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astro_baby
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Reged: 06/17/08

Loc: United Kingdom
Synscan Version 3.32...NOT Beta
      #5567716 - 12/12/12 02:26 PM

Heads up......

Production version of 3.23 Synscan is now downloadable together with a new manual.

Manual is much better and cleaned up somewhat.

Skywatcher also suggest Alt Az EQ6s are upgraded to the latest version.

Clear skies

Edited by astro_baby (12/12/12 05:52 PM)


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gonzosc1
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Reged: 11/08/12

Loc: South Carolina
Re: Synscan Version 3.23 ....NOT Beta new [Re: astro_baby]
      #5567873 - 12/12/12 03:56 PM

Is the Orion synscan the same as the skywatcher synscan??
reason for asking is I just got my new mount a week ago and HC is ver 3.27


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austin.grant
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Reged: 10/18/10

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Re: Synscan Version 3.23 ....NOT Beta new [Re: gonzosc1]
      #5567898 - 12/12/12 04:20 PM

I think he meant 3.32

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astro_baby
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Reged: 06/17/08

Loc: United Kingdom
Re: Synscan Version 3.23 ....NOT Beta new [Re: austin.grant]
      #5567930 - 12/12/12 04:41 PM

Whoops...yes 3.32

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gonzosc1
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Reged: 11/08/12

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Re: Synscan Version 3.23 ....NOT Beta new [Re: astro_baby]
      #5568198 - 12/12/12 07:59 PM

ok got it.

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Jack Huerkamp
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Reged: 10/13/05

Loc: Louisiana
Re: Synscan Version 3.23 ....NOT Beta new [Re: gonzosc1]
      #5568291 - 12/12/12 09:13 PM

Got my AZ-EQ6 yesterday and it came with V3.31 installed. I downloaded and installed V3.32 and it works after an initial scare. After I received the green bar indicating a successful update, I shut down the update software program before shutting down the mount. When I started up the mount, there was no display shown on the hand pad. I started the downloader and repeated the update shutting down the mount before shutting down the program. When I started up the mount after the second update, the mount worked properly. If one has to shut off the mount after the green bar is indicated in the program, the instructions ought to say so.

I thought I had messed up my one day old mount!

Jack Huerkamp


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neptun2
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Reged: 03/04/07

Loc: Bulgaria
Re: Synscan Version 3.23 ....NOT Beta new [Re: Jack Huerkamp]
      #5579332 - 12/19/12 05:37 PM

I also installed the stable 3.32 version on my heq5 pro. At first glance it works ok but test under the stars will show for sure if everything is ok. My experience with the 3.32 beta 5 was very good so i expect same to be true for the final version. The new polar alignment feature is very useful.

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SunBlack
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Reged: 05/05/11

Loc: Rome (IT)
Re: Synscan Version 3.23 ....NOT Beta new [Re: neptun2]
      #5643734 - 01/26/13 02:37 AM

I installed the 3.32....when I tell to go to an object, It doesnt display the equatorial coordinates , but it shows me the altazimuth ones.... how to show the equatorial coordinates? I Precise that after firmware installation it did not ask me to set az or eq ...

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johnpd
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Reged: 04/13/08

Re: Synscan Version 3.23 ....NOT Beta new [Re: SunBlack]
      #5645421 - 01/27/13 03:33 AM

1. The "Show Position" Utility Function gives you the ability to see both the RA/Dec and Alt/Az values of the current position.

2. You did not say which mount you have. If you have the AZ-EQ6, the hand controller show ask you when it starts up whether you want to operate in EQ or Az mode. I do not know what happens on a standard EQ6 mount.

JohnD


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John Carruthers
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Reged: 02/02/07

Loc: Kent, UK
Re: Synscan Version 3.23 ....NOT Beta new [Re: Jack Huerkamp]
      #5645494 - 01/27/13 05:13 AM

I update just the handset, not connected to the mount.

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deltacathy
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Reged: 02/09/13

Re: Synscan Version 3.23 ....NOT Beta new [Re: John Carruthers]
      #5670229 - 02/09/13 07:32 AM

Hi has anybody put the allview firmware on the synscan controller ?
Did you also change the motor control firmware as well.
I have a orion teletrack az mount same as the skywatcher ?


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