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#1 kpb44

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Posted 04 November 2019 - 02:50 PM

I’m trying to get back into Astronomy after a 4 year break. Dusted off my lx90 and thought I’d better update the Autostar and software. I found an Autostar suite page and downloaded the software. After 4 years it seems like it hadn’t changed at all, didn’t even install itself on windows 10. The Meade website seems strange, disorganised  what’s been going on with them? Tried updating the handset and got 404 page not found error.

 

The version of Autostar updater I found was 4.88 is that the latest? What’s the latest 947 handset firmware?

 

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Posted 04 November 2019 - 03:41 PM

Gday kpb44

If you have a 497, then Meade have not really updated the firmware since 43Eg,

so you are probably still on the latest firmware.

If you have a GPS unit, you may have problems with the recent GPS rollover bug.

If so you will need to update

I always suggest people use the free version of the StarPatch loader

https://www.stargps.ca/downloads.htm

to update the 497 firmware and apply the latest 3rd party patches

 

Andrew Johansen Melbourne Australia


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Posted 05 November 2019 - 03:18 AM

Thanks. I’ll give that a try.




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