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Set up autostar

I have no manual & need to know how to set up autostar....

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You can get one off the Meade web site here:

http://www.meade.com/manuals/index.html

Find your telescope on the above page and download a free manual.

Posted on May 01, 2010

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I bought a used etx90 with autostar. The scope works with the basic controler. When I plug in the autostar it beeps & lights up the number panels, but I can't see anything in the led screen. is...


The contrast and brightness can be reset --- here is the manual -- how to do this is listed in the manual. If this does not repair the controller then you will need to buy a new hand controller-- the 497 hand controller is available used on Ebay from time to time.

http://www.meade.com/manuals/TelescopeManuals/ETXtelescopes/ETX-90%20w-autostar%20man.pdf

Manual down load above--

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I need to replace my meade autostar controller battery pack. Do you know where I can find one?


Most of these telescopes will run off an outside 12 volt power pack. You never said which autostar controller you have???

Like this:

http://www.astromart.com/articles/article.asp?article_id=87

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I lost the cd for my autostar, how can i get a new cd and instrution book..


All programs and manuals are available for download from Meade.
www.meade.com

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No horizontal movement of autostar


Here is Meade's manuals web site--

http://www.meade.com/manuals/index.html

They also have a customer support phone number-

www.meade.com

Either the gear is loose and not engaging or is broken-- or the clutch is not engaging when you tighten the base.

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Need instruction manual for 1996 or 1997 etx 90 basic model


The manuals are all available to download from www.meade.com.

If your scope has the motor drives and a control panel into which a controller could be plugged, then you just need to buy an Autostar 497 - always available on eBay for about £85. However, there are older models of the ETX which only have one motor or as a spotting scope for terrrestrial use with no motors - Autostar cannot be connected to these.

Look at the pictures of scopes on eBay which come with Autostar - if your looks like these, Autostar will fit. Else you are out of luck!

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When i turn my LX-90 8" telescope the GPS is not working.


After you RESET the telescope-- it returns to factory default settings--

1. Calibrate Motors

2. Train Drives

3. Set Time, Date, Site, and Daylight Savings Time to NO right now in USA

4. Calibrate Sensors on Polaris

5. Do an Automatic Alignment--

Here are all of Meade's manuals on line--
http://www.meade.com/manuals/index.html

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Tracking ISS


Two Line (orbital) Elements (TLE) loaded from your computer to Autostar will do it. You can get the TLE from www.heaven-above.com ISS orbit
1 25544U 98067A 08223.18921414 .00008400 00000-0 64811-4 0 240 2 25544 051.6411 098.9613 0010451 052.2327 040.0128 15.72906000557033 This was for 08/10/08 and following days.You have to insert the TLE into Autostar by way of the #505 cable set.Then follow the instructions in the manual for a satellite. Anticipation and practice is everything.

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Autostar 497 freezes


When warm and indoors (!) connect Autostar to scope and by serial lead to a PC, allow Meade Autostar suite to update the Autostar Firmware to the latest version (2009!!)
Frome www.meade.com/support/auto.html :
How To Upgrade Your Handbox
To upgrade your Autostar first click on the link below to download the Autostar Update (ASU) Client Application for Windows. If your web browser allows you to open the installation file, you may choose that option when prompted. Otherwise, just save the install file to your local hard disk drive. When downloading is complete, double click on the saved file to start the installation. Follow the instructions provided to install Autostar Update (ASU) on your machine. When installation is complete, start ASU by selecting "Start Menu" -> "Programs" -> "Meade Inst" -> "ASU". If you have an active Internet connection and your telescope with Autostar is connected using the appropriate cable as listed above, ASU will detect and install the correct Autostar code directly from Meade's web site via the "Upgrade Autostar Software Now" button.
Autostar Update
Autostar Update is an application that functions to transfer the event files and software updates from your computer, through the serial port, USB or Connector Cable Set depending on your telescope model. The Autostar Update application is available as a stand-alone client application for Windows. The most recent versions of AutoStar Update automatically check for the newest versions of the AutoStar Updater and download it if necessary. It is critical that you use the most recent AutoStar Updater to ensure that you get the proper software updates for your system.
06/02/09 Autostar Update (ASU) Client Application for Windows, Version 5.6 (1,654 KB). This is the latest Autostar Update. Rev. 5.6 is compatible with the ETX-LS and #497EP Hand Controllers. This version is compatible with all versions of AutoStar II and #497 AutoStar computer controllers. This installation will automatically update the Update Client Application in AutoStar Suite™ Software. If you have previously installed the Autostar Update (ASU) Client Application for Windows, Uninstall the old version before installing this new version. 07/27/09 #497 AutoStar hand controller software update. Version 5BE2 (1,039 KB).
General update. Fixes many known bugs. Real time clock corrections. LXD75 polar alignment. Various LX90 pointing and tracking fixes. Adds new magnetic/true north alignment.
REQUIRES VERSION 5.6 AUTOSTAR UPDATER.

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