It contains both a Telescope driver as well as a Focuser driver since the scope and focuser controls share the same serial port. Features are limited, and end-of-slew detection may be unreliable requires adjustment of encoder resolution. Note that this driver requires SkyMap Pro 6 or later. Defects in the Meade firmware prevent other cases from working at this time. This version has passed the Conformance Checker tests and has support for programmably changing pier side. If you would like to request a feature that you don’t see above, or if you would like to leave any feedback, please let us know! This was done to make the information available across various SMP versions.
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Meade LX200GPS / R Telescope and Focuser Driver
We have not prioritized development of this driver due to the very poor sign-up rate on the mailing list. If the serial Bluetooth COM ports for some reason has not successfully been created a computer restart usually helps.
Note that this driver requires SkyMap Pro 6 or later.
See the applicable section below. The Autostar I cannot be unparked.
Click gelescope to download the Gemini driver 51kb Clicking the above link will download a file called “gemini. The arbitrary park position is not supported due to firmware limitations.
Meade LX200 GPS and Classic
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 is a preliminary version of the driver.
This is a full-featured driver that provides not only ASCOM standard driver functions, but also user access to many of the Temma’s special features. This driver was written by Mark Aascom mark dot crossley at dsl dot pipix dot com. Email Format html text.
Find ttelescope on Facebook. When asked to slew to a target, the telescope will sometimes continue slewing forever. Upon connecting from your software, the scope will be aligned and ready for use.
This problem appears to have been fixed in recent versions of the NexStar’s software. Click here to download the apgoto. The author provides a self-contained installer. The SynScan Hand Controller version must be telescopee. For more information see Working with TheSky section 1. The scope is always tracking when connected. This contains both the telescope driver gemini. Click here to download the sharedrv.
ASCOM Meade Driver
Re-sync the telescope on the last slew target. 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. The Autostar II can be unparked from software with or without a power cycle.
This driver provides the following yelescope Alternatively the Bluetooth adapter’s baud rate can be changed over Bluetooth however this can be a challenge if you are not familiar with this process; using this USB to RS adapter is much easier.
This driver provides the basic functionality of indicating on the map the telescope’s aim point with a cross-hair cursor. 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.
ASCOM Meade LXGPS driver setup – Software Bisque
The LX Classic scopes can be set up for other park positions. You should see a special “fingerprinting” phase on the handbox during this initial power-up. When asked to slew, the NexStar will sometimes fail to send back an acknowledgement that the slew has been completed.
Set the Autostar’s date and time to the time read from asckm PC’s clock.
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.