I am connected to a Meade LX200 Classic 10" with a USB-to-Serial adapter into the scope's RS-232 port. The scope connects to Ekos but when I try to use manual mount controls, it does not move. Right now, I am just trying to get the mount to move manually, I am not worried about an alignment. I have attached the log file that I gathered.
I am able to talk to the telescope through the RS-232 port by manually sending commands, and can get the telescope to slew successfully there (:Mn# :Qn# etc). The scope does *not* however respond to the ACK command, but all the other commands work. I found
from a year ago where another LX200 scope didn't seem to respond to the ACK command, granted the scope from the thread was not an LX200 Classic like mine.
Any ideas on why Ekos is unable to slew the telescope if I can make it slew through manually-sent serial commands?
More than two years ago I reported
some defective implementations in the lx200 core driver
. I stumbled upon it writing the driver for the AOK Skywalker mount which is hundred percent lx200-compatible. Nobody seemed to be interested then!
I still think the driver needs an overhaul, as there are other commands with the same flaw. May I have hope to reactivate the discussion with this thread ?
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