Last updated: 27 April 2006
Subject:	Dick's Patch Kit for 42ed
Sent:	Monday, April 24, 2006 19:50:27
From:	richard seymour (
Here's my patch kit for Meade's version 42Ed firmware for the 497 Autostar.
This provides all of the usual stuff, plus a few new items:
(q) this Activates the 909 APM for all Telescope Models.
  Now  you -can- add other focusers, blinking reticles and
  CCD-socket autoguiding (quality of guiding unknown) to
  any Meade scope with an AUX socket. (requires buying a $50 Meade 909)

(m)  Ability to save and recover Custom Tracking Rate across power cycles.
(n)  Fix subtle bug involving LXD55 and :SC remote command
(o)  Magnifies Custom Tracking Rate control to 0.01% of sidereal.
(p)  Slow down Spiral Search

The 'usual stuff' (i.e. has been in earlier editions):
(a)  Display and Editing of Drive Training Values
(b)  Optional Automatic Satellite Track starting at down-count=zero
(c)  *Optional CordWrap control for all scopes
(d)  Optional LPI Autoguiding of Alt/Az mounted scopes
(e)  Version number change from 42Ed  to 42dd (so Initialization shows 42d)
(f)  *Optional (but disabled) SkipDate patch (see readme)
(g)  Adds "peek" and "poke" functions for use with Andrew Johansen's PEC editors.
(h)  can add the Meade 4504 and 114EQ-DH4 to the Known Telescope Models list.
      (Removes the DS-70 AND ds-2060 models (to provide space for the above).
(i)  Provides PEC Timing data for customized final drive gearing.
(j)  Fool DSI to Autoguide an Alt/Az mounted scope.
(k)  Ability to avoid the  "0 for Tour" prompt
(l)  Ability to avoid the  "0 for Align" prompt

Read the ReadMe, click the ClickMe to modify your local copy of
Build42Ed.rom, and then use ASU or StarPatch to update your Autostars

have fun

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