The setup window which is probably open now allows you to adjust settings for your scope and your needs. You can park the scope from the software or the Autostar II handbox. It should also work with TheSky6 and TheSky5 but not all functionality will be present. This is a full-featured driver that provides not only ASCOM standard driver functions, but also user access to many of the Temma’s special features. The purpose of parking a scope is to allow a stationary scope to be powered up at a later time and not have to be synced or otherwise aligned. The SynScan Hand Controller version must be 3. Email me Tim at tigra-astronomy dot com directly.
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Use the SkyWatcher driver listed below.
Meade LX200 GPS and Classic
Again, the scope must be parked for auto-startup to work! The driver allows the Park Position to be changed. The last option is the best for most users, but dome users should take the time to use option 2 meaed fill out the fields.
Email Asckm html text. The author provides a self-contained installer. This driver provides combined telescope, focuser, and dome interfaces each of which may be used by separate programs.
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. This driver has special features that allow it to initialize a parked LXGPS from a cold-start park, power-cycle, connect acsom a warm-restart park and reconnect without power-down.
If you move your scope or disengage the RA or Dec clutches, then you must power up and align your adcom with the handbox before connecting from your software. When you want to use the scope again, depending on whether you left it powered up or not, do one of the following:.
This driver does NOT support Synta mounts.
It should also work asfom TheSky6 and TheSky5 but not all functionality will be present. Email me Tim at tigra-astronomy dot com directly. The scope is always tracking when connected. The Autostar I cannot be unparked. This is a full-featured driver that provides not only ASCOM standard driver functions, but also user access to many of the Temma’s special features.
We will not complete the driver if it is clear there is no market for it. The setup window which is probably open now allows you to adjust settings for mead scope and your needs.
This firmware upgrade alters the Smart Drive behavior, and existing PEC data must be converted to the new format. The arbitrary park position is not supported due to firmware limitations. Autostar II firmware versions 3. This is an ongoing project, so be sure to check the site for updates. See the help file and release notes! It is not necessary to power down the scope after parking; the driver can warm-reboot the Autostar II resulting in a ready-to-use aligned scope.
ASCOM Platform 6.3
Find us on Facebook. The focuser driver conforms to the initial and only release at this time of the ASCOM focuser specification. The SynScan Hand Controller version must be 3. Simple applications such as planetarium slewing are more likely to work than demanding automation applications. The Autostar II cannot be unparked by the driver. Use this driver with mounts that purport to use the LX protocol. In order for this to work, there are a few Autostar II handbox settings that must be made once:.
The button leads to David’s web site for this driver as well as other info on DSCs.
If you would like to help the project along, please share this sign-up link with your colleagues who you think might be interested. In the latter state, all motors are off and the scope will not respond to commands from the handbox or the serial line.