New Meade AUTOGUIDER PORT MODULE
Posted 02 November 2012 - 08:24 PM
Looks nothing like the original but hopefully this will help some of us. It appears to be for guiding only.
Posted 16 November 2012 - 01:27 PM
Hope he's correct.
Posted 16 November 2012 - 04:39 PM
The autoguider module will be compatible with the LXD75 as long as you make the upgrade to the AudioStar. It physically plugs into the AUX port on the RA motor of the mount, not the keypad, but will not work with a 497 AutoStar."
I suspect the new unit will work quite happily with an old 497, as long as the model type is allowed ( and currently, LXD75s are allowed )
The new Audiostar code still works with the old APM909 and clone guiders, so i can see no reason why the new units wont work with the older handboxes.
Posted 17 December 2012 - 01:17 AM
I have been running a 909 clone guider quite happily
on my testbench, but there are serious bugs and gotchas
with the way the new A3S4 firmware works.
Unpatched, AltAz pulseguiding ( :Mg or ST4 ) doesnt work.
In Polar mode, unless PEC is turned on or you are issuing
at least one RA pulseguides within every 30seconds,
the pulseguiding wont work properly in DEC either.
Still waiting to see what the new unit does,
but based on the current code, i expect it to work/fail the same way.
Posted 26 December 2012 - 11:02 PM