go to pointing to wrong side of pier?
Posted 03 April 2011 - 12:45 PM
calibrating successfully with 4 stars, I had good alignment and pointing
accuracy was excellent.
Clouds came in and covered most of the sky but the west was still quite clear, so I tried to set up some hyperstar imaging over there.
But I couldn't get the mount to point to the west from the east side of the
pier!I could manually slew the mount to point the scope far west, but every time I'd try a goto it would flip back around and try to "bend over backward" to point to western targets from the west side until it reached a safety stop and the little Microsoft Mary voice would say "Go To Aborted."
I'm using a C14edge on a CGE Pro through NexRemote. This has never happened before. Any ideas how to fix this?
Posted 03 April 2011 - 03:48 PM
Did you manually slew to a target and then "sync" on the wrong star perhaps?
Were you using external software?
Based on your Microsoft Mary comment, sounds like you were using the external software that may have thought the mount was pointing at something it really wasn't.
Posted 03 April 2011 - 03:50 PM
Posted 03 April 2011 - 04:06 PM
The only "external" software was NexRemote, which I've always used to control the scope from the computer.
Another poster suggests resetting to factory defaults and starting over.
We have forest fire smoke here today (and maybe snow tonight through it was 84 yesterday!), so I won't be able to try it out for awhile.
Posted 03 April 2011 - 05:26 PM
Just reread your post. Did you slew the scope with the handbox at some point? This would confuse the Nextremote as they don't talk to each other.
It will ONLY get confused if the locks are loosened. Slewing manually with the HC is perfectly acceptible.
Posted 03 April 2011 - 06:24 PM
Posted 03 April 2011 - 06:41 PM
Furthermore, the goto was spot on, just one-sided! It wasn't pointing off into the wrong part of the sky. I can tell when it bends over backward that it is heading for the right object, it just can't physically get there because of the obstruction posed by the axes and pier.
Maybe it's just a software fluke, and I need to reset and try again when the clouds clear.