Apertura ad8 w/ tweakers package (haven't messed wit this one yet!) Orion ed100 with custom gso focuser Barska magnus 65ed apo triplet heavily redone Celestron granite 10x50 Skyprodigy Vixen porta II Explore Scientific 82* 4.7mm, 8.8mm, 18mm, and 30mm.
Quote:Where do you find the "Custom" or "Full Moon" settings. I just went through my menu and couldn't find them.On some Starsense units like mine it has to be completely dark and my porch lite that's 50ft away has to be turned off or it will say "too few stars". The full moon has no effect on it according to Celestron engineers. It doesn't seem to effect my SS unit. Neilson
Quote:The reason I don't have all those settings is because I'm using newer firmware. They removed all those settings and the newer firmware adjusts the camera so the moon will have no effect. And it uses 4 alignment points now. I think their waiting until they finish the updates before they write a new manual. They changed and removed a number of things I wish they hadn't. Neilson
Quote:And update your firmware. On the Celestron site or join Team Celestron public beta testers to get the most recent beta firmware updates. There were some problems when the moon is out with older firmware. The updates resolved that and some other problems. Neilson
Quote:Ok i did all that just waiting to be approved. I am assuming the file for alt az will work with the skyprodigy as well? I mean if it works for the se mount i dont see why not but just checking.
Scopes: Celestron 8" SCT & 90mm Mak. WO ZS66 SD/0.8 Flattener. Skywatcher 130 Truss Newt. ST80. Telrad & Lumicon finders. Orion 50mm/SSAG.
Mounts: Celestron AVX & CG-5GT & 8SE. SSA. Tabletop dob.
EPs: Stellarvue Binoviewer, Takahashi 30 LE, Kokusai-Kohki Orthos 5/9. Celestron Luminos 7/10/15/23/31, BST ED 8/5. Baader Ortho 10/Hyperion 13, Russell 18/55 Konigs. 25/32/40 plossls. GSO 15 Superview, 8-24 Zoom. Celestron 0.63 reducer.
Cams: Canon 60D, ZWO ASI120MC, Samsung SCB2000, SSAG.
Quote:Hi jag,Are you looking for firmware for a Skyprodigy or a Starsense Accessory? I think Neilson and others here might have assumed you were after the Starsense Accessory firmware, which is different from the Skyprodigy firmware, hence some people talking of not having the ability to adjust for different moon brigntness levels etc, as that isn't in the Starsense Accessory firmware, only in the SkyProdigy firmware.My understanding is that since release there have been no new Skyprodigy firmware releases as yet, but I think we have recently been told there is a new version of the Skyprodigy firmware due to come out soon in beta in team celestron. It isn't there just yet though, so there may be no urgency in you getting approved there if it is Skyprodigy firmware you are after. All the recent Starsense firmware releases in team celestron have been for the Starsense Accessory, not for the Skyprodigy mounts as far as I know, and the two products have their own separate and different firmwares.Cheers,Chris MQuote:Ok i did all that just waiting to be approved. I am assuming the file for alt az will work with the skyprodigy as well? I mean if it works for the se mount i dont see why not but just checking.
Quote: I'm still having a lot of problems with mine. Besides the poor goto's in the south half of the sky, My alignments are very inconsistent. Each night I have to do a number of alignments just to get a usable one. I hooked up to Starry Nights and it connects good and the goto's work but I want to image and I need to get my object on the DSLR chip and hopefully near the center but the up, down, left, right keys on Starry nights dont work correctly. left might go left, then hit it again and it goes right then hit it again and it moves left then moves right back where it started. I'm not the only one reporting that problem and on other programs. So Starsense needs to be getting more accurate consistent goto's like the Nexstar does. I'm having another problem. During alignments the first alignment point images, gets 100 stars but the second one images but doesn't say too few stars or 100 stars or solved or anything it just says imaging, then pauses then says acquiring another point or something like that, and goes to the east side, images, gets 100 stars, solved then goes back to the west side and images 100 stars, solved then back to the east side to image 100 stars. Then sometimes it fails the alignment and sometimes it passes the alignment. In fact it rarely does the normal 2 points on the west then 2 points on the east side type alignment. Too many alignments fail or are not so good. This has happened dozens of times. I don't know if anyone is having these back and forth type alignment problems. part of them fail and some pass.Neilson
Quote:Just a heads up to anyone using latest upgrade. The year will fault to 2012 everytime you power it up and will need to be reset to 2013. Its a glitch they are aware of, Kasey
Jeff D Orion 8" F4 Astrograph Celestron 80mm Guide-scope Celestron CGEM Mount Celestron Nexguide Canon EOS Rebel T1i (Unmodified) With MPCC Canon EOS Rebel XSi Full Spectrum Gary Honis Modified Skywatcher 12" Collapsible Dobsonian Coulter Odyssey 2 8" Dobsonian Celestron Nexstar 102SLT Celestron Skymaster 15x70 http://flic.kr/ps/ncfpL
Quote:Did they fix the ASPA for CGEM mounts yet. Its hard to do an alignment with my setup because the dome gets in the way but I can do ASPA just fine.
Quote:Isn't it supposed to be capable of a firmware update?
Quote:Not really sure what Celestron is doing. You would think this would be a top priority and they would dedicate the resources to squash the bugs. More than that though, what the heck happened that force them to send them off to retail stores before they were ready? What was with the early beta testers that let these things slip by? Two interesting accessories that makes their mounts fun and easy to use are the SkyQ link and the Starsense camera. If you have an AVX, which I assume is their biggest selling mount, the SkyQ accessory doesn't even work. I am so disappointed in Celestron right now.
Quote:Hell knows what Celestron are up to with SkyQ. It's just been ditched so it seems to me. The reason they give about iTunes being at fault seems highly suspicious to me. The were problems with the App Store some time back corrupting uploaded Apps, but that's been ages ago. The problems with SkyQ happened as soon as Celestron released the last update, it makes the Application unusable as the align buttons become unresponsive.I remember reading a post where one of the guys at Celestron said the bloke working on SkyQ is in a bad place at the backend of last year; whatever that means - slightly cryptic. I've contacted Celestron many times about updates for their application, all I get back is the same response,"we're working on it"...6 months on...It would be nice to have SkyQ working as the idea is very forward thinking. I absolutely loathe using a hand controller, being wireless is so much better.
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Quote:RodAny idea if the above works with a cge pro?