Note: For the most efficient use of Star GPS with your Astro-Physics GTO system, we recommend that you change the way you have your keypad set up.
Since the GPS uses Universal Time, and the keypad starts from local time, there is the potential for timing issues that affect precise calculation of the meridian (overhead hour angle) and the horizons.
GPS-6010/LX Receiver This User Manual discusses the setup and use of Star GPS products.
For additional information and tips on using the Meade Autostar and ETX/LXD telescopes I highly recommend visiting: Using Star GPS-NX This section describes how to use Star GPS-NX.
correctly or everything you do afterwards will be fruitless.
The scope has to be in the home position and level.
I've tried every available baud rate, new cables, and even Star Patch, but nothing works.
Version 5.9 - from Meade's site (08/17/11) 09/18/09 Autostar Update (ASU) Client Application for Windows, Version 5.9. This version is compatible with all versions of Auto Star II, #497 and #494 Auto Star computer controllers.
I found the Autostar to be very easy to use even without reading the manual.
You've got to answer the initialization questions correctly: location, date, time, daylight savings, etc.
* Early model GPS-NX01 and GPS-NX02 receivers may specify 9600 baud.
Astro-Physics GTO Star GPS-NX uses the Meade LX200 Command Set to send GPS data to the GTO.