Several Autostar updater bugs were also resolved with this update.
Last year, I bought a DS80-EC, the older style one, with the expectations that I'd be able to chuck the scope and use the mount for Astrophotography, at least short exposure AP.
If you applying patches or using the cable information, be certain you check the version/model number first to verify compatibility.
Remember, tips described on this site may invalidate the warranties on your ETX and accessories.
This page provides information from Meade and users on the Meade Auto Star, Audio Star, cables, and the Auto Star updater software.
See the Auto Star Feedback page for other Auto Star user comments.
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