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User Field Experiences / Re: Difficulties with my joystick to center a satellite
« Last post by John Eccles on February 18, 2019, 01:33:58 PM »
Since I am at a disadvantage not having hardware available and do not have a working system at this time and no access to the software I cannot answer your question. If your computer can support multiple joysticks (and that is the only way Satellite Tracker can have its own joystick) you can plug in another joystick and select which one you want to use when you go to select the joystick in Satellite Tracker. If your computer can only have one joystick connected then that is the joystick that Satellite Tracker will have to use.

Please bear in mind that I have many, many users who use joysticks and I have had no reported problems. I had one user who made a request for a joystick mod and I did update the joystick software to accommodate that request. The joystick and tracking need to be adjusted properly and the telescope needs to be properly aligned before you can have successful operation tracking and assistance with the joystick during tracking. It is imperative that you read, understand, and adjust the joystick interface and the telescope as per what is written in section 10.13 of the User Manual.
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Thanks, John, for your answer.
I already read the notice and I understand that the joystick assigned to the mount, replacing the hand controller,  may be not effective when tracking; Satellite Tracker needs its own joystick.
How to do that? How it will recognize the good joystick fot adjustments.
Regards,
Jacques

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User Field Experiences / Re: Difficulties with my joystick to center a satellite
« Last post by John Eccles on February 18, 2019, 10:58:01 AM »
I am hoping that someone who is using a joystick can chime in on this. I currently do not have access to the hardware or software since everything is packed up and I am in the process of settling down to a new home. Have you read the user manual? It is located on the forum under the Topic "User Manual". Read section 1.0, 2.0, 8.0 (all), and 9.0 (all) which tells you about usage of your telescope including tracking. Go to section 10.13 and read that section about the Joystick operation. There is a lot of good information there. Hope this helps.

For newbies it is suggested that you read the entire User Manual. This manual is a work in progress but for what is written there is plenty of very good information to familiarize the newbie on the operation of Satellite Tracker with various telescopes.
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Complement:
Telescope C 11 on EQ6 mount - EQMOD + Joystick - HWPS3 - EQMODLX- Satellite Tracker 2.5.0 Protocole LX 200 GPS polar mode, Joystick control selected
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User Field Experiences / Difficulties with my joystick to center a satellite
« Last post by Jacques Ardissone on February 18, 2019, 09:01:06 AM »
Hello everybody,
Im am a new user of Satellite Tracker 2.5.0 on Windows 8.1.

When I see (75% of my tests) a satellite in the 9 x 50 finderscope, it passes approximately near the center of the field but it continues, then the mount try to bring it back toward the center but not very well, and do this 3 or 4 times, alternatively; finally I loose the satellite.

The joystick I use everyday to center a target instead a hand controller, doesn''t work while tracking a satellite or works wrong, its behaviour is very surprising.

May I install a second joystick linked with Satellite Tracker and how to do that?

Thanks for your answer,

Jacques
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Mount Discussions / Re: Meade LX90-ACF 8in Supported?
« Last post by Marcel Kukuricas on February 10, 2019, 12:01:29 PM »
Thank you very much, I dont know about it :)

sorry for it and thank you again :) it should be very useful for me
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Mount Discussions / Re: Meade LX90-ACF 8in Supported?
« Last post by John Eccles on February 09, 2019, 05:46:56 PM »
There is a document in the Archived Messages section called SatelliteTrackerMessage1thru8088.docx that you could search thru using the keyword LX90 ACF to see what you can come up with. Most of the time your question will be answered thru this method.

I am currently traveling but I did do a search via Google and have attached a document that seems to indicate that the Command Set for Meade applies across the board for all Meade telescope with some exceptions as noted in the document. This implies that Satellite Tracker should work okay for the LX90 provided that you select Meade LX200 - but not sure which of the three available selections in the "Telescope > Interface Protocol" you should select.

Regards,

John Eccles
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Mount Discussions / Meade LX90-ACF 8in Supported?
« Last post by Marcel Kukuricas on February 09, 2019, 03:56:37 PM »
Hello everybody,

I look for some new scope, and Ive got good offer, Meade LX90-ACF 8in. So I just to ask you, if is there anbody who have experience with this kind of mount? Is it work with satellite tracker properly? Or work with some kind of compatibility mode?

Thank you guys :)
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Mount Discussions / Re: Satellite Tracker and Orion StarSeeker IV with GoTo mount
« Last post by John Eccles on January 31, 2019, 11:16:14 PM »
This will require some discussions over the phone to make this short. Send me a PM and I will call you.

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Mount Discussions / Satellite Tracker and Orion StarSeeker IV with GoTo mount
« Last post by Phil Cornell on January 31, 2019, 04:34:09 PM »
I am using Satellite Tracker V2.6.1 on a new Windows 10 laptop to control an Orion StarSeeker IV GoTo mount to which I have mounted an Arrow 2m/440 antenna, attempting to track ham radio satellite and communicate with them while the antenna tracks the satellite.  All good so far.  I can control the mount from the hand controller and the laptop, I can make it slew to any satellite above the horizon but it will not track!  I am using the Celestron CGE interface protocol.  Is there something I am missing?
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