Hi all, I have an LX80 mount and just started to play with the electronic aligning and tracking features with a lot of frustration . I'm sure I am doing something wrong because when starting easy alignment it slews to Vega, BUT the eyepiece end of my optical assembly is pointing at Vega. It's like it's 180 degrees off! I have it in equatorial mode, checked all the site variables like date, time, lat/long. Verified the mount starts in the North home position and the mount is assembled right, etc. If anyone has any idea what I need to look for or doing wrong I'd appreciate your thoughts.
LX80 Alignment Problem
Posted 27 August 2013 - 09:12 AM
I do not have an LX 80, so I cannot tell you for sure. Wish I did have one though.....just to help you out of course and not that I would really need to do any astronomy with it!
Posted 27 August 2013 - 02:55 PM
If you place the OTA in the DEC side where the counterweights should be, then counterweights and the OTA are inverted in the dec saddle. The RA will be okay but the dec will be inverted so the eyepiece will be pointed to Vega not the front lens. With the OTA pointed true north the control panel should face east.
There is a function in the handbox called “reverse”,see Page 39 in the LX80 manual
Set-up – Telescope – Reverse.
Posted 27 August 2013 - 04:21 PM
That is really good to know!
Posted 27 August 2013 - 09:49 PM
I'll report back, thanx!
Posted 28 August 2013 - 03:39 PM
I am Miguel from Mead's Engineering Department.
Your images show a correct assembly...
The Reverse Option \SETUP\TELESCOPE\ UP/DOWN affects only the manual slew.
We tried to replicate the issue here, but were not able.
We are suspecting the AudioStar Handbox with an electronic failure or in the driver boards inside the mount.
I will suggest to contact Meade's Customer Service, please address Carlos Hernandez at +1 (949) 451 -1450 ext. 5130
We are working in conjuntion with him on this. When we get your mount, we will review the mount in engineering.
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