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nytecam
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LX200+Cartes du Ciel remote ops
      #5557738 - 12/06/12 03:29 PM

Classic LX200 M12 ok now ready for reinstall onto pier in obsy - when help arrives Anyone used Cartes du Ciel [my preferred planetarium prog] for scope pointing/control in lieu of Meade handbox How effective when used as remote control from house

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CharlieB
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Re: LX200+Cartes du Ciel remote ops new [Re: nytecam]
      #5558086 - 12/06/12 06:59 PM

If it uses the classic "brick" handbox, you will still need it to initialize the scope. Then you can use CDC to control the scope. I have done that with my LXD-650 which uses the same handbox and it works fine with CDC once the proper ASCOM driver is installed. There was someone a few years back that made a dongle that went into the controller jack on the mount and would initialize the scope, but I can't remember the fellows name. I do have one somewhere, but I don't believe I ever tried using it.

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Re: LX200+Cartes du Ciel remote ops new [Re: CharlieB]
      #5558414 - 12/06/12 10:43 PM

Quote:

There was someone a few years back that made a dongle that went into the controller jack on the mount and would initialize the scope, but I can't remember the fellows name.




The LX200 Keypad Simulator:

http://www.dv-fansler.com/dvf%20Technologies/lx200_keypad_sim.htm


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Re: LX200+Cartes du Ciel remote ops new [Re: *skyguy*]
      #5558737 - 12/07/12 07:08 AM

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Quote:

There was someone a few years back that made a dongle that went into the controller jack on the mount and would initialize the scope, but I can't remember the fellows name.


The LX200 Keypad Simulator:

http://www.dv-fansler.com/dvf%20Technologies/lx200_keypad_sim.htm


Thanks - yes after opening up the obsy etc, I'll be manually using the 'brick' handbox to intialaliser the LX200 but thanks for the simulator option.



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