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Posted 26 April 2007 - 05:19 PM

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Posted 26 April 2007 - 05:21 PM

Once you have aligned the scope you can use the SYNC function to make the GOTOs in a selected part of the sky MORE ACCURATE.

How? Simply goto a star or object within the constellation you want to search accurately. Center the star or the object, and hold down the ENTER key for two seconds, the controller will BEEP, and ask you to push the ENTER button again to SYNC.

Once you do this your gotos within that constellation, or sky area, will be more accurate. However they may be not as good on the opposite side of the sky.

This is a good technique to use to JUMP your way around the sky by adjoining constellations. Just keep SYNCing on an object within the next constellation (near the one you were viewing) and walk your way across the sky with good gotos EVERYWHERE! I LOVE the SYNC Function!
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Posted 26 April 2007 - 05:22 PM

Controller Troubleshooting:

You should ALWAYS do a RESET on the hand controller after doing a FIRMWARE upgrade. There have been several trouble posts where bits and pieces of the OLD firmware were causing issues with the NEW firmware. Several different types of alignment problems have been solved by simply doing a RESET.

This is also the right time to RE- Calibrate Motors, and RE-Train Drives. Also check all the time, date, site, and daylight savings time data and reset these as needed.
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Posted 26 April 2007 - 05:28 PM

Dick's Patches

If you want to install Dick Seymour's Autostar PATCHES, the simplest way is to download the trial version of the Star Patch software, and then after installation, download the latest "Meade" firmware AND patch using the Starpatch trial version.

Here is the web page with all the downloads and patches if you want to do it manually, however the Starpatch software will do it almost automatically, and even the trial version is twice as fast as the Meade factory Autostar software.
http://www.stargps.ca/downloads.htm

Be sure to read the README file before you install the patch. Of course they also have the GPS Patch for their product. I have found that these patches work with the ETX, the LX90, as long as you have the 497 hand controller.

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Posted 26 April 2007 - 05:30 PM

ETX Technical Tips & DIY Mods:

This link is loaded with valuable information on the ETX line of scopes. Spend a few hours reading all the information and your scope will work BETTER than ever.
http://www.weasner.c...x/techtips.html
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Posted 09 May 2007 - 06:49 PM

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Posted 09 May 2007 - 06:51 PM

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