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#1 Andrev

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Posted 14 April 2011 - 11:01 PM

Hi.

Using the CGE pro mount, there is something I find very strange when I ask the mount to point at Polaris. It goes to Polaris but its way off because the RA axis doesn't go to the switch position (meridian) but a couple of degrees off. When I move the RA axis to the switch position, Polaris is perfectly align. I did the test after a 4 stars align.

Do you have an idea why it doesn't go on the switch position to center Polaris ??? In fact, each time I ask to point Polaris, its not centered but all other stars are.

Thanks.

Andre.

#2 Ad Astra

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Posted 14 April 2011 - 11:05 PM

I'm pretty new to the Pro mount, Andre (just a month!) but I'll try it next clear night I get and let you know how it goes.

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#3 ShawnPreston

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Posted 14 April 2011 - 11:28 PM

It sounds like the mount thinks Polaris is where it was before you polar aligned. Maybe simple try to resync Polaris at it's new position, or do a fresh 2+4 calibration, and dont re-polar align.

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#4 Andrev

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Posted 15 April 2011 - 07:53 AM

Shawn.

2+4 calibration ???? What is this ??? I can try you suggestion to resync Polaris.

Andre.

#5 Trev

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Posted 15 April 2011 - 10:32 AM

Do your regular 2 star alignment then add 4 calibration stars.

#6 Andrev

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Posted 15 April 2011 - 12:24 PM

Trev.

Oh, that what this mean. Yes, I usually do a 2+2 alignment.

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#7 Trev

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Posted 15 April 2011 - 05:07 PM

Other than Polaris are the rest of your goto's on target?

#8 Andrev

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Posted 16 April 2011 - 02:37 PM

Trev.

Oh yes no problem. After doing a 4 stars align, the goto is okay.

Andre.


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