You don’t have to set it again, unless you want to change to a new Park Position. You may have noticed that there are two Meade drivers listed in the Telescope Chooser: For more information see Working with TheSky section 1. Be prepared for limitations and problems. Driver name users, in the Chooser: By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use. Autostar II firmware versions 3.

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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 This is a full-featured driver that provides not only ASCOM standard driver functions, but also user access to many of meaade Temma’s special features.

In order for this to work, there are a few Autostar II handbox settings that must be made once:.

Register a new account. The other one is provided for backwards compatibility. If you don’t explicitly set the Park Position, the driver will assume the default wake up position previous paragraph. Thus you can safely leave the scope powered up without wear on the motors or the risk of tracking into the pier, cord mdade, etc.

Reentered the changes to the configuration and redid the polar alignment. The focuser driver conforms to the initial and only release at this time of the ASCOM focuser specification. 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 asxom required.


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Meade LX200GPS / R Telescope and Focuser Driver

Driver name users, in the Chooser: You have to re-boot the mount and redo the alignment before switching to Alignmaster. In the latter state, all motors are off and the scope will not respond to commands from the handbox or the serial line. You can park the scope from the software asocm the Autostar II handbox. If you park your scope after each use, you will never have to hand-slew to a star and sync again.

Supported Telescopes/Mounts

My eyes To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. It has been reported that this driver also works with the RCX except it doesn’t allow access to its unique features.

I don’t really see why connected PHD has to be so difficult. If you move your scope or disengage meae RA or Dec clutches, then you must power up and align your scope with the handbox before connecting from your software. Once I click that, the scope slews as I was trying to do and the program stops. You loose all your settings but the thing works again. Or sign in with one of these services Sign in with Facebook. The Autostar I must be powered-up and completely aligned using the handbox before connecting from the software.


This firmware upgrade alters the Smart Drive behavior, and existing PEC data must be converted to the new format. The setup window which is probably open now allows you to adjust settings for your scope and your needs.

Posted February 17, The Autostar I cannot be unparked. Changing the com port in device manager does not cure it. I was able to get the serial communications working with the Meade softwarebut here is what was happening azcom Alignmaster: The new universal driver has never worked with my scope.

Meade LX GPS and Classic

After a Park command is completed, the software must be disconnected. By using this site, asfom agree to our Terms of Use. However, thanks to the research and contributions of several people, a procedure was found that would allow this.