Posted 11 February 2015 - 06:11 PM
Do not worry about your English. I can promise you that you are doing tremendously better than I would with German. I do not even do English all that well and that is my native language....well, American English. With a little effort and patience, I believe we can work through this.
I did a little research and found that, when in automatic, the scope normally talks to satellites and gets its location and time first. Then it finds North, then level, then it checks its tip and tilt. After that, it will try to find an alignment star......
I am thinking that you should be able to do the two star alignment process if you have chosen a city or country manually, then start out with the mount leveled, then point the scope straight North, and have the optical tube level. My main concern is that your scope may not know where it is. Some people have had trouble finding a function for entering a location manually. I have not had to try that, so I am not sure how to do it.
If you can do a daylight drive training function, it would help a lot. Normally, on my LS 8, I do one at night when the scope can see stars, but then I do not have the problems you have.
I have read elsewhere that sometimes nutty performance is from the programming getting messed up somehow. If you have or can get a 2 MB mini SD card or a 2 MB micro SD card with a mini SD size adapter (not the regular SD adapter) you can make yourself a card to reprogram the scope. I had to do this to upgrade from the 1.4A version of the software because that version could not talk to a computer. Using the mini SD card is the safest way to do this process anyway.
From what I have read and have experienced, you need to set up the AutoStar program first, then the AutoStar Updater program. You can then download the software from Meade. Assuming you have a way to read and write a Mini or micro SD card on your computer, you can then set up the SD card. You then put the card in its slot on the computer and make sure it is fully inserted and clips into place. Then, turn on the scope and it will upload from the mini SD card.
One thing you might also do is to turn on the sound and listen to what the scope says as it goes through its automatic routine. Going by what the scope says, and then letting us know, we might be able to either tell or find out where the scope is going wrong.
If what I am telling you does not make sense to you, let me know and I will try again.
Sky Hunters' Haven Observatory,
Broken Arrow, Oklahoma