I am finding automatic alignment of my LS6 to be very inconsistent. Some days it’s perfect, other days it can’t even get a GPS lock.
My LS6 is programmed with 1.6e firmware, and it’s possible enter a location manually by picking a country/city from the preloaded country/state list. However, the nearest city to me is England/Greenwich which is about 25 miles from my actual location, which is therefore not a very accurate fix.
I would like to enter exact Lat/Long coordinates manually, and according to the “Star Aligning with a Restricted Horizon” section of “Meade LS6 & LS8 LightSwitch Primer” on the Meade website (https://www.meadeuk....itch_primer.pdf), it should be possible to edit Date, Time, Lat and Long under “Scope Info”. However, I am only able to edit RA, Dec, Az and El (by pressing GOTO) – all other items appear to be read only.
There is an entry in the preloaded country/state list called ‘Custom’, which sounds hopeful. Selecting it leads to the handbox displaying ‘City’ in the 1st line, and ‘Site’ in the 2nd. However, pressing up/down or GOTO has no effect, and there are no other options (i.e. there is no way to enter coordinates). Pressing ENTER just leads on to time/date entry, and then on to alignment which subsequently fails due to the location not having been set correctly.
Is there actually a way to enter exact location coordinates?