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Re: No More Tracking new [Re: Jon Isaacs]
      #5929454 - 06/19/13 02:48 PM

Just a warning for those who are are trying out NexRemote and using an EQ oriented mount (gem or on a wedge). If you do your initial alignment from the real hand controller and then with NexRemote on your PC you just do something simple like adjust the settings (no initial alignment or anything like that) it will set the real hand controller tracking to OFF.

It would be interesting to see if the Alt Az oriented mounts with NexRemote do the same thing.

Since you're supposed to only use one or the other "controllers" in practice this situation shouldn't come up but if you happen to have NexRemote loaded on you PC and you're looking at this tracking On/Off issue it might get quite confusing.

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Re: No More Tracking new [Re: Jon Isaacs]
      #5931119 - 06/20/13 11:27 AM


Is this the case with all Nexstar mounts? The scope knows that it is hopefully close to the intended alignment star so it should be able to track with reasonable accuracy...


Yes, this is the case with all the _fork_ mounts, Jon. Whether it knows where it is in the sky, roughly, depends on the alignment method. The old GPS north-level? Yes. The newer modes like Auto-two-star? Not at all. At any rate, tracking does not begin with the fork mounts until alignment is complete.

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