Synscan GPS going crazy?
Posted 15 November 2012 - 11:49 PM
I thought at first that I wasn't letting it run long enough but after leaving for 10-20 minutes it didn't seem to get better.
A cold (deep) restart helped it flip from E to W, but it still insisted I was in Mexico.
Has anyone run into this? Do you think the GPS is toast?
Or possibly I need to place it somewhere where it can see more of the sky.
Thanks for any advice. The EQ-6 is not happy with whatever it's being fed because gotos are REALLY far off and syncing on objects doesn't always help.
Posted 16 November 2012 - 11:23 AM
Posted 18 November 2012 - 11:02 AM
I'm Ok with doing that since the telescope is on a permanent pier. My favourite location reported by Starry Night was last night before I unplugged the GPS - "1120km East of the North Pole, International Waters". Brrr!
I think the GPS is messed, it's reporting Long and Lat in the thousands. I have a friend here that has one I can compare to eventually. I appreciate the offer to borrow yours