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#1 Meade

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 04:14 PM

New Audiostar firmware version A3S4 now available.
This firmware release fixes several bugs found in the previous firmware release. Fixes include PEC training and functionality in polar mode, auto guiding using Meade's Envisage Camera software program and compatibility with Meade's new Auto guider Port Module (APM).

Any bugs discovered in this firmware release should be reported to engineer@meade.com. Please put "Audiostar A3S4" in the subject line of your email and keep the content specific to reporting any bugs within the software. You will not receive a reply to your email.

Please note that engineer@meade.com is not a general support line, as all email sent to this address will go unanswered. If you have general questions, please contact our Customer Service Department at (800) 626-3233.

We are also happy to announce that the Autoguider Port Module (APM) that enables Meade telescopes equipped with AudioStar handboxes with the latest firmware update to accept input from standard ST4 type autoguiders for long exposure astro-imaging. Telescope models supported include LX90, LX80 and others. Order product number 07509. Price $39.99.

If your telescope has an Autostar 497 handbox and you would like to add the APM for autoguiding capability, you can replace your handbox with the Audiostar handbox. Order product number 07640. Price $149.00.

#2 Cyberkinetic

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 12:32 PM

New Audiostar firmware version A3S4 now available.
This firmware release fixes several bugs found in the previous firmware release. Fixes include PEC training and functionality in polar mode, auto guiding using Meade's Envisage Camera software program and compatibility with Meade's new Auto guider Port Module (APM).

Any bugs discovered in this firmware release should be reported to engineer@meade.com. Please put "Audiostar A3S4" in the subject line of your email and keep the content specific to reporting any bugs within the software. You will not receive a reply to your email.

Please note that engineer@meade.com is not a general support line, as all email sent to this address will go unanswered. If you have general questions, please contact our Customer Service Department at (800) 626-3233.

We are also happy to announce that the Autoguider Port Module (APM) that enables Meade telescopes equipped with AudioStar handboxes with the latest firmware update to accept input from standard ST4 type autoguiders for long exposure astro-imaging. Telescope models supported include LX90, LX80 and others. Order product number 07509. Price $39.99.

If your telescope has an Autostar 497 handbox and you would like to add the APM for autoguiding capability, you can replace your handbox with the Audiostar handbox. Order product number 07640. Price $149.00.


How soon will information on the new APM be available in the product listings? Does not seem to be there yet.

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Posted 18 October 2012 - 07:50 AM

How soon will information on the new APM be available in the product listings? Does not seem to be there yet.


Check here: APM Listing on MEADE Store

Ordered and received mine. I works just fine. I expected something larger. All it is is a "Dongle" if that word is used properly.

Hope that helps,

Tom Mohr

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Posted 18 October 2012 - 05:20 PM

Check here: APM Listing on MEADE Store

Ordered and received mine. I works just fine. I expected something larger. All it is is a "Dongle" if that word is used properly.

Hope that helps,

Tom Mohr


Thanks, Tom! Nothing was coming up for autoguider in the search the day I posted, but it does come up now when I search on that word. Any indication on whether it might work with other mounts equiped with an Audiostar, such as an LXD75 for example?

Thanks again!

Chuck




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