Quote:After updating the handcontroller to GEM 4.15 my scope is up to 90 deg off its inital alignment stars. I have done a factory reset and checked the West v east longditude and checked every thing I can think of including turning the GPS off, but it still misses by 90 degrees approx. My mount is permanently set up in a Astrogazer dome so nothing has changed on my initial setting up. I previously was using 4.12 and have always had issues with the 'Calibrate Mount' function. Every time I used that function the mount would misalign and I would have to do a 'Factory reset' That does not resolve the issue now using GEM4.15. I am in Perth Australia and I am concerned that the software may have a bug in it for the southern hemisphere. All I wanted to do was to use the new any star polar alignment feature to check on my polar alignment accuracy. Any suggestions? If not I will re-istall and if that doesn't work roll back to version 4.12.
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Quote:Hey guys I recently bought a cg5 mount and the version that came with mine is 4.13. I was looking on the Celestron web site for the 4.15 version but could not find it. is there another link to get it?Thanls.
Quote:Also did you update the motor controllers at the same time?I did the hand controller plus both motor controllers, and I'd have to say my goto's are better than ever.
Quote:Quote:Also did you update the motor controllers at the same time?I did the hand controller plus both motor controllers, and I'd have to say my goto's are better than ever. Unless there is a problem, there is no reason to update the MC firmware when you do the HC.
Quote:Why wouldn't you update the motor controllers while you're doing the HC?Like my mount would always crash my camera into the mount, if I didn't re-goto whatever I was on at Meridian, Now it looks like RA stops. I don't know if that's HC or MC, But I'm happy it does that now.
Quote: Interestingly the 4.15 firmware was confusing west with east.
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Quote:Quote:Why wouldn't you update the motor controllers while you're doing the HC?Like my mount would always crash my camera into the mount, if I didn't re-goto whatever I was on at Meridian, Now it looks like RA stops. I don't know if that's HC or MC, But I'm happy it does that now. Why wouldn't you? The CG5 MC firmware has not had a major update in a long time. Unless you have a really old mount (> 4 years old), totally unecessary from a performance standpoint. More importantly, when I am doing something like this, I want to do one thing at a time and make sure it is OK, so I know where to troubleshoot if I need to.
Quote:And while upgrading software doing one thing at a time might be okay. When you have multiple pieces of software that have to work together keeping their rev's in sync can prevent a lot of problems. And I'm even more weary of embedded firmware in a single unit.Just my 2 cents....