But the Chinese manufacturers furnish compatible drivers; it’s just a little more trouble to get ’em loaded. Board dimensions are 2. Guider pieces – and Schematic, click image for larger view: By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use.

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Meade LX200GPS / R Telescope and Focuser Driver

Besides, if you use Eqmod, the hand controller is made redundant. The following is a picture of the prototype support ing the guider functionality of the Meade Like most websites, SGL uses cookies in order to deliver a secure, personalised service, to provide social media functions and to analyse our traffic. Back on the Driver Selection window which should still be onscreen push the Connect button, the red box should turn ascmo, meaning the telescope is connected to the computer and software.

The telescope end is plugged in, but where does the other end, the DB-9 end, go?

Read the blank chip and write down the value at 0x3ff!!! All around chip tolerances may take this to twice that, which is why the 78M05 regulator is recommended if adding the focuser chip. The driver will look for the enhanced on the second serial port and use it for pulseguide commands.


Focuser temperature compensation in action. I’ve tried it with and without MonoBin. Like most websites, SGL uses cookies in order to deliver a secure, personalised service, to provide social media functions and to analyse our traffic. Tested and confirmed working mounts: Or you may not like it. Dispensing with the consarned hand control altogether and letting the computer do everything.

The next cycle it repeats the same.

I am not sure. Ascom 2X Mount Adaptor Paramount, etc.

This means that it can take up to 0. Looks like my Lipo project so far may be working good, ran a trial last night with a Mah 3 cell Lipo from my RC airplane, the battery is an It contains both a Telescope driver as well as a Focuser driver since the scope and focuser controls share the same serial port.

Code download for ‘guider only’. Focuser pieces – and Internal view of assembled functional guider only assembly cord will be black in units supplied. Connect the right side of ohm to the right leg of the 5. In some cases, you may be using a small threaded focal reducer on the guide camera, so that must also be taken into account.

Higher guide speeds can help to clear backlash more quickly and may help to overcome stiction problems. I can get results from Astrometry. Code download for advanced — coming soon!


ASCOM Meade Driver

Raw16 is selected and seems to be the default. Register a new account. Adding the focuser requires going to a higher pin count PIC.

The guide speed is a parameter set in the mount or in the mount driverit’s not something controlled by PHD2.

Telescope/Mount Drivers

The “Guide-port” interfaces use a specialized, hardware-level control port available on most mounts. Update Update Nov 14, These units are in continuous stock, available to ship in 2 days or 5 days.

There is no permission granted to use this info or source downloaded by a commercial venture without express permission by myself. In the latter state, all motors aecom off and the scope will not respond to commands from the handbox or the serial line. This firmware upgrade alters the Smart Drive behavior, and existing PEC data must be converted to the new format.