Well, the only variable was the alignment. Did you do anything differently than before? Different stars? More care in centering the stars? Consistency in the approach direction?
Had a very unusual night with the mount last night. Everything, and I mean everything was in the FOV after a goto. The mount has never behaved in such a fashion before. It worked fantastic the way it should. I used Jupiter and Polaris this time which I’ve never used before which are on exact opposites of the sky and every goto object anywhere in the sky was in the bottom right of the FOV every time. This is what bothers me so much about this mount is that it’s like a box of chocolates, you never know what you’ll get. Even tracking was excellent last night. Very frustrating this off and on behavior. Maybe the mount requires a north and south alignment object instead of a north and east object like I have been using? Sure would be nice to get a definitive answer because last night’s performance is what I expect of this mount.