With a new Vixen ASCOM driver to your PC, a wide variety of ASCOM application software is applicable to the STAR BOOK TEN.
A check box for “Use Last Mount Setting” is added to the Star Book Ten Driver Setup screen.
Intermediary software downloaded and provided on ASCOM Standard for Astronomy (external website): Used in conjunction with “ASCOM platform” and various ASCOM compatible astronomical software (commercially available products).
This section explains the flow of installing necessary drivers on a PC. For details about how to use ASCOM compatible software, etc., please confirm with the instructions attached to the software.
In order to operate with ASCOM compatible software, the program version of the STAR BOOK TEN controller must be updated to Ver. 4.10 or later. In the case of Ver. 3.50 or earlier, please update to the latest program.
The program version will be displayed after turning on the power of the STAR BOOK TEN program. You can check with “Star Book TEN” on the “Initial Setting” screen.
The latest update is available from below:Program Updates
It is mandatory to install the ASCOM Platform software to your PC prior to the installation of the ASCOM driver for STAR BOOK TEN.ASCOM Platform 6.4SP1
Choose “ASCOM Platform 6.4SP1” on the right of the top page and click “Download” to install. As of May 2019, ASCOM Platform 6.4SP1 is the latest version. Execute the downloaded “ASCOMPlatform64.exe”.
Execute the downloaded “ASCOMPlatform 64.exe”.
Execute the downloaded ASCOM driver for STAR BOOK TEN.
Check “I accept the agreement” and click on “Next>”
Install various ASCOM compatible software. If it is already installed, proceed to the next step. Please refer to the instruction manual included with the software about the installation method.
Connect the PC and the STAR BOOK TEN controller with a cross LAN cable and turn on the power of all the equipment to be used. Operation starts with ASCOM compatible software. For details on how to use the Equatorial Mount and operation procedures of the software, refer to the attached instruction manual.
If an error message appears during the installation, change the setting of the PC referring to the following (Administrator authority is required).
If you attempt to install the ASCOM platform on Windows 8, this error message will appear and installation may not be possible. This happens because “.NET Framework 3.5” settings are not enabled or installed. You can install it by following the steps below.
Move to the background of the start screen and right click – Click all applications – “Application” screen
Click “Activate or deactivate Windows functions” in “Programs and Features”.
The “Windows function” screen will be displayed. Check “.NET Framework 3.5 (Including .NET 2.0 and 3.0)” and click “OK”
If “.NET Framework 3.5” is not installed, the following screen will be displayed. Please select “Download file from Windows Update” and install it.
If you perform the latest update, all the events will be improved.
|Update Start Date||Update Contents|
|Ver.188.8.131.52(March 15, 2017)||
|Ver.184.108.40.206(February 5, 2017)||
|Ver.220.127.116.11(March 25, 2016)||