I took mine out last night and it worked fine for about an hour. I left it alone for about 30 minutes and came back and it had gotten somewhat cloudy on that side of the sky. I then told it to go to another area of the sky and the object was not in the FOV. I then told it to go to Vega and it did and I noticed that it was wayyyy off from Vega. I then told it to slew to Polaris and it was once again wayyyy off. Keep in mind that Vega and Polaris were the two stars I used to align with! I then told it to go to the home position of north and level and it slewed to level but it’s north position had somehow changed to about 20 degrees left of where it should have been. Somehow the mount got skewed all by itself in that 30 minutes alone without me even pushing any buttons and totally lost its home az position.
When I goto a star I put the star in the center of a cross hair eyepiece at about 66x and can literally watch the star drift away from the crosshairs out of the FOV within a minute so tracking is bad too. This is the kind of stuff I deal with off and on with this mount. I want it replaced at this point. I’ll be calling SWUSA next week to set it up. The mount is less than 3 months old and has already been worked on once.
I take it that you're doing a full polar alignment routine with the mount turned off before you do a two star alignment? Which software program?
I had similar issues until I started to use Sharpcap Pro for my alignment. Now I don't even do two star alignments anymore because I platesolve but most of the time my target is in the FOV after after slewing and before platesolving.