I have a CPC800 and StarSense. The alignment works great. All objects dead center. I have had a few weird issues with the HC. I entered M057 and M062 appeared in the LCD. I then entered the NGC equivalent of M057 and same thing - a different NGC number appeared in the LCD. Also, I entered the Moon then slewed to it. However, about an hour later when the Moon was at 10 degrees it was no longer in the Solar System list - Just Uranus, Neptune and Pluto. Anyone else having these kinds of issues?
Thanks. I've never used slew limits. I checked and the default slew limits for the HC that ships with the CPC800 are 0/90. Also, I checked the default slew limits on the StarSense HC and they are 10/70.
Quote: Thanks. I've never used slew limits. I checked and the default slew limits for the HC that ships with the CPC800 are 0/90. Also, I checked the default slew limits on the StarSense HC and they are 10/70.
Glad it was an easy "fix" for you. I suspected that is what it was since I've seen things "disappear" from the menus after I set custom slew limits on my NexStar 5SE and my CPC1100, and your description sounded almost identical to what I experienced with slew limits set.
I think the SS handcontroller defaults to 10/70 as a safety precaution since it is a universal hand controller, and not all mounts can always move to 0/90 (many SLT mounted scopes could run into serious issues with wide open slew limits).
The manual does mention slew limits under setup, but not that they default to 10/70.
I'm still waiting for my StarSense... Not because I have issues with alignment, but because I'm all about nifty gadgets.