Hi and greetings from Montreal Canada, first post
I recently acquired this barely used, mint condition telescope and have a few questions regarding the GOTO feature.
I reset the unit to factory state and re entered the time and location info. With the scope level and pointed magnetic north, the first star (Arcturus) lies just outside the 25mm eyepieces field of view and can be brought in with the aid of the red dot finder, same thing for the second star. After a successful alignment, I can call up a SS planet such as Saturn and the scope will slew to it with roughly the same accuracy as the star alignment. Entering another object such as the moon will once again, bring it very close to the FOV.
Should more attention be paid to the home position to improve accuracy?
I also noticed that on some occasions, reverting back to Saturn for instance, the scope would be way off. A second push of the GOTO button would do the trick though. Going to a constellation like Cassiopeia
works well enough but if another (adjacent) is chosen, the scopes destination can vary wildly.
Does the scope need to start from the home position before every new object is chosen?
I`m pretty happy with my purchase so far, I cant believe how much scope you get for the money these days. I would just like to get the most out it so any and all advice is most welcome and appreciated.