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#1 syeather

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Posted 25 January 2008 - 08:13 PM

Does anyone know where I can get the firmware for Autostart 497 that supports the sun as a selectable object.  In the past I've always just adjusted the tracking rate to 'Custom' and set the rate to -1, then manually slew the scope/via control pad to the sun.  It's always worked fine, but it'd be so much easier if I could just select the sun as an object to goto, and let it automatically switch the tracking rate for me.

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Steve Yeathermon

#2 Phillip

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Posted 30 January 2008 - 11:59 AM

Have not tried it myself but I think that some users just enter the data for an asteroid in Earth orbit exactly opposite the sun and then set the 497 to track the asteroid.




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