Two possibilities exist: Either we are alone in the Universe or we are not. Both are equally terrifying. (Arthur C. Clarke)
Quote:I wonder if maybe it is still possible to use the mount via Nexremote or Skyfi and Skysafari, even with the HC not working?
Orion XT8 Classic, Self built EQ platform
AstroTech 72ED, AstroTech 6 Imaging Newt
Celestron Advanced VX EQ Mount
Celestron NexStar SE 4/5 Mount (for grab and go)
Canon T3i, Canon XT (Hap Griffin Baader Mod)
QHY5L-II Mono/Orion 50MM Mini
Fort Bend Astronomy Club
Quote:Called the company I bought the scope from and they immediately shipped a new hand controller to me. No questions asked. They just want to make sure I get squared away as soon as possible. Outstanding service. They will include a box and shipping label to send the bad one back to them after I get the new one. Should have it by Thursday.
Greenfield, Indiana USA
Deforked 1979 Orange C8 WO 66mm APO 80mm f/7 refractor Sears 60mm refractor 80mm Orion short tube
Meade LX80 IOptron zEQ25
Quote:dgcms, Just curious, who you ordered your VX from. I got mine from OPT. Order was placed February 12th, and it arrived the 19th. Wonder if a batch went out with bad motor control boards.Jim
My gear: --Celestron 8EdgeHD & 11EdgeHD | 80mm F/6 Triplet | Modified Canon T1i | QSI683WSG-8 | QHY5L-II | Celestron AVX mount | iOptron CEM60 mount | iOptron ZEQ25 mount --- My skies:
Quote:Got the new hand controller and all is well again. I initially got the "bootloader invalid package" message but that was quickly resolved by running CFM and updating the firmware.
AP 130 GT 8" EDGE HD AVX on AP Wood Tripod Canon T2i Olde Crow Observatory