Re: [MaxImDL] RCX400 - Maxim interface


Jul 24, 2006

 


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#25129 Jul 24, 2006

I am trying to set up the facilities that Maxim v4.11 offers for my

scope. This version (and possibly later ones) doesn't seem to cater

for the extra focussing facilities. I am puzzled about the selection

options for focuser connection: at the scope I selected LX200 and

autostar because the RCX uses autostar. However, it is blanking out

the options that I want to set. Should I be using a different

connection option - perhaps Meade telescope and focuser? If so - why?

My efforts to use the autofocus have consistently failed, though on

one occasion Maxim reported success despite having got a worse focus

than my manual one.



The other problem concerns the maximum slew speed setting. My scope's

setting of 1.5 is always over-ridden by Maxim to 5, and sometimes even

to maximum. Late at night I use a slow drive setting for quiet.



Any advice/comments very welcome.



Lawrence Harris



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#25137 Jul 24, 2006

Lawrence wrote: >

> I am trying to set up the facilities that Maxim v4.11 offers for my

> scope. This version (and possibly later ones) doesn't seem to cater

> for the extra focussing facilities. I am puzzled about the selection

> options for focuser connection: at the scope I selected LX200 and

> autostar because the RCX uses autostar. However, it is blanking out

> the options that I want to set. Should I be using a different

> connection option - perhaps Meade telescope and focuser? If so - why?

> My efforts to use the autofocus have consistently failed, though on

> one occasion Maxim reported success despite having got a worse focus

> than my manual one.

>

> The other problem concerns the maximum slew speed setting. My scope's

> setting of 1.5 is always over-ridden by Maxim to 5, and sometimes even

> to maximum. Late at night I use a slow drive setting for quiet.

>

> Any advice/comments very welcome.

>

> Lawrence Harris



The RCX is not totally compatible with the Autostar protocol.



Visit groups.yahoo.com/group/ascom-talk/



There is a beta Meade RCX driver available in the file section

(MeadeRXCSetup.exe).



The built-in autofocus is not indended for operation with relative mode (simple

DC motor) focusers. Try FocusMax.



Doug



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