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Last updated: 21 July 2010
This page is for user comments and information specific to the Meade DS, DSX, and some older telescope models. Accessories and Feedback items appropriate to the ETX models are posted on other pages as appropriate. If you have any comments, suggestions, questions or answers to questions posed here, e-mail them to me for posting. Please use an appropriate Subject Line on your message per the Site Email Etiquette. Thanks. Remember, tips described on this site may invalidate the warranty on your telescope or accessories. Neither the submitter nor myself are responsible for any damage caused by using any contributed tips.

Subject:	Help me with my DS114
Sent:	Tuesday, July 20, 2010 15:48:02
Just found your site 2day, cool! Is it possible to get parts somewhere
for my Meade DS114ATS? I need the motor mount for the azimuth motor, I
found the part numbers, on the parts but got lost from there. All I can
find on the Internet is accessories... other than that, I love the
telescope and the Autostar. Thanx, Bob
Mike here: Try Telescope Warehouse (link on the Astronomy Links page).


Thanx 4 your timely reply. I emailed telescope Warehouse and am waiting
for a reply. I bought used and caps were kept on and it has sharp, clear
focus. If anything, I can use as is, not a bad deal for $50.
Thanx Again, I'll be reading and watching the sky...
Bob Johnson
Columbus, Ohio

Subject:	DS2114 and Autostar 494 to PC connections.
Sent:	Friday, July 16, 2010 17:06:55
From:	Erwin Heins (
I have found much good information on your info site but I can't find a
diagram showing how to connect my pc to my DS2114 and the Autostar 494. 
I know it can be done because I've read that it can be done.  I know I
need the #506 cable.  Isee the connections for the EX series and the LG
series but not the DS2000 series.  Could you help me?
Erwin Heins
Mike here: If there is no RS-232 serial port on your DS telescope, then you will have to use a #497 AutoStar and a #505 serial cable. And, if your computer has only USB, then you will also need a USB-serial adapter. However, not all work reliably with the AutoStar. See the article "AutoStar and USB" on the Helpful Information: AutoStar Info page. I recommend Keyspan adapters.

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