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#1 MacDougal

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 08:32 AM

I am looking at purchasing a used Nexstar 11 GPS and I am not sure if the software can be upgraded or if I can use a version 4 hand controll or version 4 + I think this means motor control 2.2 and hand control 4.3 is that correct?
Currently the scope shows 2.2 4.3 and second line 2.2
I am not sure what the numbers mean? I think this is the version that does level north for alignment?

#2 mclewis1

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 01:50 PM

More than likely it means ....

2.2 is the hand controller firmware ... and therefore no the hand controller is not upgradable.
4.3 is the motor controller firmware

2.2/4.3 was a very common combination, it works very well.

More info - http://www.nexstarsi...GPSFirmware.htm

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 08:58 PM

My understanding is your Version 2.2 hand controller is not upgradable. However, you can purchase an Version 4 (or 4+) controller and it will work just fine. My Nexstar 8 GPS is like this. I have both the 2.2 and the 4.X hand controller. Both work just great. I actually prefer the 2.2.






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