I have two older Nexstar GT mounts (with latest software updates) and one LCM hand controller, so I ordered a new Nexstar+ hand controller (GEM) from B&H as it was the only one I could locate, and when I hooked it up to the older mount it recognizes the
older GT mount as ADVANCED GT, and I think it scrolled something about all the features not being available or something like that. My eyes are not the best.
After you hit ENTER, it asks you to move mount to both index marks, which do not exist on this old early version GT mounts. The two early GT mounts I know do work with the Nexstar+ (LCM) or the Nexstar+ (NXS) hand controllers.
Do I have to flash the hand controller to an older software that does not use INDEX MARKS or is there a way to use it as is? I am not familiar what the index marks are that it is asking for, is that something on the new mounts missing from the older mounts?
I would like to be able to use the GEM controller with the old mounts, as I think it has a larger star database than the older controllers. Last night I was trying to find a star in LIBRA (Zuben Elakrab) or gamma Libra and could not find it on the LCM hand controller.
Any help appreciated on using the newer hand controller with the older GT mounts. I do have the software flash program to update the hand controller and the correct cable if it's necessary.
Thanks for any instructions/help/suggestions.