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James Cunningham
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LX55 will not track Sun? new
      #6018880 - 08/11/13 11:50 AM

I tried observing the sun yesterday and today. Don't worry, I have all of the right filters. Anyway, someone suggested that I enter a Custom tracking rate of -35 to track the Sun. I did that but it made no difference. Do I have to get an alignment first and then change the tracking rate? Thanks.
Jim


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Re: LX55 will not track Sun? new [Re: James Cunningham]
      #6019318 - 08/11/13 04:24 PM

For unpatched firmware try -3 , -35 is for firmware that has been patched

Check out the yahoo Lxd55 group for more info

Norm


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Re: LX55 will not track Sun? new [Re: stmguy]
      #6031541 - 08/17/13 06:46 PM

The normal sidereal rate is more than adequate.

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Re: LX55 will not track Sun? [Re: rmollise]
      #6031961 - 08/17/13 11:22 PM

One thing when using Meade LXD-55/75 mounts during the day, stray sunlight can confuse the optical encoders on the axes motors.

Some temporary tape along the gaps between the plastic motor housings and the mount can solve this.


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