Re: GTO Keypad Firmware


Joe Zeglinski
 

Sounds like it would be nice to have uploadable catalogs, that we could
swap space with existing ones that might not be in someone's particular field
of interest or study.

Joe

----- Original Message -----
From: "ayiomamitis" <ayiomami@...>
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Sent: Thursday, November 01, 2007 5:06 PM
Subject: [ap-gto] 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. :-)

Anthony.


Cheers,
-- Jeff.



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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
project
and am personally beta testing the firmware. There are several
nice
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
will
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
"What's
up now?" function has been greatly improved allowing far better
control
of the objects it selects. A bookmark function has been added
that
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
used
this feature just last night with comet Holmes 17P, that I was
showing
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
different
objects and always get back to the comet very quickly. All the
ghouls
and goblins were really impressed!

Mag. 7 skies!

Howard Hedlund

Astro-Physics, Inc.

815-282-1513

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From: ap-gto@... <mailto:ap-gto%40yahoogroups.com>
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Behalf
Of masterson_harold
Sent: Thursday, November 01, 2007 3:12 PM
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Subject: [ap-gto] Re: GTO Keypad Firmware

Marj,

Any hints on what 4.2 will include?

Harold

--- In ap-gto@... <mailto:ap-gto%40yahoogroups.com>
<mailto:ap-gto%40yahoogroups.com> , "Marj
Christen" <marj@> wrote:

Hi Larry,

We are planning to finish up the 4.2 keypad code soon, then
will
release it to the beta group. After beta, we will have it
available
on our website for downloading.

Marj Christen
Astro-Physics



--- In ap-gto@...
<mailto:ap-gto%40yahoogroups.com> <mailto:ap-gto%40yahoogroups.com> ,
"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
an
update
released?

I read somewhere that it is to be updated soon. If so, when
will
Mach1GTO mounts have the updated firmware included when
shipped?

Also, will the next update of the firmware require changes
to the
manual?

Larry












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