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Last updated: 11 April 2004
This page is for user comments on Astronomy software for the PC, Macintosh, or Palm OS systems. Items that are more "review" oriented will be posted on the Astronomy Software Reviews page. If you have any comments, suggestions, questions or answers to questions posed here, e-mail them to me and I'll post them. Please use an appropriate Subject Line on your message. Thanks.


Subject: Re: ETX and Planetarium on Treo 600
Date: 4/8/04, 08:44
From: Gaboury Benoit (gaboury.benoit@yale.edu)
Thanks for the quick response.  i contacted the software designer and he
sent an updated LX200 driver that may solve the problem.  I will try it
out tonight.  If it works I'll send the correspondence for you to post.

thanks

gabe
And an update:
The updated LX200 driver (now posted on the Planetarium website) solves
the problem.  Interestingly, one recommended cabling solution didn't
work (ETX PC cable + null modem + HotSync serial cable).  I think it is
because the null modem didn't match the pin through diagram in the
manual.

gabe

Subject: ETX and Planetarium on Treo 600
Date: 4/7/04, 10:33
From: Gaboury Benoit (gaboury.benoit@yale.edu)
I love your site, and have a question...

I have an ETX 125 and a Treo 600 running Palm OS 5.  I use Cartes du
Ciel on my WIndows computer and Planetarium on the pda.  Cartes du Ciel
is fantastic freeware and runs the ETX fine.  I have been unable to get
the pda with Planetarium to run the scope no matter what cable I try. 
Has anyone had success with this combo (Treo 600-Planetarium-ETX)?

gabe benoit

Professor Gaboury Benoit
        Director, Center for Coastal and Watershed Systems
        Co-Director, Hixon Center for Urban Ecology
Yale's Environment School
New Haven CT  06520

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