RE: [MeadeUncensored] AutoStar firmware getting long in the tooth (was: Re: Old Man Starfinder)
- Yeah, I was thinking the same thing. The Autostar works pretty darned good
just the way it is...but, yes, it's been a long time since and update...
Author of Choosing and Using a Schmidt Cassegrain Telescope...and...
The Urban Astronomer's Guide
[mailto:Meade-Uncensored@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Thad Floryan
Sent: Monday, June 30, 2008 8:26 PM
Subject: [MeadeUncensored] AutoStar firmware getting long in the tooth (was:
Re: Old Man Starfinder)
9/27/06 Autostar II version 4.2g for LX200GPS and ACF models
4/13/07 Autostar II version 2.2i for all LX400-ACF
4/13/07 Autostar model #497 version 43Eg
Previously, updates "seemed" to occur every few months or so.
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> From: tombps <tombps@...>Nope, sonotube. Even the 16".
> Now, I'd love to get it onto an EQ mount. First question: Will the Dob, which is
> sonotube, handle being mounted on an EQ mount? I'm not sure, but I believe the larger
> equatorial Starfinders had metal tubes.
> I'm trying to find the Meade mount for it, which brings me to the secondThe Meade mount wasn't very impressive. There are lots of other equatorial mounts available. It will take a fairly substantial one to do a good job with a 10" Newt, but not huge. You can get mounting rings from Parallax
> question: Do you
> have any idea how rare these things are in Australia?
> What do people do here when they want
> an equatorial mount? So far I've found the stand and brought it in from the US,
> but the mounting is something else. Whaddooidoo ?
<http://www.parallaxinstruments.com/>, or Ken Duzat
<http://kendauzat.net/rings/rings_main.html>, or work out something yourself.