This driver provides both telescope and focuser interfaces each of which may be used by separate programs. Sign in Already have an account? Email me Tim at tigra-astronomy dot com directly. The arbitrary park position is not supported due to firmware limitations. Upon connecting from your software, the scope will be aligned and ready for use.
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If you park your scope after each use, you will never have to hand-slew to a star and sync again.
This driver does NOT support Synta mounts. By richardtheboffinFebruary 9, in Discussions – Software.
I don’t really see why connected PHD has to be so difficult. I don’t really get why it needs to be so complicated just to get PHD keade talk to the scope When you upgrade from firmware 3. Thus you can safely leave the scope powered up without wear on the motors or the risk of tracking into the pier, cord wrap, etc.
If you power-up the scope from a different position say from manually moving the scope axis while offthen the scope will be lost, and manual sync to the sky will be required. Defects in the Meade firmware prevent other cases from working at this time.
ASCOM Unified Driver for Meade Telescopes
Once you have done the above, or any time you park the scope, you may power it down or emade it powered up with the “Scope parked This Meade driver is actually two drivers in one. Posted February 9, There is one mandatory setting:.
Please go to the Astro-Physics Driver web page for their driver and associated software. Upon connecting from your software, the scope will be aligned and ready for use. The driver allows the Park Position to be changed. The product is not quite ready to be released to the asvom yet, but we will soon be looking for alpha and beta testers and we will asckm seeking feedback from Meade users to help us decide what features to include and which features to prioritize.
Use this driver with mounts that purport to use the LX protocol. Ascom 2X Mount Adaptor Paramount, etc.
The button leads to David’s web site for this driver as ascoj as other info on DSCs. Once you meads done the above, or any time you park the scope, you may power it down or leave it powered up with the “Scope parked The Classic LX except the 16” can have a park position remembered when used in the Northern hemisphere.
It should also work with TheSky6 and TheSky5 but not all functionality will be present. Email Format html text. The Meade driver is actually two drivers in meadw. This version corrects the installer so it can be installed on Platform 5 and 6 and later. Upon connecting from your software, the scope will be aligned and ready for use.
If you move meadee scope or disengage the RA or Dec clutches, then you must power up and align your scope with the handbox before connecting from your software. Once it is set, it is remembered across sessions. This is an ongoing project, so be sure to check the site for updates. Thus you can leave the scope powered up without wear on the motors or the risk of tracking into the pier, cord wrap, etc.
For more information see Working with TheSky section 1. The other one is provided for backwards compatibility.