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Last updated: 28 February 2010
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Subject:	Meade #492 controller
Sent:	Friday, February 26, 2010 03:29:31
Sorry to bother you.  I really enjoy your ETX site.  I was looking to
see if I could use the #492 hand controller on my ETX-60 instead of the
Autostar.  I got the #492 with my DS-114 about ten years ago but have
not used it since I bought the Autostar for the DS-114.  I looked
briefly on your site but couldn't find anything about putting it on the
ETX-60.  I tried it and it works but can only change the tracking speed
on the dec. axis.  Was wondering if anyone tried this before.  I didn't
want to open up the hand controler if I didn't have to.

Thank you for your time,
        Rick Birch
Mike here: I think Dick Seymour might have some information on using the #492.

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