Friday, July 04, 2008

helped configure 'scope computer

Ian D couldn't get The Sky software to operate the big telescope's Paramount. The noise it was making when he turned it on was not comforting. While the RA and Dec LEDs looked OK (blue), the power or status LED was glowing orange. Is that nominal?

'Round that time, David called to relay some information about the new fridge, ask me about the wireless router, and confirm his arrival on Saturday. We asked about the software problem. He told me to try "COM 7." OK.

I headed out to the observatory, went into the Telescope Settings..., I think I then went into an Advanced options area, and set the COM value from 6 to 7. It worked!

I walked Ian through the process.

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