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Argo Navis™ Version 2.0.0 Firmware

Latest release!

File size 1,261,363 bytes

Note: If you dial up MODE STATUS, STATUS VERSION on your unit and you have version 2.0.1, 2.0.2, 2.0.3 or 2.0.4, then you have the latest production release. These production release versions have essentially the same functionality as the general release version 2.0.0. However, these production release versions contain updated device drivers that cover small variations in the hardware. If you have version 2.0.1, 2.0.2, 2.0.3 or 2.0.4, do not download version 2.0.0.

The next general firmware release, Version 3, is currently scheduled to be released in late December 2014.

  • 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.