Re: Meade 497 Autostar won't track ISS

From: Bjorn Gimle (b.gimle@chello.se)
Date: Thu Jan 22 2004 - 00:59:46 EST

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    That is also my impression, except that I never saw such a large
    digression. I have modified the ACP demo program to record scope position
    at a press of the spacebar on an attached PC, and/or at regular
    intervals. I have repeatedly found that it diverges from the true path by
    1-10 degrees, and stops tracking near culmination, sometimes as low as 30
    degrees.
    
    So, I will write a tracking program of my own. This is also a requirement
    to track early/late satellites, since AutoStar does not follow the
    Earth's rotation while waiting for a pass.
    
    /Björn
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