Last updated: 8 May 2001

Autostar Control from Windows

Sent:	Friday, May 4, 2001 19:58:12
From:	Dave.Rosenthal@ie-ate.com (Rosenthal, Dave)
I wrote this program to Control any ETX-90EC, ETX-125, LX-200 or LX-90
connected to an AutoStar Controller.  You can slew the scope in 8
directions (N, NE, E, SE, S, SW, W, NW).  The commands to control the
slew rete do not function.  You can also focus the scope in 2 speeds,
with an electric focuser installed. The position of the scope is
displayed and update after movement.  All you need is a PC running
Windows Versions 3.1/95/98/NT/2000/ME and a COMM Port, and of course the
required cable.  I made mine from the directions on your site.  One hint
though, do not use regular telephone core with the standard plug, it
wont fit in the AutoStar. Instead use a Telephone Handset cord, the one
running from the phone to the handset.  This cord has the proper
connector on it, and it is usually coiled.

I received an email message from someone who downloaded the MeadControl
program.  It did not work.  There were some support files I assumed
would already be on any user's PC which were not.  So, I built an

This new version has functional controls to vary the slew rate in three
speeds and controls to GoTo a set of coordinates.

I have added a Downloads page to my little web-site to download
patches/fixes to my two programs.  The address is:


Click to download the complete version 1.1.0 application (3.1MB).

Go back to the Autostar Information page.

Go back to the ETX Home Page.

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