Meade LX850 12" C 8SE Meade ETX 90
LX850 blog: www.LX-850.com
personal website: www.wadsworthobservatory.com
Meade 12" LX600 on a Pier-Tech2 Pier in a SkyShed POD TeleVue 13, 17, 21mm Ethos eyepieces, 35mm Panoptic, TeleVue 2X Powermate DenkII w/powerswitch and 21mm eyepieces JMI EV2cM focuser, Stellarvue Finderscope Lunt double-stacked 60mm, FT focuser, pressure-tuning, Lunt zoom eyepiece Celestron CG-5 mount
My gear: --Celestron 8EdgeHD & 11EdgeHD | 80mm F/6 Triplet | Modified Canon T1i | QSI683WSG-8 | Celestron AVX mount | iOptron CEM60 mount | iOptron ZEQ25 mount --- My skies:
Quote:The problem is that I want it to be on. The gps fix not only tells the scope where it is but also WHEN which is also important. When the gps fix fails you can manually put in time, date, location, daylight savings.... When I am starting it up at 3 am I want to get gazing not programing the hand control. That is the frustrating thing.If I ever get an observatory this will be a huge issue for me.
Quote:I can't say what is happening with your mount, but I can report that on mine, when I come out of Park and command the first goto, it successfully grabs the GPS fix at the third asterisk.
Meade LX850 14" f/8 OTA AP1200 GTO-CP3
Televue Genesis sdf (f5.4)
Atlas EQ-G Equatorial Mount
WO Zenithstar 66
Mayflower 80mm f/15 refractor
A. Jaegers 6" f/5 RFT
A. Jaegers 6" f/10 refractor
Meade 8" f/10 LX200 SCT OTA
A 10 year old "Backyard Observatory"
Quote:Maugi, I saw where you wrote that you got up at 3 am and untarped the telescope. I wonder if that has anything to do with it? Guys, am I wrong on this?
Quote:Quote:Maugi, I saw where you wrote that you got up at 3 am and untarped the telescope. I wonder if that has anything to do with it? Guys, am I wrong on this? What do you mean? I didn't want the scope and all the electronics to be drenched. So I tarped it. Should I have not done that? Isn't that why people get observatories? So they can protect their expensive equipment from the elements? I don't have an observatory.
World Explorer, Satellite Development, and all that...
LX850 & Astronomy blog: http://lx850.tumblr.com
Ok, equipment list…for reference purposes only!
…Missing my RV-6. Why oh why did I sell it?!?!?!?
Quote:The dish of bacon of course I was using the same procedure as you did. Maybe it was just a computer glitch and it will work next time.It is brand new so under warranty.If problem persists I will just send the handset in.Thanks all
Quote:Just heard from meade on this and they say it is a software bug that they know about and are working on a fix.
Quote:Quote:Just heard from meade on this and they say it is a software bug that they know about and are working on a fix. Ah, so it wasn't the bacon!I wonder what the conditions were to cause it. I wonder when I will encounter the bug?Thank-you for the heads up!