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Follow these instructions to update the STAR BOOK TEN for your SXD2 mount.

Program Updates

■ STAR BOOK TEN

Contents of the Update Program <Ver.3.20>

■ STAR BOOK TEN for ASCOM

With this update, the STAR BOOK TEN will work ASCOM application software.

ASCOM is open standard software for controlling astronomical equipment and instruments. It allows for controls of mounts, imaging devices, focusers and domes in a unified operation environment. Various free drivers are available for a wide variety of astronomical equipment and instruments.

Note :

  • ASCOM is developed with ASCOM Standard for Astronomy and Vixen is not responsible for ASCOM.
  • ASCOM application software is not available from Vixen. Obtain commercially available ASCOM application software.
  • Installation of this update program does not mean that it runs ASCOM application software. Both a STAR BOOK TEN ASCOM driver supplied by Vixen separately and ASCOM Platform (6SP1) must be installed in your PC before you use ASCOM application software. Click on here to go to installation procedures of the drivers.

Notice

Newly added functions in the update program are downloaded as a package. It is not possible to designate the installation of a specific function if the update program contains a number of functions.

Exemption

In case of any damage experienced by a customer when installing or using this software or any charge sent by a third party to a customer due to the damage, Vixen or their dealer do dot take responsibility unless the customer is not responsible and Vixen or their dealer was negligent.

Update Procedure

Before Starting Up

First, you need to download the update program available from Vixen's website to your PC. Connecting your STAR BOOK TEN to the PC with a LAN crossover cable by one to one connection makes you ready for the update.

  • Use a power supply that is for the AXD equatorial mount for the update.
  • Make sure that you have a stable power supply for your PC to transfer the update program.
  • The STAR BOOK TEN may fail to reboot if the power supply is turned off during the update. In that case, ask your local Vixen dealer for repair (It is chargeable to you). All your data stored in the STAR BOOK TEN may be lost after repair.
  • You may have to alter the network settings in your PC for the update. Please record the original settings in the PC before changing them for the update.

Requirements

  1. STAR BOOK TEN controller
  2. PC (Computer) which is capable of LAN connection
  3. LAN crossover cable
  4. Power supply for STAR BOOK TEN (AC Adapter 12V 3A or Portable Power Supply SG1000SX, or equivalent.)
System Requirements for PC
Applicable OS environment : Microsoft Windows®XP Home Edition、XP Professional、Vista、7 Home Edition、7 Professional、7 Ultimate、8、8pro
Web Browser : Internet Explorer version 5.0 or higher
CPU : Pentium®II 400MHz or better
RAM : 256MB or more
LAN : 10BASE-T/100BASE-T
  • ※Depending on the OS used, necessary information may not be displayed properly. If this is the case, update your OS to the latest version using Windows Update.
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  •  All product and company names mentioned in the instructions are trademarks or registered trademarks of the respective companies.

How to Install the Update Program

  1. Download the latest firmware version from STAR BOOK TEN Updates to a directory on your PC.
    » Ver.3.20 (March 11, 2013)
  2. Some data such as observing locations and defined by user that are stored in the STAR BOOK TEN may be initialized as a result of the update. You should write down your current settings before you begin to update.
  3. Directly connect the STAR BOOK TEN to the PC with a LAN crossover cable.
    ※Do not power on the STAR BOOK TEN and PC at this early stage.
  4. Power up the STAR BOOK TEN by directly plugging the 12V power cable with center plus polarity into the unit. Turn on the PC.
  5. Check the firmware version in your STAR BOOK TEN with the "Initial Configuration" menu that appears on the initial screen.

【Procedure in Windows 8】

Image expansion

Image expansion

  1. Right-click on the background in the start up screen. Click "All apps" in the bottom right of the screen and display every application.

  1. Select "Control Panel" and go to "Network and Internet".

  1. Click on "Network and Sharing Center" The "View your basic network information and set up connections" screen is displayed.

  1. Click on "Ethernet" to go to "Ethernet Status". Click the Properties button to display the "Ethernet Properties" dialog box.

  1. In the window of "This connection uses the following items", scroll down the cursor to "Internet Protocol version 4 (TCP/IPv4)" to select. Click the Properties button in the lower right of the dialog box.

  1. "Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) Properties" is displayed. Mark check boxes for "Use the following IP Address" and enter the IP address and Subnet Mask numbers as follows :
    • IP Address : 169.254.0.2
    • Subnet Mask : 255.255.0.0

Click the OK button and the settings are completed. Go forward to 6 in the procedure on How to Install the Update Program.


【Procedure in Windows 7】

Image expansion

  1. Click the Start button (or Windows logo in the bottom left of the screen) to display the Start menu. Select "Control Panel" and click on it to display.

  1. Click on "Network and Internet" to display and click on "Network and Sharing Center" in it.

  1. "Network and Sharing Center" is displayed and Click on "Local Area Connection" in it.

  1. Click the Properties button in the "Local Area Connection" dialog box.

  1. In the window of "This connection uses the following items", scroll down the cursor to "Internet Protocol version 4 (TCP/IPv4)" to select. Click the Properties button in the lower right of the dialog box.

  1. "Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) Properties" is displayed. Mark check boxes for "Use the following IP Address" and enter the IP address and Subnet Mask numbers as follows :
    • IP Address : 169.254.0.2
    • Subnet Mask : 255.255.0.0

Click the OK button and the settings are completed. Go forward to 6 in the procedure on How to Install the Update Program.


【Procedure in Windows Vista】

Image expansion

  1. Click the Start button (or Windows logo in the bottom left of the screen) to display the Start menu.
  2. Click on "Network" to display and click the Properties button in it.

  1. "Network and Sharing Center" is displayed and Click on "Manage Network Connections" in the right column.

  1. Right-click on "Local Area Connection" to display and click the Properties button in the displayed menu.

※Click the Continue button if the dialog box below appears on the screen.


  1. In the windows of "This connection uses the following items", scroll down the cursor to "Internet Protocol version 4 (TCP/IPv4)" to select.Click the properties button in the lower right of the dialog box.

  1. "Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) Properties" is displayed. Check the checkbox at "Use the following IP Address" and enter the IP address and Subnet Mask numbers as follows :
    • IP Address : 169.254.0.2
    • Subnet Mask : 255.255.0.0

Click the OK button and the settings are completed. Go forward to 6 in the procedure on How to Install the Update Program.


【Procedure in Windows XP】

Image expansion

  1. Click the Start button (or Windows logo in the bottom left of the screen) to display the Start menu. Select "Control Panel" and click on it to display.

  1. In the "Control Panel" menu, click on "Network and Internet" to display.

  1. Click on "Network Connections".

  1. Right-click on "Local Area Connection" to display and click the Properties button in the displayed menu.

  1. In the window of "This connection uses the following items", scroll down the cursor to "Internet Protocol version 4 (TCP/IPv4)" to select. Click the Properties button in the lower right of the dialog box.

  1. "Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) Properties" is displayed. Mask check boxes for "Use the following IP Address" and enter the IP address and Subnet Mask numbers as follows :
    • IP Address : 169.254.0.2
    • Subnet Mask : 255.255.0.0

Click the OK button and the settings are completed. Go forward to 6 in the procedure on How to Install the Update Program.


  1. Wait a period of one minute. The STAR BOOK TEN and PC automatically acquire information on networking.

Note :
Never unplug the STAR BOOK TEN during the communication with the PC, and do not disconnect the LAN crossover cable. The update program may be destroyed and the STAR BOOK TEN may fail to reboot if the power supply is turned off during this process.

  • ※The IP address may differ if the STAR BOOK TEN is not connected to the PC by means of one to one connection, or depending on settings on the PC.

If the connection to the PC does not finish, the message "Warning..." will be displayed. Or, if the connection ends in failure, the message "Disconnected" will be displayed. If this is the case, wait a short time and make sure that the LAN crossover cable is connected securely.


  1. Open Internet Explorer and enter the IP address you obtained in step 6 into the address bar to display the entry page.
  • Example : If the IP address is 192.168.0.189, put http;//192.168.0.189 on the address bar.
  • ※Change the setting to have the address bar appear if it is hidden on your PC.

The entry page shown on the left appears. Click on "Update Program" in the entry page.


  1. The "Program Update" page appears. Click the Browse button.

  1. Designate the file folder that contains the update program file you downloaded.
  2. Select the update program file and click the Open button.
  • Example of File Name : SBTV0110.bin (Update Program Ver.1.10)

  1. Click the Submit Query button to send.

  1. The update of the STAR BOOK TEN starts. The message on the left is displayed on the screen and the progress of the update is indicated with a graphic bar.

  1. At the end of the update, the message indicating a successful update appears on the screens of both the PC and STAR BOOK TEN. Turn off and reboot the STAR BOOK TEN.

  1. Now the update has been installed successfully. In the "Initial Configuration" menu, go to "About STAR BOOK TEN" and confirm the version updated. Restore the settings on the PC if changed.