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How to calibrate the Eclipse Camera of the Meade ETX-LS6 ? The telescope hangs permanently when it is taking pictures for calibration. THanks in advance. HT

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First make sure you have the latest FIRMWARE installed. The3 original firmware has many bugs that were corrected in the latest version. You will need an SD memory card.

You will need the latest version of the updater software:

and the proper cables.

Read the manual here:

and here:

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