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#1 GuyG

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Posted 21 April 2021 - 10:29 AM

I'm currently building an automated Goto Mount using OnStep and wanted to repurpose a Meade controller (from an ETX 125) that I have on hand.  (see attached image).

 

Is anyone familiar with the pinout of this controller?  Have a schematic or drawing?

 

Has anyone attempted this?  Any feedback is appreciated,

 

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Posted 21 April 2021 - 10:32 AM

Would this suit your purposes better?

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Posted 21 April 2021 - 11:35 AM

I'm currently building an automated Goto Mount using OnStep and wanted to repurpose a Meade controller (from an ETX 125) that I have on hand.  (see attached image).

 

Is anyone familiar with the pinout of this controller?  Have a schematic or drawing?

 

Has anyone attempted this?  Any feedback is appreciated,

 

Thanks

This handbox runs special Meade protocol (I2C-"like") which communicates with the motor contrller inside the mount.

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