SCOPES: Celestron Nex Star 6SE, Meade LX-90-ACF 12" EYEPIECES: Meade Series 5k 2" UWA 20mm 82*, ES 68 24mm & 16mm, ES 82 11mm, various Plossls ACCESSORIES: Astro Zap Dew Shields, Meade Series 5000 2" Dielectric Diagonal FILTERS: Zhumell 1.25" Variable Polarizing, O-III, UHC, & Urban Sky The weakest link in the optical chain is the large nut located directly behind the eyepiece/ camera.
- Gabrielle Ya gotta keep this Apo/Achro thing in some balance of perspective.
Autostar Updater 3.51 (2MB) - from Meade's site (8/31/02) Autostar Update Client Application for Windows, Version 3.51 (2,099,018 bytes). It also fixes a bug that caused data corruption to occur when large catalogs were sent to an Autostar 494/495/497. 3.51 makes the default data transfer rate for Autostar II's 9600 baud in Safe Mode.
This is the safest rate to ensure reliable data transfer.
Several Autostar updater bugs were also resolved with this update.
Version 5.9 - from Meade's site (08/17/11) 09/18/09 Autostar Update (ASU) Client Application for Windows, Version 5.9. This version is compatible with all versions of Auto Star II, #497 and #494 Auto Star computer controllers.
NOTE: Only the RS232 port next to the HBX port can be used for upgrading the handbox.
If you have previously installed the Autostar Update (ASU) Client Application for Windows, Uninstall the old version before installing this new version. 5.6 is compatible with the ETX-LS and #497EP Hand Controllers.
It is recommended that Autostar II users with version 1.0x immediately upgrade their handbox to the latest version (1.3t) of the firmware, because several important performance enhancements are included in this revision.
NOTE: Only the RS232 port next to the HBX port can be used for upgrading the handbox. 3.5x adds a "Real-Time" Mode for the Autostar II, and an enhanced Tour compiler for support with future handbox upgrades.
Downloads have not been virus-checked and are supplied as-is for those users who feel they need to regress their Autostar #495, #497, #497EP, or Auto Star III (through version 1.2g) to a previous version.
You will need an "unzip" utility for your PC or Macintosh to unzip some of the archives.