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Re: Re: 1st Telescope - Meade 114EQ-DH4 Or ETX 60 Or 90??? Help Please

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Posted by Steve Weed on November 20, 2000 17:55:03 UTC

Hi -

I was unable to find the DS article at skypub.

I picked up a 114EG-DH4 at Sam's over the weekend.
Being too impatient to order Meade's AC adapter,
I bought a $22 RadioShack 273-1668 13.5V 1A
power adapter, which works fine.

Checking with Meade customer support this morning,
I was told that their #505 connector cable set
will NOT work with the Starfinder, nor can an
Autostar be used with the 114EG-DH4. The
notice on the CD envelope had led me to believe
this was possible.

I am disappointed and surprised that Meade would
have made incompatible motor drives for this model.

A Meade TeleSart DS-114AT is listed for $390
(including shipping) at walmart.com which claims
to include the Autostar, but now I wonder whether
that might also be some crippled version.

I was hoping to use this with the TCP software
http://www.eso.org/~gavila/telescope/telescope.html#LX200Control
under linux, along with a Phillips webcam,
having read that they are popular with astronomers.

- Steve Weed

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