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INDI Library v1.8.5 Released (19 Apr 2020)

April 2020 release of INDI Library v1.8.5 introduces new drivers while providing fixes and improvements to existing devices and core framework.

Boxdoerfer Dynostar Mount Control

6 months 1 day ago
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Boxdoerfer Dynostar Mount Control #47818
Hi@All!

Is anybody using one of Sigurd Boxdoerfers Mount Control ?

If yes, what driver do you use ? In the Moment I use the LX200 Basic, with basic functions.

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4 months 3 weeks ago
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Boxdoerfer Dynostar Mount Control #49581
Hello Reiner

I'm using a DynoStar X3 together with LX200 Classic or Astro-Electronic FS-2 (because LX200 Classic is not on Ekos' list of mounts). The DynoStar X3 controller has a very limited support for the LX200 protocol, e.g. it is not possible to set time and location, but it supports the move commands (:MX#, :QX#). These commands are available in LX200 Classic.

Since I use an EQ6 mount and a STF Mirage 8 Maksutov on our balcony the X3 is ok. This controller can not be used if the mount should be remotely controlled.

Kind regards, wildi

P.S. I got hold of a Boxdörfer PowerFlex MTS-3 alias Sinus II. After while I found even the manual and the source of its ASCOM driver.

DynoStar X3 supported items:
ACK :GR#, :GD#, :Mn#, :Ms#, :Me#, :Mw#, :MS#, :Qn#, :Qs#, :Qe#, :Qw#, :Q#, :RG#, :RC#, :RM#, :RS#, :Gr#, :Gd#, :Sr ...#, :Sd ...#, :CM#, :U#

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Boxdoerfer Dynostar Mount Control #49843
Hi Wildi!

Thanks a lot.

I use the basic, with the classic i get a lot error-massages.
I´m using Astroberry, there I don´t find the FS2.
It´s really sad, that Sigurd is not working any more on that controller. It is a very good piece of tecnique. Never had any issue with it.

CS
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4 months 2 weeks ago
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Boxdoerfer Dynostar Mount Control #49981
Hello Reiner

can you please post the error logs of your indi_classic driver/Dynostar set up? Ok, in case the driver sends commands other than specified in my previous post, there will be error messages. But they don't do any harm.

The INDI FS2 driver is buried in the Profile Editor dialog, Select Devices, Mount, Others Astro-Electronic FS-2.

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4 months 1 day ago
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Boxdoerfer Dynostar Mount Control #50598
Hello wildli and Reiner,
I use the Dynostar X3 too. Until now it works more or less with the lx200basic indi-driver. Sync, goto ,track and so on work fine. The only problem is the use of the software handbox in ekos. Only the stop key has its function.

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joschi!

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3 months 4 weeks ago
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Boxdoerfer Dynostar Mount Control #50640
Hi Wildi,

just got the time, to test the LX 200 classic Driver. See the attached image.

With the Basic I don´t get this messages. How ever, the Dynostar may not be able to access the commands.

With the basic driver it works exept the the Software Handbox, as Joshi wrote.

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Boxdoerfer Dynostar Mount Control #50771
Hi Joshi,

if you use the Astro electronic FS-2 Driver, the hand control is functioning

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3 months 3 weeks ago
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Boxdoerfer Dynostar Mount Control #50872
Hello Reiner,
and thank you for the hint. Now I can use the handbox, even remotely. There are some error messages during the connection process (sse attachment) but they are not harmful as it seems .
As Wildi already wrote, the Dynostar doesn't understand all comands.

Greetings,
Jörg!
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