Hi everybody, I'm new here and I write you from Italy. I own a LX200 since I was a child, given by my father. About 10 years ago my hand controller failed, and after a few tries I gave up to find a replacement. So the big beast has remained unused since then. But now I'd like to put it back to work, and after several internet searches I found some solution. But before spending money unnecessarily I would like your advice.
The cheaper solution would seem to buy a hand controller emulator and then link the telescope via RS232 with my laptop, but I'm non sure if it's possible to align it without the handset. I also found some RS232 bluetooth dongle, but as long as I know it's impossible to align the telescope directly from the app without the handset
Another possible solution is to purchase the Autostar update kit, but it's quite expensive and I don't know if in the meantime something else has failed so the risk is to waste money.
Also I understand that some solutions only work wit certain firmware versions, and I would like to know how to locate my version.
Any advice for me?