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Software Update History

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Product Version Release Date Updates Downloads
Celestron Firmware Manager (CFM) 2.7.9144 August-2019 Bug fix: Wifi Bridge Download
Dialog boxes showing when connection is restarting
2.7.9100 June-2019 Support for Focus motor
Bug Fix: Wifi Bridge
Bug Fix: CGX(L) USB port programming.
BugFix: Not all firmware files downloaded on slow internet connections
Bug Fix: AstroFi/Evolution programming through WiFi
Internal refactoring
2.3.7111 June-2018 Full Support of CGX and CGX-L (including remote sensor boards.
Bug Fix: clicking the "download button on UI crashed application.
2.7.7070 May-2018 Support for SkyWatcher StarSense Interface box
CGX and CGX-L moutn support
Bug Fix: package delays in serial packets exceeding 200ms cause problems.
Astro Fi support.
Celestron Focuser Utility 1.0.0 December-2018 Initial release Download
Celestron PWI (CPWI) 2.3.5 August-2020 Hotkeys feature overhauled Download
Added deadzone setting to Gamepad configuration
Reconfigured speed ranges on Gamepad configuration
Feature added to goto a specfic RA/Dec location
Updated the manual
Corrected behavior of ASCOM_Telescope.SideOfPier()
Added fix for ASCOM guiding on mounts with old firmware (less than 6.18)
Added ASCOM.Action(Telescope:AddAlignmentReference,ra:dec)
Revised PEC dialogs to make them more clear
Slew rates for the mount and focuser persist when the dialog is hidden/closed
Bug fixes
2.3.4 April-2020 Removes false disconnection issues
UI changes including support for red filter.
Enhanced focuser support (ASCOM + gamepad + control dialog)
Added Hot Key dialog with new hot keys
GPS Accessory
Added UI support for Sync
PEC enchancements
Added 3 Messier Objects to the off line catalog (M25, M40, M45)
Trial support for CGE, Advanced GT, and most GT mounts)
Numerous bug fixes
Known issue: ASCOM pulse guiding not working with MC firmware 6.12 - 6.17.
Known issue: ASCOM pulse guiding not working with MC firmware 5.00 - 5.17
Known issue: ASCOM SideOfPier() returns ASCOM SideOfPier(current position)
2.2.4 January-2020 Bug fix: StarSense is less likely to make a false plate solve
Database Corrections: Triangulum galaxy, Rosette Nebula
2.2.3 September-2019 Feature: New StarSense user-auto-align generator tool
Feature: Ability to set solar and lunar tracking rates, as well as enable Ra+Dec tracking for GEM mounts
Feature: Joystick/Gamepad support for mount movement control
Feature: Meridian sweep support added
Feature: Slew limits for alt-az mounts
Feature: Battery monitoring for mounts with batteries
Bug Fix: Issues with StarSense communication resolved
Bug Fix: CPU power consumption decreased substantially
Bug Fix: ASCOM related bug fixes
2.1.25 April-2019 Feature: Complete UI revamp
Feature: StarSense support added
Feature: AllStar Polar Alignment added
Feature: Mount configuration options added
Feature: WiFi support added
Feature: Support for all current computerized telescopes added
Feature: Support for HC connection
1.0.3 June-2018 Small UI updates
1.0.0 January-2018 Initial release (CGX and CGXL support only)
USB ASCOM Driver for Focuser 1.5.0 December-2019 Corrected bug causing frequent drop outs. Download
Removed "backlash" features from main UI
1.3.0 March-2019 Bug Fix
1.2.0 January-2019 Initial release
PecTool 1.0.18 July-2015 updated instller to support Windows 7/8 Download