Quote:Going to Celestron's website, I find that I have to reprogram the hand control. Fortunately, my son has a Windows computer (my Mac does not run on OS 10.7). The scope comes with an RS232 cable, but no USB to RS232 adapter cable required to hook up to the computer. Celestron recommends ordering this from *Amazon* instead of supplying it for me!
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Celestron CG-5⁴, CGEM², C6-N, C6, C8, Nexstar 8SE, 6SE, ONYX 80 EDF, Orion ST 80 A Vixen R130SF w/Porta II mount William Optics ZS110 ED APO, FLT 132 Triplet APO, SV70 ED SV115T20 Wicháhpih'a
Celestron 8SE with some eyepieces. Neximage 5 Unmodded T2i/550D Orion Sirius EQ-G
Quote:I always carry my laptop and cable with me. You just never know. But the bigger question would be why is this happening. So far, I have seen posts on here of this happening more and more lately.
Quote:It is impractical for me and for many others to have to bring a laptop everywhere I go with the telescope. This is something Celestron should fix.
Meade LX200R-8 Nexstar 6SE AT80EDTA on Minitower Lots of glass, aluminum, and plastic Arctic origin - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wAx58lIynfY&feature=player_embedded#! Weather station - http://classic.wunderground.com/weatherstation/WXDailyHistory.asp?ID=KFLKENNE... 73s de KF4JU
Quote:Could be a bug in the firmware revision these folks are using?
Quote:... and an initial instruction to line up the index marks on the telescope--I don't remember seeing that before).
Quote:Thanks, but even that won't do it. The default for the installer is indeed "Alt/Az," but it still loads GEM software. Here are Celestron's instructions (which should be in our "Best of NexStar" thread here on CN).http://www.celestron.com/c3/support3/index.php?_m=knowledgebase&_a=viewar...Following these instructions, I got it to load the right software. You'd think that Celestron would do a better job of making what is needed clear given the tendency of the firmware to corrupt. But if they don't do it, we at least should. Reloading the firmware should not be this hard!
Quote:I assume something is awry here codewise, rather than a bunch of handsets being garbage.