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PostPosted: Sat Jul 21, 2012 12:27 pm 
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I thought, this could be interesting ;)

Until now, i only found 1 source, and that's a beta, newer than the original one. The original firmware has problems with big panos, this beta hasn't. I just asked the poster about a newer final one, but he hasn't heard of celestron about a newer one (see last post).

So head over to timescapes.org

The firmware had been downloaded 15 times until i stumbled on it. I'm curious, how far it will go now :D


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I can also confirm it works.

To update:
- need read instruction on 15-16 pages http://www.skywatcher.com/swtinc/customer_support.php?id=107&class1=1&class2=220
- use SynScan firmware loader http://www.skywatcher.com/swtinc/customer_support.php?class1=1&class2=110
- and firmvare from Socke post http://forum.timescapes.org/phpBB3/download/file.php?id=1539&sid=2344e79cae00be7ffdcd0918d850f160



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Socke wrote:
I thought, this could be interesting ;)

Until now, i only found 1 source, and that's a beta, newer than the original one. The original firmware has problems with big panos, this beta hasn't. I just asked the poster about a newer final one, but he hasn't heard of celestron about a newer one (see last post).

So head over to timescapes.org

The firmware had been downloaded 15 times until i stumbled on it. I'm curious, how far it will go now :D

Socke, thanks to you, I have successfully updated the firmware of my Merlin AZ GoTo head! This is crazy! :P

Thanks again for a wonderful find!:D

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Socke, Yoshiharra
can You check 5,6,7,8 speed rate in hand controller? Does it work fine?

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checked. Work fine in astronomical mode. Don't work in panorama mode.


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I find also

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If use video tracking up/down - time duration don't stop after time I declare. And there is no question "Start over?
For example I declared 2 minutes tracking. After 2 minutes slewing is stopped (OK), but time on hand controller screen don't stop. Only when I use esc key -> is question "Start over".
If use left/right tracking - time duration stop after time I declare (OK).

2. video tracking by left/right AND up/down in ONE TRACK don't work perfect. Up/down tracking is 1-2seconds longer. Should stopped in the same time.

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should we check this? is it different to the original merlin-handcontroller behaviour?


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Socke wrote:
should we check this? is it different to the original merlin-handcontroller behaviour?

It is not necessary to chceck. I think if You have bug with 5,6,7,8 speed rate You (and other with merlin) will have other bugs I wrote. Just wanted to inform.
"is it different to the original merlin-handcontroller behaviour" - 3.09 firmware is designed to allview mount, not merlin. So ...

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i don't think it's a bug, as it works in astronomical mode, and the merlin had only that mode. Do the speed rates work in pano-mode for the allview? If i should make a guess, i'd say NO :)


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For those, who want to stay with an official source for the firmware:

Celestron offers exactly the same firmware (with the b18 in it's name) as a fix for the allview since October 2012:
http://www.celestron.com/c3/support3/index.php?_m=downloads&_a=viewdownload&downloaditemid=808&nav=0,6

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New motor controller firmware (2.14) available for allview mount http://www.skywatcher.com/swtinc/customer_support.php?id=146&class1=1&class2=115
Anyone try this on merlin/panogear with allview firmware?

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