Sent: Friday, May 4, 2001 19:58:12 From: Dave.Rosenthal@ie-ate.com (Rosenthal, Dave) I wrote this program to Control any ETX-90EC, ETX-125, LX-200 or LX-90 connected to an AutoStar Controller. You can slew the scope in 8 directions (N, NE, E, SE, S, SW, W, NW). The commands to control the slew rete do not function. You can also focus the scope in 2 speeds, with an electric focuser installed. The position of the scope is displayed and update after movement. All you need is a PC running Windows Versions 3.1/95/98/NT/2000/ME and a COMM Port, and of course the required cable. I made mine from the directions on your site. One hint though, do not use regular telephone core with the standard plug, it wont fit in the AutoStar. Instead use a Telephone Handset cord, the one running from the phone to the handset. This cord has the proper connector on it, and it is usually coiled. I received an email message from someone who downloaded the MeadControl program. It did not work. There were some support files I assumed would already be on any user's PC which were not. So, I built an installer. This new version has functional controls to vary the slew rate in three speeds and controls to GoTo a set of coordinates. I have added a Downloads page to my little web-site to download patches/fixes to my two programs. The address is: pages.prodigy.net/david.rosenthal
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