Warren - Stargazing since the 60's! Scopes: ETX-LS6, ED80T, AT6RC, Lunt LS60T, C9.25 Mounts: Atlas EQ-G, Vixen Portamount II Cameras: Atik 314L+,DMK31AU03,SSAG, ASI120MC Filters: Astrodon LRGB, Orion HA, SII, OIII Acc: Orion 5 place Filter wheels x 2, Flatman Primary Imaging site: Bortle Scale Class 6 Red Zone http://astrobin.com/users/rigel123/
Quote:I have the same thing happen with me. What I've noticed is that it seems to be very particular about the 'home' position. Seems the closer to the 'real' home position I get it, the closer it is on the first calibration star. It's not a big deal to me though.
Quote:This may help you, it has helped me tremendously. I stopped beginning my calibration steps from the home position entirely. Instead I aim the thing at a known star right off the bat and sync it there. The second calibration star is typically much closer to center than when I start from the home position.
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Quote:I just started using my new Atlas EQ-G and love it. One question I have is when doing the 2 star alignment after I have it fairly well polar aligned, is it normal that on the first star that it picks that you have to slew it quite a bit