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Argo Navis™ Version 3.0.1 Firmware

14 January 2015 Latest release!

File size 1,310,628 bytes

  • Warning!
    If upgrading from Version 2.0.4 or earlier, this release will automatically restore the MODE SETUP parameters back to their factory default values. Please record all your MODE SETUP parameters prior to installation and re-enter them after installation. We recommend that you do this using the new Argonaut Version 2.0 "Receive Setups File" and "Send Setups File" functionality.
  • Warning!
    if upgrading from Version 2.0.4 or earlier, this release will automatically clear all loadable catalogs. Please re-load any loadable catalogs after installing the firmware.
  • Bug fix -
  • Includes all the features of Version 3.0.0 but includes a fix to setting the date in SETUP/DATE TIME.
  • For list of enhancements, see Version 3.0.0 below.
Argo Navis™ Version 3.0.0 Firmware

Released 30 December 2014 - no longer available - superceded by 3.0.1

File size 1,310,761 bytes

  • Warning!
    This release will automatically restore the MODE SETUP parameters back to their factory default values. Please record all your MODE SETUP parameters prior to installation and re-enter them after installation. We recommend that you do this using the new Argonaut Version 2.0 "Receive Setups File" and "Send Setups File" functionality.
  • Warning!
    This release will automatically clear all loadable catalogs. Please re-load any loadable catalogs after installing the firmware.
  • New features including -
  • Newest version of the ServoCAT-Argo Navis protocol. ServoCAT firmware version 7 or later also required. This includes the new SmartTrack feature that allows for tracking of solar system objects at their inherent tracking rates. Solar system objects include the Moon, Sun, planets, asteroids, comets and artifical satellites.
  • Support for multiple telescope setups via new SETUP ARCHIVE menu. Setups can be labeled, saved and restored. When mulltiple setups exist, label of current setup is shown during initialization. Current setup label can also Bde determined by MODE STATUS, STATUS SETUP.
  • The Moon added in MODE CATALOG, PLANETS/SUN/MOON.
  • Current lunar phase and locate date and time of next forthcoming phases reported in Moon description.
  • Completely new satellite orbital code. Geosynchronous satellite bug fixed. Additional detailed description of object.
  • HORIZON MASK filter added in MODE INDENTIFY and MODE TOUR. Filter can be switched OFF or altitude angle specified between 1 and 30 degrees above which the object must appear in order to be considered in search.
  • Optional below horizon indicator on GUIDE mode display in MODE CATALOG, MODE IDENTIFY and MODE TOUR. Indicator can be switched on in the MODE SETUP, SETUP GUIDE MODE, GUIDE BELOW HORZ submenu.
  • Revised MISC DOUBLE STAR catalog.
  • Revised POPULAR DEEP SKY catalog.
  • Some revisons and additions made to other catalogs such as MISC GALAXIES and MISC PLANETARIES, etc.
  • Setups can be saved and restored to/from a PC via new Argonaut Version 2.0.
  • Date and time can be set via new Argonaut Version 2.0.
  • Software clock scaling via Argonaut Version 2.0to support higher precision timekeeping. Useful for split-second satellite tracking.
  • ... and much more!
Argo Navis™ Version 2.0.0 Firmware

No longer available

File size 1,261,363 bytes

  • Warning!
    This release will automatically restore the MODE SETUP parameters back to their factory default values. Please record all your MODE SETUP parameters prior to installation and re-enter them after installation.
  • Warning!
    This release will automatically clear all loadable catalogs. Please re-load any loadable catalogs after installing the firmware.
  • New features including -
  • Wildcard's new TPAS - Telescope Pointing Analysis System. This includes mount error analysis for one-star and two-star aligned mounts and an enhanced pointing kernel.
  • FROM PLANETARIUM catalog. Allows a GOTO operation commanded from a planetarium program to appear as a pseudo FROM PLANETARIUM object entry which the GUIDE display will then allow you to perform a PUSHTO or to perform a GOTO from a planetarium program when in used in conjunction from the ServoCat and some planetarium programs.
  • Fixes to the satellite orbital element download and improved satellite guiding.
  • The Sun as an object (in MODE CATALOGS, SUN/PLANETS)
  • SCRATCH OBJECTS (See MODE SETUP, SETUP SCRATCH and MODE CATALOG/SCRATCH OBJECTS There are two convenient scratch objects that you can label with your own name and then enter the RA and Dec for via the front panel interface.
  • SETUP LOCATION Lat & Long can now also be entered in decimal notation
  • Extensions to the Meade protocol, including support of GOTO operations which can be used with the FROM PLANETARIUM catalog.
  • Arrows in GUIDE mode can be reversed in SETUP GUIDE MODE
  • Uranometria Second Edition and Herald-Bobroff Astroatlas support
  • Hickson Galaxy Cluster positions corrected for correct Epoch
  • New servocat protocol. Requires new ServoCat Beta firmware. The new protocol includes horizon and Alt limit checking. Set your timezone, date, time and location.
  • SETUP GOTO menu. To establish upper and lower Alt GOTO limits and to optionally enable/disable limits audible alarm. Alarm will sound if GOTO attempted if Argo Navis™ is not aligned, if Alt of object is below or above limits or is below horizon.
  • ... and much more!
Argo Navis™ Version 1.1.5 Firmware

No longer available

File size 1,093,057 bytes
  • Warning!
    This release will automatically restore the MODE SETUP parameters back to their factory default values. Please record all your MODE SETUP parameters prior to installation and re-enter them after installation.
  • Warning!
    This release will automatically clear all loadable catalogs. Please re-load any loadable catalogs after installing the firmware.
  • New features including -
  • Full support for equatorial platforms. Ability to start and stop platform tracking. Elapsed and remaining table running time displays. Optional audio alarm to alert that table reset is due.
  • Re-inclusion of selected ESO galaxies in MISC GALAXIES catalog. These entries were inadvertantly dropped in the 1.1.4 release.
Argo Navis™ Version 1.1.4 Firmware

No longer available

File size 1,071,144 bytes
  • Warning!
    This release will automatically restore the MODE SETUP parameters back to their factory default values. Please record all your MODE SETUP parameters prior to installation and re-enter them after installation.
  • Warning!
    This release will automatically clear all loadable catalogs. Please re-load any loadable catalogs after installing the firmware.
  • Warning!
    Factory default settings to SETUP ENC TIMING have changed. Please record your SETUP ENC TIMING TON TOFF values prior to installation and re-enter them after installation.
  • New features including -
  • REJOIN LAST TOUR. This allows leaving a Tour at any point by pressing EXIT in MODE TOUR and then being able to rejoin the Tour at a later time. The Tour is rejoined by selecting REJOIN LAST TOUR after entering MODE TOUR. The Tour picks up from the last object before the Tour was exited.
  • Additional MISC DOUBLE STAR catalog entries, in particular additional Struve entries.
  • Tracking rate and offset support in skycomm emulation.
  • First supported release for ServoCAT™ GOTO systems.
  • Bug fix to sidereal rate in MODE TIMER.
Argo Navis™ Version 1.1.1 Firmware

No longer available
  • Bug fix to asteroid and satellite positions. After performing the firmware upgrade, Users will need to Purge any asteroids currently loaded and then re-load them. There is no need to Purge existing satellite orbital elements.
  • M102 now has correct declination.
  • Timezone can now be set to +13:00 for New Zealand summertime.