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S.Boerner
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ETX-70 & RS232
      #5708828 - 03/02/13 01:22 PM

Does the ETX-70 use the same RS-232 command set as the LX200?

Things like:
:Me# Move Telescope East at current slew rate
:MS# Slew to Target Object
:SwN# Set maximum slew rate to N degrees per second. N is the range (2..8)
:LI# Get Object Information

I'm thinking about using an ETX-70 as a base for a timelapse platform and using the LX200 command set would make the job easier.


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Christopher EricksonModerator
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Re: ETX-70 & RS232 new [Re: S.Boerner]
      #5709095 - 03/02/13 04:31 PM

"LX200" commands are a bit generic and there are some additional commands and some differences between all of the various Meade GOTO scopes.

The Meade_Autostar Yahoo group is where the hard-core Meade firmware hackers and tweakers hang out and that might be a good place to get some meaty details on how the various commands work on different scopes.

http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/Meade_Autostar


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S.Boerner
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Reged: 04/29/10

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Re: ETX-70 & RS232 new [Re: Christopher Erickson]
      #5709156 - 03/02/13 05:15 PM

Thanks for the info.

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