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AstroEQ Support / Re: Problem with AstroEQ Config Utility and java
« on: October 20, 2018, 23:10:13 »
Hi again,

i found it

and now it works.

thank you very much.


AstroEQ Support / Re: Problem with AstroEQ Config Utility and java
« on: October 20, 2018, 23:06:46 »

i have a 64bit version installet, where can i get the 32 bit version of java, i dont find it on the homepage.



i have set up a new pc and now when i try to start astroeq it comes a error

this application requires a Java runtime Environment 1.8.0

But i have installed the latest java runtime (the link it comes when i press ok on the error window. It is Java 8u191.

have anybody a hint for my?

My laptop is a hp with intel core i5 with ssd and a geforce card with windows 10


Mount Support / Re: Vixen GP with MT1 Motors
« on: November 14, 2017, 02:08:30 »
thanks for your answer, where can i puyit in austria or europe? and what is the prise for it. have u a working config for boot the mt1 and the othet? can u send it me pleas


Mount Support / Vixen GP with MT1 Motors
« on: October 31, 2017, 00:04:20 »

i hope i need a last time your help. i have a vixen gp with mt1 motos, the mount is over then years old and now i must use this mount wie astroeq controll because i dont get my eq6 to work, so i must chane the handcontroller mt3 from boxdörfer to the eq6, here work al fine. my eq3 works fine with the astroeq mod. so all what i need is the correct config for the vixen gp with mt1 motors.
Pleas give me thr
 last help, that i need than all my mounts will work.

Hope i will find help


is it pissible to communicate with bluetooth and the handbox conecctet to the astroeq with LX200. I think that want many people that us astroeq because so ist it pissible to communicate with many other programms witout astrocom driver and as an expample slysafay for cellphone will work. Goto wotout a pc.

Is it in plan or absolutly a no go?


Mount Support / Re: Old EQ6 with different gear unit
« on: October 18, 2017, 20:12:01 »

I made now a few tests but it dose not work, it is always to slow. I used a microguide ocular and all chanced i have made in the conifugre have not chanced anything. But when i use the w and e buttons it moved.

so i think the config is wrong.

I have made this http://eq6.n-t-l.de/conradmotoren.htm (the page is only in german) chance for around 13-15 years.

I have now testet with:

Motor step angel 7.5 and 1.8

Motor gear ratio 100 and 3.9.....  (because i think that i have 100 with the chance i have made)

Motor micro step level 32 and all others

goto rate 16 (see my config file i have postet from the mts3 controller)

Given you have a large gearbox, you'll need to likely choose 1/4 as the microstep mode.
how many usetp u mean?

i have testet with different conifugrations, some dosent work like step angel 1.8 and gear ratio 100, there i get an error in the config utility.

when u have no other idea, i will build it back to original and test it again.


Mount Support / Re: Old EQ6 with different gear unit
« on: September 27, 2017, 22:18:20 »
hi tom,

ok, think/hope i understand now. Thank you very much
i hope i can test it in the next few days.
I will give you a replay in any case.


Mount Support / Re: Old EQ6 with different gear unit
« on: September 27, 2017, 21:32:59 »
hi tom,

thank you for your answer.

Is there any further gearing between the output of the "translation" and the worm screw?

Looking at the motors, they appear to be very similar to those used on the HEQ5 mount - and in fact that had a gear ratio of roughly 132:1, so it wouldn't surprise me if they were exactly the same

this i have chanced to a 100:1, so i think it will not work with 7.5 degrees.

i can't test it in the moment because the weather is not good, i hope it will be better in the next few days to test it.

thank you

Mount Support / Re: Old EQ6 with different gear unit
« on: September 26, 2017, 21:09:57 »
hi tom,

thank you for your help, my english is very bad, i hope u understand what i write.

All what i have chanced is the gear on the motor (the motor itself is the original) and the gearing Translation (the original was 132:1 the new one is 100:1). that was all what i have chanced.

I hope this is all what u need to know and thank you

I have chanced both Axes RA and DEC


Mount Support / Re: Old EQ6 with different gear unit
« on: September 21, 2017, 22:56:25 »

i found out now that the difference is that the original have a ratio from 132:1 mine have 100:1.

can now somebody help me what i must chance in the config?


Mount Support / Re: Old EQ6 with different gear unit
« on: September 20, 2017, 01:18:15 »

Nobody can help me? Does anybody know somewone that can help me? I have the old gear but the other are better but in worst case i must chance it. but i have the hope that someone understand it and can help me.


Mount Support / Old EQ6 with different gear unit
« on: September 18, 2017, 17:18:07 »

I have one of the first EQ6 (it is round 15 years old) and give it a different gear unit more than 10 years ago but i dont know the values of it anymore, all what i have is a working config for my Boxdörfter MTS3. So i need help to configure astroeq correct.

;MTSconfi.exe configuration file for original EQ6 motors and Conrad Getriebe
;Data for 12 Volt, can be changed as needed.
;Motors are rated for 6V, so the current must be reduced to 60% for 12V.
;Some values are only used for specific models.
;Unused values can be deleted or they are just ignored if present.
RAslow = 20.054779 ;180*100*96/86164
RAfast = 280.0 ;16x
DEslow = 20.054779     
DEfast = 280.0 ;16x
RAMG = 9600 ;100*96=9600
DEcurrent = 350      ;MTS-4 only
RAcurrent = 350      ;MTS-4 only
DEpwm = 50%            ;MTS-3SLP, MTS-3SDI only
RApwm = 50%             ;MTS-3SLP, MTS-3SDI only
DElimit = 900      ;MTS-3SLP, MTS-3SDI only
RAlimit = 900      ;MTS-3SLP, MTS-3SDI only
Acceleration = 2   
Stepsize = 1/64      ;MTS-3SDI, MTS-4 only
Corrfactor = 1.4

What values i must chance in the EQ6-Synscan.conf from astroeq for my mount?

I hope that some one can help me.


AstroEQ Availability / Re: Handcontroller Availability
« on: June 21, 2017, 22:03:30 »

is there a way to order two controllers for self soldering ?



any news about the handcontroler?


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