Updating a meade 497 controller
I'm having trouble performing the update for the 497 handbox .The first time during the update something went wrong and I ended up with the flashing display .Unfortunately Meade Autostar Computer Controller #497 for Meade ETX Telescopes - 07436 is no longer carried by Optics Planet.You can also explore other items in the Telescope Accessories category yourself to try and find the perfect replacement for you!Point and click to any celestial object on the PC display and watch as the telescope moves to the object and places it in the field of view.(For PC's with USB ports order the Meade USB to RS-232 Bridge Cable, which permits connection between the telescope's RS-232 serial interface and the PC's USB port.) 7) : over 20 other menu options, including Major Event Menus (e.g., times of Moonrise, Moon phases, etc.); Utility Functions (e.g., timer, alarm, eyepiece power calculations); and much more.
Any of Meade Autostar 's database objects can be called up and entered on the hand controller display in seconds.For example, to enter NGC 6960 on Meade Autostar Hand Controller display, the observer selects in sequence (and in a few seconds of keystrokes): OBJECT/DEEP SKY/NGC OBJECTS/6960.When GO TO is pressed, Meade Telescope moves at 5° per second on both axes, simultaneously, to place NGC 6960, the Veil Nebula in the constellation Cygnus, in the telescope 's field of view.I upgraded to this product from the Original Meade 494 so I could use the laptop to fully control the Telescope.I did need to update the unit with the ASU, and it worke...
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With Meade Autostar #497 Computer Controller plugged into your Meade ETX90 AT, Meade ETX105 AT, or Meade ETX125 AT Telescopes, the astronomical universe is in the palm of your hand: never before has such powerful telescope technology been so easy to operate, even by the most casual observer.