13498Re: [ETXASTRO] Re: ETX AutoStar question
- Apr 21, 2014On 04/20/2014 11:27 PM, rseymour@... wrote:
>Thanks for the reply. I was hoping the smarts of the device were not in
> The Autostar (or the small hand controller that also came with those
> models) has 99% of the brains of the system. It sends message packets
> to small "motor card" processors, but those messages are not standard
> (i.e. they're Meade-specific) compared to any other system.
> A *very* few folks have reverse-engineered them and achieved some
> control, but i can only think of 2 or 3 over the past 14 years.
> The Autostar 494 (no numeric keypad, but with the 2-line screen), 495,
> 497, 497EP and Audiostar are all capable of controlling the scope, so
> ebay (etc) are valid sources.
I'll just keep an eye open for a controller. Not in a hurry.
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