SynScan alignment problems
Posted 20 May 2009 - 07:18 AM
Posted 20 May 2009 - 08:35 AM
If really far off, doing this may be difficult. I'm pretty sure you can also clear the RA offset by doing a Factory Reset, so you should try that (note this will require re-inputting your location info).
As I mentioned before, do only 1-star alignments until you get this working as expected, it saves time.
Posted 20 May 2009 - 09:03 AM
Posted 20 May 2009 - 09:10 AM
I also ditched the method for polar alignment from the book.. and i might add from some websites. I got hold of polarfinder and used that to find the time/date for a particular polar position. I put the scope to that position and then dialed the date time into the mount. That seemed to work fine and my 3-star align was within my ccd chip
Just a thought. or 2
Hope that helps?
Posted 20 May 2009 - 09:30 AM
Do you know how to erase the memory?
The Factory Reset erases any settings you've made. That's all I know how to do. It should be enough to get you back on track.
Posted 20 May 2009 - 11:02 AM
If it's not that, 90 degrees off suggests that you are leaving the scope horizontal after polar alignment, and not pointing it roughly North (Park position) before starting star alignment. I did that first time I had my mount out of the box. Took me a very frustrating hour to figure out what I was doing wrong.
Posted 20 May 2009 - 11:54 AM
Posted 20 May 2009 - 12:40 PM
I am not sure how to do that. I guess I will try to figure out the reset when I get home. I am assuming it will be an option in the utilities list.
Posted 20 May 2009 - 12:53 PM
Oh yeah, it's actually called "Fatory" in the menu.
Posted 20 May 2009 - 01:27 PM
Posted 20 May 2009 - 04:23 PM
Posted 20 May 2009 - 08:03 PM
Thank you all for all of your help. I pray that it all works now!
Posted 22 May 2009 - 06:51 AM
Thank you all for your input and help.
Posted 22 May 2009 - 08:29 AM
From now on if during an alignment you find you have to slew unusually far in RA (like much more than half an hour) to get to the first star, start over and double-check your date/time inputs and startup home position first. Otherwise you'll wind up in a similar situation again.
Posted 22 May 2009 - 03:18 PM