Re: GTO Keypad Firmware


--- In ap-gto@..., "Jeff Young" <jey@...> wrote:

Howard --

The new bookmark feature sounds great.

As far as the catalogs go, I'd love to see Arp, Hickson's, the Abell
PNs, and the rest of the ADS catalog. Palomar might be cool too, but I
can't seem to see most of them....
Me too as far as Arp and Abell .... hhmmm, poll time .... give me a
few minutes. :-)


-- Jeff.


From: ap-gto@... [mailto:ap-gto@...] On
Behalf Of Howard
Sent: Thursday, November 01, 2007 8:28 PM
To: ap-gto@...
Subject: RE: [ap-gto] Re: GTO Keypad Firmware

Hi Harold,

I'm not Marj, but I'm pretty familiar with the v.4.20 firmware
and am personally beta testing the firmware. There are several
additions to the already impressive functionality and
reliability of
v.4.12. Most notable are some new database catalogs. (Details on
some of these are still being hammered out.) In addition, v.4.20
allow a wider selection of mounts including the Mach1GTO and
mounts from
Parallax and Mathis that use our GoTo system. The keypad will
now be
able to poll the mount for the ROM chip version so you no longer
have to
pull the cover off of your control box to check your chip. The
up now?" function has been greatly improved allowing far better
of the objects it selects. A bookmark function has been added
allows you to program a night's worth of observing targets into
a list,
or to keep a new found favorite handy for further examination. I
this feature just last night with comet Holmes 17P, that I was
to trick-or-treaters. I only had to enter the RA and dec once,
then I
bookmarked it, and all night long I could slew around to
objects and always get back to the comet very quickly. All the
and goblins were really impressed!

Mag. 7 skies!

Howard Hedlund

Astro-Physics, Inc.



From: ap-gto@... <>
[mailto:ap-gto@... <> ] On
Of masterson_harold
Sent: Thursday, November 01, 2007 3:12 PM
To: ap-gto@... <>
Subject: [ap-gto] Re: GTO Keypad Firmware


Any hints on what 4.2 will include?


--- In ap-gto@... <>
<> , "Marj
Christen" <marj@> wrote:
> Hi Larry,
> We are planning to finish up the 4.2 keypad code soon, then
> release it to the beta group. After beta, we will have it
> on our website for downloading.
> Marj Christen
> Astro-Physics
> --- In ap-gto@...
<> <> ,
"Larry Phillips" <llp41astro@>
> wrote:
> >
> > Can anyone tell me if version 4.12 of the GTO Keypad
firmware is
> still
> > shipping with the current Mach1GTO mount or has there been
> update
> > released?
> >
> > I read somewhere that it is to be updated soon. If so, when
> > Mach1GTO mounts have the updated firmware included when
> >
> > Also, will the next update of the firmware require changes
to the
> > manual?
> >
> > Larry
> >

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