Sent: Sunday, September 9, 2001 10:27:43 From: firstname.lastname@example.org (richard seymour) ** This patch works with the NEW ASU updater only! ** Well, i have a new patch: it's a combination of the old-style v22er Training and Satellite patches... plus: *** It now offers live-time settable Elevation Travel Limits *** You can now control the maximum Elevation/Declination your scope will attempt during a GoTo. No more damage to rear-port-mounted diagonals, cameras, etc. You can still manually slew anywhere, and, if a GoTo would intrude into the guarded space, the Autostar will say: "CHECK MOUNT" with a long scrolling message about possible damage. You can still GoTo that zone by proper keypressing. The control is located a scroll-up from Setup>Telescope>Az Train The value is display/entered as ARCMINUTES... so 5400 == 90 degrees. Any change made is remembered across power-ups. You can reset to "factory" default by simply re-selecting your telescope model, or by putting 5400 back in there. 4800 = 80 deg, 4200 = 70deg, 3600 = 60 deg, 3000 = 50 deg, 2400 = 40 deg, 1800 = 30 deg, 1200 = 20 deg, 600 =10 deg. ** This patch works with the NEW ASU updater only! ** I've posted it at: http://www.wolfe.net/~workshop/astro/NewPatch.zip and http://staff.washington.edu/seymour/astro/NewPatch.zip That 22K zip file contains: newReadme.txt <-- instructions newPatch.bat <-- DOS batch file for doing the job AStarPat.exe <--- DOS executable which does the patch newALL22er.txt <--- the patch list itself, with more explanations. Unpack it into your c:\Program Files\Meade\ASU\Ephemerides folder, Drag-and-drop the "newall22er.txt" icon onto the "newpatch.bat" icon to start the process. have fun --dick (yes, i really -have- tested this one)Mike here: The patch is also available on the ETX Site.
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