Question Concerning Park Scope Option
Posted 24 August 2013 - 05:22 PM
Posted 24 August 2013 - 08:14 PM
Posted 24 August 2013 - 09:50 PM
Posted 25 August 2013 - 12:48 PM
If your scope did not go through all of its routines, that might be an explanation why things went goofy.
This would be a good question for Meade Customer Support. If you are not able to call their 1-800 number, let me know and I will call them.
Posted 25 August 2013 - 10:55 PM
Posted 26 August 2013 - 12:30 PM
I may call them also.
Posted 27 August 2013 - 05:22 AM
Posted 27 August 2013 - 09:03 AM
That would explain a lot.
Posted 02 September 2013 - 01:52 PM
SLEEP SCOPE Only use for a few hours. If you are all set up, tracking OK, but want to get a bite to eat, or wait a few hours for Saturn to rise, then you use SLEEP. The scope stops the motors, uses minimal current, and when you come out again, it catches up on siderial movement, and all is fine.
PARK SCOPE You use if you are NOT GOING TO MOVE THE SCOPE AT ALL!!! That basically means an observatory setting. Why go through alignment tomorrow if it has not moved?? But you can not "eye ball" it, bring the tripod back to same area, etc. No power is needed, you turn it OFF, and the next day you have a faster start.
SHUT DOWN You use this for all other instances. Most of us will use this ALL THE TIME. Do not turn your scope off without using SHUT DOWN. The scope assumes that it is in the standard position when it powers up, and some serious problems can occur if it has not been properly shut down. And I am talking about mechanical motion. There is also the problem of the internal computers. Think Windows on a PC. You should not just turn it off. It tries to recover, but there can be memory issues, or other.
Please..... Always SHUT DOWN unless you are sure of the consequences.
And.... by the way..... having both an LX200 and ETX 105, it seemed odd not to be able to disengage a clutch knob, and push the optical tube around for terrestial viewing. DO NOT DO THAT PLEASE!!!!! I apologise if that has been stressed here before, but it seems important enough to say again.
Clear skies to one and all.
Posted 03 September 2013 - 12:55 PM
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