Re: C-SAT software review

R.B. Minton (
Wed, 3 Jul 1996 12:04:00 -0600

In message <>  writes:
> Hi, RB,
> I thought this might tide you over until Ron Dantrowitz can get back to you.
>  This was posted last fall on the Meade users mailing list, and sent to me by
> my friend Gerry Reynolds.  It was written by Todd Gross in Boston.  Cheers,
> Dan Laszlo
> =====================================================
Hello Dan:
Thanks a lot for the review.  Based on what I've read about the LX200, I'd guess
that the leap-frog version sends the LX computer RA/Dec updates on the satellite
and the LX goes to it with the "goto" function.  Also guessing that the more
expensive tracking version requires an LX with an adjustable "polar" wedge which
the user sets to the satellite's pole - then the C-sat software sends the right
frequency of pulses to the LX Dec (altitude) stepper motor.

Does anyone in SeeSat-L(and) have an LX200 mount and the tracking version of

R. B. Minton