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Posted by Tom Crosby/">Tom Crosby on April 29, 1999 13:07:29 UTC
: : We are currently using the Magellan II system from Meade and are interested in having dialogue with other users. Please e-mail if you have one and are interested !
: : I just installed the Magellan II on my LX50, but have only had a chance to use it once in the field. The digital RA and Dec readouts match the setting circles perfectly, although I had to mesh the Dec sensor quite snug in order to remove play in the sensor mechanism. I have been trying to communicate with Skychart III with a home-made cable, but have been unable to establish communication. Cable continuity and COM port settings seem to be OK, and the serial option on the Magellan has been turned on. Any suggestions?
April 30, 1999 - Downloaded Skychart update and fixed intermittent cable problem - telescope/computer connection made - seems to work fine. I will use these bright moonlit nights to check precision and become proficient. Would like to hear from Magellan II users and hear how they are doing with the system.
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