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AVX and CG-5 AS-GT NexStar Plus Hand Controllers

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#1 Mike4242

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Posted 12 October 2013 - 05:43 PM

My CG-5 AS-GT and my AVX both came with the newer NexStar Plus hand controllers. Today, just for fun, I plugged the AS-GT hand controller into the AVX to see if it would work. I was expecting it to detect the type of mount and display Advanced VX on the LCD, but instead it displayed AS-GT. However, it appeares to operate the mount normally. Now I'm wondering if the software is the same in all hand controllers or slightly different for each mount type? :thinking:

#2 rmollise

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Posted 12 October 2013 - 09:54 PM

The software (firmware) is, indeed, exactly the same.

#3 Mike4242

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Posted 13 October 2013 - 04:38 PM

Thanks Uncle Rod! I guess the mount name displayed is just encoded on a chip somewhere.

#4 rmollise

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Posted 13 October 2013 - 06:31 PM

Yes, there is a mount ID function from the mount itself.


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