RE: [guide-user] LX200 Control

Blair, Grant Oct 7 8:29 AM

I tested this last night with the latest revision of Guide and the LX200 control via COM1 (to my LX200ACF).


Having the Guide radiobutton selected and then pressing any of the N,S,E,W keys resulted in a very slow movement in the specified direction. Pressing the blank button the center stopped the movement – just as I would expect.


So it doesn’t sound like Guide is broken.

Kind Regards/Viele Grüße,



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Sent: Monday, October 06, 2014 5:25 PM
Subject: Re: [guide-user] LX200 Control



Hi Roger,

No real idea on this one, just some questions:

How about other aspects of Guide control? Is this the only
thing that's broken?

Does the 'guide' equivalent on the handset still work?

I gather there are no error messages, either from Guide
or from the telescope's handset?

-- Bill

On 09/28/2014 12:58 PM, roger.pickard@... [guide-user] wrote:
> I've used Guide to control my LX200GPS for a number of years
> now without much problem. However, of late, when I hit the
> "Guide" button on the Scope pad it hardly moves the 'scope
> at all whereas it used to nudge it a few arc minute until
> I stopped it.
> Might anyone know whether this is a Guide problem or an LX200 one?
> Thanks,
> Roger