Autostar Suite V5.0
Posted 08 May 2008 - 11:33 AM
Posted 08 May 2008 - 01:02 PM
Fife Lake, Mi.
Posted 09 May 2008 - 10:34 AM
Posted 09 May 2008 - 12:38 PM
Fife Lake, Mi.
Posted 13 May 2008 - 02:19 AM
Posted 13 May 2008 - 08:47 PM
Unfortunately, it -still- lags behind, since it was apparently assembled in the middle of 2007.
For example, that kit provides Envisage 5.85
But on the Meade Downloads page
is a link to the 3 megabyte Envisage 7.05
There is also some confusion about the MySky-capable AutostarUpdater (ASU).
I believe the one in the "v5" update is one which will -break- the
MySky by including and downloading v12q firmware (which can't handle 2008).
The proper saves-your-MySky updater is (again) linked to from the
main download page, and is fetched from
The ASU2.exe included with the "v5" update was created in August 2007,
and is version 4.85 (under Help/About).
The ASU2.exe included with the MySky-specific download was created in
Dec 2007 and is version 4.88 (under Help/About).
Both include a separate "MySkyUpdate.exe", with similar dates
(i.e. one 4 months older than the other).
The MySky version self-installs in a -different- directory tree than
the AutostarSuite updater.... Meade/Astroware instead of
There are times when i -do- wish Meade could get their act together
in a coherent and consistent fashion...
have (confused) fun
Posted 15 May 2008 - 03:00 AM
Do I take it that the version 5 update is not the same as the version that came with the DSI III.
If it isn't, is it older or newer than the version that came with the DSI III?
Posted 15 May 2008 - 04:41 AM
I downloaded the Update the other day after completely uninstalling AS and Envisage.
This is what I have now:
AutoStar Suite: Version 5.00 Copyright 2008
Envisage: Version 7.05 Copyright 2005-2007
Even the AutoStar Controller is more up to date than what I had before (sorry, can't remember the versions).
Maybe trying a complete uninstall, and reinstalling?
Click to view my sky conditions (Worcester, MA):
<a href=http://cleardarksky.com/c/AnnMrCllgMAkey.html> <img src="http://cleardarksky....cs0.gif?1"></a>
I'm a Meade 4M Supporti
Posted 15 May 2008 - 06:16 PM
A note i just sent to Meade's bug report address:
What appears to have been a "clean up" or reorganization
of Meade's website broke the current (v4.85 and v4.88) Autostar
Updater's ability to get Tours from the WWW.
The ASU is -looking- for them in:
..and all it gets are "403 page forbidden" messages.
Unfortunately where they -are- are now in subdirectories
(if one uses this page:
such as "DeepSky", "Catalog" and "Educational"
Please re-open the
for access, and re-populate it with tours. (.mtf files)
How to see the bug:
(a) start ASU
( click "File", click "Import data from WWW..."
© tick the [x] Tour entry.
The bug also exists for MySky Tours
p.s. i forgot to add (d) ASU proceeds to crash
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