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Posted 16 September 2009 - 08:20 AM
After picking my alignment stars (Altair and Deneb this timeâ€“my swath of the sky is small), the scope did a fine enough job finding Vega, Albireo and the Double Cluster, but when I went to goto Jupiter, it was WAY off!
The date's correct, as is the time and location. Any idea why it would be so far off? I didn't check the accuracy for any other southern targets. Could that be the problem? That I should have used a further south Alignment star?
Thanks for any suggestions! - j
Posted 16 September 2009 - 09:43 AM
Also, if you're going to a different area than your alignment stars (especially after a flip), you can re-sync on a star, but I can't remember how to do it and it's not clear in the manual. I wrote it down and I'll check when I get home.
Posted 17 September 2009 - 06:28 PM
Holding Enter down allows you to re-sync. Maybe you could try for a star next to Jupiter to see if it's a problem with that part of the sky, or if it's just calculating the planets wrong.
However, I've noticed a few other quirks with the LXD75, such as at least one wrong Messier object location (can't remember which).