Last updated: 24 November 2002
Subject: re: Mac software Sent: Friday, November 22, 2002 7:22:06 From: email@example.com (Richard Seymour) To: firstname.lastname@example.org You wrote: > I have a Macintosh Classic computer with 4mb on Ram with OS 7.0.1, as i > know this computer has the same processor than the Autostar (the > Motorola 68000). Just to clarify... the Autostar uses a motorola 68HC11 which is -completely- different from the mac's 68000 They share -no- common instructions or codes. (well, "zero" may mean "halt" to both of them, but the 68hc11 ignores that instruction) The Classic LX200 had a 68000, but all of the Autostars (including the LX200gps) use the 68hc11. have fun --dick
Subject: Mac software Sent: Tuesday, November 19, 2002 22:05:49 From: email@example.com (Eduardo Lpez) I have a Macintosh Classic computer with 4mb on Ram with OS 7.0.1, as i know this computer has the same processor than the Autostar (the Motorola 68000). Do you know where i can find o software to control my telescope from this machine? or know about somebody that could help me? Thank you very much and greetings from Mexico. Eduardo LopezMike here: You would need both the Mac and the Autostar to control the telescope; there is no computer-only capability with either PCs or Macs. As to software, if they work with System 7 and the 68K CPU there are many applications, both commercial and shareware, that will control the ETX and Autostar. A couple of current shareware ones are AstroPlanner and ScopeDriver. Check the Astronomy Links page and the Accessory Reviews - Software for more. Unfortunately, you may find that most current software requires a PowerPC CPU and Mac OS 9.
Subject: VB program for control of ETX and SAC camera Sent: Saturday, November 9, 2002 21:20:59 From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Jeremy Jackson) Here is a link to my website: http://mywebpages.comcast.net/jeremyjackson/Blank%20Page%201.htm In my spare time I fiddle around with Visual Basic, my ETX90EC, and SAC camera. I found some code for webcams on planetsourcecode.com and imported it into my program that slews the telescope. I can't wait for some clear skies to try it out!!! I've enclosed a screen shot. (the picture is a cereal box about 25 feet away in my kitchen) Basically, with the program I can control the telescope and the camera from my computer. I hope to get the Meade motorized focuser for Christmas and will incorporate that as well. Then I can set the scope up outside and control everything in the warmth of my home. I've not gotten the solar system object functions to work yet, but the program does slew the scope at three different speeds. The camera control works for my SAC camera and should work for most webcams set up for astro-imaging. I've decided to make the code available, and that can be found at my website as well. Thanks for the great website!! Jeremy Jackson
Subject: New version of Virtual Atlas of the Moon Sent: Saturday, November 2, 2002 0:14:39 From: email@example.com (Philippe HAAKE) I would like to tell you that the new version of the Virtual Atlas of the Moon is available at http://astrosurf.com/avl/UK_index.html Many new features have been added to this beautifull FREEWARE made by Patrick Chevalley, also the author of the other freeware SkyCharts - Cartes du Ciel http://astrosurf.com/astropc/ which allowed you to pilote your etx... Have a look at them and you'll love them Best greetings Best Greetings From SWITZERLAND Phil ICQ 3128404 http://astroclub.net/sag/index.html http://astroclub.net/sag/ephemeride/index.html http://community.webshots.com/user/beruberu1 firstname.lastname@example.org
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