LX200 Firmware Problem?
Posted 17 October 2005 - 10:41 PM
Posted 17 October 2005 - 10:47 PM
What's up with the planets? Firmware bug? Am I doing anything wrong? I'm not holding keys down too long, going into search modes or SYNCH modes or anything. Any thoughts???
Both the Autostar and Autostar II controllers wait until a planet is actually selected by a second press of "enter" before calculating its position. If you bring up a planet so it appears only on the top line of the display it's not yet selected and pressing "goto" will result in a slew to the last object selected. Since it's already there it won't move. Pressing "enter" again will select the planet and then a "goto" will slew the telescope to it.
Posted 17 October 2005 - 10:55 PM
Posted 19 October 2005 - 03:59 PM
Don't worry I think we all did this mistake at one time or another... It happen to me, trying to GOTO the moon. It took me a few minutes to understand what was going on, and I can tell you I was freaking out, is my new scope already broken??????
BTW if you scroll down from the main forum page you will fine a section dedicated to Meade LX/RCX scopes. This section is an amazing source of information.
Posted 19 October 2005 - 04:09 PM
BTW: it's not just the planets. You have to hit Enter for all targets. (Or at least sometimes. I could swear that sometimes I forget to hit enter and it still works. But at least when it doesn't, I know what I did wrong.)
Posted 19 October 2005 - 10:47 PM
Posted 20 October 2005 - 01:42 PM
Do any of you have a "sticky S" in line two of the display?
Now that's one I haven't seen. Quite odd, really.