blog: http://astronomydavid.blogspot.com/ I found there was a small learning curve when setting up my Meade 10" LX-200 Classic ...
Telescope - Meade LX200 - what can you see with a 10" from Eastchurch on the Isle of Sheppey. Kent. UK. Also see "LX200 ...
My best personal Astrophotography this year 2012. Deepsky M57, M27, M13, M42 and Jupiter Meade LX200 12" GPS.
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Utilize these start-up checklists in conjunction with your manual to check the electronic controls, calibrate your telescope, and begin the alignment process.
A. First Time Start- ... cycles through the RA & DEC motors briefly. Once GPS alignment sequence begins, hit any key (EXCEPT MODE) to cancel GPS fix & Automatic Alignment. Check movement of the scope ... with the hand controller.
Observe "Smart Drive Initiation" process Cancel GPS Alignment
Check electronic controls (Microfocuser, RA & DEC motors) Record all default ... II. Entering location significantly speeds up the initial search for satellites that the GPS system performs. GPS will take longer and often "time out" if left to its own ... up: Outdoors at night
1 Put scope in Home position Power on Perform Initial GPS Acquisition N/A Control panel facing South, User facing North. OTA level & centered ... a couple of minutes if you've entered your location, first. If GPS "times out" (by asking you for time & date) it did not get ...
SOFTWARE AND HARDWARE AUTOGUIDING ISSUES WITH THE LX200GPS
If you've had problems getting K3CCDTools, GuideDog or other autoguiding software to successfully control your LX200GPS through the RS-232 port, it may not be your mistake or faulty software that is causing the problem. This paper explores a number of issues related to autoguiding through the RS232 port, and suggests solutions.
David Suder November 2004
Introduction Many LX200GPS owners have been frustrated in their attempts to perform remote guiding of their telescopes using serial commands directed to the mount through the RS-232 port. This paper examines some of the issues potentially causing this frustration, and presents some solutions to these problems. Information presented here has been developed by testing my 10" LX200GPS with several of the most widely-used freeware packages, with serial port monitoring programs, and with some diagnostic programs I wrote with Visual Basic. I also learned a great deal from information posted on the ASCOM- ...