Sent: Saturday, December 30, 2000 21:46:45 From: firstname.lastname@example.org (richard seymour) There have been a lot of fixes, but if you are happy with v(whatever), there is always the question of "why fix what isn't broken (for you)". v21 has better outer planetary calculations, 30,000 objects in the database, Spiral Search. (Start search on second consecutive GOTO or by holding GOTO for more then 2 seconds), LX200 like Browse feature for searching its internal database, Quick backlash correction by using Az Percent and Alt Percent in Setup - Telescope.... those tune the backlash jump. Improvements to LX200 command set. AutoStar shows new slew speed for 2 seconds (not much help). Other things: when doing a SYNC it identifies the star you are centering, much improved Comet tracking (it honestly handles eccentricities greater than one). Dozens of other little fixes. **Creep-after-beep is greatly fixed** (you -can- still get it, but three major faults were fixed) Problems: (a) it's English only. They'll come out with specific firmwares for the other languages (removing multi-language made room for the extra 16,000 objects). (b) if you track satellites, the "press [enter] to pause" does not resume correctly (it restarts the motion list, rather than resuming where it paused). if you read the LX90 egroup http://www.egroup.com/messages/lx90 they are all using v21eI (k has a couple of fixes beyond that). They're all pretty happy... they're having more problems with simply learning how to use it, instead of fighting bugs -in- it. --dick (still looking for problems)
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