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Reged: 08/24/11

Loc: Chattanooga, TN
iEQ45 new firmware for 8407 controller
      #5595118 - 12/29/12 08:43 PM

I just noticed iOptron has posted new firmware for the 8407 hand controller. It is supposed to fix the issue when using a 2 or 3 star alignment and not getting accurate gotos along with some ASCOM upgrades and a user entry set for comets.

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Reged: 05/10/07

Loc: N of Tampa
Re: iEQ45 new firmware for 8407 controller new [Re: mgwhittle]
      #5596115 - 12/30/12 12:54 PM

I have installed the new firmware and all is good.
I did have to use an older (slower)computer as I had a problem loading the Dec and RA files...But it is fine now.
There are some new features that the software has..

"Dec. 18, 2012
Firmware upgrade release.

We have new firmware upgrade releases for the iEQ series.

Hand controller #8407: Ver121213
Main board: Ver120803
RA and DEC: Ver120717 (iEQ45) and Ver120725 (iEQ30)

We recommend this upgrade for all iEQ30/45 w/8407 HC.

Items changed/fixed:

For Hand Controller:
• Fixed star alignment bug with Multi-Star Alignment. The minimum requirement is
2 stars.
• Removed 2 and 3 Star Align, as well as Display R.A. Axis Error.
• In Set User Object: added Set the Comet sub-menu for user entrance of comets
• Added ":mn#" ":ms#" ":mw#" ":me#" ":q#" control commands for ASCOM and mount
direct control operation

For Main board:
• Implemented ":mn#" ":ms#" ":mw#" ":me#" ":q#" control commands

For RA and DEC:
• Fixed "runaway" bug (when slewing the mount using the arrow keys).

A new iOptron Telescope .NET ASCOM driver 2.0 is also released:
• Updated control commands
• Increased time before timeout of RS-232 port to compatible with more USB to
RS-232 converters
• Added control panel to remote control iOptron telescope.

The links are:

I have not found any info on how to use the new functions,and
the weather has not helped out for me..
But the upgrades worked fine .

Edited by mega256 (12/30/12 01:07 PM)

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