Register a new account. I actually have the connector and also the modified PHD Meade driver and no luck. I’ll keep you and any others interested updated on my progress. Now onto the guiding, there are two ways of doing this, 1. The connector cable set will probably be what we’ll need. We can work together on this puzzle, blaise. Read a tutorial on the LX Yahoo group about carefully marking the position before deforking to make sure it went back in the same place.

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Provides position readout, slews, side of pier where appropriateand pulse guiding among its basic capabilities.

ASCOM Platform 6.3

This driver works with either alt-az mounts like a dobsonian or equatorial mounts. If you move your 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.

It is cheaper to do my option, but both will work, and like I said earlier, a lot of people will say that pulse guiding gives better results that ST4 guiding, but that is a matter of opinion, and for our scopes I will always stick to the pulse guiding method.

I mexde by no means an expert, but trust me when I say it can be done quite easily and I have gotten 15 minute subs with nice road stars, but as said before, balance is the key, and it must not be ignored.

Upon connecting from your software, the scope will be aligned and ready for use. As soon as the routine has finished the box around the star will change colour to green and it will start guiding by computing the movement of that star and sending relavent commands down the cable to the handset, to tell the mount to move in whichever direction to jeade the star centred.


Can anyone please tell me how you connect-up the guide ‘scope and camera to guide the LX90 using the equatorial wedge. You need to be a member in order to leave a comment.

Then again they may not! We can work together on lz90 puzzle, blaise.

In order for this to work, there are a few Autostar II handbox settings that must be made once:. It sounds like you’re on top of things. Typically, one should connect to the Telescope driver first, then connect to the focuser. See the help file and release notes! Let Us Help You.

Telescope/Mount Drivers

Important Information By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use. While not complete functionality e. Any input on that socket when the handbox is displaying “Scope parked Then you should see some stars on screen, if you use the cursor and select one it will but a box around the star, and the software will run a calibration routine, this is to check the orientation of the camera you can put the guide camera on the scope Andy way round you like it does not matter.

Vixen SkySensor 6. Believe it or not Astroboffin – there’s not a Meade LX” equatorial wedge to be had anywhere in the country!!!! Read a tutorial on the LX Yahoo group about carefully marking the position before deforking to make sure it went back in the same place.

Ascom 2X Mount Adaptor Paramount, etc. And Opticstar tell me that they may get them around May time!! The last option is the best for most users, but dome users should take the time to use option 2 and fill out the fields. This driver does NOT support Synta mounts.


ASCOM Platform / Telescopes, Solar Telescopes, Binoculars, Spotting Scopes

As for the balance kits – thank you kindly for the links, but until I can get a Meade Wedge it’s all a bit academic! Would anyone be able to have a quick scan of my log and offer any insight? If you would like to help the project along, please share this sign-up link with your colleagues who you think might be interested. Posted February 25, We have not prioritized development of this driver due to the very poor sign-up rate on the mailing list.

Please go to the Astro-Physics Driver web page for their driver and associated software. If you have any issues when trying this, then let me know and I will try and help, as it WILL work, but it might be trial and error at first, with the settings as they can vary for different people depending on guide camera, and guide scope being used. Hopefully, by the time the insurance company and glazing people have sorted things out I shall still have some shekels left to proceed with this little project!!

Hope that gives you an idea to get started.