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Mike4242
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AVX and CG-5 AS-GT NexStar Plus Hand Controllers
      #6133585 - 10/12/13 06:43 PM

My CG-5 AS-GT and my AVX both came with the newer NexStar Plus hand controllers. Today, just for fun, I plugged the AS-GT hand controller into the AVX to see if it would work. I was expecting it to detect the type of mount and display Advanced VX on the LCD, but instead it displayed AS-GT. However, it appeares to operate the mount normally. Now I'm wondering if the software is the same in all hand controllers or slightly different for each mount type?

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rmollise
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Re: AVX and CG-5 AS-GT NexStar Plus Hand Controllers new [Re: Mike4242]
      #6134012 - 10/12/13 10:54 PM

The software (firmware) is, indeed, exactly the same.

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Mike4242
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Re: AVX and CG-5 AS-GT NexStar Plus Hand Controllers new [Re: rmollise]
      #6135465 - 10/13/13 05:38 PM

Thanks Uncle Rod! I guess the mount name displayed is just encoded on a chip somewhere.

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rmollise
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Re: AVX and CG-5 AS-GT NexStar Plus Hand Controllers new [Re: Mike4242]
      #6135684 - 10/13/13 07:31 PM

Yes, there is a mount ID function from the mount itself.

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