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#1 jstrandberg

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Posted 13 March 2018 - 03:33 PM

I have had by EXOS-2GT for about a month and just today set it up to learn how to do the alignment.  When I select One Star Align I only have two stars to select from Altair and Deneb, both of which set before dark.  I also tried the two star alignment function and the same two stars are the only one to pick from. Any thoughts or ideas on what is going on?



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Posted 13 March 2018 - 03:54 PM

I've used the Exos 2-GT a couple of times, but I'm not an expert on it.  That being said...check your location settings (longitude and latitude) and your time zone settings.

 

Most mount problems I have usually happen after the time change.

 

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#3 jstrandberg

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Posted 13 March 2018 - 04:05 PM

I've used the Exos 2-GT a couple of times, but I'm not an expert on it.  That being said...check your location settings (longitude and latitude) and your time zone settings.

 

Most mount problems I have usually happen after the time change.

 

-Steve

Thanks for the idea, Steve, but we don't change time in Arizona and I have input a custom location for my home in Prescott, AZ so the long/lat is correct.



#4 jstrandberg

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Posted 13 March 2018 - 04:21 PM

Well, now (2 hours later) Alpheratz and Mirfak are showing.  Is the list of alignment stars linked to the time of day?



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Posted 13 March 2018 - 08:26 PM

Yes,the list of alignment stars changes with the time of day.



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Posted 13 March 2018 - 08:52 PM

Make sure time zone is W07 in your custom location.

 

Check the voltage on the internal clock battery. The Should be 3.2V if it's a fresh battery. Anything under 2.7V is considered discharged. My controller goes through 2 or 3 batteries a year. Acts weird if the battery is low.

 

 

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#7 jstrandberg

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Posted 13 March 2018 - 09:43 PM

thanks for t

 

Yes,the list of alignment stars changes with the time of day.

Thanks, I sure am glad to hear that.  All is good now.




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