CGEM mount odd problem
Posted 07 November 2012 - 11:04 AM
I'm here to asking you guys something about a problem with my CGEM.
Yesterday at night I was trying to test my autoguider. Well I set up the mount likes always pointing north and balance everything.
But when I check my GPS was in the "day saving time". Them I changed to "Standar Time", but when I try the two star alignment and point to "Vega" the mount moved to the opposite direction... I mean pointing to the ground .... I try to pointing "Caph" in Cassiopeia and also point to the opposite direction but no to the ground it was pointing south..
I have no idea what is going on.... I used the mount 3 days ago and everything was right.
I reset the mount to original factory settings and nothing... I tried also set up the gps to "day light saving" also no good.
Do any one here knows what I can do in order to fix this problem?
Thanks for your time and your help.
Also: sorry about my English.
Posted 07 November 2012 - 01:13 PM
Happens to all of us!
Posted 07 November 2012 - 01:23 PM
Posted 07 November 2012 - 02:41 PM
So..... to test the theory. Disconnect the GPS, reset to factory, and see what happens. If all is well, then re-attach GPS.
My mount is a CG5-GT, but we use the same GPS module. The CG5 requires the handset to run into the GPS, and then the GPS to the mount. I have discovered this produces erratic operation. So now, if i am at a "different" location, i start the mount and then start the GPS. Once it knows where it is, then i turn everything off, and take the GPS "out of the configuration" (Remove it). Then i restart. It remembers where it was, and life is good.
In the mode i have described, the time will be set by the GPS, but when i take the GPS out, then i must set the time manually. Not a problem !
Posted 07 November 2012 - 04:25 PM
Keep us informed.
Posted 07 November 2012 - 05:00 PM
Posted 07 November 2012 - 10:30 PM
Good thing that I have less than a month with the mount and still have warranty.