Alignmaster with Meade classic Ascom
Posted 11 August 2012 - 06:47 AM
Posted 11 August 2012 - 08:05 AM
If you plug the USB to serial adapter in a different USB port it will often switch com port numbers on you. Just go into the device manager to see the com port number.
Then in align master, you will click setup for the ascot driver, and select that same com port.
Hope that helps,
Posted 11 August 2012 - 08:16 AM
Posted 11 August 2012 - 11:03 AM
Posted 11 August 2012 - 06:22 PM
I hope this helps.
Posted 11 August 2012 - 07:13 PM
Posted 12 August 2012 - 08:59 AM
I like align master quite a bit, when I double check my polar alignment with pempro, it's always very close. Once even less than an arc minute, whic I thought was spectacular fr how quickly it worked.
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Posted 12 August 2012 - 10:12 AM
Posted 12 August 2012 - 12:42 PM
Pempro prolly can get you the last 5%, alignmaster can get you most of the way though. Was good enough to start snapping pics at least
Posted 06 December 2012 - 07:01 PM
I just got alignmaster recently to use with my Meade LX200GPS 8" and was wondering if it works in Polar/eq mount? I ask because last night I finally got AM to respond and recognize com ports.(I was jazzed) My alignmaster routine as follows.... I put my scope into the home polar position on a wedge and I do a rough polar alignment..i.e. Typical polar eq setup just before if one were to use a one or two star alignment with hand controller. I then pick the best 2 star setup recommended by alignmaster but when I press the "goto" it slews the ota downward "dec" and to the right but as soon as it slews down I can hear the motors strain when they hit the stops. it should have slewed to the left and up????(where stars are) Am I missing something? Please any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks again.
Posted 06 December 2012 - 08:38 PM
After the scope is aligned as usual, then you can run through the alignmaster routine. I'd recommend using a reticle eyepiece to make it more accurate.
Posted 07 December 2012 - 07:12 PM
Posted 08 December 2012 - 11:55 PM
After getting both stars centered alignmaster will ask if you want to correct azimuth, if you hit yes, it will slew the scope to a new position, adjust the azimuth on the wedge until you get the scope back on the star. Then hit next, and it will do the same thing in altitude.
I do this twice, and am pretty close.
Posted 18 December 2012 - 06:23 PM
Posted 06 January 2013 - 04:10 PM
Sorry I just read your reply and a matter of fact I tried it last night.... I did get it to work (I think) There was one issue I quite did not understand. After polar alignment and centering with alignmaster...AM will ask you if you want to correct Az. I choose yes and it slews abit and ask me to make AZ correction and center star. I tried but could only adjust the star to come back to the center line of my reticle ep though not get it dead centered. I would need to adjust alt also to accurately center the star(i did adjust this). This is the same with ALT procedure too. not sure if this is how it should be?. Thanks for any help.