Photo: Qhy9 mono + qhy 5x2" filter wheel and Baader 2" LRGB, Ha, O3 and S2 filters , Meade DSI Pro 2 as guider, TS 9mm off-axis guider Binoculars: Nikon Action 12x50 Telescopes: Skywatcher Evostar 120ED f7.5 APO + TS 2" flattener Mounts: HEQ5 Pro Eyepieces: Nagler 11mm type6, Pentax XW 7mm, Televue 2X barlow 1.25"
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Quote:After upgrading to 3.24, be sure to go through a setup and make sure the location and time values are correct. Use ONLY the up arrow on the number pad for changes; the down arrow causes only the screen to change, not the data in the hand controller.Sounds like the time zone is off by the mount of a sign error on your setup.3.24 is definitely the best way to go; many many faults fixed since 3.01.
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Quote:AFter these messages I have to wonder if there is a difference between the firmware versions for the Sky-Watcher and Orion mounts. A friend of mine looks after the SW goto mounts for his school and he's updated them all to v3.24 without even a single hitch. However according to some people the Orion mounts have at least one extra option in the handset setup that the SW mounts don't, which is an adjustment for the polarscope LED.
“I am the only person to ever ace a 1951 USAF resolution test. My 'to observe' list says 'done'. I do not use charts or atlases when I starhop; men do not use maps. One of my sketches won an SBIG deep sky imaging contest. I am the life of star parties I have never attended. I never say anything looks like a faint fuzzy - not even a faint fuzzy. Pilots aim green laser pointers at me. Don Pensack proofreads my CN forum posts.” - The Most Interesting Astronomer in the Universe
Quote: There must be a reason it hasn't happened. It would be cheaper to maintain one code base than two, after all.
Quote:In the EQMOD development we've seen severe inadequacies in some USB-to-Serial adapters, where some chips can't handle the throughput in the rates/manner expected by the computer/hand controller ends of the interface. The internals in Belkin adapters seem particularly affected. I don't have the names of the "food" ones handy; there is a database file on the EQMOD Yahoo! group site of experience with many brands.
Quote:Mine is Sky-Watcher version, and came with 3.24 right out of the box. It has the same reported offset problem. Only the UP key changes the offset; the DOWN key just changes the display. I spent several frustrating hours first time out before solving this by chance. Clearly a bug in the HC, and consistently repeatable. To test this, go to the SETUP screen - Observ. Site, and change the "-" to a "+" using the DOWN (left) key. Press <Enter> to lock in the changes and then go back to the same screen. The offset will be back to a "-". HOWEVER, changing the offset amount, i.e. 8.00 to 9.00 is possible with the DOWN key, so it's kind of an obscure bug, affecting only the + and - values.