Question about Meade DS-2114 ATS (325 x 114mm) Telescope
I have meade 2114 telescope with autostar 494 i bought meade 506 astrofinder software n patch cables installed in my hp laptop windows is vista will not command telescope says com ports not hook up meade says works only in xp is there a driver i can installe
I did some research on meade 506 astrofinder software
Summary: outdated software
The software this kit comes with is old and outdated. It is not supported by Windows XP nor Windows Vista. The latest supported version of Windows is Windows 98.
It also appears that the included software is a limited trial software. It is limited to the included 3 catalogs (star maps). The complete set of catalogs must be purchased additionally at quite some expense.
The cable connection kit couldn't be reviewed because it was missing from the package I received, but keep in mind when you order this kit, that neither Windows XP nor Windows Vista support serial ports anymore. The additional USB to serial adapter would be required.
That last line would suggest to me that if one had a USB to Serial adapter it might work? but I really do not know for sure. checking into some more stuff...
Found another article that states "It requires a PC running Windows 98SE through Windows XP. It will not run under Windows 95 or earlier, nor will it run under Windows Vista."
OK I found this site, you might be able to make some sense of it. But I did read in there that they do make USB serial adapters that will work with Vista OS.
Good Luck and happy star gazing! If you find something new out there maybe you could name it after me if you get it working. lol
Posted on Mar 07, 2009
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Tips for a great answer:
Aug 20, 2011 | Meade 494 AutoStar Telescope Control Unit...
May 11, 2011 | Meade 494 AutoStar Telescope Control Unit...
Feb 02, 2011 | Meade 494 AutoStar Telescope Control Unit...
Jul 19, 2010 | Meade DS-2114 ATS (325 x 114mm) Telescope
Apr 14, 2010 | Meade DS-2114 ATS (325 x 114mm) Telescope
Jan 01, 2010 | Meade DS-2114 ATS (325 x 114mm) Telescope
Oct 31, 2009 | Meade 494 AutoStar Telescope Control Unit...
Jul 18, 2009 | Meade 494 AutoStar Telescope Control Unit...
Oct 19, 2008 | Computers & Internet
471 people viewed this question
Usually answered in minutes!
Step 2: Please assign your manual to a product: