ZEQ25 AutoGuiding Blues
Posted 29 June 2014 - 06:13 AM
The scope moves when I manually guide north and south. No response in the east and west direction.
I have tested the guiding wire with a multimeter. There is a pulse for each of the four directions across its respective wire. Somehow the mount is not responding when it receives a pulse for the east and west directions.
Anyone ever had this issue? I have contacted IOptron support but only received an auto reply because it was Friday evening.
Posted 29 June 2014 - 08:11 AM
For the ZEQ25 try this; go into the HC, and set the Guide Rate to 1.0. In PHD2, set your Calibration steps to 3000.
At this setting PHD2 should calibrate in 5-6 iterations.
Also, in addition to the PHD2 download, make sure you have downloaded Ascom Platform 6.1 and the current iOptron Ascom drivers for the ZEQ25.
Good luck, update us when you next test it.
Posted 29 June 2014 - 08:30 AM
I did repeat this test on a MacBook Pro running PHD2 for Mac version 2.2.1 with the software downloaded from the Orion website. This software has all the drivers installed already. Same result. Manual guiding works for north and south but no movement in east and west.
Posted 07 July 2014 - 09:18 AM
It was not the mount, cabling, software, settings, or computer. It was the SSAG and thankfully Orion replaced it for me.
Posted 07 July 2014 - 12:03 PM
See...the problem is always in the last place we look.. We just need to start looking there first. Glad the replacement SSAG solved your issues.