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#1 demojohnny

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Posted 11 May 2013 - 10:46 AM

So having alignment issues.
Firstly the peg for hard stop is broke and on a fix list.
A few questions the home position, is this just to stop the cables twisting or does it put the sensors in a starting position?

I have my correct location set in the autostar and new battery in LNT.

When I do a calibrate sensors north is off by 10 degrees west with nothing metal around to interfere. Not had a clear night to Polaris align. Is this degree off correct or is there a problem with the LNT unit?

Even if I put a rough position in for Polaris when I do auto align North is off by same degree.

I will take it apart to fix the home position eventually but any idea the best starting position to sit the scope in eg on switch to west, the point scope in a direction.

Thanks as getting frustrated!

#2 Christopher Erickson

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Posted 11 May 2013 - 02:05 PM

Depending on where you live, the magnetic declination between True North and Magnetic North might be as much as 20 degrees.

http://magnetic-declination.com/

For many locations the difference isn't enough to create a problem but for some locations, it is.

And there is a possibility that there is a problem with your LNT module.

Always align on True North.






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