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question about driver for: Meade ETX 90 Observer Audiostar

3 months 3 weeks ago
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question about driver for: Meade ETX 90 Observer Audiostar #50958
Hi everyone,

So I've got a Meade ETX 90 Maksutov-Cassegrain for planetary imaging, asteroids hunting, camping trips, fun with kids and etc. This one comes with Audiostar hand controller (the speaking one).

Unfortunately, I wasn't able to connect this mount to INDI - tried drivers labeled as "ETX90", "LX200 Autostar" and other "LX*", no luck.
I feel like they've updated a firmware for "Audiostar" line. Please see photo of boot screen in attachment.

Can you advice if it is supported or not?

I will be happy to participate in driver development if it is not supported!
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3 months 2 weeks ago
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question about driver for: Meade ETX 90 Observer Audiostar #51121
Forgot to mention - I used USB-Serial cable from my iOptron mount. I don't think it should be a problem as it is standard cable and there is the same 4pin socket on Meade hand controller.

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question about driver for: Meade ETX 90 Observer Audiostar #51149
It could be the USB chip for Meade.. what's the dmesg output when you plug in the USB?

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3 months 2 weeks ago
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question about driver for: Meade ETX 90 Observer Audiostar #51169
when I connect my mount USB-serial cable the dmesg output gets appended with:
[  616.155293] usb 1-1.2: new full-speed USB device number 6 using dwc_otg
[  616.288255] usb 1-1.2: New USB device found, idVendor=067b, idProduct=2303, bcdDevice= 3.00
[  616.288268] usb 1-1.2: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=0
[  616.288278] usb 1-1.2: Product: USB-Serial Controller
[  616.288288] usb 1-1.2: Manufacturer: Prolific Technology Inc.
[  616.291691] pl2303 1-1.2:1.0: pl2303 converter detected
[  616.297204] usb 1-1.2: pl2303 converter now attached to ttyUSB0

Also might worth to mention that log messages per device are empty unless I try "LX 200 Basic" driver , it says: "2020-03-25T15:35:48: [ERROR] Error communication with telescope. "

For all other "ETX*" or "LX*" labeled drivers the log on device tab in INDI Control Panel is empty but main Ekos Setup log window just says "LX200 Autostar is disconnected." (i.e. here I tried LX200 Autostar).

I tend to think that it doesn't like RS232-4pin cable from iOptron.

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2 months 2 weeks ago
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question about driver for: Meade ETX 90 Observer Audiostar #52632
Just to follow up and for future reference in case anyone bumps into this issue.

I was able to solve it just by using native Meade #505 Cable connection set. Please NOTE - for HC->computer connection you will need to use 6ft 4pin-6pin cable included (3ft one is for HC->HC cloning).
Also, please find photo of this thing in attachment.

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