Wow! This feels like Christmas in July!
I read through the materials and have a couple of questions.
Hopefully, I didn't just miss the answers as I went through
I have verified the serial numbers of my CP4 controllers and
keypad. All of my CP4's are old enough that I will need to purchase
the modeling license for each.
My biggest question is about how the model works. Specifically, I
am interested in the ortho modeling for visual use with my C14. I
see how this works with the keypad, but it's not clear to me how
much work is done by the keypad and how much is done in the CP4. My
scenario is that I would like to use the keypad to configure the
ortho model, but then use SkySafari over WiFi to find objects. My
question is will the CP4 apply the ortho model even for goto's that
are done through planetarium software, or only though the keypad?
As for my keypad, I've never changed the battery since I purchased
it new 10 years ago. I assume that the battery is dead, but since I
typically use SkySafari, I wouldn't notice. I'll be calling in
tomorrow to order a new battery, but will be heading to a star party
next week, so there is a chance that I won't have it in time. It
looks like making the ortho model depends on the star catalog, so I
should be able to make that work even before changing the battery,
Also, I am interested in updating the membrane on the keypad to
match the new layout. Is it possible to order the membrane and
replace it at the same time I do the battery?
Thanks so much for this update. This is awesome!
On 7/18/22 3:15 PM, Marj Christen
The newest version 5.010 is now available
for the GTOCP4 as well as the GTOCP5 and the manual has been
updated to provide information regarding use with both control
This is a long-anticipated release for
owners of the GTOCP4 control boxes and I am sure that there
will be many questions. Most questions can be answered by
careful reading of the 5.010 upgrade page that
can be accessed from the Software Updates page.
Here are the major topics addressed on the
5.010 upgrade page:
Are you Upgrading from v4.19.5 or Earlier Version?
Using Keypad v5.010 with the GTOCP5 vs GTOCP4 Control Boxes
Requirements – These are VERY IMPORTANT!
Keypad Version History
Links to the upgrade Instructions – FOLLOW THESE CAREFULLY.
Link to the Keypad manual – This is the totally revised
manual that should be downloaded by everyone who upgrades to
Link to 5.010 Program and Loader
Here is a direct link to the 5.010 firmware
We hope that you all enjoy the program as
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