You may have noticed that there are two Meade drivers listed in the Telescope Chooser: Show the telescope’s position with a cross-hair cursor on the map. The Autostar I cannot be unparked. In the latter state, all motors are off and the scope will not respond to commands from the handbox or the serial line. That does not work better, it’s the same.

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ASCOM Meade Driver

Then run phd and apt and configure them to connect to poth. When asked to slew, the NexStar will sometimes fail to send back an acknowledgement that the slew has been completed. 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. You can park the scope from the software or the Autostar II handbox. In order for this to work, there are a few Autostar II handbox settings that must be made once:.

Meade LX200 GPS and Classic

Clicking the above link will download a file called “N5. There isn’t this option on my Windows XP machine. Once you have done the above, or any time you park the scope, you may power it down or leave it powered up with the “Scope parked Unread post Sun Dec 13, 7: By michaelmorrisSeptember 1, in Discussions – Software.


Connect that you your scope and connect your program’s to the hub. It appears to work OK, but all comments are welcome! You can park the scope from the software or the Autostar II handbox. The Autostar II cannot be unparked by the driver. Hi Mike Have you tried opening both as admin? Sign up for a new account in our community. The driver has also passed the Conformance Checker tests see this report. This is a preliminary version of the driver. This Meade driver is actually two drivers in one.

The buttons for continouus movement in apt will now work fine. To install a new driver, click on a link to download it, and save it in the “Drivers” subdirectory of the SkyMap Pro installation directory. Note that this driver requires SkyMap Pro 6 or later. It is not necessary to power down the scope after parking; the driver can warm-reboot awcom Autostar II resulting in a ready-to-use aligned scope.

You don’t have to set it again, unless you want to change to a new Park Position. I tested on the PC of a friend with Generjc, everything works to perfection with the same configuration, apn, PicAstro engine.


The driver file is all that is required if you simply want to use the driver – the source code may be of interest to programmers. The driver has a simple user interface allowing basic control of the telescope.

The focuser driver conforms to the initial and only release at this time of the ASCOM focuser specification. This driver provides combined telescope, focuser, and dome interfaces each of which may be used by separate programs.

Computer control of “modern” NexStar’s appears to work correctly. Again thank you for your answers. The scope is always tracking when connected. In combination with blind solve this driver is a cool thing.

I will not look further and I will use APT just to the camera function. Click here to download the Geneeic. I also changed the USB cable and configuration of portsCom, nothing changes?

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