Retired pilot with interests in grinding/polishing optics and with well made/simple telescopes showing uptdated the wonders in the universe.
"My advice is free and worth every penny!"
AP 130EDF-GT & AP Mach1
C14-XLT & AP 900GTO
Quote:1. Make sure there isn't any corrosion in the serial port connector on the Autostar.THE CIRCUIT BOARD IS ACCEPTING 12.38 VOLTS POWER CHECKED WITH A VOLTMETER ON THE CIRCUIT BOARD ITSELF.2. Verify your 505 cable is solid and reliable.THE 505 CABLE COMMUNICATES WITH THE 497 WITH CONNECTIONS TO THE LATEST AUTOSTAR WEBSITE, AND HNS SKY, CARTES DU CIEL, ETC..3. Download and install StarGPS, a free download.WILL DO THAT NOW.4. Put Autostar in Safe Download mode.BUT THE AUTOSTARS SCREEN IS BLACK BLANK BLACK..5. Run StarGPS and let it do the firmware upgrade.
Homemade 'scopes 8"f/7,6" f/5", 6"f/4, 4.25" Schiefspiegler,60mm Coronagraph,60mm H-alpha system, 4.25" White-light Solar Newtonian,solar spectroscope, 4" f/12, 4.5" f/16 & 6" f/12 Schupmann Medial refractors, 4" Celestar, 19 Stellafane awards 9 in optics Engineering = Taking what you have and making what you need.