I am new to the forum and may have posted this somewhere else by mistake. I have a problem with LT-6 aliment following return from a star party at Death Valley. I traveled on some very bumpy roads. At home, time, date, location, savings time all entered correctly. For two star aliment, after setting true and level, initial pointing is 10 deg or so off on Az and about the same for Alt. Alignment fails. Single star alignment same problem. Any time I try a sync or align and then return to park the park position is off true park by the error values. Tube goes to the Alt and AZ the program saids it should go to but Alt and Az do not match Astrostar Alt and Az for the same object and time/date and location.
Updated hand controller software. No change. It appears that the computer does not calculate the Alt and Az correctly even though I am sure the time date and location are correct. As two hand controllers give the same bad results for calculating Alt and Az. Is there something in the scope that enters into this calculation? Do the motor drives provide some reference number used in calculations? Could this number be screwed up somehow? The pointing problem appears to be scope related and not in the hand controller.
I have contacted Meade with no help yet. Do not know where to go from here? The scope works OK with tracking for manual positioning but will not “go to” correctly. OK for planets but can not do deep space like I did before going to star party.