment of encoder resolution. You can park the scope from the software or the Autostar II handbox. 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 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.

The park position can be changed using the Autostar II handbox only. This version has passed the Conformance Checker tests and has support for programmably changing pier side.

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