problem with lx200 auto alignment
Posted 08 July 2012 - 05:39 PM
Posted 09 July 2012 - 01:57 PM
There should also be some drive training excersizes you need to go through for both altitude and azumuth drives to make sure they are spot on. That is the only way the scope will know how much slack there is in the gearing. There has to be some slack or the gears will wear out faster. The amount of it varies with the scope and over time. I try to do the procedure with my scopes maybe every six months or so.
Hope this helps,
Posted 09 July 2012 - 06:08 PM
Posted 09 July 2012 - 06:16 PM
Posted 16 July 2012 - 09:11 AM
If in ALT AZ mode make sure you start off in the home position.
NOw on the 2 star alignment there is and has been a problem for as long as I can remember on gotos on planets and the moon.
The gotos on DSO objects are spot on but for some reason they are 5 to 10 degrees off.
A goto will get you close on planets you will just need to center them with the hand paddle.
For DSO objects you should be spot on.
Also make sure you have trained and calibrated motors also.
Fife Lake, Mi.
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