Last updated: 8 September 2006

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Subject:	Computer connection to ETX125 PE
Sent:	Friday, September 8, 2006 10:37:17
From: (
Can you advise me on what cables I need to connect my Meade ETX 125PE to
my laptop (Sony Vaio running Windows) in order to use the astronomer
control panel feature of Starry Nights or other computer control
programs?  I am having a devil of a time getting through to Meade
Customer Service and can't seem to find the answer in the user manual.
Great site!  Many thanks!
John M. Urbanchuk
Mike here: You need a #505 serial cable to connect the Autostar handset to a RS-232 serial port. You can easily make one (see the Helpful Information: AutoStar Info page). If your computer has USB but no RS-232 port then you will need a USB-serial adapter (see the article "AutoStar and USB" on the AutoStar Info page).

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