Alignment issue - quite puzzlinh
Posted 09 January 2015 - 07:34 PM
Well, I just let the park complete, then turned off the scope. Ok, here we go again, I turned it in, and did the two star align again. This time, the align stars were right-on, very little adjustment needed (hand-control, not mount adjust). And the second star was also very close. When I hit enter after the second star was centered, the handset said the scope was 23 minutes off polar ??
Then when I tried to slew somewhere, it was completely off, and almost sent the scope into the tripos - I had to power it off to keep from having any damage. So, I shut it off, adjusted the scope to the centering marks on both axes, then tried again. This time it wanted me to do a full align, starting at Polaris - ok, I did that, and the initial position was off a bit, but the slew to Capella was right on. But even after that, pointing was still way off. I parked it again, powered it off, waited a few minutes. Then tried again. This time the first star selected was again Capella, which again was very close, then when it went to select next star, it said it was out if stars!. Ok, park, and power off/on again. I checked time, date, location, all were good, tried alignment again - again each selected star was very close, took vey little nudging if scope - Put it this way, I was using my CCD with cross-hairs to do the centering, and each and every time, the selected star was on the chip, just slightly off center. so, again, after centering the second star, this Time it said I was 40-minutes off polar / this is making absolutely no sense! I just parked it, shut it down and covered it up for the night again.
Posted 10 January 2015 - 05:37 PM
Customer Support might have a better answer.
Posted 10 January 2015 - 09:11 PM
I checked date,time, location and time zone - they are all correct. Is there a away to re-boot the hand controller?
Posted 11 January 2015 - 07:28 AM
Im not sure on this model but on the old LX200 Models you could cure ailments like that by centering a known star then syncing on it.Its worth a try.I hve no info on any of the new scopes or how they function.Ive been unable to get info on them or try one out so all i can do is guess on this.
Fife Lake, Mi.
Posted 11 January 2015 - 08:20 AM
Posted 11 January 2015 - 12:14 PM
The re-boot I'm asking about is something I saw in a post a year or so ago. Something to do with holding down a key (or keys) for some amount of time...
Posted 11 January 2015 - 03:53 PM
Posted 11 January 2015 - 06:22 PM
I think it used to be 999 if memory serves me right.It basically resets the software back to factory settings and you will loose all settings.
Fife Lake, Mi.
Posted 13 January 2015 - 06:46 PM
Make any progress on your scope???
Fife Lake, Mi.
Posted 14 January 2015 - 07:56 AM
Posted 01 February 2015 - 07:30 PM
I have had several instances when for no apparent reason the mount decides to head for China. So far the only thing I have been able to do is to do a manual shut-off, then restart and the mount should find home. At that point PEC training is lost so basically it is time to do a complete setup and align routine again.
Posted 03 February 2015 - 01:25 PM
I had to do a RESET on hand controller, which did work, but I had to re-do all of my settings/training.
I still have trouble with a 2-star align. I get the slew to the first star, center the star, then hit 'Enter' -- then is says it is out of stars, or some such message, and can't complete the align.
Since I had a pretty good drift-align before all of this started, I now do a one-star align, ignore whenever Polaris is (it isn't centered, but I know the scope is well aligned), so I just hit enter and then center the star it slews to and all is OK -- except, it really isn't OK -- there were plenty of stars visible in the sky, I have an unobstructed view of east through north to west, and a pretty good view through the south if the star is high enough above my house. It should have been able to do a 2-star align without running out of stars...
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