ETX success! sort of.
Posted 20 April 2014 - 11:01 PM
My ETX 90 was actually hitting the go-to's tonight. The past few days I have done a few drive trainings, and working on carefully leveling the tripod and the north/level of the ota. The targets were not centered, but were in the eyepiece with the Meade 26. I spent a lot of time with mars, m104, and M3. M104 was right at the edge is seeing, averted only, but m3 looked pretty bright. Mars at 200x was a but soft, but I could tell it was light on top - I guess that was the ice cap.
The scope was still rubber banding, but not too bad, about 1/4 fielding my 12mm eye piece, 100x. The tracking was a bit odd. Sometimes it would track fine, but other times it would not. Often after an adjustment, the scope would track good for 10 seconds or so, then the motors would change speed, and the object would quickly drift down or right... I am not sure what is causing this. Anyone have any idea?
Overall, a good evening with the scope. Better than most I have had with it.
Posted 22 April 2014 - 02:37 PM
Posted 23 April 2014 - 07:40 AM
Thanks for the tip!
Posted 23 April 2014 - 11:38 AM
Posted 23 April 2014 - 03:37 PM
Go-to an object,
Find the object and Center.
Hold down "Enter" for 2 seconds or until Display reads Press Enter to Sync"
Can I slew with the controller while it says "press enter to Sync"?
Posted 23 April 2014 - 05:33 PM
Posted 24 April 2014 - 07:42 AM
The second part of my question was me thinking about the second part of my OP. After I center an object, the scope will track for a few moments, then take off in a different direction (usually down, but not always)... This movement did not feel like a slew, so much as it seemed the scope would decide to track a different direction, and at a different rate.
I'll try the SYNC and hopefully it will settle the scope down.
Posted 24 April 2014 - 06:34 PM
Posted 24 April 2014 - 10:17 PM
Thanks for the tip!
Posted 25 April 2014 - 11:13 AM