On Wed, Apr 21, 2021 at 12:31 AM, alandebrut wrote:
You and a few others have always been very helpful to everyone on this forum and for that I thank you.
However I have read the installation procedure for installing the new firmware twice, along with the threads in this forum it appears to be a rollercoaster ride.
In fact I fear I now have Technical dyslexia, I don't believe I have the skills to perform this task and I am equally sure there will be others in a similar position.
I am neither a technophobe nor tech savvy, I get by but I know my limitations.
I have installed firmware on other Goto mounts and other pieces of equipment I have, such as keyboards, cameras printers etc.
These have been simplistic to say the least so I don't understand why to me I need a degree in engineering science to complete this task from ES
Is it essential I install this update in the manner described?
I have my Exos2 PMC8 connected via serial to my ASIAirPro, it works brilliantly in that configuration.
If I install this firmware what would be the benefit to me?
Its taken me a few months to get my EXOS2 working in a way that suites me,
I must praise ES for producing a fantastic piece of technology at such a competitive price, in addition this forum provides that extra piece in the jigsaw not easily found with other brands.
I would recommend ES products to anyone interested in taking up the hobby.
Explore Scientific: Telescope AR102, F6.5 Exos 2, PMC8
ZWO Electronic Auto-focuser ZWO ASI Air Pro
ZWO ASI533 main camera ZWO ASI120mm guide
QHY PoleMaster Altair 290C
Celestron SE8 plus mount Starsense
Sharpcap Pro, CDC Stellarium APT Firecapture
Wes and the guys here who have science degrees, have, for our sakes put into plain english what steps we need to take to accomplish the task of updating the core software that runs our hardware. The big box store products that do this for you have been mass produced a million times over by every tech manuf. facility in asia, taking the same old recipe and giving you the same old cookies. ES products obviously are not. Hence the name, Explore, and oh don't forget the Scientific part, which the guys here have got covered so all we have to do as users is just follow the simple instructions they have laid out for us. Learn something in exchange for cutting edge? I'm game.