german mount training
Posted 21 December 2012 - 10:45 AM
Posted 25 December 2012 - 02:19 PM
If it works on that scope like on others, when you push the button to train the drives, you then choose which drive to train. You then pick one.
The handset will then ask you to center the scope on some object. I normally pick something pick something like the fork in a tree or some other object that is really recognizable. I then push the "enter" button.
The scope will move in a direction related to that drive. You will push the appropriate arrow key (it tells you which one) until the object is back where it started in the view. You push enter. The scope then travels in the other direction, and you again return the object to the same spot in the field and hit "enter."
You will then go back to the spot where you selected which drive you wanted to train. You can then select the other drive and train it.
For best results, use a higher power eyepiece, maybe something like a 9 or 10 mm. This allows you to be more accurate in your movements and judgement as to when to stop moving the scope when you are putting the object back into its starting position.
There may also be a place in the menus where the scope calibrates its motors. If you hit that, the scope will try to move the scope a little bit with both motors, one at a time. It is simply checking the amps and setting its alarm points. It probably will not help with what you are experiencing, but would not hurt to do.
Sometimes, with my mounts, I will run them around some, then go through the drive training procedure up to three times in a particular direction, then go to the other. I do not know why, for sure, even though I can guess, but I think it does a better job of training. Either that, or I get used to the procedure and I do a better job.
Hope this helps,
Posted 25 December 2012 - 02:57 PM
Posted 25 December 2012 - 06:08 PM
Also, since this is a brand new mount, I would make sure they know you are having trouble.
Posted 26 December 2012 - 08:59 AM
I contacted someone who works on this board system. He said that contacting the customer support people would be your best bet. The people he would ask are gone this week. If you are not located where you can call the toll free number, let me know and I will call for you and ask.
Posted 26 December 2012 - 09:10 AM
I called Customer Support on another issue and asked them about your question. I was told that you can do drive training only in alt-az mode. You will have to change to that mode, do the drive training, then go back to equatorial. If that does not work, I would definitely call Customer Support.
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