Once I get the failed to connect messsge, I then get a great long error message and have to reinstall the driver to get another go. Driver name users, in the Chooser: In order for this to work, there are a few Autostar II handbox settings that must be made once:. The setup window which is probably open now allows you to adjust settings for your scope and your needs. The focuser driver conforms to the initial and only release at this time of the ASCOM focuser specification.

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However, thanks to the research and contributions of several people, a procedure was found that would allow this. Any failure to connect to the mount with PHD results in a hanged driver process which has to be killed off before re-trying.

You don’t have to set it again, unless you want to change to a new Park Position. Sign In Sign Up. Celestron Telescope Driver ProgId programmers only: The park position can be changed using the Autostar II handbox only. The park position can be changed using the Autostar II handbox only. Please contact Explore Scientific for more information. This driver has special features that allow it to initialize a parked LXGPS from a cold-start park, power-cycle, connect or a warm-restart park and reconnect without power-down.


Lx200gls 16″ checkbox must be turned on in the setup window or slewing will not work properly. Sign in Already have an account? Continued use of SGL indicates your acceptance xscom our cookie policy. The scope is always tracking when connected. Azcom also recognises the StarSense HC. The Autostar II cannot be unparked by the driver. There is one mandatory setting:. No sooner had I typed that post, the thing started working, sort of.

Meade LX200GPS / R Telescope and Focuser Driver

The arbitrary park position is not supported due to firmware limitations. Link to download the driver can be found at the bottom of the page you see when you click the Visit button. kx200gps

I don’t really see why connected PHD has to be so difficult. It seems to be a complete dogs dinner! See the help file and release notes!

If you move your scope or disengage the RA or Dec clutches, then you must power up and align your scope with the handbox before connecting from your software.

See the applicable section below. If you upgrade from firmware 3. Be prepared for limitations and problems.

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In the latter state, all motors are off and the scope will not respond to commands from the handbox or the serial line. It has been reported that this driver also works with the RCX except it doesn’t allow access to its unique features. It contains both a Telescope driver as well as a Focuser driver since the scope and focuser controls share the same serial port. This is an ongoing project, so be sure to check the site for updates.

Focuser Drivers

,x200gps Micro Focuser all models Drivers for all models of the Micro Focuser line of precision focusers. You can park the scope from the software or the Autostar II handbox.

When you upgrade from firmware 3. Please follow the procedure given below to the letter or risk having pointing problems.

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