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Re: Newb issues after firmware, ExploreStars Data Base update #iEXOS-100 #Android

Wes Mcdonald
 

Use advanced tab as I described in last note.  Sometimes it works despite cm not seeing connection.  
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Wes, Southport NC
EXos2-GT PMC-8, iExos 100
ES ED 127, 10" LX200GPS+wedge, Astro-Tech 8" Newt, ETX-90, 60mm no-name guide scope ~ 260mm FL
Polemaster, Orion ST-80 and SAG, ZWO 290MM, D5300 astro modified
Nina, Bootcamped Mac Mini control computer, RDP to iMAC
110 amp hour lead acid deep discharge battery for field power
Electrical Engineer, Retired


Re: Newb issues after firmware, ExploreStars Data Base update #iEXOS-100 #Android

Joe Izen
 

Wes,
Connected W10 successfully. CM reports connect at bottom right of CM. COMM3 is selected. It is the only selection.  Find button still can't find the connection.

What next?
Joe


From: MAIN@ESPMC-Eight.groups.io <MAIN@ESPMC-Eight.groups.io> on behalf of Wes Mcdonald via groups.io <wesmcd6@...>
Sent: Monday, December 7, 2020 12:48 PM
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Subject: Re: [ESPMC-Eight] Newb issues after firmware, ExploreStars Data Base update #iEXOS-100 #Android
 
Joe

Windows 10 will connect ok to the iexos 100 adhoc it seems.   Has issues with the exos2 tho.   

So make sure tablet WiFi is off.  Disconnect iexos from pc.  Reboot iexos.  When it boots join the network.  Cm should show green pmc8 connection on bottom.  On cm connection tab set mount type and set comm port to comm3.  If comm3 is. It visible press refresh and the. Select comm 3.  Then try find button.  

If it cannot find the mount go to the advanced tab.  Set the radio button to tcp.  Send ESGv command with button see do you get a response.  If not light up the udp radio button and try again. 

Assuming you get an ESGv reply on tcp you can then send an esx! Command via tcp that will reboot the iexos in udp mode

If neither connect, try using the serial button and ESGv. If that works then send the esx via serial

Try this and get Back to me

Wes



On Mon, Dec 7, 2020 at 1:41 PM Joe Izen <joe@...> wrote:
Wes,

7       EVT:503-Checking COM3.
EVT:505-Propeller chip version 1 found on COM3.
EVT:506-Loading RAM
EVT:507-Verifying RAM
EVT:508-Programming EEPROM
EVT:509-Verifying EEPROM
INF:451-Success.
6       Path to EEPROM: "C:\Users\joe\OneDrive\Documents\PMC8Firmware\1A01C_10B_5.eeprom"
5       Path to Propellent.exe:"C:\Program Files (x86)\Explore Scientific Utilities\PMC-8 Configuration Manager 1.0.3\Propellent.exe "
4       Attempting to upload ROM: 1A01C_10B_5.eeprom
3       Firmware sucessfully unzipped
2       Unzipping firmware file.
1       Firmware files successfully downloaded to C:\Users\joe\OneDrive\Documents\PMC8Firmware\Firmware.zip
0       Downloading firmware

How do I verify mount is in UDP mode? Even though my Fire tablet says it is connected, CM reports the mount as NOT CONNECTED with Current Connection NONE.  This is through the USB cable.

In Connection Tab, 
The find Current Connection button reports
10       The mount does not appear to be connected. Please check your settings and network connection.

I see a communication Method under the Advanced tab with a UDP button. Should I connect my PC to the PMC-8 ad hoc network and push that button? Windows 10 often has problems connecting to ad hoc networks.  Thanks.


From: MAIN@ESPMC-Eight.groups.io <MAIN@ESPMC-Eight.groups.io> on behalf of Wes Mcdonald via groups.io <wesmcd6=gmail.com@groups.io>
Sent: Monday, December 7, 2020 7:31 AM
To: MAIN@espmc-eight.groups.io <MAIN@espmc-eight.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [ESPMC-Eight] Newb issues after firmware, ExploreStars Data Base update #iEXOS-100 #Android
 
Joe

I presume you are using the Fire Tablet and Explorestars.  Is the mount position correctly displayed on the main screen?  It sounds like the tablet is not connected to the mount.

The Configuration manager settings are not really important to the mount, except for one thing.  You must leave the mount in UDP mode for EXplorestars.  If you changed it to TCP EXplorestars will not work.  Try connecting via the CM and ensure the mount is in UDP.

Wes.




Virus-free. www.avg.com

--
Wes, Southport NC
EXos2-GT PMC-8, iExos 100
ES ED 127, 10" LX200GPS+wedge, Astro-Tech 8" Newt, ETX-90, 60mm no-name guide scope ~ 260mm FL
Polemaster, Orion ST-80 and SAG, ZWO 290MM, D5300 astro modified
Nina, Bootcamped Mac Mini control computer, RDP to iMAC
110 amp hour lead acid deep discharge battery for field power
Electrical Engineer, Retired


--
Wes, Southport NC
EXos2-GT PMC-8, iExos 100
ES ED 127, 10" LX200GPS+wedge, Astro-Tech 8" Newt, ETX-90, 60mm no-name guide scope ~ 260mm FL
Polemaster, Orion ST-80 and SAG, ZWO 290MM, D5300 astro modified
Nina, Bootcamped Mac Mini control computer, RDP to iMAC
110 amp hour lead acid deep discharge battery for field power
Electrical Engineer, Retired


Re: Newb issues after firmware, ExploreStars Data Base update #iEXOS-100 #Android

Wes Mcdonald
 

Joe

Windows 10 will connect ok to the iexos 100 adhoc it seems.   Has issues with the exos2 tho.   

So make sure tablet WiFi is off.  Disconnect iexos from pc.  Reboot iexos.  When it boots join the network.  Cm should show green pmc8 connection on bottom.  On cm connection tab set mount type and set comm port to comm3.  If comm3 is. It visible press refresh and the. Select comm 3.  Then try find button.  

If it cannot find the mount go to the advanced tab.  Set the radio button to tcp.  Send ESGv command with button see do you get a response.  If not light up the udp radio button and try again. 

Assuming you get an ESGv reply on tcp you can then send an esx! Command via tcp that will reboot the iexos in udp mode

If neither connect, try using the serial button and ESGv. If that works then send the esx via serial

Try this and get Back to me

Wes



On Mon, Dec 7, 2020 at 1:41 PM Joe Izen <joe@...> wrote:
Wes,

7       EVT:503-Checking COM3.
EVT:505-Propeller chip version 1 found on COM3.
EVT:506-Loading RAM
EVT:507-Verifying RAM
EVT:508-Programming EEPROM
EVT:509-Verifying EEPROM
INF:451-Success.
6       Path to EEPROM: "C:\Users\joe\OneDrive\Documents\PMC8Firmware\1A01C_10B_5.eeprom"
5       Path to Propellent.exe:"C:\Program Files (x86)\Explore Scientific Utilities\PMC-8 Configuration Manager 1.0.3\Propellent.exe "
4       Attempting to upload ROM: 1A01C_10B_5.eeprom
3       Firmware sucessfully unzipped
2       Unzipping firmware file.
1       Firmware files successfully downloaded to C:\Users\joe\OneDrive\Documents\PMC8Firmware\Firmware.zip
0       Downloading firmware

How do I verify mount is in UDP mode? Even though my Fire tablet says it is connected, CM reports the mount as NOT CONNECTED with Current Connection NONE.  This is through the USB cable.

In Connection Tab, 
The find Current Connection button reports
10       The mount does not appear to be connected. Please check your settings and network connection.

I see a communication Method under the Advanced tab with a UDP button. Should I connect my PC to the PMC-8 ad hoc network and push that button? Windows 10 often has problems connecting to ad hoc networks.  Thanks.


From: MAIN@ESPMC-Eight.groups.io <MAIN@ESPMC-Eight.groups.io> on behalf of Wes Mcdonald via groups.io <wesmcd6=gmail.com@groups.io>
Sent: Monday, December 7, 2020 7:31 AM
To: MAIN@espmc-eight.groups.io <MAIN@espmc-eight.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [ESPMC-Eight] Newb issues after firmware, ExploreStars Data Base update #iEXOS-100 #Android
 
Joe

I presume you are using the Fire Tablet and Explorestars.  Is the mount position correctly displayed on the main screen?  It sounds like the tablet is not connected to the mount.

The Configuration manager settings are not really important to the mount, except for one thing.  You must leave the mount in UDP mode for EXplorestars.  If you changed it to TCP EXplorestars will not work.  Try connecting via the CM and ensure the mount is in UDP.

Wes.




Virus-free. www.avg.com

--
Wes, Southport NC
EXos2-GT PMC-8, iExos 100
ES ED 127, 10" LX200GPS+wedge, Astro-Tech 8" Newt, ETX-90, 60mm no-name guide scope ~ 260mm FL
Polemaster, Orion ST-80 and SAG, ZWO 290MM, D5300 astro modified
Nina, Bootcamped Mac Mini control computer, RDP to iMAC
110 amp hour lead acid deep discharge battery for field power
Electrical Engineer, Retired


--
Wes, Southport NC
EXos2-GT PMC-8, iExos 100
ES ED 127, 10" LX200GPS+wedge, Astro-Tech 8" Newt, ETX-90, 60mm no-name guide scope ~ 260mm FL
Polemaster, Orion ST-80 and SAG, ZWO 290MM, D5300 astro modified
Nina, Bootcamped Mac Mini control computer, RDP to iMAC
110 amp hour lead acid deep discharge battery for field power
Electrical Engineer, Retired


Re: Newb issues after firmware, ExploreStars Data Base update #iEXOS-100 #Android

Joe Izen
 

Wes,

7       EVT:503-Checking COM3.
EVT:505-Propeller chip version 1 found on COM3.
EVT:506-Loading RAM
EVT:507-Verifying RAM
EVT:508-Programming EEPROM
EVT:509-Verifying EEPROM
INF:451-Success.

6       Path to EEPROM: "C:\Users\joe\OneDrive\Documents\PMC8Firmware\1A01C_10B_5.eeprom"
5       Path to Propellent.exe:"C:\Program Files (x86)\Explore Scientific Utilities\PMC-8 Configuration Manager 1.0.3\Propellent.exe "
4       Attempting to upload ROM: 1A01C_10B_5.eeprom
3       Firmware sucessfully unzipped
2       Unzipping firmware file.
1       Firmware files successfully downloaded to C:\Users\joe\OneDrive\Documents\PMC8Firmware\Firmware.zip
0       Downloading firmware

How do I verify mount is in UDP mode? Even though my Fire tablet says it is connected, CM reports the mount as NOT CONNECTED with Current Connection NONE.  This is through the USB cable.

In Connection Tab, 
The find Current Connection button reports
10       The mount does not appear to be connected. Please check your settings and network connection.

I see a communication Method under the Advanced tab with a UDP button. Should I connect my PC to the PMC-8 ad hoc network and push that button? Windows 10 often has problems connecting to ad hoc networks.  Thanks.


From: MAIN@ESPMC-Eight.groups.io <MAIN@ESPMC-Eight.groups.io> on behalf of Wes Mcdonald via groups.io <wesmcd6@...>
Sent: Monday, December 7, 2020 7:31 AM
To: MAIN@espmc-eight.groups.io <MAIN@espmc-eight.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [ESPMC-Eight] Newb issues after firmware, ExploreStars Data Base update #iEXOS-100 #Android
 
Joe

I presume you are using the Fire Tablet and Explorestars.  Is the mount position correctly displayed on the main screen?  It sounds like the tablet is not connected to the mount.

The Configuration manager settings are not really important to the mount, except for one thing.  You must leave the mount in UDP mode for EXplorestars.  If you changed it to TCP EXplorestars will not work.  Try connecting via the CM and ensure the mount is in UDP.

Wes.




Virus-free. www.avg.com

--
Wes, Southport NC
EXos2-GT PMC-8, iExos 100
ES ED 127, 10" LX200GPS+wedge, Astro-Tech 8" Newt, ETX-90, 60mm no-name guide scope ~ 260mm FL
Polemaster, Orion ST-80 and SAG, ZWO 290MM, D5300 astro modified
Nina, Bootcamped Mac Mini control computer, RDP to iMAC
110 amp hour lead acid deep discharge battery for field power
Electrical Engineer, Retired


Re: Newb issues after firmware, ExploreStars Data Base update #iEXOS-100 #Android

 

Joe, are your clutches tight? The fact that you hear motors whirring is a clue. If you left the clutches loose, the RA and DEC shafts could spin without moving the mount. But if the clutches are tight, you hear motor rotation, and you still see no mount motion, there’s got to be a disconnect somewhere in the drive train. Check belts. With the EXOS2 I can see motor rotation through the little gap in the motor housing; Maybe the IExos-100 allows that, too. If so, you could check that the motors are really turning and not just whining a little.  

 

Chuck Lewis

 

From: MAIN@ESPMC-Eight.groups.io <MAIN@ESPMC-Eight.groups.io> On Behalf Of Joe Izen
Sent: Sunday, December 6, 2020 3:57 PM
To: MAIN@ESPMC-Eight.groups.io
Subject: [ESPMC-Eight] Newb issues after firmware, ExploreStars Data Base update #iEXOS-100 #Android

 

It's been a while since I last used my iExos-100.  I just flashed the firmware using the latest 1A01C_10B_5.eeprom
It went just as described in the youtube video, including the success msg.

Then I pulled my microSD card from my FireOS tablet, and using my WIndows10 PC, I updated the ExploreStars database.  Everything appears nominal.

Reinserted, the microSD card in my tablet, hooked up to the PMC-8 network which shows a strong signal, and relaunched ExploreStars.  The GPS coordinates are entered and I see them in System Settings. App reports a Scope IP of 192.168.47.1.

The DB appears healthy because the app shows pictures of Messier objects.

I've changed the mount type to something wrong, then back to iExos-100, exited, and restarted.

My mount is powered. I see lights, and hear whirring. It just doesn't move when I try to do an alignment sequence, GoTo, or a manual move with arrows.  What am I missing?

While doing the firmware update, I poked around settings in the Configuration Manager. Could I have screwed up a comm setting?  

Thanks,
Joe

 


--
Scope: Explore Scientific AR-102, Astro-Tech AD72ED, Nikon kit lenses
Mounts: Exos2GT-PMC8, Homebrew barndoor tracker
Camera: Nikon D7000, QHY5III-462C
S/W:  Backyard Nikon, DeepSkyStacker, Stellarium, CdC, PHD2, Sharpcap Pro, Gimp, RawTherapee


Re: Newb issues after firmware, ExploreStars Data Base update #iEXOS-100 #Android

Wes Mcdonald
 

Joe

I presume you are using the Fire Tablet and Explorestars.  Is the mount position correctly displayed on the main screen?  It sounds like the tablet is not connected to the mount.

The Configuration manager settings are not really important to the mount, except for one thing.  You must leave the mount in UDP mode for EXplorestars.  If you changed it to TCP EXplorestars will not work.  Try connecting via the CM and ensure the mount is in UDP.

Wes.




Virus-free. www.avg.com

--
Wes, Southport NC
EXos2-GT PMC-8, iExos 100
ES ED 127, 10" LX200GPS+wedge, Astro-Tech 8" Newt, ETX-90, 60mm no-name guide scope ~ 260mm FL
Polemaster, Orion ST-80 and SAG, ZWO 290MM, D5300 astro modified
Nina, Bootcamped Mac Mini control computer, RDP to iMAC
110 amp hour lead acid deep discharge battery for field power
Electrical Engineer, Retired


Re: Help needed with Losmandy G11 Pmc8 System. #G11

Sunil Bhaskar Bhaskaran
 

Update : 

               Managed to fix most of the issues by taking apart and re-greasing the RA and DEC axis : the squealing noise was due to bad/solidified grease. But there seems to be RA & DEC play. Is there a manual or something available so that I can try to adjust the worms? I found the regular G11 manual but the design seems to be a bit different.

Sunil


Re: Newb issues after firmware, ExploreStars Data Base update #iEXOS-100 #Android

Joe Izen
 

ES Version: 1.9.20051.494 DB Ver: 2.3 [85643] FW Ver:1.00

is the banner across the top of my About page in ExploreStars


Newb issues after firmware, ExploreStars Data Base update #iEXOS-100 #Android

Joe Izen
 

It's been a while since I last used my iExos-100.  I just flashed the firmware using the latest 1A01C_10B_5.eeprom
It went just as described in the youtube video, including the success msg.

Then I pulled my microSD card from my FireOS tablet, and using my WIndows10 PC, I updated the ExploreStars database.  Everything appears nominal.

Reinserted, the microSD card in my tablet, hooked up to the PMC-8 network which shows a strong signal, and relaunched ExploreStars.  The GPS coordinates are entered and I see them in System Settings. App reports a Scope IP of 192.168.47.1.

The DB appears healthy because the app shows pictures of Messier objects.

I've changed the mount type to something wrong, then back to iExos-100, exited, and restarted.

My mount is powered. I see lights, and hear whirring. It just doesn't move when I try to do an alignment sequence, GoTo, or a manual move with arrows.  What am I missing?

While doing the firmware update, I poked around settings in the Configuration Manager. Could I have screwed up a comm setting?  

Thanks,
Joe

 


Re: iExos 100 Reset to Factory Defaults #iEXOS-100

Jason Cousins <midvill@...>
 

thanks!

"Somewhere, Something incredible is waiting to be known" Carl Sagan.....



From: MAIN@ESPMC-Eight.groups.io <MAIN@ESPMC-Eight.groups.io> on behalf of Wes Mcdonald <wesmcd6@...>
Sent: Sunday, December 6, 2020 1:02 PM
To: MAIN@espmc-eight.groups.io <MAIN@espmc-eight.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [ESPMC-Eight] iExos 100 Reset to Factory Defaults #iEXOS-100
 
Jason:

No help here. Suggest you call Explore Scientific if in US or BResser GErmany if you are in Europe.

Regards,
Wes.


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Wes, Southport NC
EXos2-GT PMC-8, iExos 100
ES ED 127, 10" LX200GPS+wedge, Astro-Tech 8" Newt, ETX-90, 60mm no-name guide scope ~ 260mm FL
Polemaster, Orion ST-80 and SAG, ZWO 290MM, D5300 astro modified
Nina, Bootcamped Mac Mini control computer, RDP to iMAC
110 amp hour lead acid deep discharge battery for field power
Electrical Engineer, Retired


Re: iExos 100 Reset to Factory Defaults #iEXOS-100

hvstbrk@...
 

Jason,

I do Not have the PMC8, just the mount and the Bresser drive system it came with.

 

I am no expert but I have been able to use the mount.  So PM me if you like.

 

Regards,

 

Allen

 

Explore Scientific AR127

Explore First Light EXOS-2 GoTo EQ Mount


Re: iExos 100 Reset to Factory Defaults #iEXOS-100

Wes Mcdonald
 

Jason:

No help here. Suggest you call Explore Scientific if in US or BResser GErmany if you are in Europe.

Regards,
Wes.


--
Wes, Southport NC
EXos2-GT PMC-8, iExos 100
ES ED 127, 10" LX200GPS+wedge, Astro-Tech 8" Newt, ETX-90, 60mm no-name guide scope ~ 260mm FL
Polemaster, Orion ST-80 and SAG, ZWO 290MM, D5300 astro modified
Nina, Bootcamped Mac Mini control computer, RDP to iMAC
110 amp hour lead acid deep discharge battery for field power
Electrical Engineer, Retired


Re: iExos 100 Reset to Factory Defaults #iEXOS-100

Jason Cousins <midvill@...>
 

gt- not pmc8.

been searching for an ES site for the GT and was guided to this one as they are similar.

ANy help>?

"Somewhere, Something incredible is waiting to be known" Carl Sagan.....



From: MAIN@ESPMC-Eight.groups.io <MAIN@ESPMC-Eight.groups.io> on behalf of Wes Mcdonald <wesmcd6@...>
Sent: Sunday, December 6, 2020 11:13 AM
To: MAIN@espmc-eight.groups.io <MAIN@espmc-eight.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [ESPMC-Eight] iExos 100 Reset to Factory Defaults #iEXOS-100
 
Jason:

Did you buy a EXOS2-GT-PMC8 or an EXOS2-GT?  This forum is for EXOS2-GT-PMC8 users.  

Wes.



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Wes, Southport NC
EXos2-GT PMC-8, iExos 100
ES ED 127, 10" LX200GPS+wedge, Astro-Tech 8" Newt, ETX-90, 60mm no-name guide scope ~ 260mm FL
Polemaster, Orion ST-80 and SAG, ZWO 290MM, D5300 astro modified
Nina, Bootcamped Mac Mini control computer, RDP to iMAC
110 amp hour lead acid deep discharge battery for field power
Electrical Engineer, Retired


Re: iExos 100 Reset to Factory Defaults #iEXOS-100

Wes Mcdonald
 

Jason:

Did you buy a EXOS2-GT-PMC8 or an EXOS2-GT?  This forum is for EXOS2-GT-PMC8 users.  

Wes.



--
Wes, Southport NC
EXos2-GT PMC-8, iExos 100
ES ED 127, 10" LX200GPS+wedge, Astro-Tech 8" Newt, ETX-90, 60mm no-name guide scope ~ 260mm FL
Polemaster, Orion ST-80 and SAG, ZWO 290MM, D5300 astro modified
Nina, Bootcamped Mac Mini control computer, RDP to iMAC
110 amp hour lead acid deep discharge battery for field power
Electrical Engineer, Retired


Re: iExos 100 Reset to Factory Defaults #iEXOS-100

Jason Cousins <midvill@...>
 

Good Morning from Long Island NY

Just received my delivery of the EXOS2-GT.

Hoping this experience is going to be good... but off to a bad start.
This in fact might be the wrong group as well and I apologize.

BIG Explore Scientific Fan....

SO

I received the scope last night and to my surprise there is no Manual to operate or understand the mount just a 2 page faint schematic how it should perhaps go together.

Please help or point me to the correct group.

Thanks...

Strike 1.

I do hope that the other issues don't seem to follow along for the ride.

Jason

"Somewhere, Something incredible is waiting to be known" Carl Sagan.....


Re: iExos 100 Reset to Factory Defaults #iEXOS-100

David Cote
 

Bob,

 

     My understanding is that once you turn on the wired connection, this turns off the wifi radio. So the only way is change it back that I am aware of if via a wired connection. Anyone correct me if I am wrong.

 

Dave

 

From: MAIN@ESPMC-Eight.groups.io <MAIN@ESPMC-Eight.groups.io> On Behalf Of Bob Rucker
Sent: Saturday, December 5, 2020 3:34 PM
To: MAIN@espmc-eight.groups.io
Subject: Re: [ESPMC-Eight] iExos 100 Reset to Factory Defaults #iEXOS-100

 

I have a computer and used the PMC-Eight Configuration Manager to switch the mount to wired control. I can connect my PC to the PMC-Eight network but it cannot find the mount connection. It seems that the only way to switch back to the factory default settings is using the wired serial connection to reset. Seems odd that there isn't a way to reset the mount without a wired connection but it seems it might not be possible. 

 

On Sat, Dec 5, 2020 at 3:20 PM Luiz Sanches via groups.io <luizfsanches=yahoo.com.br@groups.io> wrote:

Do you have any computer/Notebook? With this, you can manager the mount.


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Mounts: ES PMC-8 100
Scopes: Use camera lens currently
Cameras:  ZWO ASI1600MM, Sony A7RIII, Canon T3i
Software: SharpCap, PHD2, Cartes du Ciel, APT


Re: iExos 100 Reset to Factory Defaults #iEXOS-100

javaruck@...
 

I have a computer and used the PMC-Eight Configuration Manager to switch the mount to wired control. I can connect my PC to the PMC-Eight network but it cannot find the mount connection. It seems that the only way to switch back to the factory default settings is using the wired serial connection to reset. Seems odd that there isn't a way to reset the mount without a wired connection but it seems it might not be possible. 


On Sat, Dec 5, 2020 at 3:20 PM Luiz Sanches via groups.io <luizfsanches=yahoo.com.br@groups.io> wrote:
Do you have any computer/Notebook? With this, you can manager the mount.


Re: iExos 100 Reset to Factory Defaults #iEXOS-100

Luiz Sanches
 

Do you have any computer/Notebook? With this, you can manager the mount.


iExos 100 Reset to Factory Defaults #iEXOS-100

javaruck@...
 

I have an iExos-100 mount that was configured to wired connection for control via my ASIAIR Pro. Unfortunately, my mini-USB port broke off from the mainboard and the mount is bricked. Customer support has been awesome and a new part will be shipped to me so that I can repair the mount. In the meantime, is there anyway to reset the mount back to the factory default settings so that I can use the Explore Stars App in the interim? Everything that I've seen in the documentation suggests that this is not possible but just in case I'm missing something I thought I'd reach out to the group. As Murphy's law would have it, my misfortune occurred during a stunning stretch of perfect weather for astrophotography.

Thanks!


Re: iexos-100 beginner comments (Mac user) #iEXOS-100 #iPadOS #FIRMWARE

Mirko Gude
 

Hi Paul,

good news!

I used VirtualBox and Win10 to change the cable settings.

Best regards, 
Mirko

Am 01.12.2020 um 15:24 schrieb Paul Mogg <pdmogg@...>:

Wow that worked!! I am very grateful to you Mirko, thank you!

Kstars is now slewing to to the selected object.

That option seemed so completely counter intuitive to me that I didn't even bother trying it.

I did buy a Serial to USB cable and followed the instructions to try and reprogram it, but the utility program(s) didn't even seem to acknowledge it existed, under Parallels / Windows 10 that is.

Thanks again,


Paul

Location: southern Spain

Equipment:
Explore Scientific EOS-2 PMC-Eight mount
Skywatcher 200DPS Newtonian telescope
Telrad.
28mm 2" and 12mm 1.25" lenses.
2 and 5 x Barlows.
Macbook air 
Huawei Android T5 Tablet
Nikon D3200 DSLR
Software: ExploreStars Android & WIndows, Stellarium OSX & Android, AstroDSLR


--

Mounts: ES PMC-8 IEXOS 100, ES EXOS2-GT 
Scopes: Skywatcher 80/600, TS Photoline 72/432mm-Apo
Cameras:  Nikon Z6, D7000, ZWO ASI385 Color, QHY 5L-II-mono
Lens: Sigma 150-600mm, Sigma Art 135mm/1,8, Nikon Z 50mm/1,8, Tamron 70-200mm
Msc: LRTimelapse Pro Timer 2.5, Raspberry Pi4, Polemaster, GPS Dongle, QHY miniGuideScope
Software: PixInsight, Kstars, Starry Night, Redshift

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