The filter is supposed to work in conjunction with the horizon limits
that you can set (which are also available in v.4.12). I have not
tried this out yet, but will do so the next time I am out. I hadn't
really thought about it before, but I imagine that most people would
benefit from using a horizon limit of at least 20 degrees whenever using
the "What's up now?" function. Why waste time slewing to dim fuzzies
that are lost in the soup? You can set the horizon limit all the way
up to 50 degrees. Then "What's up now?" becomes "What's in prime
viewing location now?" ;-) Excellent suggestion!
Mag. 7 skies!
From: ap-gto@... [mailto:ap-gto@...] On Behalf
Sent: Thursday, November 01, 2007 4:34 PM
Subject: [ap-gto] Re: GTO Keypad Firmware
Thanks. Will the control of the "What's up now" allow me to set a
filter which eliminates objects below a settable elevation angle? I
spend a lot of time slewing to objects below the local tree line.
--- In ap-gto@... <mailto:ap-gto%40yahoogroups.com> ,
"Howard" <howard@...> wrote:
and am personally beta testing the firmware. There are severalnice
additions to the already impressive functionality and reliability ofwill
allow a wider selection of mounts including the Mach1GTO and mountsfrom
Parallax and Mathis that use our GoTo system. The keypad will nowbe
able to poll the mount for the ROM chip version so you no longerhave 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 bettercontrol
of the objects it selects. A bookmark function has been added thatlist,
or to keep a new found favorite handy for further examination. Iused
this feature just last night with comet Holmes 17P, that I wasshowing
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 differentghouls
and goblins were really impressed![mailto:ap-gto@... <mailto:ap-gto%40yahoogroups.com> ] On
40yahoogroups.com> , "Marj
Christen" <marj@> wrote:available
<mailto:ap-gto%40yahoogroups.com> ,on our website for downloading.
"Larry Phillips" <llp41astro@>iswrote:
willstillshipping with the current Mach1GTO mount or has there been anupdatereleased?
theMach1GTO mounts have the updated firmware included when shipped?