Posted 15 January 2010 - 07:41 PM
The problem is the scope refuses to go to the south to view M79 but will go to M41. It also wont go to the west to view M15. I have the coordinates for Jacksonville Fl. and the time set. Any ideas? It has been working fine before.
Posted 15 January 2010 - 09:00 PM
Posted 15 January 2010 - 09:33 PM
I went into the argo settings and set the limit to like 87 or 88 degrees, so just enough to not have it slew fast and bang on the back as it hits zenith.
Fixed my problem, but I dont know if you were trying to go near zenith.
Posted 15 January 2010 - 09:46 PM
Posted 16 January 2010 - 03:16 AM
Posted 16 January 2010 - 10:05 AM
I just checked the clock battery its good at 2.9 out of 3 volts. When I power up the Argo I enter +090.000 Auto Adjust On then press the goto button before performing a 2 star alignment. Is this correct?
Posted 16 January 2010 - 10:20 AM
Yes that's correct but the scope must be pointing straight up at zenith. If it was at 45 degrees altitude when you hit enter, then the sky model will consider 45 degrees to be the 90 degree reference. It's easy to forget some times. I have gone through an entire alignment only to realize that I forgot. This led to a very large warp, but a successful alignment.
If that is not the case check the RJ connectors for good contact. Un-plug and plug them several times to clean the female prongs. The double plug at the top of the Argo should be checked also. Over time those stupid phone type plugs will corrode due to dew and humidity. Check the altitude encoder coupler for slippage. Seems this is strictly an altitude problem, it must be associated with the altitude components.
Check your setup also to make sure that you didn't inadvertently change your encoder tics. This could throw things off also.
Posted 16 January 2010 - 05:15 PM
I will do as you said if this doesn't correct the problem I will start from scratch. When I find out what it is I will let you know.