Archived Download Data

This location is for archiving data that was available for downloading "Pre-release Updates" (Prior to Version 0.90A)  to files for the Sitech Servo system software and firmware.   
 
Downloads for all current software will now be maintained on the Sidereal Technology Website at:   http://siderealtechnology.com/index.html
There is also a recurring note that is sent out to all Sitechservo listserver subscribers every two weeks with the links to all the latest software, firmware, and documentation.     A copy of the latest links is also available for downlink on the Manuals page on this Sitech Users Website.
 
In the near future, the remainder of the data on this page will be re-arranged into a format more suitable for archived data than for trying to make available the latest software for the Sitech system...
 
Cheers!
 
Chuck Shaw
 
 
 
 
Information about the updates will be in this upper section of the webpage and in the "Comments" section at the bottom of this webpage. 
The links for actually downloading the files are in the "Attachments" area most of the way down on the page below.
 
IMPORTANT NOTE:
There are now three versions of the Sitech controller.   All three controllers work with the same sitechexe.exe program, and all three work with the same handpads (hardline and RF).    The original controller is now referred to as the "ServoI" controller.  It comes in two versions, an "early" version and a "later" version.  The "early" version had the motor power wires running inside the same 8 wire flat cable as the encoder wires to each motor.   The "later" version ServoI controller has the motor power wires running in separate cables from the encoder wires that go to each motor.    The 3rd and latest version of the controller is referred to as the "ServoII" controller, and has a number of enhanced features above the ServoI controllers.   Click on this link for more details on the ServoII controller.
 
Pre-Release software is "Beta" software that has enough shelf life and testing to provide to the general user population and "should" work ok, but may still have some bugs....  "Caveat Emptor " is the rule when using Pre-release software, and is the price you pay for messing with the latest new capabilities......  So, before you install the updated "Pre-Release" software, be sure to save the files it is replacing "just in case".
 
The formal "Released" versions of Sitech software, starting with version 0.90a and later,  are accessed and downloaded at the Sidereal Technology Website at:     http://www.siderealtechnology.com/

 

 
 
Additional files to use the advanced features of Sitechexe.exe are:
The links for actually downloading the files are in the "Attachments" area most of the way down on the page below.
 
Additional sound files: (not strictly required but very handy):
- Soundfile updates.zip  (unzip into the sound folder that is inside the sitech folder)
 
 
For interfacing to LX200 programs:
- LXtoSitech080.zip
 
For interfacing to planetarium programs that do not have a straightforward ASCOM interface:
- MegaStar-to-ASCOM.zip
- TheSky version X, v6(Pro), or v5(Level IV): (instructions are part of each of the download files):
       If you are using ASCOM v5.0 or earlier and TheSky v6 or v5 download:  TeleAPI PlugIn v4-0-1.zip
       If you are using TheSky vX, or ASCOM v5.5 or later with TheSky v6 or v5, download: TeleAPI 5-0-4 Setup.zip 
 
 
Addition Files for even more fun with Sitech!!
The links for actually downloading the files are in the "Attachments" area most of the way down on the page below.
 
Sample Batch files for easily changing the configuration files for Sitechexe.exe when swapping between two mounts that each use the Sidereal Technology Servo Drive system. NOTE the two mounts cannot be controlled at the same time from one mount.... These sample files simple change the confuration files to match the mount being controlled... (NOTE: you WILL have to edit these files to tailor them for the file locations on your PC and the file/folfer names you are using)
- Config Change Batch Files.zip
 
For using your mount and CCD camera to write with a star image:
Sky Writing files.zip
 
For doing troubleshooting on encoder (mount and motor) performance:
ChucksLogger1-3.zip
DanEncoderRunout.xls
 
 
The next section (below) contains the links for downloading the files listed above (use the downarrows on the right side of the page to download the files):
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ASCOM4-1WinZipFile.zip
(14806k)
Chuck Shaw,
Aug 15, 2011, 6:55 PM
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ChucksLogger1-3.zip
(27k)
Chuck Shaw,
Jun 9, 2010, 11:06 AM
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ConfigChangeBatchFiles.zip
(2k)
Chuck Shaw,
Oct 5, 2010, 8:49 AM
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Chuck Shaw,
Mar 24, 2011, 5:47 PM
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LXToSiTech080.zip
(1247k)
Chuck Shaw,
Jun 9, 2010, 11:13 AM
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MegaStar-To-ASCOM.zip
(1058k)
Chuck Shaw,
Oct 7, 2009, 10:24 AM
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Operations Manual 1-1.azw
(3308k)
Chuck Shaw,
Mar 18, 2013, 5:48 PM
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ServoConfig1.1.zip
(2973k)
James Roe,
Jul 26, 2009, 11:44 AM
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SetupManual1-1-a.azw
(2286k)
Chuck Shaw,
Mar 18, 2013, 5:52 PM
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SetupManual1-1-a_converted.mobi
(3047k)
Chuck Shaw,
Mar 18, 2013, 5:52 PM
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SkyWritingfiles.zip
(1525k)
Chuck Shaw,
Sep 13, 2009, 11:20 AM
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SoundFileUpdates.zip
(5232k)
Chuck Shaw,
Jan 2, 2012, 7:00 PM
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TeleAPI5.0.4Setup.zip
(402k)
Chuck Shaw,
Feb 7, 2011, 7:41 AM
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TeleAPIPluginv4-0-1-0.zip
(25k)
Chuck Shaw,
Feb 7, 2011, 7:42 AM
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V37A.BIN
(32k)
Chuck Shaw,
Apr 26, 2011, 8:02 AM
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