Last updated: 31 January 2003
Subject: Software control of Meade focuser? Sent: Friday, January 31, 2003 7:33:09 From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Larry Laffoon) I have a Meade ETX 125 and a video camera, which I have mounted in the front yard. Both scope and camera are controlled via cables inside my house. My question is this: I recently added the Meade #1247 focuser to the scope and I'm trying to find some software that will control the focuser. Do you or any of your readers know of software that will control the focuser? Thanks in advance. LarryMike here: Astroplanner does: http://www.ilangainc.com/astroplanner/.
I tried both of the programs that you recommended and guess what - they both work! Astroplanner seems to be the clear winner as far as having more things that you can do with the program, but both have their place! Thanks again for your input! Regards, Larry
Subject: telescope control Sent: Tuesday, January 21, 2003 13:36:59 From: email@example.com (Mark Bosanquet-Bryant) I am trying to figure a problem with my ETX 125 and telescope control via my Mac G4 mac OS 9.1 with Starry Night Pro 3.1 and Cassidy&Green plug in. Meade cable set and Keyspan Serial adapter, autostar 497. The telescope position do not match what Starry Night thinks it should be when using the 'Follow' function. E.g. the autostar will give Alt as 10 but starry night will follow to 23? or a number not related at all. Also when selecting a nearby star and using slew the scope movies a long long way from its current location to an incorrect location? It works fine with Scope Driver. Is there something simple I could have done wrong? Any help appreciated. Regards, Mark BB Essex, EnglandMike here: I don't have SNP but could it be displaying Declination vs Altitude, or at least the reverse of what the Autostar is displaying?
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